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Announcing The NEW 2017 Cohort

Cohort 3 has been selected! Meet the newest MARC Scholars:


Jennifer Jaime (2017-Present)

Jenn is working towards her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Family Relations and Family Development.

She is interested in the chemical mechanisms underlying mental disorders.

She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.


Jonté Roberts (2017-Present)


Jonté is working towards her B.S. in biology with a minor in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience,

and later hopes to pursue a MD/Ph.D. degree in the biomedical sciences.

She is particularly interested in pursuing a research career pertaining to psychopharmacology and behavioral science.


Daniel Hernandez (2017-Present)

Daniel is working towards his B.S. in Psychology.

He is interested in contributing to the understand of chronic pain.

In addition, he hopes to develop alternative treatment plans that help people better manage treatment for chronic pain.

Daniel plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology.


Cristiana Meuret (2017-Present)

Cristiana is completing her B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry.

She is conducting research on deuterated analogs of amino acids related to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Cristiana plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience to further study mental illness and treatment of degenerative brain diseases.



Baris Aydintug (2017-Present)

Baris Aydintug is working towards a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience with a Medical Sociology Certification.

Currently he is researching proton transport in cell membrane with computational methods.

Baris plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and focus on how to apply the study to the treatment of auto immune diseases.


Magdelana Carr (2017-Present)

Magdelana Carr is working on her B.S. in Chemistry.

She is interested in biochemical application and toxicity research.

She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry.


Brandan Rader (2017-Present)

Brandan Rader is a pupil of psychology who will graduate with a B.A. in Psychology.

He next will pursue his Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology. He is devout to holistic living.

His raison d’etre is to help individuals achieve balance, confidence, love, and ultimately self-fulfillment through behavioral modification.


Matias Saez (2016-Present)

Matias is working toward his B.S. in Psychology major with a double minor in Leadership Studies and Business Fundamentals.

He is interested in how different factors such as stress, relationships, exercise, and diet can impact worker productivity and satisfaction across different workplace settings and life in general.

After graduation, he plans to pursue a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in hopes his contributions to the field will improve the quality of life of many individuals across different disciplines.

Grant Warren (2016-Present)

Grant is a 4th year biology major who has aspirations to become a MD/PhD.

His current research focuses on proteomics analysis and maintaining genome stability by silencing genes.

He would love to combine his clinical practice with biomedical research on uncommon diseases.



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