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Student Award Semester Year Major College Department
Andrew Grullon, Capstone, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2024
Fabrication of Soft Actuators Capable of Bi-Directional Curvature

Mentor: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2024 Aerospace Engineering,Mathematics,
Sarah Hammons, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2024
Examining Misophonia Severity and Axis I Disorders Relationship

Mentor: Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2024 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Emma Whitener, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2024
Differences in Postural Control and Object Exploration in Children with Down syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2024 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Luke Aldridge, Junior
History, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: From Aiken to the Library of Congress

Mentors: Sarah King, History, USC Aiken, Heather Peterson, History, USC Aiken
3 2024 History,, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences History,History
Virginia Arnold, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Tunable Energy Transfer in Hydrazone-Based Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs)

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Grace Thaggard, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Chemistry,German, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Logan Bailey, Capstone, Senior
Neuroscience, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Prediction of Cognitive Impairments in Alzheimer’s Disease Using Brainwide Gene Expression and Cortical Thickness from a Large Open-Source Neuroimaging Dataset

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2024 Neuroscience,Psychology,
Tajanae Barton, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Assessing TikTok’s Implementation of their Policy on Electronic Cigarettes

Mentor: Kim Minji , Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2024 Public Health,,
Simon Berry, Capstone, Senior
History, Education, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Asphalt Over Graniteville: Dividing a Black Community

Mentor: Heather Peterson, History, USC Aiken
3 2024 History,Education,
Meredith Bhend, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Remediating Ing4 Tumor Suppressor Deficiency Using a Zebrafish Model

Mentor: Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Art History,
Brian Bielicki, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Exploring the Neural Correlates of Opioid-Seeking Behavior as a Result of Stress in Female Rats

Mentors: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Cora Smiley, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Brian Bielicki, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
The Role of Locus Coeruleus Inflammation in Stress-related Behavioral Impairments in Females

Mentors: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Cora Smiley, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Gabriel Blackwell, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
A Novel Design of Virtual Reality-Based Student Engagement in a Robot Assisted Environment

Mentor: Dezhi Wu, Integrated Information Technology, USC Columbia
3 2024 Computer Engineering,,
Chesley Blake, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Developing a Novel Protein Interaction Assay in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Discovery of Peptide Inhibitors

Mentor: Douglas Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Katia Boyet, Senior
Psychology, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Neuroanatomical correlates of discourse production in healthy aging adults

Mentors: Rutvik Desai, Psychology, USC Columbia, Nicholas Riccardi, USC Columbia
3 2024 Psychology,Statistics, Arts and Sciences, Psychology,
Truman Brabham, Junior
Industrial Mathematics, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Comparative Study of Pressure Drop of Nanoparticle Enhanced Ionic Liquids (NEILs) with Traditional Heat Transfer Fluids (HTFs)

Mentor: Titan Paul, Math/Computer Science, USC Aiken
3 2024 Industrial Mathematics,,
Matthew Burnett, Honors, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Developing high-fidelity prediction tool for chemical and physical properties of liquid transportation fuels from NMR spectroscopy.

Mentor: Sang Hee Won, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Aerospace Engineering,,
Cody Campen, Junior
Psychology, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Assessing Current Missing Data Methods for Functional Regression Analyses

Mentor: Donna Coffman, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2024 Psychology,Music,
Amelia Cardinale, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Elucidating GrxD-BolA’s role in Fe-S cluster trafficking in E. coli

Mentors: Wayne Outten, Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Kennedy Miller, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Margaret Cathcart, Capstone, Senior
Mathematics, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Exploring the significance of cannibalism and reduced growth at high density in commercially important estuarine shrimp.

Mentor: Robert Dunn, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, USC Columbia
3 2024 Mathematics,Education, General,
Taylor Childress, Honors, Sophomore
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Inflammatory mechanisms underlying the behavioral and neuronal stress response in females

Mentors: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Cora Smiley, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Neuroscience,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Rene Chinery, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Characterizing Zfp326 in Peromyscus maniculatus Neural Crest Cells

Mentor: Shannon Davis, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Cassandra Coleman, Capstone, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
Brain Organoid Development for Experimentation

Mentor: Daping Fan, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biomedical Engineering,,
Jalon Conway, Senior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Leonie Stollberg, Capstone, Sophomore
Cardiovascular Technology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
ImPACT: Improving health for Parents and Children Together

Mentors: Nada Goodrum, Psychology, USC Columbia, Julie Nguyen, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2024 Psychology,,Cardiovascular Technology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jacquelyn DePodesta, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Sustainable Degradable Polyethylene via Chemical Recycling

Mentors: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Xiaomeng Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Yug Desai, Capstone, Senior
Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Residual Strength Analysis of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers at Repairable Damage Levels

Mentor: Wout De Backer, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Aerospace Engineering,Computer Science,
Maria DeSimone, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
The Imbalance of Influence When Science Becomes Political: Comparing the Vaccine Communication Strategies of Health Experts and Politicians on Social Media

Mentors: Jungmi Jun, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia, Ali Zain, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Information and Communications,Information and Communications Journalism and Mass Communications,Journalism and Mass Communications
Margaret DuBose, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
Aphasia Lab Video Series

Mentor: Kristinsson Sigfus , Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2024 Public Health,Psychology,
Arshia Eslami, Sophomore
Computer Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Understanding Sleep Posture using 5G/Millimeter-Wave Wireless Systems

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Computer Science,Neuroscience,
Rachel Eubanks, Junior
Psychology, English, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Theta Power and Emotion Regulation in Parents Before and After a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intervention

Mentors: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken, Bridget Cho, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2024 Psychology,English, Sciences,Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Kai Evans, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Ion Channel Mechanisms: A Patch Clamp Voltage Study

Mentor: Guiren Wang, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biomedical Engineering,,
Reed Farrar, Honors, Sophomore
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Neural Correlates of Simulated Cochlear Implant Speech Using Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy

Mentor: Meisam Arjmandi, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2024 Neuroscience,,
Katelyn Fishel, Capstone, Sophomore
Pharmacy, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
Modulating Paclitaxel resistance in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) through transcriptional kinase inhibition.

Mentors: Eugenia Broude , Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Amanda  Sharko, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Pharmacy,Business Administration, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Allison Fletcher, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Determining Historical Wing Coloration and Pattern Changes in Apantesis vittata

Mentor: Eric LoPresti, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Environmental Studies,
Mira Flyorova, Capstone, Junior
Philosophy, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
An interpretation of the "self" in Nietzsche's philosophy

Mentor: Tyke Nunez, Philosophy, USC Columbia
3 2024 Philosophy,Russian,
Elba Fridriksson, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Technology Integration into Aedes spp Mosquito Surveillance in Columbia, South Carolina

Mentor: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2024 Public Health,,
Josephine Gardiner, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Localization of Ribosomes and Nascent B-actin at Focal Adhesions in Down Syndrome

Mentors: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Katelyn Rygel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Chinese Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Kari Hill, Junior
Health Promotion, Human Services, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Assessing Dollar Store Food Environments in Alignment to Nutrition Support Programs in the Lowcountry

Mentor: Hadis Elyaderani, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
3 2024 Health Promotion,Human Services,
Olivia Hipp, Honors, Senior
History, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Of Grave Importance: Illuminating the Hidden Histories of Gorges State Park

Mentor: Katherine Goldberg, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2024 History,Global Studies,
Matthew Holt, Senior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Continued Investigation of Inhibition of Human Pathogens by White Shark Bacteria

Mentor: Kimberly Ritchie, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2024 Biology,,
Emma Hutz, Junior
Public Health, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2024
Narrative Skills of Women with the FMR1 Premutation

Mentors: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Laura Friedman, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2024 Public Health,Counselor Education, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Winford Janvrin, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Compact NMR

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Mechanical Engineering,,
Matthew King, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Physics-Based Electrochemical-Thermal-Electromagnetic Coupled Model for Spiral-Wound Lithium-Ion Batteries

Mentors: Ralph White, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Paul Coman, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Chemical Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Rachael Lanning, Honors, Sophomore
Anthropology, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Alkaline-Glazed Ceramic Analysis in the Context of South Carolina and African American Communities

Mentors: Kelly Goldberg, Anthropology, USC Columbia, Adam King, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2024 Anthropology,History, South Carolina Honors College,Arts and Sciences Anthropology,Anthropology
Rebekah Mace, Honors, Sophomore
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
A Correlational Analysis of the Academic and Familial Support Impact of First-Generation Students Relative to their Academic Performance at the University of South Carolina Columbia

Mentor: Michelle Kitchen, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2024 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Riya Machimada, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Effect of Non-Muscle Myosin II Inhibition on Axon Growth through Disassembly of Stress Granules

Mentors: Lauren Vaughn, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Anna Maxwell, Senior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Sleepy Time PATCH: Assessing PATCH (Platform for Accurate Tracking of Children's Health) in Monitoring Sleep Patterns of Free Living Adults

Mentor: Bridget Armstrong, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Kelly McCormack, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Characterizing Time Lags as a Barrier to Translational Research

Mentor: Anthony Alberg, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Political Science,
Ariana McGuinness, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Developing Skills to Study Polymer Particle Interactions with Macrophages

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Kidochukwu Atube , Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biomedical Engineering,Medical Humanities, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Carli Mendelow, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
A Qualitative Examination of University of South Carolina Sorority Women and their relationship with food, body image, and eating and exercise habits surrounding their meal plan on or off campus

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Nancy Uriegas, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2024 Public Health,Psychology, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Tristan Menninger, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Reconstructable Polymer Materials via. Redox Reaction of Disulfide Bonds and Engineered RAFT Polymerization

Mentors: Chaunbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Yishayah Bension, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kathryn Morgan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
A Novel Spectral Resolution-Based Method to Assess Functionality of Cochlear Implant Electrodes

Mentors: Meisam Arjmandi, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Maddi Paxton, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Economics, Public Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Ahalya Muraleedharan, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Bioflavonoids for inhibition of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in cell culture model of Alzheimer’s disease

Mentor: Swapan Ray, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Yatin Nerella, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Unveiling the Amygdala Neuronal Network Behind Nighttime Light-Induced Anxiety-Like Behaviors in Adolescent Mice

Mentors: Alessandra Porcu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Pablo Bonilla, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Anna Nesmelova, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
Exploring the Relationship Between Urate Levels and Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis

Mentor: Dr. Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Anna Nesmelova, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Exploring the Relationship Between Urate Levels and Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis

Mentor: Dr. Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Riley ONeal, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
The Relationships Between Ad Exposure and Appeal with E-Cigarette Use Susceptibility Among Youth in the US

Mentor: Minji Kim, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2024 Public Health,Spanish,
Destiny ONeill, Honors, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Biochemical and Biological Evaluation of Gossypol-based Analogues as Inhibitors of Trypanosoma cruzi glucokinase

Mentor: Edward DAntonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2024 Biology,,
Shiv Patel, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Combinatorial Therapies for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Mentor: Deepak Bhere, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,,
Madelyn Perkins, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
Resistance Training Efficacy for Individuals with Cancer

Mentor: Ciaran Fairman, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Haily Pineda, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Insulin-Like Peptides in Stomoxys calcitrans

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2024 Biology,,
Emma Pittard, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Analyzing the Molecular Regulation of Toroid Development in Stem and Breast Cancer Cells

Mentor: Jay Potts, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Biomedical Engineering,,
Arianna Poirier, Sophomore
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Expression and Purification of Toxoplasma Gondii Hexokinase For Enzymatic Studies

Mentor: Edward DAntonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2024 Biology,Chemistry,
Chloe Powell, Honors, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
The "Black Clothing Effect" and Perception of Aggression: Impact of Gender and Race

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2024 Psychology,,
Matthew Pruitt, Junior
Cardiovascular Technology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
SFS 2

Mentors: Angela Liese, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Krystal Cooper, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2024 Cardiovascular Technology,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Erin Reed, Honors, Sophomore
English, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
The Social and Political Implications of Eleanor Cobham’s Trial and its Effects on William Shakespeare’s Henry VI: Part II

Mentor: Holly Crocker, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2024 English,Philosophy,
Benjamin Richardson, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Effect of embedded metal nanoparticles on the thermoelectric performance of transition metal oxides

Mentor: Dongkyu Lee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Mechanical Engineering,,
Nalany Richardson, Capstone, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Testing candidate genes for color polymorphism in sockeye salon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2024 Biology,Psychology,
Caroline Rucker, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Comparing the Use of Brain-Derived and Synthetic Phosphatidylserine in Macrophage-Targeted Drug Delivery Carriers

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Kidochukwu Atube, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Alexis Rude, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2024
Relationship Between Heart Rate Variability and ADHD Symptoms in Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Holley Arnold, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Olivia Sherron, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Artificial Transcription Factors Targeting Immune Signaling Proteins

Mentor: Nicholas Truex, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Chemical Engineering,,
Anna Sikora, Junior
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2024
D-Serine Metabolism in the Context of Neural Aging and Memory

Mentors: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, David Horovitz, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Neuroscience,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Merissa Smith, Senior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Developing a Novel Protein Interaction Assay in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the Discovery of Peptide Inhibitors

Mentor: Douglas Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Joshua Soto, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, Astronomy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Permeability of Plastic and the Transfer of Synthetic Musks into Bottled Drinking Water

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Chemistry,Astronomy,
Mikayla Spangler, Junior
Chemistry, Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Measuring the mechanism of wound healing in multidrug resistance gene deficient human intestinal cells in the context of inflammatory bowel disease

Mentor: Scott Tanner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2024 Chemistry,Biology,
Luke Stasikelis, Senior
Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Understanding How Long-Chain Fatty Acids Influence The Virulence Of Adherent-Invasive Escherichia coli

Mentor: Melissa Ellermann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Mathematics,,
Natalie Strom, Junior
Neuroscience, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Exploring the Antimicrobial Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Multi-drug-resistant P. aeruginosa

Mentor: Olja Simoska, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Neuroscience,Chemistry,
Anika Tapita, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
G3BP1 Acetylation Increases Axonal Growth and Regeneration.

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Irene Dalla Costa, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Emilie Taylor, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Utilization of Boronic Acid Functionalized Synthetic Lectins for Identification of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Biomarkers

Mentors: John Lavigne, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, James Boyt, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hildegard Tollefsen, Junior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Age-dependent effects of pathogen exposure and infection in a fungal pathogen

Mentors: Tad Dallas, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Lauren Holian, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Environmental Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Trinh Van, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2024
Corruption of Mammalian Chromosomal DNA End-Joining by Progerin Expression

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Trinh Van, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Progerin-Induced Alterations in DNA End-Joining: Implications for Genomic Stability and Aging

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Armaan Verma, Honors, Freshman
Civil Engineering, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Hydrothermal Carbonization of Plant-Based Meat and Dairy Products

Mentors: Nicole Berge, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia, Neve Steger, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Civil Engineering,Undeclared, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Civil and Environmental Engineering,Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sophia Vrh, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
The Effects of Ionizing Radiation and Environmental Covariates on Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) Surrounding the Fukushima-Daiichi and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plants

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Jackie Wang, Junior
Computer Engineering, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
NMR: Advanced Sine Wave Generation and Analysis for Particle Concentration Measurement and Fuel Classification

Mentors: Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2024 Computer Engineering,Chinese Studies, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Brianna Weirick, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Altering axial substituents to study the photophysical and electrochemical properties of silicon phthalocyanines and naphthalocyanines

Mentors: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Christian Harrison, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2024 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Caitlyn White, Honors, Sophomore
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2024
Effects of individual differences and sleep deprivation on plasma cholinesterase activity.

Mentors: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Ana Pocivavsek, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2024 Neuroscience,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Kharissa Williams, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Investigating the effects of miR-718 on GOS28/GS28 expression and vesicle movement in SH-SY5Y cells

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2024 Biology,,
Tatiana Zalapskaia, Senior
Studio Art, Art History, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2024
Implementing Selective Laser Sintering in Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

Mentors: James Sidletsky, Fine Arts, USC Beaufort, Joanna Angell, Fine Arts, USC Beaufort
3 2024 Studio Art,Art History, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences Fine Arts,Fine Arts
Faith Albertson, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Examining the impact of congenital heart defects on development in children with Down syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Alexis Allegro, Capstone, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Novel Ammonia Synthesis Catalysts

Mentor: Jochen Lauterbach, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2023 Chemical Engineering,Business Administration,
Tyson Ansani, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Human-Dog Co-Sleeping and Resulting Effects on Sleep Duration and Quality

Mentors: Christine Pellegrini, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Sarah Burkart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2023 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Ashutosh Arora, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
ATF4 Downstream Effects are Cell-Context Specific in Neurons and Glia

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Pabitra Sahoo, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Nathan Bickel, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Shashank Comandur, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
The Wordification Project

Mentor: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2023 Computer Science,Mathematics,Computer Science,Mathematics,
Rebecca Bork, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Analyzing Individual and Sex Differences in Rat Behavior during Fear Extinction

Mentor: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Charlotte Burts, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Perceptions of Mental Health among Women with PCOS using the Biopsychosocial Theory

Mentors: Pamela Wright, Nursing, USC Columbia, Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2023 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Andrew Campbell, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Conor Pulliam, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience (major), USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Biosynthesis of Novel Lasso Peptide from Paenibacillus taiwanensis DSM18679

Mentor: Jie Li, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience (major),
Olivia Castaneda, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Investigating the effects of the Cobamamide form of Vitamin B12 on Histone H3 modifications in a human neuronal cell model, SH-SY5Y cells

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2023 Biology,Psychology,
Owen Cole, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Plant responses to volatile fatty alcohols with different side chains – a Structure-Function Analysis

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
DeWitt Coleman, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
The Impact of Insulin Resistance on Cognition and Neurogenesis

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Kate Coppage, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
The Impact of ATRA on the Immune Cell Population of Damaged Muscles

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Candice Cheung, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Katelyn Derr, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Toward Delivering Sterile Biological Products for Human Use: Low Temperature Sterilization

Mentors: Michael Matthews, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Lisa White, USC University of Nottingham
1 2023 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,School of Pharmacy Chemical Engineering,
Ridha Fatima, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Effects of MMP14 overexpression on cardiac extracellular matrix protein levels in pregnant and postpartum mice

Mentor: Holly LaVoie, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Emily Frame, Honors, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Prevention of Taxol Resistance through CDK8/19 Inhibition in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Mentors: Eugenia Broude, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Amanda Sharko, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Lacy Frye, Junior
Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Health Consequences of Racial Disparity in Access to Abortion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Mentor: Calvin Odhiambo, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies, USC Upstate
1 2023 Sociology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Sarah Germany, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Morphosyntactic Generation (MorGen) Task

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2023 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Tanvi Giridhar, Honors, Freshman
Neuroscience, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Changes in Social Anxiety from Early to Middle Childhood in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mentor: Abigail Hogan, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2023 Neuroscience,Business Administration,
Riley Gleaton, Honors, Junior
Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Processing Multi-Modal Data from Atomic Force Microscopy

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2023 Physics,,
Adara Grant, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Visual Ecology of Mud and Porcelain Crabs

Mentors: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Madison Janakis, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences,
Kirsten Hoyt, Sophomore
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
College Students’ Views of Ideal Working Norms and Flexibility Stigma

Mentor: Jennifer Augustine, Sociology, USC Columbia
1 2023 Psychology,Business Administration,
Joshua Hughes, Honors, Junior
Political Science, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
"The Opium of the People" - The Effects of Soviet State Atheism on the Muslims of Central Asia

Mentor: Judith Kalb, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2023 Political Science,Russian,
Lauren James, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Ovarian Cancer Markers in hMMP14 Mice

Mentor: Holly LaVoie, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,French,
Zane Joudeh, Honors, Junior
Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
The Impact of Progerin on DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Neuroscience,Biological Sciences,
Janhvi Kartik, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Examining the effect of artificial blue light exposure during adolescence on neuroendocrine response in the amygdala

Mentor: Alessandra Porcu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Sophia Knudsen, Honors, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Naloxone Prescribing Trends Among Regions and Providers of the United States: Analysis of Medicare Part D Prescriber Data 2013–2020

Mentor: Chao Cai, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Pharmacy,,
Anthony Longobardo, Honors, Junior
Industrial Mathematics, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Effect of Nanoparticles Shape on the Dispersion Stability of Ionic Liquids Based Nanofluids (NEILs)

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
1 2023 Industrial Mathematics,,
Ashley Loomis, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
The identification of RNA binding proteins associated with axonal localization of prenyl-Cdc42 mRNA

Mentors: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Matthew Zdradzinski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2023 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Moira Lopez de Leon, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
A study of long-lasting avoidance induced by chemogenetic stimulation of the RMTg

Mentor: Peter Vento, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2023 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Samuel Maloney, Honors, Sophomore
Economics, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Relative Effects of Pay and Perception of Conditions on Teacher Exit in North Carolina

Mentors: Orgul Ozturk, Economics, USC Columbia, Saharnaz Babei-Balderlou, Economics, USC Columbia
1 2023 Economics,Mathematics, Business,Business Economics,Economics
Mackenzie Manzi, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Radionuclide Capture using Stable Zirconium-based Metal-Organic Materials

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Kyoungchul Park, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2023 Chemistry,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
McKenna Martin, Junior
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Behavioral and Physiological Indicators of Separation Anxiety in Preschool-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentor: Abigail Hogan, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2023 Neuroscience,,
Mary Matthews, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
The Interaction of Body Language and Feelings of Power in Creative Movement Workshops in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mentors: Andre Megerdichian, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia, Michelle Brown, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2023 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Theatre and Dance,Psychology
Jackson McCommon, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Developing a green-state thickness model of thermoset composites manufactured with automated fiber placement

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2023 Aerospace Engineering,,
Sarah Moody, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Synthesis of a Stable Molecular/Heterogenous Silatrane Group-Anchored Catalyst for Cross-Coupling Reactions

Mentors: Aaron Vannucci, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Joseph Kutcha, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2023 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vansh Nagpal, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Pedestrian Detection in Low-Visibility using 5G/Millimeter-Wave Wireless Systems

Mentor: Sanjb Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2023 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Nishan Patel, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Investigating the effects of hyperparameter optimization on algorithm performance: An Automated Fiber Placement Case Study

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2023 Mechanical Engineering,,
Sofia Randazzo, Junior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

John Bruno, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Risk for Alcohol Misuse and Related Problems among Student Service Members/Veterans: A Scoping Review

Mentors: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Julia Budiongan, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2023 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies,Public Health,Medical Humanities, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Carlos Sanchez-Julia, Honors, Junior
International Studies, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Perceived Land Tenure and Agricultural Production in Ecuador’s Mache-Chindul Reserve

Mentor: Christopher Yenkey, International Business, USC Columbia
1 2023 International Studies,Economics,
Helen Sanders, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Motivation, Execution, and Effectiveness of a Pre-Semester Strength Training Intensive for Collegiate Dancers

Mentors: Jennifer Deckert, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia, Andre Megerdichian, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
1 2023 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Theatre and Dance,Theatre and Dance
Widny Seizeme, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Dynamic Structure-Preserving Hamiltonian Model Reduction

Mentor: Zhu Wang, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2023 Mechanical Engineering,,
Andres Villegas, Senior
Biology, Spanish Translation/Interpretation, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Determining the mechanism for miR-718 regulation of miR-132 expression

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2023 Biology,Spanish Translation/Interpretation,
Sarah Walker, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Characterizing the relationship between baseline heart rate and sleep quality across children with fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and typically developing controls

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Chandler Knott, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2023 Exercise Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Weston Watts, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Price Floors in Tradable Emissions Markets with Variable Permit Supply

Mentors: Tamara Sheldon, Economics, USC Columbia, Philip Brookins, Economics, USC Columbia
1 2023 Mathematics,Economics, Business,Business Economics,Economics
John White, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2023
Soft Elastomeric Capacitor for Shear Monitoring Across Steel Joints

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2023 Mechanical Engineering,,
Oyinkansola Adebajo, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
MULTI-DOMAIN MODELING OF AN ELECTRIC AIRPLANE

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Meaghan Arnold, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Exploring the Interaction between WWP1 and WBP2 in the Human Heart

Mentor: Lydia Matesic, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,Dance,
Nabeeha Baig, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Strain-specific growth rates of brewer’s yeast (Sacchromyces cerevisia) across nutrient gradients

Mentors: Tad Dallas, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Grant Foster, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2023 Public Health,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Lindsey Baker, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
The Development of a Surface-Immobilized Biosensor for Bisphenol A via Dehaloperoxidase A Surface Lysine Mutations

Mentor: Edward DAntonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2023 Biology,Chemistry,
Sierra Barbee, Senior
Computer Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Analyzing User Behavior and Speech Patterns: A Comparative Study of YouTube Communities through Community and Sentiment Analysis

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
2 2023 Computer Science,,
Sabrina Berisha, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
The Gut Microbiota on Inflammatory Diseases

Mentor: Mitzi Nagarkatti, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Alexia Brewster, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Seismological Investigation of Mantle Structure Under Alaska and Mexico

Mentor: Daniel Frost, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2023 Marine Science,,
Cody Campen, Junior
Psychology, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Examining the role of sleep and emotion dysregulation in smoking quit attempts using ecological momentary assessment data.

