Student News

Highlights

Megan Romero, Ph.D. Candidate in the Harrod lab, received "outstanding poster" award at the 16th International Human Retrovirology Conference in Montreal in June 2013.

Fran Brewer, Ph.D. Candidate in the Vogel - Wise lab, received a travel award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to present her research at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, part of the Annual Meeting in Experimental Biology in Boston, April 2013.

Isolina Rossi, Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar in the Vogel - Wise lab, was sponsored through the Hamilton fellowship to present her work at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, part of the Annual Meeting in Experimental Biology in Boston, April 2013.

Shannon Woodruff, Ph.D. Candidate in the Tsarevsky lab received a prestigious and competitive national award in green chemistry http://www.smu.edu/News/2013/shannon-woodruff-16may2013

Kevin J. Bruemmer, Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar in the Lippert lab, received 1st Prize for his research talk titled: "Detection of Peroxynitrite using MRI Probes" at the regional American Chemical Society Meeting at Texas A&M in Commerce.


Graduate Students Involved in CD4 Research

Courtney Follit
2nd year Ph.D. student
B.S. Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Southern Methodist University

James McCormick
2nd year Ph.D. student
B.S. Biology, University of Richmond

Fran Brewer
5th year Ph.D. candidate
B.S. Biology, University of Arlington

Braden Barnett
2nd year Ph.D. student
B.S Biological Sciences, Shriner University

Megan Romeo
5th year Ph.D. candidate
B.S. Biological Sciences, Baylor University
 
Shannon R. Woodruff
4th year Ph.D. candidate
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Cell Biology
 
Yao Zhang
1st year Ph.D. student
M.S Cell Biology, Medical Department, Peking University
B.S. Clinical Medicine, Medical Department, Peking University
 
Stefan Rinaldi
3rd year Ph.D. student
B.S. Biology with Research Option, Gonzaga University

Nithya Joseph
2nd year Ph.D. student
M.Tech Biotechnology -   Sathyabama University, India
B.Tech Biotechnology -   Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

Aditi Nagar
1st year Ph.D. student
M.S. Chemistry University of Houston-Clear Lake
B.S. Biology and Chemistry University of Lucknow
 
Jian Cao
1st year Ph.D. student
M.S. Organic Chemistry, East China Normal University
B.S. Pharmacy, Jiangsu University
 
Sara Merrikhi Haghi
1st year Ph.D. student
Pharm. D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Vidya Pandarinath
6th year Ph.D. candidate
M.S. Biology, P.E.S. College - Bangalore University
B.S. Biology, Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College - Bangalore University


Undergraduate Students Involved in CD4 Research

Tyrell Russell
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Biological Sciences and Mathematics
Hunt Leadership Scholar
Gates Millennium Scholar
Ron Brown Scholar
Physician Scientist Training Program

Meredith Oshrain
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Biochemistry and Economics
Provost Scholar

Collette Marchesseault
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Biochemistry, Mathematics minor 
President's Scholar 
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar, Spring 2014

Isolina Rossi
Senior
Expected B.S. Biology, Chemistry, Russian Area Studies Minor
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar Spring 2013 
Undergraduate Research Assistant Summer 2012
 
Ketetha Olengue
Junior
Expected B.S. Computer Science with Pre-Med Specialization
President's Scholar
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar

Stephen Christopher Wheelis
Senior
Expected B.S. Biology, Chemistry Minor
Dedman College Scholar
Undergraduate Research Assistant Summer 2013
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar

Anne-Sophie Simard
Senior
Expected B.S. Biological Sciences, Spanish, Chemistry Minor
President's Scholar
Undergraduate Research Assistant Summer 2013
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar

Aya Mouhaffel
Junior 
Expected B.S. Biological Sciences 
Dedman scholar
Provost scholar

Damilola Salako
Senior
Expected B.S. Biology, B.A. English, Mathematics Minor 
President's Scholar 
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar

Yazen Abusad
Senior 
Expected B.S. Biochemistry, Psychology Minor 
Engaged Learning

Charles Wysocki
Senior
Expected B.S. Biology, B.A. Chemistry, Economics minor
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar
Engaged Learning 

Ryan Koops
Senior
Expected B.S. Biology
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar

David Ahumada
Freshman
Expected B.S. Biology

Katriana Simmon
Freshman
Expected B.S. Biology

Feliza Vidauri
Freshman
Expected B.S. Biology

Kaley El-Arab
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Chemistry and Math

Anish Patel
Expected B.S. Chemistry and Math
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar
Engaged Learning
 
Kevin J. Bruemmer
Junior
Expected B.S. Chemistry
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar
Provost Scholar
Lazenby Scholar
Engaged Learning

Katherine M. Krenek
Senior
Expected B.S. Engineering
Engineering Fellows Scholar
SMU Distinguished Scholar

Christina T. Lollar
Junior
Expected B.S. Biochemistry        
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar
President's Scholar
Engaged Learning

Eugene Kim
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Chemistry
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar

Ken Zon
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Chemistry

Daehee Kim
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Chemistry

Arayana Esmali
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Chemistry

Sarah Siddiqui
Sophomore
Expected B.S. Chemistry


Volunteers Involved in CD4 Research

Amila Nanayakkara
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

High school students Involved in CD4 Research

Yibo (Tom) Yang
Bishop Lynch High School
 
Ria Chhabra
Plano High School


Undergraduate students previously involved in CD4 research

Kimberly Mendoza, 2013
Kimberly received degrees in Chemistry, Biology, and Spanish
Hamilton Undergraduate scholar
Dedman College outstanding senior 2013

Kimberly presented at the DFW section of the American Chemical Society and the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society held in New Orleans in April. Her latter talk was sponsored by the Hamilton Undergraduate Foundation. She published 3 papers in chemical journals and 1 paper each in biological and anthropological journals.

Kimberly is currently pursuing a M.D./Ph.D. program involving two different colleges, namely M.D. at Galveston Medical School and Ph.D. degree at Rice. This is indeed unique.


Khalil Chamseddin, 2013
B.S. in Biology
Departmental Distinction 
Departmental Research Award 
Hamilton Undergraduate Scholar
First author on a publication

Khalil is presently enrolled at UTSW Med School. 
 
 
Claire Coogan, 2013
B.S. in Biochemistry
Departmental Distinction
Departmental Research Award
Hamilton Research Scholar
Engaged Learning Award
Second author on a publication

Claire is currently Ph.D. student in Chemistry at Rice. 
 
Jacob Fleming
Biology Major
Hamilton Scholar
Enrolled at Vanderbilt Medical School.

Alex Rodriguez
Biomed Engineering
Enrolled at UT Southwestern Medical School.

Alex Gupta
Biomed Engineering
Enrolled at UT Medical Branch, Galveston.

Hiba Ibad
Biology Major
Followed her semester in the CD4 lab with a successful SURF program application at UT Southwestern Medical School and then a successful Richter Fellowship. She is applying to medical school this year.

Sarah Jaffar
Biology Major
Followed her semester in the CD4 lab with a successful application to the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program at Vanderbilt University. She is applying to medical school this year.

 
Mariam Hanif
Biology Major
Enrolled at UNT Medical Center (Osteopathic Medicine).

Nadia Bahrammnejad
Biology Major
She is applying to dental school this year.