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Scholars at PREP@unm

2013-2014 PREP Scholars

Name Education Research Interest Faculty Mentor
Adam Delora
Adam Delora
B.A in Chemistry and Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM Neuropathology

Elaine Bearer, Ph.D, Department of Pathology

G. MIchelle Ducasa
G. Michelle Ducasa
B.S in Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami Molecular and Cellular Biology/ Molecular Epidemiology

Marianne Berwick, Ph.D, Cancer Center

Johnny Kenton
Johnny Kenton
B.S in Psychology and a B.A in Philosophy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM Neurosciences William Shuttleworth, Ph.D, Department of Neurosciences
Kisa King
Kisa King
B.S in Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM Immunology and infectious diseases/neurosciences William Shuttleworth, Ph.D, Department of Neurosciences
Erica Perez
Erika Perez
B.S Neurosciences, Whittier College, Whittier CA

Neurosciences

Nora Perrone-Bizzozero, Ph.D, Department of Neurosciences

f. Orndorff-Plunkett
Franklin Orndorff-Plunkett

B.S in Physics, MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts

 

Neurosciences

Robert Thoma, Ph.D, Department of Psychiatry

Sarah Olguin
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B.S in Chemistry and Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque New Mexico Neurosciences Todd Thompson, Ph.D, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Abbie Reade
Abbie Reade

B.S in Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

Ecoimmunology and Parasitology Robert Miller, Ph.D, Department of Biology

2012-2013 PREP Scholars

Name Education Research Interest Faculty Mentor
Amanda Acevedo
Amanda Acevedo
B.A in Psychology, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI Health Psychology Steven Verney, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
Anthony Arcedi
Anthony Arceci
B.S in Molecular and Cellular Biology, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Genetics

Angela Wandinger-Ness Ph.D., Department of Pathology

Anthony Iuso
Anthony Iuso
B.A in Biology, University of New York Hunter College Cell Biology/Neurosciences Kevin Caldwell, Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee
B.S in Biology, University of Hawaii-Manoa Honolulu, HI Cancer Biology/Pharmacology Laurie Hudson, Ph.D., Department of COP Pharmaceutical Sciences
Andrew Meier
Andrew Meier
B.A in Liberal Arts, St John’s College Santa Fe NM Neuroscience Robert Thoma, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, MIND Research Network

Phillip Webster
Phillip Webster

B.S in Cellular & Molecular Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego CA Genetics Lee Ann Cunningham Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences
Monica Saha
Monica Saha
B.S in Neurobiology, University of Kansas Lawrence KS Neurosciences Jonathan Brigman Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences

 

2011-2012 PREP Scholars

Name Education Research Interest

Faculty Mentor

Scholar Miguel Barberena
Miguel Barberena

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Current Position: Medical Student at the University of New Mexico

Immunology Marco Bisoffi, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Scholar Blake Bluestein
Blake Bluestein

BS in Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico

Current Position: Graduate student at the University of Washington

Application of Nanotechnology Heather Canavan, Ph.D., Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Scholar Carrie Booth
Carrie Booth

B.A. in interdisciplinary studies in Biology, Psychology, and Special Education, University of Arizona

Neuropsychology

Derek Hamilton, Ph.D., Department of Psychology

Scholar Ashley DeAguero
Ashley DeAguero

B.S. Biology, University of New Mexico

Accepted to the University of New Mexico North campus and Biology Department

Molecular Biology

Richard Cripps Ph.D., Department of Biology

Scholar Candice Espinoza
Candice Espinoza

BS Biology, University of New Mexico

Accepted to the University of Cincinnati - Immunology

Pathology

Joseph Cook, Ph.D., Department of Psychology

Scholar Sarah Franco
Sarah Franco

BS in Biology, University of New Mexico

Current Position: Graduate student at the University of Wisconsin

Neuroscience and Genetics Stephanie Ruby, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Scholar Samuel Lopez-Nievez
Samuel Lopez-Nieves

BS Biology, University of Puerto Rico in Ponce

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Wisconsin- Madison

Plant Biology David Hanson, Ph.D., Department of: Biology
Scholar Melissa Mena
Melissa Mena

B.S. in Biology and Psychology, Carrol University

Neuroscience

Eric Ruthruff, Ph.D., Department of Psychology

Bobby Sena
Bobby Sena

BS Mathematics, University of New Mexico

Current Position: Medical School at the University of New Mexico

Neuropsychology William Shuttleworth, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

