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Scholar Outcomes

Over the past 14 cohorts, our more than 85 students have been:

  • 63% female
  • 44% Puerto Rican
  • 27% Black/African American
  • 23% Hispanic (non-Puerto Rican)
  • 3.5% Native American
  • 2% Asian American/Other

And their outcomes are impressive: 85% entered PhD or MD/PhD programs after completing PREP—and 33% of those who entered PhD programs matriculated to attend Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, while others went on to PhD and MD/PhD programs at other top 25 institutions across the nation.

2021-2022 Scholars

Jasmine Encarnacion

Jasmine Encarnacion

Jasmine Encarnacion is attending CWRU PREP from 2021-2022 and her PREP mentor is Derek Taylor. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Florida.  

 


Miranda Laverty

Miranda Laverty

Miranda Laverty is attending CWRU PREP from 2021-2022 and her PREP mentor is Alex Huang. Her undergraduate degree was from Cornell University. 


Jasmine Liu

Jasmine Liu

Jasmine Liu is attending CWRU PREP from 2020-2021 and her PREP mentor is Jason Mears. Her  undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Santa Cruz Campus.


Jacey Phillips

Jacey Phillips

Jacey Phillips is attending CWRU PREP from 2021-2022 and her PREP mentor is David Wald. Her undergraduate degree was from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez is attending CWRU PREP from 2021-2022 and his PREP mentor is Marcin Golczak. His undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University.


Jair Valenzuela

Jair Valenzuela

Jair Valenzuela is attending CWRU PREP from 2021-2022 and his PREP mentor is Parameswaran Ramakrishnan. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Virginia.

 

 

 


2020-2021 Scholars

Francisco Aguilar

Francisco Aguilar

Francisco Aguilar is attending CWRU PREP from 2020-2021 and his PREP mentor is Mark Jackson. His undergraduate degree was from California State University, Los Angeles Campus.  

 


Sierra Cotton

Sierra Cotton

Sierra Cotton is attending CWRU PREP from 2020-2021 and her PREP mentor is Agata Exner. Her undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.  


Sebastian Cruz-Gonzalez

 Sebastian Cruz-Gonzalez

Sebastian Cruz-Gonzalez is attending CWRU PREP from 2020-2021 and his PREP mentor is William Bush. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He is currently a PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco.


Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

2019 PREP Scholar- Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

Stephanie Laureano Figueroa is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor is  Anthony Wynshaw-Boris. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico,  Humacao  Campus. She is currently a MD/PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Jasmine Liu

Jasmine Liu

Jasmine Liu is attending CWRU PREP from 2020-2021 and her PREP mentor is Jason Mears. Her  undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Santa Cruz Campus.


Adrianna Rivera Leon

  2019 PREP Scholar- Adrianna Rivera Leon

Adrianna Rivera Leon is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor is Drew Adams. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  She is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Minnesota.

 

 

 


 

2019-2020 Scholars

 

Amy Aponte

2019 PREP Scholar- Amy Aponte

Amy Aponte is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2020 and her PREP mentor is Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from Indiana University Northwest.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

 


Reina Desrouleaux

2019 PREP Scholar- Reina Desrouleaux

Reina Desrouleaux is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2020 and her PREP mentor is Maria Hatzoglou. Her undergraduate degree was from Carleton College.  She is currently a PhD student at Yale University.


Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

2019 PREP Scholar- Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

Stephanie Laureano Figueroa is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor is Anthony Wynshaw-Boris. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus. She is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Adrianna Rivera Leon

  2019 PREP Scholar- Adrianna Rivera Leon

Adrianna Rivera Leon is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor is Drew Adams. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  She is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Minnesota.


Luis Rodriguez-Ramos

2019 PREP Scholar- Luis Rodríguez-Ramos

Luis Rodriguez-Ramos is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2020 and his PREP mentor is George Dubyak.  His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.


Maryssa Shanteau-Jackson

2019 PREP Scholar- Maryssa  Shanteau-Jackson

Maryssa Shanteau-Jackson is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2020 and her PREP mentor is Marcin Golczak.  Her undergraduate degree was from Winthrop University.  She is currently a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.


Anibal Tornes Blanco

2019 PREP Scholar- Anibal Tornes Blanco

Anibal Tornes Blanco is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2020 and his PREP mentor is Jason Mears.  His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Alexander Weingart

2019 PREP Scholar- Alexander Weingart

Alexander Weingart is attending CWRU PREP from 2019-2021 and his PREP mentor is David Wald.  His undergraduate degree was from the University of Vermont.   He is currently a PhD student at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


2018-2019 Scholars

 

Alicia Aguilar

Alicia Aguilar-PREP 2018

Alicia Aguilar attended CWRU PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor is Alex Huang. Her undergraduate degree was from Oklahoma State University.  She is currently a MD/PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.


Nelson Garcia-Vazquez

Nelson Garcia- Vazquez-PREP 2018

Nelson Garcia-Vazquez attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2019 and his PREP mentor is Derek Taylor. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at New York University.


Giancarlo Gonzalez-Areizaga

Giancarlo Gonzalez-Areizaga-PREP2018

Giancarlo Gonzalez-Areizaga attended CWRU PREP from 2018-2019 and his PREP mentor is David Wald. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh.


Shekina Gonzalez-Ferrer

Shekina Gonzalez-Ferrer-PREP2018

Shekina Gonzalez-Ferrer attended CWRU PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor is Carlos Subauste. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh.


Natasha Ingles-Martinez

Natasha Ingles- Martinez-PREP2018

Natasha Ingles-Martinez attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2019 and her PREP mentor is Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  She is currently a MD/PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.


Brenda Rios

Brenda Rios-PREP2018

Brenda Rios attended CWRU PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor is Mark Jackson. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Campus.  She is currently a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.


Cheyanne Shinn

Cheyanne Shinn-PREP2018

Cheyanne Shinn attended CWRU PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor is Jason Mears. Her undergraduate degree was from California State University, Stanislaus Turlock Campus.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of California, San Diego Campus. 


Franklin Staback Rodriguez

Franklin Staback Rodriguez-PREP2018

Franklin Staback Rodriguez attended CWRU PREP from 2018-2019 and his PREP mentor is Parameswaran Ramakrishnan. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.


2017-2018 Scholars

 

Annalyn Brown

Annalyn Brown

Annalyn Brown attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and her PREP mentor was Analisa DiFeo. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus.  She is currently a PhD student at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Darwin Carbajal

 Darwin Carbajal

Darwin Carbajal attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor was Agata Exner. His undergraduate degree was from Stony Brook University. He is currently a PhD student at Georgia Tech/ Emory University.


Jose Diaz-Aponte

 Jose Diaz Aponte

Jose Diaz-Aponte attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor was Arne Rietsch. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.


Danielle Ferguson

 Danielle Ferguson

Danielle Ferguson attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and her PREP mentor was Maria Hatzoglou. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Cincinnati.  She is currently a PhD student at the Ohio State University.


Nelson Garcia-Vazquez

 Nelson Garcia Vazquez

Nelson Garcia-Vazquez is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2019 and his PREP mentor is Derek Taylor. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.


Natasha Ingles-Martinez

 Natasha Ingles Martinez

Natasha Ingles-Martinez is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2019 and her PREP mentor is Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.


Alejandro Sosa

 Alejandro Sosa

Alejandro Sosa attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor was Goutham Narla. His undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University.  He is currently a medical student at the University of Boston.


Juan Valentin-Goyco

 Juan-Valentin-Goyco

Juan Valentin-Goyco attended CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor was David Wald. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan.


2016-2017 Scholars

 

Crystal Colon Ortiz

Crystal Colón Ortiz-PREP2016

Crystal Colon Ortiz attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Johannes von Lintig. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus.  She is currently a PhD student at Columbia University.


Joel Encarnacion Rosado

Joel Encarnación Rosado-PREP2016

Joel Encarnacion Rosado attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and his PREP mentor was Mark Jackson. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  He is currently a PhD student at New York University.


Kristen Lozada-Soto

Kristen Lozada-Soto-PREP2015

Kristen Lozada-Soto attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2017 and her PREP mentor was George Dubyak. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Kristen Navarro

Kristen Navarro-PREP2016

Kristen Navarro attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Paul Tesar. Her undergraduate degree was from Rochester Institute of Technology.  She is currently a PhD student at the Ohio State University.


Lenitza Nieves

Lenitza Nieves-PREP2016

Lenitza Nieves attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Agata Exner. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.


Victoria Osorio

Victoria Osorio-PREP2016

Victoria Osorio attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from Kalamazoo College.  She is currently a PhD student at New York University.

 

 


Candilianne Serrano Zayas

Candilianne Serrano Zayas-PREP 2016

Candilianne Serrano Zayas attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Alex Huang. Her undergraduate degree was from Universidad Metropolitana.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Chase Webb 

Chase Webb-PREP2016

Chase Webb attended CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and his PREP mentor was Rajesh Viswanathan. His undergraduate degree was from Saint Mary's College of California.  He is currently a PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco Campus.


 2015-2016 Scholars

 

Stephen Carney

Stephen Carney-PREP2016

Stephen Carney attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and his PREP mentor was Anthony Wynshaw-Boris. His undergraduate degree was from Michigan State University.  He is currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan.

 


Gil Covarrubias

Gil Covarrubias-PREP2016

Gil Covarrubias attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and his PREP mentor was Efstathios Karathanasis. His undergraduate degree was from Boston University.  He earned a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.  He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.

 


Angelica Cruz Lebron

Angelica Cruz Lebrón-PREP2015

Angelica Cruz Lebron attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2016 and her PREP mentor was Donald Anthony. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  She earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.


Kristen Lozada-Soto

Kristen Lozada-Soto-PREP2015

Kristen Lozada-Soto attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2017 and her PREP mentor was George Dubyak. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Laura Menocal

Laura Menocal-PREP2015

Laura Menocal attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and her PREP mentor was Alex Huang. Her undergraduate degree was from Stony Brook University.  She is currently a PhD student at Weill Cornell Medical College.


Ilza Medina-Ortiz

Ilza Medina-Ortiz-PREP2015

Ilza Medina-Ortiz attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and her PREP mentor was David Buchner. Her undergraduate degree was from Fayetteville University. 


Myrielis Rivera

Myrielis Rivera-PREP2015

Myrielis Rivera attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and her PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus.  


Owen Shelton

Owen Shelton-PREP2015

Owen Shelton attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and his PREP mentor was Richard Zigmond. His undergraduate degree was from Denison University.  He is currently a PhD student at Northwestern University.


 2014-2015 Scholars

 

Yalitza Corcino

Yalitza Corcino-PREP2014

Yalitza Corcino attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentor was Carlos Subauste. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  Yalitza earned her PhD in Pathology from Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University.


Angelica Cruz Lebron

Angelica Cruz Lebrón-PREP2015

Angelica Cruz Lebron attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2016 and her PREP mentor was Donald Anthony. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  She earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.


Kali Dale

Kali Dale-PREP2014

Kali Dale attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentor was Johannes von Lintig. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Minnesota, Morris Campus.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of Utah.


Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Valery Lozada-Fernandez-PREP2014

Valery Lozada-Fernandez attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentors were Eric Pearlman and Arne Rietsch. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  She earned a PhD student from the University of Iowa.  She is currently a Bioinformatics Scientist at Stealth Micro (North Carolina).


Erika Ramos

Erika Ramos-PREP2014

Erika Ramos attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Irvine Campus.  She earned a PhD from Northwestern University.  She is currently the Secretary and Treasurer at ExoMira Medicine, Inc. (Chicago, IL).


Ruth Silimon

Ruth Silimon-PREP2014

Ruth Silimon attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2016 and her PREP mentor was William Schiemann. Her undergraduate degree was from the New College of Florida.  She is currently a PhD student at  Weill Cornell Medical College.


Kaba Tandjigora

Kaba Tandjigora-PREP2014

Kaba Tandjigora attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentor was Chris Dealwis. Her undergraduate degree was from Montclair State University.  She received a MS from Case Western Reserve University.


Jorge Toro-Zapata

Jorge Toro-Zapata-PREP2014

Jorge Toro-Zapata attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and his PREP mentor was Mark Jackson. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. Jorge received a MS from the Ohio State University.


2013-2014 Scholars

 

Leslie Cuellar

Leslie Cuellar-PREP2013

Leslie Cuellar attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from San Francisco State University.  She is currently a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University.


Tristan de Jesus

Tristan de Jesus-PREP2013

Tristan de Jesus attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and his PREP mentor was Eric Pearlman. His undergraduate degree was from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Sanofi (Boston, MA).


Erin Garcia

Erin Garcia-PREP2013

Erin Garcia attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her PREP mentor was Eric Arts. Her undergraduate degree was from New Mexico State University.  Erin received a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Washington, and a Masters of Science Communications from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is currently a staff journalist at Science News magazine.


Binta Jalloh

Binta Jalloh-PREP2012

Binta Jalloh attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2014 and her PREP mentor was Peter Zimmerman. Her undergraduate degree was from Montclair State University.  She earned a PhD from Emory University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the NIH.


Sandra Mantilla

Sandra Mantilla-PREP2013

Sandra Mantilla attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her PREP mentor was Agata Exner. Her undergraduate degree was from Florida International University.  Sandra received a MS from Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently a R&D Quality Engineer at West Pharmaceutical Services (Phoenix, AZ).

