Seventh Cohort 2014 - 2016

Lara Dahora

HOMETOWN: Athens, GA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: University of Georgia, BS, Psychology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Rotations, Translational Biology, Medicine and Health

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Belena Cassera

CURRENT POSITION: Research Assistant & Laboratory Technician in the Fox & Valdez Labs at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Alise DeBruce

HOMETOWN: Fort Wayne, In

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Indiana University Bloomington, BS, Psychology 

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Cynthia Smith Lab, Psychology

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Cynthia Smith

Kisha Gresham

HOMETOWN: Fredericksburg, VA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Virginia Tech, BS Biochemistry

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Theus Lab, Transitional Biology, Medicine, and Health

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Michelle Theus

CURRENT POSITION: Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health student at Virginia Tech

Kristina Jiles

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Elizabeth City State University, BS, Hampton University, MS

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Jennie Hill Lab, Human Nutrition Food and Exercise

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Jennie Hill

CURRENT POSITION: Doctoral student in Behavioral & Community Science at Virginia Tech's Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Ariel Leon

HOMETOWN: Bethesda, MD

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Barnard College, B.A.

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dana Hawley’s Lab, Biological Sciences

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Dana Hawley

CURRENT POSITION: Doctoral Student, Virginia Tech College of Science

Mynor Medrano

HOMETOWN: El Monte, CA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: University of California, Santa Barbara, BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Pablo Sobarado Lab, Biochemistry

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Pablo Sobarado

CURRENT POSITION: Graduate Student at Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech

Benjamin Okyere

HOMETOWN: Accra, Ghana

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Virginia Tech, BS Biology, MS Biomedical and Pathobiological Science

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Michelle Theus Lab, Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Michelle Theus

CURRENT POSITION: Graduate Student, Anatomic Pathology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Ashley Peralta

HOMETOWN: Bath, Maine

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Hampton University, BS Biochemistry

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Webster Santos Lab

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Webster Santos

CURRENT POSITION: Virginia Tech, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, Webster Santos Lab

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