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Hispanic Serving Institution Program Mentors

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Our dedicated mentors are the backbone of our HSI Scholars Program. Students accepted into the program will have the opportunity to engage in a virtual leadership and professional development series to enhance critical skills to position them for success beyond graduation. 

The early exposure to research labs and partnerships with professional mentors will help shape the next generation of Latino biomedical science and health care professionals.

 

Mentor Title HSI
Miami- Florida
Silvia Torices Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Miami School of Medicine
Trinidad Argüelles, M.S., Ed.  Associate Professor Psychology and SLS West Campus Psi Beta Chapter Advisor West Campus Psychology Club Advisor Psychology Faculty Convener, 2020-2022 IMPACT Co-Chair for West Campus West Campus - Miami Dade College
Dahis Manzanares, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biology School Pathways West Campus - Miami Dade College
Maria E. Monzon-Medina, MS., PhD. Assistant Professor of Chemistry School Pathways West Campus - Miami Dade College
Dr. Jyrko Correa Assistant Professor Mathematics & Natural Sciences Padron Campus Miami Dade College
New York
Maria Gabriela Noval, Ph.D. American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Stapleford Lab Department of Microbiology NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Luisa Morales Nebreda Instructor Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Northwestern University
Alexandra McQuattie Hanrahan, MD  Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow Northwestern University
LA, California
Manuel Rosa-Garrido, PH.D Assistant Project Scientist at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
Julia Mack, Ph.D Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology   University of California, Los Angeles
Puerto Rico
Dr. Lydia Lopez Professor, Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Pablo Vivas, Ph.D Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Center University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
Carlos A. Acevedo-Suárez, Ph. D Catedrático Asociado/Associate Professor University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
Jorge Duconge, Ph.D., MSc, BSc Pharm Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept. University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus
Matias J. Cafaro, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research - College of Arts and Sciences Interim Coordinator - Industrial Biotechnology Program Professor of Biology University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Evangelia Morou-Bermúdez, DDS, PhD Professor, Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Alberto Puente, Ph.D Professor, Biology University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Dr. Carlos Rios Velasquez, Ph.D Professor, Biology University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Houston, Texas
Dr. Bradley McConnell , Ph.D., FAHA, FCVS Professor of Pharmacology Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Houston, College of Pharmacy
Dr. Preethi Gunaratne Director, UH-Sequencing & Gene Editing Core Moores Professor, Department of Biology & Biochemistry University of Houston
Dr.Elda Rueda Adjunct Faculty, College of Sciences and Technology University of Houston-Downtown_
Dr. Renita Horton Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Laboratory (CTEL) Director Biomedical Engineering Department University of Houston
Dr. Kirill Larin Ph.D., Fellow of AIMBE, SPIE, OSA Cullen College of Engineering Distinguished Professor Director of Graduate Studies Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Houston
Dr. Mingfu Wu Associate Professor of Pharmacology University of Houston
Dr. Yu Liu, Ph.D Associate Professor Department of Biology & Biochemistry University of Houston
Micah B Castillo Professor-Department of Biology & Biochemistry University of Houston
Ethan Speakman BioResearch Assistant University of Houston
Sakuni Rankothegedera BioResearch Assistant University of Houston

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated through the Quest Diagnostics Foundation provided the American Heart Association with financial and other support for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program.

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