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Past MARC-U*STAR Students
in Doctoral Training or with a PhD


Past MARC-U*STAR Students Currently in Doctoral Training
Name Start University Degree Program

Madeline Cortez

2017

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Jasmine King

2017

University of California-Berkeley

Biomedical Engineering and Physiology

Casey Whitney

2017

The Mayo Clinic

Biomedical Engineering

Theresa Cantu

2011

Medical University of South Carolina

Marine Biology & Environmental Sciences

Dawn Lipscomb

2012

University of California-Berkeley

Biophysics

Hector Palacios

2013

University of California-Berkeley

Metabolic Biology

Maritza Quintero

2015

University of Texas-San Antonio

Chemistry

Edward Rodriguez

2013

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio

Cell and StructuralĀ Biology

 

 

Past MARC-U*STAR Students with a PhD
Name Degree University
(Field)
Grad
Date
Occupation

Yolanda Arias

PhD

Scripps, University of California-San Diego
(Marine Biology)

2003

Federal Navy Lab
-Environmental Microbiologist

Melva Avalos

PhD

University of Texas-Austin
(Neuropharmacology)

1992

-

Nicquet Blake

PhD

Washington University-St. Louis
(Neurobiology)

2001

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-Assistant Dean

Sharon Bonnette

PhD

Baylor College of Medicine
(Cell Biology)

1998

Bethyl Labs
-Director of Antibody Validation and Quality Control

Renee Brown

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Microbiology)

1988

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-Senior Education Development Specialist

Jane Burnett

PhD

Rice University
(Chemistry)

2003

Bethyl Laboratories
-Director of Antibody Validation and Quality Control

David Cantu

PhD

University of Colorado Health Science Center-Fitzsimons
(Neuroscience)

2011

Tufts University School of Medicine
-Teaching/Postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Chris Dulla

Eduardo Cardenas

PhD

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Cancer Biology)

2012

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-Postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Nandini Ghosh-Choudhury

Carlos Carrasco

PhD

University of Bern-Switzerland
(Immunology/Virology)

2001

-

Zoya Farzampour-Quintero

PhD

Stanford University
(Neuroscience)

-

-

Nicolas Fernandez

PhD

Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University
(Biomedical Sciences-Biophysics)

2012

-

John Fuini

PhD

University of Washington-Seattle
(Physics)

-

-

Cynthia Galvan

PhD

Baylor College of Medicine
(Neuroscience)

2001

Lone Star College
-Adjunct A&P Professor

Rudy Guerra

PhD

University of California-Berkeley
(Statistics)

1992

Rice University
-Professor of Statistics

Meredith Hay

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Cardiovascular Pharmacology)

1990

-

Margarita Hernandez

PhD

University of Michigan
(Microbiology & Immunology)

-

-

Patric Hernandez

PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Neuroscience)

2012

-

Jessica Ibarra

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Cell & Structural Biology)

2009

University of the Incarnate Word
-Assistant Professor of Biology

Eric Johnson

PhD

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Biophysics and Computational Biology)

2014

-

Michou Kelley

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Biomedical Engineering)

2013

Interactive Technology Experience Center (ITEC)
-short term position training children

Angel Lopez

PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

-

-

Marisa Lopez-Cruzan

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Cell & Structural Biology)

2007

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-Research Director/Instructor

Mario Mata

PhD

University of California-Los Angeles
(Neurobiology)

2005

University of South Carolina
-Postdoctoral researcher

Nathan Mata

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

1998

ReVision Therapeutics, Inc.
-Chief Scientific Officer

David Medina

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Pharmacology)

2013

-

Derek Mendez

PhD

Stanford University
(Biophysics)

-

-

Renan Moreira

PhD

University of California-Santa Barbara
(Electrical Engineering)

-

-

Karlos Moreno

PhD

Texas A&M University
(Chemistry)

2008

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
-Postdoctoral researcher

Ruben Ramirez

PhD

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Cell Regulation)

2000

Collins Community College
-Associate Faculty

Rosemarie Ramos

PhD

University of Pittsburgh
(Public Health)

2006

Communicare Health Centers
-Chief Research Officer

Rosario Reyes

JD
PhD

University of Oregon
(Biology; JD)

2000

Private practice
-Law

Ulises Ricoy

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2008

Northern New Mexico College at EspaƱola
-Assistant Professor of Biology; Chair of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science

Clarise Rivera-Star

PhD

University of Michigan
(Microbiology/Immunology)

2005

US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Applied Technology Center
-Chief

Angela (Rodriguez) Boyd

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Integrated Multidisciplinary/Microbiology)

2011

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-medical student

Marc Rodriguez

PhD

University of Texas-Austin
(Chemistry)

2003

Ethyl Corporation
-Supervisor/Lead Chemist

Daniel Santillano

MD
PhD

Texas A&M University
(Neurosciences)

2005

Private practice
-Internist

Ismael Seanez

PhD

Northwestern University
(Biomedical Engineering)

-

-

Emi Sei

PhD

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Biochemistry)

2015

MD Anderson Cancer Center
-Research Laboratory Manager

Christopher Sifuentes

PhD

University of Michigan-Ann Harbor
(Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)

-

-

Demetrio Sierra-Mercado

PhD

Ponce School of Medicine-Puerto Rico
(Neurobiology)

2010

Harvard Medical School
-Instructor in Surgery

Simon Trevino

PhD

Harvard Medical School
(Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

2011

Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
-Postdoctoral researcher

Christopher Valdez

PhD

University of Michigan
(Neuroscience)

-

-

Michael Villanueva

PhD

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
(Clinical Health Psychology)

-

-

Gregory Villareal

PhD

University of California-Los Angeles
(Neurobiology)

2006

Al Phahelix Biometrics, Inc.
-Bioentrepreneur

Anthony Wells

PhD

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
(Clinical Psychology)

2010

Private practice
-Licensed clinical psychologist;
Virginia Western Community College
-Adjunct Professor

Marilyn Wooten

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Chemistry)

2010

Trinity University
-Visiting Assistant Professor;
University of Texas-San Antonio
-Adjunct Assistant Professor

Daisy Zamora

PhD

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
(Nutritional Epidemiology)

2010

Trinity University
-Visiting Assistant Professor

Debora Zamora

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2008

University of North Carolina
-Postdoctoral researcher in Program on Integrative Medicine