Our Scholars

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Scholar Outcomes

Over the past 17 cohorts, our 97 students have been:

  • 64% Female
  • 42% Puerto Rican
  • 25% Black/African American
  • 24% Hispanic (non-Puerto Rican)
  • 6% Other

And their outcomes are impressive: 

  • 87% entered PhD or MD/PhD programs after completing PREP
  • 28% of those who entered PhD programs matriculated to attend Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine
  • Others went on to PhD and MD/PhD programs at other top 25 institutions across the nation

2022-2023 Scholars

Elizabeth Bryson

Elizabeth Bryson

Elizabeth Bryson is taking part in PREP from 2022-2023 and her PREP mentors are Helen Miranda and Ashleigh Schaffer. Her undergraduate degree was from Baldwin Wallace University.  

 


Katherine Canada

Katherine Canada

Katherine Canada is taking part in PREP from 2022-2023 and her PREP mentors are Catherine Collins and Dhananjay Yellajoshyula. Her undergraduate degree was from Austin Peay State University.  

 


Karlton Cherry

Karlton Cherry

Karlton Cherry is taking part in PREP from 2022-2023 and his PREP mentor is Erika Trapl. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Akron.  


Alexandra De Jesús Clemente

Alexandra DeJesus

Alexandra De Jesus Clemente is taking part in PREP from 2022-2023 and her PREP mentor is Sam Mesiano. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico,  Humacao  Campus.  


Leah Keim

Leah Keim

Leah Keim is taking part in PREP from 2022-2023 and her PREP mentor is Alan Levine. Her undergraduate degree was from Malone University.  

 

 

 

 


Pamela Piñeiro Flores 

Pamela Pineiro

Pamela Piñeiro Flores is taking part in PREP from 2022-2023 and her PREP mentor is Aaron Burberry. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico,  Humacao  Campus.  

 

 

 

 


2021-2022 Scholars

Jasmine Encarnacion

Jasmin Encarnacion

Jasmine Encarnacion took part in PREP from 2021-2022 and her PREP mentor is Derek Taylor. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Florida.  She is currently a PhD student at John Hopkins University.

 


Miranda Laverty

Miranda Laverty

Miranda Laverty took part in PREP from 2021-2022 and her PREP mentor is Alex Huang. Her undergraduate degree was from Cornell University. She is currently a PhD student at the Mayo Clinic.

 


Jacey Phillips

Jacey Phillips

Jacey Phillips took part in PREP from 2021-2022 and her PREP mentor is David Wald. Her undergraduate degree was from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.


Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez took part in PREP from 2021-2022 and his PREP mentor is Marcin Golczak. His undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently a PhD student at Yale University.


Jair Valenzuela

Jair Valenzuela

Jair Valenzuela took part in PREP from 2021-2022 and his PREP mentor is Parameswaran Ramakrishnan. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Virginia. He is currently a PhD student at the University of North Carolina.

 

 

 


2020-2021 Scholars

Francisco Aguilar

Francisco Aguilar

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


Sierra Cotton

Sierra Cotton

Sierra Cotton took part in PREP from 2020-2021 and her PREP mentor was Agata Exner. Her undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University. 


Sebastian Cruz-Gonzalez

Sebastian Cruz-Gonzalez

Sebastian Cruz-Gonzalez took part in PREP from 2020-2021 and his PREP mentor was 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

Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

Stephanie Laureano Figueroa took part in PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor was  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 took part in PREP from 2020-2022 and her PREP mentor was Jason Mears. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently a PhD student at the University of California- Berkeley.


Adrianna Rivera Leon

Adrianna Rivera Leon

Adrianna Rivera Leon took part in PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor was 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

Amy Aponte

Amy Aponte took part in PREP from 2019-2020 and her PREP mentor was 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

Reina Desrouleaux

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


Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

Stephanie Laureano Figueroa

Stephanie Laureano Figueroa took part in PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor was 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

Adrianna Rivera Leon

Adrianna Rivera Leon took part in PREP from 2019-2021 and her PREP mentor was 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

Luis Rodriguez-Ramos

Luis Rodriguez-Ramos took part in PREP from 2019-2020 and his PREP mentor was George Dubyak.  His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  


Maryssa Shanteau-Jackson

Maryssa Shanteau-Jackson

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


Anibal Tornes Blanco

Anibal Tornes Blanco

Anibal Tornes Blanco took part in PREP from 2019-2020 and his PREP mentor was 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

Alexander Weingart

Alexander Weingart took part in PREP from 2019-2021 and his PREP mentor was 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

Alicia Aguilar took part in PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor was 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

Nelson Garcia-Vazquez took part in PREP from 2017-2019 and his PREP mentor was 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

Giancarlo Gonzalez-Areizaga took part in PREP from 2018-2019 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 Pittsburgh.


Shekina Gonzalez-Ferrer

 Shekina Gonzalez-Ferrer

Shekina Gonzalez-Ferrer took part in 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

Natasha Ingles-Martinez took part in PREP from 2017-2019 and her PREP mentor was 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

Brenda Rios took part in PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor was 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

Cheyanne Shinn took part in PREP from 2018-2019 and her PREP mentor was 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

Franklin Staback Rodriguez took part in PREP from 2018-2019 and his PREP mentor was 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 took part in 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.  Annalyn received a MS from Weill Cornell Medical College.  She is currently a Lab Accessioner at Opentrons Labworks Inc.


Darwin Carbajal

Darwin Carbajal

Darwin Carbajal took part in PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor was Agata Exner. His undergraduate degree was from Stony Brook University. Darwin received a MS from Georgia Tech/ Emory University.  He is currently an Associate Clinical Account Specialist at Johnson & Johnson.


