iSEED Summer Mentors

Each year, iSEED scholars are paired with faculty mentors from seven UB schools whose interests align closely with their own in a wide variety of biomedical and STEM disciplines.  The following faculty members served as iSEED Summer Research Mentors.

College of Arts and Sciences

Mentor
Department
Student Mentee
Luis Colon, PhD Chemistry Kathia Molina Carrasquillo (2013)
Paul Cullen, PhD Biological Sciences Javier Muniz (2014)
Denise Ferkey, PhD Biological Sciences Javier Muniz (2014)
Kristin Gainey, PhD Psychology Daisy Zavala (2018)
Matthew Paul, PhD Psychology

Simone John-Vanderpool (2018)

Rosanny Bivieca (2016)

Berta Erika Luis Sanchez (2015)

Laura Rusche, PhD Biological Sciences

Aylin Flores (2017)

Elizabeth Penner (2015)

Stephen T. Tiffany, PhD Psychology Tiffany Long (2014)
Bernard Weinstein, PhD Physics Alyssa Yaeger (2013
Hao Zeng, PhD Physics

Lhamo Dorje (2016)

Brett Blizzard (2015)

School of Dental Medicine

Mentor
Department
Student Mentee
Praveen Arany, PhD, DDS Oral Biology

LeDaniel Sims (2017 & 2018)

Toneia Washington (2017)

Ahmad Salah (2016)

Mira Edgerton, PhD, DDS Oral Biology

Christine Breindel (2015)

Gina An (2014)

Adelaeda Barrera (2013)

Jason Kay, PhD Oral Biology

John Lepore (2018)

Janet Park (2015)

Chris Li, MD Oral Biology

Rebecca Hojna (2016)

Saiema Alam (2014)

Stefan Ruhl, PhD, DDS
Oral Biology
Kendall Sands (2013)

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Mentor
Department
Student Mentee
Kevin Burke, PhD Electrical Engineering

Akeem Francis (2013)

Michael Singletary (2013)

Mark Ehrensberger, PhD
Biomedical Engineering Stephanie Der (2014)
Ciprian Ionita, PhD Biomedical Engineering

Melinda Tiao (2017)

Toni Warnick (2017)

Mariah Costa (2016)

Lauren Shepard (2016)

Stacie Arechavala (2015)

Debanjan Sarkar, PhD
Biomedical Engineering Dominique Saddler (2014)
Wenyao Xu, PhD Computer Science and Engineering

Chris Baker (2018)

Gabriel Kelly (2015)

Jennifer Zirnheld, PhD
Electrical Engineering

Akeem Francis (2013)

Michael Singletary (2013)

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Mentor
Department
Student Mentee
Arthur Edelman, PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology Karla Boeta-Lopez (2015)
Tracey A. Ignatowski, PhD Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Adriana Pons Calvo (2017)
Te-Chung Lee Biochemistry Astrid Gutierrez (2018)
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology
Courtney Turner (2013)
Supriya D. Mahajan, PhD Medicine Elizabeth Quaye (2016)
James Olson, PhD
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Mobolanle Adebesin (2014)

Carmen Marable (2013)

John Panepinto, PhD Microbiology and Immunology Ashley Ann Rivera Rodriguez (2013)
Rajendram Rajnarayanan, PhD
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jaleel Shepherd (2017)

Angel Garcia (2016)

School of Nursing

Mentor
Student Mentee
Laura Anderson, PhD

Taylor Gietschier (2018)

Amber Scott (2014)

Grace Dean, PhD, RN Christina Moore (2015)
Suzanne Dickerson, DNS, RN Christina Moore (2015)
Adrian Juarez, PhD, RN

Natalie Weimer (2015)

Kirsten Adams (2014)

Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN John Pender (2013)
Robin Lally, PhD, RN, AOCN   Catherine Brooks (2013)
Rebecca Lorenz, PhD, RN Tiffany Chen (2018)
Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN

Samantha Manahan (2017)

Dayhna Marti Ojeda (2016)

Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF
Jenelle Robinson (2016)
Ellen Volpe, PhD, RN, FNP-BC Quinn Carroll (2017)

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mentor
Department
Student Mentee
Sathy Balu-Iyer, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lindsey Euscher (2017)

Jennifer Green (2013)

Marilyn Morris, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Blessing Hunsu (2018)

Brianna Scotland (2017)

Genevieve Stever (2013)

Juliane Nguyen, PharmD, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Yadilyz Caballero (2018)

Sheyanne Santiago (2016)

Yaritza Velez Burgos (2015)

James O'Donnell, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences Karen Seo (2014)
Dhaval Shah, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Benita Okeke (2015)

Alyssa Gbewonyo (2014)

Ying Xu, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences

Nana Serwaa (2016)

Karen Seo (2014)

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Mentor
Department
Student Mentee
Lina Mu, PhD Epidemiology
and Environmental Health
Renato Quinones (2018)
Heather Orom, PhD Community Health and Health Behavior
Kennethea Wilson (2016)
Xuefeng Ren, MD, PhD Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Carina Abreu (2014)

Oumou Keita (2013)

Jennifer L. Temple, PhD Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; Community Health and Health Behavior

Briana McCloskey (2016)

Rashaun Williams (2015)

Jean Wactaski-Wended, PhD Epidemiology
and Environmental Health
Ashirah Simpson (2018)
David Williamson, PhD Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Kaleish Ambris (2015)
Hong Xue, PhD Epidemiology and Environmental Health Jacob Khuri (2015)