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2023 Psychology,Music,
Rebecca Carden, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Madeline Lucas, Capstone, Junior
Neuroscience, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2023
Evaluating Novel Therapeutic Strategies as Model for Repetitive Behavior

Mentor: Daniel Foster, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2023 Psychology,Neuroscience,Neuroscience,Psychology,
Nazharee Cloude, Senior
Biological Sciences, African American Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Evaluating how mitochondrial influences in social behavior and postpartum depression

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,African American Studies, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Nazharee Cloude, Senior
Biological Sciences, African American Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2023
Understanding and Evaluating how Mitochondrial Influence and Environmental Experiences Influence Behavioral Function

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman-Sandler, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,African American Studies, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Sydney Crowder, Junior
Public Health, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Exploring the Impact of Low Social Support on Cognitive Decline in Middle-Aged Mothers of Children with Autsim Spectrum Disorder

Mentors: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Laura Friedman, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2023 Public Health,Counselor Education, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mai Dinh, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2023
Hydroponics Cycling and Organic Nutrient Solutions

Mentor: Donita Harris, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
2 2023 Chemistry,Mathematics,
Merritt Foster, Junior
Political Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Judgeship Appointments, Party Dominance, and Ideological Compositions of State Judiciaries in the American South: An Analysis of the Early 20th Century

Mentor: Chase Meyer, Political Science, USC Columbia
2 2023 Political Science,Psychology,
Carson Frey, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Therapeutic Drug Discovery of Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase: (?)-Gossypol Derivatives as Antichagasic Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward DAntionio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2023 Biology,Chemistry,
Lauren Garrett, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2023
Upcycling Polyurethane Foam into Green Products Using Lignin Biomass

Mentors: Monirosadat Sadati, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Nasser Nikfarjam, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Grace Greway, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2023
Stability in Photocatalysis of Silicon Phthalocyanines through Axial Protection and Extended Conjugation

Mentors: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Christian Harrison, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2023 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dario Handrick, Senior
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Robust Control for Tethered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Mentor: Junsoo Lee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Aerospace Engineering,,
Hannah Hardy, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Conduct a Needs Assessment in Low Resourced Older Adult Communities

Mentors: Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Lorie Donelle, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2023 Public Health,Business Administration, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Rose Hassouneh, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Understanding the Factors Contributing to Black Women’s High Maternal Mortality Rate in South Carolina.

Mentor: Jamil Khan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biomedical Engineering,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Ainsley Helms, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Right Whales: Media Coverage of Endangered Species

Mentors: Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Amadi Sefah-Twerefour, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2023 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Annamarie Holden, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Variation of Motor Skills Associated with Repetitive Behaviors in Children with Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Khufu Holly, Honors, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Histological Analysis of the Macrophage Population in the Skeletal Muscle

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Candice Cheung, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,
Audrey House, Honors, Junior
Environmental Studies, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Campaign Rhetoric on Climate Change at the State-level

Mentor: Joshua Meyer-Gutbrod, Political Science, USC Columbia
2 2023 Environmental Studies,Political Science,
Anna Husted, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Molecular Taxonomy, Isolation, Extraction, and Purification of Hemoglobin from Lepidasthenia commensalis

Mentor: Edward DAntionio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2023 Biology,Chemistry,
Virginia Jones, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Synthesis of Lanthandie Borates

Mentor: Hanno zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Elizabeth Keels, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
How Social Media Affects College Students Mental Health?

Mentor: Florencia Cornet, Educational Leadership and Policies, USC Columbia
2 2023 Psychology,,
Siena Kelly, Senior
Environmental Science, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Influence of Diversity in the Geosciences

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2023 Environmental Science,Global Studies,
Lilly Kosoglow, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, Mass Communications, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
How sure is “shore”? Examining violations and the history of shoreline access laws in the United States

Mentor: Josh Eagle, Law, USC Columbia
2 2023 Marine Science,Mass Communications,
Sidh Lad, Capstone, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Engineering Gel-MA/clay injectable hydrogels

Mentor: Nader Taheri, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biomedical Engineering,,
Keyonne McKnight, Senior
Biological Sciences, Japanese, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Examining Experiences Of African American Women Living In A Society That Prioritizes Eurocentric Traditional Femininity Roles

Mentor: Florencia Cornet, African American Studies, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,Japanese,
Chitra Nanda, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Oral Health Effect on Post Stroke Patient Recovery

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2023 Public Health,,
Nhi Ngo, Capstone, Senior
Neuroscience, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Associations Between Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, Anxiety, and Parenting Stress in Mothers of Children with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Erin Hunt, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2023 Neuroscience,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Marina Nichols, Capstone, Sophomore
Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2023
Teotl, Tradition, and Transformation: Exploring Ritual and Religion in Ancient Mesoamerica

Mentor: Chelsea Fisher, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2023 Anthropology,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Azariah Norman, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Adolescent and young Adult Women's Contraceptive Perspectives and Experiences in the Southeastern United States

Mentor: Kathleen Broussard, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Kylie Pham, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2023
Examination of the Male Athlete Triad Components in Physically Active Populations

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Nancy Uriegas, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2023 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Peyton Quathamer, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Injectable Hybrid Colloidal Gels via LDH-Polymer Nanoparticle Assembly

Mentor: Nader Taheri, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biomedical Engineering,,
Alyssa Raynor, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Portuguese, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Impact of Prescribed Fires on Nutrient Mobilization and Water Quality

Mentor: Annie Bourbonnais, Marine Science, USC Columbia
2 2023 Marine Science,Portuguese,
Stephanie Roznowski, Capstone, Junior
Art History, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Historical Artworks and Modern Media: The Digital Piranesi

Mentors: Jeanne Britton, University Libraries, USC Columbia, Anna House, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
2 2023 Art History,Anthropology, University Libraries,Arts and Sciences University Libraries,Visual Art and Design
Aditi Rudrashetty, Capstone, Senior
Neuroscience, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Addiction as a Disease: Increased Normalization of Addictive Behaviors and Perceptions Towards Substance Use

Mentor: Florencia Cornet, TRIO, USC Columbia
2 2023 Neuroscience,Chemistry,
Andrea Santibanez, Junior
Psychology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Ethnic Differences in Seeking Help From Exposure to Domestic Violence in South Carolina.

Mentor: Carmen Farrell, Social Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2023 Psychology,,
Mina Schaafsma, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Fall 2023
Metal Clay 3D Printing: An Extrusion-Based Approach for Rapid Prototyping of Metal Objects

Mentor: John Gerdes, Integrated Information Technology, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biomedical Engineering,Psychology,
Cayden Scruggs, Capstone, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Automated detection and identification of yeast colonies from images

Mentors: Tad Dallas, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Grant Foster, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2023 Computer Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Sylvie Sensenbach, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Investigation of the Transfer of Synthetic Musks Into Bottled Drinking Water

Mentors: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Patrick Justen, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2023 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Courtney Smith, Senior
Psychology, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2023
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Risk for Military Sexual Trauma Victimization among US Military Service Members and Veterans

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2023 Psychology,Chemistry,
Jaelyn Souza, Sophomore
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2023
Effects of Early Intervention on Attention of Infants

Mentors: Jessica Bradshaw, Psychology, USC Columbia, Emma Platt, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2023 Neuroscience,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Joseph Telaak, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Contactless Estimation of Electrocardiograms using Millimeter-Wave Systems

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2023 Computer Engineering,Mathematics,
Lauren Tibbits, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
The Use of NIH Software ImageJ for Analysis of Climate Effects on Growth Rates of Marine Barnacles

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Nyaw Too, Senior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2023
Does having a refugee background impact a child's development?

Mentor: Florencia Cornet, African American Studies, USC Columbia
2 2023 Psychology,Biological Sciences,
Madigan Wilentz, Senior
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Trends in Relations between Marital Status and Alcohol Misuse Patterns in the United States, 2012-2021

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2023 Psychology,Business Administration,
Haley Winburn, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
Synthesis of IDO1 Inhibitors

Mentor: Yangmei Li, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2023 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Karla Zamorano, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2023
Stable oxychloride metals for CERMET waste forms

Mentor: Hanno zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2023 Public Health,Spanish,
Yuanfei Zhou, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2023
The Impact of War on Trade and Trade Reporting

Mentor: Katherine Barbieri, Political Science, USC Columbia
2 2023 International Business,Finance,
Titilayomi Abiodun, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Defining the Tick-borne Disease Occupational Risk Among Three High-Contact Groups: Animal Shelter Staff, State Parks Employees and State Department of Natural Resources Workers

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Gual Gonzalez Lidia, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Oyinkansola Adebajo, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Simulink modeling of an electric airplane

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Esther Adelson, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Photophysics of Photochromic Hydrazone-based Materials

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Grace Thaggard, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2023 Chemistry,Mathematics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Catherine Alexander, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Quantifying Urban Artificial Light on Pollination Success of Glandularia bipinnatifida

Mentor: Eric LoPresti, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Environmental Science,,
Siri Avula, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Monitoring Human Sleep Postures Using 5G Millimeter-Wave Technology

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Marcella Babatunde, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Determining the Physical Interaction Patterns between Paraspeckle Factors and RAD51 Paralogues

Mentor: Douglas Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Pharmacy,,
Elijah Bartholomew, Capstone, Junior
Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Refining the Process of Mechanical Exfoliation and Transfer Methods for 2D Materials

Mentor: Yawen Wu, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2023 Physics,,
Karleigh Belli, Capstone, Freshman
History, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Using Roman Pottery as Evidence for Cultural Change in the Ancient Mediterranean

Mentor: Parrish Wright, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2023 History,,
Kaylin Bender, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Ovarian expression of yolk protein genes in the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2023 Biology,,
Kavan Bojappa, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Study of Particle Swarm Optimization for Multi-agent Dynamical Systems

Mentor: Junsoo Lee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Mechanical Engineering,,
Edward Britt, Honors, Freshman
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Ambush Marketing and Social Media Adoption by Olympic Brands at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2023 Sport and Entertainment Management,,
John Bruno, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2023
Applying the PRISMA-ScR standards to a scoping review of risk for alcohol misuse among student service members/veterans

Mentors: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Julia Budiongan, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Medical Humanities, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
John Bruno, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Sofia Randazzo, Junior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Risk for Alcohol Misuse and Related Problems among Student Service Members/Veterans: A Scoping Review

Mentors: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Julia Budiongan, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Medical Humanities,Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Abigail Brunson, Senior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Lifestyle behaviors as risk factors and treatment for post-partum depression: A narrative review

Mentor: Abby Lane-Cordova, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2023 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Madison Burlett, Capstone, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Real-time Non-destructive Bond Strength Measurement of Carbon Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composites during Automated Manufacturing

Mentors: Subramani Sockalingam, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Karan Kodagali, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Aerospace Engineering,French, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Charlotte Burts, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Perceptions of Mental Health among Women with PCOS using the Biopsychosocial Theory

Mentors: pamela wright, Nursing, USC Columbia, robin dawson, USC Columbia
3 2023 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,
Cody Campen, Sophomore
Psychology, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Depression contagion in military/veteran couples: The potential mediating role of negative social exchange.

Mentors: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Julia Budiongan, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2023 Psychology,Statistics, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Megan Collins, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Investigating the transposition mechanism of the mJing transposable element

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2023 Biology,,
Emily Cook, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Quantitative measurement of polymer-nanocrystal coordination towards development of highly stable aqueous quantum dot fluorophores

Mentors: Andrew Greytak, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Nuwathanka Jayaweera, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2023 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Marshall Coppage, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Effects of Spectral Quality on Light Absorption by cryptophyte microalga Hemiselmis cryptochromatica

Mentor: Tammi Richardson, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Marine Science,
Anna Criswell, Junior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
An Examination of the Domestic Violence Case Processing Pipeline in South Carolina

Mentor: Barbara Koons-Witt, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2023 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Psychology,
Cynthia Curtis, Senior
Anthropology, English, USC Lancaster

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The Sleeping Woman Speaks: Memory and Voice of the Women of the Guazapa Volcano, El Salvador

Mentor: Christopher Judge, Anthropology, USC Lancaster
3 2023 Anthropology,English,
Elizabeth Davis, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Crafting Resilience

Mentors: Michael Wirth, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2023 Nursing,, Public Health,Nursing Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Nursing
Kristine Deloa, Senior
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Perceived Broken Promises? Psychological Contract Breach and Student Retention

Mentors: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate, Justin Travis, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2023 Psychology,Business Administration, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Catherine DeMino, Honors, Senior
English, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Gen Z and the Pharmaceuticalization of Mental Health: A Qualitative Study with Young Adults

Mentor: Emily Mann, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia
3 2023 English,Linguistics,
Yug Desai, Capstone, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Residual Strength Analysis of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers at Repairable Damage Levels

Mentor: Wout De Backer, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Aerospace Engineering,Computer Science,
Peter Desimini, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Detector Stability Tests for MUSE

Mentor: Steffen Strauch, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2023 Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Virginia Eberlin, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Conceptions of Credibility

Mentors: Joshua Meyer-Gutbrod, Political Science, USC Columbia, Doug Wedell, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Psychology,Political Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Political Science,Psychology
Adrienne Ehrnschwender, Senior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Understanding the Relation Between ADHD Symptoms and Functional Impairment among College Students: Self-Esteem as a Potential Moderator

Mentors: Kate Flory, Psychology, USC Columbia, Yvette Rother, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Psychology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Aujahla Elmore Mack, Junior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Investigation of miR-718’s Effects on Histone 3 Modifications in a Human Neuronal Cell Line

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2023 Biology,,
Nicole Evans, Capstone, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2023
Microplastic Effects on Clay Flocculation

Mentor: Shamia Hoque, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Environmental Science,,
Daniel Forsman, Honors, Senior
Civil Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Quantitative Investigation on Effects of Shoulder Ballast Cleaning through Laboratory Flume Tests

Mentor: Yu Qian, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Civil Engineering,Business Administration,
Crystal Garcia, Junior
Mathematics/Computer Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Effect of Surface Roughness and Oxidation on Contact Angle for Heat Transfer Applications

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2023 Mathematics/Computer Science,,
Ava Gartman, Honors, Junior
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Dressing the Future He Creates: Women's Fashion in the Space Age

Mentor: Carol Harrison, History, USC Columbia
3 2023 History,English,
Anusha Ghosh, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
”The Significance of Racial Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce as Demonstrated by Local Historical Monuments and Figures”

Mentors: Bobby Donaldson, History, USC Columbia, Burke Dial, History, USC Columbia
3 2023 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,Public Health, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences History,History
Kasey Gillespie, Senior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The Function of Paxillin in Neuronal Development

Mentor: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Victoria Glass, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Identification of Hypothalamic Neurons Involved in a Novel Circuit that Regulates Feeding Behavior

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Varsha Gowda, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Craig McPherson, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The Effects of Attenuating sST2 Levels on the Metastasis of Colorectal Cancer with CT26-FL3 Cells

Mentor: Marjorette Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Charis Grabbe, Freshman
Liberal Studies, USC Lancaster

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
MGS: Impact of Environmental Factors on Floral Scent Emission of Gelsemium sempervirens

Mentors: Bettie Obi-Johnson, Chemistry, USC Lancaster, Annette Golonka, Biology, USC Lancaster
3 2023 Liberal Studies,, Math and Science,Math and Science Chemistry,Biology
Sofia Guerrero, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
An Oil-Water Interface Educational Model of Lipid Behavior

Mentor: Mark Uline, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biomedical Engineering,,
Ella Gustafson, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
The Effect of Nutrition and Lifestyle on Improving Quality of Life After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Mentor: Susan Steck, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Chemistry,
Tanner Haralson, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
3D Printing of Tungsten via Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing

Mentor: Lang Yuan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Mechanical Engineering,,
Max Heckman, Honors, Sophomore
Political Science, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2023
Political Campaigns in the American States

Mentor: Joshua Meyer-Gutbrod, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2023 Political Science,History,
Ellen Hodgdon, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2023
Evaluation of the Role of CDK8/19 in Drug Resistance in Cultured Breast Cancer Cells

Mentor: Gary Schools, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Pharmacy,,
Chloe Howard, Sophomore
English, USC Lancaster

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Censorship and the Holocaust in Children's Literature

Mentor: Dana Lawrence, English, USC Lancaster
3 2023 English,,
Parker Huggins, Honors, Sophomore
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Generating Synthetic Aperture Radar Scenes for Tracking Maritime Assets

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Electrical Engineering,,
Anna Lee Husted, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Synthesis of a Novel Sulfonamide Isostere of Carboxybenzyl Glucosamine with Testing of Compound Stability and Antichagasic Efficacy

Mentor: Edward DAntonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2023 Biology,,
Brennan Johnson, Junior
Computer Science, Military Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Multi-element deep potential: deep learning many-body interatomic potential energy for computation material discovery

Mentor: Ming Hung, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Computer Science,Military Science,
Grace Joyner, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The Role of Nucleus Accumbens Dopamine Receptor Signaling in the Suppression of Punished Reward Seeking

Mentor: Peter Vento, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Breanna Kennedy, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Post-translocation behavior, inbreeding, and fitness in a recently founded red-cockaded woodpecker population

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2023 Biology,,
Lauren Kirby, Senior
Liberal Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Microorganisms of Gelsemium sempervirens and the environmental factors affecting them

Mentors: Annette Golonka, Biology, USC Lancaster, Bettie Obi-Johnson, Chemistry, USC Lancaster
3 2023 Liberal Studies,, Math, Science, Nursing and Public Health,Math, Science, Nursing and Public Health Biology,Chemistry
Kelsey Krusen, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Investigating the role all-trans-retinoic acid plays in the activation and activity of satellite cells in regenerating skeletal muscle.

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Candice Cheung, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Claire Kunkle, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The effects of endocannabinoids and gut E. coli growth in a mouse model of Crohn's disease

Mentor: Melissa Ellermann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,,
Jazmine Lara Guerrero, Junior
Political Science, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
An Examination of Attitudes Toward Descriptive Representation among Women of Color

Mentor: Todd Shaw, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2023 Political Science,Education, General,
Madison Lark, Senior
Political Science, German Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Family Policy and Child Poverty in Global Context

Mentor: Matthew Placek, History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, USC Upstate
3 2023 Political Science,German Studies,
Jessica Leaning, Capstone, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Morphological Divergence of Daphnia obtusa After 21 Years (500 generations) of Spontaneous Mutation

Mentor: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Marine Science,,
Edgar Lemus Rivera, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Sustainable Synthesis of Biphenyl Amine Molecules through Diazobenzene

Mentors: Aaron Vannucci, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, James Sitter, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Harshi Lodha Jain, Senior
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The effect of attribute framing in information processing and decision making while online shopping post Covid-19

Mentors: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken, Sanela Porca, Business Administration, USC Aiken
3 2023 Psychology,Business Administration, Sciences,Business Administration Psychology,Business Administration
Sadie Lofton, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Intranasal Delivery of Mucoadhesive Lipid-Polymer Nanoparticles

Mentors: Robert Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Nicholas Colonna, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Charlie Lucas, Senior
Finance, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Continuing Overconfidence in Pre-Market Index Trading

Mentor: Hugh Kim, Finance, USC Columbia
3 2023 Finance,Statistics,
Riya Machimada, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Investigating the role of post-translational modifications of KHSRP on regulating mRNA stability and translation.

Mentor: Lauren Vaughn, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Emma Mason, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The role of localized mRNA translation for axon growth under non-optimal conditions

Mentors: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Terika Smith, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Shelby Mauldin, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Parent’s Perception of the Stigmatization of Disability and Its Effects on the Observed Interactions Between Children with Down Syndrome and Healthcare Providers.

Mentor: Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2023 Nursing,,
Jenna Mazza, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Chromatophore regulation by the grass shrimp’s accessory eyes

Mentors: Daniel Spieser, Neurology, USC Columbia, Nicholas Steichmann, Neurology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Neurology,Neurology
Margaret McBride, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrazone-based Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Grace Thaggard, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ellis McClure, Honors, Junior
Art History, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Analyzing the Fate of “Green Book” Sites in Upstate and Midlands South Carolina

Mentor: Lydia Brandt, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2023 Art History,History,
Ansley McKay, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Effects and Interactions of FUBP1

Mentors: Lauren Vaughn, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Courtney Buchanan, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Rachel McKeown, Senior
Art History, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Needlework: Women’s Unspoken Art Form

Mentor: Lana Burgess, McKissick Museum, USC Columbia
3 2023 Art History,History,
Kaitlyn Menze, Capstone, Sophomore
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Court Decision Making in Domestic Violence Homicides in South Carolina

Mentors: Christi Metcalfe, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Kaitlen Hubbard, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2023 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Caitlyn Murphy, Capstone, Junior
Cardiovascular Technology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Effects of Chronic Stress on Reference Memory in Aging and Estrogen-Deficient Females

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2023 Cardiovascular Technology,Neuroscience,
Abhijith Nair, Honors, Junior
Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Observing the effect of cis-Resveratrol and trans-Resveratrol as a potential therapy for aortic valve calcification

Mentor: Mohamad Azhar, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2023 Neuroscience,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Anika Nair, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Exploring how African American Women Use Mobile Technology to Achieve Shared Physical Activity Goals: A Qualitative Study

Mentors: Allison Sweeney, Nursing, USC Columbia, Lindsay Decker, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Medical Humanities, Nursing,Public Health Nursing,Exercise Science
Nhi Ngo, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Associations Between Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, Anxiety, and Parenting Stress in Mothers of Children with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Erin Hunt, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Psychology,Media Arts, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Shannon OLeary, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Psychometric Properties of Stigma Measures for Sexual And Gender Minorities: A Systematic Review

Mentors: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Abhishek Aggarwal, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
John Porter, Honors, Freshman
Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2023
Psychosocial wellbeing, HIV, and youth.

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Mathematics,,
Karthik Rangavajhula, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Assessing CDK8 Inhibition on Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Mentors: Gary Schools, Pharmacy, USC Columbia, Eugenia Broude, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Pharmacy,Pharmacy
Sreshta Ravi, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Measuring Microenvironment Polarity: Changing Polymer Microenvironments to Mimic Bulk Solvents

Mentors: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Nathan Halsteter, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kaili Renken, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Does altering nucleosome occupancy of transposable elements affect transposition?