Jose Diaz-Aponte

Jose Diaz-Aponte

Jose Diaz-Aponte took part in 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 took part in 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 took part in PREP from 2017-2019 and his PREP mentor was 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.


Natasha Ingles-Martinez

Natasha Ingles-Martinez

Natasha Ingles-Martinez took part in PREP from 2017-2019 and her PREP mentor was 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.


Alejandro Sosa

Alejandro Sosa

Alejandro Sosa took part in 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 took part in 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 Colon Ortiz

Crystal Colon Ortiz took part in 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 earned a PhD from Columbia University.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Duke University.


Joel Encarnacion Rosado

Joel Encarnacion Rosado

Joel Encarnacion Rosado took part in 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

Kristen Lozada-Soto took part in 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

Kristen Navarro took part in 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

Lenitza Nieves took part in PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Agata Exner. 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 Drug Development Training Fellow at Genetech in San Francisco.


Victoria Osorio

Victoria Osorio

Victoria Osorio took part in 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

Candilianne Serrano Zayas took part in PREP from 2016-2017 and her PREP mentor was Alex Huang. Her undergraduate degree was from Universidad Metropolitana.  She earned a PhD from the University of Michigan.  She is currently a Researcher at Eli Lilly.


Chase Webb 

Chase Webb

Chase Webb took part in 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

Stephen Carney took part in 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

Gil Covarrubias took part in 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 Lebron

Angelica Cruz Lebron took part in 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

Kristen Lozada-Soto took part in 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

Laura Menocal took part in 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

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


Myrielis Rivera

Myrielis Rivera

Myrielis Rivera took part in 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

Owen Shelton took part in 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

Yalitza Corcino took part in 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 Lebron

Angelica Cruz Lebron took part in 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

Kali Dale took part in PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentor was Johannes von Lintig. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Minnesota, Morris Campus.  She earned a PhD from the University of Utah, and currently is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Native BioData Consortium.


Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Valery Lozada-Fernandez took part in 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 her PhD from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  She is currently a Bioinformatics Scientist at Rose Biosciences (Milwaukee, WI).


Erika Ramos

Erika Ramos

Erika Ramos took part in PREP from 2014-2015 and her PREP mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Irvine Campus.  She is currently a PhD student from Northwestern University.  


Ruth Silimon

Ruth Silimon

Ruth Silimon took part in 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

Kaba Tandjigora took part in 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

Jorge Toro-Zapata took part in 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.  He is currently a Scientist at BioAgilytix (Durham, NC).


2013-2014 Scholars

Leslie Cuellar

Leslie Cuellar

Leslie Cuellar took part in 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

Tristan de Jesus took part in 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 Scientist at GentiBio (Boston, MA).


Erin Garcia

Erin Garcia

Erin Garcia took part in 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 Writer at Science News magazine.


Binta Jalloh

Binta Jalloh

Binta Jalloh took part in 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

Sandra Mantilla took part in 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 Quality Engineer II at Boeing.

 


Izmarie Poventud

Izmarie Poventud

Izmarie Poventud took part in 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 the Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Gwendolyn Quintana

Gwendolyn Quintana

Gwendolyn Quintana took part in 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 MD from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. She is currently a Resident Physician at UT Health San Antonio.


Tiffany Rolle

Tiffany Rolle

Tiffany Rolle took part in 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 an Inclusive Science Initiative Coordinator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.


2012-2013 Scholars

Kokou Adompreh-fia

Kokou Adompreh-fia

Kokou Adompreh-fia took part in 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

Valery Adorno-Cruz took part in 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 Medical Science Liaison at Hologic, Inc.


Christopher Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez took part in 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 Program Marketing Lead for Rare Diseases at UCB Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA).


Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez

Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez

Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez took part in 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 a Medical Science Liaison at Caris Life Sciences.


Binta Jalloh

Binta Jalloh

Binta Jalloh took part in 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

Joshua Jones took part in PREP from 2012-2013 and his PREP mentor was Mark Chance. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus.  He earned a PhD in 2020 and MD in 2022  from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  He is currently Resident Physician at Emory University School of Medicine.


Isaiah Morales

Isaiah Morales

Isaiah Morales took part in 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

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez took part in 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

Kokou Adompreh-fia took part in 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

Ismail Ahmed took part in 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

Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez took part in 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 PharmD from the University of Illinois Chicago.  She is currently a Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center. 


Ashley Conoway

Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez

Ashley Conoway took part in 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

Mojibade Hassan took part in 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 Chief Resident at University of Florida College of Medicine.


Ashanti Matlock

Ashanti Matlock

Ashanti Matlock took part in 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 Scientist at Amazon (San Francisco, CA).


Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie Shaw took part in 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

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez took part in 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

Frederick Allen took part in 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-Ruiz

Christian Castro-Ruiz took part in 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

Jessica Perez took part in 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

Susana Rodriguez took part in 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 Senior Scientific Director at Virgo Health in New York.


Gabriela Santos Guasch

Gabriela Santos Guasch

Gabriela Santos Guasch took part in 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 an Associate Consultant with Molekule Consulting.

 


2009-2010 Scholars

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa took part in 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

Cisley Cardwell took part in 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

Alyssa Ward took part in 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 Chief of Staff at Stealth (Berkeley, CA).


2008-2009 Scholars

Ernestine Chaco

Ernestine Chaco

Ernestine Chaco took part in 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

Marangelie Criado-Marrerotook part in 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 Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida.

 


Luis Muniz-Feliciano

Luis Muniz-Feliciano

Luis Muniz-Feliciano took part in 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.

 


Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson took part in 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

Zachary Wilkerson took part in 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

Fernando Xavier Cuascut took part in 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

Carlos De Leon took part in 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

Andrea Ramos-Serrano took part in 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

Angel Reyes-Rodriguez took part in 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.