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biological sciences

The following is a list of our students who completed Honors in Biology and our senior award winners in 2021!   Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

2021 Biological Sciences Honors and Awards:

Honors in Biology:

Highest Honors


Last name First name Project title
Allison Almeda-Ahmadi Evaluating the Biological Activity of Novel Inorganic Antimicrobial Compounds for Consumer Products
Taylor Andrews The Isolation of Lytic Phages Against Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis For Use in Phage Therapy
Klaudia Bunkowski Role of miR-4697 in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease
Julia Li
Kyle Mani Simulating Chlorophyll Fluorescence using a Computational Model of Photosystem II
Siddarth Marwaha
Dhriti Mehta Efficacy of Small Molecule Inhibitors Against TAM Receptors
Rebecca Mulwa
Isaac Seelenfreund Investigations of the impacts of cannabidiol and dietary fatty acids on postmenopausal osteoporosis
Victoria Stiritz The Role of Dynorphin in Hyperkatifeia Induced By Acute Opioid Withdrawal
Athmika Vaseeharan
Eton Victor



Neha Yunus



William B. Foster Award

For outstanding academic performance, participation in research, and involvement in
service to Rutgers University or the outside community

Athmika Vaseeharan

Betty Falk Yatvin Memorial Award

Senior who has shown particular aptitude in the area of animal biology

Klaudia  Bunkowski

Marjorie Frew Knox Memorial Award

Douglass College Senior judged to have completed
the best honors project in biological sciences.

Allison Almeda-Ahmadi

S. Oakley Van der Poel Award

Members of the graduating class who have signified an intention to
study medicine (high academic merit)

Stephanie Ji
Mamta Kalavadia

Hamza Khan
Siddarth Marwaha
Panda Om
Carlos Pareja
Dominick Scalia
Anam Shaikh
Nafee Ullah