This summer, three Stone Ridge seniors worked on research projects. Kaitlin Ballenger ’15 and Katie Curt ’15 participated in the National Institute of Health’s research program, and Julia Tepper ’15 was in the research program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Kaitlin’s research was on the “Development and Analysis of Amoxicillin Capsules for Microbiomic and Immunologic Profiling of Women and Antibiotic-induced Vaginal Candidiasis.” Her preceptors were Mr. Ram Agarwal (Pharmaceutical Development Service, Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, NIH), Dr. Peng Yuan (Pharmaceutical Development Service, Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, NIH), Mr. George Grimes (Pharmaceutical Department Service, Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, NIH), Dr. Michail Lionakis M.D., Sc.D (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Clinical Diseases, NIH). Kaitlin’s mentor over the summer was Formulation Chemist, Mr. Agarwal.
Katie’s research was on “Romidepsin in combination with MAPK inhibitors targets BRAF mutant cancer." Her mentors were Dr. Robert Robey and Dr. Susan Bates from the National Cancer Institute.
Julia spent her time “Imaging Europa with Clipper.” Julia’s preceptors were Dr. Terry Hurford, Ms. Cockrell, and Dr. Tilak Hewagama.
In the spirit of Goal II these Stone Ridge girls have demonstrated a passion and curiosity for science.