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Aaron Banks - MARC Program (1994-Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, 1996-Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science) Aaron graduated from the University of California-Los Angeles, School of Medicine (pediatric cardiology) and completed his residency at East Carolina University in North Carolina. He recently accepted a position with the Children's Heart Institute in Northern Virginia. (May 2006)Aaron Banks-MARC Program
Tara Blake - Summer IRTA (2003-Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, 2004-Laboratory of Immunology)
Tara graduated Loyola College in Maryland in 2004. She is currently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, Immunology Graduate Program. (Dec. 2004)
Tara Blake-Summer IRTA
Stacey Bridges - MARC Program (2003-Molecular Dynamics Section)
Stacey graduated from Morgan State University in May 2004 and is attending a 2-year Postbac Research Education Program (PREP) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research is focused on "border cell migration defects in drosophila ovaries." She plans to apply to graduate school in fall 2005. (Dec. 2004)
Stacey Bridges-MARC Program
Christopher Cabello - MARC Program (2003-Laboratory of Clinical Investigation)
Chris graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2004. He is currently at the University of Michigan in the Chemistry Graduate Program. (Feb. 2005)
Christopher Cabello-MARC Program
Shamika Danzy - Summer IRTA (2003-Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2004-Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology) Shamika is currently finishing her Masters degree in Molecular/Cell Biology. She will start working on her Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology in the fall of 2005 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. (Jan. 2005)Shamika Danzy-Summer IRTA
Fernando Gomez - MARC Program (2004-Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology)
Fernando graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2004. He has been accepted into the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate Program where he will work in Dr. Schiestl's laboratory on DNA damage via deletions. (March 2005)
Fernando Gomez-MARC Program
Shalandus Harris - MARC Program (2004-Laboratory of Clinical Investigation) Shalandus graduated from Tennessee State University at Nashville. She will be pursuing a degree in Forensic Science in the Master's Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the fall of 2006. (August 2006)Shalandus Harris-Summer IRTA
Kyle J. Hewitt - Summer IRTA (2004 and 2005-Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology) Kyle graduated from The Colorado College in 2005 with a B.A. in Biology. He completed a Postbac IRTA fellowship in NIA's Laboratory of Immunology with Dr. Ashani Weeraratna. He is enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Tufts University's Sackler School. (August 2006)Kyle Hewitt-Summer IRTA
Adrien Janvier - Summer IRTA (1993 and 1994-Laboratory of Biological Chemistry) Adrien graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1996 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at New York University with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Molecular Virology. He is currently a Junior Resident in the Internal Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.(August 2006)Adrien Janvier-Summer IRTA
Ivy Krystal Jones - Summer IRTA (2002-Laboratory of Clinical Investigation)
Ivy graduated from Roosevelt University in May 2003 with her Master's degree in Biotechnology and Chemical Sciences. She is currently at Hampton University in Virginia working on her second Master's degree in Optical Physics: solid-state, preparing to enter the biophotonic industry. (Feb. 2005)
Ivy Krystal Jones-Summer IRTA
Yuri Kruman - Summer IRTA (2001-Laboratory of Neurosciences)
Yuri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience and Physiology at New York University Medical School. (Jan. 2005)
Yuri Kruman-Summer IRTA
George Kuo, M.D. - Summer IRTA (2001-Laboratory of Clinical Investigation)
George graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2004 and is completing his Residency in Radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. (Dec. 2004)
George Kuo-Summer IRTA
Dionne R. Morris - MARC Program (2002-Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology)
Dionne graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is a Doctoral Graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jan. 2005)
Dionne R. Morris-MARC Program
Patrice E. Moss - MARC Program (2002 and 2003-Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology)
Patrice graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in May 2003. She is currently a Ph.D. student in her second year in the Department of Biochemistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. (Jan. 2005)
Patrice Moss-MARC Program
Christopher Schaupp - Summer IRTA (2002-Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology)
Chris graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He is a chemist with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, working in the Microarray Research Facility in Bethesda, Maryland. (Jan. 2005)
Christopher Schaupp-Summer IRTA
Janelle St. Louis - MARC Program (2003-Laboratory of Neurosciences)
Janelle graduated from Hampton University and is attending Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she is working on her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. (Dec. 2004)
Janelle St. Louis-MARC Program
Michael Wade - MARC Program (2003-Laboratory of Immunology)
Michael graduated from CUNY-Brooklyn College in New York in 2004. He is currently a Postbac IRTA Fellow in NIA's Laboratory of Immunology, working with mentor, Dr. Ashani T. Weeraratna, on "Wnt5a's role in the signaling pathway(s) of melanoma (a form of skin cancer)." (Feb. 2005)
Michael Wade-MARC Program
Summer Program Alumni: We hope to hear from more of our alumni. Please send a brief description of where you are and what you are doing now. Recent photographs are welcome. Send your info to:
Arlene Jackson, NIA IRP Recruitment Specialist
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