Sixth Cohort 2013 -2015

Alexis Trent

HOMETOWN: Thousand Oaks, CA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: North Carolina A&T State University, BS, Mechanical Engineering

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Mark Van Dyke, Mechanical Engineering

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR : Dr. Mark Van Dyke

CURRENT POSITION: Graduate Student at Virginia Tech involved in aspects of tissue engineering, wound repair, and orthopedics regeneration. Interested in entering the medical device and biotechnology industry upon graduation.

Bryce Riley

HOMETOWN: Durham, NC

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: North Carolina State University, BA, American Studies/English, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, BA, Psychology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Julie Dunsmore, Psychology

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Julie Dunsmore

CURRENT POSITION: Current student at Virginia Tech pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology

Jamelle Simmons

HOMETOWN: Durham, NC

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: East Carolina University, BS, Engineering 2011

GRAD: Cal Polytechnic St Univ. at San Luis Obispo, MS, Engineering

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Yong Lee, Biomedical Engineering Science

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Yong Lee

CURRENT POSITION: Doctoral Student, Laboratory of Vascular Biology, Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Jasmine Fluker

HOMETOWN: Charlotte, NC

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: North Carolina A&T State University, BS, Chemistry

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Jatinder Josin Chemistry

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Jatinder Josin

CURRENT POSITION: Science teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina School district

Jasmine Hayes

HOMETOWN: Ashburn, VA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Virginia Tech, BS,  Biochemistry

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Matt Hulver – Human Nutrition Food Exercise

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Matt Hulver

CURRENT POSITION: Doctoral student, Molecular & Cellular Science, Virginia Tech Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise 

Shara Grant

HOMETOWN: Rockville, MD

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: University of Virginia, BA, Psychology

GRAD: Catholic University America, MA, Psychology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Bruce Friedman, Psychology

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Bruce Friedman

CURRENT POSITION: Virginia Tech Department of Psychology

Chimera Lyle

HOMETOWN: Petersburg, VA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Virginia Commonwealth University, BS, Biology

GRAD:  Virginia State University: MS, Biology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Liwu Li, Biological Sciences

IMSD FACULTY MENTOR: Dr. Liwu Li

CURRENT POSITION: Current Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences in Liwu Li's lab.

Contact

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