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2016-2017 Scholars

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Emily Alden**

Photo: Emily Alden
Mentor: 
Jeremy Edwards
Department: 
Chemistry
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Studying the enzyme transposes to better understand and control the DNA insertion events it creates.
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Sandra Alvarez**

Mentor: 
Laurie Hudson
Department: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institution: 
University of New Mexico
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David Arredondo

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Mentor: 
Darko Stefanovic
Department: 
Biomedical Engineering
Institution: 
University of Denver
Research Interest/s: 
DNA Nanotechnology and Molecular computing
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Nyabang Buom

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Mentor: 
Pilar Sanjuan
Department: 
Neuroscience
Institution: 
Southwest Minnesota State University
Research Interest/s: 
Alcohol and Addiction research
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Marilyn Cisneros

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Mentor: 
Michelle Ozbun
Department: 
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Institution: 
University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Signaling Pathways of Cancer
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Joshua DeAguero

Photo: Joshua DeAguero
Mentor: 
Dr. Dawn A. Delfin
Department: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institution: 
Northern New Mexico College
Research Interest/s: 
Clinical Translational Research-Pathological Cardiac Remodeling
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Quan Huynh

Photo: Quan Huynh
Mentor: 
Dr. Elizabeth LeBleu Dirk
Department: 
Center for Biomedical Engineering
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Biomedical Engineering/Tissue Engineering
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Rosario Marroquin-Flores**

Photo: Rosario Marroquin-Flores
Mentor: 
Christopher Witt
Department: 
Biology
Institution: 
University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
Exploring the intersection between Environmental/ Ecology and Human Health
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Taylor Martinez

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Mentor: 
Dr. Lee Anna Cunningham
Department: 
Neurosciences
Institution: 
University of Miami
Research Interest/s: 
Neurogenesis, and Neurodegeneration and aging
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Tiahna Ontiveros

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Mentor: 
Fernando Valenzuela
Department: 
Neuroscience
Institution: 
University of Texas El Paso
Research Interest/s: 
Examining the role of ovarian hormones in promoting the rewarding effects of nicotine in females.
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Gabriela Perales

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Mentor: 
Dr. Nora Perrone-Bizzozero
Department: 
Neuroscience
Institution: 
The University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
identifying microRNAs and their putative targets in E18 cortices of embryos exposed to alcohol vs. controls
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Alejandra Rosales**

Photo: Alejandra Rosales
Mentor: 
Sabrina Samudio-Ruiz
Department: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institution: 
University of Nevada Reno
Research Interest/s: 
Clinical translational research and experimental Pathology. Understanding the causes and effects of diseases through the examination of samples of body tissues.
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Shannon Thompson

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Mentor: 
Dr. Benjamin Clark
Department: 
Psychology
Institution: 
University of New Mexico
Research Interest/s: 
How disease states effect learning and memory in neurological disorder ranging from executive functions and behavioral flexibility to spatial mapping.
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