Summer Interns, 2012

Summer Interns

Student Lab/Branch Mentor Institution
Michael Ayele LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. Brown University
Austin Campbell LI Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. St. Albans School
Julia Cao DNA Diagnostic Lab Xinjing Wang, Ph.D. Cornell University
Megan Casady LI Robert Nussenblatt, M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine
Eli Cornblath N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. University of Michigan
Candice Craig DNA Diagnostic Lab Xinjing Wang, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Desmond Dahlberg OGVFB Brian Brooks, M.D., Ph.D. St Albans School
Samuel Dresner UNGIRD Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D. Princeton University
Jennifer Du URN Wei Li, Ph.D. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
Cierra Dunmire LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. Community College of Allegheny County
Nicky Gazy VFC Haohua Qian, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Pallabi Guha SERPD Sheldon Miller, Ph.D. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
David Jiang LI Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Waynekid Kam LI Charles Egwuagu, Ph.D. Drexel University College of Medicine
Teresa Longo N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Cydney Nguyen LRCMB Ignacio Rodriguez, Ph.D. Richard Montgomery High School
Christine Park N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Smith College
Nadia Parmhans N-NRL Tudor Badea, M.D., Ph.D. John F Kennedy High School
Nisha Patel N-NRL Tiansen Li, Ph.D. Thomas S. Wootton High School
Katherine Pogrebniak OGVFB Yuri Sergeev, Ph.D. Princeton University
Katherine Pohida N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Zachary Rom DECA Emily Chew, M.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Ragha Suresh OGVFB Wadih Zein, M.D. The College of New Jersey
Melpomene Vasiliou LRCMB Stanislav Tomarev, Ph.D. Cherry Creek High School, CO
Eve Waters Veterinary Research & Resources Section James Raber, Ph.D., D.V.M. Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
George Zhang OGVFB J. Fielding Hejtmancik, M.D., Ph.D. Magruder High School

2012 Diversity In Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO) Summer Interns

Student Lab/Branch Mentor Institution
Rebecca Abay LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
Carlos Aponte Vazquez OGVFB Yuri Sergeev, Ph.D. University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Shelley Durazo OD Alan Hubbs, Ph.D. University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Erelda Gene LRCMB T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D. Northern Arizona University
Blen Girmay LI Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Juliet Hartford FCC Rafael Villasmil University of California, Davis
Zack Mendel GEF Eric Wawrousek, Ph.D. American University
Kathy Perez LRCMB Ignacio Rodriguez, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
Samuel Perez N-NRL Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Dallas Baptist University
Mariana Rius Veterinary Research & Resources Section James Raber, Ph.D., D.V.M. College of Charleston
Mahdi Rostamizadeh LI H. Nida Sen, M.D. The Commonwealth Medical College
Umegbewe Tochi Ukwu LI Charles Egwuagu, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park

Summer Special Volunteers

Student Lab/Branch Mentor Institution
John Butrus OGVFB Wadih Zein, M.D. University of Virginia
Anurag Goel URN Wei Li, Ph.D. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
Priyanka Hiriyanna UOGT Peter Colosi, Ph.D. Northwest High School
Handong Lu URN Wei Li, Ph.D. The Heights School
Shota Ono OGVFB J. Fielding Hejtmancik, M.D., Ph.D. Quince Orchard High School
Nathan Qian UNGIRD Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D. James Madison High School
Ge Zhang DNA Diagnostic Lab Xinjing Wang, Ph.D. Centennial High School
Last Reviewed: 
November 2012