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Honors, Awards, & Memberships

Annika Barber

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Alumni Travel Fellowship  2011
  • Adelaide M. Delluva Student Travel Award – Association for Women in Science 2011
  • Poster Award Winner - Sigma Xi Student Research Day, April, 2011
  • Membership:  Biophysical Society
  • Membership:  Society for Neuroscience  
  • Membership:  Association for Women in Science

Jun He

  • Membership: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) April, 2011
  • Michelle Helms Recognition Award

Lisa M. Ambrose-Lanci

  •  Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • National Institutes of Health, Predoctoral Fellowship
  •  National Institute on Drug Abuse Title:
  • Anxiety in Females During Cocaine Withdrawal May 2008
  • Grant Recipient, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society,
  • Grants-in-Aid of Research April 2008
  • Commencement Marshall, representing the College of Graduate Studies
  • Thomas Jefferson University Commencement: May 30, 2008
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA) Thomas Jefferson University
  • Past-President 2007-2008 Academic Year
  • Student Liaison: Cell and Developmental Biology Ph.D. Program,
  • Thomas Jefferson University (2007-2008 Academic Year)

Brain Awareness Week Participant:
The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA (March 2008)


  •  Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Thomas Jefferson UniversityChapter
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience
  • Association for Women in Science
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Organization for the Study of Sex Differences
  • Society for Women's Health Research


Shannon Gallagher

  • TJU Alumni Travel Fellowship
  • Pre-doctoral Member, Association for Women in Science
  • Pre-doctoral Member, American Society for Cell Biology
  • Associate Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Pre-doctoral Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, GSA Philantrhopy Committee

Sarah Kidd

  •  Member:Society for Neuroscience
  • Graduate Student Association Executive Board

 Michelle Leonard

  •  American Society for Cell Biology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology

 Thanawath Ratanadilok Na Phuket

  •  Member:Biophysical Society
  • Member:Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
  • Member:Society for Neuroscience

 Ronald Vagnozi

  •  Grant:Recievied funding for the AHA's Predoctoral Fellowship Program

 Jill Yersak

  • Membership, American Society of Cell Biology
  • Membership, Society for Neuroscience (National&Local Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Membership, Assocation for Women in Science
  • Membership, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Award: The SfN Philadelphia Chapter Meeting:
  • The Eliot Stellar Research Prize for Neuroscience - graduate student poster award

 Jason Zoeller

  •  Sigma Xi Ph.D. Student Best Poster Award
  • Jefferson Alumni Travel Fellowship Award
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Membership, American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB)
  • Membership, Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society

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