First Cohort 2007 - 2009

Anjolii Diaz

HOMETOWN: Ponce, PR/Milford, PA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Penn State University, BS in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in Biology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Cognitive, Affect & Psychophysiology Lab, Department of Psychology

IMSD ADVISOR: Dr. Martha Ann Bell

CURRENT POSITION: Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University  

Yared Kidane

HOMETOWN: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Addis Ababa University, Statistics

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Murali and Lawrence Lab, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (GBCB)

IMSD MENTOR: Drs. T M Murali and Chris Lawrence

CURRENT POSITION: Research scientist with Wyle working at NASA-Johnson Space Center in the Space Radiation Program unit.

Albert Kwansa

HOMETOWN: Riverdale, MD

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration Lab & Mechanics of Soft Biological Systems Lab. Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

IMSD ADVISOR: Co-advised by Dr. Joseph Freeman (Rutgers University, Biomedical Engineering) & Dr. Raffaella De Vita (Virginia Tech, Engineering Science & Mechanics)

CURRENT POSITION: Postdoctorial Research Assistant with the Yingling Research Group

Rebecca Ortiz


UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Iowa State University, Animal Sciences and minors in Zoology and Animal Ecology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Mastitis and Immunology Lab, Department of Dairy Science

IMSD ADVISOR: Dr. Isis K. Mullarky

CURRENT POSITION: Graduate Student at Virginia Tech