Alumni News

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Congratulations to RISE Program alumni admitted to academic doctoral programs since the start of the program in 1999.

These, and alumni from the previous MBRS Program, have authored or co-authored more than 100 biomedical research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Name

CSU

Graduate School

Ph.D. awarded

Class

Degree

Cynthia Aku-Leh

2000

B.S. physics

Ph.D. physics, University of Michigan admitted ‘01. PhD degree awarded ‘06

2006

Shannon Allen

2005 2007

B.S. biology M.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in biology at Northwestern University, admitted, fall 2007.

 

Sherise Borum

2002

B.S. biology

Ph.D. program in biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign admitted, fall ‘03

 

Robert Bowers

2006

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. program in chemistry at Marquette University, started, fall 2006.

 

Alan Burts

2010

B.S. chemistry

PREP program Caltech, California, 2010; Ph.D. Program in chemistry at MIT, enrolled fall 2011.

 

Geraldine Cochran

2004

B.S. physics

Ph.D. program in physics education research at Florida International University, enrolled fall 2007.

2013

Latisha Cole

2005

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. Program in chemistry at Ohio State University, enrolled fall 2005.

 

Booker Davis

2007

B.S. biology

MS degree in biology, Rush University, Chicago, 2011. Enrolled in the Rush University biology Ph.D. program for the fall, 2012.

 

Cynthia Daniels

2000

biology MS

Ph.D. biology, Northwestern University, admitted 2001. PhD degree awarded 2007.

2007

Alfred Diggs

2003 2005

B.S. biology M.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in biology, Purdue Univ. enrolled fall ‘05. PhD degree awarded 2011.

2011

Taneka Douglas

2003

B.S. biology

Admitted to IGP PhD program at Northwestern University, fall 2007

 

Adrienne Eastland

2008

B.S. chemistry

Bridge to the Ph.D. Program with Northwestern University, admitted fall, 2008. Merck Scholar, 2007/8. Admitted to the Ph.D. Program in biology at Northwestern for the fall, 2009.

 

Precious Edmonds

2012

B.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in biology at Georgia Tech.,admitted fall, 2012.

 

Zandra Floyd

2008

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. chemistry program at Illinois Institute of Technology, admitted fall, 2008.

 

Pablo Guzman

2007

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. Program in organic chemistry at Emory University, admitted fall of 2007. PhD degree awarded 2013.

2013

Jeremy Harrison

2004

B.S. physics

Ph.D. program in physics at Case Western Reserve, admitted fall, 2007.

 

Tyvette Hilliard

2007

B.S. biology & chemistry

Ph.D. medicinal chemistry program at University of Illinois at Chicago, admitted fall, 2007. Ph.D. degree awarded 2012.

2012

Crystalann Jones-Thompson

2008

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. chemistry program at University of Illinois at Chicago, admitted fall, 2008.

 

Dametria Jetters

2010

B.S. biology

Ph.D. biochemistry and cell biology program at SUNY Stony Brook, admitted, fall 2010.

 

Nicole Jones

2005

B.S. biology

Ph.D. program in anatomy and cell biology at U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, admitted fall, 2006. Ph.D. degree awarded 2011.

2011

Brian Leverson

2010

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. biochemistry program at Loyola University of Chicago, admitted fall, 2012.

 

Ikenna Madueke

2007

B.S. biology

M.D./Ph.D. program at U. of Illinois at Chicago, admitted fall, 2007.

 

Kellen Marshall

2008

B.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, U. of Illinois at Chicago, admitted, fall, 2009.

 

Diana Mayweather

2004

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. program in biochemistry, Northwestern University admitted fall, 2004.

2012

Mazvita Maziveyi

2012

B.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in biology at Louisiana State University, accepted for the fall, 2012.

 

Gilbert Mbah

2010

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. program in chemistry at University of Nebraska admitted fall, 2011.

 

Joshua Meyer

2013

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. program in chemistry at Loyola University Chicago admitted fall, 2013.

 

Angenee Milton

2004

B.S. biology

Bridge to the Ph.D. Program with Northwestern University, admitted fall, 2004; Ph.D. program in biology, U. of Illinois at Chicago, admitted, fall, 2006.

 

Diane Monsivais

2008

M.S. biology

Ph.D. program in biology at Northwestern University, admitted fall, 2008.

2013

NIkki Nwani

2007

B.S. biology

LIfe Sciences Ph.D. PREP program at the University of Chicago, admitted fall, 2007. Enrolled Northwestern University biology Ph.D. program, fall, 2008.

 

George Pates

2001

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. program in analytical chemistry at Purdue University admitted fall ‘03. PhD degree awarded 2012.

2012

Eboni Perkins

2004

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. Program in chemistry at Southern Illinois University, admitted fall, 2004.

 
Tina Perkins

2007

2012

B.S biology

M.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, U. of Illinois at Chicago, admitted, fall, 2012.  

Jeanie Ramos

2007

M.S. biology

Ph.D. Program in biology at the University of California - Santa Cruz, admitted fall, 2007.

 

Juan Reyes

2006

M.S. biology

Admitted to the IBIS Ph.D. program at Northwestern University, fall, 2006.

2011

Yana Rosales

2004

B.S. biology

LS-AMP Bridge to the Ph.D. Program at Southern Illinois University, admitted fall, 2004. Completed M.S. degree in geosciences, 2005.

 

Stephen Smith

2002

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. program in chemistry at Northwestern University started fall ’03. PhD degree awarded 2012.

2012

LaNiece Thomas

2004

B.S. chemistry

Ph.D. chemistry program, Loyola University of Chicago, admitted, fall, 2005.

 

Tim Vanderleest

2007

B.S. physics

Ph.D. program in physics at Utah State University, admitted fall, 2007.

 

Noelle Wakefield

2006

B.S. biology

IBIS Ph.D. program at Northwestern University, admitted fall, 2006.

 

Lassandra Walker

2001

B.S. biology

PhD program in Public Health at U. of Illinois-Chicago, started ‘06

 

Emlah Yosimbom

2006

B.S. biology

Ph.D./Pharm. D. program at Ohio State University, admitted fall 2006.

 

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cynthia akuleh Shannon Allen sherise borum alan burts
geraldine cochran latisha cole booker davis cynthia daniels
alfres diggs taneka douglas adrienne eastland precious edmonds
zandra floyd pablo guzman tyvette hilliard crystalann jones thompson
dametria jetters nicole jones brian leverson ikenna madueke
mazvita maziveyi gilbert mbah joshua meyer angenee milton
diane monsivais nikki nwani george pates eboni perkins
tina perkins jeanie ramos juan reyes yana rosales
stephen smith laniece thomas tim vanderleest noelle wakefield
       

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