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Current MARC Students

Current MARC Students


MARC Scholars

Brown, Chelsey 2 Chelsey Brown (2015-Present)
Chelsey is pursuing her B.A. in Psychology. She is interested in working with children and have a passion for those who struggle with disorders from early childhood to adolescence. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in child psychology.





Eltom, Nihal 3 Nihal Eltom (2015-Present)
Nihal is working towards her B.S. in Psychology and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is interested in how lifestyle changes (exercise, diet, meditation) can contribute to the prevention or treatment of affect disorders. In addition, she is interested in looking at the genetic basis and biochemical components (e.g., neurotransmitter release) contributing to other mental disorders, like anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. She is planning to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences ranging from neuroscience to genetics.
Jirsarale, Robert 2 Robert Jirsaraie (2015-Present)
Robert is working towards his B.S. in Psychology with a double minor in Biology and Ethics. He is interested in using neuroimaging methodologies to better understand mental disorders like schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, and Alzheimer’s Disease in hopes of finding potential treatment options. He plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology, when he graduates. 
Mamo, Helen 2 Helen Mamo (2015-Present)
Helen is pursuing her B.S. in Psychology. She is interested in understanding the underlying neurobiological causes of drug addiction. After graduation, Helen plans to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience with an emphasis on drug addiction, and hopes to further our knowledge of the disease and develop more effective forms of treatment. 

MARC Affiliates

img_20160916_111948 Christina Garza (2016-Present)

Christina is pursuing a BS in Public Health and a minor in Chemistry. She is studying proton transport through the EcCLC antiporter using computational methods. Christina plans on pursuing an MD/PhD with a focus in biophysics/biochemistry and its applications to human disease and treatment.





Chelsi Lopez (2016-Present)

Chelsi is working towards her B.S. in Chemistry. She is currently working toward the synthesis of novel compounds with biomedical applications, such as the treatment and prevention of corneal melting. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry with an emphasis on hydrology.




img_20160916_112019 John Powers (2016- Present)

John is working towards a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience. He is particularly interested in the role the social environment plays in determining our emotional reaction to challenges that individuals face thought their lives. He hopes that a better understanding of these processes will lead to interventions that will encourage healthier reactions to emotional trauma. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a PhD in Social and Personality Psychology.


apa-headshot-facing-forward Joseph Rosales (2016-Present)

Joseph is pursuing a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Cognitive  Behavioral Neuroscience. He currently research is focused on in-group bias and social stress. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in adolescent mental health, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. He hopes his research contributions in this field will particularly help at-risk, low-income youth succeed.



img_20160916_111848 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.


img_0533 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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