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2015-2016 Scholars

Jessica Begay

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Mentor: 
Dr. Heather Ward
Department: 
Pathology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Molecular Cell and Genetics in Diseases
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Alfredo Bolanos

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Mentor: 
Dr. Julia Stephen
Department: 
Neurosciences
Institution: 
San Francisco State University
Research Interest/s: 
Neuroimaging
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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: 
Immunotherapy and Experimental therapeutics
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Joshua DeAguero

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Mentor: 
Dr. Dawn A. Delfin
Department: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institution: 
The University of Idaho
Research Interest/s: 
Clinical Translational Research-Pathological Cardiac Remodeling
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Samantha Fox

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Mentor: 
Dr. Lee Taylor
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Plant-Fungal Ecology
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Joshua Garcia

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Mentor: 
Dr. Laurie Hudson
Department: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institution: 
The University Of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Drug Development and Therapeutics for Diseases
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Rodolfo Martin

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Mentor: 
Dr. Steven Verney and Dr. James Cavanagh
Department: 
Psychology
Institution: 
Florida State University
Research Interest/s: 
Cognitive and Physiological Psychology
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Niccolette Ochoa

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Mentor: 
Dr. Joseph Cook
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Zoonotic Disease and Comparative Medicine
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Melanie Peterson

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Mentor: 
Dr. Rebecca Hartley
Department: 
Cell Biology and Physiology
Institution: 
New Mexico State University
Research Interest/s: 
Cold-Inducible RNA Binding Protein and Tumorigenesis
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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 & Tissue Engineering
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Shannon Thompson

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Mentor: 
Dr. Benjamin Clark
Department: 
Psychology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Neurological Disorders
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Christine Trahan

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Mentor: 
Dr. Thomas Turner and Dr. Megan Osborne
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Fish Immunology and Conservation Genetics
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