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Haverford College

Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center

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Programs: KINSC Summer Scholars

For summer 2015, the KINSC will fund on-campus and off-campus KINSC Scholars. The KINSC Summer Scholars program provides financial support for students who are able to secure unpaid laboratory research positions or public policy internships that have a significant natural science component. The KINSC Summer Scholars application deadline is February 15, 2015.

On-Campus Summer Scholars

The KINSC will support students to work on-campus with Haverford faculty during summer 2015. To successfully complete the KINSC Summer Scholars application, a student must communicate with their intended on-campus research mentor and have a clear understanding of their summer research project. The KINSC hopes to support at least one scholar in each of the six departments housed in the KINSC, Astronomy/Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, and Psychology. This new aspect of KINSC summer research funding is designed to offset the summer research positions that are no longer available from HHMI.

Off-Campus Summer Scholars

The off-campus Summer Scholars will be competitive across all disciplines, similar to the former KINSC Summer Stipend. KINSC off-campus Summer Scholars will support students who secure unpaid off-campus laboratory research or public policy internships that have a significant natural science component. The KINSC is particularly interested in supporting summer internships that will enhance opportunities for learning and scholarly research in the future.

To ensure support for non-departmental areas of study, special consideration would be given to interdisciplinary when reviewing all applications. The KINSC would like to emphasize that its funding opportunities are available to all students.


KINSC Summer Scholars Application
KINSC Supported Report Form

2014 Summer Scholars

  • Jade Andrade '15 – Genetic Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Michelle Babicz '15 – Clinical Research of Alzheimer’s Disease, Litwin Zucker Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Feinstein Institute
  • Miranda Baker '17 – The Cross Cultural Spread of Scientific Information on Bat Species to Promote Political Action and Conservation, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Eric Berlew '15 – Developing a Biocatalyst for Aryl—Aryl Bond Formation Using Streptomyces Coelicolor, Haverford College
  • Louisa Eckman '15 – Polycystic Kidney Disease: Role of NEDD9 and Aurora A Kinase as Modulators of Systogenesis, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • David Max Findley '15 – Analysis of Hopane and Sterane Biomarkers in Weathered Oil, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Kevin Gillespie '15 – Biomarkers of Asbestos Exposure, University of Pennsylvania
  • Muyuan Li '15 – Decoherence Suppression: Quantum Error Correction, USC
  • Peco Myint '15 – Photoconductivity of DNA-Porphyrin (TMPyP) Complexes and Trainable Solar Cell Effect of TPPS4 Nanowires, Haverford College
  • Juliette Rando '14 – Investigating the Expression of Neurotrophic Factors and Receptors Following Excitotoxic Injury and Estrogen Treatment, Haverford College
  • David Reilley '16 – Theoretical Chemistry Research, Haverford College
  • Kristina Rothchild '16 – Redox Controlled Translation in Chloroplasts, University of Oregon
  • Rebecca Wai '15 – Examining the Dynamic Structure of the NTAIL and XD Bound Complex with Vibrational Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Haverford College
  • Tianyi Yang '15 – Study of Dwarf Galaxies’ Properties Using ELVIS Simulation, Ohio State University

2013 Summer Scholars

  • Jonah Binstock '14 - The Effects of Wnt11 in Normal Cutaneous Wound Repair, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bob Bollinger '15 - Pediatric Multivalent Vaccine Analysis, University of Maryland
  • Meg Boyer '14 - Personality Psychology Research, University of Michigan
  • Alec De Vivo '14 - Functional Analysis of the ion channel CLHM-1, University of Pennsylvania
  • Katie Elbert '14 - Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Film Transistors, Columbia University
  • Eric Helm '15 - Pax5 Movement in B-cell Differentiation, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Erica Hopkins '14 - Statistical Analysis of the COLD GASS Survey, University of Heidelberg
  • Daniel Montgomery '14 - Perceived Plausibility of Future Experiences in the Elderly, Harvard University
  • Katie Ulrich '14 - Discourses of Biofuels in Brazil, University of Sao Paulo

2012 Summer Scholars

  • Kevin Caulfield ‘13 - The Neural Correlates of Allocentric and Egocentric Neglect, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pita Gomez ’14 - FRONTERA Border Health Scholars Program, University of Arizona
  • Michael Iannacone ‘14 - Mediation of the Pinocchio Illusion, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rachael Kantor ’14 - Radiation Induced Changes in Cell Surface Marker Expression in Breast Cancer Stem Cells, Columbia University
  • Allie Lake ’14 - The Neuroscience of Mood Disorders, Columbia University
  • Peter McNally ’13 - Psychology Research: Fostering Self Control, University of Pennsylvania
  • Christie Quake ’13 - The Nadeau Laboratory Experience, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Greg Whitehill ’13 - Immune Response and Novel Treatment Methods in Multiple Myeloma, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Jennie Willemsen ’15 - Molecular Recognition and Biological Function at Water-Bilayer Interfaces, Hamilton College
  • Susan Xia ’13 - Mathematics REUP, University of Michigan

2011 Summer Scholars

  • Joseph Carpenter - Primate Behavior Observing-Ecuador and Argentina
  • Eleanor Durfee - Ecology and Insect Research, Cornell University
  • Miriam Fuchs - Astronomy Research, Boston University
  • Daniel Giovannelli - Gaze Tracking Analysis-Center for Autism Research CHOP
  • Rosemary Henn - Neuroscience Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Zef Konst - Synthetic Organic Chemistry Research, Yale University
  • Abigail Novick - Vision Sciences Laboratory, Harvard University
  • Martin Richard - Environmental Chemistry Research, Harvard University
  • Zachary Smith - Human Performance Laboratory-Uniformed Services University
  • Andrew Sturner - Astrophysics Research, Harvard University

2010 Summer Scholars

  • Zoe Becker '12 - Family Health project, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jennifer Campbell '11 - Astronomy research, Yale
  • Genna Cherichello '11 - Music Cognition, Neurosciences Institute, San Diego
  • Kelley Neil '12 - Public Health project, the Lourdes Center
  • Emily Northrop '13 - Environmental Science, Harvard University
  • Abigail Novick '12 - Learning Disability research
  • Brian Pepe-Mooney '10 - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering research in Turkey
  • Elizabeth Willis '13 - Sea turtle conservation, Greece
  • Amanda Zheutlin '11 - Psychology research, University of Washington

2009 Summer Scholars

  • Lindsay McCormick ’10 - Oakland Children's Hospital
  • Justin Sears ’10 - DAAD Rise Internship, Aachen, Germany
  • Fiona Shaw ’10 - Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
  • Matt Stern ’11 - Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania