Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2015 Participants

Leadership Alliance Students at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium in Stamford, Connecticut, July 24-26, 2015. Bottom Row from left: Miranda Delgado, Kimberly Madhwani, Kiana Annunziata, Amirah Burton, Ana Defendini, Adriana Alire and Sofia Gasperino. Top Row from left: Nayib Gloria, Porfirio Fernandez, Alexis Clavijo and Anthony Guerrero.

Ana Defendini, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras conducted research with Dr. Christine Thomas, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Kimberly Madhwani, California State University Northridge conducted research with Dr. Vance Lemmon, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Alexis Clavijo, Rudgers University, conducted research with Dr. Sunxiang Huang (pictured on right)

Kiana Annunziata, Chaminade University of Honolulu conducted research with Dr. Feng Gong, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Adriana Alire, New Mexico State University conducted research with Dr. Derek Dykxhoorn, Human Genetics

Leadership Alliance students join UM's CAS Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities and Women (CAS) students in social activities such as snorkeling at John Pennekamp State Park. Pictured from left, Sofia Gasperino, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who conducted research with Dr. Damien Pearse, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; Amirah Burton, North Carolina A&T State University who conducted research with Dr. Jeffrey Datto, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Miranda Delgado, DePaul University who conducted research with Dr. Jennifer Hu, Epidemiology & Public Health


Bottom row from left: Ana Defendini, Adriana Alire, Amirah Burton, Kiana Anunziata, Kimberly Madhwani, Sofia Gasperino. Top row from left: Porfirio Fernandez, John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY who conducted research with Dr. Jacqueline Sagen, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; Alexis Clavijo, Layla Nassar (CAS), Antonio Canero (CAS)

In first group picture: Nayib Gloria, Duke University, conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquez, Biomedical Engineering; Anthony Guerrero, Connecticut College, conducted research with Dr. Xiangxi (Mike) Xu, Cell biology

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 Dr. Priyamvada Rai, Medicine

Kadar Vannoy, Moorehouse College conducted research with Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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

Zachery Austin, Morehouse College conducted research with Dr. Emmanuel Thomas,Cell Biology

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

Lindsey Wirsing, University of New Haven, conducted research with Dr. Liyong Wang, 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 Dr. Diego Lirman, RSMAS

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

Andre Jordan, Brooklyn College conducted research with Dr. Jacqueline Sagen,, Neuroscience

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 Dr. Richard Myers, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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

Valencia Potter, Xavier University conducted research with Dr. Katherina Walz, Genetics

Charne Thomas, Dillard University conducted research with Dr. Samita Andreansky, Microbiology & Immunology

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

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program 2010 Participants

Rafael Fernandez, Yale University conducted research with Dr. Richard Myers, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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

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

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

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

Ryan Santos, Chaminade University of Honolulu conducted research with Dr. Teresa Zimmers, Surgical Oncology