Mentor: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2023 Biology,,
Christian Ruff, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Spring 2023
Expanding the Precision Synthesis of Porous Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications

Mentors: Morgan Stefik, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Eric Williams, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2023 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Christian Ryan, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Neal Hammond, Honors, Junior
Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Stress-Related GANEs to Memory and Aging

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,Neuroscience,Biological Sciences,
Addisen Simpson, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Exploring the World of Travel Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study

Mentors: Phyllis Raynor, Nursing, USC Columbia, Abbas Tavakoli, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2023 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Merissa Smith, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2023
Characterizing the role of CST in telomere biology, DNA replication and DNA repair

Mentor: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Cassidy Socia, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Food Systems, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2023
Exploring the Physiological Concentration of Circulating and Tissue Estrogen Throughout the Estrous Cycle

Mentor: Reilly Enos, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2023 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Nutrition and Food Systems,
Giselle Solorio, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Should I Say Something? Exploring the Influence of Professor Characteristics on Student Mental Health Disclosure

Mentor: Kenneth Barideaux, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2023 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,
Sophia Tavakol, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators for Perinatal Substance Use Treatment in the United States

Mentor: Peiyin Hung, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2023 Public Health,Neuroscience,
Chase Teal, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Combatting Minority Underrepresentation in the Blood Donor Pool

Mentors: Kathryn Bernheisel, Nursing, USC Columbia, Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2023 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Mathew Thomas, Freshman
Engineering Science, USC Sumter

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Improving Opalsynthesis using DIY electric arc furnace under low pressure

Mentor: Sami Varjosaari, Chemistry, USC Sumter
3 2023 Engineering Science,,
Leah Tichy, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Micronutrient Intake and Bone Mineral Density in Endurance Athletes

Mentor: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Dance,
Erica Trauner, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
ANGPTL3 contributes to high salt-diet induced vascular dysfunction and high blood pressure

Mentor: Cameron McCarthy, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2023 Biomedical Engineering,,
Jacob Vaught, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Development of Finite Element Model to predict Residual Stress and Distortion in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing

Mentor: Lang Yuan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Seth Wade, Senior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Synthesis of 4,4'-bipyridine-3,3'-acetamide and its incorporation into metal-organic frameworks

Mentor: Gerard Rowe, Chemistry/Physics, USC Aiken
3 2023 Chemistry,,
Emma Whitener, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
Differences in Postural Control and Object Exploration in Children with Down syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Stephen Wilcken, Honors, Junior
Civil Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
A Vibration-Based Approach for Rapid Change Detection of Transportation Infrastructure using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Measurements

Mentor: Dimitris Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2023 Civil Engineering,Business Administration,
Haley Winburn, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2023
Drug Discovery Research

Mentor: Yangmei Li, Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Michael Wood, Honors, Junior
Marketing, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2023
The Effect of Genre and Tempo of Music on Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2023 Marketing,Psychology,
Kevin Xiong, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
The Role of SARS-CoV Non-structural protein 1 in Regulating Viral RNA stability

Mentor: Anita Nag, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2023 Biology,Chemistry,
Holly Young, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Contraception and Sexual Minority Young Women in South Carolina

Mentor: Emily Mann, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2023 Biological Sciences,,
Madison Zimmerman, Capstone, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2023
Using bioinformatic tools for the conservation of the threatened American wood stork

Mentors: Richard Flamio, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2023 Biology,, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Biology/Geology
David Abdulrahman, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Music Industry Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Influence of Fish Predation and Light Availability on Eye Size in Natural Populations of Daphnia

Mentor: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,Music Industry Studies,
Emely Adame-Ramirez, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Exploring polymerization of vinyl and acrylate monomers within the confinement of triphenylamine bis-urea macrocycles

Mentor: Linda Shimizu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Chemistry,,
Samuel Adkins, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Repressing ZINC FINGER PROTEIN genes during Floral Induction

Mentor: Mingli Xu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,Media Arts,
Sierra Batson, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Tally Bovender, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Deformation of Auxetic Materials as a Mechanism for Intercellular Force Communication Between Ca++ Channels: A New Look for the Piezo Proteins

Mentor: Sourav Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Mechanical Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,,
Catelyne Bello, Junior
Psychology, Art, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
The affects of disability status on Imposter Phenomenon and Discrimination

Mentor: Brianne Coulombe, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2022 Psychology,Art,
Savannah Bowers, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
A Developmental Time Course of WWP1 Expression in the Mouse Heart

Mentor: Lydia Matesic, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Abigail Broadhead, Honors, Sophomore
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
What's in a name? Neuroanatomical bases of taxonomic and thematic naming errors post-stroke

Mentors: Rutvik Desai, Psychology, USC Columbia, Nicholas Riccardi, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2022 Psychology,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jackson Brown, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Studying Bubble Dynamics in Flow Boiling Using Machine Learning

Mentors: Chen Li, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Yan Tong, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Aerospace Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Ahad Chattha, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Development of Mitral Valve Disease induced by TGFB1 Signaling

Mentor: Mohamad Azhar, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Computer Science,
Ashlin Deatherage, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Novel Lithium-based platform: improving ionic conductivity through polymer nanocomposites

Mentor: Brian Benicewicz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Chemistry,,
Michael DeFiori, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Synthesis and Antibacterial Effects of Facial Amphiphilic Multicyclic Compounds

Mentors: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Yuanyuan Luo, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
MaKenna DeYoung, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Investigating Intestinal Health of P-glycoprotein Deficient C. elegans

Mentor: Scott Tanner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2022 Biology,,
Anna Dickfoss, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Characterizing the in vivo role of Monothiol Glutaredoxins in E. coli

Mentor: Wayne Outten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Lillian Doll, Honors, Junior
Environmental Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Investigating the distribution, sex ratio, and body size of two key crab species on oyster reefs over a landscape gradient

Mentor: Robert Dunn, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, USC Columbia
1 2022 Environmental Science,Biological Sciences,
Claire Elder, Capstone, Sophomore
Middle Level Education, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Assessing Interactions Between Religious Practices and Disordered Eating in African American Teenage Girls

Mentors: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Nkechi Okpara, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2022 Middle Level Education,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Adam Eubanks, Junior
Education, Special, USC Aiken

Deanna McCord, Junior
Education, Special, USC Aiken

Skyla Watson, Junior
Education, Special, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Examining the Perceived Self-Efficacy of Inclusive Special Area Teachers in K-12 Classrooms

Mentors: Melissa Martin, Special Education, USC Aiken, Timothy Lintner, Secondary Education, USC Aiken
1 2022 Education, Special,,Education, Special,,Education, Special,, Education,Education Special Education,Secondary Education
Mary Eubanks, Sophomore
Marine Science, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Seasonality of Trichodesmium in the Sargasso Sea

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Marine Science,Women's and Gender Studies,
Rose Ferguson, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Knowledge of and Bias Towards Medicolegal Cases by Nurses and the Effect on the Quality of Care for Patients

Mentor: Sara Donevant, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2022 Nursing,,
Natasha Ferreira, Junior
Political Science, History, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Income, Trust in Government, and Support for Democracy in Latin America

Mentor: Matthew Placek, History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, USC Upstate
1 2022 Political Science,History,
Colin Finney, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
The Role of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 in Murine Models of Crohn’s Disease

Mentor: Melissa Ellermann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Kelly Forrester, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Energy Transfer in Photochromic Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs)

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Grace Thaggard, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jillian Garzarella, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Using Local Basic Wave Functions for Accelerated Simulations in Electron Microscopy

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biomedical Engineering,,
Thomas Geiger, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Gina Pansari, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Mapping Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in South Carolina Rivers: Are There Hotspots?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Computer Science,Chemistry,Biological Sciences,
Bailey Goldschmidt, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Healthcare Transitions: Exploring Young Adults' Perceptions of the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

Mentor: Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2022 Nursing,Psychology,
Jackson Goldsmith, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Development of a Planar Biaxial Mechanical Testing and Advanced Imaging Device

Mentor: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2022 Mechanical Engineering,,
Ashlyn Gotberg, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Changes in focal adhesions and local translation in Down syndrome

Mentors: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Nikita Kirkise, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Lauren Heath, Senior
Health Promotion, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Women’s Mental Health Experiences of Pregnancy and Post-Partum in the Era of Social Isolation: A Grounded Theory Exploration

Mentor: Alyssa Mayer, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
1 2022 Health Promotion,,
Esha Hegde, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Quantitively Observing the Effects of a High-Sugar Diet on Germ Line Stem Cell Proliferation

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,History,
Lauren Hightower, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

KayLee Thomson, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Spatial expression of yolk protein genes in the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2022 Biology,,Biology,,
Leah Howard, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Exploring Self-Compassion and Parental Self-Efficacy Among Nontraditional Undergraduates

Mentor: Jennifer Gray, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2022 Psychology,,
Ian Jin, Honors, Junior
Environmental Science, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Phenotypic Responses of Hemiselmis pacifica in Fluctuating Spectral Environments

Mentor: Tammi Richardson, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Environmental Science,Marine Science,
Dylan Johnson, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Graph Constrained Crystal Structure Prediction Using Neural Dynamics

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Computer Science,,
Mia Joseph, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Developmental Windows When Exposure to Antibiotics Increase the Risk of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Maria Majorette Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Luke Lackovic, Junior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Characterization of Boronate Ester Lewis Acidity: Thermodynamic Substituent Effects

Mentors: John Lavigne, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Steven Sloope, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Chemistry,Mathematics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lilian Lamb, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
A self-positioning platform for stationary measurements in the aquatic environment

Mentors: George Voulgaris, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Ioannis Rekleitis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Computer Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Engineering and Computing Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Computer Science and Engineering
Elise Lumsden, Junior
Marine Science, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Investigating the role of the harmful cyanobacterium Lyngbya wollei for benthic nutrient fluxes

Mentor: Annie Bourbonnais, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2022 Marine Science,Economics,
Michael Madden, Junior
Chemistry, Mass Communications, USC Columbia

Emily Quinn, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Bioactivity of Double Chain and Single Chain Sulfonolipids

Mentors: Jie Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Ethan Older, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Chemistry,Mass Communications,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Andrew Marks, Honors, Junior
International Business, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
The Strength of Identity: First-hand Accounts from Daugavpils, Latvia

Mentors: Andrew Spicer, International Business, USC Columbia, Alexander Ogden, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2022 International Business,Russian, Business,Arts and Sciences International Business,Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Gillian Marshall, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Behavioral and Physiological Signs of Social Anxiety in Preschool-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentor: Abigail Hogan, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Mary McElveen, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Disrupted axonal mRNA transport links mitochondrial function to neuropathy

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Irene Dalla-Costa, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Amanda McGowan, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Isothiourea Catalysis: Understanding Intermolecular Interactions between Catalysts and Substrates

Mentors: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Christian Harrison, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hunter McRay, Capstone, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Investigating the Performance and Stability of Cellulose-Based Separators in Secondary Lithium Metal Batteries

Mentors: Golareh Jalilvand, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Marjanul Manjum, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Alexandria Nowicki, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Exploring the Intersection Between Social Stress, Drug-Seeking, and Ovarian Hormones in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Walter Pach, Junior
English, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Integrating IIIF Annotation with RDF Metadata in Digital Scholarship

Mentors: Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Jeanne Britton, University Libraries, USC Columbia
1 2022 English,French, Arts and Sciences,University Libraries English Language and Literature,University Libraries
Emily Parsowith, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
The Impact of Short Term Creatine Supplementation on Neuromuscular Performance and Cognitive Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Mentor: Ciaran Fairman, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2022 Exercise Science,Neuroscience,
John Pellegrino, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Improving the Detection and Treatment of Bacterial STIs among adolescents and young adults in South Carolina

Mentor: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2022 Public Health,Business Administration,
Kynslea Philcox, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Promoting Social Skills for Young Autistic Children through an NDBI-Informed Creative Dance Program

Mentor: Sarah Edmunds, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2022 Psychology,Dance,
Riley Reasons, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Association between the HDL-sized and circulating plasma proteomes

Mentor: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2022 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Mina Schaafsma, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Exploring Metallic Porous Materials Through Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing

Mentor: Lang Yuan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Psychology,
Jacqueline Schellberg, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Millimeter-Wave Imaging on 5G Handheld Smart Devices

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Computer Engineering,,
Lauren Speck, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Identifying New A? Oligomerization Method with use for Inflammatory Cells

Mentors: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Mihyun (Jane) Lim, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Autumn Terrelonge, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Investigating the Effect of Point Mutations in the PRKRA Gene to Understand Molecular Pathogenesis of Dystonia 16 (DYT16)

Mentor: Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Emery Tran, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Developing Improved Methods for the Detection of Cysteine Succination and Cysteine Dicarboxypropylation

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Mike Walla, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biological Sciences,, Medicine,Arts and Sciences Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Natalie Trimble, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
TRICARE Beneficiary Experiences with Pediatric Specialty Healthcare

Mentor: Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2022 Nursing,,
Isabela Valenta, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Biobehavioral Mechanisms Underlying Frustration Tolerance in Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Erin Hunt, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Laura Williams, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Personality Correlates of Interest in BDSM Sexual Behaviors

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2022 Psychology,,
Jasmine Witt, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Blubber thickness and nutrition of gray whales in the Puget Sound

Mentors: Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Kira Telford, Marine Science, USC Columbia
1 2022 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Marine Science
Katelyn Wyandt, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
AI-Driven User Interface Design for Optimal User Engagement: A Use Case for Personalized Learning

Mentor: Dezhi Wu, Integrated Information Technology, USC Columbia
1 2022 Computer Science,,
Zachary Young, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2022
Generating Global Indoor Point Clouds Using 5G Millimeter-Wave Technology

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2022 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Oyinkansola Adebajo, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
SIMULINK MODELING OF AN ELECTRIC AIRPLANE

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Tremayne Ansani, Honors, Freshman
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Analysis of BAI receptor expression in the developing visual system in vivo

Mentor: Fabienne Poulain, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Neuroscience,,
Stephanie Arnold, Freshman
Nursing, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
An experimental investigation of how discussing relationship hierarchy impacts the perceived benefits, costs, and quality of being in a CNM relationship

Mentor: Justin Mogilski, Psychology, USC Salkehatchie
2 2022 Nursing,,
Katelyn Augenblick, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
CHARM Lab

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2022 Exercise Science,,
Lindsey Baker, Sophomore
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
Towards Drug-Target Validation: Expression, Purification, and Biochemical Evaluation of Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase Bump Mutations

Mentor: Edward DAntonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2022 Biology,,
Catherine Barry, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Healthy Aging Study – Understand the relationships between emotion, cognition, and health outcomes in older adults.

Mentor: Chih-Hsiang Yang, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2022 Chemistry,,
Aarushi Bhasin, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
The role of the skeletal muscle androgen receptor to regulate polycystic ovarian syndrome-linked insulin resistance.

Mentor: Reilly Enos, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Lily Bosch, Honors, Sophomore
Environmental Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Characterization of greenhouse gas-producing fungi from salt marsh sediments

Mentor: Xuefeng Peng, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2022 Environmental Science,Spanish,
Shannon Brown, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2022
The Effects of Menstruation on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mentor: Bryan Love, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Andrew Campbell, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Investigating the dual immunomodulatory activity of human microbial sulfonolipids

Mentor: Jie Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Riley Campbell, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
Marine Microfossils and Estuarine Health: Benthic Foraminifera and North Inlet, SC

Mentor: Kelly Gibson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2022 Biology,,
Rene Chinery, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
Characterizing Zfp326 in Peromyscus maniculatus Neural Crest Cells

Mentor: Shannon Davis, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
DeWitt Coleman, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
The Impact of Insulin Resistance on Cognition and Neurogenesis

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Ever Curry, Freshman
Neuroscience, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
BiRDI Project: Bilingual Reading Difficulty Identification

Mentor: Lisa Fitton, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2022 Neuroscience,Spanish,
Karina Dorris, Sophomore
Nursing, Psychology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Experiences of Lowcountry School Nurses Caring for Multi-Lingual Learners

Mentor: Kim Dudas, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
2 2022 Nursing,Psychology,
Anasia Felder, Junior
Criminal Justice, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Examining the Impact of Visual Impairment on Mental Health

Mentor: Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate
2 2022 Criminal Justice,Psychology,
Kayleigh Gardner, Sophomore
Psychology, Sociology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in Children with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Holley Pitts, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2022 Psychology,Sociology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Anthony Gisolfi, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Fall 2022
The Effects of SIRT1 Expression on Myogenesis In Diabetic and Lean Tissue Engineered Skeletal Muscle

Mentor: Mark Uline, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Computer Science,
Victoria Glass, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
Identification of Hypothalamic Neurons Involved in a Novel Circuit that Regulates Feeding Behavior

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Edith Gonzalez-Mora, Senior
Mechanical Engineering, Applied Computing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
Identifying The Parameters That Affect The Quality Of 3D Printed Objects Of PLA Materials

Mentor: Jamil Khan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Mechanical Engineering,Applied Computing,
Edith Gonzalez-Mora, Senior
Mechanical Engineering, Applied Computing, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Identifying The Parameters That Affect The Quality Of 3D Printed Objects Of PLA Materials

Mentor: Jamil Khan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Mechanical Engineering,Applied Computing,
Kaaliyah Harris, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
Application of Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Testing to Advance Chronic Chagas Disease Detection

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Kirsti Gilmore, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2022 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Christopher Heaps, Capstone, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Electronic Rain Gauge

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Aerospace Engineering,,
Annamarie Holden, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2022
Variation in the Development of Communication Skills Across Infancy in Children with Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Parker Huggins, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Real-Time Ship Detection Using Synthetic Aperture Radar and the YOLO Object Detection Algorithm

Mentors: Jason Bakos, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Winford Janvrin, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Pump system in a box

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Mechanical Engineering,,
Zane Joudeh, Honors, Junior
Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
The Impact of Progerin on DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Neuroscience,Biological Sciences,
Mia Kazel, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Drug-Coded Balloons: Hardware System Design and Testing

Mentor: Tarek Shazly, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,
Savannah Keating, Junior
Biological Sciences, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Temporal Trends in Health in the Context of Famine, Plague, and Urbanization in England

Mentor: Sharon DeWitte, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Anthropology,
Katerina Krstanovic, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
“Plant Protein-Based Scaffolds for Cell-Based Meat”

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Chemical Engineering,
Dylan Kunkel, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Molecular mechanisms of mast cell activation in early skin allergic responses

Mentor: Carole Oskeritzian, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Claire Kunkle, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
The effects of endocannabinoids and gut E. coli growth in a mouse model of Crohn's disease

Mentor: Melissa Ellermann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Moira Lopez de Leon, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
The role of the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg) in avoidance behavior in rats: Two Flavor Preference Study

Mentor: Peter Vento, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2022 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Siddhartha Malik, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Fall 2022
UofSC Ridesharing Website

Mentor: Rakesh Garg, Principal Engineer, USC Nagarro Inc.
2 2022 Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Steven Matthews, Junior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Characterization of subgrade soils for pavement design

Mentors: Sarah Gassman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia, Kazi Islam, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Civil Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Civil and Environmental Engineering,Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nori Morgan, Senior
International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Navigator, Fall 2022
Analyzing Syrian Refugee Experiences in Istanbul through their Presentations on Social Media

Mentor: Breanne Grace, Social Work, USC Columbia
2 2022 International Studies,,
Meghan Nance, Senior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Understanding how adults perceive positive and adverse childhood experiences in shaping their mental health and wellbeing

Mentor: Daniel Cooper, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2022 Criminology and Criminal Justice,,
Nhi Ngo, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
1. Behavioral Indicators of Stranger Fear in Neurotypical Children and Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2. Autonomic Dysregulation in Mothers of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mentor: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Media Arts,
Sean Noonan, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2022
LIS1 Missense Mutation's Impact on Dynein Function

Mentors: Deanna Smith, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Keely Duff, Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,Art Studio, Arts and Sciences,Medicine Biological Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Joseph Patacsil, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Information Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Assessing the Impact of South Carolina Policy on Patients with ADRD

Mentor: Kevin Lu, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Information Science,
Khushi Patel, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Exploring Medical Mistrust by Income Level in South Carolina: Patient Perceptions of Primary Care Providers

Mentors: Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia, Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2022 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Xavier Pierce, Senior
Communications, Sociology, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Advocacy in the Communities of Low-Income Students: How Socio-Economic Status Affects Youth Mental Health

Mentors: Meeta Banerjee, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jason Munsell, Communications, USC Aiken
2 2022 Communications,Sociology, Social Work,Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology,Communications
Conor Pulliam, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Investigation of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters Producing Secondary Metabolites in DSM101723

Mentor: Jie Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Valerie Sims, Freshman
Civil Engineering, Geological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Geotechnical investigation of gravelly soils

Mentor: Inthuorn Sasanakul, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Civil Engineering,Geological Sciences,
Peyton Smalls, Junior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2022
Do Geoscientist Spotlights Influence Students’ Relatability to the Scientists?

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2022 Environmental Science,,
Ashley Thurber, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2022
Effects of iron supplementation during pregnancy on pica in Malawi

Mentor: Leila Larson, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2022 Public Health,Spanish,
Megan Urgo, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Characterizing the Role of Metallothioneins in Iron Metabolism in Pathogenic Fungi

Mentors: Caryn Outten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, David Eap, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Amelia Wills, Capstone, Freshman
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
Affordable and earthquake?resistant earth masonry houses

Mentor: Fabio Matta, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Civil Engineering,,
Cayla Wolfe, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2022
Altered Adhesion Proteins in Fibroblasts in Individuals with Down Syndrome.

Mentors: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Katelyn Rygel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2022 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Gabrielle Wood, Capstone, Sophomore
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2022
The postpartum mitochondrion: determining if mitochondrial dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, and cerebellum of rats contributes to observed behavioral changes

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman-Sandler, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2022 Neuroscience,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Gabrielle Wood, Capstone, Sophomore
Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2022
The postpartum mitochondrion: determining if mitochondrial dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, and cerebellum of rats contributes to observed behavioral changes

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman-Sandler, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2022 Neuroscience,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Zachary Ziehl, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2022
3D Printing

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2022 Computer Information Systems,Business Administration,
Isabella Aahlen Jakobs, Junior
Communication Studies, Film Studies, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Mål or Goal?: Understanding Intercultural Communication Barriers in Soccer for Scandinavian Student-Athletes

Mentor: Caroline Sawyer, Business Administration, USC Beaufort
3 2022 Communication Studies,Film Studies,
Savannah Belt, Sophomore
Chemistry, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Behavioral Ratings of Narratives: Valence and Arousal

Mentors: Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia, Xuan Yang, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemistry,Psychology, Arts and Sciences, Psychology,
MacKenzie Bewley, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Theres an App for That: Examining the Role of Social Media and Smartphone Technology in Supporting Youth Mental Health

Mentor: Nicole Zarrett, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,Music,
Meredith Bhend, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
The role of lng4 in zebrafish hematopoiesis

Mentor: Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Art History,
Rhiannon Bishop, Honors, Freshman
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Measuring Particle Motion through Aerosolization Transport and Air Flow

Mentor: Shamia Hoque, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Civil Engineering,,
Yessenia Bledsoe-Becerra, Senior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Characterizing the diversity of ctenophores from the Port Royal Sound (Beaufort SC) using molecular barcodes

Mentor: Mercer Brugler, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2022 Biology,,
Hadi Bouali, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Synthesis and Characterization of Functional, Self-Assembling Molecular Cases

Mentor: John Lavigne, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Morgan Bradham, Senior
English, Anthropology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Psychedelic Confirmations of American Transcendental and Romantic Thought

Mentor: Todd Hagstette, English, USC Aiken
3 2022 English,Anthropology,
Kaitlin Bridges, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
The Role of SARS-CoV Non-structural Protein 1 in Cytoplasmic Stress Granule Formation

Mentor: Anita Nag, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2022 Biology,Chemistry,
Jacob Brown, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Metabolic Syndromes and the Risk of ADRD among Older Adults in the U.S.

Mentor: Kevin Lu, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Pharmacy,,
Kelly Buchan, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Romantic Partner Attempts to Influence Reduction in Alcohol Consumption: Examining Drinker Perceptions

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Spanish,
Rahul Bulusu, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Ian McDowell, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Drone-based Multimodal Surveying for Outdoor 5G Millimeter-Wave Picocell Placement

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,Mathematics,Computer Science,Mathematics,
Drew Buoniconti, Capstone, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Establishing the signature of neural activation following social preference in Fmr1 mutant mice

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Alexia Crockett, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Miranda Butler, Honors, Senior
Public Relations, USC Columbia

Meghan Whittle, Honors, Senior
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
The New Frontier or a Billionaire’s Joy Ride? Artificial Intelligence Driven Analysis of Twitter Conversations of the SpaceX Company

Mentor: Jungmi Jun, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Relations,,International Business,Economics,
Cassidy Carter, Senior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Detection and discovery of structural motifs in crystal materials using quotient graphs

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Engineering,,
Amelia Churillo, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Gene Targeting Fibroblast Activation Protein and High Resolution Cardiac Imaging

Mentor: Frank Spinale, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Alexis Clement, Senior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Anna-Grace Dorrien, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Validity of Scoring Sentence Repetition from Kindergarteners

Mentor: Lisa Fitton, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Psychology,Psychology,Linguistics,
Karinne Cobb, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Nutritional Interventions for Female Brain Aging and Memory

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,French,
Daniel Coble, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
High-rate Machine Learning for Structural State Estimation

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Mechanical Engineering,,
Kayla Cornwell, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Investigation of 2D MXene Nanosheets Decorated with Moringa Oleifera Proteins for Synergistic Antimicrobial Activity

Mentor: Nader Taheri, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,,
Isabella Cuervo, Honors, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Ultra sensitive nanopore sensing of cannabinoids effect on AChE induced AB Peptides aggregation - in vitro studies

Mentor: Chang Liu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Music,
Katherine Davenport, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2022
Determining the effect of HIV-Tat protein on the Serotonin Transporter in Inducible Tat Transgenic Mice

Mentor: Jun Zhu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Pharmacy,,
Lydia Ebel, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Ibrahim Hasnie, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
The Effect of Antibiotics on the Distal Colon Environment and Risk of Developing Early Onset Colorectal Cancer

Mentors: Marj Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Kristen Hogan, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Ridha Fatima, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Matrix Metalloproteinase 14 (MMP14) over expression in pregnant and post-partum mice

Mentor: Holly LaVoie, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Colin Finney, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
The Role of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 in Murine Models of Crohn's Disease

Mentor: Melissa Ellermann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Emily Fisher, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Electrode Engineering for High Performance Lithium Sulfur batteries

Mentor: Golareh Jalilvand, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemical Engineering,,
Audrey Galimba, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Investigating the rate of medial cell proliferation in a mouse model of Marfan syndrome

Mentor: Susan Lessner, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Biological Sciences,
Kayleigh Gardner, Capstone, Freshman
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Relationship Between Early Childhood Arousal and Later Language Abilities in Children with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Katie Bangert, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Katherine Gregory, Honors, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Adherence to Lifestyle Guidelines Among Cancer Survivors

Mentors: Susan Steck, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Longgang Zhao, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Interdisciplinary Studies,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mark Griggs, Honors, Senior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
The Effect of Moderate Exercise on Attention and Theta Oscillations as a Possible Intervention After Brain Damage

Mentors: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken, Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken
3 2022 Psychology,, Sciences,Sciences Psychology,Exercise and Sports Science
Sophia Grimsley, Honors, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Identifying Boundary Layer Structures from Aircraft Observations of Hurricanes

Mentor: April Hiscox, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2022 Environmental Science,,
Dillon Haraburd, Junior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Brennen Placke, Senior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Zack Stiltner, Junior
Computer Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Analyzing Smart Vehicle Datasets to Design a Vehicular Peercloud Network

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2022 Computational Science,,Computational Science,,Computer Science,,
Quinn Harris, Capstone, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Does the synthetic food dye, Blue-1 cause DNA damage?

Mentor: Lorne Hofseth, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Sara Hendrix, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Attention Tracking Using Neuromorphic Computing Algorithms

Mentor: Ramtin Zand, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,,
Aubrey Hepstall, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
The Use of a Polybenzimidazole Membrane for Aqueous Hydrogen Chloride Electrolysis

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Ben Meekins, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Cassandra Hett, Junior
Public Health, Nutrition and Food Systems, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Types of COVID-19 Related Taste and Smell Loss and Resulting Effects on Diet, Food Preferences, and Lifestyle

Mentors: Christine Pellegrini, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Susan Steck, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Nutrition and Food Systems, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Parker Huggins, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Real-Time Ship Detection Using Synthetic Aperture Radar and the YOLO Object Detection Algorithm

Mentors: Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Matthew Hughes, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Implementing Causal Machine Learning and Symbolic Regression With Inductive Biases to Develop Models for Lattice Thermal Conductivity

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,,
Lauren James, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Effects of Matrix Metalloproteinase 14 (MMP14) overexpression in mice

Mentor: Holly LaVoie, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,French,
Taylor Jannusch, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Therapeutic Efficacy of Resveratrol for Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

Mentor: Narendra Singh, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Fatima Jatoi, Honors, Sophomore
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Assessing Parenting Strengths and Challenges Among Black and Latinx Parents with 3-7 Year-Old Children

Mentor: Daniel Cooper, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,Counselor Education,
Isak Jatoi, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Selective Radionuclide Sequestration Using Crown-Ether-Containing Metal-Organic Frameworks

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Kyoungchul Park, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemistry,Russian, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Conner Johnson, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Fabrication of cellulose nanofiber sponge extracted from white beans as an oil-water separation membrane.

Mentor: Monirosadat Sadati, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,,
Annie Lacourciere, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Social media usage and COVID-19 vaccine uptake among college students in South Carolina

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Rebecca LeBlanc, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Neuroethology of Crustaceans: Maze Learning in Porcelain Crabs

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Marine Science,,
Hannah Leili, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2022
Cholinergic Innervation of the Basolateral Amygdala in Fragile X Syndrome

Mentor: David Mott, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Spanish,
Hannah Leili, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Cholinergic Innervation of the Basolateral Amygdala in Fragile X Syndrome

Mentor: David Mott, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,,
Keith Lewandowski, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Drone-based Tracking and Following of Railway Lines

Mentors: Nikolaos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Michail Kalaitzakis, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Shambreka Livingston, Senior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Addressing Parent Stress to Promote Child Socioemotional and Physical Health

Mentor: Nada Goodrum, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,,
Ryan Lucas, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Conjugation of Phenyl Boronic Acid Analogs to Sialic Acids Sites of Measles Virus

Mentor: Qian Wang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Riya Machimada, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Role of stress granule proteins in axon regeneration

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Lauren Lauren, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Tristan Marchena, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Investigating the effect of all-trans retinoic acid on dexamethasone induce C2C12 myotube atrophy

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Candice Cheung, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Cayla Mathis, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Paxillin is necessary for local translation in growth cones

Mentor: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,,
Steven Matthews, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Geotechnical Laboratory Investigation of Subgrade Soil for Pavements in South Carolina

Mentor: Sara Gassman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Civil Engineering,Business Administration,
Kaitlyn McCue, Senior
Journalism, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Women in the Office of the Solicitor General

Mentor: Jessica Schoenherr, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2022 Journalism,,
Ansley McKay, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Role of G3BP1 protein in axon growth

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Lauren Vaughn, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Sarisha Menon, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Sleep-Wake Behavior in Mice: Role of Kynurenic Acid and Kynurenine 3-Monooxygenase

Mentors: Ana Pocivavsek, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Snezana Milosavljevic, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Brandon Mercado, Honors, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Colleen Phan, Junior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Examining the intricate relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination acceptance

Mentors: Ginny Webb, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate, Justin Travis, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2022 Biology,Psychology,Biology,, Science and Technology,Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Natural Sciences & Engineering,Psychology
Emily Miller, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Examining human perception with EEG

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,,
Josephine Morrissey, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Toxocariasis: An Emerging Public Health Concern in Richland County, South Carolina?

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Mary Lynn, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Allen Mundok, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Do excess doses of 3 Vitamin B12 forms cause changes in enzymes linked to Tau phosphorylation and Autism?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2022 Biology,,
Jadyn Myers, Honors, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Investigating the Role of STAT1 in the Combinatorial Effect of CDK8/19 and mTOR Co-inhibition in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Mentors: Eugenia Broude, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Xiaokai Ding, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Isabella Nashbar, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Isolation of bacteriophages from Rocky Branch creek

Mentor: Bert Ely, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Sean Noonan, Capstone, Freshman
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Using LIS1 missense mutations to elucidate dynein regulatory mechanisms

Mentor: Deanna Smith, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,,
Alexandria Nowicki, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Exploring the Intersection Between Social Stress, Drug-Seeking, and Ovarian Hormones in Female Rats

Mentors: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Cora Smiley, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Women's and Gender Studies, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Mariana Orihuela, Honors, Freshman
Psychology, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Bilingual Reading Difficulty Identification (BiRDI) Research Experience

Mentor: Lisa Fitton, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,Political Science,
Ishika Parekh, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Examining the effects of the levels of modality and emotion-laden words on the rate of occurrence of false memories.

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Adam Parker, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Engineering gelatin-based hydrogels with MXenes for 3D printing applications

Mentor: Nader Taheri-Qazvini, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,,
Juhi Patel, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Examining changes in neuronal morphology in Down syndrome iPSC-derived neurons

Mentors: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Manasi Agrawal, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Megha Patel, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Structural Studies of Lymphocyte Antigen 6E with its Antibody

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Anthropology,
Kana Quinn, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Japanese, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Association between learning disabilities, including cognitive functioning, sleep, and physical activity in college students

Mentor: Michael Wirth, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Japanese,
Patrick Raines, Senior
Spanish, Spanish Translation/Interpretation, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Dialect and Disenfranchisement: Using Judgments of Dialectal Spanish as a Pathway to Equity Education

Mentor: David Marlow, Languages, Literature and Composition, USC Upstate
3 2022 Spanish,Spanish Translation/Interpretation,
Neha Rayala, Honors, Freshman
Neuroscience, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Dyadic influence processes among heavy drinking couples

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2022 Neuroscience,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Madeline Riggins, Senior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Complex Trauma and Online Communities: How Social Media Use Moderates Psychological Need Satisfaction

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2022 Psychology,,
Ally Robertson, Junior
Sociology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Compersion as a Form of Mate Retention

Mentor: Justin Mogilski, Psychology, USC Salkehatchie
3 2022 Sociology,,
Andrei Robu, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Identification of Hypothalamic Neurons that are Activated by Serotonin and Participate in the Control of Food Intake

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Ian Ross, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Making a better scoop: getting better performance out of AFP scoops

Mentors: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Roudy Wehbe, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Caroline Royals, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Bacterial Influence on Plant Growth

Mentor: Bert Ely, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Caroline Rucker, Honors, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Developing skills to study polymer particle interactions with macrophages

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Kidochukwu Atube, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Christian Ruff, Freshman
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Expanding the precision synthesis of porous nanomaterials for energy storage applications

Mentor: Morgan Stefik, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemistry,,
Christian Ryan, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Inducing and Exacerbating Stress in Rats to Identify Stress-Related Mechanisms in Memory Loss

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Isabel Sans, Honors, Freshman
History, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Language Conflict Encyclopedia

Mentors: Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Kaitlyn Smith, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2022 History,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Sasha Sawyer, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Computational study of the stability of substituted cobaltocenium in an alkaline media

Mentor: Sophya Garashchuk, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemistry,,
Silas Scribner, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Seasonal Trends in Harmful Algal Bloom Nutrient Availability from Sediment Iron and Phosphorus Reservoirs

Mentors: Timothy Shaw, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Cassidy Crandell, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemistry,Statistics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
James Seekings, Capstone, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Attention Tracking for Intuitive Robot Tutors using Neuromorphic Computing

Mentors: Ramtin Mohammadizand, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Peyton Chanarana, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Nimue Shive, Honors, Sophomore
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Tracking changes in montane butterfly populations through the lens of climate change

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2022 Environmental Science,,
Aman Singh, Honors, Freshman
Pharmacy, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Comparative Effectiveness Research on Safety and/or Economic Burden among Patients with ADRD

Mentor: Kevin Lu, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Pharmacy,Business Administration,
Edward Sitar, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
5G Millimeter-Wave Enabled At-Home Human Silhouette Estimation

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,,
Peyton Smalls, Sophomore
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Influence of Diversity in the Geosciences

Mentors: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Jessica Barnes, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2022 Environmental Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Corinne Smith, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
A network of UAV deployable sensor packages for monitoring hydraulic parameters during severe weather events

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Adrian Soto, Capstone, Junior
Political Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Characteristics that Influence Attorney Decision Making at the District Court Level

Mentors: Kirk Randazzo, Political Science, USC Columbia, Madison Shanks, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2022 Political Science,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Political Science,Political Science
Sydney Staines, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Environmental Factors Contributing to Fungal Production of N2O in Salt Marsh Sediments

Mentor: Xuefeng Peng, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2022 Marine Science,,
Ryan Stover, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Zip Code Determinants of Health Affecting Telemedicine Use by Athletic Trainers

Mentors: Zachary Winkelmann, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Sujal Patel, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2022 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Carson Tang, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Nanospike Design for Catalytic Conversion of Nitrogen Gas into Ammonia

Mentor: Sophya Garashchuk, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Chemistry,,
Melanie Tieman, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Targeting NMDA Receptor Co-Activators to Rescue Memory in Normal Aging

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Emery Tran, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
Developing Improved Methods for the Detection of Cysteine Succination and Cysteine Dicarboxypropylation

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Mike Walla, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biological Sciences,, Medicine,Arts and Sciences Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lauren Turner, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Evaluating the Emergence of the Gulf Coast Tick and Rickettsia parkeri Pathogen in South Carolina

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Kyndall Braumuller, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Athul Vikas, Capstone, Freshman
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
The impact of macroeconomic indicators on individuals’ food consumption and health choices, and their impact on Population Health.

Mentor: Jan Ostermann, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Business Administration,
Mary Walden, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Hybrid Materials based on Gelatin-stabilized Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles and MXene Nanoflakes for use in Guided Bone Regeneration Membranes

Mentors: Nader Taheri-Qazvini, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Gelareh Rezvan, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Jacob Walker, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2022
NASA ULI (IMOCAS)

Mentor: Wout Backer, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Aerospace Engineering,Undeclared,
Jasmine Webber, Freshman
Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Needs Assessment to Inform Development of a Parent-Based Prevention Program

Mentor: Nada Goodrum, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Undeclared,,
Colby Weeks, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Investigating the Effects of Stress Corrosion Cracking in a Climate Controlled Environment

Mentor: Lingyu Yu, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Aerospace Engineering,Business Administration,
Lexington Whalen, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
The Wordification® Project

Mentor: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,,
Camille Wheeler, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Using High Frequency Chlorophyll-a Monitoring Sensors to Determine Differences in Temporal Patterns at Two Locations in the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Ecosystem

Mentors: Erik Smith, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Tammi Richardson, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Biological Sciences
Sydney Wheeler, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Development of mucoadhesive nanoparticles for delivery of all trans retinoic acid

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Nicholas Colonna, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Emma Whitener, Capstone, Freshman
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Potential Effects of Congenital Heart Defects on Early Development in Down syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,,
Desiree Williams, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Does miR-718 target Phospholipase C-B2 and subsequently affect CREB phosphorylation?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2022 Biology,Psychology,
Laura Witt, Honors, Freshman
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Assessing the Risk of Tick-borne Disease Among Humane Shelter Workers

Mentor: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,,
Gabrielle Wood, Capstone, Freshman
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
The effects of gestational stress on postpartum brain mitochondrial function and behavior

Mentor: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2022 Psychology,,
Robyn Woolf-Barker, Freshman
Public Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2022
Piloting Brief, Just-in-Time Training Videos for Mentors: Expanding and Strengthening Motivational Interviewing for Youth

Mentors: Mackenzie Hart, Psychology, USC Columbia, Sam McQuillin, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Interdisciplinary Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Mason Wright, Capstone, Sophomore
Business Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2022
Cylindrical Persistent Micelles

Mentors: Morgan Stefik, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Taylor Larison, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2022 Business Economics,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Katelyn Wyandt, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
AI-Driven User Interface Design for Optimal User Engagement

Mentor: Dezhi Wu, Integrated Information Technology, USC Columbia
3 2022 Computer Science,,
Avery Wyrick, Freshman
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
How do family businesses originating from emerging markets grow differently than family businesses originating from advanced economies?

Mentor: Ayse Ozturk, Marketing, USC Columbia
3 2022 International Business,Marketing,
Jonathan Yi, Capstone, Freshman
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Evaluating environmental benefits of rail transportation in metropolitan areas in United States

Mentor: Yuche Chen, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2022 Civil Engineering,,
Brian Yoon, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Spring 2022
Characterization of pathogenic mutations in the catalytic domain of ASH1L

Mentors: Sofia Lizarrga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Calvin Leung, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Stephen Zahran, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2022
Analyzing the Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on COVID-19 Through Public and Survey Data in SC

Mentor: Orgul Ozturk, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2022 Public Health,Economics,
John Angelidis, Junior
Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Dhruv Pai, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Wordification Project

Mentor: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Information Systems,Business Administration,Computer Science,,
Emily Ariail, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Investigating the Effect of Media from Macrophages Treated with Phosphatidylserine-Presenting Particles on Myotube Formation

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Kidochukwu Atube, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
William Bakker, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Using a Cobot/Machine Vision System to Detect and Measure Assembly Misalignment

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,,
Anna Bazell, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Functional Analysis of STN1 Winged Helix Domains

Mentor: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Criminal Justice,
Zoey Beausoleil, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Human Performance and Development Laboratory

Mentor: David Stodden, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
1 2021 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Rachel Bohnenkamp, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Effects of genetic variation on response to social comparative feedback when learning a motor task

Mentors: Jill Stewart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Alli Lewis, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Kevin Brown, Capstone, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Soft robotic actuators inspired by spider legs

Mentor: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Aerospace Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Natalie Brown, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Effects of COVID-19 on Barbershops and Beauty Salons as Community Anchors for Crime Prevention and Public Health

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Hunter Boehme
1 2021 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Marie Burns, Honors, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Development of Computational Models for Polymer Scission

Mentor: Andreas Heyden, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Chemical Engineering,,
William Caspino, Capstone, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Germination Success Following Chronic Radiation Exposure

Mentors: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Melissa Groleau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Civil Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Devon Clark, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Investigation of 3D Printing Manufacturing Optimization Through Remote Robotic Control

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,,
Katie Coggins, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Moral Panic and Criminal Justice: Identifying the Warning Signs

Mentor: Colby King, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies, USC Upstate
1 2021 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Kiersten Crouse, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Influence of Cryopreservation on Vascular Histomechanics

Mentor: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,Biological Sciences,
Dana Crytser, Honors, Junior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Intersecting Musical Performance and Environmental Activism

Mentor: Jennifer Parker-Harley, Music, USC Columbia
1 2021 Music Performance,,
Dylan Davis, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Applied Computing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Exploring the plasticity of mixotrophy: Molecular and ecological responses in Cryptomonas ovata

Mentors: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Rachel Schomaker, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Applied Computing, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Alana Dea, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Relationship Between Bimanual Manipulation and Motor Scores in Infancy

Mentors: Jessica Bradshaw, Psychology, USC Columbia, Alexis Federico, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Kaitlyn Dirr, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Seasonal Use of Gopher Tortoise Burrows in Coastal Beach Dunes

Mentors: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Matthew Kimball, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Marine Science, Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences,Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
Sarah Doyle, Honors, Junior
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Impact of Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Courses at the University of South Carolina

Mentor: William Sandberg, Management, USC Columbia
1 2021 International Business,Marketing,
Brittany Eberl, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Non-biased Stereological Analysis of Hippocampal Neuron Morphology in an Animal Model of Gulf War Illness

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Rachel Edens, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Shrey Patel, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Determining Sensitivity of Organoids to FDA Approved Chemotherapeutics Using DNA Barcoding Technology

Mentor: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Andrew Eldridge, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Speeding up Materials Discovery by Learned Potential Function using Genetic Programming

Mentor: Ming Hu, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Kirsten Fisher, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Perception of Green Leaf Volatiles by Plant Cells

Mentors: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Monchupa Kingsak, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biochemistry
Wyatt Fleming, Sophomore
Anthropology, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Settlement Ecology of 19th-Century Farmsteads in Nelson, Madison County, NY

Mentor: Eric Jones, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2021 Anthropology,History,
Madelyn France, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Examining Food Spending of DIET Guidelines Research Participants and Effects on Dietary Adherence

Mentor: Mary Wilson, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,,
Megan Francis, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Developing unfurled corannulene: tuning electronic properties through structural modification

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Abhijai Mathur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kristen Gambardella, Honors, Junior
International Business, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
A Systematic Review of Human Papillomavirus and Vaccination Perception, Awareness, and Knowledge and Associated Characteristics of Individuals in the Southern US

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2021 International Business,Chemistry,
Daniel Gleaves, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Material Synthesizability Prediction Using Graph Neural Network-Based Semi-Supervised Learning

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Science,,
Megan Glover, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Assessing the Effects of High-Fat Diets on Adipose tissue and Immune Response

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Margaret Gordon, Honors, Sophomore
Environmental Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Investigating sources of nitrogen sustaining harmful cyanobacterial blooms in South Carolina lake using stable isotopes

Mentor: Annie Bourbonnais, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2021 Environmental Science,Chemistry,
Savanna Griffin, Honors, Junior
Finance, International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Examination of the Female and Male Athlete Energy Needs in Physically Active Individuals

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Nancy Uriegas, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2021 Finance,International Business, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Anna Hawcroft, Sophomore
Industrial Mathematics, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Nanoparticles Size Effect on Stability of Ionic Liquids Based Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
1 2021 Industrial Mathematics,,
Mollie Hendrix, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Why do so many youth athletes specialize in a particular sport?

Mentor: Jim Mensch, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2021 Exercise Science,,
David Hill, Capstone, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Studying on the effect of strain-induced oxygen vacancies on thermoelectric properties in oxide thin films

Mentors: Dongkyu Lee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Mohammad El Loubani, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Aerospace Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Benjamin Hurley, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Using DNA Barcoding to Assess Dietary Composition of Highly Migratory Species in the Northwest Atlantic

Mentor: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Spanish,
Caden Jackson, Sophomore
Sociology, Psychology, USC Union

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Meditation as a Means of Reducing Aggression and Racial Implicit Bias within an Eyetracking Shoot/No-Shoot Task

Mentor: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union
1 2021 Sociology,Psychology,
Ishita Kapoor, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Assessing the Relation between Oral Health and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Mentors: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Jihong Liu, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Natalie Long, Capstone, Junior
Dance, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Emotional Authenticity for Happy and Sad Expressions

Mentors: Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia, Sewon Oh, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2021 Dance,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Isabelle Lytle, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Interactions of ?-Lactam Antibiotics-Transition Metal Complexes with ?-Lactamase

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Amanda Manea, Honors, Sophomore
Mathematics, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Inhibition of autophagy and telomerase for induction of apoptosis in human glioblastoma

Mentors: Swapan Ray, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nadia Al-Sammarraie, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Mathematics,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Alissa Mertel, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Promoting Resilience to COVID Grief Through Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Mentor: Christa Christ, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2021 Psychology,,
Lindsey Moon, Honors, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Beaufort County Wastewater

Mentor: Tye Pettay, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
1 2021 Biology,,
Sarah Mott, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Effect of Estrogen on Serotonergic Response to Social Stress in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Christina Mueller, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Water Insecurity among Native Alaska Communities

Mentors: David Fuente, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Payal Shah, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Political Science, Arts and Sciences,Education Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Educational Studies
Xeerak Muhammad, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Computational Design of Protein Structures Using Graph Transformers

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Engineering,,
Mitchell NeSmith, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Effects of Emodin on Chemotherapy-Induced Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

Mentors: Angela Murphy, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Brandon VanderVeen, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Ngaru Ngom, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Sumter

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Lead Uptake by Germinating Seeds of Mustard

Mentor: Kajal Ghoshroy, Biology, USC Sumter
1 2021 Biological Sciences,,
Faith Oladejo, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Structure-Activity Relationships in the 2,4’-Dihydroxyacetophenone Dioxygenase Reaction

Mentor: Kenneth Roberts, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2021 Chemistry,,
James Ostergaard, Honors, Freshman
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships Designed to Counter State-Backed Malign Influence Operations

Mentors: Daniel Ostergaard, International Business, USC Columbia, Richard Davis
1 2021 International Business,Management, Business, International Business,
Benjamin Ranson, Honors, Junior
Physics, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Construction of Diffractive Optical Elements with Nanoscale Features

Mentor: Thomas Crawford, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2021 Physics,Computer Science,
Kayla Reizer, Sophomore
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Describing the Morphology and Mating Behavior of Enchenopa binotata Halesia, a New Member of the Two-marked Treehopper Species Complex

Mentor: Jonathan Storm, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2021 Biology,Psychology,
Gabrielle Ricche, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
How Does Estuarine Outflow Reach the Gulf Stream?

Mentor: Alexander Yankovsky, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Computer Science,
Emma Sandago, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Increased Kynurenic Acid and Cognitive Impairments in Adult Mice

Mentor: Ana Pocivavsek, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Lane Scarborough, Honors, Junior
Business Economics, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Exploring Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management in South Carolina’s Working Population

Mentor: Melanie Cozad, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
1 2021 Business Economics,Finance,
Nathan Stofik, Honors, Junior
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Measurement and Modeling of Low-Altitude Air-Ground Channels in Two Frequency Bands

Mentors: David Matolak, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia, Alphan Sahin, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Electrical Engineering,Computer Science, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Electrical Engineering,Electrical Engineering
Shoba Swaminathan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Identifying Protein Targets of Itaconate Modification

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Richard McCain, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Sophia Valeo, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Genetic association of Thalassemia germline variants on risk of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Mentor: Alyssa Clay-Gilmour, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,,
Caroline Washburn, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Salinity and Temperature Changes in the Agulhas Current System using NASA’s SMAP mission and CMC Data

Mentor: Subrayahman Bulusu, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Spanish,
Courtney Weber, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Investigation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Household Herbicides

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Chemistry,Environmental Studies,
Ian Wells, Honors, Junior
Chinese Studies, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Wuwei and Wuzhengfu: Daoism, Peasant Revolution, And China’s Anarchist “Tokyo Group”

Mentor: Krista Van Fleit, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2021 Chinese Studies,Global Studies,
Joi Wilder, Junior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
How Appearance, Gender, and Presentation Style Impact Perception On Expert Witness Credibility

Mentors: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate, Lynn McMillan, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2021 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jacob Womick, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Analysis of Battery Health During Rapid Energy Transfer within a Battery Network

Mentors: Jamil Khan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,Nuclear Engineering, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Tyneisha Bradley, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2021
Identifying the Location of ORF1 and TPase Proteins in Arabidopsis

Mentor: Dr. C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2021 Biology,Psychology,
Heather Brown, Senior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2021
1) Health Disparities in the Dominican Republic 2) COVID-19 in the African American Community

Mentor: David Simmons, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2021 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Kelly Buchan, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Romantic Partner Attempts to Influence Reduction in Alcohol Consumption: Examining Drinker Perceptions

Mentor: Jennifer Fillo, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2021 Public Health,Spanish,
Drew Buoniconti, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Establishing the signature of neural activation following social preference in Fmr1 mutant mice

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Alexia Crockett, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Serena Harn, Capstone, Sophomore
Information Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Cancer Misinformation on Social Media in the United States

Mentor: Amir Karami, Library and Information Science, USC Columbia
2 2021 Information Science,,
Jacob Hogan, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Do the metabolites of the synthetic food dye, Red 40, cause DNA damage?

