MARC Fellow Profiles

 

Cohort for Academic Year 2018-2020

Oluwaseyi Isijola


Major: Public Health
Minor: Spanish
Mentor: Dr. Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn

Current Research Activities: Currently researching how stress can progress towards depression
Career Aspirations and Goals: Oluwaseyi’s goal is to pursue graduate school focusing on Public Health administration or Epidemiology
Activities and Interests: African Student Union, Guitar, Campus Invasion


Madeline Rees


Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology
Mentor: Dr. George Michel

Current Research Activities: Studying the developmental trajectory of hand use preference in infants
Career Aspirations and Goals: Madeline's goal is to earn a PhD in biological psychology so that she may pursue a career in teaching and research. She desires to approach problems in mental and physical health from a developmental psychobiological perspective to find effective and beneficial solutions.
Activities and Interests: Cooking, music, creative writing, and tutoring. Madeline is a mental health advocate and member of the Honors College, pursuing Disciplinary Honors in psychology.

Presentations

Warner, A., Rees, M., Latta, J., Michel, G. Infant Handedness: Developmental Cascade or Serial Homology? (2018 October). Poster session at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, CA.


Mo'nay Rodgers


Major: Biology - Human Biology concentration
Minor: Chemistry and Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Graves

Current Research Activities: Phage and Metal Resistance Antagonistism in Escherichia coli.
Career Aspirations and Goals: Mo'nay's goals are to pursue a career as a Physician-Scientist devoting her time to conducting both lab-based and clinical research as well as clinical services. 
Activities and Interest: Engaging in research applying biotechnology in the genomics, morphology, anatomy, neurobiology, virology, and clinical field, member of American Medical Student Association and Mystique Modeling Troupe.


Megan Toler


Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry and Psychology
Mentor: Dr. John Kiss and Dr. Tatsiana Shymanovich

Current Research Activities: Studying gravitropic and phototropic responses in arabidopsis plants
Career Aspirations and Goals: Megan's goal is to pursue a PhD and do research on Dementia and Alzheimer's
Activities and Interests: Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Lloyd International Honors College, Office of Leadership and Service Learning, and volunteering at the Guilford County Animal Shelter


 

 

Cohort for Academic Year 2017-2019

Kimberrly Colon


Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology
Mentor: Dr. Gabriela Livas Stein

Current Research Activities: Currently in Dr.Steins 'Caminos' Lab and in the process of developing her disciplinary honors thesis
Career Aspirations and Goals: Kimberrly’s goal is to get her masters and doctorate in clinical psychology to become a licensed clinical therapist. She hopes to help children and adolescents who have been through adversity.
Activities and Interests: Reading, dancing, and cooking


 

Alicia Costa-Terryll


Majors: Archaeology & Biology
Mentors: Dr. Charles Egeland & Dr. Bruce Kirchoff

Current Research Activities: Researching paleoecological environments in the OIduvai Gorge
Career Aspirations and Goals: Alicia's goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in archaeology while engaging in interdisciplinary research.
Activities and Interest: Beta Beta Beta (Honors Biology Club), Archaeological Society Treasurer, Bronze Leadership Challenge

Publications: Rapid Increases in Bat Activity and Diversity after Wetland Construction in an Urban Ecosystem


 

Lauren Dorn


Major: Kinesiology
Minors: Chemistry & Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Laurie (Gold) Wideman/ Dr. Meghan Rose (Gangel)

Current Research Activities: Protective Effect of Positive Parenting on Neighborhood Quality/Socioeconomic Status on Insulin Resistance (Psychology/Endocrinology)
Career Aspirations and Goals: Lauren's goal is to become a Physician-Scientist in Endocrinology and Developmental Psychology
Activities and Interests: Phi Sigma Pi-National Honor Fraternity-Community Service Committee Chair (2017-2018), Cone Health Volunteer, Ballet Instructor

Publications: Rapid Increases in Bat Activity and Diversity after Wetland Construction in an Urban Ecosystem

Presentations

Dorn, L., Gangel, M., Berry, N.,  Dollar, D., Shanahan, L., Calkins, S.,  Keane, S., & Wideman, L. (2018, November). Parental Monitoring and Neighborhood Quality in Childhood Correlate with Adolescent Health Outcomes. Poster session presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Indianapolis, IN.

Dorn, L., Gangel, M., Berry, N.,  Dollar, D., Shanahan, L., Calkins, S.,  Keane, S., Wideman, L. (2018, September). Parental Monitoring and Neighborhood Quality in Childhood Correlate with Adolescent Health Outcomes. Poster session presented at the Emory University STEM Symposium, Atlanta, GA

 

Alexis Rice


Major: Psychology
Minor: Sports Coaching
Mentor: Dr. Erin Reifsteck

Current Research Activities: Morehouse Health Literacy Project (beginning in 2018)
Career Aspirations and Goals: Alexis' goal is to pursue a career in sports and exercise psychology
Activities and Interests: UNCG Track and Field and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated

Publications: Rapid Increases in Bat Activity and Diversity after Wetland Construction in an Urban Ecosystem

Presentations

Rice, A., Strayer III, T.,Gunter, K., & Harden, S. M. Comparison of Physical Activity Behaviors and Value of Physical Activity among Community-Based Health Educators. Poster Presentation. 2018 Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program Symposium; 2018 July; Blacksburg, VA