 


Izmarie Poventud

Izmarie Poventud-PREP2013

Izmarie Poventud attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her PREP mentor was Shigemi Matsuyama. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. She earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is currently a Clinical Chemistry Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine.


Gwendolyn Quintana

Gwendolyn Quintana-PREP2013

Gwendolyn Quintana attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her PREP mentor was George Dubyak. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Texas, San Antonio Campus.  Gwen received a MPH from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a medical student at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.


Tiffany Rolle

Tiffany Rolle-PREP2013

Tiffany Rolle attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her PREP mentor was Jeff Coller. Her undergraduate degree was from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Tiffany earned her PhD in Genetics and Genomics from Baylor College of Medicine.  She is currently a Genetics Education and Engagement Fellow at NHGRI/ASHG.


2012-2013 Scholars

 

Kokou Adompreh-fia

Kokou Adompreh-fia-PREP2011

Kokou Adompreh-fia attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2013 and his PREP mentor was Eric Arts. His undergraduate degree was from the City College of New York. He earned a MD from Wright State University School of Medicine.  He is currently an Internal Medicine Resident a Medical City Arlington.


Valery Adorno-Cruz

Valery Adorno-Cruz-PREP2012

Valery Adorno-Cruz attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and her PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  She earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University.


Christopher Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez-PREP2012

Christopher Hernandez attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and his PREP mentor was Agata Exner. His undergraduate degree was from Boston University.  Chris earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently the Senior Manager of the Rare Disease Organization at UCB Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA).


Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez

Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez-PREP2012

Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and her PREP mentor was Mark Jackson. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  She earned PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  She is currently the at the Assistant Director of Research Programs at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Binta Jalloh

Binta Jalloh-PREP2012

Binta Jalloh attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2014 and her PREP mentor was Peter Zimmerman. Her undergraduate degree was from Montclair State University.  She earned a PhD from Emory University.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the NIH.


Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones-PREP2012

Joshua Jones attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and his PREP mentor was Mark Chance. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus.  He is currently a MD/PhD student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.


Isaiah Morales

Isaiah Morales-PREP2012

Isaiah Morales attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and his PREP mentor was Kenneth Gustafson. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Texas, San Antonio Campus.  Isaiah earned his MS from the University of Texas, Austin Campus.  He is currently a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Talroo in Austin, TX.


Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez-PREP2011

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2013 and her PREP mentor was Richard Zigmond. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  Lilinete earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and is currently in the Department of Anesthesiology-Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


2011-2012 Scholars

 

Kokou Adompreh-fia

Kokou Adompreh-fia-PREP2011

Kokou Adompreh-fia attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2013 and his PREP mentor was Eric Arts. His undergraduate degree was from the City College of New York.  He earned a MD from Wright State University School of Medicine.  He is currently an Internal Medicine Resident a Medical City Arlington.


 

 

Ismail Ahmed


Ismail Ahmed-PREP2011

Ismail Ahmed attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and his PREP mentor was Matthias Buck. His undergraduate degree was from the City College of New York.  He earned a PhD student from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at New York University School of Medicine.


Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez

Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez-PREP2011

Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her PREP mentor was Gemma Casadesus. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  Nilmarie earned her MS in Pathology/Immunology from Case Western Reserve University and is currently a PharmD student at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus. 


Ashley Conoway

Ashley Conoway-PREP2011

Ashley Conoway attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her PREP mentor was Amy Hise. Her undergraduate degree was from Xavier University of Louisiana.  Ashley earned her MS in Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine from the University of Alabama, Birmingham Campus.  She is currently a PhD student in Health Education and Promotion and Researcher II at University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Mojibade Hassan

Mojibade Hassan-PREP2011

Mojibade Hassan attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her PREP mentor was Stan Gerson. Her undergraduate degree was from Washington University in St. Louis.  She earned a MD/PhD from Emory University School of Medicine.  She is currently an Emergency Medicine Resident at University of Florida College of Medicine.


Ashanti Matlock

Ashanti Matlock-PREP2011

Ashanti Matlock attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her PREP mentor was Jeff Coller. Her undergraduate degree was from Indiana University.  She earned a PhD from The Ohio State University.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.


Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie Shaw attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her PREP mentor was Danny Manor. Her undergraduate degree was from Florida State University.  


Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez-PREP2011

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2013 and her PREP mentor was Richard Zigmond. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.  Lilinete earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and is currently in the Department of Anesthesiology-Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


2010-2011 Scholars

 

Frederick Allen

Frederick Allen-PREP2010

Frederick Allen attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and his PREP mentor was Henri Brunengraber. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Akron.  Fred earned his PhD in Pathology from Case Western Reserve University.  He is currently the Medical Affairs Director of Health Systems Oncology and Biomarkers at Merck; and a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.


Christian Castro-Ruiz

Christian Castro-PREP2010

Christian Castro-Ruiz attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and his PREP mentor was Paul Tesar. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  He was a graduate student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.


Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez-PREP2010

Jessica Perez attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and her PREP mentor was Derek Abbott. Her undergraduate degree was from New Mexico State University.  Jessica earned her PhD in Pathology from Case Western Reserve University.  She currently is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin.


Susana Rodriguez

Susana Rodriguez-PREP2010

Susana Rodriguez attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and her PREP mentor was Johannes von Lintig. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  Susana earned her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She currently is the Scientific Director at Virgo Health in New York.


Gabriela Santos Guasch

Gabriela Santos Guasch-PREP2010

Gabriela Santos Guasch attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and her PREP mentor was Stan Gerson. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  Gabriela earned her PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University.  She is currently a Healthcare Analyst at Proactive Worldwide (Nashville, TN).

 


2009-2010 Scholars

 

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa

Melissa Babilonia-RosaPREP2009

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa attended CWRU PREP from 2009-2010 and her PREP mentor was Michael Maguire. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus. Melissa earned her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University School of Medicine.


Cisley Cardwell

Cisley Cardwell-PREP2009

Cisley Cardwell attended CWRU PREP from 2009-2010 and her PREP mentor was Amy Hise. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Michigan, Dearborn Campus.  Cisley earned her MD from Wayne State University.  She is currently a Physician in Detroit, MI.


Alyssa Ward

Alyssa Ward-PREP2009

Alyssa Ward attended CWRU PREP from 2009-2010 and her PREP mentor was Suzanne Brady-Kalnay. Her undergraduate degree was from Claremont McKenna College.  Alyssa earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is currently the Director of Center for Clinical Translational Research (CenTRe) CoLab Incubator at the University of California, San Francisco.


2008-2009 Scholars

 

Ernestine Chaco

Ernestine Chaco-PREP2008

Ernestine Chaco attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and her PREP mentor was Richard Hanson. Her undergraduate degree was from Swarthmore College. Ernestine earned a MS in Medical Science from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, a MD from the University of California Davis School of Medicine, and a JD from the University of New Mexico School of Law.  She is currently a Emergency Medicine Resident at Indiana University School of Medicine.


Marangelie Criado-Marrero

Marangelie Criado-Marrero-PREP2008

Marangelie Criado-Marrero attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and her PREP mentor was Gary Landreth. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus.  Marangelie earned her PhD in Neuroscience from Ponce Health Sciences University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of South Florida.

 


Luis Muniz-Feliciano

Luis Muniz-Feliciano-PREP2008

Luis Muniz-Feliciano attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and his PREP mentor was Peter Zimmerman. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  Luis earned his PhD in Pathology from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently a Program Director for the Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT) Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

 


 

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Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson-PREP2008

Jason Robinson attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and his PREP mentor was George Dubyak. His undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University.  He is currently a science teacher with the School District of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, FL.


Zachary Wilkerson

Zachary Wilkerson-PREP2008

Zachary Wilkerson attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and his PREP mentor was Maria Hatzoglou. His undergraduate degree was from Hiram College.  Zachary earned a DO from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an Emergency Physician at Southeast Georgia Health Systems.  


2007-2008 Scholars

 

Fernando Xavier Cuascut

Fernando Xavier Cuascut-PREP2007

Fernando Xavier Cuascut attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and his PREP mentor was Jerry Silver. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.  Fernando earned his MD degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine; and the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Neurology Clerkship at Harris Health.


Carlos De Leon

Carlos De Leon-PREP2007

Carlos De Leon attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and his PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. Carlos earned his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is currently a Microbiology Technical Lead at Amgen (Juncos, PR).


Andrea Ramos-Serrano

Andrea Ramos-Serrano-PREP2007

Andrea Ramos-Serrano attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and her PREP mentor was Tony Berdis. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus.  Andrea earned her PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. She is currently a Principal Scientist II at Roche Sequencing Solutions.


Angel Reyes-Rodriguez

Angel Reyes-Rodriguez-PREP2007

Angel Reyes-Rodriguez attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and his PREP mentor was Eric Arts. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Angel earned his PhD in Molecular Virology from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently the Director of the McNair Scholars Program at Cleveland State University.