Summer interns

Student Lab/Branch Mentor Institution
Weeam Algheraibi OGVFB Kapil Bharti, Ph.D. George Washington University
Lena Bakalian LRCMB S. Patricia Becerra, Ph.D. Stoneridge School of the Sacred Heart, MD
Xiaoyu Cai GEF Lijin Dong, Ph.D. Duke University
Siqi Chen Li Igal Gery, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Sarah Chwiki HCF Mones Abu-Asab, Ph.D. University of Virginia
Huyin Dong OGVFB Kapil Bharti, Ph.D. University of the District of Columbia
Iain Forrest OGVFB Brian Brooks, M.D., Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Jackson Gao DDL Xinjing Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Aarti Hinduja OGVFB Brett Jeffrey, Ph.D. Poolesville High School, MD
Danielle Horridge Li Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. College of William & Mary
Laura Keehan LRCMB S. Patricia Becerra, Ph.D. Rice University
Lauren Killingsworth N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Stanford University
Adrianna Lee Li Robert Nussenblatt, M.D. Rice University
Caitlyn McCafferty OGVFB Brian Brooks, M.D., Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Clare McLaughlin OSCPLE Daniel Stimson, Ph.D. American University
Malika Nimmagadda OGVFB Brett Jeffrey, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Alexandra Pietraszkiewicz N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Amanda Ray LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. Shepherd University
Sohee Shim Li Robert Nussenblatt, M.D. George Washington University
Laken Shumate Li Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Margaret Starostik N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Georgetown University
Christina Stevens RNS Wei Li, Ph.D. Holton-Arms School, MD
Rebecca Xi OGVFB Brian Brooks, M.D., Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Mohammad Yazdanie LRCMB Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Joo Hee “Jenny” Yoon LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. University of Rochester

Diversity In Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer interns

Student Lab/Branch Mentor Institution
Kirubel Belay LI Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin
Gabriella Belmarez RNS Wei Li, Ph.D. & Steven Stasheff, M.D. Mount Holyoke College
Kaifa Boyce LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Dahlia Burns-Wilson LSR Bruce Cumming, M.D., Ph.D. Richard Montgomery High School, MD
Elizabeth “Libby” Fairless N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Amherst College
Shaimar Gonzalez LRCMB Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D. Marshall University
Juliet Hartford DECA Emily Chew, M.D. Columbia University
Eric Kudiwu LI Charles Egwuagu, Ph.D. Georgetown Preparatory
Melissa Lester LI Robert Nussenblatt, M.D. Temple University
Howard Nicholson III OGVFB J. Fielding Hejtmancik, M.D., Ph.D. Poolesville High School
Anesu Nyawata LI Charles Egwuagu, Ph.D. Rhodes College
Jose Salazar HCF Mones Abu-Asab, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brianna Stroud-Williams FCC Rafael Villasmil Gallaudet University

Summer special volunteers

Student Lab/Branch Mentor Institution
Yasmin Alamdeen HCF Mones Abu-Asab, Ph.D. Holton-Arms School, MD
Ali Allahdina LRCMB Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D. Howard University
Sonia Chen VFC Haohua Qian, Ph.D. Walt Whitman High School, MD
Jerry Mi DDL Xinjing Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Thomas S. Wooten High School, MD
Angela Zhou LI Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. Poolesville High School, MD

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Last updated: July 17, 2019