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2017-2018

Annalyn Brown

Annalyn Brown is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and her PREP mentor is Analisa DiFeo. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus.

Darwin Carbajal

Darwin Carbajal is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor is Agata Exner. His undergraduate degree was from Stony Brook University

Jose Diaz-Aponte

Jose Diaz-Aponte is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor is Arne Rietsch. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus.

Danielle Ferguson

Danielle Ferguson is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and her PREP mentor is Maria Hatzoglou. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Cincinnati.

Nelson Garcia-Vazquez

Nelson Garcia-Vazquez is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 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 is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and her PREP mentor is Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

Alejandro Sosa

Alejandro Sosa is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor is Goutham Narla. His undergraduate degree was from Case Western Reserve University.

Juan Valentin-Goyco

Juan Valentin-Goyco is attending CWRU PREP from 2017-2018 and his PREP mentor is David Wald. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

2016-2017

Crystal Colón Ortiz

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

Joel Encarnación Rosado

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

Kristen Lozada-Soto

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

Kristen Navarro

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

Victoria Osorio

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

Chase Webb

Chase Webb is attending CWRU PREP from 2016-2017 and his PREP mentor is 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

Stephen Carney

Stephen Carney attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and his 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 attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and his mentor was Efstathios Karathanasis. His undergraduate degree was from Boston University. He is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Angelica Cruz Lebrón

Angelica Cruz Lebrón attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and her mentor was Donald Anthony. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico- Humacao. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Laura Menocal

Laura Menocal attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and her 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 attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2016 and her mentor was David Buchner. Her undergraduate degree was from Fayetteville State University.

Myrielis Rivera

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

Owen Shelton

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

Kristen Lozada-Soto

Kristen Lozada-Soto has attended CWRU PREP from 2015-2017 and her mentor is George Dubyak. Her undergraduate degree was from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Kristan is in her second year of PREP and is applying to MSTPs throughout the nation.

2014-2015

Yalitza Corcino

Yalitza Corcino attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her mentor was Carlos Subauste. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico - Humacao. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Kali Dale

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

Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Yalitza Corcino attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her mentors were Eric Pearlman and Arne Rietsch. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Iowa.

Erika Ramos

Erika Ramos attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Ruth Silimon

Ruth Silimon attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her 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 attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and her mentor was Chris Dealwis. Her undergraduate degree was from Montclair State University. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Jorge Toro-Zapata

Jorge Toro-Zapata attended CWRU PREP from 2014-2015 and his mentor was Mark Jackson. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez. He is currently a PhD student at Ohio State University.

2013-2014

Tiffany Rolle

Tiffany Rolle attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her mentor was Jeff Coller. Her undergraduate degree was from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently a PhD student at Baylor College of Medicine.

Erin Garcia

Erin Garcia attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her mentor was Eric Arts. Her undergraduate degree was from the New Mexico State University. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Washington.

Gwendolyn Quintana

Gwendolyn Quintana attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her mentor was George Dubyak. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Gwen received her MPH from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Policy Analyst with the Texas Medical Association.

Tristan de Jesús

Tristan de Jesús attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and his mentor was Eric Pearlman. His undergraduate degree was from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Leslie Cuellar

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

Izmarie Poventud

Izmarie Poventud attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her mentor was Shigemi Matsuyama. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sandra Mantilla

Sandra Mantilla attended CWRU PREP from 2013-2014 and her mentor was Agata Exner. Her undergraduate degree was from the Florida International University. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

2012-2013

Binta Jalloh

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

Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez

Wilnelly Hernandez-Sanchez attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and her mentor was Mark Jackson. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Joshua Jones

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

Isaiah Morales

Isaiah Morales attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and his mentor was Kenneth Gustafson. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Christopher Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and his mentor was Agata Exner. His undergraduate degree was from Boston University. He is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Valery Adorno-Cruz

Valery Adorno-Cruz attended CWRU PREP from 2012-2013 and her mentor was Ruth Keri. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

2011-2012

Kokou Adompreh-fia

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

Ashley Conoway

Ashley Conoway attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her mentor was Amy Hise. Her undergraduate degree was from the Xavier University of Louisiana. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Ismail Ahmed

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

Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez

Nilmarie Ayala-Fontanez attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her mentor was Gemma Casadesus. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao. Nilmarie obtained an MS in Pathology from CWRU in 2015 and is currently a Pharmacy Technician Trainee at CVS Health.

