About the Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) Honor Society

Who?

The Epsilon Alpha Mu Society supports Ivy League scientists (students, staff, and faculty) and their research projects. Contact us at elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org

What?

Unlike out of favor classical honor societies, our modern honor society enjoys popularity by offering funding and career advancement opportunities like our new print journal.

Where?

Our honor society only supports the schools, hospitals, and medical research facilities of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

Why?

We are a nonprofit organization that operates exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Official Results of April 2017 1st Ivy League STAR at NYC’s Columbia University and Cornell Medical College

Tania Fabo

Tania Fabo

Harvard University, Harvard College

This undergraduate student earned 1st Place among Harvard participants with an abstract entitled, “Effect of Mutant p53 on Metastatic Potential in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.”

Kelcee Everette

Kelcee Everette

Harvard University, Harvard College

This undergraduate student earned 3rd Place among Harvard participants with an abstract entitled, “Droplet Digital PCR based screening for modulators of SLC16A11 expression.”

Wenyi Zhang

Wenyi Zhang

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “The Identification & Characterization of Murine Sour Taste Receptors.”

Duane Madziva

Duane Madziva

Yale University

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Decreased Elastic Energy Storage, Not Increased Material Stiffness, Characterizes Central Artery Dysfunction in Fibulin-5 Deficiency Independent of Sex.”

Ruben Rui Diaz-Pacheco

Ruben Rui Diaz-Pacheco

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student earned 2nd Place among Columbia participants with an abstract entitled, “Generation of rotational transform in a toroidal confinement device with tilted coils and zero plasma-current.”

Simona Sarafinovska

Simona Sarafinovska

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Expression of candidate genes for depression and anxiety in maternally separated B6 mice.”

Tracy Ting Cao

Tracy Ting Cao

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Ester and Amide Substituted Ferrostatin Analogues.”

Raktim N. Roy

Raktim N. Roy, M.Sc.

Yale University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

This graduate student earned 1st Place among Yale participants with an abstract entitled, “Translation inhibition of bacterial 70S ribosome by Hibernation Promoting Factors and inactivation through 100S dimer formation.”

Peter Y. Wang

Peter Y. Wang

Yale University

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Structural analysis of lncRNA Fendrr using an expanded set of chemical probes.”

Tina Tianjia Liu

Tina Tianjia Liu

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student earned 3rd Place among Columbia participants with an abstract entitled, “Combining Landsat and MODIS imagery to estimate burned area from winter agricultural fires in northwestern India.”

Sarah Hanif

Sarah Hanif

Cornell University, College of Engineering

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “β1-Integrin Plays a Mediating Role in Bladder Smooth Muscle Contractility.”

Oscar A. Hernandez Murillo

Oscar A. Hernandez Murillo

University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences

This undergraduate student earned 3rd Place among Penn participants with an abstract entitled, “Engineering substrate-specific Hsp104 variants using signatures of functional divergence.”

Samantha Bottom-Tanzer

Samantha Bottom-Tanzer

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Sialic acid independent infection of enterovirus D68.”

Gloria Wu

Gloria Wu

Yale University

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Implementing multiplex automated genome engineering in rhizobia.”

Tara Srinivas

Tara Srinivas

Brown University

This undergraduate student earned 1st Place among Brown participants with an abstract entitled, “Regulation of oncogenic mutant p53: The role of the Mdm2-Mdm4 complex in murine tumorigenesis.”

Ben Yehuda Israeli

Ben Yehuda Israeli

Columbia University, School of Engineering...

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Development and operation of a tilted coil plasma confinement device with zero plasma current.”

James Diao

James Diao

Yale University

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “The Predictive Capacity of Secondary Genetic Findings Across Ancestrally Diverse Populations.”

Ibrahim Yaghnam

Ibrahim Yaghnam

Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College

This medical student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Periprostatic Adipocyte Hypertrophy is Associated with Metabo-inflammation in Men with Prostate Cancer.”

Osman W. Moneer

Osman W. Moneer

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Momentum Conservation of Interlayer Excitons Across Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Heterostructures as a Function of Twist Angle.”

Lu  E. Jin

Lu E. Jin, Ph.D.

Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College

This medical student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “mGluR2/3 strengthen working memory networks in primate dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.”

Daniel McQuaid

Daniel McQuaid

Yale University

This undergraduate student earned 2nd Place among Yale participants with an abstract entitled, “Small molecule derivatives of tricyclic neuroleptics as novel cancer therapeutic agents.”

Archana Podury

Archana Podury

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Elucidating neural circuitry underlying performance evaluation in songbirds.”

Mark Kalinich

Mark Kalinich

Harvard University, Harvard Medical School; and MIT

This MD-PhD candidate earned 2nd Place among Harvard participants with an abstract entitled, “An RNA-based signature enables high specificity detection of circulating tumor cells in hepatocellular carcinoma.”

Brian C. Kim

Brian C. Kim

University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “DNA damage resistance in glioblastoma is regulated by RIG-I and propagated by RNA in exosomes.”

Karen Xia

Karen Xia

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Analyzing and Modeling Spatio-temporal Trends and Variability of Particulate Matter (PM) and Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) over Urban Hotspots in India.”

Daanish Chawala

Daanish Chawala

Cornell University, Weill Medical College

This medical student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “A Survey of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Preferences Among Medical and Endovascular Physicians.”

