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Current Fellows

  • Kaytlin Alzugaray

    • Affiliate | Provost Research Scholar
    • 2019-2021
    • Kaytlin is currently enrolled in a Biology and Psychology dual-degree program. After graduation, Kaytlin plans to enroll in a MD/PhD program because it combines her two main passions: research and clinical affairs. Kaytlin wants to devote her life toward understanding molecular structures of genetic diseases and developing interventions to repair genetic errors.
  • Amanda Baretto

    • 2019-2021
    • My Major is Biomedical Engineering, and I am especially interested in genetic and tissue engineering. I am currently a member in Dr. Ramaswamy’s lab, working on projects related to aortic valve disease
  • Daniel Cambron

    • Affiliate | Provost Research Scholar
    • 2019-2021
    • Daniel is an undergraduate researcher at Florida International University interested in a biomedical research career with a focus in either immunology or biomedical engineering. Driven by the pursuit of scientific knowledge and the desire to help others, Daniel aspires to make breakthroughs in the world of medical research with the ultimate goal of working at the National Institutes of Health. He enjoys swimming and is an avid scuba diver; recently pursuing his hobbies has led him to reach the level of PADI Divemaster.
  • Sarah Colon-Plaza

    • 2018-2020
    • Biochemistry
  • Nicole Diaz

    • 2019-2021
    • My Major is Biomedical Engineering, and I am especially interested in genetic and tissue engineering. I am currently a member in Dr. Ramaswamy’s lab, working on projects related to aortic valve disease
  • Erika Lozano

    • 2018-2020
    • Chemistry
    • Erika is a Chemistry major currently researching novel synthesis of nucleoside analogs with anti-viral and anti-cancer activity. Following her graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in Chemistry. In addition to her love for Chemistry and Science, she enjoys creating and sharing music.
  • Matthew Pasteris

    • 2018-2020
    • Biochemistry
    • Matthew is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, with research focus in synthetic bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. His research primarily involves synthesizing and studying modified nucleoside analogues and their applications as anti-cancer prodrugs and biological agents. Matthew hopes to specialize in internal medicine and drug development research as a physician-scientist. Matthew is also a musician and hopes to continue having a creative outlet in academia and in his community.
  • Jesenia Perez

    • 2018-2020
    • Biology
    • Jesenia Perez is a Biology major at Florida International University with an interest in pursuing a PhD in Cell Biology. Jesenia currently conducts research with the Oxidative Stress Group, led by Dr. Marcus Cooke from Robert Stempel's College of Public Health and Social Work under the department of Environmental Health Science. She is actively researching molecular mechanisms that lead to chemoresistance in ovarian cancer by using the comet assay. In addition to having an interest in biological research, Jesenia is also passionate in participating in STEM outreach events
  • Maria Santiago

    • 2018-2020
    • Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry
    • Maria has been involved in research under the guidance of Dr. Jaroslava Miksovska in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Maria’s research focuses on the study of protein structure and dynamic through biophysical methods. In the future, Maria would like to remain involved with research involving globin proteins and obtain a PhD in Biochemistry.
  • Alexandra Tchir

    • 2018-2020
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Alexi is a Biomedical Engineering major who hopes to complete her Ph.D. and one day become the editor of a scientific journal. Alexi’s project objective in the TEMIM lab is to evaluate the response of vascular endothelial cells to oscillatory flow. Last summer she traveled to South Africa and hopes to return one day.

Past Fellows

  • Camila Sarcone (Affiliate | Provost Research Scholar)
    • 2017-2019
    • Post-Baccalaureate | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Jovany Betancourt (Affiliate | Provost Research Scholar)
    • 2017-2019
    • Post-Baccalaureate | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Joan Glenny-Pescov
    • 2017-2018
    • Research Associate | University of Miami, Center for Therapeutic Innovation
  • Kiani Oro
    • 2017-2018
    • Graduate Student | New York University (NYU) Steinhardt
  • Mariluz Soula
    • 2016-2018
    • Graduate Student | David Rockefeller Graduate Program in Bioscience
  • Karla Montejo
    • 2016-2018
    • Post-Baccalaureate | Mayo Clinic
  • Daniela Alvarez
    • 2016-2018
    • EDGE Research Fellow | University of California Irvine Graduate Research Program
  • Alexander Durango
    • 2016-2018
    • Post-Baccalaureate | Brain and Cognitive Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Joseph Hernandez (2015-2016 Affiliate)
    • 2016-2017
    • Intramural Research Training Award | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Haroldo Rodriguez (2015-2016 Affiliate)
    • 2016-2017
    • Post-Baccalaureate | Johns Hopkins University Autoimmune Disease Research Lab
  • Janiel Ahkin Chin-Tai
    • 2014-2016
    • Ph.D. Candidate | Purdue University
  • Angie Estrada
    • 2014-2016
  • Brian Ho
    • 2014-2016
    • Graduate Student | Stanford University Microbiology & Immunology
  • Jiali Lei
    • 2014-2016
    • Graduate Student | Translational Medicine University of California, Berkley & San Francisco
  • Ricardo Perez-Dulzaides
    • 2014-2016
    • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)| Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Marisol Soula
    • 2014-2016
    • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Student | New York School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • Daniel Gonzalez
    • 2013-2014
  • Liana Apolis
    • 2012-2014
  • Richard Barrios
    • 2012-2014
  • Aneysis Gonzalez
    • 2012-2014
  • Patricia Theard
    • 2012-2014
  • Chavely Valdez-Sanchez
    • 2012-2014
  • Ivonne Lollet
    • 2011-2013
  • Ruslan Garcia
    • 2011-2013
  • Ivana Lamboglia
    • 2011-2013
  • Heysell Ortiz
    • 2011-2013
  • Kymberlee Osborne
    • 2011-2013
  • Daniel Tapanes
    • 2011-2013
  • Daniel Lumpuy
    • 2010-2012
  • James Ortega
    • 2010-2012
  • Nathalie Rivero
    • 2010-2012
  • James Roach
    • 2010-2012
  • Alana Van Dervort
    • 2010-2012
  • Abner Murray
    • 2009-2011
  • Genesis Perez
    • 2009-2011
  • Laura Cabrera
    • 2009-2011
  • Katherine Leonard
    • 2009-2011
  • Tram Ta
    • 2009-2011
  • Jacqueline Zayas
    • 2009-2011
  • Myron Evans
    • 2008-2010
  • Laura Florez
    • 2008-2010
  • Eric Maranda
    • 2008-2010
  • Juan Molina
    • 2008-2010
  • Ana Pena
    • 2008-2010
  • Jackie Rodriguez
    • 2008-2010