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).

2017

Elise Glickert A PhD student in Dr. Steven Diver's lab in the Chemistry Department
Nahyr Lopez Dauphin A PhD student in Dr. Luis Colon's lab in the Chemistry Department
Juliany Marrero Vega A PhD student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program
Joseph Lucas A PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program
Jamal Williams A PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program
Ty Santiago A PhD student in Dr, Luis Velarde's lab in the Chemistry Department
Thomas Straubinger A PhD student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program
Lauren Shepard A PhD student in Dr. Ciprian Ionita's lab in the Biomedical Engineering program
Mathew Wysocki A PhD student in Dr. Jack Tseng's lab in the Pathology & Anatomical Sciences Departmenr
Abigail Cornwell A PhD student in the Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sarah Chamberlain A PhD student in the Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Natalie Jay A PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program
Brittany Taylor A PhD student in the Industrial Engineering program

2016

John Davis A PhD student in Dr. Dean Tang's research group in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Martin Garnero A PhD student in Dr. Luis Colon's lab in the Chemistry Department
Steven Lewis A PhD student in Dr. Scott Doyle's lab in the Pathology & Anatomical Sciences Department
Rasheen Powell A PhD student in Dr. Arin Bhattacharjee's lab in the Pharmacology & Toxicology Department
Shuhang Dai A PhD student in Dr. Arthur Edelman's lab in the Pharmacology & Toxicology Department
Misol Kwon A PhD student in Dr. Suzanne S Dickerson's lab in the Nursing program
Xiao Xiao Zhang A PhD student in Dr. Ding Xu's lab in the Oral Biology program

2015

Jerry Cartagena A member of Dr. Luis Verlade's lab in the Chemistry Department
Mohamed Shariff A PhD student in Dr. Yungi Park's lab in the Biomedical Sciences program
Skyler Resendez A PhD student in Dr. Omer Gokcumen's lab in the Biological Sciences Department
Norma Zamora A PhD student in Dr. Pablo Paez's lab in the Pharmacology & Toxicology Department
Kyle Delgado A PhD student in Dr. Steve Diver's lab in the Chemistry Department
Carolina Rojas Pion A PhD student in Dr. Lois Weis' group in Educational Leadership & Policy Department
Ogechi Ogoke A PhD student in Dr. Gang Wu's lab in Chemical & Biological Engineering Department
Lauren Rodriguez A PhD student in Dr. Jennifer Read's lab in the Psychology Department
Paige Daniels A PhD student in Dr. Jay Bangs' lab in the Biomedical Sciences program
Taylor Glausen A PhD student in Dr. Ira Blader's lab in the Biomedical Sciences program
Lauren Johengen A PhD student in Dr. Jennifer Surtees lab in the Biochemistry Department
Elise Martin A PhD student in Dr. Mark Ehrensberger's lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department
Emily Sekera A PhD student in Dr. Troy Woods' lab in the Chemistry Department
Margaret Doerzbacher A PhD student in Dr. Deborah Raines' group in the Nursing program
Abigail Snyder A PhD student in Dr. Joseph Gardella's lab in the Chemistry Department
Yichen Li A PhD student in Dr. Y. Eugene Yu's research group in the Cellular-Molecular Biology Program at Roswell Park Comphrehensive Cancer Center
Jena Walcyzk A PhD student in Dr. Beth Pflug's research group in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

2014

Femi Adesina
Staff Pharmacist, ABC Drugs
Rohan Bhimani A Neuroscience PhD students in Dr. Jinwoo Park's lab group
Taylor Ferguson
Product Development Engineer, Fisher Price
Grant Glatfelter A PhD student in Dr. Margarita Dubocovich's lab group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Joshua Gordon A MD/PhD student in Dr. Jean Wactawski-Wende's research group
Marion Grant
Chemistry Department
John Huck A PhD student in Dr. Dan Gewirth's lab group in the Department of Structural Biology
Richard Jin
A MD/PhD student in Dr. Elizabeth Wohlfert's research group in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Natalie Lamb
A PhD student in Dr. Jennifer Surtee's lab group in the Department of Biochemistry
Keisha Lewter A Neuroscience PhD student in Dr. Jun-Xu Li's lab group
Jennifer Martin A PhD student in Dr. David Dietz's lab group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Kylie Molinaro A PhD student in Dr. Matthew Bolton's research group in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Akinsola Oyelakin
A PhD student in Dr. Rose-Anne Romano's lab group in the Department of Oral Biology
Jessie Polanco Garcia A Neuroscience PhD student in Dr. Fraser Sim's lab group
Vivian Rodriguez Cruz
A PhD student in Dr. Marilyn Morris's lab group in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
Spencer Rosario
A PhD student in Leigh Ellis's research group in the Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics Department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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Randall Shearer A PhD student in the Biochemistry Department
George Techiryan
A MD/PhD student in Dr. John Canty's research group.
Ali Trujillo A PhD student in Dr. Caroline Bass's lab group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Raquel Velazquez
Predoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Nadav Weinstock
A MD/PhD student in Dr. Laura Feltri's lab group

2013

Photo of 2013 CLIMB PhD student

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
Research Investigator II, Bristol-Myers Squibb
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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Sushmitha Gururaj
Postdoctoral Fellow, Memory & Aging Center, University of California San Francisco
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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai Health System

Nicholas Ramos Lab Technician, Pepsico
Angela Ruscitto Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia College of Dental Medicine
Danielle Tomasello Postdoctoral Researcher, Whitehead Institute
Gail Travis A PhD student in Paras Prasad's group in the Department of Chemistry
Glen Walton Customer Service Specialist, Genetech

2012

Photo of 2012 CLIMB PhD students

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

Pharmacy Technician, CVS

A student in the PharmD program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2021)

 
Luis De Jesus Baez A member of Sarbajit Banerjee's lab group (now at Texas A&M University)  
Anthony Jones A PhD student in Margarita Dubocovich's lab group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
Guizella Rocabado

MS in Chemistry (2014), UB

PhD student in Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

 
Diara Santiago Gonzalez Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute  
Kevin Shen A member of Jun Qu's lab group in the Department of Biochemistry  
Emmanuel Yawson A PhD student in Dr. Raj Rajnarayanan's lab group in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
 

2011

Kirstie Cummings Postdoctoral Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Anyango Kamina iSEED Scientific Workforce Specialist, UB
Xiaomeng Shen Scientist, Amgen
Han Yu Rsearch Assistant, Biostatistics, UB
Yunyi Zhou  

2010

Jia Cheng Postdoctoral Associate at Rockefeller University
 
Robert Costa Molecular Biologist at ZeptoMetrix Corporation
 
Lara Duffney Research Scientist, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services  
Hong Guo Software Engineer, Facebook  
Changyi Ji Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Rochester Medical Center  
Tadeusz Kaczynski PhD in Neuroscience (2016), UB
 
Jiabei Liu
Clinical Scientist, Frontage Laboratories
 
Benjamin Orlando Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
 
David Thorn
Staff Fellow at Federal Drug Administration (FDA)  
Jing Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University  
Xue Yuan Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Plastic & Reconstrcutive Surgery, Stanford University
 
Jessica Zourelias Research Technician, Dept. of Pharmacy & Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh  

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)
Assistant Professor, Wartburg College
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