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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Discovery Day (Research Day)

Discovery Day 2020
Thursday, October 8

A participant presents her research to a judge at Discovery Day 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually for our annual day of research!

Doctoral and master's students, medical students, MD/PhD students, undergraduate, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral trainees from the Drexel University College of Medicine community presented their research.

The event featured posters and platform presentations on biomedical science and clinical research topics. Presentations were judged for awards across several categories.

2020 Discovery Day Poster / Presentation Winners

Barry Waterhouse Outstanding Platform Presentation

  • 1st Place – Avantika Ahiya
    Mentor – Akhil Vaidya
  • 2nd Place – Anthony DiNatale
    Mentor – Alessandro Fatatis

Outstanding Junior Graduate Student Poster

  • 1st Place – Jason Wickman
    Mentor – Seena Ajit
  • 2nd Place – Gina Cusimano
    Mentor – Michele Kutzler
  • 3rd Place (tie) – Emily Esquea
    Mentor – Mauricio Reginao
  • 3rd Place (tie) – Prajakta Mehetre
    Mentor – Shae Padrick
  • Honorable Mention – Haizea Alemany
    Mentor – Monika Jost
  • Honorable Mention – Ashley Opalka
    Mentor – Dong Wang

Outstanding Senior Graduate Student Poster

  • 1st Place – Alexa Cannon
    Mentor – Jonathan Chernoff
  • 2nd Place – Sarah Bennison
    Mentor – Kazuhito Toyo-oka
  • 3rd Place – Jill Lawrence
    Mentor – Michael Nonnemacher
  • Honorable Mention – Julia Farnan
    Mentor – Joshua Jackson
  • Honorable Mention – Giang Le Minh
    Mentor – Mauricio Reginato

Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Poster

  • 1st Place – Emanuela Piermarini
    Mentor – Peter W. Baas
  • 2nd Place – Andrew Atkins
    Mentor – Brian Wigdahl

Outstanding Medical Student Poster

  • 1st Place (tie) – Katherine Locke
    Mentor – Michael Lane
  • 1st Place (tie) – Rosanna Kiplagat
    Mentor – Simeon Taylor
  • 3rd Place – Nicole Maurer
    Mentor – Tina Chen
  • Honorable Mention – Brett Croen
    Mentor – Scott Rodeo
  • Honorable Mention – Katherine Valles
    Mentor – Tejal Brahmbhatt
  • Honorable Mention – Christopher Nichols
    Mentor – Michael Howley
  • Honorable Mention – Esther Kim
    Mentor – Tina Goldstein

Outstanding Clinical Resident/Fellow Poster

  • 1st Place – Nosayaba Enofe
    Mentor – Charles Geller
  • 2nd Place – Hakan Orbay
    Mentor – Charles Geller
  • 3rd Place – Inga Friederike Strelow
    Mentor – Vicki Mahan

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster

  • 1st Place – Zachary Nawrocki
    Mentor – Jane Cavender
  • 2nd Place – Lorena Melendez
    Mentor – Nelida Duran

Outstanding High School Poster

  • 1st Place – Armaan Ahmed
    Mentor – Will Dampier

Bondi Fellowship

  • Megan Meuser
    Mentor – Simon Cocklin, PhD

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