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Lindsay Theodore

I am a rising senior at Cornell majoring in Biological Sciences with concentrations in Molecular and Cell Biology and Microbiology. Post-graduation, I hope to enter a DVM/PhD dual degree program and eventually pursue a career involving pathology and clinical research.

At Cornell, I play the cello in the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, volunteer at the Center for Animal Resources and Education, serve as a Biology Student Advisor, TA for BioEE 1610 and perform undergraduate research in the Sutter Lab. In my (limited) spare time, I like to run, read and root for the Yankees!

This summer, I will be a research intern at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. This internship was facilitated by the Undergraduate Student Scholars Program at UPenn. I am looking forward to spending my summer in Philadelphia and sharing my experiences with you! :)

Recent Posts

  • Week 10: Reflections on a Philadelphian Summer

    Hello everyone!  After a whirlwind couple of days, I'm writing this from my apartment in Ithaca! As I reflect on my summer, I can't help but think about how lucky I was to have the opportunity to live and work in Philadelphia. My internship at Penn was absolutely nothing like I expected it to be, but I've come to realize that this made it even bet ...
    Aug 20 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 9: Winding Down

    Hey everyone! I just finished week 9 here in Philly, which means that I only have 1 week left! This past week was super busy, as I've been working to tie up loose ends on my project, finish my talk and enjoy my last few days living in the city. Tuesday marked our LAST lecture for the USSP program! It was a very interesting talk about the specific ...
    Aug 13 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 8: DNA, USSP, GRE!

    Hello again everyone!  I just finished week 8 here in Philly, which means that I only have 2 weeks left until I move back to Ithaca to start senior year. I can't believe how quickly this summer has gone; I have learned so much and grown both as a scientist and as a person! This week in the lab was very busy! I did a lot of work on my talk that I ...
    Aug 05 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 7: Lindsay Rides the Rails

    Hello again! I just finished up week 7 of my internship, and I can't believe how fast the time is going. I only have 3 weeks left in Philly, but I'm planning to make the most of it! This past week featured 2 informative seminars for my internship program. The first was a talk on medical school admissions given by a professor of neurology at PennM ...
    Jul 31 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 6: Research, MD/PhD's and an Art Museum

    Hello again!  I just finished week 6 of my internship, which means that I only have 4 weeks left! This week was a particularly fun one, as I attended several interesting lectures, socialized with my fellow interns and saw some cool art too. In the lab, I continued to work on my project. Progress is slow, but that is how science works! It is reall ...
    Jul 22 Tags: Untagged
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Paige Kulling

I am a rising junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in ecology and evolution and minoring in dance. My nonacademic interests include dance, traveling, snowboarding, and boating when I am home in Southern Illinois. At Cornell, I have been conducting research in Nelson Hairston's lab involving predator-prey interactions in freshwater ecosystems for over a year now. I am a member of the Biology Scholars Program and Biology Research Fellowship Program. I am also an Arts and Sciences Student Ambassador and assistant choreographer for Beketsev. This summer, through the Biology Research Fellowship Program, I will be carrying out my own experiments involving genetics and evolution using Daphnia as a model organism. I plan to attend graduate school after graduation for a PhD in genetics and evolution at the molecular level in humans. Ultimately, I hope to work with cancer and viruses to see how they evolve and become resistant to treatments.

Recent Posts

  • Week 10: The Final Week in BioRes!

    Hello everyone :) I just finished my LAST day of the BioRes Program!  I cannot believe that 10 weeks have flown by so quickly!! :( Last week was full of fun activities!  Our lab took our annual field trip on Tuesday.  We went hiking in Upper Treman State Park.  Some of my lab members enjoyed looking for wildlife while I just enjoyed the company o ...
    Aug 07 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 9 in BioRes! :)

    Hello everyone! Week 9 is over, and so is the second round of UV zapping!! On Monday, I started extracting RNA from the Daphnia from the first round of UV zapping.  I then tested each tube of extracted RNA to find the yield using a nanodropper. To make sure that I wouldn’t rush and mess up an extraction, I did each extraction separately instead of ...
    Jul 29 Tags: Untagged
  • BioRes Week 8 :)

    Hello everyone! :)   Week 8 is officially over!  It was full of activities and work.  As part of BioRes, we dedicate a portion of our time to outreach programs.  On Tuesday, I gave a lab tour to eight students interested in the biological sciences from the Pre-Summer Program, a summer program for incoming freshmen.  It was challenging to explain ...
    Jul 23 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 7

    Hello everyone! J Week 7 has come to a close.  This week was pretty busy with lab work, BioRes social activities, and volunteering.  I spent my days separating the mature female Daphnia from the juveniles and feeding them three times a week.  As of Friday, the jars from the first few days had mature Daphnia with eggs!! This means that I can start ...
    Jul 16 Tags: Untagged
  • Week 6: Fireworks, Friends, and Festivities

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July week!  This week was really fun for me.  I kicked off the 4th of July festivities by watching the Ithaca fireworks at Stewart Park.  They were really amazing!  My friends and I got to the park a few hours early and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  We threw a frisbee, walked around, and talked.  It ...
    Jul 08 Tags: Untagged
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Shanice McKenzie

Hey everyone! My name is Shanice McKenzie and I am a rising sophomore at Cornell University in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I'm a Biological Sciences major on the premedical chance. Freshman year definitely had it's ups and downs but I absolutely love Cornell and can't wait for next year! This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at Columbia University Medical Center. Through this blog, you'll be able to follow me on my exciting journey through this program! Hopefully, the insight I provide will help make more Cornellians familiar with SMDEP so they can consider applying . I hope you enjoy it!

Recent Posts

  • SMDEP Columbia: Week 6

    Wow, I honestly cannot believe how quickly these past six weeks in SMDEP went. Before the program, I never could've even imagined what an amazing experience this would be. I learned a lot, solidified my goals, networked like crazy, gained confidence, and most importantly, made lasting friendships. Throughout the week, we took final tests and had o ...
    Jul 29 Tags: Untagged
  • SMDEP Columbia: Week 5

    So much has happened this week. We went to see a broadway show, attended almost 10 seminars, did presentations on public health, and even went to see The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX. It was really busy and the days were pretty long but it was so rewarding! When we participated in the Public Health Symposium 2 weeks ago,we were given the assignment t ...
    Jul 22 Tags: Untagged
  • SMDEP Columbia: Week 4

    Hey everyone! This week was definitely one of the best so far. I can’t believe there’s only two weeks left in the program! This summer is really flying by.  Last Sunday, we took a group trip to Rockaway beach. Since I live close to the beach, it didn’t occur to me that some people have never been before so it was really awesome to see everyone out ...
    Jul 15 Tags: Untagged
  • SMDEP Columbia: Week 3

    So, this week was a little strange because of the Holiday.  Even though it was cut short, I still learned and experienced a lot. On Thursday, we had a 3 hour Public Health Symposium. I always thought of Public Health as a subject that mainly manifested itself in terms of Global Health. The speakers at the symposium completely changed my perspectiv ...
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  • SMDEP Columbia: Week 2

    This week I really settled into the groove of things. Finding classes, navigating the big apple, and otherwise getting a hang of the way the program works became more routine.  Sunday was field day! It was really so much fun. We all met at Riverside Park and spent the whole day competing and just acting silly. We did things like tug of war, the hu ...
    Jul 01 Tags: Untagged
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