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2014-2015 Scholars

Alfredo Bolanos

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Mentor: 
Dr. Julia Stephen
Department: 
Neurosciences
Institution: 
San Francisco State University
Research Interest/s: 
To characterize the normal functioning of the brain, in order to increase our understanding of atypical brain development in neurodevelopmental disorders such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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Christian Cabanlong

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Mentor: 
Dr. Michelle Ozbun
Department: 
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Tumor/Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
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Jennifer Cheng

Photo: Jennifer Cheng
Mentor: 
Dr. Kevin Caldwell & Dr. Andrea Allan
Department: 
Neurosciences
Institution: 
Wesleyan University
Research Interest/s: 
Rescuing neurogenesis deficiencies caused by prenatal alcohol exposure by reducing maternal stress or manipulating microRNA turnover during fetal development
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Joseph DeAguero**

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Mentor: 
Dr. Susan Atlas
Department: 
Astronomy and Physics
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Applied Mathematics
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Michaela Granados

Photo: Michaela Granados
Mentor: 
Dr. Sabrina Samudio-Ruiz
Department: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Molecular Genetics, Drug Resistance, Cancer Biology & Epigenetics
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Kymberly Gustus

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Mentor: 
Dr. Lee Anna Cunningham & Dr. Michael Wilson
Department: 
Neurosciences
Institution: 
Humboldt State University
Research Interest/s: 
Neurological diseases, mostly neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, genetics and how they play a role in diseases.
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Rodolfo Marin

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Mentor: 
Dr. Steven Verney
Department: 
Psychology
Institution: 
Florida State University
Research Interest/s: 
Cognitive and Physiological Psychology
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Carmen Martinez

Photo: Carmen Martinez
Mentor: 
Dr. Ksenia Matlawska-Wasowska
Department: 
Cancer Center
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Clinical Translational Research in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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Danielle Martinez

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Mentor: 
Dr. Coenraad Adema
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
The University of Texas at El Paso
Research Interest/s: 
Immunology and Pathology
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Perenkita Mendiola

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Mentor: 
Dr. Robert Orlando
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Immunology and Molecular Biochemistry, inflammatory mediators in adipose tissue and how they communicate
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Sandra Ortega

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Mentor: 
Dr. Bryce Chackerian
Department: 
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Genetics & Microbiology
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Desiree Sanchez

Photo: Desiree Sanchez
Mentor: 
Dr. Kelly Miller
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Cell Biology and Genetics
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David Santistevan

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Mentor: 
Dr. Elizabeth Dirk
Department: 
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Cellular and Tissue Engineering
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