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Drexel Medical Student Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities and Resources

The goal of the Office of Student Affairs & Career Advising is to make getting involved with research as easy as possible for our students. We want every medical student to have the opportunity to complete research as we believe it’s an invaluable part of medical education.

Below is a list of Drexel faculty members who may currently have a research opportunity available here or at one of our clinical sites. To learn more about the specific projects and level of experience required, click on the link under "Type of Research". If you see a project of interest, please contact the faculty member directly for more information.

Note: This site was last updated on November 16, 2018. Since research projects are ongoing, some opportunities listed may no longer be available. Please contact the faculty member directly to learn more about their project.


Basic Science Research

Name Department Institution Type of Research
Karen Berkowitz, MD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Drexel University College of Medicine (Pending)
Vineet Bhandari, MD Pediatrics, Neonatology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Wen-Jun Gao, PhD Neurobiology & Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Peter Gaskill, PhD Pharmacology & Physiology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Simon Giszter, PhD Neurobiology & Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Stephen Harlin, MD Internal Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Pooja Jain, PhD Microbiology & Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Hangjun Ke, PhD Microbiology & Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Michael Lane, MD Neurobiology & Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD Pharmacology & Physiology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD Neurobiology & Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Dora Schnur, PhD Pharmacology & Physiology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research
Claudio Torres, PhD Pathology Drexel University College of Medicine Basic Science Research

Clinical Research

Name Department Institution Type of Research
Erika Aaron, MSN, CRNP Infectious Disease & HIV Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Norrell Atkinson, MD Pediatrics

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Clinical Research
Jasjit Beausang, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
David Bennett, MD Psychiatry Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Dipak Delvadia, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Bernard Eskin, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Meera Harhay, MD Nephrology Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Arundathi Jayatilleke, MD Medicine, Rheumatology Drexel University College of Medicine

(Pending)

Alexander Khaletskiy, MD Emergency Medicine Kaiser, South Sacramento Clinical Research
Lydia Komarnicky, MD Radiation Oncology Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
John Lieb, MD Gastroenterology/ Internal Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Christina Maxwell, PhD, MTR Neurology/Neurosurgery

Drexel University College of Medicine

Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Clinical Research
Florence Momplaisir, MD Infectious Disease & HIV Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Juan Poggio, MD Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine

Clinical Research

Christopher Pennell, MD Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic, and Minimally Invasive Surgery St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Clinical Research
Mark Saks, MD Emergency Medicine Crozer Chester Medical Center Clinical Research
Jacqueline Urbine, MD Radiology St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Clinical Research
Nielufar Varjavand, MD Office of Educational Affairs Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research
Laura Vearrier, MD Emergency Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Research

Translational Research

Name Department Institution Type of Research
Philip Abbosh, MD Urology Einstein Medical Center Translational Research
Carol Artlett, PhD Microbiology & Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine Translational Research
Fred Krebs, PhD Microbiology & Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine Translational Research
J. Yasha Kresh, PhD Cardiothoracic Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine Translational Research
Michele Kutzler, PhD Medicine: Infectious Disease & HIV Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Translational Research
Zulfiya Orynbayeva, MD Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine Translational Research
Vanessa Pirrone, PhD Microbiology & Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine

Translational Research

Michael Weingarten, MD Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine

Translational Research

Mark Zarella, PhD Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Translational Research

Quality Improvement Activities & Survey Based Research

Name Department Institution Type of Research
Amy Baranoski, MD Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Christina Cestone, PhD Educational Affairs Drexel University College of Medicine Medical Education and Health Professions Research
Edgar Chou, MD Internal Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Sean Ciullo, MD

Pediatric Surgery

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Zach Kassutto, MD Pediatric Emergency Medicine St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Mahesh Krishnamurthy, MD Internal Medicine Easton Hospital Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Anand Kumar, MD, MPH Gastroenterology Drexel University College of Medicine Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Juan Poggio, MD Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine Outcomes Research/Medical Education Research
Nookala Vinod, MD Internal Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pinnacle Quality Improvement Activities/Research
Erika Yoo, MD Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine Quality Improvement Activities/Research


Additional Information about Research Opportunities at Drexel University

 

For more information about research opportunities, please contact:

Jane Clifford, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biochemistry
Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
jane.clifford@drexel.edu

Marie Hartman
Director
Career Advising
mh37@drexel.edu

Caitlin Curcio, MS
Assistant Director
Career Advising
cak332@drexel.edu

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