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NSCP Scholars

2019 - 2020 NSCP Scholars

Bouthillier, Katelyn
Katelyn Elyse Bouthillier
William Peace University

Major: Senior/Biology
Research PI/Mentor: Shepherd Schurman, M.D.
Cadena, Iris Salswach
Iris Salswach Cadena
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Biological Sciences-Human Biology
Research Mentor: Ciro Amato, Ph.D.
Research PI: Humphrey Yao, Ph.D.
Chapman, Margaret
Margaret Chapman
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Biological Sciences – Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology
Research Mentor: Gabe Knudsen, Ph.D.
Research PI: Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S
Gay, Naudia
Naudia Gay
St. Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Biology
Research Mentor: Leslie Wilson, Ph.D.
Research PI: Patricia Jensen, Ph.D.
Goldstein, Samuel
Samuel Jacob Goldstein
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Environmental Health Science
Research Mentor: Symielle Gaston, Ph.D., M.P.H
Research PI: Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., M.S.
Haque, Maira
Maira Haque
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/Biology – Human Biology
Research Mentor: Cassandra Hayne, Ph.D.
Research PI: Robin Stanley, Ph.D.
Horng, James
James Horng
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Chemistry and Nutrition
Research Mentor: Andrew Sikkema, Ph.D.
Research PI: Traci Hall, Ph.D.
Lauten, Tatlock
Tatlock Hursey Lauten
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Biology – Molecular and Cellular
Research PI/Mentor: Jean Harry, Ph.D.
Arianna Y. Lawrence
Arianna Lawrence
North Carolina Central University

NSCP-SOT Scholar
Major: Senior/Biological and Biomedical Science
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Phan, Trina
Trina Phuong Phan
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/Genetics
Research PI/Mentor: Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D.
Taylor, Tatianna
Tatianna Taylor
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/Biological and Biomedical Science
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Van-Gorder, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Van-Gorder
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil

Major: Junior/Biology
Research Mentor: Florencia Pascual, Ph.D.
Research PI: Natalie Shaw, M.D., M.M.Sc.

2018 - 2019 NSCP Scholars

Yasmine Hossamy
Yasmine Hossamy
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/Biology
Research Mentor: Irina Evsyukova, Ph.D.
Research PI: Patricia Jensen, Ph.D.
Best Presentation: Summer Connection Presentation
Suzanna Catherine Kafer
Suzanna Catherine Kafer
North Carolina State University

Outstanding Scholar 2019
Major: Junior/Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Steven Wu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Francesco J. Demayo, Ph.D.
Honorable Mention: Fall Connection Presentation
Arianna Y. Lawrence
Arianna Lawrence
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/Biological and Biomedical Science
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Stephanie Leeann Lola
Stephanie Leeann Lola
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Microbiology – Microbial Health Science
Research PI/Mentor: Roel Schaaper, Ph.D.
Honorable Mention: Spring Connection Presentation
La'Tricha Parks
La'Tricha Parks
St. Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Engineering Math
Research PI/Mentor: Lalith Perera, Ph.D.
Kasey Nicole Pots
Kasey Nicole Potts
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/Biological Sciences – Integrative physiology and neurobiology
Research PI/Mentor: Jesse Cushman, Ph.D.
Best Presentation: Fall Connection Presentation
Tanya Qureshi
Tanya Qureshi
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Quantitative Biology/Neuroscience
Research Mentor: Florencia Pascual, Ph.D.
Research PI: Natalie Shaw, M.D., M.M.Sc.
Mackenzie Roberts
Mackenzie Roberts
Duke University

Outstanding Scholar 2019
Major: Senior/Neurobiology
Research PI/Mentor: Jean Harry, Ph.D.
Best Presentation: Spring Connection Presentation
Tanner Russ
Tanner Russ
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/Microbiology – Microbial Health Science
Research PI/Mentor: Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D.
Honorable Mention: Summer Connection Presentation
Hannah Elisabeth Schrader
Hannah Elisabeth Schrader
North Carolina State University

Honorable Mention: Outstanding Scholar 2019
Major: Senior/Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Research PI/Mentor: Shepherd Schurman, M.D.

2017 - 2018 NSCP Scholars

Simrat Arora
Simrat Arora
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Biology
Research PI/Mentor: Lalith Perera, Ph.D.
Honorable Mention: Fall Connection Presentation
Angeliz Rivera Conception
Angeliz Rivera Conception
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/Biology/Pre-Dental
Research PI/Mentor: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Savan Gandhi
Savan Gandhi
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Steven Wu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Francesco J. Demayo, Ph.D.
Kshitij Kumar
Kshitij Kumar
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/Environmental Science
Research PI/Mentor: Suzzane Fenton, Ph.D.
Aakash Mehta
Aakash Mehta
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Environmental Health Biology
Research Mentor: Vandy Parron, Ph.D., M.S.
Research PI: Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Best Presenter: Spring Connection Presentation
Akira Min
Akira Min
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Biology, Physics
Research Mentor: Juhee Haam, Ph.D.
Research PI: Jerrel Yakel, Ph.D.
Janiece Morgan
Janiece Morgan
Duke University

Major: Senior/Neuroscience
Research Mentor: Natale Sciolino, Ph.D.
Research PI: Patricia Jensen, Ph.D.
Best Presenter: Summer Connection Presentation
Honorable Mention: Spring Connection Presentation
Caroline Brock Reed
Caroline Brock Reed
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Senior/Environmental Health Sciences and engineering
Research PI/Mentor: Jean Harry, Ph.D.
Dhruv Sankar
Dhruv Sankar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Outstanding Scholar 2018
Major: Senior/Biomedical Health Sciences and engineering
Research PI/Mentor: Shepherd Schurman, M.D.
Best Presenter: Fall Connection Presentation
Malika Wood
Malika Wood
St. Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Biology
Research PI/Mentor: Negin Martin, Ph.D.

2016 - 2017 NSCP Scholars

Jaisal Amin
Jaisal Amin
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Biological Sciences: Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology
Research Mentor:
Natale Sciolino, Ph.D.
Research PI:
 Patricia Jensen, Ph.D.
Allison Lewis
Allison Lewis
North Carolina Central University

Major: Junior/Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research PI/Mentor: Negin Martin, Ph.D.
Maura K. Schwartz
Maura K. Schwartz
North Carolina State University

Returning Scholar
Major: Senior/Genetics
Research PI/Mentor: Shepherd Schurman, M.D.

2015 - 2016 NSCP Scholars

Alanna D. Burwell
Alanna D. Burwell
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/Biology
Research Mentors: Linda Yu, Ph.D., & Yitang Yan, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Maura K. Schwartz
Maura K. Schwartz
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/Genetics
Research PI/Mentor: Shepherd Schurman, M.D.
Lucas A. van Gorder
Lucas A. van Gorder
North Carolina State University

Outstanding Scholar 2016
Major: Senior/Genetics
Research PI/Mentor: Negin P. Martin, Ph.D.
Porscha L. Walton
Porscha L. Walton
St. Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Public Health
Research Mentor: Kembra L. Howdeshell, Ph.D.
Research PI:
Kris Thayer, Ph.D.
Carri Murphy
Carri C. Murphy
North Carolina Central University

Returning Scholar
Major: Senior/Pharma Science
Research Mentor: Daniel Menendez, Ph.D.
Research PI: Michael Resnick, Ph.D.

2014 - 2015 NSCP Scholars

Brianda Elzey
Brianda M. Elzey
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Chemistry
Research Mentor: Natasha Clayton
Research PI: Ronald Herbert, Ph.D.
Nichole Flynn
Nichole M. Flynn
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Ruben Orihuela, Ph.D.
Research PI: Jean Harry, Ph.D.
DeAsia Lewis
Deasia L. Lewis
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Junior/Biology
Research Mentor: Natalie Ren, Ph.D.
Research PI: Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Aaron Manning
Aaron K. Manning
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Junior/Public Health
Research PI/Mentor: Geoffrey Mueller, Ph.D.
Carri Murphy
Carri C. Murphy
North Carolina Central University

Oustanding Scholar 2015
Major: Senior/Pharma Science
Research Mentor: Daniel Menendez, Ph.D.
Research PI: Michael Resnick, Ph.D.
Nicole Sciortino
Nicole L. Sciortino
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Chemistry
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.

2013 - 2014 NSCP Scholars

Kate Blatchford
Katelyn V. Blatchford
North Carolina State University

Major: Senior/Nutrition Science
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Mia Burks
Mia A. Burks
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Public Health
Research Mentor: Pierre Bushel, Ph.D.
Research PI: Clarice Weinberg, Ph.D.
Brittany Dunigan
Brittany D. Dunigan
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Senior/ Biology
Research Mentor: Julie Horton, Ph.D.
Research PI: Sam Wilson, Ph.D.
Ashley Kang
Ashley A. Kang
North Carolina State University

Major: Junior/ Polymer and Color Chemistry
Research Mentor: Metukuri Mallik, Ph.D.
Research PI: Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Melissa Kerr
Melissa A. Kerr
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/ Chemistry
Research Mentor: Vandy Parron, M.S.
Research PI: Stavros Grantziotis, Ph.D.
Kacey McHoney
Kacey R. McHoney
Saint Augustine's University

Returning Scholar
Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Matthew Edin, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darryl Zeldin, M.D.
Toyosi Oyelowo
Olutoyosi O. Oyelowo
University of North Carolina

Major: Environmental Health Science
Research Mentor: Ruben Orihuela, Ph.D.
Research PI: Jean Harry, Ph.D.
Jennifer Plair
Jennifer A. Plair
Saint Augustine’s University

Returning Scholar
Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.

2012 - 2013 NSCP Scholars

Michael Lekwuwa
Michael N. Lekwuwa
North Carolina Central University

Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Laura Wharey
Research PI: Kevin Gerrish, Ph.D.
Kacey McHoney
Kacey R. McHoney
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Matthew Edin, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darryl Zeldin, M.D.
Charles Okehukwu
Charles Okechukwu
North Carolina Central University

Major: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Mentor: Ruben Orihuela, Ph.D.
Research PI: Jean Harry, Ph.D.
Jennifer Plair
Jennifer A. Plair
Saint Augustine’s University

Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research PI: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Malcolm Richbourg
Malcolm B. Richbourg
Saint Augustine’s University

Major: Public Health
Research Mentors: Heather Franco, Ph.D. & Karina Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Research PI: Humphrey Yao, Ph.D.
Brandon Williams
Brandon T. Williams
North Carolina State University

Major: Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Tracy Clement, Ph.D.
Research PI: Mitch Eddy, Ph.D.
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