Mentors: Lorne Hofseth, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Alexander Chumanevich, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2021 Biological Sciences,Mathematics, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Charlie Johnson, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Effects of Salinity on the Life History of the Cannonball Jellyfish, Stomolophus meleagris

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2021 Marine Science,,
Isabella Johnson, Senior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Fall 2021
Saved by a Stranger

Mentor: Amelia Quint, Rhodos Fellows, USC Columbia
2 2021 Media Arts,,
Summar Jones, Senior
Psychology, Sociology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder in college students subpopulation Latinx groups

Mentor: Meeta Banerjee, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2021 Psychology,Sociology,
Thomas Lentine, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Integrating Competitive Physical Activities into a Behavioral Weight Management Intervention for Rural-Dwelling Black Men with Obesity

Mentor: Demetrius Abshire, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2021 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Jessica Manes, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
PARENTING DURING A PANDEMIC: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Development – An Analysis of the Experience Parenting a Pre-K Child Across Three Cohorts in South Carolina

Mentor: Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2021 Nursing,,
Claire Matta, Capstone, Junior
Geological Sciences, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Characterization and preservation of a black smoker hydrothermal chimney rock from the Piccard Vent Field at the Mid-Cayman Rise for display

Mentor: Susan Lang, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2021 Geological Sciences,Marine Science,
Julia Mewborn, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
The effects of Cannabidiol oil on stress in rats

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2021 Biology,,
Aneri Patel, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Distinguish between Mild cognitive impairment from cognitively healthy aging by using different measures

Mentors: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Laura Friedman, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Juhi Patel, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Examining changes in neuronal morphology in Down syndrome iPSC-derived neurons

Mentors: Kristy Welshhans, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Manasi Agrawal, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2021 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Breanna Robertson, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Programming the postnatal mitochondrion for resiliency in the face of prenatal stress

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Goreman-Sandler, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2021 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Christian Ryan, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Journey, Fall 2021
Risk Factors and Neural Mechanism of Cognitive Aging

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Rio Shadow, Freshman
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Addressing Food Insecurity Among Students At The University Of South Carolina Lancaster

Mentor: Susan Cruise, Sociology, USC Lancaster
2 2021 Nursing,,
Caitlin Shirey, Sophomore
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Developing RNA interference as a molecular tool in Stomoxys calcitrans

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2021 Biology,,
Timothy Simmons, Senior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2021
Understanding the Role of Protective Factors of Racial Discrimination on Physical and Mental Health Outcomes in African American Families

Mentor: Dawn Wilson-King, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2021 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Ashley Thurber, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2021
The Perceived Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Anxiety, Depression, and Disordered Eating Habits: A Survey of Undergraduate Students in the United States

Mentor: William Morris, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2021 Public Health,Spanish,
Sarah Todd, Junior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Understanding the perspectives of Neurodiverse students in college geoscience majors

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2021 Environmental Science,,
Lauren Trummer, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Role of DB2313 on PU1 in HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

Mentors: Dr. Hexin Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Manikanda Raja, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2021 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Adam Wenzel, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
ESDI Lab: Early intervention in siblings showing signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentors: Jessica Bradshaw, Psychology, USC Columbia, Emma Platt, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2021 Psychology,Computer Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Ethan Williams, Honors, Junior
Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Benchtop NMR

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2021 Aerospace Engineering,Mathematics,
Noah Williams, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2021
Flower Color Divergence: Exploring Convergent Evolution through Pigment Chromatography and RNA Seq

Mentor: Carolyn Wessinger, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Skyler Yakes, Senior
Anthropology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2021
Validity of Transition Analysis 3 Using Individuals of Known Ages

Mentor: Carlina de la Cova, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2021 Anthropology,Criminal Justice,
Dimitris Amiridis, Honors, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Creating an Optimal Algorithm to Minimize Digital Traffic in an FPGA Board

Mentor: Herbert Ginn, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Engineering,,
Patrick Bailey, Honors, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Cold Spray for Tooling Applications

Mentor: Wout De Backer, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Aerospace Engineering,Business Administration,
Jeremiah Bergman, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Development of BRAF kinase dimerization interface inhibitors to overcome paradoxical MEK/ERK kinase activation in BRAF mutated metastatic melanoma

Mentor: Campbell McInnes, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Brynn Bonner, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Matthew Osborn, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Quantifying Traditional and Functional Fitness Deficits in Adults of Varying Body Mass Index

Mentor: Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken
3 2021 Exercise and Sports Science,,Exercise and Sports Science,,
James Boyt, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
DBPs Due to Pollen: More Than Just A Runny Nose

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemistry,,
Bruce Brasseur, Junior
Computational Science, Mathematics, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Evolving Artificial Neural Network Cost Functions Using Genetic Programming

Mentor: Brian Canada, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2021 Computational Science,Mathematics,
Rylei Brown-Campbell, Senior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Layla Dorn, Junior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Winners By Design: Student Athletes Alter Ego

Mentor: Marius Valdes, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Art Studio,,Art Studio,,
Maria Bykalo, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Association Between Obesity, Neuroinflammation, and Depression in Female Rats Fed a High Fat Diet

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Neuroscience,
Shane Carey, Honors, Sophomore
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Synthesis and Evaluation of N-Phenylbenzenesulfonamides as Effective Trypanosoma cruzi Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2021 Biology,,
Griffin Carter, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Investigating the Effects of Nanoparticle Delivery to Myoblasts on Differentiation into Myotubes

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Candice Cheung, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biomedical Engineering,Computer Science, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Hollis Chillura, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Identifying axon regeneration promoting substrates of HDAC6

Mentors: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Amar Kar, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Praful Chunchu, Senior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Real-time Patient Monitoring on Wearable Devices Using Neuromorphic Computing

Mentors: Ramtin Zand, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Denise Davis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Hunter Damron, Honors, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Enumerating Symmetrical Domino Tilings

Mentor: Laszlo Szekely, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Abigaile Davies, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Are Pharmacies Critical to Increasing HPV Vaccination in Rural South Carolina? Examining HPV Vaccination Opportunities in Pharmacy Settings in South Carolina

Mentor: Tessa Hastings, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Business Administration,
Jared Dawson, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Navigator, Spring 2021
Treating Hypertension with Transdermally Absorbed Herbal Medicine From Biofunctional Fabrics

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Spanish,
Alana Dea, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
How does bimanual manipulation at 6 months of age predict motor scores at 9 and 12 months of age?

Mentors: Jessica Bradshaw, Psychology, USC Columbia, Alexis Federico, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Caroline Dempsey, Capstone, Senior
Industrial Mathematics, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Nanoparticles Shape Effect on Stability of Water-Al2O3 Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2021 Industrial Mathematics,,
Stephen Dey, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Asynchrony and Disease Persistence in Centrarchid Fishes

Mentor: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2021 Biology,,
Kaitlyn Digsby, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Prevention of Resistance to CDK4/6 Inhibitors through CDK8/19 Inhibition

Mentors: Eugenia Broude, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Zachary Mack, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Danielle Doennebrink, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult cardiovascular health.

Mentor: Samuel McQuillin, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Matthew Duggan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Concluding Successful Nesting of Limosa limosa with Geolocation Data

Mentors: Nathan Senner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Luke Wilde, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Computer Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Allison Egeli, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Effect of Timp4 Gene Deletion on Cardiac Remodeling During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Mentor: Holly LaVoie, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Dance,
Zajwain Eugene, Junior
Media Arts, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
"Liquidity"

Mentor: Faye Riley, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,Art Studio,
Taylor Faherty, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analysis of novel lncRNAp53int1 Expression Levels during differentiation of leukemic cells

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Alyssa Franklin, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Regulation of Hematopoiesis in Ing4-Deficient Zebrafish

Mentor: Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,French,
Brynn Franz, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2021
Accuracy of a Pre-Delivery Hemorrhage Assessment Score in Predicting Post-Delivery Blood Loss

Mentors: Jane So, M.D, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University Hospital, Deidre Lee, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Medicine,Renaissance School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology,Obstetrics and Gynecology
Olivia Gary, Capstone, Junior
Mathematics, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Collagen Quantification in Descending Thoracic Aorta Samples to Determine NOS's Effect on Vessel Composition

Mentors: Susan Lessner, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Liya Du, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Dance, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Jillian Garzarella, Capstone, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Extracting Information from a Combination of Two Modes of Electron Microscopy Data

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biomedical Engineering,,
Gabriella Gee, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Philosophy, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analyzing Individuals Differences in Cholinergic Regulation of Male and Female Rats During Fear Extinction

Mentors: Sarah Tryon, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Philosophy,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Emily Good, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Becoming a Pediatric Trauma Center: Characteristics and Evolution of Pediatric Trauma Before and After Official Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center Designation

Mentor: Courtney Jacobs, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Allison Granger, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Appositive relative clauses and the conversational foreground

Mentor: Anne Bezuidenhout, Philosophy, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Sara Hamilton, Honors, Senior
Mathematics, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Authorized to Enslaved: Labor Trafficking on U.S. Temporary Work Visas

Mentor: Orgul Ozturk, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Economics,
Shannon Henry, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Study of the Structure and Activity of UDP-glycosyltransferase originating from Tetranychus urticae

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Mathematics,
Timothy Hooks, Capstone, Senior
Computer Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Visual Data Augmented 5G Millimeter-Wave Picocell Placement

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Engineering,Business Administration,
Nicklaus Johnson, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Motion Capture System for Integration of Augmented Reality in AFP Inspection and Rework

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mechanical Engineering,,
Cary Johnstone, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Undergraduate Perceptions of Mental Health Needs and Services Received in Relation to COVID-19

Mentor: Mark Weist, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Dance,
Zachary Kearney, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Small-Scale Autonomous Race Vehicle

Mentor: Nikos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Erin Kemp, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, Geography, USC Columbia

Harold Pollard, Honors, Junior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Michael Gallagher, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Water Storage System Design for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Anthony McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Civil Engineering,Geography,Civil Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,Nuclear Engineering,
Kendall Kerr, Capstone, Sophomore
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Anxiety Among College Students: The Effects of Rurality, Sociodemographic Factors, and Health

Mentor: Demetrius Abshire, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2021 Pharmacy,,
Katherine Kerwin, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
The Effects of One vs. Three Sessions of Exercise on Cholesterol Efflux

Mentors: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jacob Barber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Michael Kinton, Capstone, Senior
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

James Madison, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Daulton Whitsel, Senior
Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analyzing Analytics

Mentor: Blair Flicker, Management Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 International Business,Management,International Business,Finance,Finance,,
Allison Krebs, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Responses of Cultured Tomato Cells to Green Leaf Volatiles

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Grace Lady, Honors, Senior
Interdisciplinary Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
How can I help? Investigating the Role of Social Supports in Academic Resilience for Undergraduate Students

Mentor: Melissa Duffy, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2021 Interdisciplinary Studies,,
Graham McLaughlin, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Using RNA Interference to Investigate the Effects of Seminal Fluid Proteins on Female Postmating Responses

Mentor: Brian Hollis, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,,
Clare McTighe, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Effect of TP53 Mutations on Tumor Response to Standard Cancer Therapeutics

Mentor: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Haley Meltzer, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Characterization of the Anti-Apoptotic Effects of IFIT3 During the Antiviral Immune Response via study of an IFIT3 Knock-Out Cell Line

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Charles Morton, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Diffraction grating manufacturing using magnetically directed nanoparticle assembly

Mentor: Thomas Crawford, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemical Engineering,Physics,
Sarah Mott, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
The Effect of Estrogen on Serotonergic Response to Social Stress in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Maryah Nasir, Junior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Finding the Pieces

Mentor: Patrick Rutledge, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,,
Riley Nicosia, Capstone, Sophomore
Economics, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Goal disclosure and performance: An experimental study

Mentor: Philip Brookins, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Economics,Finance,
Sara Nix, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, International Studies, USC Columbia

Zoe Screwvala, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Quantifying environmental and societal impacts of glacial lake outburst floods in the Andes

Mentor: Lori Ziolkowski, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2021 Marine Science,International Studies,Marine Science,,
Emma O'Keeffe, Capstone, Freshman
Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Language Rights for Berber Speakers in France

Mentors: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2021 Political Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Darian O'Neil, Capstone, Junior
Mass Communications, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Godfrey's Light

Mentor: Faye Riley, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mass Communications,Media Arts,
Sarayu Parise, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Role of Axonal FXR1 and FMRP RNA binding proteins

Mentors: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Courtney Buchanan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Medicine Biological Sciences,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Mary Pelton, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analysis of population size and stopover duration of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa) on Seabrook and Kiawah islands, South Carolina

Mentors: Nathan Senner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Julian Garcia-Walther, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Tra Mi Phan, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Define the function of p62 in erythropoiesis

Mentor: Jing Fang, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,,
Molly Phelan, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Macaca fuscata Age Demographics in Fukushima, Japan

Mentors: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Melissa Groleau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jessica Pia, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Cameron Iaccarino, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Energy Deficiency: Clinical Assessment Tool Comparisons for Collegiate and Recreational Female Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Allison Smith, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Spanish,Biological Sciences,Psychology, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Charlotte Pollack, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Development of In Vitro system for the Screening of Small Molecule Inhibitors of DEAD Box RNA Helicase 3

Mentor: Michael Shtutman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Katherine Porter, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Allosteric modulatory effects of novel SRI compounds on HIV-1 Tat protein binding to the human dopamine transporter.

Mentor: Jun Zhu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemistry,Neuroscience,
Evan Robinette, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Examining the Effects of an After-School Physical Activity Program on Elementary School Students’ Well-Being

Mentors: John Bernhart, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Sarah Burkart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Psychology, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Exercise Science
Isabelle Robinson, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Correlates of Joint Attention and Language Across Infants with Down syndrome or Fragile X syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Andrei Robu, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Identification of hypothalamic neurons that are activated by serotonin and participate in the control of food intake

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Daria Schwab, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Effect of Interferon Stimulated Gene IFI44 on the Intracellular Immune Response to Bacterial Infection

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Daniel Shea, Capstone, Freshman
Political Science, USC Columbia

Sara Westerhold, Capstone, Freshman
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Language Rights for Uzbek Speakers in Uzbekistan

Mentors: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2021 Political Science,,International Business,Management, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Hannah Shikle, Capstone, Junior
Media Arts, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Video Essays on Film and Art History

Mentor: Susan Felleman, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,Art History,
Callie Shirley, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Organizational Resilience among HIV care facilities in South Carolina in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Emily Siegfried, Honors, Senior
Marketing, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Impact of Customer Service Features on Conversion Rates for Online Retailers in the U.S. and European Markets

Mentors: Richard Heiens, Business Administration, USC Beaufort, Ravi Narayanaswamy, Management, USC Aiken
3 2021 Marketing,, Professions,Business Administration Business Administration,Management
Benjamin Siskind, Capstone, Freshman
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Exploring "virtual fans" as a new method of sports fan engagement during the pandemic

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2021 Sport and Entertainment Management,,
Riley Smith, Freshman
Media Arts, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Spring 2021
Vogues Gallery

Mentor: Simon Tarr, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,Computer Science,
Benjamin Stone, Capstone, Junior
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Examining the Limits of Chest Photoplethysmography for Long-term Health Monitoring

Mentors: MVS Chandrashekhar, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia, Glenn Weaver, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Electrical Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Public Health Electrical Engineering,Exercise Science
Isabel Stringfellow, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Patient Perspectives on Post-Hospitalization Medication Adherence: A Meta-Synthesis

Mentors: Cindy Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Pam Wright, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,
Julia Sultz, Honors, Senior
Mathematics, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Motivations and Barriers to Young Adult and Minority Visitation to Sites in the National Park Service

Mentor: Andrew Kaczynski, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Spanish,
Riley Sutherland, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Women Warriors

Mentor: Woody Holton, History, USC Columbia
3 2021 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Etienne Thiria, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed dietary habits in the UofSC population?

Mentors: Susan Steck, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Christine Pellegrini, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Exercise Science
Anne Tumlin, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Information Routing with Ocean Sensor Nodes

Mentor: Jason O'Kane, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Science,Business Administration,
Sreya Varanasi, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Prevalence and Types of Neurodevelopmental and Medical Complications in Comorbid Alpha-Thalassemia and Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

Mentors: Jeffrey Schatz, Psychology, USC Columbia, Sarah Bills, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Charles Veilleux, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
A Cyber-Physical System to Detect IOT Security Threats of a Smart Home Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Node

Mentor: Akm Jahangir Majumder, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
3 2021 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Hanna Waltz, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Entomologic profiling of ectoparasites on triatomines in El Salvador: A new biological control to stop transmission of Chagas disease?

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Kyndall Braumuller, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Anthropology, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Sarah Weatherspoon, Honors, Sophomore
Mathematics, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Chromatic Number of Disks in the Plane

Mentor: Joshua Cooper, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Chemistry,
Adriana Webb, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Effects of swamp water DOM additions on phytoplankton in North Inlet Estuary, SC

Mentors: James Pinckney, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Annie Bourbonnais, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2021 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Earth, Ocean, and Environment
David Weidner, Senior
Biology, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Identifying the regulatory regions within an artificial MITE mPong

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2021 Biology,Exercise and Sports Science,
John Weiss, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Development of Atomically Dispersed Co-N-C Electrocatalysts for the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, John Regalbuto, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Jillian Williams, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
The Role of Cognitive Factors and Stress on Weight-Related Outcomes in African American Adolescents

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Colby Kipp, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Ann Wilson, Honors, Senior
Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
White women with podcasts: A qualitative study of My Favorite Murder and its relationship to whiteness, crime, feminism, and justice

Mentor: Deena Isom Scott, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2021 Women's and Gender Studies,Political Science,
Claire Windsor, Honors, Junior
Geography, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Local Climate Change Governance for an Equitable Clean Energy Transition

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2021 Geography,Global Studies,
Justin Wright, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Dissecting the Role of SDG1 on EDS1-Mediated Plant Immunity

Mentor: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Taylor Wyatt, Capstone, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
StereoDIC-Enabled Drone for Remote Sensing of Railroad Bridges

Mentors: Dimitris Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia, Nikolaos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Civil Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Civil and Environmental Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Dabriel Zimmerman, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Evaluating the Underlying Structure of the Default Mode Network in Adolescents

Mentor: John Richards, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Biological Sciences,
Badr Abdullah, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Fluorescence micro-spectroscopy studies of Lyngbya wollei

Mentor: Michael Myrick, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Sergei Alexeev, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
How B-cell-intrinsic MHCII Influences IgA-mediated Selection on the Microbiota

Mentor: Jason Kubinak, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Lee Augenblick, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Clodronate’s Effect on Stress Projections in the Brain in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Public Health,Spanish,
Taylor Bauman, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Influence of Tannic Acid on A? Oligomer-Induced Inflammation Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Political Science,
Allison Bell, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

O'livia Felton, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Savanna Ray, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Mosquito Vector and Virus populations in Aiken, SC

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2020 Biology,,Biology,,Biology,,
Brooke Bennett, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Cassandra D'Amico, Junior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
L-methylfolate's effects on autophagy and dendritic spines: is L-methylfolate healthier than folic acid?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,Psychology,Biology,Psychology,
Christiana Bishop, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Analyzing the Role of Chaetognatha in Estuarine Food Web Dynamics

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Marine Science,Biological Sciences,
Brantley Bissette, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Journalism and Mass Communications, Print, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Application of UAV Monitoring Technology at a Potentially Important Kemp’s Ridley Nesting Beach

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mark Roberts, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Marine Science,Journalism and Mass Communications, Print, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jacob Blottenberger, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Deep Learning of Material Memory Using Ultrasonics

Mentors: Sourav Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Hossain Ahmed, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Bryanna Cantrell, Junior
Media Arts, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Digital Sculpting in a Virtual Reality Environment

Mentor: James Sidletsky, Humanities, USC Beaufort
1 2020 Media Arts,,
Jonathan Conrady, Junior
Psychology, German Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Effects of Anonymity on Deception

Mentor: Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2020 Psychology,German Studies,
Rebecca Fanta, Junior
Nursing, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Implications of Discharge Communication in Health-Care

Mentor: Ronda Hughes, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2020 Nursing,Psychology,
Madisen Faulkner, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Meagan Lauber, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Examining the relationships between fatigue, stress, and burnout in medical students

Mentors: Lauren Fowler, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, Matthew Tucker, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,Psychology,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Callen Fernandez, Capstone, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Exploring Risk Perception for Childhood Sexual Abuse in Religious Settings

Mentor: Kate Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2020 Nursing,,
Yevgeniy Gerassimovich, Sophomore
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Impact of Mutations on the Function of Non-structural Protein 1

Mentor: Anita Nag, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,Chemistry,
Hannah Guess, Honors, Sophomore
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Teachers’ Bullying Intervention Responses

Mentor: Molly Dawes, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2020 Elementary Education,,
Annika Gupta, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Sculpting Organs: The Effect of a Multimodal Learning Activity on Anatomy Learning

Mentor: Melissa Duffy, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Art Studio,
Julia Herlong, Honors, Junior
International Business, USC Columbia

Davis Schierlmann, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Language Policy, Ethnic Conflict, and Social Media in Francophone Europe

Mentors: Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Stanley Dubinsky, Linguistics, USC Columbia
1 2020 International Business,,International Business,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,Linguistics
William Hobbs, Honors, Freshman
International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Applying Artificial Neural Networks to Computer-Based Dyslexia Screenings

Mentors: Jijun Tang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, William Hoskins, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 International Business,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Rocio Hoyt, Freshman
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Lauren Parnell, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Synthesis of Glycoconjugated Phthalocyanines (GPcs)

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,Chemistry,Chemistry,,
Lilian Hutchens, Honors, Junior
Geography, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Improving Conservation Planning for the Congaree Biosphere Reserve

Mentors: John Kupfer, Geography, USC Columbia, Peng Gao, Thomas Cooper Library, USC Columbia
1 2020 Geography,Environmental Studies, Arts and Sciences,University Libraries Geography,Thomas Cooper Library
Jade Ikahihifo-Bender, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Structural and Functional Characterization of the Iron-Responsive Transcription Factor Aft1 from C. glabrata

Mentors: Caryn Outten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Angela-Nadia Albetel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jenna Jacobik, Capstone, Junior
History, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A Present-Day Walk through the History of Montgomery, Alabama

Mentor: Kent Germany, History, USC Columbia
1 2020 History,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Megan Jones, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Role of Gut Microbiota in Tumor Responses to 5-Fluorouracil Under Conditions of Folic Acid Deficiency.

Mentor: Maria Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Sophie Kahler, Honors, Junior
Geography, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Evolution of Columbia's Neighborhoods: 1937 to Present

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2020 Geography,History,
Michael Keller, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Polymorphisms in Unfolded Protein Response Genes

Mentor: Ioulia Chatzistamou, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
William Lucht, Sophomore
Political Science, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Economic Satisfaction and Democratic Legitimacy in Tunisia

Mentors: Matthew Placek, History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, USC Upstate, David Damrel, History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, USC Upstate
1 2020 Political Science,, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies,History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies
Hannah Magraw, Honors, Junior
Middle Level Education, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Musician's Keys to Unique Branding and Successful Marketing

Mentor: David Cutler, Music, USC Columbia
1 2020 Middle Level Education,Spanish,
Alex Melville, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Anion Pool Synthesis of Strong Nucleophiles for Developing Reactivity Trends with Carbon-Fluorine Bonds

Mentor: Aaron Vannucci, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Chemical Engineering,,
Joseph Metcalfe, Honors, Junior
Marketing, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Posttraumatic stress disorder and drinking among college students

Mentor: Nikki Wooten, Social Work, USC Columbia
1 2020 Marketing,Management,
Quinlan Mewborne, Honors, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
EEG Correlates of Consciousness

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2020 Interdisciplinary Studies,Chinese Studies,
Sydney Miyasaki, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Biplanar Crossing Numbers of Complete Bipartite Graphs

Mentors: Eva Czabarka, Mathematics, USC Columbia, Laszlo Szekely, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mathematics,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Mathematics,Mathematics
Morgan Monty, Junior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Arts Outreach Practices in London, England

Mentor: Jennifer Parker-Harley, Music, USC Columbia
1 2020 Music Performance,,
Benjamin Moses, Honors, Sophomore
Physics, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Evaluation of the responses of new-generation photo-sensors in high magnetic fields

Mentor: Yordanka Ilieva, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2020 Physics,Philosophy,
Thien Nguyen, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Virtual Home Assistant Voice-Activated Light Bulbs: Older Adults’ Perceptions and Use

Mentors: Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Elizabeth Combs, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2020 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
McKenzi Norris, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A field epidemiologic investigation to determine at what extent invasive Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks pose a risk to cattle and humans in South Carolina?

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Kyndall Braumuller, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2020 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Niharika Pandala, Junior
Computer Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Computational Modeling of the Structure of SARS Coronavirus Nonstructural Protein 1

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Anita Nag, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Computer Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Science and Technology Computer Science and Engineering,Natural Sciences & Engineering
Emma Patton, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Effects of Ojeok-san on pain-like behaviors in a mouse model of colitis

Mentor: Kandy Velazquez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Morgan Perryman, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Development of New Fluorophore Drug Conjugates

Mentor: Linda Shimizu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Art Studio,
Thomas Robbins, Junior
Philosophy, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Trust and the Epistemic Foundations of Game Theory

Mentors: Brett Sherman, Philosophy, USC Columbia, Michael Dickson, Philosophy, USC Columbia
1 2020 Philosophy,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Philosophy,Philosophy
Brittany Salciccioli, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Modeling Inflammatory Bowel Disease using P-glycoprotein deficient C. elegans

Mentor: Scott Tanner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,,
Navid Sarkar Tavakoli, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A Fast Voltammetric Analysis of Atorvastatin’s Effects on Synaptic Serotonin

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Statistics,
Yvone Shametaj, Honors, Freshman
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Nour Shams, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Involvement of Macrophage-Produced Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha on Tumor Burden in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Kandy Velazquez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Ishrat Singh, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Low-latency Nonlinear Time Series Analysis and Prediction Using Multilayer Perceptrons

Mentors: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Computer Science,Statistics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Kendall Stalls, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Effects of Early Life Exposure to Antibiotics on Tumor Burden and Gut Microbiome Composition in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Marj Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Alexandra Stevens, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Investigating Effects of Nanoparticle Delivery to Macrophages on Inflammation and Metabolism

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Chris Isely, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Erin Taxon, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Calibration of Automated Crustal Thickness Estimation Methods

Mentor: Thomas Owens, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2020 Geophysics,,
Catherine Troy, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
An Innovative Train-the-Trainer Approach for Prostate Cancer Education

Mentors: Daniela Friedman, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, James Hebert, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Savannah Tucker, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Determining the Role of High-Sugar and High-Fat diets on ovarian function using Drosophila melanogaster

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Jane Vista, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Analysis of Electrostatic Cation-Pi Interactions

Mentor: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Hannah Walton, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Is reflectance of light a visual attractant to mud puddling sites for montane butterflies?

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Mathematics,
Camden Whitehead, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Stereo Cameras on a Customizable, Open-Source, 3D-Printed Quadrotor UAV

Mentor: Nikos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Cameron Wigmore, Sophomore
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Study of Cadmium Zinc Telluride Selenide (CdZnTeSe) Semiconductor for Room Temperature Nuclear Radiation Detectors

Mentor: Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Electrical Engineering,,
Cameron Wise, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Sara Padula, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Estimation of population size and habitat-use of the red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) in Seabrook and Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Mentors: Nathan Senner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Julián Walther, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,,Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Sydney Womack, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
BDNF as a Biological Marker for Aggression in the Male Laboratory Mouse

Mentors: Shayne Barlow, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Marlee Poole, Medicine, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Medicine
Kevin Zimovan, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Investigation of Effects of Variable Gravity on Advanced Composites Manufacturing in Space

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
Emily Andriello, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
"Brain stimulation to stabilize vowel production in speakers with apraxia of speech"

Mentor: Dirk Den Ouden, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2020 Exercise Science,Italian,
Patrick Bailey, Honors, Sophomore
Aerospace Studies, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Cold Spray for Tooling Applications

Mentor: Wout De Backer, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2020 Aerospace Studies,Economics,
Donzelle Benton, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Regulation of food intake and neuronal activation following intranasal leptin administration

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Psychology,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
Mira Clavecilla, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
Boosting anti-tumor immunity using exosomes derived from miR-155 overexpressed breast cancer cells

Mentors: Daping Fan, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Junfeng Wang, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Exercise Science,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Niegel Cunningham, Sophomore
Psychology, Philosophy, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Do Styles of Moral Reasoning Predict Attitudes toward Consensual Non-monogamy?

Mentor: Justin Mogilski, Psychology, USC Salkehatchie
2 2020 Psychology,Philosophy,
Gabriella Gee, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Philosophy, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
Analyzing Individual Differences in Cholinergic Regulation of Male and Female Rats During Fear Extinction

Mentors: Sarah Tryon, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Philosophy,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Jordyn Livingston, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Tasty Tuesdays: Helping Children Be Role Models for Healthy Eating

Mentor: John Bernhart, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,Anthropology,
Jordyn Livingston, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2020
Tasty Tuesdays: Helping Children Be Role Models for Healthy Eating

Mentor: John Bernhart, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,Anthropology,
Madelyn McEllen, Junior
History, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Illusory Peace in the Heart of Passivity: What Self-Mortifying, Nonviolent Jain and Buddhist Ascetics can Teach us about Violence and Human Nature

Mentor: Daniel Stuart, Religious Studies, USC Columbia
2 2020 History,Global Studies,
William Montgomery, Senior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Rapid Prototyping of Composite Tooling

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
James Ostergaard, Honors, Freshman
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships Designed to Counter State-Backed Malign Influence Operations

Mentors: Daniel Ostergaard, International Business, USC Columbia, Richard Davis, USC University of Oxford; Artis International
2 2020 International Business,Management, Business,Changing Character of War Centre International Business,
Angela Plemmons, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2020
Tissue culturing of wheat harboring mPing-based activation tag

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2020 Biology,,
Breanna Robertson, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
The postpartum mitochondrion: characterizing the metabolic signature of postpartum depression in rats

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Breanna Robertson, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
The postpartum mitochondrion: characterizing the metabolic signature of postpartum depression in rats

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Kayla Schoff, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Understanding the Experiences and Perceptions of Twins Attending Different Colleges

Mentors: Sue Heiney, Nursing, USC Columbia, Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2020 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Davina Smalls, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2020
Describing State Laws that Give Pharmacists Authority to Administer Routine Childhood Vaccines

Mentor: Nicole Hair, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,,
James Smith, Senior
Computer Science, Anthropology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Using Cybersecurity Data Science to Detect Malicious URLs

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
2 2020 Computer Science,Anthropology,
Rachel Smith, Senior
Media Arts, Advertising, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Space People Only

Mentor: Rebecca Boyd, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia
2 2020 Media Arts,Advertising,
Shoba Swaminathan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
Identifying Protein Targets of Itaconate Modification

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Shoba Swaminathan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Identifying Protein Targets of Itaconate Modification

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Malorie Webb, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2020
The Development of Attention in Infants with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,Chemistry,
Ian Bain, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Improving the In Vivo Measurement of Histamine

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemistry,Mathematics,
Stephen Baione, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Ensemble of Many Weak Defenses: Defending Deep Neural Networks Against Adversarial Attacks

Mentor: Pooyan Jamshidi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Anna Baucom, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Trend in Obstetric Care Telehealth Adoption Among the US Hospitals

Mentor: Peiyin Hung, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2020 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Anne Bauknight, Honors, Senior
History, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
History of Latino Jockeys: Racial Characterizations and its Implications within Horse Racing and Society in the United States

Mentor: Gabrielle Kuenzli, History, USC Columbia
3 2020 History,Anthropology,
Donzelle Benton, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Intranasal leptin administration as a new strategy for treating depression

Mentor: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Sophia Bertrand, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Repeated Name Penalty Modulation During Bilateral High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Ian Jef Bongalonta, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Development of Computational Models for Rational Design of Mercaptocarborane Structures

Mentor: Vitaly Rassolov, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Makenzie Bonner, Senior
Marine Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
How Progerin Impacts the Fidelity of DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Marine Science,Biological Sciences,
Emma Boswell, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Association between Sexual Trauma and Poor Mental Health in American Adolescents

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Terrica Bowers, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Samantha Rush, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Bromide and Iodide Mapping of South Carolina Rivers: What Kinds of DBPs Form in the Wonderful Iodine State?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemistry,,Chemistry,Psychology,
Michael Brizes, Senior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Simultaneous Hydrogen and Halide Gas Production Through a Proton Exchange Membrane-Style Electrolyzer

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Benjamin Meekins, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Ashley Brunson, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Exploring Effective Cancer Prevention and Control Strategies in Our State: Perspectives from Community and Research Collaborators

Mentor: Daniela Friedman, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Grace Carroll, Senior
Public Health, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Understanding Dyslexia: A Deeper Look Past Accuracy

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Linguistics,
Mary Chapin, Capstone, Sophomore
International Studies, African Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Bias in the International Criminal Court? Global Justice, Economic Development, and African States

Mentor: Meredith DeBoom, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2020 International Studies,African Studies,
Mary Chapin, Capstone, Sophomore
International Studies, African Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Bias in the International Criminal Court? Global Justice, Economic Development, and African States

Mentor: Meredith DeBoom, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2020 International Studies,African Studies,
Abigail Chase, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The Role of Microbiome in Tumor Development and Recurrence in Response to 5-FU Chemotherapy in ApcMin/+ Mice on Folate Free Diet

Mentor: Maria Marjorette Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Molly Collins, Honors, Senior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Emily Skinner, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Education Carts for Sea Turtles

Mentor: Paula Feldman, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2020 Art Studio,,Marine Science,,
Dondre Crosby, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Alexandra Crossby, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Examining the Effects of Type of Crime and Race on Sentencing Length and Subsequent Hiring Decisions

Mentor: Kenneth Barideaux, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2020 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Ella Davis, Senior
Psychology, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Instagram Influencers in Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Exploring Content Quality and Influence Among College Students

Mentor: Courtney Monroe, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Sport and Entertainment Management,
Courtney Dolan, Senior
Physical Education, USC Columbia

Mackenzie Walker, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Physical activity perceptions of parents participating in SKIPping with PALS

Mentor: Ali Brian, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
3 2020 Physical Education,,Exercise Science,,
Quintaris Earl, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Rigid Crown-Ether-based Frameworks as a Platform for Selective Nuclear Waste Sequestration

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Rachel Edens, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Application of DNA Barcoding Technology to the Development of Personalized Cancer Treatment

Mentors: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Carolyn Banister, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Blake Edwards, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Multi-stage Compression of Deep Neural Networks through Pruning and Knowledge Distillation

Mentor: Pooyan Jamshidi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Madison Estridge, Honors, Senior
Dance, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Elizabeth Orban, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Effects of Musical Auditory Cuing of Motor Learning in Parkinson’s Disease

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Dance,Neuroscience,Exercise Science,,
Madisen Faulkner, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2020
Examining the relationships between fatigue, stress, and burnout in medical students

Mentors: Lauren Fowler, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, Matthew Tucker, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Brynn Franz, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Treatment-Related Cognitive Dysfunction in Gynecological Cancer Patients.

Mentors: Marlo Dombroff, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University Hospital, Deidre Lee, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University Hospital
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Medicine,Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology,Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lauren Gergick, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Fracture Toughness of 3D Printed Ceramics

Mentor: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
Shayon Ghoshroy, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Deep Residual Learning for Computational Identification of Amino Acids

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Business Administration,
Kaitlin Glover, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Annual Growth Rates of Brown and White Shrimp.

Mentor: Matthew Kimball, Marine Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
“Rate My Professor” Meets Reformed Teaching Evaluations: Creating a Modified Online SET Tool with Increased Validity

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2020 Marine Science,Education, General,
Brittni Hall, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Bailey Hamilton, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Egg Development in Insect Vectors, the Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, and Midge, Culicoides sonorensis

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Biology,,Biology,,
Hayley Hall, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigating the Effects of Localized Delivery of Rosiglitazone from PLG Scaffolds on Adipose Insulin Signaling and Cardiotoxicity in Mice Challenged with a High Fat Diet

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,,
Andrew Hendrix, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Does global methylation relate to body composition changes in children?

Mentors: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jacob Barber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Exercise Science,Chemistry, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Hannah Henkel-Kiepert, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Shiloh Dillard, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
How tattoos impact perceived job performance: A generational study

Mentor: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2020 Psychology,,Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,
Brandon Hill, Senior
Psychology, Education, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Increasing Psychological Well-being through Exposure to Nature in Virtual Reality

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Psychology,Education,
Lauren Honan, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Optimizing the Temporal Resolution and Noise of Fast-Scan Controlled Adsorption Voltammetry for Measuring Serotonin Oscillations in the Brain

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,French,
Tyler Horan, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Persistence of Memory Through Regeneration in Brittle Stars

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Savannah Howell, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigation of Wash-Coatless Stainless-Steel Mesh Catalyst for High Temperature CO Oxidation

Mentors: Jochen Lauterbach, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Michael Royko, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Jamaal Jacobs, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Cyclic Fluctuations of Zooplankton Dynamics in an Intertidal Salt-Marsh Basin

Mentor: Joshua stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Mary James, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Evaluating Policies to Limit Early-Term Elective Deliveries

Mentor: Nicole Hair, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Liza Joudeh, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
The Influence of Progerin on DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Russian,
Alexandra Kauffman, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Engineer uterine function in vitro for testing chemotherapeutic drugs’ female reproductive toxicity

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Sammy Khalil, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2020
Elucidating Molecular Hallmarks of Reproductive Aging in Preimplantation IVF-generated embryos

Mentor: Renee Chosed, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Public Health,,
Clio Lang, Honors, Sophomore
History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The Digital Piranesi

Mentor: Jeanne Britton, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, USC Columbia
3 2020 History,,
Melissa LaPierre, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The Effects of Emotion on Subsequent Semantic Processing

Mentor: Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Italian,
Phoebe Livingston, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Henson Sullivan, Senior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Synthesis and Identification of Synthetic Lectins Targeting Prostate Cancer From Pooled Human Blood Samples

Mentor: John Lavigne, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Psychology,Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Brenna Lloyd, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Adapt a health behavioral intervention to improve sleep quality among people living with HIV in South Carolina

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Christian Loftis, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Genetic programming based Symbolic Regression for Material Thermal Conductivity Prediction

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,,
Kelsi Mariner, Honors, Senior
Environmental Studies, Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Examination of Low Energy Availability in Collegiate Female Cheerleaders with or without Eating Disorder Risk

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Allison Smith, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Environmental Studies,Public Health, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Katherine McCain, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Iron scavenging mechanisms during sepsis caused by the human nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii.

Mentors: Steven Fiester, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Criminal Justice, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Samantha McClain, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Creating a Grassroots Recycling Campaign at the University of Basrah to Reduce Plastic Accumulation in the Shatt Al-Arab

Mentor: Jennifer Pournelle, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Environmental Science,
Mikayla McCord, Senior
Biological Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigating the effect of IL-17A on pathways associated with neurite outgrowth in human neurons

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Women's and Gender Studies,
Shannon McElhenney, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2020
Degeneracy of PDA-PEG under in vitro models of physiological conditions

Mentor: Peisheng Xu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemistry,,
Haley Meltzer, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Characterization of the Anti-Apoptotic Effects of IFIT3 During the Antiviral Immune Response in an IFIT3 Knock-Out Cell Line

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Psychology,,
Joshua Miller, Senior
Political Science, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Media and Representation in the South Carolina State Legislature

Mentor: Neal Woods, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Political Science,Philosophy,
Christopher Morgan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Understanding Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Gulf War Illness

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Molly Morgan, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Acquiring background information from the Spanish-speaking caregivers of dual language learners

Mentor: Lisa Fitton, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Spanish,
Ivy Nguyen, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Does the synthetic food dye, Allura Red, cause DNA damage?

Mentors: Lorne Hofseth, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Alexander Chumanevich, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Thien Nguyen, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Older Adults'Use and Perceptions of Smart Lighting

Mentors: Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Elizabeth Combs, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2020 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Tien Nguyen, Junior
Computer Science, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
How Well Can the Robot Swim: Quantifying the Performance of Aqua_Nav

Mentors: Jason O'Kane, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Marios Xanthidis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Undeclared, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Riley Nicosia, Capstone, Freshman
Economics, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Goal disclosure and performance: An experimental study

Mentor: Philip Brookins, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2020 Economics,Finance,
Keith Nowak, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Journalism, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
What Do Students Think About Vaping? A mixed methods study among students at the University of South Carolina

Mentors: James Thrasher, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Victoria Lambert, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Journalism, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Tegan Osborne, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Importance of Print Referencing for Bilingual Children with Minimal Hearing Loss

Mentors: Krystal Werfel, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Gabriella Reynolds, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Vienna Oswald, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
The effects of Cannabidiol oil on stress in rats.

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Biology,,
Nicholas Peraino, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Identification of objects with passively sensing artificial seaweed

Mentors: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Julian Rachele, Honors, Senior
Computer Science, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Expanding upon REDCRAFT and REDCAT for Analyzing and Characterizing Proteins from Residual Dipolar Couplings

Mentor: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,French,
Shelby Rader, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Using Qualitative Interviews to Investigate Barriers of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Mentor: Melanie Cozad, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Logan Radford, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Degradation of Polymers in Marine Environments

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,,
Isabella Renggli, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Structural Studies of beta- Cyanoalanine Synthase from Tetranychus urticae

Mentors: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Leily Daneshian, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Jamie Roberts, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Characterization of signaling responses to volatile organic compounds in plants.

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration,
Jamie Roberts, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Characterization of signaling responses to volatile organic compounds in plants.

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration,
Nicole Ruggiero, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
The Ketogenic Diet to Remediate Age-Related Metabolic and Cognitive Decline

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Madison Ryan, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Gene Expression Analysis of microRNA-34a Over Expressing or Silenced Human Skin Mast Cells

Mentor: Carole Oskeritzian, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,English,
Emily Saathoff, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Pediatric Pain Management for Youth with Sickle Cell Disease - Pediatric Health and Neurodevelopmental Laboratory

Mentors: Jeffrey Schatz, Psychology, USC Columbia, Julia Johnston, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jackson Saftner, Capstone, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Mapping of Shear-Coupled P-waves in North America

Mentor: Tom Owens, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2020 Geophysics,,
Joud Satme, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Structural Health Monitoring using a Drone Delivered Sensor Package

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Electrical Engineering,,
Naga Venkata Sai Satti, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
MassBLAST: An Automated and Convenient Webtool for Genome-Wide Sequence Analysis

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Traci Testerman, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,, Engineering and Computing,Medicine Computer Science and Engineering,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Daniel Schreiber, Honors, Sophomore
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Awareness and Knowledge of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Health Professional Students in South Carolina

Mentors: Sayward Harrison, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Tessa Hastings, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Pharmacy,, Public Health,Pharmacy Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Daria Schwab, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
The Effect of Interferon Stimulated Gene IFI44 on the Intracellular Immune Response to Bacterial Infection

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Sarah Shealy, Capstone, Senior
Biology, Geology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Relating Assemblages of Benthic Foraminifera to Sediment Organic Matter Content to Understand Ecosystem Health in the North-Inlet Winyah Bay Estuary

Mentor: Kelly Gibson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Biology,Geology,
Alissa Sherrill, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Instagram Influencers in Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Exploring Content Quality and Influence among College Students (Extension of Ongoing Study)

Mentor: Courtney Monroe, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,,
Alissa Sherrill, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Instagram Influencers in Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Exploring Content Quality and Influence among College Students (Extension of Ongoing Study)

Mentor: Courtney Monroe, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,,
Alexander Siegfried, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The production and mitigation of reactive oxygen species during the biomineralization of the metal-coated teeth of limpets

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Jason Smith, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Real-Time Estimation of Structural System State using Long Short-Term Memory Neural Networks

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
Michael Sniezek, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Distribution of Larval Mussels in Marine Hybrid Zones

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Marine Science,,
Noah Sprinkle, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Prevalence and Factors of Improperly Fitted Youth American Football Helmets During One Season

Mentor: Susan Yeargin, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Exercise Science,,
Noah Swingle, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigating the effects of staggered vs stacked starting point selection on composite manufacturing toolpath

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,Aerospace Studies,
Alexandra Toney, Senior
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
A Lifeline Project

Mentor: Ed Madden, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2020 History,English,
Haley Truesdale, Capstone, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Supercritical CO2 for tissue decellularization and sterilization

Mentors: Michael Matthews, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Wayne Carver, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Medicine Chemical Engineering,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Sreeja Varanasi, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Exploring Visual Social Attention between On-Screen and Real-Life Interactions in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Carla Wall, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Emily Virag, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
EEG-Based Neurofeedback Training for Enhancing Motor Function in Neurotypical Adults

Mentor: Roozbeh Behroozmand, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Travis Wendel, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Union

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Survey of crayfish diversity in Union County South Carolina

Mentor: Lee Morris, Biological Sciences, USC Union
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Avery Westendorf, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Hypothermia Prevention in Low Birthweight and Preterm Infants

Mentor: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Medical Humanities,
Sydney Womack, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
BDNF as a Biological Marker for Aggression in the Male Lab Mouse

Mentors: Shayne Barlow, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Marlee Poole, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Medicine
Maegan Albert, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Genetic Comparisons of Small Bacteriophages

Mentor: Bert Ely, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Shadhan Alkharusi, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Self-Diagnostic Algorithm for Structural Condition Assessment

Mentor: Dimitrios Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Civil Engineering,,
Avery Allen, Junior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Morgan Casey, Junior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Sentencing Disparity: How Much Does Age and Gender Matter?

Mentor: Ann Hoover, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2019 Psychology,Criminal Justice,Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,
Margaret Besse, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Sensory Processing and Anxiety in Autism Siblings

Mentor: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Taylor Boykin, Junior
Health Promotion, Psychology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Isolation and perceived mental distress among military veterans in the South Carolina Lowcountry

Mentor: Alyssa Mayer, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
1 2019 Health Promotion,Psychology,
Robert Buchanan, Junior
History, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Exploring Feelings of Belonging Among LGBTQ+ College Students

Mentor: Melissa Duffy, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2019 History,Education, General,
Brennan Cain, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Bird's Eye View

Mentors: Nikolaos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Ioannis Rekleitis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Computer Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Lauren Carroll, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Is the Peer Body Project Effective on a Small Southern University Campus?

Mentor: Jane Stafford, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2019 Psychology,,
Chloe Caudell, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Relation of Flt-1 and Endothelial Function in Women Soon After Delivery: Effect of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

Mentor: Abbi Lane-Cordova, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,,
Colt Coffman, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Influence of Familial History of Neurodegenerative Diseases on Pediatric Concussion Outcomes

Mentor: Robert Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Samyuktha Comandur, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Vasco Madrid, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Henry Norris, Senior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Whole Earth Book Catalog

Mentor: Colin Wilder, History, USC Columbia
1 2019 Computer Science,Statistics,Computer Science,Philosophy,Computer Science,,
Nina Daneshvar, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Study of the promoter of the human and mouse gene encoding the chemokine CCL8

Mentor: Hippokratis Kiaris, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Tara DeSpirito, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Dielectrophoretic Separation of Cancer Cells from Macrophages

Mentor: Guiren Wang, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Tina Fadel, Sophomore
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Is there a link between excess Vitamin B12 and neurobiological changes in SHSY5Y cells?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2019 Biology,Psychology,
Kennedy Freeman, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Evaluation of Proton Pump Inhibitor and Histamine Receptor Antagonist Use and the Incidence of Clostridium Difficile Infections in Pediatric Patients

Mentors: Christina Cox, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia, Bryan Love, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Emma Garrison, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Semantic Impairments in Stroke

Mentor: Rutvik Desai, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Psychology,Physics,
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Long-term zooplankton population dynamics of North Inlet, SC

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Marine Science,Education, General,
Katherine Grich, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
An Analysis of the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy Towards Diet Change and Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Both Vegan and Low-Fat Omnivore Diets in the NEW Soul Study

Mentor: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Courtnee Harpine, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Effects of NEAT!2 Sedentary Behavior Reduction Intervention on Changes in the Percent of Weight and Waist Circumference in Individuals with Past or Present Knee Symptoms, Injuries, or Surgeries

Mentor: Christine Pellegrini, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Exercise Science,,
Gabrielle Herrin, Honors, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Feel the Vibration! Measuring the ground motion caused by racecars at the zMAX dragway

Mentor: Thomas Owens, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2019 Geophysics,,
Amelia Hruska, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
What do second language French learners know about (in)definiteness?

Mentors: Mila Tasseva, Linguistics, USC Columbia, Amanda Dalola, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2019 Interdisciplinary Studies,French, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Linguistics,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Matthew Hughes, Capstone, Freshman
Accounting, Speech Communication, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Stakeholder Perceptions of Critical Audit Matter Disclosures

Mentor: Feng Yeo, Accounting, USC Columbia
1 2019 Accounting,Speech Communication,
Ryan Hynes, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Influence of Radiation on Population Dynamics of Chernobyl Mammals

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Marine Science,Statistics,
Fariha Islam, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Neuromodulator Regulation: A Voltammetric Study of Basal Dopamine Oscillations

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Andrew James, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Effects of Long-term Exposure to Low-dose Penicillin on the Tumor Microenvironment in Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Maria Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Sarah Johnson, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Alana Arriba, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Development of a high-throughput platform for screening chemicals’ female reproductive toxicity

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,Biological Sciences,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Reese King, Junior
Biology, Music, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Determining if Arabidopsis-Produced Phage Proteins Can Inhibit Erwinia Amylovora

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2019 Biology,Music,
Allison Krensavage, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Matthew Waller, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,Biological Sciences,Statistics,
Ronit Kulkarni, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Characterization of a Novel Mutation in the PRKRA Gene Associated with Early Onset Dystonia (DYT16)

Mentor: Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Kelsey Larkin, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Developing Methods for Processing Heterogeneous Data in Electron Tomography

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Theodora Light, Senior
History, Spanish, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Barnwell Site Background: Archival Research on Other Contemporary Tabby Structures

Mentor: Kimberly Cavanagh, Social Sciences, USC Beaufort
1 2019 History,Spanish,
Rebecca Lucia, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Function of the Orbital Hood and its Effects on Vision in Snapping Shrimp (Decapoda: Alpheidae)

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Kinsey McClure, Honors, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Toward a better understanding of adjuvant hormonal therapy adherence behaviors among socioeconomically-disadvantaged breast cancer survivors

Mentor: Tisha Felder, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2019 Pharmacy,,
Ryan McGillan, Junior
Media Arts, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
NYU Screen Scoring Workshops

Mentors: Julie Hubbert, Music, USC Columbia, Mandy Fang, Music, USC Columbia
1 2019 Media Arts,Music, Music,Music Music,Music
Kreighton Milks, Senior
Health Promotion, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Assessing High Risk Health Behaviors among students attending the University of South Carolina, Beaufort

Mentors: Alyssa Mayer, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort, Elizabeth Serieux, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
1 2019 Health Promotion,, Professions,Professions Nursing and Health Professions,Nursing and Health Professions
Jeremy Money, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Effect of reduced Fig4 expression on the neuronal transcriptome and proteome

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Amar Kar, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Karah Moulton, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Sequence analysis of a miRNA-Induced Arabidopsis thaliana mutant

Mentor: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2019 Biology,,
Darby Nugent, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Clinical Procedure Auditing to Identify Gaps in the Patient Culture Order-Physician Reporting System in a Tanzanian Hospital

Mentor: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,International Studies,
Adam Okinaga, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Investigation of the role of IFI35 during the respiratory antiviral response using CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knockdown

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Omolara Olorunniwo, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Optimization of a Dual-Phase Membrane for Direct CO2 Capture

Mentor: Kevin Huang, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Mechanical Engineering,,
Edward Oree, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Controlling Electronic Properties of Corannulene-Based Materials

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,,
Sonali Parmar, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Presence of Sucralose, Antibiotics, and other Emerging Contaminants from Sewage Overflows in a Residential Lake of Columbia, SC

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Alexandra Patterson, Capstone, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Investigating the Effect of Resveratrol Loaded PLG Scaffolds on Lipolysis and Fatty Acid Oxidation in Mice after High Fat Diet Challenge

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Chemical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Elizabeth Peck, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Effect of GLAD Rotation on the Fabrication of Optimized Ag-Nanostructured SERS Substates

Mentor: Chad Leverette, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2019 Chemistry,,
Hannah Pressler, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Biobehavioral Mechanisms of ADHD in Preschoolers with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentors: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia, Shannon O'Connor, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jacob Ryan, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Tuning Electronic Properties of Photoresponsive Graphitic Materials

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Iris Sakamoto, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Individual Differences in Cholinergic Regulation in the Basolateral Amygdala during Fear Extinction in Rats

Mentor: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2019 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Emily Sellers, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Developing an Herbicidal Solution to Degrading Saxitoxins Produced by Lyngbya wollei Blooms

Mentor: John Ferry, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Michaela Sexton, Freshman
Nursing, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Boundaries of Utopia/Dystopia: Adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series from Novel to Film

Mentor: David Hatch, English, USC Salkehatchie
1 2019 Nursing,,
Meghan Smith, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Developing a School-Age Language Screening Assessment: Impact of Child Reading Ability and Text Genre

Mentors: Krystal Werfel, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Gabriella Reynolds, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Linguistics, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Brice Smoker, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Time Course of Anti-Inflammatory Function of HDL Following Acute HIIT Exercise

Mentor: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Noah Thompson, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Acceptability and Feasibility of Peer Educators to Promote HIV Self-Testing Among Networks of Men in Tanzania

Mentor: Donaldson Conserve, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Julia Trask, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Gender Disparities in HIV Patients' Disclosure among People Living with HIV in South Carolina

Mentor: Monique Brown, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Alexis Vetack, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Analyzing Healthcare Barriers and Perceptions on Health in the Columbia Refugee Community

Mentor: Breanne Grace, Social Work, USC Columbia
1 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Malorie Webb, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Syndrome-Specific Attention Profiles in Infants with Fragile X syndrome and Down Syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Chemistry,
Emily Wood, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Evaluating Morpho-Syntactic Aspects of the Neural Working Memory Circuit

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Courtney Wright, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Long-Term Biochemical Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Elevated Kynurenic Acid: Diurnal Rhythms in Kynurenine Pathway Metabolism in Adolescent Rats

Mentor: Ana Pocivavsek, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,History,
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Medicine,Arts and Sciences Cell Biology and Anatomy,Biological Sciences
Carly Adair, Junior
Public Relations, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
The Incline of Certified Benefit Corporations Influenced by Internal Communications

Mentor: Holly Overton, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Relations,Business Administration,
Andrew Anderson, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Investigating High-Tech Automated Fiber Placement Methods for Aerospace Manufacturing

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,,
Schuyler Andrulat, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Investigating Correlation Between Elevated Childhood Blood Lead Levels, Alzheimer's Disease and Industrial Lead Releases in South Carolina Counties

Mentor: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biology,Chemistry,
Sophia Bertrand, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Repeated Name Penalty Modulation During Bilateral High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Terrica Bowers, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Measurement of Bromide and Iodide in South Carolina Rivers: What Kinds of DBPs Form in the Wonderful Iodine State?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemistry,,
Evan Bryer, Capstone, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

William Zhang, Capstone, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
A Meta-Analysis of Violent Trends as a Result of Violent Media

Mentor: Jeremiah Shepherd, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Computer Science,,Computer Science,,
Uriah Chapman, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Is Being Black and Mentally Ill a Death Sentence?: The Prevalence Mental Health Conditions Among Other Factors Associated With Police Involved Fatal Shootings

Mentor: Jason Cummings, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Zaria Coachman, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
The Relationship Between Doctor/Patient Interactions and Patient Satisfaction

Mentor: Caroline Rudisill, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Kiersten Crouse, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Fluorescence Microscopy of Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries

Mentors: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Colton Kostelnik, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Kiersten Crouse, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Fluorescence Microscopy of Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries

Mentors: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Colton Kostelnik, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Amanda Dearborn, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Literature review discussing the burden of food and security in people with diabetes and what are the consequences/ impact of food insecurity in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Mentors: Angela Liese, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Lauren Reid, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Nicholas Dorrian, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Forensic Analysis of Lipstick Samples

Mentors: Stephen L. Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Dayla Rich, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Allison Granger, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Appositive Relative Clauses and the Conversational Foreground

Mentor: Anne Bezuidenhout, Philosophy, USC Columbia
2 2019 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Hannah Grim, Capstone, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
SyRen (Syntactic Recognition)

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology,
Hannah Grim, Capstone, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
SyRen (Syntactic Recognition)

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology,
Hayley Hall, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2019
Resveratrol Releasing Scaffolds and Healthy Dietary Changes as a Treatment Strategy for Type 2 Diabetes

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Michael Hendley, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Sabrina Hampton, Capstone, Freshman
Visual Communications, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water and Culture of the Sea Islands

Mentor: Denise McGill, Visual Communications, USC Columbia
2 2019 Visual Communications,,
Zoe Hawkins, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
The effects of CBD Oil on stress in college student athletes

Mentors: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, Andrew Hatchett, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken
2 2019 Biology,, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Exercise and Sports Science
Alexi Hildreth, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Response of marine hybrid zones to climate change

Mentor: Thomas Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Alyssa Hill, Honors, Senior
Political Science, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2019
Evaluating the Cognitive Effects of Exercise

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Political Science,Russian,
Trevor Janssen, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Development of High Performance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Clean and Efficient Electricity Generation

Mentors: Frank Chen, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Jie Lin, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Business Administration, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Sarah Johnson, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Effect of simulated microgravity on female ovarian function and oocyte meiotic competence

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Megan Laurendeau, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Research Apprenticeship On the Path Study: Predicting Infection with Temperature and Heart Rate in Premature Infants

Mentors: Robin Dail, Nursing, USC Columbia, Kayla Everhart, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Biological Sciences, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Connor Lewis, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Exploring the Interaction of WRKY Transcription Factors and EDS1

Mentors: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Huan Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Karla Matthews-Brown, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Living While Black: How Racial Discrimination in Public Spaces Affects the Mental Health of African Americans

Mentor: Jason Cummings, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Anthropology,
Ravyn Mitchell, Sophomore
Undeclared, Undeclared, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
The psychology of moral condemnation and disgust toward consensually non-monogamous romantic relationships

Mentor: Justin Mogilski, Psychology, USC Salkehatchie
2 2019 Undeclared,Undeclared,
Christopher Morgan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2019
The Role of Microglia in the Locus Coeruleus in the Cardiovascular Sensitivity to Stress

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Aisha Noor, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Healthy Adolescent: Assessing Childhood Obesity In After School Programs

Mentor: Nicole Zarrett, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,,
Shelby Rader, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
What Motivates Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults to Get Colorectal Cancer Screening Done?

Mentor: Melanie Cozad, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Michael Ritter, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) of Ice Samples using a Monolithic Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (mSHS) for the Application of Detecting Biogenic Signs of Extraterrestrial Marine Life on Europa

Mentors: Stanley Angel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Arelis Colon, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Raymond Selden, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Documenting and Addressing Barriers to Family Planning among Latinx Immigrants in South Carolina

Mentor: Emily Mann, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Mitchell Sepe, Senior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Leachate Poisoning and Recovery of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Ben Meekins, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Sophia Storlazzi, Junior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2019
UofSC Bike Refurbishment and Redistribution Feasibility Study

Mentors: Emily Jones, Facilities Planning & Operations, USC Columbia, Mitch Nettesheim, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Biological Sciences, Business,Student Affairs Facilities Planning & Operations,Physical Education and Athletic Training
Kelley Tollison, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Effect of Vitamin D3 on Shell-less Chicken Embryo Development

Mentor: Jena Chojnowski, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2019 Biology,,
Samantha Uliana, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Amber Connor, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

McKenzie Parker, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking: Comparison of ActiGraph wGT3X-BT to Cosmed KS Indirect Calorimetry

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2019 Exercise Science,,Exercise Science,,Public Health,,
Julianna Vargo, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Community Perceptions on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Self-Testing and Strategies to Increase Self-Testing Kit Use

Mentor: Donaldson Conserve, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Quenton Washington, Capstone, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Racial Differences in Intrapersonal, Social, and Environmental Support for Healthy Behaviors

Mentor: Demetrius Abshire, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2019 Nursing,,
Kylee Yturralde, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Evaluating Dr. Hallervorden’s Role in Nazi “Eugenics”

Mentor: Saskia Coenen Snyder, Jewish Studies, USC Columbia
2 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Dabriel Zimmerman, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
The inner world of dementia – a novel approach to studying the wandering mind

Mentors: John Richards, Psychology, USC Columbia, Murieann Irish, Psychology, USC University of Sydney
2 2019 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,School of Psychology and Brain & Mind Centre Psychology,Psychology
Jason Ahr, Sophomore
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Activation of Olympic Sponsorship Rights for Team USA Sponsors

Mentors: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia, Khalid Ballouli, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Sport and Entertainment Management,, Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management,Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Sport and Entertainment Management,Sport and Entertainment Management
Quinn Alsheimer, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Access to Healthcare in Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Kenya

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Michael Areheart, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2019
Do the Shock Waves Produced by Snapping Shrimp Cause Neural Damage?

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Michael Areheart, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Do the Shock Waves Produced by Snapping Shrimp Cause Neural Damage?

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Catharine Aretakis, Honors, Sophomore
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The Fate of Afro-Germans during the Holocaust

Mentors: Saskia Coenen Snyder, History, USC Columbia, Theodore Rosengarten
3 2019 History,English, Arts and Sciences, History,
Alana Arriba, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The effects of microgravity on female reproductive health

Mentor: Xiao Shuo, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Alexis Bantle, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Investigating the Regulation of Floral Homeotic Gene Expression by Two Related Transcription Factors

Mentor: Beth Krizek, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Chad Bird, Senior
Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Design of PeerCloud: How to Offload the Smartphones’ Computation Workload to Nearby Mobile Devices?

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2019 Mathematical Sciences,Computer Science,
Morgan Bookstaver, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effect of Indoor Versus Outdoor Exercise on Mood

Mentors: Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken, Alexandra Roach, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Exercise and Sports Science,Psychology, Sciences,Sciences Exercise and Sports Science,Psychology
David Brake, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Sustainability in Australian Sport and Entertainment Venues

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Robert Branson, Honors, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Low-Power RTD Sensor Interface

Mentor: Guoan Wang, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Electrical Engineering,,
Richard Brokaw, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Understanding the Role of Salinity on the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics

Mentor: Subra Bulusu, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,,
Eboni Brown, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Tri-Reforming of Methane

Mentor: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,,
Eboni Brown, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Tri-Reforming of Methane

Mentor: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,,
Eboni Brown, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2019
Tri-Reforming of Methane

Mentor: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,,
Morgan Bueter, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Battle of the Brands: How Nike and Adidas will Compete for Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus FC

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Thomas Burgess, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Laboratory analogs of planetary and interstellar ice mixtures

Mentor: Doug White, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2019 Chemistry,,
Erica Burton, Senior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Role of Gender Identity Threat in Sexist and Homophobic Humor

Mentor: Ann Hoover, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2019 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Michael Byrnes, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Stephanie Varga, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Elucidating the Contribution of Autophagy to Doxorubicin-Induced Muscle Dysfunction

Mentor: Ashley Smuder, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,Exercise Science,Psychology,
Gabriel Castillo, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effects of an MTHFR Knockdown Combined with 2x Folic Acid on Vesicle Trafficking

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2019 Biology,Chemistry,
Caroline Clarke, Junior
Theatre, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

David Edwards, Junior
Theatre, Education, General, USC Columbia

Erica Shields, Junior
Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Voices of The Island

Mentors: Erica Tobolski, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia, Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2019 Theatre,Biological Sciences,Theatre,Education, General,Theatre,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Theatre and Dance,English Language and Literature
Abigail Connell, Freshman
Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
History's Affect on Women Being Viewed as Secondary to Men in Morocco

Mentor: William Morris, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2019 Global Studies,,
Gabrielle Connor, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
O2-dependent kinetics of the 2,4’-dihydroxyacetophenone dioxygenase (DAD) reaction

Mentor: Kenneth Roberts, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2019 Chemistry,,
Alisa Conrady, Senior
Psychology, German Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Exploring the Effects of Eyewitness Recall: Do Auditory Distractions Matter?

Mentor: Kenneth Barideaux, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2019 Psychology,German Studies,
Craig Correia, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
What is the relationship between IgG antibodies against seven periodontal microorganisms and gestational diabetes risk? Does periodontal disease indicate an increased risk of gestational diabetes?

Mentor: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Gabriel D'Agostino, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Reconstruction of the Columbamide Biosynthetic Pathway

Mentor: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Mathematics,
Deja Daniels, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Effects of High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Inhibitory Control Part 2

Mentor: Alexandra Roach, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Psychology,,
Troy Dassing, Freshman
Broadcast Journalism, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
How Journalistic Censorship Affects Moroccan Political and Social Climates

Mentor: David Moscowitz, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2019 Broadcast Journalism,,
GJ Khenneth De Guzman, Senior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
(In)animacy and (In)transitivity Bias in Sentence Processing

Mentors: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia, Peter Nelson, Linguistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Linguistics
Holly Deal, Senior
Communications, International Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Bless Her Heart: Southern Women’s Experiences of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Mentor: Carolyn Webber, Fine Arts & Communication Studies, USC Upstate
3 2019 Communications,International Studies,
Shelby Desmond, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Energy Transfer in Spiropyran-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,Computer Science,
Claire Drnek, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Gait Analysis and Person Identification Using Human-Structure Interaction

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Mechanical Engineering,,
Blake Edwards, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Gesture Detection and Contextual Activity Analysis with Off the Shelf Smartwatch Hardware

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Chrisagonas Odhiambo, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Computer Science,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Reagan Farmer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Role of PDE2A in Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,
Katherine Farrell, Honors, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Mapping temporal and geographic patterns and evaluating sociodemographic and healthcare accessibility correlates of opioid abuse

Mentor: Nicole Hair, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Halle Geoghegan, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Relationship Between Low Energy Availability and Injury in Collegiate Female Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Allison Smith, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Alec Giakas, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Factors Associated with Foot Lesions in Older Persons: Hogar Carlos María Ulloa, Costa Rica

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Grayson Gimblet, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Materials Discovery and Characterization of Luminescent and Scintillating Crystals by Flux Crystal Growth

Mentors: Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Shani Egodawatte, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Catherine Goodwin, Junior
International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Gender and Partisan Cues Influence on Respondent Attitudes Towards Foreign Aid Policy

Mentors: Tobias Heinrich, Political Science, USC Columbia, Katelyn Stauffer, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2019 International Studies,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Political Science,Political Science
Ariel Gootkin, Freshman
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
What are police-community relations like in Morocco and how does this shape how society functions?

Mentor: Cory Schnell, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2019 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Psychology,
Brendan Greve, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Plant Chemical Response to Drought Stress

Mentors: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Claire Hann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Brendan Greve, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Plant Response to Environmental Pressures of Drought

Mentors: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Claire Hann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jordan Hammond, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Examining Healthcare Provider Knowledge and Practices in Addressing Child Maltreatment

Mentors: Katherine Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia, Susan Lamb, Pediatrics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Spanish, Nursing,Medicine Nursing,Pediatrics
Cameron Henderson, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Aliens of the Deep: How Nutrients Support Life at the Lost City Hydrothermal Vent Field

Mentor: Susan Lang, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,Chemistry,
Austin Herbert, Capstone, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Genomic population structure of American wood storks - comparison among nesting colonies in Georgia USA and the Brazilian Amazon

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Mattie Hibbs, Honors, Junior
Statistics, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Developing an analytical method for improved computation of drought transition probabilities

Mentor: Gregory Carbone, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2019 Statistics,Geography,
Angela Hice, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
The Impact of Human Disturbance on Mammal Populations

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Nellie Hildebrandt, Capstone, Sophomore
English, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Genre-bending and experimentation in contemporary women's short fiction

Mentor: David Bajo, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2019 English,,
Melanie Howe, Junior
Industrial Process Engineering, Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effect of the Water Content on Thermophysical Properties of Ionic Liquids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2019 Industrial Process Engineering,Chemistry,
Matthew Hughes, Capstone, Freshman
Accounting, Speech Communication, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Stakeholder Perceptions of Critical Audit Matter Disclosures

Mentor: Feng Yeo, Accounting, USC Columbia
3 2019 Accounting,Speech Communication,
Clay Hultstrand, Junior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
C-5X5 Independence

Mentor: Elizabeth Freeman, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2019 Psychology,,
Addison Huthwaite, Sophomore
Accounting, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Women's Sexual Health Practices and Contraceptive Rights in Morocco

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2019 Accounting,Women's and Gender Studies,
Noah Hyduke, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Structural, Molecular, and Immunologic Characterization of Timothy-Grass Pollen Profilin for the Development of Component-Resolved Immunotherapy

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Chelsea Jimenez, Senior
Early Childhood Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Translation, Not Correction: Teaching Young Children (Kindergarten) History, Literary Use, and Benefits of Bilingualism for Speakers of African American Language and Standardized English

Mentor: Susi Long, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
3 2019 Early Childhood Education,,
Danielle Johnson, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Needs Assessment for Emerging Vector-borne Disease Threats in The Southeastern Region of The United States

Mentor: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2019
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Alexandra Kauffman, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Engineer uterine function in vitro for testing chemotherapeutic drugs’ female reproductive toxicity

Mentor: Dr . Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Deanna Keen, Honors, Senior
Chemistry, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Improving the Sensitivity of Microelectrodes for In Vivo Neurotransmitter Detection

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Chinese Studies,
Myles Keener, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Energy Transfer in Diarylethene based Metal Organic Frameworks

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Chemistry,
Nicole Kent, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Abby Jacobson, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Brian Youngblood, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Gabriel Carrilho, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Water Purification System Design for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Anthony McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Civil Engineering,,Civil Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,,
Margaret Kindsvater, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Understanding Trauma; Breaking Free from Stigma and Raising Awareness

Mentors: Sarah Wright, Psychology, USC Columbia, Shannon Nix, Student Health Services, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Student Affairs Psychology,Student Health Services
Chelsea Kuehler, Sophomore
History, English, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
What is in the Basement? Historical Artifact Archive: Bedon-Lucas House

Mentor: Sarah Miller, History, USC Salkehatchie
3 2019 History,English,
Lauren Kunselman, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
G Protein expression in the retina of the Florida fighting conch Strombus alatus

Mentor: Dan Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,Neuroscience,
Mary Lambdin, Senior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Comparison of the Rates of Stalking Perpetration and Differentiation of Self in Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women

Mentors: Suzanne Swan, Psychology, USC Columbia, Nicole White, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2019 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Meghann Lange, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Stephanie Muscat, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Role of dynein in regenerative axon growth control

Mentors: Deanna Smith, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Courtney Buchanan, Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Medicine Biological Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Azalfa Lateef, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Startle Response in Women with the FMR1 Premutation and Risk for Anxiety Disorders

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Olivia Lefkowitz, Capstone, Freshman
Retailing, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Counterfeit Fashion Products in Morocco

Mentor: Karen Edwards, Retailing, USC Columbia
3 2019 Retailing,,
Simon Lin, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Disparities in Oral Health Seeking Behavior Among Childbearing-Aged Women

Mentor: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Nia Livingson, Junior
Broadcast Journalism, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The Effects of Social Media on Undergraduate Students and Their Attitudes Toward Beauty

Mentor: Michelle LaRoche, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2019 Broadcast Journalism,Spanish,
Isaac Luther, Capstone, Freshman
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Integration of Technology in the Moroccan Education System

Mentor: Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2019 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Marina Madsen, Capstone, Freshman
Business Economics, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Moroccan women's cooperatives

Mentor: Joshua Hess, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Business Economics,French,
Hayli Marshall, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Effects of Parental Social Networks and Dopamine Reception on Children's Nutritional Habits

Mentors: Spencer Moore, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Jennifer Mandelbaum, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
William McCall, Honors, Sophomore
Russian, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Malanka: You Only Celebrate New Year's Eve Twice

Mentor: Alexander Ogden, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2019 Russian,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Mikayla McCord, Junior
Biological Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Investigating the effect of IL-17 through GSK3 beta phosphorylation on human neurons

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Women's and Gender Studies,
Ryan McNutt, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Developing an Objective Biomarker for Autonomic Dysfunction in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mentors: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jay Ginsberg, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Medicine Exercise Science,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Nicholas Mitchell, Honors, Junior
Geological Sciences, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Sedimentary Record of Late Cretaceous to Eocene Laramide Uplift in the Cañon City Embayment, Colorado, USA.

Mentor: David Barbeau, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2019 Geological Sciences,Global Studies,
Claudia Moncada, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The Effects of Climate Change on Barnacle Recruitment to British Intertidal Zones

Mentor: Thomas Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,Spanish,
Angela Montes, Capstone, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Molecular Basis of Xenobiotic Metabolism and Resistance in Tetranychus urticae

Mentors: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Leily Daneshian, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Taryn Moyer, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Diversity in the Courts: An Intersectional Case Study

Mentors: Deena Isom Scott, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deanna Cann, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2019 Mathematics,Education, General, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Ray Nettles, Sophomore
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Biochemical and Structural Analysis of the Binding Strength for Carboxybenzoyl Glucosamine in a Site-Directed Mutation of Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase

Mentor: Edwardo D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2019 Biology,Chemistry,
Adam Okinaga, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Investigation of the role of IFI35 during the respiratory antiviral response using CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knockdown

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Madison Oswald, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Affective Domain Predictors of PharmD Student Interest and Successful Matching for Post-Graduate Pharmacy Residency Training

Mentors: Whitney Maxwell, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia, P. Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Liudas Panavas, Senior
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Topology optimization of lightweight design structures manufactured in selective laser melting

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Maura Pezzulla, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Assessing Oral Health Care Practices Among Pregnant Women

Mentor: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Business Administration,
Zane Presnal, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
All-inside ACL reconstruction with GraftLink ® Technique

Mentor: Wendell Holmes, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,
Grace Riley, Senior
English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Applying Foucault’s Theory of Biopolitics to Aldous Huxley’s "Brave New World"

Mentors: Debra Rae Cohen, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Greg Forter, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2019 English,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Jeffrey Rodgers, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Biomechanical Structure-Function Relations in Aneurysmal Porcine Popliteal Arteries

Mentor: Tarek Shazly, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Lauren Smiley, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Do parental attendance and nest site selection affect fledging success in American wood storks?

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Madeline Smith, Junior
English, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Power of Women's Speech in Shakespearean Literature

Mentor: Katie Smith, English, USC Aiken
3 2019 English,,
Madeline Spetz, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Investigating the effect of PLG microparticles on endocrine function of adipocytes

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Alyssa Stephens, Junior
Chemistry, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Basil Uptake of Disinfection By-Products Found in Drinking Water

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Dance,
Courtney Strickland, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Multimodal recognition of interrupted speech: Benefit from text and visual speech cues

Mentor: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Hunter Summey, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Does the environmental endocrine disruptor tolylfluanid promote mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance by increasing mitochondrial lipid overload in murine skeletal myotubes?

Mentor: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2019 Biology,,
Mina Surprenant, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Paleoproductivity Changes in the Indo Pacific Across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition: Understanding CO2, Sensitivity, and Orbital Forcing in the Tropics

Mentor: Kelly Gibson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Marine Science,Environmental Studies,
Allison Swiecki, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Inducing Tol2 transposition in zebrafish

Mentors: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Biology/Geology
Elizabeth Taylor, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Polymersomes as vehicles for peptide based nerve regeneration therapy.

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Lenda Thompson, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Nanogel Synthesis and Drug-Loading

Mentors: Qian Wang, Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Amanda Wagner, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Vivien Toumey, Honors, Senior
Dance, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Contemporary Choreographers’ Response to Today’s Divisive Political Climate

Mentor: Tanya Wideman-Davis, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
3 2019 Dance,Political Science,
Lauren Trice, Capstone, Sophomore
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
A Sensory History view of 9/11

Mentor: Mark Smith, Southern Studies, USC Columbia
3 2019 History,English,
Jackson Trigiani, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Hand-Powered Centrifuge

Mentors: Yaroslaw Bazaliy, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia, Scott Crittenden, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Physics and Astronomy,Physics and Astronomy
Brooke Turk, Sophomore
Psychology, Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effect of Acetaminophen on the Late Positive Potential and Levels of Personal Distress to Images of Painful Situations

Mentor: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Psychology,Biology,
Emma Wagner, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
External Conditions Affect Oviposition Behavior of Euphydryas gillettii Females

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Carol Ann Webb, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Comparing dissolved organic matter from wetland vegetation to decrease the bioavailability of copper to Ceriodaphnia dubia

Mentor: Sarah Harmon, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Kali Wiggins, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Determining the role of ldlrap1a in cholesterol metabolism in zebrafish

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Sydney Zarsadias, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
“Timing of School Exit among HIV affected orphans in Kenya: a mixed method.”

