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CLIMB-HI Scholars

The CLIMB Program at UB works closely with many exceptional students that conduct research in a wide variety of disciplines. Find out more about the CLIMB Scholars below (organized by the year they entered the program).

2014

Femi Adesina
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rohan Bhimani Biomedical Sciences
Taylor Ferguson
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Grant Glatfelter Pharmacology and Toxicology
Joshua Gordon Medical Scientist Training Program
Marion Grant
Chemistry
John Huck Biomedical Sciences
Richard Jin
Medical Scientist Training Program
Natalie Lamb
Biomedical Sciences
Keisha Lewter Biomedical Sciences
Jennifer Martin Pharmacology and Toxicology
Kylie Molinaro Industrial and Systems Engineering
Akinsola Oyelakin
Biomedical Sciences
Jessie Polanco Garcia Biomedical Sciences
Vivian Rodriguez Cruz
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Spencer Rosario
Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics
Elizabeth Schiavoni Biomedical Sciences
Randall Shearer Biomedical Sciences
George Techiryan
Medical Scientist Training Program
Ali Trujillo Biomedical Sciences
Raquel Velazquez
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Nadav Weinstock
Medical Scientist Training Program

2013

2013 CLIMB PhD students. From left to right (front row): Laurie Grieshober, Emily Brooks, Angela Ruscitto, Efrem Kifle; (back row) Glen Walton, Kerri Pryce, and Nick Ramos.

Amaris Borges-Munoz
A PhD student in Luis Colon's lab group in the Department of Chemistry
Tom Duignan A PhD student in the Department of Chemistry
Angela Gocher A PhD student in Art Edelman's group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Laurie Grieshober

A student in the PhD Program in Epidemiology

Sushmitha Gururaj
A student in Arin Bhattacharjee's lab group in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
Efrem Kifle A PhD student in Zhen Yan's lab group in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Melisa Medina Rivera A PhD student working with Mark Sutton and Jennifer Surtees in the Department of Biochemistry
Kerri Pryce A student in Arin Bhattacharjee's lab group in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
Nicholas Ramos A PhD student in the Medicinal Chemistry program
Angela Ruscitto A PhD student in the Oral Biology Department
Danielle Tomasello A PhD student in the Neuroscience Program working in Arin Bhattacharjee's lab group
Gail Travis A PhD student in Paras Prasad's group in the Department of Chemistry
Glen Walton A PhD student in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

2012

The 2012 CLIMB PhD Students: (Left to Right) Anthony Jones, Diara Santiago Gonzalez, Guizella Rocabado, Luis De Jesus Baez, Tommy Corrielus, and Emmanuel Yawson.

Tommy Corrielus A member of John Panepinto's lab group in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
 
Luis De Jesus Baez A member of Sarbajit Banerjee's lab group in the Department of Chemistry  
Anthony Jones A member of Wendy Huss's lab group in Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
 
Guizella Rocabado A member of Bing Gong's lab group in the Department of Chemistry  
Diara Santiago Gonzalez A member of Pablo Paez's lab group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
Kevin Shen A member of Jun Qu's lab group in the Department of Biochemistry  
Emmanuel Yawson A member of Ji Li's lab group in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
 

2011

Kirstie Cummings Program: PhD, Biochemistry  
Dorothy Kamina Program: PhD, Microbiology and Immunology
 
Xiaomeng Shen Program: PhD, Biochemistry  
Han Yu Program: PhD, Neuroscience  
Yunyi Zhou Program: PhD, Physiology  

2010

Jia Cheng Program: PhD, Neuroscience
 
Robert Costa Completed MA in Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
Lara Duffney Program: PhD, Neuroscience  
Hong Guo Program: PhD, Physiology
 
Changyi Ji Program: PhD, Biochemistry
 
Tadeusz Kaczynski Program: PhD, Neuroscience
 
Jiabei Liu
Program: PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
Benjamin Orlando Program: PhD, Structural Biology
 
David Thorn
Program: PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology  
Jing Wang Program: PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology  
Xue Yuan Program: PhD, Biomedical Sciences
 
Jessica Zourelias Program: PhD, Microbiology and Immunology  

2009

Ekue Bright Adamah-Biassi

Program: PhD, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Advisor: Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology

 
Katelyn Carr

Program: PhD, Neuroscience Program

Advisor: Dr. Leonard H. Epstein, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

 
Shannon Clough

Program: PhD, Neuroscience

Advisor: Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology

 
Alice Crane

MD/PhD Student

Completed her PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology