Mirae Dong: B.S. Microbiology
Year Completed MARC: 2016
MARC Mentor: Dr. Kelly Doran
Summer Research Experience: Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, Life and Biomedical Sciences (SPUR-LABS), UCLA
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Alterra Sanchez: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC: 2015
MARC Mentor: Dr. Kevin Hovel
Summer Research Experience: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Environmental Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

Carlo Quintanilla: B.S. Biology & B.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ricardo Zayas & Dr. Susan Brasser
Summer Research Experience: Boston University, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Phillip Silva: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Thomas & Dr. Chitra Mandyan
Summer Research Experience: Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Current status: Ph.D. student, Neurobiology & Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Ellese Carmona: B.S. Microbiology
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor : Dr. Kelly Doran
Summer Research Experience: Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Raul Ramos: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Sanford Bernstein
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Cell & Molecular Biosciences, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Esteban Vazquez-Hidalgo: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC:
2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current status: Ph.D. student, Computational Science, SDSU/Claremont Graduate School Joint Doctoral Program, San Diego, CA

Allen Washington, Jr.: B.S. Biology & B.A. Japanese
Year Completed MARC:
2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Thomas Huxford & Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Summer Research Experience: University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Current status: Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Ashton Regalado-Magdos: M.D., UCSF
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Roland Wolkowics
Summer Research Experience: Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)
Current Status: Residency, General Surgery, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV

Michael Valdez: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Roland Wolkowicz
Summer Research Experience: Stanford Summer Research Program-Amgen (SSRP-Amgen)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Gloria Felix: M.D., American University of the Caribbean
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jaques Perrault
Current Status: Resident Physician, Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA

Irene Hale: B.S. Biology & B.S. Applied Mathematics
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Walt Oechel & Dr. David Lipson
Summer Research Experience: University of Colorado Boulder & at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA
Current Status: Fido’s Following, Owner, San Diego, CA

Lynelle Garnica Guerrero:  M.P.H., SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Summer Research Experience: UC Riverside
Current Status: Environmental Health Specialist, San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, Food and Housing Division, San Diego, CA

Richard Virgen: Ph.D. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UC Irvine
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jacques Perrault
Summer Research Experience: Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UC Irvine
Current Status: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunity and Pathogenesis, Sanford-Burnham Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Patrick Avila: M.D., Stanford University
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Chris Glembotski & Dr. Darrel Meollendorf
Summer Research Experience:  UCSD & Harvard University
Current Status: Resident Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

April Weissmiller: Ph.D. Neurosciences, UCSD
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. John Love & Dr. Greg Lemke
Summer Research Experience: MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) & the Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)
Current Status: Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Robert McDonald: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC:
2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Constantine Tsoukas
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Medical student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

David Mejia: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC: 2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Robert Pozos, Dr. Karen May-Newman & Dr. M. Vuscovich

Rodrigo Rodriguez: Ph.D. Chemistry, Scripps Research institute
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Shelli McAlpine
Current Status: Research Investigator, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), San Diego, CA

Rodney Gabriel: M.D., UCSF
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Mikael Bergdan, Dr. Jacques Perrault, Dr. Eng Tan & Dr. Michael Pollard
Summer Research Experience:  Vanderbilt University
Current Status: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Yessenia Ibarra: Ph.D. Neurosciences – Neurobiology, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeney, Dr. Peter Schultz & Dr. Marc Mercola
Summer Research Experience: The MIT  Whitehead Institute
Current Status: Public Health Advisor/Project Officer, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Cheryl Olonan: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC:
2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. John Love
Current Status: Medical Student, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Patricia Castillo: Ph.D. Immunology, UC Davis
Year Completed MARC:
2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Chris Glembotski & Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Current Status: Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Rosette Fernandez: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Guest Researcher, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Krystal Smelter: M.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular, SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Constantine Tsoukas & Dr. Ann Feeney
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Research Assistant, Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson, La Jolla, CA

Mahasin Abdullah: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC:
2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Current Status: Medical Student, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine, Mexico

Amparo Sembrano: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC:
2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Frey

Khanichi Tape: Ph.D. Biology Sciences in Public Health, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC:
2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Skaidrite Krisans
Summer Research Experience: Ghana, Africa through the MIRT Program
Current Status: Science Instructor, Marlborough School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA

Shawna Caudillo: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC:
2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Training Supervisor & Compliance Officer, National Genetics Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Brenda Salumbides: M.S. Biotechnology, John Hopkins University
Year Completed MARC:
2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Skaidrite Krisans & Juan Pozos
Summer Research Experience: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill & UCSD
Current Status: Research Associate, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Lateefah Spires: Ed.M., UCSD
Year Completed MARC:
2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Pamina Gorbach & Dr. Colmar Figueroa-Moseley
Current Status: Science Instructor, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Orange County, CA

Timothy Thompson: B.S. Biology
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Mentor: Ana Navarro
Current Status: Manager, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Felizza Quinones: Ph.D. Biological Sciences, UCSD
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul Paolini & Dr. Anca Segall
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Francisco
Current Status: Technical Application Scientist, Illumina, San Diego, CA

Joaquin Valenzuela: 
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeny

Samantha Blessing:
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini & Dr. Judith Zynskind

Kristian Brown: M.D., UCSD & Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini & Greg Harris
Summer Research Experience: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Current Status: Transplant Surgeon, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Alan Martinez: M.D., UCLA
Year Completed MARC:
2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ed Riley
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Medical Associate, Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey, Princeton, NJ

Alina Montalbano: Ph.D. Immunology, UT Southwestern
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Postdoctoral Researcher, Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Suzanne Graham: Ph.D. Evolutionary Genetics, University of Washington
Year Completed MARC: 1999
MARC Mentor: Dr. Susan Williams
Summer Research Experience: Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole Research Center, MA
Current Status: Marine Biologist, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, CA

Victoria Love: Ph.D. Immunology, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 1999
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeney
Current Status: Medical Writer, ScienceMedia, LLC, San Diego, CA

Daniel Robledo: B.S. Biology – Ecology
Year Completed MARC:
1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. Michael Allen
Current Status: Quality Assurance & Regulatory Assurance Manager, Diazyme Labs, San Diego, CA

Geanncarlo Lugo: Ph.D. Immunology, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeney
Current Status: Senior Research Associate, Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale (IPBS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Universite de Toulouse, France

Monica Peterson: M.D. Psychiatry, St. Louis University
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Judith Zyskind & Dr. Phil Langlias
Summer Research Experience: Stanford University & Uganda, East Africa through the MIRT CUNY Program
Current Status: Staff Psychologist, Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Riverside, CA

John Tolli: Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/MIT
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Greg Harris
Summer Research Experience: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/MIT & Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Current Status: Professor, School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Barbara Crisostomo: B.S. Biology – Environmental Health
Year Completed MARC:
1996
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeny

John Molina: M.B.A. Business Administration, SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Greg Harris
Summer Research Experience: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Carlo Quinonez: Ph.D. Biology, California Institute of Technology
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy
Current Status: Director of Research, FATHOM, Oakland, CA

Claudia Figueroa: Ph.D. Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini, Dr. Greg Harris & Dr. Steve Barlow
Current Status: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Apollo Baytan: B.S. Biology – Cellular & Molecular
Year Completed MARC:
1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. S. Clouse, Dr. K. Johnson & Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Summer Research Experience: The University of Rochester
Current Status: Scientist, Research & Development Analytical Group, Quidel Corp., San Diego, CA

Maurice Bell: M.D., UCSF
Year Completed MARC: 1992
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

Terry Hall: M.S. Nursing
Year Completed MARC: 1992
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Nurse Practitioner, Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, Germantown, TN

Raphael Allende: M.D., Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Chris Glembotski & Dr. Carol Barnett
Summer Research Experience: Harvard University
Current Status: Neurological Surgeon, The Neurohealth Sciences Center, Sanford, FL

Maria Avilez: M.D., University of Iowa
Year Completed MARC:
1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Carol Barnett & Chris Glembotski
Summer Research Experience:  University of California, San Francisco
Current Status: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