Join the Undergraduate Program in Biology in congratulating the Honors Thesis Award winners for 2021.  Each of the six students listed wrote an outstanding thesis and received a Director's Award.

Clockwise from top left:

Juliana Ramirez-Matias ("21) A Diverse Group of Neurons in the Paraventricular Hypothalamus Regulate Feeding Behavior [Mentor: David Olson]

Kirin Cromer ("21) In Vitro Validation o fProtein Disulfide Isomerase as a Promising Target for Glioblastoma Treatment [Mentor: Nouri Neamati]

Amy Ensing ("21) Targeted Recombination in Activated Populations as a Tool for Investigating V1 Engram Populations Involved in Sleep Mediated Memory Consolidation [Mentor: Sara Aton]

Alice Hill ("21) Corticosterone enhances formation of neutral but not fear memory during infectious illness [Mentor: Joanna Spencer-Segal] 

Alison Choi ("20) The Role of the Endogenous Opioid System in Chronic Social Defeat Stress [Mentor: Huda Akil]

Anish Saraswat ("21) Motivation to take cocaine after intermittent access selfadministration is increased in obesity-susceptible populations [Mentor: Carrie Ferrario]