Class of 2014Catherine Elorette
From Morristown, New Jersey, Catherine Elorette, class of 2014, biology, has been studying the modeling of neurological systems investigating the pathways involved with the regulation of circadian rhythms as a Summer Scholar under the mentorship of Dr. Jim Watrous. She was previously an undergradute researcher in Dr. John Tudor’s biology laboratory, researching the isolation and characterization of the genetic sources of predation in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Catherine has presented the results of her research with Dr. Tudor at the 8th Annual Microbiology Student Research Conference hosted by Swarthmore College in July 2011.
Catherine is a member of the Saint Joseph’s chapter of AIBS, the American Institute of Biological Sciences. She has participated in Weekly Service with the Saint Joseph’s English Language School. She is a member of the SJU Women’s Club Ice Hockey team. Catherine is on the Dean’s List at Saint Joseph’s and is a member of the Honors program. She is planning to study in Europe during Spring 2013 through the SJU Center for International Programs.
Annamarie Everman is a junior Math major from Northeast Philadelphia who also plans to minor in English. She has a cumulative GPA of 3.94, is in the honors program and on the Dean’s List at St. Joseph’s.
During Summer 2011, Annamarie held an internship at Morphotek, Inc. in Exton, PA, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. At Morphotek, Annamarie helped researchers in developing therapeutic antibodies. During the past summer, Annamarie shadowed data analysts at Merck, Inc.
Annamarie has participated in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, and, in the spring of 2012, she was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, the national collegiate mathematics honor society. Also in the spring of 2012, Annamarie, along with a couple of classmates, presented a poster entitled, "Effective Strategies for Creating Writing Center Promotional Videos" at the Middle Atlantic Writing Center Association conference at Shippensburg University.
She is currently a math tutor in the Learning Resource Center, a peer tutor in the Writing Center and co-president of the club swimming team.
Lisa Mariani is a junior Physics major from Delran, NJ. Lisa, who has a cumulative GPA of 3.93 and is on the Dean’s List at St. Joseph’s, is pursuing a secondary major in Theology.
Lisa spent her first summer conducting research with Dr. Piotr Habdas in the Physics Department in soft condensed matter as a University Summer Scholar. Throughout her sophomore year and second summer, she conducted research with Dr. Paul Angiolillo in the Physics department focused on the stick-slip dynamics of friction. In March, Lisa and her lab partner, Cara Esposito, presented a talk about these frictional dynamics at the American Physical Society national meeting in Boston, MA. She is a teaching assistant for Physics labs and a Physics tutor in the Learning Resources Center, in addition to being the Secretary for the Society of Physics students.
This year, Lisa has become a Residential Assistant for the freshmen science learning community. Lisa is engaged in several extra-curricular activities, serving as a sacristan for Mass at Saint Joseph's University, as a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Council, and as coordinator of the Altar Server Ministry in St. Charles Borromeo Parish. She is also an active member of the pep band and intramural sports.