Alumni

 

Bridges and IMSD Alumni and Students: You can contact old friends or network with our alumni. 
Click here for contact information and current information on our alumni.

 

If you need the password for this list, please email Tina Cicolella at cicoletm@rutgers.edu or Johanna Sierra at sierrajo@rutgers.edu

 

 

2016 Graduates

 

Eva Rubio-Marrero, PhD (Mentor: Davide Comoletti)

Structural and Functional Studies of CASPR2, a Molecular Approach of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 

 

2015 Graduates

 

Christal Lewis, PhD (Mentor: Helmut Zarbl)

A Transgenerational Study of Exposure to Zeranol, a Dietary Contaminant with Potent Estrogenic Activity

 

Kristina Hernandez, PhD (Mentor: Bonnie Firestein)

The role of NOS1AP, a schizophrenia susceptibility gene, in the regulation of dendrite branching, dendritic spine formation, and actin dynamics.

 

Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres, PhD (Mentor: Monica Roth)

Isolation and Characterization of Retargeted Feline Leukemia Virus Envelope Proteins and Isolations of Host Factors Involve in Envelope Specific Entry

Current:  Post-doctoral fellow, University of Tennessee

 

 

2014 was a banner year for the number of IMSD trainees who completed their degrees or moved on with further training or initial positions.

 

Allen Alcivar, PhD   (Mentor:  Bin Xia)

BRCA2 and PALB2 in Cellular Stress Response

Current: Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

Judith Canabal, PhD (Mentor: Sunita Kramer)  

Analysis of Two Distinct Functions of the Roundabout 2 Receptor during Drosophila Cardiac Assembly

Current: Medical student, Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

 

Andrew Hoffmann, MS  (Mentor: Michael Verzi)

 Enteroid Culture and its Impact on Stem Cell and Cancer Research

Current: PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

 

Tiffany King, PhD (Mentor: Sunita Kramer)

The Cytoskeletal Regulator Enabled Mediates Proper Cardiac Fusion during the Final Stages of Drosophila Dorsal Vessel Formation

Current: BioBus+Base Staff Scientist, Cell Motion Laboratories, Inc. (Mobile, K-12 biological science education), New York

 

Frank Macabenta, PhD (Mentor: Sunita Kramer)

Investigating the Coordinated Expression and Function of the Netrin-Frazzled Signaling Pathway During Drosophila Dorsal Vessel Formation

Current: Post-doctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology,  Pasadena, CA

 

Adriana Martin, PhD (Mentor: William Welsh) 

Biophysical Characterization of Novel Amphiphilic Macromolecules: Modeling Membrane Interactions    

Current: 3rd year MD student (MD/PhD program), Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

 

Letzibeth Mendez-Rivera, MS (Mentor: Steven Brill)

The SLX5 Paradox: Expression Of A Sumo-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligase Generates Toxic Poly-Sumo Chains In Yeast                 

Current: Research Assistant, HIV Research Program of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (Washington, DC area).

 

Winder Perez, PhD (Mentor: Terri Goss Kinzy)

Mutations in Eukaryotic Translation Elongation Factor 1A that alter Protein Synthesis & Actin Bundling                      

Current: Post-Doc, Public Health Research Institute, Rutgers-Newark

 

Maryann (Poku) Obiorah, PhD  (Mentor: Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom)

Developmental Vulnerability of the Rat Hippocampus to Methylmercury (MEHG)              

Current: Freelance Medical Writer at BGB, New York

 

Felicia Smith, PhD  (Mentor: Robin Davis)

The Role of Neurotrophins in Regulating Spiral Ganglion Morphology                         

Current: Seeking Position

 

Connan Vaca, PhD  (Mentor: Ramsey Foty)

Fibronectin Matrix- Mediated Inhibition of Tumor Cell Dispersal

Current: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, first-year student


 

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