Smriti Kanangat

Smriti Kanangat

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Characterization of Low-Grade Glioma Mouse Model and Investigation of Effects of Glucose Stress on Mutant vs. Wildtype IDH1 Glioma Cells.”

Mohamed Soliman

Mohamed Soliman, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College

This medical student earned 3rd Place among Cornell participants with an abstract entitled, “Modeling defined genetic risk factor for schizophrenia using induced pluripotent stem cells.”

Hoang C.B. Nguyen

Hoang C.B. Nguyen

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

This MD-PhD candidate earned 1st Place among Penn participants with an abstract entitled, “Transfer RNAs and Cancer Progression: A New Frontier.”

Lillye Anderson

Lillye Anderson

Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College

This medical student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “A Screen of Glucocorticoids Reveals Mifepristone as a Prion Clearing Compound.”

Ilana Kotliar

Ilana Kotliar

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences

This undergraduate student earned 2nd Place among Cornell participants with an abstract entitled, “Lysine Palmitoylation: Novel Regulatory Mechanism of GTPases.”

Amar Agustin Bhardwaj

Amar Agustin Bhardwaj

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Effects of Invasive Plant Leaf Litter on a Lake Ecosystem.”

Andrew Saydjari

Andrew Saydjari

Yale University

This undergraduate student earned 3rd Place among Yale participants with an abstract entitled, “Spanning the Solar Spectrum: Azopolymer Solar Thermal Fuels for Simultaneous UV and Visible Light Storage.”

Neyanel Vásquez

Neyanel Vásquez

Columbia University, Columbia College

This undergraduate student won a spot as a finalist with an abstract entitled, “Vacuum Filling of Microchannels with Liquid Metals.”

Olivia Y. Zhou

Olivia Y. Zhou

University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences

This undergraduate student earned 2nd Place among Penn participants with an abstract entitled, “Modifiers of proteotoxicity associated with multisystem proteinopathy.”

Save Your Spot in the 2nd Ivy League STAR Competition

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S = Science

Poster Competition

You are allowed to re-use an old abstract if rewritten. Any STEM field is welcome. From your Ivy League email account, submit your abstract (MS Word file under 250 words), resume / curriculum vitae, and professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo by October 2, 2017 to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.

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T = Technology

Hacker Competition

This is a hackathon for collaborative code writing of some new application. The sooner you apply, the more time you get! From your Ivy League email account, submit your resume / curriculum vitae and your professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo by October 2, 2017 to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.

E = Engineering

Robotics Competition

Individuals should ideally be familiar with similar robotics competitions. If you apply in Summer 2017, you get more time for the challenge! From your Ivy League email account, submit your resume / curriculum vitae and your professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.

M = Mathematics

Math Competition

Hedge fund investors will judge STEM students on a finance relevant challenge. If you apply in Summer 2017, you get more time for the challenge! From your Ivy League email account, submit this summer your resume / curriculum vitae and your professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.

Chapters of Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) Honor Society

Beta Chapter

Brown University’s Chapter

Tara Srinivas: As an undergraduate student working towards a B.Sc. in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, I am serving as a chapter officer to increase the reputation of Brown University research among the Ivy League schools.

Chi Chapter

Columbia University’s Chapter

Neyanel Vasquez: As an undergraduate student at Columbia College working towards a B.A. in Chemistry, I am serving as a chapter officer on the Morningside Campus to help women, Latinas / Hispanics, and other minorities in STEM education and careers.

Kappa Chapter

Cornell University’s Chapter

Mohamed Soliman: As a medical student at Cornell University, I am serving as a chapter officer on the NYC campus of Weill Cornell Medical College.

Ilana Kotliar: As an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences working towards a B.A. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, I am serving as a chapter officer on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University.

Delta Chapter

Dartmouth College’s Chapter

Please note that the election of chapter officers at Dartmouth College and/or its medical school is pending until Fall 2017.

Eta Chapter

Harvard University’s Chapter

Mark Kalinich: As a trainee in the Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program, I am serving as a chapter officer to focus on the graduate students, medical students, and postdocs at Harvard University.

Oscar Hernandez: Beginning Fall 2017 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecules, Cells and Organisms (MCO) graduate program, I will be serving as a chapter officer to focus on the graduate students and postdocs at Harvard University.

Tania Fabo: As an undergraduate student at Harvard College working towards a B.A. in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, I am serving as a chapter officer to help undergraduate women, blacks, and other minorities at Harvard University pursuing STEM education and careers.

Pi Chapter

University of Pennsylvania’s Chapter

Hoang Nguyen: As an MD-PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, I am serving as a chapter officer to focus on the graduate students, medical students, and postdocs.

Olivia Zhou: As an undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences working towards a B.A. in biochemistry and chemistry as well as an M.S. in chemistry, I am serving as a chapter officer to focus on both the undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Psi Chapter

Princeton University’s Chapter

Ben Israeli: Beginning Fall 2017 as a Ph.D. candidate in plasma physics conducting research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL), I will be serving as a chapter officer to focus on the graduate students and postdocs at Princeton University.

Upsilon Chapter

Yale University’s Chapter

Raktim Roy: As a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Prof. Thomas A. Steitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009), I am serving as a chapter officer to focus on the graduate students and postdocs at Yale University.

Duane Madziva: As an undergraduate student working towards a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, I am serving as a chapter officer to focus on the students in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics at Yale University.