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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 PhD Student, Biochemistry, UB  
Dorothy Kamina PhD Student, Microbiology and Immunology, UB
 
Xiaomeng Shen PhD Student, Biochemistry, UB  
Han Yu Biostatistics, UB  
Yunyi Zhou    

2010

Jia Cheng Postdoctoral Associate at Rockefeller University
 
Robert Costa Molecular Biologist at ZeptoMetrix Corporation
 
Lara Duffney Postdoctoral Research Associate at Duke University Medical Center  
Hong Guo M.S. Student in Computer Science at Columbia University
 
Changyi Ji PhD Student, Biomedical Science, UB
 
Tadeusz Kaczynski Neuroscience, UB
 
Jiabei Liu
PhD Student, Pharmacology and Toxicology, UB
 
Benjamin Orlando PhD Student, Structural Biology, UB
 
David Thorn
Staff Fellow at Federal Drug Administration (FDA)  
Jing Wang Received PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, UB  
Xue Yuan PhD Student, Oral Biology
 
Jessica Zourelias    

2009

Ekue Bright Adamah-Biassi

PhD in Pharmacology (2014)
Regulatory Advisor at SI Group, Schenectady, NY

Katelyn Carr Rappold

PhD, Neuroscience Program

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

Shannon Clough

 PhD, Neuroscience (2015)

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

Alice Crane

MD/PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology (2012)
Urology Resident at Cleveland Clinic

Jay Garaycochea PhD in Neuroscience (2014)
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Rochester Medical Center
Wei Luo PhD in Microbiology and Immunology (2014)
Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Pittsburgh
Alexander Morrison-Nozik PhD in Pharmacology (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University
Bethany Rankin Asare PhD in Pharmacology (2015)
Bo Zhou PhD in Biochemistry (2015)
Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine