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!
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Highlighted Profile: Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.
Web site: http://www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/eniola.html
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.
Lee 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.
Renato Aguilera, Ph.D.
Aguilera is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Silvia Bigatti, Ph.D.
Bigatti is an associate professor of psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Jason Biggs, Ph.D.
Biggs is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.
Alejandro L. Briseno, Ph.D.
Briseno is an assistant professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Andrew G. Campbell, Ph.D.
Campbell is an associate professor of medical science at Brown University, where he also directs the Pathobiology Graduate Program.
Violeta Chávez, Ph.D.
Chávez is a postdoctoral research fellow in the microbiology department at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
Roberto Frontera-Suau, Ph.D.
Frontera-Suau is an associate professor in the department of biology at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.
Gabriel Galindo, Dr.P.H.
Galindo is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
Yosif 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.
Melody 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.
Erich 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.
Marquea D. King, Ph.D.
King is a toxicologist in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Melvin Limson, Ph.D.
Limson is the K-12 education programs coordinator at the American Physiological Society.
Farah Lubin, Ph.D.
Lubin is an assistant professor of neuroscience and cell biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Alvin McKelvy, Ph.D.
McKelvy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Teshamae Monteith, M.D.
Monteith is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Nomeli Nuñez, Ph.D.
Nuñez is an assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
Arlie O. Petters, Ph.D.
Petters is a professor of mathematics, physics, and business administration at Duke University.
Yvette Renee Pittman, Ph.D.
Pittman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH.
Fatima Rivas, Ph.D.
Rivas is a research associate at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Rivera-Rentas is a research training officer at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH.
Henry Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Rodriguez is director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research at the National Cancer Institute.
Pablo Rafael Sacasa, Ph.D.
Sacasa is chair of the department of chemistry, physics, and earth sciences at Miami-Dade College North Campus.
Marion B. Sewer, Ph.D.
Sewer was an associate professor of pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego.
Sean L. Simpson, Ph.D.
Simpson is an assistant professor of statistical genetics and bioinformatics at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Elizabeth B. Torres, Ph.D.
Torres is an assistant professor of psychology and computer and cognitive science at Rutgers University.
José 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.
Ruth Washington, Ph.D.
Washington is an associate professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut.
Edwin John Weeber, Ph.D.
Weeber is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida.