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Our Scholars 2010-2011

Emmanuel Santa Martínez     '12

I am studying biology and my passion is for ecology and wildlife management. My research mentor and I are assessing invasive plants in Jobos Bay, Salinas, PR.

Research Mentor: Dr. Denny S. Fernández

Dalia M. Torres Flores     '11

I am currently studying Biology.  I like to obtain an MD/PhD in Physiology.  One of passions is to offer voluntary service to homeless.

Research Mentor: Dr. Wilfredo Ayala

Kelvin L. Rodríguez Mattos     '11

I am currently enrolled in the Biology Program.  I have great interests in the Biomedical Field.  My long term goal is to obtain an MD/PhD in Pathology/Infectious Diseases.

                                       Research Mentor: Dr. Wilfredo Ayala

Ángel M. Casanova-Torres     '11

 

I am currently a Microbiology major.  My long term career goal is to obtain a PhD in Microbiology, to conduct research, and through creativity and curiosity further knowledge in this field.

 

Research Mentor: Dr. Lilliam Casillas

Angélica M. Beltrán Monserrat     '12

My name is Angélica and I am studying Industrial Chemistry.  I think I would like to continue conducting research in Radiochemistry towards a PhD degree.

Robert J. Rabelo-Fernández     '12

I am currently enrolled in the General Biology Program and would like continue a PhD in Microbiology and Clinical Parasitology.

Research Mentor: Dr. Lilliam Casillas

 

Eunice L. Lozada Delgado     '12

I am studying Microbiology and I had the opportunity to visit UMASS, Amherst this fall to look for graduate studies opportunities in this field.

Research Mentor: Dr. Neftalí Ríos

                                Theodor Zbinden Bapst     '11

Theo is studying Microbiology and is very interested in Cell & Molecular Biology and Developmental Biology research. He is currently applying for graduate school in Puerto Rico.  He is from Switzerland.

Research Mentor: Dr. Edwin Traverso

Tatiana Rodríguez Ruiz     '12

Tatiana is studying biology and she wants to pursue a graduate degree in this discipline.

Research Mentor: Dr. Neftalí Ríos

Edna M. Díaz Negrón     '12

Edna loves ecology and she is right now conducting research at the University of Hawaii in a student exchange program.

Meralis Vázquez-Arroyo     '12

I am studying English as a Second Language and I would like to pursue a graduate degree in American Literature.

Research Mentor: Dr. Ramón García Barrios

Kevin M. Alicea Torres     '13

Kevin wants to continue studying towards an MD/PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology or Biochemistry.  He is planning to attend a summer research immersion program in 2011 to prepare himself for this goal.

Research Mentor: Dr. Edwin Traverso

Jesús M. Ayála Figueroa     '12

Jesús is a Microbiology Major and is currently conducting research in Developmental Biology with Dr. Edwin Traverso.

Research Mentor: Dr. Edwin Traverso

Christina de Jesús Villanueva     '13

Christina is a Biology major and she is conducting research in the field.  She wants to become a researcher and to work in a national laboratory.

Research Mentor:

Luis A. Lozada Sanabría     '12

My major is Nursing.  I am very interested in research and I plan to apply for a summer internship program at Mayo Clinic in 2011.  I would like to pursue a PhD in the Family Nurse Practitioner discipline and to become a university professor.

Research Mentor: Dr. Carlos Olivo

Rafmarie Villegas Rivera     '12

My major is Social Sciences and I would like to complete a master's degree in Sociology.

Research Mentor: Dr. Sara Benítez

Rafael Maldonado Hernández     '13

My passion is herpetology.  I am conducting research and I would love to pursue a PhD in this field.

Research Mentor: Dr. Neftalí Ríos

Karla L. Santana González     '11

My major is Social Work.  I will graduate on May 2011 and I will apply for the MSW.  I plan to study either in Puerto Rico or at the University of Central Florida.

Research Mentor: Dr. Carlos Olivo

Christian López Díaz    '12

Christian is a Nursing major who wants to pursue a graduate career in oncology or anesthetics nursing.  He conducts research in nursing, physics and sociology.

Research Mentor: Dr. Abraham Ruiz

Reinaldo Franqui Machín     '12

My major is Microbiology.  I will graduate on May 2012 and I plan to study Cell and Molecular Biology.

Research Mentor: Professor Cedar García

Rey Wilfredo Dieppa Ríos     '12

Rey studies chemistry and likes to conduct research in biochemistry and biophysics.  He also likes interdisciplinary fields of study, such as the chemical anthropology, history of science and philosophy.  Rey has been selected for summer research this 2011 at Notre Dame University.

Research Mentor: Dr. Ezio Fasoli

Verónica Ramírez     '13

My major is chemistry.  I plan to study either in Puerto Rico or in the USA.

Research Mentor: Dr. Fabio Alape

Leslie Ramos Claudio     '13

My major is English.  I love English Literature and I am conducting research on the inclusion of special education students in the ESL classroom.

Research Mentor: Dr. Myrna Ayala Ayala

 

 

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The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate  Achievement Program at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao is funded through TRIO Program Grants received from the United States Department of Education totaling $902,248.00.

 

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Updated Saturday June 18, 2011 11:53:54 AM