Second Cohort 2008 - 2010

Alondra Izquierdo-Roman

HOMETOWN: Puerto Rico

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: North Carolina State University, Biomedical Engineering

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. Chris Rylander’s Lab, Biomedical Engineering

IMSD MENTOR: Chris Rylander

CURRENT POSITION: Image Processing Engineer, Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin

Stephanie “Nikki” Lewis

HOMETOWN: Newport News, VA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Christopher Newport University, Biology with minor in Chemistry

LABNAME & DEPARTMENT: Bevan Molecular Modeling Lab, Biochemistry Department

IMSD ADVISOR: Dr. David Bevan

CURRENT POSITION: Director, Curie LLC and Postdoctoral Fellow, Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech

Andrea Rojas

HOMETOWN: Woodbridge,VA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR:  Virginia Tech, Materials Science and Engineering

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: BioElectroMechanical Systems (BEMS) Laboratory, Materials Science & Engineering

IMSD MENTOR:  Rafael Davalos and Alex Aning

CURRENT POSITION: Engineer, W.L. Gore & Associates

Chevon Thorpe

HOMETOWN: Newport News, VA

UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Christopher Newport University, Biology

LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: NanoNeuroLab Department of Pharmacology (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine)

IMSD ADVISOR: James Mahaney, Ph.D.

CURRENT POSITION: Assistant Professor for Cell Biology and Physiology, Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine