Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2014 Participants

Bottom Row: Jessica Clark, Maria del Mar Monroig, Diandra Smith. Middle Row: Gabriel Santiago, Katelyn Ahern, Christopher Hinojo. Top Row: Dr. Michael Gaines, Program Director and Maria Robertson, Manager.

Diandra Smith, Brooklyn College CUNY conducted research with Dr. Damien Pearse, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Maria del Mar Monroig, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Katelyn Ahern, Auburn University conducted research with Dr. Emre Dikici, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Jessica Clark, Winston-Salem University conducted research with Dr. Xiangxi (Mike) Xu, Cell Biology

Christopher Hinojo, Iowa State University conducted research with Dr. Ramiro Verdun, Medicine

Gabriel Santiago, University of Puerto Rico in Humacao conducted research with Dr. Katherina Walz, Human Genetics

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2013 Participants

/> Leadership Alliance students at the Leadership Alliance National Conference (LANS) in Stanford, Connecticut from 7/26-7/28/13. From left: Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa, Josephine Gonzales, Lindsey Wirsing, Dr. Michael Gaines, Oluwabusayo Lana and Kadar Vannoy.

Leadership Alliance students join UM's CAS Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities and Women students in social activities such as snorkeling at Biscayne National Park. From Left: Lindsey Wirsing, Clayton Wandishin (HHMI/CAS), Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa, Gabriela Lins (CAS), Sara Witcraft (CAS), Zachery Austin, Kadar Vannoy and Josephine Gonzales

Josephine Gonzales, California State University, San Marcos conducted research with Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., Medicine Department

/> Kadar Vannoy, Moorehouse College conducted research with Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa, University of Minnesota Morris conducted research with Joseph Signorile, Ph.D., Kinesiology & Sports Medicine Department

Zachery Austin, Morehouse College conducted research with Emmanuel Thomas, M.D./Ph.D., Cell Biology Department

Oluwabusayo Lana, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, conducted research with Colleen Atkins, Ph.D., The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Lindsey Wirsing, University of New Haven, conducted research with Liyong Wang, Ph.D., Institute for Human Genomics

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2012 Participants

From Left: Nicole Yamase, Dr. Michael Gaines, Andre Jordan and Mallory Rice

Nicole Yamase, Chaminade University of Honolulu conducted research with Diego Lirman, Ph.D., RSMAS

Mallory Rice, Sonoma State University conducted research with Christopher Langdon, Ph.D., RSMAS

Andre Jordan, Brooklyn College conducted research with Jacqueline Sagen, Ph.D., Neuroscience Department

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2011 Participants

From left: Dorian Ball, Cindi-Ann Williams, Valencia Potter, Dr. Michael Gaines, Charne Thomas and Rafael Fernandez

Rafael Fernandez, Yale University conducted research with Richard Myers, Ph.D., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department

Cindi-Ann Williams, John Jay College conducted research with Geoffrey Stone, Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology Department

Valencia Potter, Xavier University conducted research with Katherina Walz, Ph.D., Genetics Department

Charne Thomas, Dillard University conducted research with Samita Andreansky, Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology Department

Dorian Ball (first from left), Howard University conducted research with Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., Epidemiology & Public Health Department

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2010 Participants

Rafael Fernandez, Yale University conducted research with Richard Myers, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department

Nadian Vargas Barreto, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez conducted research with Jean Wright, Ph.D., Radiation Oncology Department

Hiram Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez conducted research with Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ph.D., Diabetes Research Institute

Alexis Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore conducted research with Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D. and Weiyong Gu, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering Department

< Joseph Tillotson, Chaminade University of Honolulu conducted research with Jennifer Hu, Ph.D., Epidemiology and Public Health Department

Ryan Santos, Chaminade University of Honolulu conducted research with Teresa Zimmers, Ph.D., Surgical Oncology Department