Undergraduate Students

Name, Primary Mentor

Aubrey Jensen, Cristina Howard/Natalie Solonenko

Aubrey is majoring in Molecular Genetics. She has been involved in both phage decay and phage therapy projects.


Jenny Samiec, Cristina Howard, Natalie Solonenko

Jenny is a third-year Microbiology major interested in immunology, and researching bacteriophages and ways they can be helpful in becoming a replacement for certain antibiotics. Jenny also enjoys being a Young Life leader and is an active member of Global Brigades at OSU.


John Thomas, Natalie Solonenko, Lauren Chittick

John is a third-year microbiology major who is interested in researching microbial organisms and how they can be used to model larger biological systems. He enjoys being a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Ohio State and also volunteers weekly at the Columbus Public Health Department. He intends to go to medical school after graduation.


Catherine Johnson, Cristina Howard

Catherine is a third year student studying Environmental Public Health and plans on attending medical school to specialize after completing her undergraduate career. She hopes to specialize in pediatrics or, due to her time involved in microbiology research, infectious disease. She is also a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and Women’s Health Education Program.


Allison Howell, Ann Gregory, Natalie Solonenko
Allison is a second-year majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is interested in immunology, virology, and bacteriophage research, and hopes to attend graduate school. She is also involved in the STEM EE Scholars program and volunteers weekly through the Semester of Service program.


Kenji GerhardtAnn Gregory

Kenji is a fifth-year undergraduate in the Data Analytics major with a biomedical informatics specialization and a minor in both German and Statistics. He is working on the coding on a pipeline intended to make calculating a wide range of genetic biostatistics simple for biological scientists unfamiliar with programming or limited in their resources. He hopes to attend graduate school and continue working in bioinformatics.