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Diversity Program Alumni Updates

Every year, college students at schools supported by the NIGMS Division of Training, Workforce Development, & Diversity receive training and lab experiences needed for careers in medical science. The following individuals were selected by their institutions as successful alumni who went on to pursue scientific careers. We congratulate all former program participants on their accomplishments!

If you are a former participant in one of our diversity programs, send us your update! E-mail a brief biographical sketch and photograph to info@nigms.nih.gov.

Dr. Omolola Eniola-Adefeso
Highlighted Profile: Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

Web site: http://www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/eniola.html Link to external Web site

Lola Eniola-Adefeso was a Maximizing Access to Research Careers student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she graduated with a B.S.E. in chemical engineering in 1999. She earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and spent 2 years at Baylor College of Medicine in the department of pediatrics as an NIH postdoctoral fellow. She is now an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Read about Eniola-Adefeso's research in Findings magazine.

Dr. Lee AggisonLee Aggison, Ph.D.
Aggison is an associate professor of molecular and cell biology and associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Renato AguileraRenato Aguilera, Ph.D.
Aguilera is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Dr. Silvia BigattiSilvia Bigatti, Ph.D.
Bigatti is an associate professor of psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jason BiggsJason Biggs, Ph.D.
Biggs is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.
Dr. Dolores BradleyDolores Bradley, Ph.D.
Bradley is a full professor and vice chair of psychology at Spelman College.
Dr. Alejandro L. BrisenoAlejandro L. Briseno, Ph.D.
Briseno is an assistant professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Andrew CampbellAndrew G. Campbell, Ph.D.
Campbell is an associate professor of medical science at Brown University, where he also directs the Pathobiology Graduate Program.
Dr. Luis M. CamposLuis M. Campos, Ph.D.
Campos is an assistant professor of chemistry at Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Violeta ChávezVioleta Chávez, Ph.D.
Chávez is a postdoctoral research fellow in the microbiology department at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Shawn R. DrewShawn Drew Gaillard, Ph.D.
Gaillard is a training officer with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.

Dr. Omolola Eniola-AdefesoOmolola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.
Adefeso is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Dr. Laura Ferrer-WrederLaura Ferrer-Wreder, Ph.D.
Ferrer-Wreder is a senior lecturer of developmental psychology at Stockholm University in Sweden.
Dr. Karen R. FlórezKaren R. Flórez, Dr.P.H.
Flórez is an associate social scientist at the RAND Corporation.
Dr. Roberto Frontera-SuauRoberto Frontera-Suau, Ph.D.
Frontera-Suau is an associate professor in the department of biology at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.
Dr. Gabriel GalindoGabriel Galindo, Dr.P.H.
Galindo is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Yosif GanatYosif Ganat, Ph.D.
Ganat is a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Stem Cell and Tumor Biology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Melody S. GoodmanMelody S. Goodman, Ph.D.
Goodman is an assistant professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Trachette JacksonTrachette Jackson, Ph.D.
Jackson is a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Dr. Erich JarvisErich Jarvis, Ph.D.
Jarvis is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and an associate professor in the department of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Marquea D. KingMarquea D. King, Ph.D.
King is a toxicologist in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Melvin LimsonMelvin Limson, Ph.D.
Limson is the K-12 education programs coordinator at the American Physiological Society.
Dr. Farah LubinFarah Lubin, Ph.D.
Lubin is an assistant professor of neuroscience and cell biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Alvin McKelvyAlvin McKelvy, Ph.D.
McKelvy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Sandy MerinoSandy Merino, Ph.D.
Merino is a senior scientist at Novozymes, Inc., in Davis, Calif.
Dr. Teshamae MonteithTeshamae Monteith, M.D.
Monteith is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Alejandro MoralesAlejandro Morales, Ph.D.
Morales is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Marti Morales-EnsignMarti Morales-Ensign, Ph.D.
Morales-Ensign is an assistant professor of biology at Adrian College in Michigan.
Dr. Nomeli NunezNomeli Nuñez, Ph.D.
Nuñez is an assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Lisan L. ParkerLisan L. Parker, Ph.D.
Parker is scientific liaison for the TB Alliance in New York, NY.
Dr. Arlie O. PettersArlie O. Petters, Ph.D.
Petters is a professor of mathematics, physics, and business administration at Duke University.
Dr. Yvette Renee PittmanYvette Renee Pittman, Ph.D.
Pittman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH.
Dr. Sederick C. RiceSederick C. Rice, Ph.D.
Rice is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Dr. Fatima RivasFatima Rivas, Ph.D.
Rivas is a research associate at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Dr. Alberto Rivera-RentasAlberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Rivera-Rentas is a research training officer at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH.
Dr. Henry RodriguezHenry Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Rodriguez is director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Pablo Rafael SacasaPablo Rafael Sacasa, Ph.D.
Sacasa is chair of the department of chemistry, physics, and earth sciences at Miami-Dade College North Campus.

Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-ValentinEdgardo Sanabria-Valentin, Ph.D.
Sanabria-Valentin is a scientific consultant at Novophage, Inc., in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Marion B. SewerMarion B. Sewer, Ph.D.
Sewer was an associate professor of pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Sean L. SimpsonSean L. Simpson, Ph.D.
Simpson is an assistant professor of statistical genetics and bioinformatics at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Dr. Karen A. SingmasterKaren A. Singmaster, Ph.D.
Singmaster is a chemistry professor at San Jose State University.
Dr. Elizabeth B. TorresElizabeth B. Torres, Ph.D.
Torres is an assistant professor of psychology and computer and cognitive science at Rutgers University.
Dr. José A. Torres-RuizJosé A. Torres-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Torres-Ruiz is chair of the biochemistry department and associate dean for research and graduate studies at the Ponce School of Medicine.
Dr. Ruth WashingtonRuth Washington, Ph.D.
Washington is an associate professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Edwin John WeeberEdwin John Weeber, Ph.D.
Weeber is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Diedra WrightingDiedra Wrighting, Ph.D.
Wrighting is a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
 
This page last reviewed on February 17, 2016