Scholars 2017-2018

Maya Jones

NAME: Maya Jones YEAR OF STUDY: Junior MAJOR(S): Math & Engineering MENTOR(S): Dr. Nayena Blankson DEPARTMENT(S): Psychology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE Program HONORS: Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List, Honor Roll CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: I am currently a research assistant in a Cognition and Temperament Lab where I have collected data, ran participants in the study, […]

Leiana-Mejoi Griffith

NAME: Leiana-Mejoi Griffith YEAR OF STUDY: Senior MAJOR(S): Psychology MENTOR(S): Dr. Jimmeka Guillory-Wright DEPARTMENT(S): Psychology Department at Spelman College   SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: CITI Training HONORS: 2016 ABRCMS Poster Presentation Award 2017 Spelman College Psychology Department Honors Thesis Program 2017 Atlanta University Center Psychology Research Day 3rd place Oral Presentation 2017 Minority Access Conference […]

Kelsey Gallant

NAME: Kelsey Gallant YEAR OF STUDY: Senior MAJOR(S): Biology MENTOR(S): Lawrence Boise, PhD and Shannon Mautilus, PhD DEPARTMENT(S): Hematology and Medical Oncology TRAINING SUPPORT: NIH RISE HONORS: Barry Goldwater, Dean’s List, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:  Understanding epigenetic mechanisms in multiple myeloma OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES: Harvard […]

Naomi Edouard

NAME: Naomi-Eliana Edouard YEAR OF STUDY: Sophomore MAJOR(S): Math dual degree engineering MENTOR(S): Dr. Christopher Oakley DEPARTMENT(S): Physics SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: HONORS: Deans List, Most outstanding First Year student award CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (brief description): Using social network analysis (SNA) to identify helpful educational relationships and investigate the usage of the current academic support […]

Vanessa Eaton

NAME: Vanessa Eaton YEAR OF STUDY: Freshman MAJOR(S): Biology MENTOR(S): Dr. Bethtrice Thompson-Elliot DEPARTMENT(S): RISE Program SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE Program (NIH) HONORS: N/A CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: (brief description): In the lab, I am looking at prostate cancer cells derived from African American men. I am observing the effects of TGFβ signaling on cell […]

Deanna Daniels

NAME: DeAunna Daniels YEAR OF STUDY: First Year MAJOR(S): Chemistry Dual Degree Engineering MENTOR(S): Dr. Menetwab Ayalew DEPARTMENT(S): Biology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: Dr. Waller and Moji Hassan, Emory University. Dr. Mentewab Ayalew, Spelman College. HONORS: N/A CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: (brief description): The lab focus is antibiotic resistance in plants. My project is focused on […]

Salima Clark

NAME: Salima Clark YEAR OF STUDY: Senior MAJOR(S): Psychology MENTOR(S): Dr. A. Nayena Blankson DEPARTMENT(S): Psychology   SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: Spelman RISE Program NIH grant 4R25GM060566-16. The Cognition and Temperament Lab on The School Readiness Study at Spelman College NICHD grant R15HD077511 HONORS: Psi Chi International Honors Society, Psi Chi National Honors Society, Beta […]

Ariel Blakey

NAME: Ariel O. Blakey YEAR OF STUDY: Junior MAJOR(S): Psychology MENTOR(S): Dr. Jennifer Andrews-McClymont DEPARTMENT(S): Psychology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: NIH-RISE Program, Spelman College   HONORS: While attending Spelman College, I have been awarded the 2017-2018 Donna Mitchell Endowed Scholarship, inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, and accepted for induction into Psi […]

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