The following list includes the names of Dickinsonians who have earned departmental honors, the thesis/project title, and the year of conferral. If there is no thesis or project title, the conferring department only will be listed. Each academic department (or program) has its own criteria for awarding departmental honors. Please see the Advising Guide or elsewhere on the department’s main website for details.


Jessica L Bell (2018)
Carbon Dioxide-Induced C-Fos Expression in Central Respiratory Chemoreceptors and Development of Respiratory Behavior in Embryonic Mice

Rodney D Jones (2017)
Neural and Physiologic Correlates of Health-Related Social Identity Threat

Madison Anna Parks (2017)
Functional Development of Central Chemoreceptors & Onset of Fetal Breathing Movements in Mice

Sterling Pacifica Arjona (2016)
Histology and Anatomy of the Faveolar and Saccular Lung in Boa Constrictors

Gabrielle Bernstein Frenkel (2016)
Cognitive and Social Treatments in a Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Sara Stokes Patterson (2014)
Blue Color Vision Sensitivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Songhui Zhao (2013)
Mechanosensory Regulation of Metamorphosis in a Marine Larva

Kristen Ashley Ratner (2012)
The Effect of SCH 23390 on Extinction of Conditioned Hyperactivity in Swiss Webster Mice

Zhen Li (2011)
The Relationship of Protein Kinase C and Nitric Oxide Signaling in Metamorphosis of Marine Gastropod Larvae, Crepidula fornicata

Li-Yu Liu (2011)
Exploring Cell Dissociation in Larval Metamorphosis of the Gastropod Crepidula fornicata

Andre O'Neil White (2011)
Prazosin Disrupts Drug-Memory Consolidation

Kelly Marie Lohr (2010)
Sex Differences in Carbon Dioxide-Driven Activation of the Retrotrapezoid Nucleus in Fos-Tau-LacZ Mice

Ritwik Kumar Niyogi (2009)
Investigating the Source of and Effect of Learning on Sub-optimality in Human Decision Making in a Simple Two-Alternative Forced Choice (TAFC) Task

Elizabeth Carney Thorsteinson (2009)
C-fos Expression Increases Significantly in the Cerebellar Fastigial Nucleus Following Exposure to 10% Carbon Dioxide in FTL Mice

Stacey Kathryn Mardekian (2008)
Assessment of the Cholinergic and Dopaminergic Systems in Mediating the Acquisition and Expression of Nicotine Conditioned Taste Aversion

Tiffany Nicole Kimbrough (2007)
The Effects of Learning and Stress