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OUR TEAM

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Mikella Robinson, PhD

Research Specialist

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Omar Lujano

PhD candidate

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Luis Cruz

PhD candidate

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Cassidy Lucht

MS candidate

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Cassie Brenner

MS student

Mena Shammas

Undergraduate

Greg Jordan

PhD student

Cecilia Gallo

MS student

Carolina Navarrete

Undergraduate

Sofia Valencia

Undergraduate

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Sofia Howe

MS student

Isabella Amador

Undergraduate

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Madison Oogjen

Dishant Vandra

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Sydnie Domingue

Undergraduate

Lexi Pero

Undergraduate

House Lab Alumni

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Ryne Holmberg, PhD

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Jenny Waters, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow at Fred Hutch Cancer Center

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Darren Lighter, MS

Senior Research Associate

Epic Sciences

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Alexa Fernandez

Postbaccalaureate

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Sam Gilbert, MS, MPH

Lab Manager, Research Specialist

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Steffy Mathew

QC Analyst, Cepheid

Mia Hedrick

Undergraduate

Evan Kordovi

Undergraduate

Katelyn Shelby

Research Associate, Biolegend

Emily Kogan

PhD student, UC Santa Cruz

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Undergraduate

Natalie Moghadam

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Emily Mu, MS

Now Research Associate II, Genentech

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Denay Stevenson, MS

Now Associate Scientist, Vividion Therapeutics

Ixchel Urbano

Research Assistant, Calibr

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Jacqueline Lara, MS

Now Research Associate II at

City of Hope

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Morgan Johnson

Now Research Associate at UCSD

Savanna Cashell

Christine Wang

Now in PA school

Now Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF

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Logan Alexander

Now in Medical School

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Sam Green

Postbaccalaureate Intern

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Omid Patrus

Now in Podiatric Medical School

Julia Florenzano

Now in Nursing School

Alex Horkowitz, MS

Kimiya Banai

Valeria Ochoa Tinoco

Now a PhD student at GWU

Now undergraduate at USC

Now a Community Educator

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Zinia Sarwar

Now contract researcher at Leidos

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TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS

Omar Lujano
SACNAS National Diversity in Stem Conference 2022
Best Graduate Oral Presentation in Cancer Biology
Omar Lujano
CSU-ICM 2022
Best Graduate Oral Presentation
Luis Cruz
CSU-ICM 2022
Best Graduate Poster Presentation
Omar Lujano
Fall 2022
Prebys Biomedical Research Endowed Scholarship
Luis Cruz
Fall 2021
Prebys Biomedical Research Endowed Scholarship
Omar Lujano
Fall 2021
Rees-Stealy Research Foundation Fellowship
Ixchel Urbano
Summer 2021
Summer Undergraduate Research Award
Jenny Waters
Spring 2021
President's Award
SDSU Student Research Symposium
Jenny Waters
Spring 2020
ThermoFisher Cancer Research Foundation Oncomine Grant
Jackie Lara
Winter 2020
1st place poster presentation
CSU-ICM Virtual Conference
Mikella Robinson
CSU-ICM 2022
Best Postdoctoral Oral Presentation
Luis Cruz
Fall 2022
CIRM Predoctoral Fellowship
Luis Cruz
Fall 2022
Prebys Biomedical Research Endowed Scholarship
Steffy Mathew
Summer 2022
Summer Undergraduate Research Award
Jennifer Waters
Fall 2021
Awarded ARCS scholarship
Omar Lujano
Spring 2021
Awarded SDSU University Graduate Fellowship!
Jenny Waters
Spring 2021
Rees-Stealy Research Foundation Fellowship
Mikella Robinson, et al. 
Characterization of SOX2, OCT4 and NANOG in Ovarian Cancer Tumor-Initiating Cells
Cancers (Basel) 2021
Jackie Lara
Spring 2020
Frontiers in Stem Cells and Cancer
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
Valeria Ochoa
Spring 2019
Dean's Award
SDSU Student Research Symposium
Valeria Ochoa and Kimiya Banai
Summer 2019
Summer Undergraduate Research Award
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