2016 Summer Program Scholars Bottom row from left: Amber Griffin (RAD/IMSD), Lisandra Hernandez (RAD/HHMI), Jessica Cothern (HHMI), Sarah Ortiz (RAD/HHMI), Alyssa Laffitte(IMSD). Top row from left: Nicholas Hortance (IMSD), Joel Pardo (RAD/IMSD), Phallon Tullis-Joyce (HHMI) and Layla Nassar (IMSD)

2015 Summer Program Scholars Bottom row from left: Aleeza Ali (IMSD), Nalini Rao (IMSD), Alyssa Laffitte (IMSD), Brianna Valdes (HHMI), Jessica Cothern (HHMI). Top Row from left: Matthew Penna (FGAMP/HHMI), Priyansh Patel (HHMI), Matias Buedo (HHMI), Alejandro Pinedo (FGAMP/HHMI), and Azaan Wilbon (IMSD)

FGAMP PROGRAM SCHOLARS

2015-2016 FGAMP Undergrads

Sterlie Achile conducted research with Dr. Alicia Jackson, Biomedical Engineering
Kayla Etienne conducted research with Dr. Christopher Bennett, Music Engineering
Stacie Arechavala conducted research with Dr. Nelson Salas, Biomedical Engineering
Giovanni Calixte conducted research with Dr. Abhishek Prasad, Biomedical Engineering
Matthew Penna conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering


2014-2015 FGAMP Undergrads

Simone Douglas, presenting her project at the 2015 Research, Creativity and Innovation Fourm, conducted research with Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Biomedical Engineering

Matthew Penna conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering

Joseph Socarras conducted research with Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Biomedical Engineering

Sterlie Achille conducted research with Dr. Mario Stevenson, Biomedical Engineering
Alejandro Pinedo conducted research with Dr. Julia Dallman, Biology
Stacie Arechavala conducted research with Dr. Nelson Salas, Biomedical Engineering
Giovanni Calixte conducted research with Dr. Abhishek Prasad, Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Quevedo conducted research with Dr. Chun Yuh (Charles) Huang, Biomedical Engineering
Brittany Rodriguez conducted research with Dr. Chun Yuh (Charles) Huang, Biomedical Engineering

2013-2014 FGAMP Undergrads
Alejandro Pinedo conducted research with Julia Dallman, Biology Stacie Arechavala conducted research with Dr. Nelson Salas, Biomedical Engineering
Giovanni Calixte conducted research with Dr. Abhishek Prasad, Biomedical Engineering
Matthew Penna conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Diego Vidal conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquez, Biomedical Engineering
Simone Douglas conducted research with Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Iglesias conducted research with Daniel Quevedo conducted research with Dr. Chun Yuh (Charles) Huang, Biomedical Engineering
Brittany Rodriguez conducted research with Dr. Chun Yuh (Charles) Huang, Biomedical Engineering
Joseph Socarras conducted research with Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Biomedical Engineering

2012-2013 FGAMP Undergrads
Matthew Penna conducted research with Dr. Ozcan Ozdamar, Biomedical Engineering
Kevin Ramseur conducted research with Dr. Doraya El-Ashry and Dr. Marc Lippman, Medicine
Diego Vidal conducted research with Dr. Emre Dikici, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Carlos Barrera conducted research with Dr. Chun Yuh (Charles) Huang, Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Iglesias conducted research with Dr. David Watkins, Pathology
Daniel Quevedo conducted research with Dr. Fotios Andreopoulos, Biomedical Engineering
Joseph Socarras conducted research with Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Biomedical Engineering
Christian Trejo conducted research with Dr. Fotios Andreopoulos, Biomedical Engineering
Alejandro Arboleda conducted research with Dr. Fabrice Manns, Biomedical Engineering
Jefferson Iles conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquez, Biomedical Engineering
Juan Pablo Ruiz conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung and Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Biomedical Engineering

2011-2012 FGAMP Undergrads
Thomas Iglesias conducted research with Dr. Xin-Hai Pei, Surgery
Monica Izquierdo conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Obianuju Akaniru conducted research with Dr. Zafar Nawaz, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Alejandro Arboleda conducted research with Dr. Fabrice Manns, Biomedical Engineering
Jefferson Iles conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquez, Biomedical Engineering
Juan Pablo Ruiz conducted research with Dr. Cherie Stabler, Diabetes Research Institute
Edward Bello conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquez and Dr. Ozdan Ozdamar, Biomedical Engineering
Lauren Marussich conducted research with Dr. Roger LeBlanc, Chemistry
Peter Perez conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Miguel Quevedo conducted research with Dr. Fotios Andreopoulos, Biomedical Engineering

2010-2011 FGAMP Undergrads
Obianuju Akaniru conducted research with Dr. Zafar Nawaz, Biomedical Engineering
Alejandro Pinedo conducted research with Dr. Fabrice Manns, Biomedical Engineering
Jefferson Iles conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquz, Biomedical Engineering
Juan Lopez conducted research with Dr. Cherie Stable, Diabetes Research Institute
Juan Pablo Ruiz conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung and Dr. Noel Ziebarth
Edward Bello conducted research with Dr. Jorge Bohorquez and Dr. Ozdan Ozdamar, Biomedical Engineering
Lauren Marussich conducted research with Dr. Roger LeBlanc, Chemistry
Peter Perez conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Miguel Quevedo conducted research with Dr. Fotios Andreopoulos, Biomedical Engineering

HHMI PROGRAM SCHOLARS

2015-2016 HHMI Undergrads
Jessica Cothern conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Phallon Tullis-Joyce conducted research with Dr. Danielle McDonald, RSMAS
Brianna Valdes conducted research with David Van Dyken, Biology
Sachi Desse conducted research with Dr. Claes Wahlestedt, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Lissandra Hernandez conducted research with Dr. Roland Jurecic, Microbiology & Immunology
Sarah Ortiz conducted research with Dr. Evan D'Alessandro, RSMAS
Kristine Gandia conducted research with Joseph Signorile, Kinesiology & Sports Sciences
Laura Lantigua conducted research with John Lewis, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Amanda Maldonado conducted research with Carl Hoff, Chemistry
Abelardo Montalvo conducted research with Juan Dominguez Bendala, Surgery
Gabrielle Petroka conducted research with Dr. Damien Pearse, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Mario Rodriguez conducted research with Dr. Jae Lee, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

2014-2015 HHMI Undergrads
Matias Buedo conducted research with Dr. Suzanne Lechner, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Jessica Cothern conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology

Gabrielle Petroka conducted research with Dr. Damien Pearse, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Priyansh Patel conducted research with Dr. Laura Bianchi, Physiology & Biophysics

Brianna Valdes conducted research with Dr. David Van Dyken, Biology
Bancy Makavana conducted research with Dr. Ashutosh Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering
Kristine Gandia conducted research with Dr. Joseph Signorile, Kinesiology & Sports Science
Laura Lantigua conducted research with Dr. John Lewis, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Amanda Maldonado conducted research with Dr. Carl Hoff, Chemistry
Abelardo Montalvo conducted research with Dr. Juan Dominguez Bendala, Diabetes
Mario Rodriguez conducted research with Dr. Jae Lee, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Hunter Mitchell conducted research with Dr. Tonguy Cao, Dermatology
Vanessa Fleites conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Carolina Gonzalez conducted research with Dr. Martin Strassnig, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Jessica Lorente Gonzalez conducted research with Dr. Roland Jurecic, Microbiology & Immunology
Marko Karakadze (RAD/HHMI) conducted research with Dr. Ivonne Schulman, Medicine
Ana Martinez (RAD/HHMI) conducted research with Dr. John Lewis, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Samuel Powell conducted research with Dr. Shaun Brothers, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

2013-2014 HHMI Undergrads
Aleeza Ali conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Stephen Cutie conducted research with Dr. John Al Uy, Biology
Roberto Diaz conducted research with Dr. Kenneth Muller, Physiology&Biophysics
Nalini Rao conducted research with Dr. Juan Young, Genomics
William Cayuso conducted research with Priyamvada Rai, Medicine
Natalie Hamilton conducted research with Dr. Deborah Mash and Dr. Phil McCabe, Neurology
Kayla Miguel conducted research with Dr. Zhongmin (John) Lu, Biology
Vanessa Perez conducted research with Dr. Yeon Ahn and David Watson, Medicine
Hunter Mitchell conducted research with Dr. Michael Kapiloff, Cardiology and Dr. Tongyu Cao, Dermatology
Vanessa Fleites conduced research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Carolina Gonzalez conducted research with Dr. Martin Strassnig, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Jessica Lorente Gonzalez conducted research with Dr. Roland Jurecic, Microbiology & Immunology
Marko Karakadze conducted research with Dr. Ivonne Schulman, Medicine
Ana Martinez conducted research with Dr. John Lewis, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Samuel Powell conducted research with Dr. Shaun Brother, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Catherine Hernandez conducted research with Dr. Alexandra Wilson, Biology
Thomas Salazar conducted research with Dr. Matthias Siemer, Psychology

2012-2013 HHMI Undergrads
Natalie Hamilton conducted research with Dr. Deborah Mash, Neurology
Vanessa Perez conducted research with Dr. Yeon Ahn, Medicine
Pablo Abrante conducted research with Dr. Ross Bullock, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Paola Barrios conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Miguel Montana conducted research with Dr. Rakesh Signal, Medicine
Nafis Narsinghani conducted research with Dr. Martin Grosell, RSMAS
Kinjal Thakor conducted research with Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, Ophthalmology
Ashwini Tilak conducted research with Dr. Amishi Jha, Neuroscience
Aleena Ali conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skrome, Biology
Ian Ergui conducted research with Dr. Juan Yong, Genetics
Catherine Hernandez conducted research with Dr. Alexandra Wilson, Biology
Sara Marin conducted research with Dr. M. Danielle McDonald, RSMAS
Anabel Miguelez conducted research with Dr. Dileep Yavagal, Neurology and Dr. Priyamvada Rai, Medicine
Thomas Salazar conducted research with Dr. Matthias Siemer, Psychology
Jonathan Diaz conducted research with Dr. Anthony Hynes, RSMAS
Madellne Diaz conducted research with Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, Neurology
Christy Taylor conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Crystal Taylor conducted research with Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ophthalmology

2011-2012 HHMI Undergrads
Pablo Abrante conducted research with Dr. Ross Bullock, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Paola Barrios conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Anjanisse Collins conducted research with Dr. Rong Wen, Ophthalmology Hunter Mitchell conducted research with Dr. Michael Kapiloff, Cardiology
Miguel Montana conducted research with Dr. Rakesh Singal, Medicine
Ashwini Tilak conducted research with Dr. Amishi Jha, Genetics
Jisu Yu conducted research with Dr. Wei Li, Ophthalmology
Aleena Ali conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Ian Ergui conducted research with Dr. Juan Young, Genetics
Catherine Hernandez conducted research with Dr. Alexandra Wilson, Biology
Sara Marin conducted research with Dr. M. Danielle McDonald, RSMAS
Nadia Mercado conducted research with Dr. Pirouz Daftarian and Dr. Zhibin Chen, Microbiology & Immunology
Anabel Miguelez conducted research with Dr. Dileep Yavagal, Neurology and Dr. Priyamvada Rai, Medicine
Masood Mohammed conducted research with Dr. James Baker, Biology
Thomas Salazar conduced research with Dr. Jacqueline Sagen, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Johathan Diaz conducted research with Dr. Anthony Hynes, RSMAS
Madellne Diaz conducted research with Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, Neurology
Christy Taylor conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Crystal Taylor conducted research with Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ophthalmology
Michelle Diaz conducted research with Dr. Jacqueline Sagen, Neurology
Sandra Diaz conducted research with Dr. Derek Dyxhoorn, Human Genomics
Ghansham Ramkhellawan conducted research with Dr. Victor Perez, Ophthalmology
Gabriel Tello conducted research with Dr. James Baker, Biology
Angel Leiva conducted research with Dr. Tongyu Cao, Dermatology
Betty Albo Obeso conducted research with Dr. Livia Bajenaru, Ophthalmology

2010-2011 HHMI Undergrads
Aleena Ali conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Ian Ergui conducted research with Dr. Juan Young, Genetics
Daniel Espinosa conducted research with Dr. Katherina Walz, Genetics
Catherine Hernandez conducted research with Dr. Alexandra Wilson, Biology
Sara Marin conducted research with Dr. M. Danielle McDonald, RSMAS
Nadia Mercado conducted research with Dr. Pirouz Daftarian, Microbiology & Immunology
Anabel Miguelez conducted research with Dr. Dileep Yavagal, Neurology
Thomas Salazar conduced research with Dr. Jacqueline Sagen, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Christy Taylor conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Crystal Taylor conducted research with Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ophthalmology
Michelle Diaz conducted research with Dr. Jacqueline Sagen, Neurology
Sandra Diaz conducted research with Dr. Derek Dyxhoorn, Human Genomics
Ghansham Ramkhellawan conducted research with Dr. Victor Perez, Ophthalmology
Gabriel Tello conducted research with Dr. James Baker, Biology
Ana Vega conducted research with Dr. Erin Kobetz, Epidemiology & Public Health
Yenifer Guerrero conducted research with Dr. Paul Schiller, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Angel Leiva conducted research with Dr. Tongyu Cao, Dermatology
Betty Albo Obeso conducted research with Dr. Livia Bajenaru, Ophthalmology

IMSD PROGRAM SCHOLARS

2015-2016 IMSD Undergrads
Stephen Cutie conducted research with Dr. Al Uy, Biology
Roberto Diaz conducted research with Dr. Kenneth Muller, Physiology & Biophysics
Amber Griffin conducted research with Dr. Michael Benatar, Neuroscience
Natalie Hamilton conducted research with Dr. Phil McCabe, Neuroscience
Nicholas Hortance conducted research with Dr. Emrah Celik, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Alyssa Laffitte conducted research with Dr. James Baker, Biology
Sidney Lane conducted research with Dr. Savita Pahwa, Microbiology & Immunology
Melanie McKenna conducted research with Dr. Youngmee Kim, Psychology
John Michel conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Kayla Miguel conducted research with Dr. Zhongmin (John) Lu, Biology
Ramamurthy Mylavarapu conducted research with Dr. Suhrud Rajguru, Biomedical Engineering
Layla Nassar conducted research with Dr. Kevin Collins, Biology
Joel Pardo conducted research with Dr. Roger LeBlanc, Chemistry
Nalini Rao conducted research with Dr. Juan Young, Genomics
Azaan Wilbon conducted research with Dr. Marc Knecht, Chemistry

2014-2015 IMSD Undergrads
Patrick Aurelus conducted research with Dr. Marc Knecht, Chemistry
Alexandra Cote conducted research with Dr. Joshua Cohn, Physics
Juan Kochen conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Sidney Lane conducted research with Dr. Savita Pahwa, Microbiology & Immunology
John Michel conducted research with Dr. Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Ramanamurthy Mylavarapu conducted research with Dr. Suhrud Rajguru, Biomedical Engineering
Aleeza Ali (HHMI/IMSD) conducted research with Isaac Skromne, Biology
Stephen Cutie (HHMI/IMSD) conducted research with John Al Uy, Biology
Kayla Miguel (HHMI/IMSD) conducted research with Zhongmin (John) Lu, Biology

2013-2014 IMSD Undergrads
Liz Alvarez (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Clinton Wright, Neurology
Patrick Aurelus (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Mark Knecht, Chemistry
Alexandra Cote (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Joshua Cohn, Physics
Andrew Fenwick (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Amy Scott, Chemistry
Hannah Miyanji (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ophthalmology
Miguel Santiago Montana (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Emmanual Thomas, Cell Biology
Victoria Pinilla Escobar (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Richard Cote, Pathology
Stefania Pinto (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Youngmee Kim, Psychology
Regine Vincent (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Athula Wikramanayake, Biology
Lily Zhang (IMSD/CAS) conducted research with Dr. Katherina Walz, Human Genetics
Aleeza Ali conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
William Cayuso conducted research with Dr. Priyamvada Rai, Medicine
Roberto Diaz conducted research with Dr. Kenneth Muller, Physiology & Biophysics
Natalie Hamilton conducted research with Dr. Phil McCabe, Neurology
Sidney Lane conducted research with Dr. Savita Pahwa, Microbiology & Immunology
Kayla Miguel conducted research with Dr. Zhongmin (John) Lu, Biology
Ramanamurthy Mylavarapu conducted research with Dr. Suhrud Rajguru, Biomedical Engineering
Vanessa Perez conducted research with Dr. Yeon Ahn, Medicine
Nalini Rao conducted research with Dr. Juan Young, Genomics

2012-2013 IMSD Undergrads
Aleena Ali conducted research with Dr. Isaac Skromne, Biology
Paola Barrios conducted research with Dr. Claudia Rodrigues, Mollecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Natalie Hamilton conducted research with Dr. Deborah Mash, Neurology
Anabel Miguelez conducted research with Dr. Lorraine Portlance, Radiation Oncology
Nafis Narsinghani conducted research with Dr. Martin Grosell, RSMAS
Vanessa Perez conducted research with Dr. Yeon Ahn, Hematology, Oncology

2011-2012 IMSD Undergrads
2012 Summer Program IMSD Scholars. From Left: Hunter Mitchell, Anjanisse Collins, Pablo Abrante, Paola Barrios, Miguel Santiago Montana, Thomas Iglesias, Dr. Michael Gaines, Christian Trejo, Monica Izquierdo, Aleena Ali, Jisu Yu, Sara Marin and Gabrielle Petroka

Jisu Yu conducted research with Dr. Wei Li, Ophthalmology

2010-2011 IMSD Undergrads
Gabriela Toledo conducted research with Dr. James Klaus, Biology
Juan Pablo Ruiz conducted research with Herman Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
Betty Albo Obeso conducted research with Dr. Livia Bajenaru, Ophthalmology
Sandra Suarez conducted research with Dr. Michael Gaines and Dr. David Janos, Biology
Lindsey Stavola conducted research with Dr. Athula Wikramanayake, Biology
Jose Martinez conducted research with Dr. Richard L. Rotundo, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Ian Ergui conducted research with Dr. Juan Young, Human Genetics
Vanessa Valdes conducted research with Dr. Michael Norenberg, Pathology
Mileydis Zambrana conducted research with Dr. Ross Bullock, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Saramati Narasimhan conducted research with Dr. Jean-Marie Parel, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Daniel Diaz conducted research with Dr. Shyam Gajavelli at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Yenifer Guerrero conducted research with Paul C. Schiller, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Angel Gabriel Leiva conducted research with Dr. Keyvan Nouri, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Juan Torres conducted research with Dr. Zhibin Chen, Microbiology and Immunology