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Members of the

Department of Biological Sciences


and Program in Neuroscience
Undergraduate Honors Program

Students
Scarlet Jinae Cho Mariam Elghazzawy
Declan Farr Ryan Fatemi
Antoine Ganivet Nicholas Gardetto
Catrina Hacker Claire Xin Hao
Emerson Harris Emi Hirsh
Kaitlin Hideko Hori Navya Jain
Rachel Kosic Lily Kovach
Jacob Lester Oscar Li
Kristen Mascarenhas Emily Meschke
Sanraj Rao Mittal Sirjan Mor
Emily Petrucci Omair Ali Qureshi
Olivia Siam Read Gabriel Riegner
Nicholas Rodriguez Shady Said
Abhishek Sharma Lily Sumrow
Samhita Swamy Jaclyn Reed Thompson
Martin Tran
2018/2019
Honors Faculty University of Southern California
Andrew Gracey, Ph.D. John Petruska, Ph.D.
Cornelius Sullivan, Ph.D. John Tower, Ph.D. Department of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Honors Selection Committee and
Christa Bancroft (chair), Ph.D. Peter Calabrese, Ph.D.
David McKemy, Ph.D. Gioia Polidori, Ph.D Program in Neuroscience
Bruce Yazejian, Ph.D.
Honors Luncheon
Kurtz/Trusten Graduate Honors Selection Committee
Douglas Capone, Ph.D. (chair) Matt Dean, Ph.D.
Suzanne Edmands, Ph.D. David McKemy, Ph.D.
Jill McNitt-Gray, Ph.D. Fengzhu Sun, Ph.D.

Edwards Graduate Honors Selection Committee


Douglas Capone, Ph.D. (chair) Will Berelson, Ph.D. April 22, 2019
Undergraduate Awards, Neuroscience Graduate Awards, Biological Sciences
The Harrison M. Kurtz Award (Est. 2003)
The Brian Philip Rakusin Scholarship in Neuroscience (Est. 2004) This award is given to honor the most outstanding Ph.D. student.

This award is given to honor the most outstanding junior in neuroscience. Xiling Li Timothy Moore
Ali Sahimi
The William E. Trusten Award (Est. 2004)
Established in the memory of William E. Trusten in 2004, this award is given
Outstanding Student of the Year Award (Est. 2011) to the most accomplished graduate students in the biological sciences.
Catrina Hacker Erin McParland

The Katrina Edwards Memorial Dissertation Award (est. 2015)


This award is given for excellence in research in the areas of Geobiology,
Marine Biology & Biological Oceanography, Geology and Geochemistry.
Undergraduate Awards, Biological Sciences Laura Zinke

Other Honors and Achievements


The Milton Okin Award (Est. 1994)
These awards are given to honor the most outstanding students in sophomore, Research Enhancement Fellowships
junior, or continuing senior standing in the biological sciences. Jinsen Li Rachel Schell
Serina Applebaum Katherine Cunningham
Lana Bridi Oscar Li Isaiah Smith NSF Graduate Student Fellowships
Melody Aleman

The Milo Don Appleman Award (Est. 1974) Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award
This award is given to the most outstanding graduating senior pursuing a career Lamisa Hasan
in the clinical health sciences.
Jamie Clarke Matthew Crane Diviya Gupta Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recipient
Juliana Coleman

The SCynergy Award (Est. 1998) Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award
This award is given to the most outstanding graduating senior pursuing a career Arman Zadeh
in the biological sciences.
Carina Seah USC Salutatorian
Diviya Gupta
Undergraduate Course Honors Undergraduate Course Honors

BISC 120Lg Danika Banh Megan Bastian BISC 120Lg Danika Banh Megan Bastian
Andres Rodriguez-Katakura Andres Rodriguez-Katakura
BISC 121Lg Jonathan Le BISC 121Lg Jonathan Le
BISC 220L Annie Amacker Adam Beres BISC 220L Annie Amacker Adam Berres
Bryce Lorenz Andrew Oh Bryce Lorenz Andrew Oh
Brandon Ong Brandon Ong
BISC 221L Jonathan Le BISC 221L Jonathan Le
BISC 320L Deborah Choe Ashley Sohn BISC 320L Deborah Choe Ashley Sohn
BISC 330L Brennan Hand Whitney Harrell BISC 330L Brennan Hand Whitney Harrell
John Perino John Perino
BISC 450 Brendon Chou BISC 450 Brendon Chou

HBIO 301 Eric Hu HBIO 301 Eric Hu


HBIO 302 Serina Applebaum HBIO 302 Serina Applebaum
HBIO 320 Kelly Tran HBIO 320 Kelly Tran
HBIO 406 Isaiah Smith HBIO 406 Isaiah Smith
HBIO 407 Alexandra Koops HBIO 407 Alexandra Koops
HBIO 408 Benjamin Flyer HBIO 408 Benjamin Flyer
HBIO 420 Nikita Shirsat HBIO 420 Nikita Shirsat

QBIO 105 Ian Bunner Gina Yang QBIO 105 Ian Bunner Gina Yang
Wattis Dumke Undergraduate Research Wattis Dumke Undergraduate Research
Fellowship Awards Fellowship Awards

Madeleine Becker Angela Chen Madeleine Becker Angela Chen


Luigi Gonzales Nicholas Guardino Luigi Gonzales Nicholas Guardino
Sam Mool Lee Nicholas Markarian Sam Mool Lee Nicholas Markarian
Kate Rappard Xinlu Shentong Kate Rappard Xinlu Shentong
Elizabeth Winnicki Elizabeth Winnicki

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

BISC 103 Nico Lorenzen BISC 103 Nico Lorenzen


BISC 104L Saket Choudhary BISC 104L Saket Choudhary
BISC 120Lg Tevfik Kitapci Babak Hassanzadeh BISC 120Lg Tevfik Kitapci Babak Hassanzadeh
Mackenzie Partridge Yunke Zhao Mackenzie Partridge Yunke Zhao
BISC 121Lg Benjamin Flanagan Joshua Kling BISC 121Lg Benjamin Flanagan Joshua Kling
BISC 220L Melissa Della Torre Christopher Girard BISC 220L Melissa Della Torre Christopher Girard
Meghan Petrie Jekaterina Zyuzin Meghan Petrie Jekaterina Zyuzin
BISC 221L Anthony Fernandez BISC 221L Anthony Fernandez
BISC 307 Jordan Coelho BISC 307 Jordan Coelho
BISC 320L Christina Ferraro Amal Thomas BISC 320L Christina Ferraro Amal Thomas
BISC 330L Albina Ibrayeva BISC 330L Albina Ibrayeva
BISC 406 Rishvanth Kaliappan Prabakar BISC 406 Rishvanth Kaliappan Prabakar
BISC 407 Pragya Goel BISC 407 Pragya Goel
BISC 421 Yifu Han BISC 421 Yifu Han
BISC 435 Brett Zirkle BISC 435 Brett Zirkle
BISC 450 Rishvanth Kaliappan Prabakar BISC 450 Rishvanth Kaliappan Prabakar
BISC 469 Wyatt Million BISC 469 Wyatt Million
BISC 483 Yubin Raut BISC 483 Yubin Raut
BISC 499 Michael Lough-Stevens BISC 499 Michael Lough-Stevens

HBIO 200 Cecily Pulver HBIO 200 Cecily Pulver


HBIO 302 Carina Pautz HBIO 302 Carina Pautz
HBIO 408 Casey Wiens HBIO 408 Casey Wiens

QBIO 105 Brendon Cooper QBIO 105 Brendon Cooper

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