2010-2011 PREP Scholars

Name Education Research Interest

Faculty Mentor


Jacqueline De Lora

BS Biology, BA Chemistry, University of New Mexico

Current Position: University of New Mexico Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP)

Nanotechnology in therapeutic approaches

Heather Canavan, Ph.D. & James Freyer, Ph.D., Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering


Gloria Herrera

BS Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso

Current Position: University of New Mexico Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP)

MBiochemistry and Cancer Biology Marco Bisoffi, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Jason Long
Jason Long

BS Biology, University of New Mexico

Current Position: Northwestern University

Neuroscience

Robert Thoma, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Erick Maravilla
Erick Maravilla

BS Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Current Position: University of Illinois at Chicago

Neurobiology and Neuroengineering

Michael Wilson, Ph.D. & Donald Partridge, Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences

Andrea McQuate
Andrea McQuate

BS Neuroscience, Oberlin College

Current Position: University of Washington

Neuroscience - receptor kinetics, neuronal physiology

Xinyu Zhao, Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences

Patricia Jim, PREP Scholar
Journey Nolan

BS Biology, University of New Mexico

Current Position: of New Mexico Biology Department

Parasitology

Coenraad Adema, Ph.D., Department of Biology

Janeth Pena
Janeth Peña

BS Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso

Current Position: University of New Mexico Biology Department

 Microbiology, Cell Biology (parasites)

Scott Ness, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Bobby Sena
Bobby Sena

BS Mathematics, University of New Mexico Neural Biology, Neuroscience

Robert Thoma, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

2009–2010 PREP Scholars

Name Education Research Interest

Faculty Mentor

Lizath Aguiniga
Lizath Aguiniga

BS Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso
Accepted to Northwestern University, Integrated Graduate Program


Research Interest:  Immunology, Stem cells

Marco Bisoffi, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Ashlee Begay, PREP Scholar
Ashlee Begaye

BS Biology, Fort Lewis College Medicinal plants David Hanson, Ph.D., Department of Biology

Jose Cornejo, PREP Scholar
Jose Cornejo

BS Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico
Accepted to the University of New Mexico, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department
Biosensors, Tissue engineering, & drug delivery Gabriel Lopez, Ph.D., Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering

Janeth Cortez, PREP Scholar
Janeth Cortez

BS Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso

Microbiology and/or Cell biology applied to parasites

Scott Ness, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Mellissa Daniels, PREP Scholar
Melissa Daniels

BA Psychology/English, University of New Mexico Neuropsychology Kathleen Haaland, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Neurology

Christa Flitcroft, PREP Scholar
Christa Flitcroft

BS Chemistry, Doane College
Accepted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Psychology Program-Biopsychology

Biopsychology, Psychotic disorders

Kent Kiehl, Ph.D., Department of Psychology

Patricia Jim, PREP Scholar
Patricia Jim

BS Chemistry, University of New Mexico Cell biology Angela Wandinger-Ness, Ph.D., Department of Pathology

Raquela Thomas, PREP Scholar
Raquela Thomas

BS Biology, Northern Arizona University
Accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences
 Marine biology, Microbiology, Parasitology Tina Takacs-Vesbach, Ph.D., Department of Biology
       

Former PREP Scholars

Name Current position
Aaron Brooks Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington (UW) Molecular & Cell Biology
Lance Edens

Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico, Chemistry

Cara Farrell

Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University, Biochemistry Engineering

Ray Joe Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
Katie Liberatore  Ph.D. Candidate, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Watson School of Biological Sciences
Teresa Madrid

MPH Candidate, University of Washington, Institute for Public Health Genetics, MPH, Genetic Epidemiology

Angelina Madrid Ph.D. Candidate, U of Washington, Chemistry
Kristopher Marjon Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico, Pathology
Sarah McQuate Ph.D. Candidate, University of Colorado, Chemistry
Victor Oyeyemi Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University, Chemical Engineering
Diego Ramallo Ph.D. Candidate, University of California - Stanford, Biosciences
Briana Ramirez Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico, Chemical Engineering
Damian Trujillo Ph.D. Candidate, University of California – Berkeley, Molecular & Cell Biology
Patrick Ventura

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oregon, Institute of Neuroscience