Class Day 2024 & MolBio Award Recipients

May 31, 2024
The Great MolBio Class of 2024

The Great MolBio Class of 2024. Photo by C. Todd Reichart.

Hearty Congratulations to the Class of 2024 MolBio Award Recipients honored on Class Day, Monday, May 27, 2024!

"Our awards highlight the remarkable senior thesis research performed by a spectacular cohort of students. We wish all our MOL concentrators the very best as they embark on their next adventures," expressed Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Department Chair.

Prizes

George Khoury ’65 Senior Prize for Academic Excellence, given to the student with the highest departmental GPA: Yonit Krebs.

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Yonit Krebs, winner of the George Khoury ’65 Senior Prize for Academic Excellence, with Department Chair, Bonnie Bassler and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Elizabeth Gavis. Photo by C. Todd Reichart

 

Sigma Xi Book Award for Outstanding Thesis Research, Co-Winners: Holly Cheng and Nathalie Verlinde

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Department Chair, Bonnie Bassler, with Sigma Xi Book Award for Outstanding Thesis Research, co-winners Holly Cheng and Nathalie Verlinde. Photo by C. Todd Reichart.

 

Molecular Biology Senior Thesis Prize, recognizes additional students who also excelled in their senior thesis research and writing: Haram Kim, Yonit Krebs, Leuna Sen, Kim Tran.

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Molecular Biology Senior Thesis Prize winners (l-r) Leuna Sen, Yonit Krebs, Kim Tran, and Haram Kim flanking Department Chair, Bonnie Bassler (center). Photo by C. Todd Reichart.

 

Global Health Program Senior Thesis Prize: Rachel Chen.

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Rachel Chen, winner of the Global Health Program Senior Thesis Prize, with Department Chair, Bonnie Bassler and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Elizabeth Gavis. Photo by C. Todd Reichart.

 

Global Health Program Senior Thesis Prize, honorable mention: Leuna Sen.

Calvin Dodd MacCracken Prize, recognizes the senior thesis or project work that is most distinctive for its inventiveness and technical accomplishment: Holly Cheng.

Honors

HonorsHigh HonorsHighest Honors
Katerina Kourpas
Eric Lee
Fiona Logan-Sankey
Sydney Mullin
Avani Nooka
Neal Reddy
Hailey Sulzbach
Heidi Temple
Safiya Topiwala
Obinna Uzosike
Shirley Yang
Olivia Buckhorn
Sarah Choi
Laura Haubold
David Song
Kim Tran
Colton Wang
Albert Zhou
Rachel Chen
Sophia Chen
Holly Cheng
Yonit Krebs
Nathalie Verlinde
Kevin Zhang


Phi Beta Kappa

Rachel Chen
Sophia Chen
Holly Cheng
Laura Haubold
Yonit Krebs

 

See the MOL Class Day page for archives of past Class Days.