Current VT-IMSD Scholars, VT IMSD 14
Mychala Snead: BS, Stevenson University, Biology, MS, GWU
Lab Rotation: Drs. Ann Stevens, David Popham, and Lisa Belden
Current Lab: Dr. Lisa Belden
Aspiration in pursuing a PhD: My aspirations for pursuing a PhD are for my future career goal to become a Director of Laboratory Operations. I am passionate about high functioning research and microbiology labs. I know that my drive for cooperation, organization, planning, and development will make me an effective leader within management.
Fun Fact: I taught my dog to smile when she was a puppy. Now she smiles all the time, even when she's at the vet!
Hobbies: cat fostering, crafting, and trying new foods
Asia Dofat: BS, Psychology, St. Mary's, Psych: SON
Rotation Labs: Drs. Matt Howe, Georgia Hodes, Tim Jarome
Current Lab: Matt Howe
Aspiration in pursuing a PhD: Publish a lot of papers to help understand more about sex differences in the reward system
Hobbies: Art, Playing piano, Martial arts
Jeffery Anderson: BS, BIOL, University MD Eastern Shore, MS, Life Sci, Emporia Sate
Rotation Labs: Drs. Jake Socha, Michelle Stocker, and Ignacio Moore
Current Lab: Dr. Socha and Ignacio Moore Lab (Co-advised)
Aspiration in pursuing a PhD: Starting a lab on reptile feeding mechanics
Fun Fact/experience: I am going to Brunei this summer for field research flying on flying snakes
Hobbies: Anime, comic books, and vinyl record
Anyelina Mangru: BS, FL Intl, Agriculture and Life Science: TPS
Rotation Labs: Drs. Boris Vinatzer, Brian Badgley (Environmental Microbiology), and David Haak (Epigenomics)
Lab Selectioin: Dr. Brian Badgley's lab
Aspiration in pursuing a PhD: My aspirations in pursuing this PhD is to eventually become a principal investigator and remain in the field of environmental science, plant and/or agricultural sciences whether through agency work or industry.
Hobbies: Watching soccer, baking or attempting to craft things in my free time.
Fun Fact: is that a lot of my friends call me Mango because of my last name (Mangru)
Julio Arroyo: BS, Biomedical engineering, Texas A & M, SBES
Rotation Labs: Dr. Rafael Davalos (BioElectroMechanical Systems Lab) and Dr. Jenny Munson (The Munson Lab)
Lab Selection: Selected to be primarily advised by Dr. Davalos in the BioElectroMechanical Systems Lab
Aspiration in pursuing a PhD: My aspirations in pursuing my PH.D are to become a research scientist investigating novel routes for targeting cancer and delivering novel therapeutic treatments.
Fun Fact/experience: A fun fact about me is that as a kid I was jumping on my bed, fell off, and broke my head (cracked my skull) like the nursery rhyme
Hobbies/activities: I like to binge watch TV shows, workout, and play sports with friends!