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NSCP Scholars

2018 - 2019 NSCP Scholars

Yasmine Hossamy
Yasmine Hossamy
North Carolina State University

yasmine.hossamy@nih.gov
Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Dr. Irina Evsyukova
Research P.I.: Dr. Patricia Jensen
Suzanna Catherine Kafer
Suzanna Catherine Kafer
North Carolina State University

suzzi.kafer@nih.gov
Major: Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Dr. Steven Wu
Research P.I.: Dr. Francesco J. Demayo
Arianna Y. Lawrence
Arianna Lawrence
North Carolina Central University

arianna.lawrence@nih.gov
Major: Biological and Biomedical Science
Research Mentor: Dr. Linda Yu
Research P.I.: Dr. Darlene Dixon
Stephanie Leeann Lola
Stephanie Leeann Lola
North Carolina State University

stephanie.lola@nih.gov
Major: Microbiology – Microbial Health Science
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Roel Schaper
La'Tricha Parks
La'Tricha Parks
St. Augustine's University

la'tricha.parks@nih.gov
Major: Engineering Math
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Lalith Perera
Kasey Nicole Pots
Kasey Nicole Pots
North Carolina State University

kasey.potts@nih.gov
Major: Biological Sciences – Integrative physiology and neurobiology
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Jesse Cushman
Tanya Qureshi
Tanya Qureshi
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

tanya.qureshi@nih.gov
Major: Quantitative Biology/Neuroscience
Research Mentor: Dr. Florencia Pascual
Research P.I.: Dr. Natalie Shaw
Mackenzie Roberts
Mackenzie Roberts
Duke University

mackenzie.roberts@nih.gov
Major: Neurobiology
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Jean Henry
Tanner Russ
Tanner Russ
North Carolina State University

tanner.russ@nih.gov
Major: Microbiology – Microbial Health Science
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Suzanne Fenton
Hannah Elisabeth Schrader
Hannah Elisabeth Schrader
North Carolina State University

hannah.schrader@nih.gov
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Shepherd Schurman

2017 - 2018 NSCP Scholars

Simrat Arora
Simrat Arora
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

simrat.arora@nih.gov
Major: Biology
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Lalith Perera
Honorable Mention: Fall Connection Presentation
Angeliz Rivera Conception
Angeliz Rivera Conception
North Carolina Central University

angeliz.rivera-concepcion@nih.gov
Major: Biology/Pre-Dental
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Darlene Dixon
Savan Gandhi
Savan Gandhi
North Carolina State University

savan.gandhi@nih.gov
Major: Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Dr. Steven Wu
Research P.I.: Dr. Francesco J. Demayo
Kshitij Kumar
Kshitij Kumar
North Carolina Central University

kshitij.Kumar@nih.gov
Major: Environmental Science
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Suzzane Fenton
Aakash Mehta
Aakash Mehta
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

aakash.mehta@nih.gov
Major: Environmental Health Biology
Research Mentor: Dr. Vandy Parron
Research P.I.: Dr. Stavros Garantziotis
Best Presenter: Spring Connection Presentation
Akira Min
Akira Min
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

aki.min@nih.gov
Major: Biology, Physics
Research Mentor: Dr. Juhee Haam
Research P.I.: Dr. Jerrel Yakel
Janiece Morgan
Janiece Morgan
Duke University

janiece.morgan@nih.gov
Major: Neuroscience
Research Mentor: Dr. Natale Sciolino
Research P.I.: Dr. Patricia Jensen
Best Presenter: Summer Connection Presentation
Honorable Mention: Spring Connection Presentation
Caroline Brock Reed
Caroline Brock Reed
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

caroline.reed2@nih.gov
Major: Environmental Health Sciences and engineering
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Jean Harry
Dhruv Sankar
Dhruv Sankar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

dhruv.shankar@nih.gov
Major: Biomedical Health Sciences and engineering
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Shepherd Schurman
Best Presenter: Fall Connection Presentation
Malika Wood
Malika Wood
St. Augustine's University

malika.wood@nih.gov
Major: Biology
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Negin Martin

2016 - 2017 NSCP Scholars

Jaisal Amin
Jaisal Amin
North Carolina State University

jaisal.amin@nih.gov
Major: Senior/Biological Sciences: Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology
Research Mentors:
Dr. Natale Sciolino
Research P.I.:
Dr. Patricia Jensen
Allison Lewis
Allison Lewis
North Carolina Central University

allison.lewis@nih.gov
Major: Junior/Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research P.I./Mentor: Dr. Negin Martin
Maura K. Schwartz
Maura K. Schwartz
North Carolina State University

maura.schwartz@nih.gov
Returning Scholar
Major: Senior/Genetics
Research P.I./Mentor: Shepherd H. 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. and Yitang Yan, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D.
Tobias Flow
Tobias J. Flow
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/Mathematics
Research Mentors: Gabriel Knudsen, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: J Michael Sanders, Ph.D.
Maura K. Schwartz
Maura K. Schwartz
North Carolina State University

maura.schwartz@nih.gov
Returning Scholar
Major: Senior/Genetics
Research P.I./Mentor: Shepherd H. Schurman, M.D.
Lucas A. van Gorder
Lucas A. van Gorder
North Carolina State University

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

Major: Senior/Public Health
Research P.I./Mentor: Kembra L. Howdeshell, Ph.D.
Research P.I.:
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 P.I.: 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 P.I.: Ronald Herbert, Ph.D.
Nichole Flynn
Nichole M. Flynn
North Carolina State University

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

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

Major: Junior/Public Health
Research P.I.: 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 P.I.: Michael Resnick, Ph.D.
Nicole Sciortino
Nicole L. Sciortino
Saint Augustine's University

Major: Senior/Chemistry
Research Mentor: Linda Yu, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: Darlene Dixon, Ph.D.

2013 - 2014 NSCP Scholars

Kate Blatchford
Katelyn V. Blatchford
North Carolina State University

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

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

Major: Senior/ Biology
Research Mentor: Julie Horton, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: 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 P.I.: Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Melissa Kerr
Melissa A. Kerr
North Carolina Central University

Major: Senior/ Chemistry
Research Mentor: Vandy Parron, MS
Research P.I.: Stavros Grantziotis, Ph.D.
Kacey McHoney
Kacey R. McHoney
Saint Augustine's University

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

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

Returning Scholar
Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Linda Yu
Research P.I.: Darlene Dixon, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P

2012 - 2013 NSCP Scholars

Robert Alston
Robert W. Alston
North Carolina Central University

Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Mentor: Jacqueline de Marchena Powell, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: Patricia Jensen, Ph.D.
Michael Lekwuwa
Michael N. Lekwuwa
North Carolina Central University

Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Laura Wharey
Research P.I.: Kevin Gerrish, Ph.D.
Lovie Matthews
Lovie G. Matthews
North Carolina Central University

Major: Biology
Research Mentors: Ronald Cannon, Ph.D. & Christopher Campos, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: David Miller, Ph.D.
Kacey McHoney
Kacey R. McHoney
Saint Augustine's University

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

Major: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Mentor: Ruben Orihuela, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: G. Jean Harry, Ph.D.
Jaydave Patel
Jaydave R. Patel
North Carolina State University

Major: Biochemistry
Research Mentor:
Hong Soon Kang, Ph.D.
Research P.I.: Anton Jetten, Ph.D.
Jennifer Plair
Jennifer A. Plair
Saint Augustine’s University

Returning Scholar
Major: Biology
Research Mentor: Linda Yu
Research P.I.: Darlene Dixon, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P
Malcolm Richbourg
Malcolm B. Richbourg
Saint Augustine’s University

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

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