Mojibade Hassan

Mojibade Hassan attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her mentor was Stan Gerson. Her undergraduate degree was from the Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently an MD-PhD student at Emory University.

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez

Lilinete Roldan-Hernandez attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2013 and her mentor was Richard Zigmond. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao. She is currently an MD-PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ashanti Matlock

Ashanti Matlock attended CWRU PREP from 2011-2012 and her mentor was Jeff Coller. Her undergraduate degree was from the Indiana University. She is currently a PhD student at the Ohio State University.

Stephanie Shaw

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

2010-2011

Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and her mentor was Derek Abbott. Her undergraduate degree was from the New Mexico State University. She is currently a PhD student at CWRU.

Christian Castro-Ruiz

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

Frederick Allen

Frederick Allen attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and his mentor was Henri Brunengraber. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Akron. He is currently a PhD student at the CWRU.

Susana Rodriguez

Susana Rodriguez attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and her mentor was Johannes von Lintig. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico. She is currently a PhD student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Gabriela Santos Guasch

Gabriela Santos Guasch attended CWRU PREP from 2010-2011 and her mentor was Stan Gerson. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. She is currently a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.

2009-2010

Alyssa Ward

Alyssa Ward attended CWRU PREP from 2009-2010 and her mentor was Suzanne Brady-Kalnay. Her undergraduate degree was from the Claremont McKenna College. Alyssa earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and she is currently a postdoctoral fellow and scientific reproducibility expert at Johns Hopkins.

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa

Melissa Babilonia-Rosa attended CWRU PREP from 2009-2010 and her mentor was Michael Maguire. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao. Melissa earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina and she is currently a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University.

Cisley Cardwell

Cisley Cardwell attended CWRU PREP from 2009-2010 and her mentor was Amy Hise. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. She is currently a medical student.

2008-2009

Ernestine Chaco

Ernestine Chaco attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and her mentor was Richard Hanson. Her undergraduate degree was from the Swarthmore College. Ernestine earned an MS in Medical Science from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and is currently an MD student at the University of California at Davis.

Zachary Wilkerson

Zachary Wilkerson attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and his mentor was Maria Hatzoglou. His undergraduate degree was from the Hiram College. He earned a DO at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a Resident Physician in Parker, CO.

Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2010 and his mentor was George Dubyak. His undergraduate degree was from CWRU. He is currently a BioTech Professional at The Treatment Center in the West Palm Beach area.

Luis Muniz-Feliciano

Luis Muniz-Feliciano attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and his mentor was Peter Zimmerman. His undergraduate degree was from University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Luiz earned his PhD in Pathology from CWRU and is currently Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis.

Marangelie Criado-Marrero

Marangelie Criado-Marrero attended CWRU PREP from 2008-2009 and her mentor was Gary Landreth. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce. Marangelie earned her PhD in Neuroscience from Ponce Health Sciences University. She is currently pursuing postdoctoral research opportunities.

2007-2008

Angel Reyes-Rodriguez

Angel Reyes-Rodriguez attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and his mentor was Eric Arts. His undergraduate degree was from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Angel earned his PhD in Molecular Virology from CWRU and is currently a postdoctoral research associate at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Carlos De Leon

Carlos De Leon attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and his mentor was Ruth Keri. His undergraduate degree was from University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Carlos obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and he is currently a Visiting Scholar at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Fernando Xavier Cuascut

Fernando Cuascut attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and his mentor was Jerry Silver. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Fernando obtained his MD degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and is currently a Neurology Resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Andrea Ramos-Serrano

Andrea Ramos-Serrano attended CWRU PREP from 2007-2008 and her mentor was Tony Berdis. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce. Andrea obtained her PhD from the University of Michigan and she is currently a Research Scientist at Roche Sequencing Solutions.

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Application season opens on December 1.

Priority will be given to applications received before January 31. Applicants will be reviewed immediately following this date and offers will be made on a rolling basis.

We will continue to accept applications until our final deadline of March 15th.

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