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Meet Our PREP Scholars

The PREP program encourages individuals from underrepresented groups in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to earn a Ph.D. degree in biomedically relevant sciences.  Meet current PREP scholars at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and see where previous PREP scholars have gone after completing the program. 


*updated on yearly basis.  Last update: July 2018 

2018 PREP Scholars

Leandrew Dailey

Leandrew Dailey

Undergraduate: Fort Lewis College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Lai
Department: Biochemistry



 

 

Isabel Delwel

Isabel Delwel

Undergraduate: University of North Texas
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr.
Department: 



 

 

Veronica-Gutierrez

Veronica Gutierrez

Undergraduate: California State University-San Marcos
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. 
Department: 



 

 

Bruno-Ifebi

Bruno Ifebi

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Arlington
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Streamson Chua
Department: Neuroscience



 

 

Marcel-Malena

Marcel Malena

Undergraduate: CUNY-City College of New York City
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Libusha Kelly
Department: Systems and Computational Biology



 

 

Morgan-Smith

Morgan Smith

Undergraduate: Georgia State University
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. John Chan
Department: Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Jeury-Veloz

Jeury Veloz

Undergraduate: CUNY-City College of New York City
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. 
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2017 PREP Scholars

Veronica-DeJesus

Veronica DeJesus

Undergraduate: Mount Holyoke College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Kartik Chandran
Department: Microbiology & Immunology

Current Position: PhD Student, University of Leeds (UK)


Beronica-Ocasio

Beronica Ocasio

Undergraduate: University of Florida
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. John Greally
Department: Genetics

Current Position: PhD. Student, University of Miami




2016 PREP Scholars

Davila_Aida

Aida Davila

Undergraduate: CUNY-Hunter College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Sophie Molholm
Department: Neuroscience

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Garcia_Sayra

Sayra Garcia

Undergraduate: University of New Mexico
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Chaim Putterman
Department: Microbiology & Immunology

Current Position: PhD Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Gebre_Sara

Sara Gebre

Undergraduate: Haverford College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Vern Schramm
Department: Biochemistry

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Emory University


Soula_Marisol

Marisol Soula

Undergraduate: Florida International University
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Pablo Castillo
Department: Neuroscience

Current Position: MSTP Student, New York University



2015 PREP Scholars

Castillo_Maryann

Maryann Castillo

Undergraduate: New Mexico State University
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Pablo Castillo
Department: Neuroscience

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, University of Texas-Houston


Dominguez_Elena

Elena Dominguez

Undergraduate: CUNY- Brooklyn College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Jose Pena
Department: Neuroscience

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, University of California, Irvine


Lopez_Yessenia

Yessenia Lopez

Undergraduate: CUNY- John Jay College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Teresa DiLorenzo
Department: Microbiology & Immunology

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences


Parker_Ariel

Ariel Parker

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Julie Secombe
Department: Genetics

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Johns Hopkins University



2014 PREP Scholars

Adams_Tangeria

Tangeria Adams

Undergraduate: CUNY- Brooklyn College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Shadi Nahvi
Department: Division of Substance Abuse 

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, University of Rochester 


Barrie_Umaru

Umaru Barrie

Undergraduate: SUNY- University at Albany
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Mahalia Desruisseaux
Department: Pathology 

Current Position: MSTP Student, University of Texas- Southwestern Medical School


Fishman_Michael

Michael Fishman 

Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Lloyd Fricker
Department: Molecular Pharmacology  

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences   


Lora_Jose

Jose Lora 

Undergraduate: Rhode Island College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Louis Weiss
Department: Pathology 

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences


Mungin_James

James Mungin 

Undergraduate: Tuskegee University
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Duncan Wilson
Department: Developmental & Molecular Biology 

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Meharry Medical College


Nehisi_Ashaki

Ashaki Nehisi 

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Sophie Molholm
Department: Neuroscience  

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Baylor College of Medicine  



2013 PREP Scholars

Alvarado-Torres_John

John Alvarado-Torres

Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, Ponce
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Steven Walkley
Department: Neuroscience  

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Ponce Health Sciences University 


Dorizan_Shenaude

Schnaude Dorizan

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Department: Neuroscience

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University


Francisco_Larizabeth

Larizabeth Francisco

Undergraduate: CUNY- Lehman College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Arturo Casadevall
Department: Microbiology & Immunology

Current Position: 
Ph.D. Student, Sackler Institute- New York University


Traverso_Idaliz

Idaliz Martinez-Traverso

Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. John Chan
Department: Microbiology & Immunology

Current Position: 
Ph.D. Student, Baylor College of Medicine


Rene_Lexi

Lexi Rene

Undergraduate: CUNY- Brooklyn College
Einstein Lab Mentor: Dr. Mimi Kim
Department: Epidemiology

Current Position: 
PhD Student, Emory University

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