Mentor: Hyunsan Cho, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Aspasia Amiridis, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Developing a Copper-Specific Carbon Fiber Microelectrode for On-Site Detection

Mentors: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Jordan Holmes, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jessica Atkins, Junior
Art History, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Christopher Terry, Honors, Junior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Digital Piranesi

Mentors: Jeanne Britton, Thomas Cooper Library, USC Columbia, Evan Meaney, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2018 Art History,Anthropology,Media Arts,, University Libraries,Arts and Sciences Thomas Cooper Library,Visual Art and Design
Rohan Bhandari, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Analyzing and Mitigating Device-to-Device Malware Infection in IoT Networks.

Mentors: Chin-Tser Huang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Nawras Alkassab, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Computer Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Jonathan Blalock, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Investigation on the role of apoptosis and autophagy in the developmental control required for embryo implantation competency using gene expression analysis in human embryo blastocoel fluid

Mentor: Renee Chosed, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
1 2018 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Gretchen Bollar, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Anthony Kocur, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Disinfection By-Products in Bottled Water: Is it Really Safer than Tap Water?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Rina Raye Bongalonta, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Interferon-Specific Regulation of Expression of the IRF9 Gene by the p53 Tumor Suppressor

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Charles Buck, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
A Corannulene-Based-Organic Framework: An Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,,
Sydney Burrell, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Mother-Child Synchrony as a Predictor of Problem Behavior and Autism-Related Deficits in Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Lauren Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
A modeling framework to explore the sensitivity of marine populations to environmental changes operating at a range of temporal scales

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,,
Calyn Crawford, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The integration of oceanographic processes and the control of larval recruitment in marine ecosystems

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,,
Jessica Cuadra, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Melissa Lech, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Nature Inspired Bacteriochlorin-Glycoconjugates

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Biology,,Biology,Chemistry,
Charlie Dixon, Junior
Chemistry, Biology, USC Upstate

David Shchirov, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Synthesis and Evaluation of Alkyl Chain-Linked Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Chemistry,Biology,Biology,Chemistry,
Brandon Eberl, Senior
Mathematics/Computer Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Effect of Nanoparticle Shape on Thermal Conductivity of Ionic Liquid Based Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Math/Computer Science, USC Aiken
1 2018 Mathematics/Computer Science,,
William Edwards, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Adjusting Predictions for Individual Variation

Mentor: Jason O'Kane, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Sarah Eustis, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Researching the Transfer Effect of Diet on Physical Activity in Participants Randomly Assigned to Plant-Based or Omnivorous Diets

Mentor: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Ashley Fellers, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Influence of Ionizing Radiation from Nuclear Accidents on Developmental Abnormalities in a Model Insect System

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Emily Fisher, Honors, Junior
Psychology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Orthographic and Phonological Processing in Beginning Readers

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2018 Psychology,English,
Alec Giakas, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Exercise-Induced Adipocyte Metabolism

Mentors: Ho-Jin Koh, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Ran Hee Choi, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Alexander Gorr, Honors, Junior
Geological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Response of Intertidal Creeks to 20 Years of Change in North Inlet

Mentor: Scott White, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2018 Geological Sciences,,
Gabrielle Gray, Honors, Senior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Sarah Przywara, Senior
Psychology, Anthropology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Perspective Taking and Stigma Reduction toward Convicted Felons

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Psychology,,Psychology,Anthropology,
Elijah Greenawalt, Capstone, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Using a Standardized Assessment Bundle to Reduce Hospital Readmission

Mentor: Ronda Hughes, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2018 Nursing,,
Shahd Hasanain, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Optimizing Decellularization for Small-Diameter Vascular Grafts Using Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries

Mentor: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics,
MacKenzie Heck, Junior
Athletic Training, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Contribution of Sport Related Concussion on the Mental Health of Student-Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Samantha Weber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Athletic Training,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Lilly Heidari, Capstone, Freshman
English, Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Documentary Poetry from the Great Depression to the Great Recession

Mentor: Michael Dowdy, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2018 English,Theatre,
Abby Heinichen, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Catherine O'Byrne, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Association of Prenatal and Postpartum Physical Activity with Vascular Health after Delivery in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women

Mentor: Abbi Lane-Cordova, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Exercise Science,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,English,
David Horovitz, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Does a Sox10 conserved enhancer region within the 1.7 Mbp linked domain contain the Dominant Spot mutation?

Mentor: Shannon Davis, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Deborah Keen, Junior
Public Health, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Community Perception of the HIV Vaccine in Western Kenya: Acceptability, Potential Behavior Changes, and Views on Compulsory Vaccination

Mentor: Hyunsan Cho, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,Statistics,
Krystyn Kibler, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Phytoplankton Response to Nutrient Additions in Estuarine Waters of North Inlet

Mentor: James Pinckney, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,,
Lev Looney, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Utilizing Cyclostationary Empirical Orthogonal Functions to Explore Variability in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,Geography,
Cesar Lopez, Junior
Biology, Spanish, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Does excess folic acid affect vesicle trafficking in a human neuronal cell line?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Biology,Spanish,
Hector Lopez-Lopez, Honors, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Perception and Political Attitudes: Does Perceived Bias of News Networks Affect Attitudes Toward News Content?

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Psychology,,
Ethan Magnuson, Honors, Freshman
Political Science, Applied Computing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Impact of the Built Environment of Public Housing on the Social Capital of its Residents

Mentor: Todd Shaw, Political Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Political Science,Applied Computing,
Sara McCommon, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Literature, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Effect of Acetaminophen on Mu Suppression During a Pain Empathy Task: an EEG Study

Mentors: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken, Alexandra Roach, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Psychology,Literature, Sciences,Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Makenzie Myers, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Tillman Matthews, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Christopher Moloney, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Water Purification Design and Pipeline Reparation for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Steve McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Exercise Science,Neuroscience,Electrical Engineering,,Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Peyton Pretsch, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Perceived Barriers to Vaccination among Male College Students in South Carolina

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,,
Lucy Quirk, Honors, Sophomore
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Safer Pools? Investigating A Novel Copper-Silver Disinfection Process

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Environmental Science,,
Madelyn Quirk, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Stimulus-Response Prediction and Reorientation of Attention in Division 1 College Baseball Players

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2018 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Nikki Rizzo, Junior
English, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
A Blueprint for Service-Learning at USC Upstate

Mentor: David Marlow, Languages, Literature and Composition, USC Upstate
1 2018 English,Psychology,
Rachel Saxon, Junior
Biology, Geology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of nest parasitism in American wood storks

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Biology,Geology,
Anna Sheppard, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Body Management Attitudes and Behaviors among Young Sexual Minority Women in the Southeast

Mentors: Emily Mann, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Carla Pfeffer, Sociology, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Sociology
Kaeli Smith, Junior
Public Health, Sociology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Effects of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection on Mouse Ovarian Follicles

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,Sociology,
Rhianna Smith, Sophomore
Fine Arts, Art History, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Dadaism in the Twenty-first Century: The Rise of Millennial Nihilist Humor and its Use as Social Critique

Mentor: Jeremy Culler, Fine Arts, USC Aiken
1 2018 Fine Arts,Art History,
Aishwarya Somani, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
BTS Comes to America: How a K-pop Group Entered the U.S. Market

Mentor: Elaine Chun, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2018 International Business,Management,
Richard Strater, Senior
Anthropology, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Learning English in Queretaro, Mexico

Mentor: Jennifer Reynolds, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2018 Anthropology,Linguistics,
Alexandra Tamura, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Characterizing the Role of adipocyte ImpL2 in Regulating Oogenesis in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Slone Taylor, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Adapting a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress for African American Women living with HIV in South Carolina

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,Psychology,
Kayla Vaughan, Junior
Organizational Leadership, Liberal Studies, USC Union

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
How Culture in the South Affects Facial Perception

Mentors: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union, Majdouline Aziz, Sociology, USC Union
1 2018 Organizational Leadership,Liberal Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Sociology
Vincent Watkins, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
CdTe Detectors for Simultaneous Emission/Transmission Computed Tomography for Nuclear Medicine

Mentor: Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Electrical Engineering,,
Danielle Wood, Junior
Music Performance, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
György Ligeti's Horn Trio: A New Era

Mentor: J. Daniel Jenkins, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2018 Music Performance,Mathematics,
Christopher Wu, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Increasing Cellular Membrane Permeability by Inducing Isotropic Mechanical Stress

Mentors: Ehsan Jabbarzadeh, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Maria Yanez, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Nicole Yadon, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Effect of miR-718 on autophagy genes and dendritic spine count in neurons

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Biology,,
Victory Agho, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Hope's Law: What Do Women in South Carolina Know About Breast Density and Their Breast Cancer Screening Rights?

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Quinn Alsheimer, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Access to Healthcare in Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Kenya

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Public Health,Spanish,
Akilah Alwan, Honors, Senior
Environmental Science, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Project Sandbox

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2018 Environmental Science,Marine Science,
Cheyane Bligen, Junior
Broadcast Journalism, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
What Does Representation Look Like?: The Power of Diversity in Faculty Members

Mentor: Gretchen Woertendyke, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
2 2018 Broadcast Journalism,Psychology,
Emma Boswell, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Suicide Ideation in American Adolescents

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
David Brake, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Sustainability in Australian Sport and Entertainment Venues

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
2 2018 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Morgan Bueter, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Battle of the Brands: How Nike and Adidas will Compete for Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus FC

Mentors: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia, Stephen Shapiro, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
2 2018 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration, Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management,Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Sport and Entertainment Management,Sport and Entertainment Management
Kayleigh Clements, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
HIV Criminalization and Public Stigma

Mentors: Bob Kaminski, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deanna Cann, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Kayleigh Clements, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
HIV Criminalization and Public Stigma

Mentors: Bob Kaminski, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deanna Cann, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Garrett Conner, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) Study: Investigating 7 compounds with potential inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi glucokinase (TcGlcK)

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,Chemistry,
Charles Daniels, Capstone, Senior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Unified Register-Memory RISC Architecture for Accelerated NFA Simulation

Mentor: Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2018 Computer Engineering,,
Reagan Farmer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
The Role of PDE2A in Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2018 Exercise Science,,
Jeremy Flood, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Prelude to High Blood Pressure: Emotional and Cardiovascular Reactions to Sexual Minority Discrimination Stressors Among LGBTQ+ Emerging Adults

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Mathematics,
Caroline Gable, Senior
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Exploring the Effect of CST Depletion on DNA Damage Signaling

Mentors: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Stephanie Ackerson, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,French, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Long-term zooplankton population dynamics of North Inlet, SC

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Marine Science,,
Kelsey Granger, Senior
Liberal Studies, USC Union

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Understanding the Relationship between Personal Accounts of Sexual Violence and Readers' Perceptions and Memories of those Accounts

Mentors: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union, Angela Neal, Psychology, USC Lancaster
2 2018 Liberal Studies,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Scott Green, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) Investigation of Monosaccharide Derivatives: Discovery of Biologically Active and Competitive Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase (TcGlcK) Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward D'Antionio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,Chemistry,
Josiah Grzywacz, Senior
Marine Science, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Time Series of Gelatinous Zooplankton within a Pristine Estuarine System

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Marine Science,English,
Chelsea Jimenez, Senior
Early Childhood Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Translation, Not Correction: Teaching Young Children (first grade) the Benefits of Bilingualism as Speakers of African American Language and Standardized English

Mentor: Susi Long, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
2 2018 Early Childhood Education,,
Anna Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Berkley Puppet Interview: Cognitive Control

Mentor: Robbie Ross, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2018 Elementary Education,,
Michael Keller, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
The effects of aerobic and anaerobic exercise on acute cognition

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Exercise Science,,
Aisha Kennedy, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
How do cooperative breeding populations become established? - A study of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in Hitchcock Woods, Aiken, SC

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2018 Biology,,
Alison Krebs, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Hannah Rubenstein, Senior
Exercise Science, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking: Comparison of Fitbit to Actigraph accelerometers

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Environmental Science,Exercise Science,Anthropology,
Allison Krebs, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking: Comparison of Fitbit to ActiGraph Accelerometers

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Tomi LaChance, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Union

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Exploring Connections between Social Media, Personality, and Meditation

Mentor: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union
2 2018 Psychology,,
Robert Lanier, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Expression of Trypanosoma cruzi Hexokinase for Inhibition

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,Chemistry,
John Lynch, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Exercise mechanisms that protect against Doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.

Mentor: Ashley Smuder, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Madeline Magness, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
An Analysis of the 2017 CDC Youth Behavior Risk Survey to Determine Factors Influencing Contraceptive Use among LGBT Latino/a American Youth

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,,
McKay Meyer, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Influence of Ionizing Radiation on the Inheritance of Developmental Abnormalities

Mentors: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Melissa Groleau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Allyson Olsen, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Amino Acid Transporters in Drosophila melanogaster

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Janu Patel, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
The relationship between parenting factors and perceived stress on adolescent diet and obesity related outcomes

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Colby Kipp, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Tania Pegues, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
The Ticking Time Bomb: Heart Disease and a Genetic Cause

Mentors: Alan White, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Jena Chojnowksi, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Science and Mathematics Biological Sciences,Natural Sciences
Tessa Posey, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Discovery and Characterization of Novel Crystal Structures through Flux Crystal Growth

Mentor: Hanno Zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biomedical Engineering,,
John Risher, Senior
Mathematics, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Analyzing Inequalities Using Power Series

Mentor: Wei-Kai Lai, Mathematics, USC Salkehatchie
2 2018 Mathematics,History,
Iris Sakamoto, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Determining the Utility of a Visual-Motor Test in Assessments of Academic Readiness

Mentor: Scott Decker, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Neuroscience,
David Smith, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Identification of Age-Related PDE11A Increases in Hippocampal Subregions and Subcellular Domains

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Nancy Sterrett, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2018
The effect of photography on the perception of women in Morocco

Mentor: Lara Lomicka Anderson, Linguistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Public Health,French,
Matthew Thomas, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Zachary Travis, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Financial Accessibility of Healthy Meals In Cities within the United States and Cities within the European Union

Mentor: Kara Montgomery, Student Affairs, USC Columbia
2 2018 Public Health,Chemistry,Public Health,Spanish,
Pinita Tovar, Senior
Marketing, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Levels of Acculturation on the Participation Disparities of Hispanics in Outdoor Recreational Activities

Mentor: Florencia Cornet, TRIO, USC Columbia
2 2018 Marketing,Finance,
Cayla Wakser, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
The Family Experiences Lab

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Benjamin Zah, Junior
Psychology, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Raciolinguistic Survey of African American Vernacular English and Pilot fMRI Study

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Philosophy,
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Biomedical Engineering,Biological Sciences
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2018
Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Biomedical Engineering,Biological Sciences
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Biological Sciences
Christian Adams, Honors, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Effects of Anxiety Reappraisal and Mindfulness on Perceived Anxiety and EDA, during Arithmetic Verification

Mentor: Keri Weed, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2018 Psychology,,
Anjali Amalean, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Melody Contour Discrimination with Cochlear Implant Simulation

Mentor: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Emanuel Ayala, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

William Clarkson, Senior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
HDL Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidative Responses to Endurance Exercise Training

Mentor: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,,Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Anna Bagnell, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Characterizing the Impact of the Gene ASH1L in the Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Jacqueline Baquet, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Population genomic analysis of natural selection in a hybrid zone

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Lauren Biggers, Capstone, Senior
Nursing, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Examining the Effect of a Tabletop Clinical Exercise on Nursing Students' Perspectives on Health Equity

Mentors: Katherine Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia, Victoria Davis, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Nursing,Psychology, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Jonathan Blalock, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Investigation on the role of apoptosis and autophagy in the developmental control required for embryo implantation competency using gene expression analysis in human embryo blastocoel fluid

Mentors: Renee Chosed, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville, William Roudebush, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
3 2018 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Olivia Bogle, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Assessing the Effects of Microglial Morphological Changes as a Mechanism for Gulf War Illness

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Cassandra Bright, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Behavioral and Neural Effects of Mental Fatigue on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Christian Brown, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Implementing Lasting Professional Development Education for Undergraduates in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mentor: Amber Fallucca, USC Connect, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Destiny Byrd, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Examining Experiences of Using eHealth for Weight Loss

Mentors: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Caroline Dunn, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Benjamin Caiello, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Role of the CST complex in DNA Replication Initiation

Mentor: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Devon Cassidy, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Stoichiometry of HuD to KHSRP: A key determinant for “go and stop” signaling in axon growth

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,,
Catherine Cave, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
An LC/MS Assay for the Quantification of Analytes in the DAD-Catalyzed Reaction

Mentor: Kenneth Roberts, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2018 Chemistry,,
Wesley Cherry, Honors, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Protecting Against Drone privacy Intrusions

Mentor: Srihari Nelakuditi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Engineering,,
Anna Cook, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Intracerebral Hemorrhage Stroke Database

Mentor: Kolby Redd, Neurology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Kaitlyn Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Optimization and Control of a Type 1 Diabetic Patient Model

Mentor: Edward Gatzke, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemical Engineering,,
Lauren Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
A modeling framework to explore the sensitivity of marine populations to environmental changes operating at a range of temporal scales

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Courtney Cooper, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Dance, USC Columbia

Rachel Desch, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Mommy’s Meals: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Meal Quality and Nutrition-Related Behaviors of Pregnant Women

Mentor: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,Dance,Public Health,,
Hanson Cowan, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Insulin's effect on hippocampal neuron morphology

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Bradie Crandall, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Effect of Yolk-shell Structural Properties on Photocatalytic Water-Splitting Efficiency

Mentors: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Sunkyu Kim, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Calyn Crawford, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The integration of oceanographic processes and the control of larval recruitment in marine ecosystems

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Calyn Crawford, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
The integration of oceanographic processes and the control of larval recruitment in marine ecosystems

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Lauren Crouse, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Associations of Parental Support and Parental Values with Youth Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight-related Outcomes

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Allison Sweeney, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Michaela Day, Capstone, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Nest Monitoring and Behavior Analysis of American Wood Storks via Trail Cameras

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2018 Biology,,
Morgan Deal, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Perceptions and Effects of HIV-Specific Criminalization Laws

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,,
Emma Dear, Freshman
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2018
How does Islamic culture affect the treatment of diseases such as postpartum depression and health education for women?

Mentors: Mark Macauda, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Lara Lomicka-Anderson, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Lexus Dickson, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, English, USC Columbia

Alexis Nanna, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Retiring to the Closet: Southern LGBT Elders and Long Term Care Facilities

Mentors: Mindi Spencer, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Laura Hein, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,English,Psychology,Counselor Education, Public Health,Nursing Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Nursing
Taylor Dunphy, Junior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Role of TGFβ2 in Endocardial Cell Lineage during Heart Development

Mentor: Mohamad Azhar, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Brandon Eberl, Senior
Engineering, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Effect of Nanoparticles Shape on Thermal Conductivity of Ionic Liquids Based Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2018 Engineering,,
Brianna Eberl, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Influence of Visuospatial Memory on Visual Search during Motor Learning

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Aida El Kouri, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Integrating Smart Home Technology into Personal Organization

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Science,,
Callen Fernandez, Capstone, Freshman
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Exploring Caregiver Vigilance for Child Sexual Abuse To Support Development of a Primary Care-based Tailored Intervention

Mentor: Kate Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Nursing,,
Olivia Finnegan, Senior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Hormonal Contraceptives and Depression and Anxiety in Female Collegiate Student-Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Samantha Weber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Bryan Fitzgerald, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Investigating Protein Thiol Oxidation as a Consequence of Mitochondrial Complex I Inhibition

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Shae Gantt, Sophomore
Mathematics, Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Childhood Obesity Trends in South Carolina’s Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper Counties

Mentor: Swati Debroy, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Mathematics,Computational Science,
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Freshman
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Neodymium Isotopes on the Bering/Chukchi Shelf into the Canada Basin

Mentor: Howie Scher, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Franco Godoy, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Discovering the Effects of the Pseudomonas syringae Type III Effector HopAO1 on the Salicylic Acid-Mediated Immune Response in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mentors: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Jian Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Haley Gregory, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Energy Transfer in Rigid Mimics of Green Fluorescent Protein

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Ekaterina Dolgopolova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vanessa Grout, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Sara Miller, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Taylor Meadows, Freshman
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The impact of physical activity trackers on body composition in traditional-age college students at a rural two-year university campus

Mentors: Elizabeth Easley, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster, Sarah Sellhorst, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster
3 2018 Nursing,,Nursing,,Nursing,, Math and Science,Math and Science Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Nicholas Haerens, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Identification of Gait in Structural Vibrations

Mentor: Juan Caicedo, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Civil Engineering,,
Walter Hambrick, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Examining the Training of First Responders on Psychiatric Emergencies

Mentors: Joan Culley, Nursing, USC Columbia, Abbas Tavakoli, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Olivia Harris, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Visual acuity of Ancylomenes pedersoni cleaner shrimp in increasingly turbid waters

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Isabella Heimke, Honors, Junior
Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Student identities affecting stressors and sense of community/belonging

Mentor: Kathryn Luchok, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Anthropology,,
Robin Hendricks, Capstone, Junior
English, Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Romantic Era Lyrics

Mentor: Paula Feldman, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2018 English,Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations,
Stuart Hodge, Senior
Mathematics, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Developing a New Statistical Method for Time-Series Analysis and Using It to Understand the Molecular Dynamics in Ionic Liquids

Mentor: Mark Berg, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Mathematics,Business Administration,
Taylor Hollingsworth, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Comparative Neuroanatomy of Scallops and their Relatives

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Calvin Hurst, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2018
Effect of micro-RNA 489 on Breast Cancer Cells

Mentors: Hexin Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mithil Soni, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Morgan Ingerson, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Analysis of RAD51D and RNF138 Protein Interaction

Mentor: Douglas Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Pharmacy,,
Macey Johnson, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Evaluating the Effects of Adipose Tissue Fumarase Knockout in the Development of Diabetes

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Sarah Johnson, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Cryopreservation of Mouse Ovarian Follicles for Testing Chemicals’ Female Reproductive Toxicity

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Kimberlee Joyner, Senior
History, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
LGTBQ+ Timeline of South Carolina

Mentor: Ed Madden, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia
3 2018 History,Women's and Gender Studies,
Mikala Kiefer, Senior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Characterization of Human Corneal Epithelial Cells to be used in Research for Patients with Aniridia

Mentor: Jena Chojnowski, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Biology,,
Katelyn Knopf, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Rebecca Hill, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
A Non-Contacting Vision Based System for Rail Neutral Temperature Measurements

Mentor: Dimitris Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Civil Engineering,,Civil Engineering,,
Megan Kopp, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The role of multiple drug resistance protein 1 (MDR1) in protecting chemo-chemical doxorubicin (DOX) induced ovarian toxicity and infertility

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Carly Lancaster, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Defining Roles of Chondroitin Sulfate Chains on TRIII/Betaglycan in Wnt signaling and Ovarian Cancer

Mentors: Mythreye Karthikeyan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Laura Jenkins, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Andrew Leal, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
A Novel Interactive Voice Response System for Increasing Smoking Cessation

Mentor: Scott Strayer, Family & Preventive Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Krzysztof Lipski, Junior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
A Survey and Implementation of Mobility Models in Mobile Network

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Computational Science,,
Edgar Luat, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Bio-renewable, Biodegradable and Regenerable Antimicrobial Polymer Surface Prepared by Electrostatic Layer-by-Layer Assembly

Mentor: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Katherine Malinski, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Timing the Divergence of Germinate Ray Species Separated by the Isthmus of Panama

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mark Roberts, Biology, USC Sumter
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Biological Sciences,Biology
Tessa McCoy, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Does the Central Bottleneck Occur in a Real-World Voluntary Choice Scenario?

Mentors: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate, Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2018 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Caroline McLeod, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Identification of Somatostatin-dependent Regulators of Neuronal K+ Channels

Mentor: Kenneth Walsh, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,
Ryan McNutt, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The Effects of Autonomic Dysfunction Leading to Hyperarousal and Disinhibition in Combat Veterans with PTSD

Mentors: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jay Ginsberg, Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Medicine Exercise Science,Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
Ainsley McWaters, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Walt Whitman, as Told By His Time

Mentor: Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Science,,
Molly Melton, Junior
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Logan Deese, Freshman
Exercise Science, USC Lancaster

Mary Bethea, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The impact of physical activity trackers on body composition in traditional-age college students at a rural two-year university campus

Mentors: Elizabeth Easley, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster, Sarah Sellhorst, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster
3 2018 Nursing,,Exercise Science,,Nursing,, Math and Science,Math and Science Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Alexis Miller, Junior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
SIMMER, Phase III: Redesign & Redevelopment of a STEM Recitation App

Mentor: Brian Canada, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Computational Science,,
Angela Montes, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Molecular Basis of Xenobiotic Metabolism and Resistance in Tetranychus urticae

Mentors: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Leily Daneshian, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Christopher Morgan, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2018
The Role of Microglia in the Locus Coeruleus in the Cardiovascular and Behavioral Sensitivity to Stress.

Mentor: Susan Wood, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Isabella Mueller, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Project FIT

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Haylee Loncar, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Taylor Murphy, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Does hatchling fitness have a genetic component? Assessing fitness variation within and among hawksbill turtle sibling groups.

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Kathryn Levasseur, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences