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RISE Program Alumni with PhDs


Name

RISE
Level

PhD University
(Field)

Year

Current

Linda Acosta

UG
MS

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Chemistry)

1993

-

Roberto Aguilar

UG
MS
PhD

UTSA
(Neurobiology)

2006

University of California-Irvine
-Postdoc

Melva Avalos

UG

University of Texas-Austin
(Neuropharmacology)

1999

-

Kristen Ballesteros

UG

UTSA
(Neurobiology)

2010

-

Nicquet Blake

MS

Washington University-St Louis
(Neurobiology)

2001

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Recruitment

Vincent Boyd

UG

Texas A&M University
(Chemistry)

1995

St Jude's Children's Hospital
-Medicinal Chemist

Steven Brodie

MS

University of New Mexico
(Biomedical Sciences)

1996

Quest Diagnostics, Inc
-Director of the Cytogenetics & Molecular Diagnostics Lab

Kit Brown

UG

University of Wahington
(Microbiology)

1992

-Financial Analyst

Juan Bustamante

UG
MS
PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2003

University of Georgia
-Postdoc

Gino Cato

MS

University of St Louis
(Molecular Microbiology and Immunology)

2007

Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
-Faculty Instructor

Raymond Chitwood

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2000

University of Texas-Austin
-Research Scientist

Maria Cormier

UG
PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2009

-

Margaret Costanzo

UG

University of Texas-El Paso
(Pathobiology)

2012

-

Isabel Desgagne-Penix

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Cell & Molecular Biology)

2008

University of Calgary
-Postdoc

Guillermo Espinoza

MS

University of Texas-Austin
(Psychology)

2000

University of Texas-San Antonio
-Lecturer

Paul Franklin

MS

Columbia University
(Chemistry)

1991

Georgia State University
Professor of Chemistry
(deceased)

Gilbert Gallardo

MS

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Cell & Molecular Biology)

2007

Harvard Medical School
-Postdoc

Cynthia Galvan

UG

Baylor College of Medicine
(Neuroscience)

2000

-

Sandra Garcia

UG

University of California-San Diego
(Biology)

2003

KCI
-Research Scientist

Annette Garza

MS
PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2005

Synarc, Inc
-Project Manager

Matthew Gdovin

UG

Dartmouth University
(Physiology)

1995

University of Texas-San Antonio
-Associate Professor

Roberto Gonzales

MS

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

1997

Northwest Vista Community College
-Faculty

Daniel Gonzalez

MS

Rutgers University
(Biochemistry)

2005

University of Texas-San Antonio
-Postdoc

Laura Grossenbacher

UG

University of Texas-Austin
(English)

1996

University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Associate Faculty

Christopher Hart

MS

Union Institute & University
(Environmental Health Science)

1996

International Baccalaureate Organization
-Biology Moderator

Meredith Hay

MS

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Physiology)

1990

University of Arizona
-Executive VP and Provost

Ernest Heimsath

UG

Dartmouth University
(Molecular Cell Biology)

2013

-

Elias Jackson

UG

University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
(Neuro & Cell Biology)

2006

J.L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute
-Postdoc

Thomas Jaramillo

UG
MS

Northwestern University
(Neurobiology)

2010

-

Duane Johnson

UG

Meharry Medical College
(Pharmacology)

1995

Xavier University College of Pharmacy, Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
-Assistant Professor

Douglas Johnston

MS

Emory University
(Chemistry)

1990

-

Floretta Jones

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2008

Judson Independent School District
-Teacher

Catherine Lazaro

MS

Brown University

1997

Alberto Culver Company
-Toxicologist

Maria Lopez-Cruzan

UG

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

2007

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
-Laboratory Director

Monica Maldonado

UG

University of Texas-Austin
(Neuroscience)

2010

-

Rodolfo Martinez

UG
MS

Baylor University

1993

New Mexico Highlands University
-Project Director and Subproject Principal Investigator

Mario Mata

UG

University of California-Los Angeles
(Neurobiology)

2005

University of California-Los Angeles
-Postdoc

Davis Medina

UG

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Pharmacology)

2013

-

Alberto Muniz

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2007

University of Texas-San Antonio
-Postdoc

Jesus Munoz

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2007

University of Texas-San Antonio
-Postdoc

Chau Nguyen

UG

University of Houston
(Chemistry)

2010

-

James Orfila

UG
MS
PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2008

Oregon Health Science University
-Postdoc

Valerie (Peiris) Sexton

UG

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Microbiology & Immunology)

2014

-

Joe Perales

UG

University of California-Irvine
(Chemistry)

2002

Scynexis, Inc
-Research Scientist

Ernesto Perez

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2007

-

Manual Perez

UG

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Physiology)

1994

-

Jose Pizarro

MS

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2002

-

Ruben Ramirez

BS

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Cell Regulation)

1999

-

William Ramos

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2005

-

Yolanda Rangel

MS

University of Pennsylvania

2001

-

Antonio Recio

UG

University of Kansas
(Chemistry)

2012

-

Rosario Reyes

UG

University of Oregon
(Biology)

1999

-

Ulises Ricoy

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2007

-

Alexander Rivera

UG

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Animal Sciences)

2005

-

Dawnlee Roberson

MS

University of Texas-Austin
(Biomedical Engineering)

1998

University of Texas-San Antonio, Dept of Biomedical Engineering
-Assistant Professor

Elena Rodriguez

UG

-

2008

-

Jesse Rodriguez

MS
PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2005

-

David Sanche

PhD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2001

-

Teodoro Segura
(MD/PhD)

UG

UT Health Science Center
(Pharmacology)

1993

-

Emi Sei

UG

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Biochemistry)

2015

-

Rose Marie (Tello) Larios

UG

Washington State University
(Neuroscience)

2010

-

Lisa Trevino

UG
MS

University of California-Santa Cruz
(Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology)

2006

-

Ty Troutman

UG

University of Texas Southwestern-Dallas
(Immunology)

2014

-

Micaela Vargas

MS
PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Cell & Molecular Biology)

2010

-Postdoc

Jacqueline (Velenti) Surls

UG

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
(Molecular & Cell Biology)

2012

-

Julissa Villarreal

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2005

KCI
-Technical Writer

Darcey Wayment

UG

Texas Tech University
(Chemistry)

1994

-

Anthony Wells

UG

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
(Clinical Psychology)

2009

Postdoc

Marilyn Wooten

UG

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Chemistry)

2010

Trinity University
-Visiting Instructor

Natividad Ybarra

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2009

-

Rogelio Zamilpa

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2007

-Postdoc

Debora Zamora

PhD

University of Texas-San Antonio
(Neurobiology)

2008

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio, Steven Mifflin's Laboratory Pharmacology
-Postdoc