Scholars 2017-2018

Gabrielle Webb

NAME: Gabrielle Webb YEAR OF STUDY: Junior MAJOR(S): Biochemistry MENTOR(S): Dr. Bethtrice Elliot, Dr. Shafiq Khan DEPARTMENT(S): Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark-Atlanta University   SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: NIH RISE Program   HONORS: Spelman Honors Program, Spelman Dean’s Scholarship, Spelman Dean’s List, Spelman General Chemistry tutor at the […]

Destiny Van

NAME: Destiny Van YEAR OF STUDY: 2015 – 2019 MAJOR(S): Biochemistry MENTOR(S): Kimberly M. Jackson, Ph.D DEPARTMENT(S): Chemistry and Biochemistry SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE (NIH)   HONORS: Participant in Spelman College’s Annual Research Day (2017), Participant in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference (2016), Spelman College’s Research Initiative for Scientific […]

Tida Tambedou

NAME: Tida Tambedou YEAR OF STUDY: Freshman MAJOR(S): Health Science MINOR: Public Health MENTOR(S): Dr. Tiffany Oliver DEPARTMENT(S): Biology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE   HONORS:   CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: My research is in determining if the patterns in methylation observed in individuals with high DDE are also found in cancer tissue.   OTHER RESEARCH […]

YeMaya Robinson

NAME: YeMaya Robinson YEAR OF STUDY: Freshman MAJOR(S): Health Science MENTOR(S): Omosun Yusuf DEPARTMENT(S): Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology Faculty   SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT:  RISE Program   HONORS: N/A   CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: We have previously reported that infected mice had a significantly-reduced fertility rate compared with non-infected mice (Igietseme et al., 2013b), and we […]

Taylor Miller

NAME: Taylor Miller YEAR OF STUDY: Sophomore MAJOR(S): Physics MENTOR(S): Marta Dark, PhD DEPARTMENT(S): Department of Physics   SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: SURP/CURE and RISE Program   HONORS: I am currently on the Dean’s List   CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: I conduct research on the mechanical strength of polyvinyl alcohol gels through the freeze-thaw method. Polyvinyl alcohol […]

Maati McKinney

NAME: Maati McKinney YEAR OF STUDY: Freshman MAJOR(S): Biology MENTOR(S): Dr. Jacqueline Hibbert DEPARTMENT(S): Morehouse School of Medicine   SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE Program   HONORS: Thurgood Marshall Dept. of Defense Scholarship   CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: sickle cell disease   OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES: N/A   CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS: Attain PhD in grad school after […]

Micah McDaniel

NAME: Micah McDaniel YEAR OF STUDY: Sophomore MAJOR(S): Mathematics, Dual Degree Engineering MENTOR(S): Dr. Blankson DEPARTMENT(S): Psychology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: CITI training, HONORS: Spelman College Honors Program, 3rd place of RISE START symposium summer 2016, CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Micah McDaniel is currently examining whether there is a relationship between cognition and academic achievement in […]

Tiara Lacey

NAME: Tiara Lacey YEAR OF STUDY: Senior MAJOR(S): Biology MENTOR(S): Dr. Chris Markham, Morehouse College DEPARTMENT(S): Psychology SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: NIH, RISE HONORS: Phi Beta Kappa Society, Spring 2017 Spelman College Dean’s List, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017 2nd Place Psychology Oral Winner Spelman College Research Day, […]

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ABOUT RISE

The RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) program is a structured biomedical research-training program for the underrepresented minorities and women who desire to pursue a career in biomedical research.
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