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Seventh Cohort 2009

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Adedayo Adeniran

Adedayo Adeniran

Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park

Prep Mentor: Dr. Padma Rajagopalan, Biomedical Engineering

Current Status: Bioengineer, North Eastern University

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Yashira Afanador

Yashira Afanador

Undergrad: University of Peurto Rico, Industrial Biotechnology

PREP Mentor: Dr. Jinsong Zhu

Current Status: Molecular Laboratory Manager at Gravity Diagnostics

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Jesus Alvelo

Jesus Alvelo

Undergrad: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

PREP Mentor: Scott Geller, Psychology

Current Status:  Postdoctoral Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Emmanuel Ekwue, E.

Emmanuel Ekwueme

Undergrad: Virginia Tech

PREP Mentor: Dr. Joseph Freeman, Biomedical Engineering

Current Status: Co-Founder and CEO at ICE Commercial Power

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Natalia Gonzales

Natalia Gonzales

Undergrad: Williams College

PREP Mentor: Dr. Dana Hawley, Immunology

Current Status: Laboratory Director/Manager, The University of Chicago

Karissa Grier

Undergrad: Savannah State University

Year in PREP: 2009 – 2010

PREP Mentor: Dr. Deborah Good, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Current Status: Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University Medical Center

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Baron Jones

Baron Jones

Undergrad: Fort Valley State University

PREP Mentor: Dr. Thurmon Lockhart, Industrial Systems Engineering

Current Status: Production Shift Supervisor at Pactiv Evergreen INC

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Juanita Losier

Juanita Losier

Undergrad: Hampton University, VA

PREP Mentor: Dr. John Phillips, Biological Sciences

Current Status:  Epidemiologist at Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Tech PREP Scholar Folabomi Oladosu

Folabomi Oladosu

Undergrad: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

PREP Mentor: Dr. David Harrison, Neuroscience

Current Status: Senior Medical Writer at AMICULUM

Courtney Southard

Undergrad: Hampton University

PREP Mentor: Dr. Zhijian Tue, Genomics

Current Status: Program Officer at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Mark Duncan

Undergrad: University of California

PREP MentorDr. Aaron Goldstein, Tissue Engineering

Current Status: Sr. Staff Scientist at Cue Health Inc.