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University of California, Berkeley  MHIRT fellows are drawn from across Bay Area institutions of higher learning and across disciplines from biological sciences, public health and gender studies. In alphabetical order by last name, the 2016 MHIRT fellows are:

Maritza Cárdenas
3rd Year student in Moecular and Cell Biology with neurological focus and a minor in Creative Writing.
UCB mentor: Dr. Eva Harris (Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Global Health)
Summer mentor: William Aviles (Informatics), Sustainable Sciences Institute, Nicaragua

Frida Ceja
3rd Year student in Biology at Dominican University of California.
UCSF mentor: Dr. Philip Rosenthal (Malaria Biochemistry)
Dominican University mentor: Dr. Roland Cooper (Parasitology, Public Health)
Summer mentor: Dr. Moses Kamya, (Malaria Pathogenesis) Makerere University, Uganda

David Dominguez
4th Year student in Anthropology
UCSF/UCB mentor: Dr. Maria Ekstrand (Epidemiology)
Summer mentors: Dr. Tony Raj (Health Informatics) and Dr. Ryan Fernandez (Medical Informatics), St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Adiba Khan
3rd Year student in Public Health with minors in Global Poverty & Pracice and French
UCB Mentor: Dr. Arthur Reingold (Infectious Diseases and Global Health)
Florida Internation University mentor: Dr. Purnima Madhivanan (Epidemiology)
Summer mentor: Dr. Purnima Madhivanan (Epidemiology), Public Health Research Institute, Mysore, India

Milani Kyaw
3rd Year student in Allied Health Science with a minor in Kinesiology at St. Mary’s College of California
UCB Mentor: Dr. Arthur Reingold (Infectious Diseases and Global Health)
Florida Internation University mentor: Dr. Purnima Madhivanan (Epidemiology)
Summer mentor: Dr. Purnima Madhivanan (Epidemiology), Public Health Research Institute, Mysore, India

Nora Lam
3rd Year student in Molecular and Cell Biology with a biochemistry focus
UCB mentor: Dr. Qiang Zhou (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Summer mentor: Dr. Yuhua Xue, (Biomedical Sciences) Xiamen University, China

Andy Nguy
3rd Year student in Molecular and Cell Biology
UCB mentor: Dr. Qiang Zhou (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Summer mentor: Dr. Yuhua Xue, (Biomedical Sciences) Xiamen University, China

Lionel Ouokap
4th Year Sstudent in Molecular and Cell Biology with a biochemistry focus
UCB mentor: Dr. Malcom Potts (Public Health, Reproductive Health)
Summer mentor: Dr. Abdourahamane Balla (Agronomy), Centre Régional d’Enseignement Spécialisé en Agriculture, Abdou Moumouni University, Niger

April Peña
3rd Year student in Public Health
UCB mentor:Dr. Lee Riley (Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Global Health)
Summer mentor: Dr. Fabio Alves (Biochemistry, Cell Biology), Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jessica Reyes
4th Year student in Gender & Women’s Studies and English
UCB mentor: Dr. Arthur Reingold (Infectious Diseases and Global Health)
Summer mentor: Dr. Suneeta Krishnan (Social Epidemiology) St. John’s Research Institute, India

Gabrielle Shuman
4th Year student in Public Health
UCB mentor: Dr. John Colford (Epidemiology, Waterborne Infections)
Summer mentor: Dr. Ayse Ecumen, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Alexis Toruño
3rd Year student in Biological Sciences at Dominican University of California
UCB Mentor: Dr. Eva Harris (Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Global Health)
Summer mentor: William Aviles (Informatics), Sustainable Sciences Institute, Nicaragua

 

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