MARC Travel Awards Announced for Experimental Biology 2014

April 01, 2014
Bethesda, MD – FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Experimental Biology 2014 (EB 2014) meeting in San Diego, CA from April 24-30, 2014. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at EB 2014.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 149 awards totaling $275,650.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of students, postdocs, faculty and research scientists from underrepresented groups engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/FASEB (Poster/Platform Presenter)

  • Amma Addai, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
  • Barbara Alcaraz Silva, University of California, Irvine [ASBMB member]
  • Judith Alonzo, Cornell University [ASBMB member]
  • Christine Amuzie, Johns Hopkins University [ASBMB member]
  • Alexander Calderon, Case Western Reserve University [ASBMB member]
  • Andrea Flores, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
  • Michael Hinton, Virginia Commonwealth University [ASBMB member]
  • Denishia McIntosh, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
  • Ouma Onguka, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute [ASBMB member]
  • Tarianna Stewart-Hutto, Morehouse School of Medicine [ASBMB member]
  • Julian Velez, Montclair State University [ASBMB member]
  • Nancy Villa, University of California, Davis [ASBMB member]
  • Treniqka Walters, Meharry Medical College [ASBMB member]
  • Kirkland Wilson, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine [ASBMB member]

American Society for Investigative Pathology/FASEB
(Poster/Platform Presenters)

  • Angel Byrd, Brown University [ASIP member]
  • Tamara Feliciano, Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh-UPMC [ASIP member]
  • Nicole Fleming, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [ASIP member]
  • Courtney Johnson, Brown University [ASIP member]
  • Jacqueline Jones, University of Michigan [ASIP member]
  • Lantz Mackey, University of North Carolina [ASIP member]

American Society for Nutrition/FASEB
(Poster/Platform Presenters)

  • Jessica Alvarez, Emory University School of Medicine [ASN member]
  • Jacqueline Bergman, University of California, Davis [ASN member]
  • Michelle Cardel, University of Colorado, Denver [ASN member]
  • Shawntawnee Collins, Pennsylvania State University [ASN member]
  • Kolin Ebron, University of Connecticut [ASN member]
  • Marcus Elam, Florida State University [ASN member]
  • Melissa Guzman, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center [ASN member]
  • Jennifer Jones, Emory University [ASN member]
  • Tashara Leak, University of Minnesota [ASN member]
  • Monique LeMieux, Texas Tech University [ASN member]
  • Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, Oregon State University [ASN member]
  • Tania Torchon, University of Tennessee [ASN member]
  • Faith Umoh, University of Michigan [ASN member]
  • Bryan Wilson, Wake Forest School of Medicine [ASN member]
  • Breanne Wright, Purdue University [ASN member]

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics/FASEB
(Poster/Platform Presenters)

  • Garrett Ainslie, University of North Carolina [ASPET member]
  • Karla Claudio-Campos, University of Puerto Rico, MSC [ASPET member]
  • Centdrika Dates, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences [ASPET member]
  • Lincoln Edwards, University of Texas [ASPET member]
  • Kelly Harris, Meharry Medical College [ASPET member]
  • Nzinga Mack, Florida A&M University [ASPET member]
  • Fernando Moura, The University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio [ASPET member]
  • Dennis Okumu, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [ASPET member]
  • Heather Snell, University of North Texas Health Science Center [ASPET member]
  • Louisa Torres, Stony Brook University [ASPET member]

FASEB MARC Program (Poster/Platform Presenters)

  • Maryam Agharahimi, Florida A&M University
  • Nicolas Aguirre, University of California, Davis [APS Member]
  • Patrick Akande, Medgar Evers College
  • Stephanie Bonilla, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Shyretha Brown, Tennessee State University
  • Aria Byrd, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Shellyann Clarke-Lambert, Medgar Evers College
  • Sarah Deemer, Texas Woman’s University [ASN Member]
  • Angela De Leon, University of California, Davis [ASN Member]
  • Madeline Espinera, The University of Arizona [APS Member]
  • Jody-Ann Facey, Skidmore College
  • Ashley Guillory, University of Texas Medical Branch [ASPET Member]
  • Ronee Harvey, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine [APS Member]
  • Jennifer Hernandez, Georgia State University
  • Addy Jean Louis, Medgar Evers College
  • Marquita Johnson, Florida A&M University [ASIP Member]
  • Kisha LaFleur, Medgar Evers College
  • Matthew Larkin, University of Alabama [APS Member]
  • Tenee Lopez, University of Houston [ASPET Member]
  • Kristina Martinez, University of Chicago [ASN Member]
  • Luis Martinez, University of Houston [ASPET Member]
  • Sadchla Mathieu, Medgar Evers College
  • Anberitha Matthews, Mississippi State University
  • Jorge Navarro, University of Texas, Pan American [ASN Member]
  • Peterson Monestime, Florida A&M University
  • Michelle Mosley, University of Hawaii at Manoa [ASN Member]
  • Darrice Montgomery, Clark Atlanta University
  • Ricardo Paez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kesa Randell, Florida A&M University [ASPET Member]
  • Karl Rodriguez, University of Texas HSC San Antonio [APS Member]
  • Jenaye Robinson, Texas Southern University [ASPET Member]
  • Inevy Seguinot Tarafa, Ponce School of Medicine
  • Maria Serrano, Baylor College of Dentistry [AAA Member]
  • Temitope Shoneye, Medgar Evers College
  • Kedra Wallace, University of Mississippi Medical Center [APS Member]
  • Mashhood Wani, University of Maryland, Baltimore College [ASPET Member]
  • Venus Welch-White, Tuskegee University [ASN Member]
  • Chantel Wiley, Florida A&M University
  • Diana Zamora, St. Mary’s University [ASBMB]

FASEB MARC Program (Faculty/Mentor and Students/Mentees)

    • Suheil Cruz Rivera, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
    • Yadmarie Rivera Torres, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

  • Dr. Anser Azim, Chicago State University [APS Member]
    • Terry Murungi, Chicago State University
    • Abdelrahim Giragandi, Chicago State University

    • Maili Huck, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Samantha De Leon, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Dr. Jameela Banu, University of Texas Pan American [ASN Member]
    • Robert Salazar, University of Texas Pan American
    • Jovan Garcia, University of Texas Pan American

    • Cecilia Gamboa, University of Texas at El Paso
    • Seth Beltran, University of Texas at El Paso

  • Dr. Cynthia Cardona Custodio, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
    • Susan Cruz Gonzalez, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
    • Michelle Gutierrez Resto, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo

  • Dr. William Carr, Medgar Evers College
    • Ahmed Nuhar, Medgar Evers College
    • Alonzo Toney, Medgar Evers College

  • Dr. Margaret Carroll, Medgar Evers College [ASBMB Member]
    • A.C. Everard Saunders, Medgar Evers College
    • Darlene Sylvain, Medgar Evers College

    • Jocelyn Rivera, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

    • Christina Patel, Chicago State University
    • Nunmula Mazhari, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Nadeem Fazal, Chicago State University [APS Member]
    • Hai Wang, Chicago State University
    • Thanh Tuyen Do, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Georges Haddad, Howard University [APS Member]
    • Miara Jeffress, Howard University [APS Member]
    • Nsini Umoh, Howard University [APS Member]

  • Dr. Thomas Landefeld, California State University, Dominguez Hills [TES Member]
    • Liliana Delaguila, California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • Dr. George King, University of Texas at El Paso [APS Member]
    • Dominic Ramos, University of Texas at El Paso [ACSM Member]
    • Daniel Galvez, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Dr. Corina Maeder, Texas State University [ASBMB Member]
    • Cody Hernandez, Texas State University

  • Dr. Evangeline Motley-Johnson, Meharry Medical College [APS Member]
    • Jane Mantey, Meharry Medical College [ASPET Member]

  • Dr. Mohammad Newaz, Chicago State University [APS Member]
    • Janelle Sulaiman, Chicago State University
    • Lina Kishta, Chicago State University

  • Dr. Ya Fatou Njie-Mbye, Texas Southern University [ASPET Member]
    • Oluwaseyi Fasiku, Texas Southern University
    • Anita Okpobiri, University of Texas [ASPET Member]

  • Dr. Sunny Ohia, Texas Southern University [ASPET Member]
    • Olivia Nguyen, Texas Southern University
    • Esther Okoro, Texas Southern University

  • Dr. Catherina Opere, Creighton University [ASPET Member]
    • Leah Mitchell, Texas Southern University [ASPET Member]

  • Dr. Cristina Palacios, University of Puerto Rico, MSC [ASN Member]
    • Andrea Lopez-Cepero, University of Puerto Rico, MSC [ASN Member]

    • Casierra Cruz, University of Guam

    • Christian Torrench-Santos, University of Puerto Rico, RPC

  • Dr. Titus Reaves, Medical University of South Carolina [ASIP Member]
    • Austin Gray, Citadel College
    • Jada Suber, Presbyterian College

  • Dr. Dereck Skeete, Medgar Evers College
    • Jarreau Harrison, Medgar Evers College
    • Isaac Beaubrun, Medgar Evers College

  • Dr. Tracy Womble, Florida A&M University
    • Rashaad Joseph, Florida A&M University
    • Nicolas Donosco, Florida A&M University
    • Cameron Cox, Florida A&M University
    • Kedna Tanis, Florida A&M University

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