College of Science

Scholarships, Grants, & Awards

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

2018-2020 RISE Students

Sierra Lauman

Graduate Student in Dr. Erin Questad's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at The Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry in Hawaii with Dr. Carla D'Antonio under the supervision of Dr. Carla D'Antonio, UC Santa Barbara (2018).  Rachel Carson Environmental Science Scholarship 2018.

Uriah Sanders

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Bharti Sharma's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Harvard University in the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology under the supervision of Dr. Elena Kramer (2018).

Jacqueline Gutierrez 

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Jamie Snyder's lab received a fellowship from NIH for a 10-week Research Program at Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics under the supervision of Daryl Armstrong Scott, M.D., Ph.D (2018).

Robert Manuel

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Jamie Snyder's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at the University of Georgia in Population Biology of Infectious Diseases under the supervision of Dr. Michael Strand, Ruby Harrison (2018).

Michael Garrett 

Gradaute student in Dr. Junjun Liu's lab received a summer research grant from ARI (2018).

Karapet Mkrtchyan

Undergraduate student in Dr. Bharti Sharma's lab received a fellowship from McGowan Institute to conduct research at McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Badylak (2018).

Karina Moreno 

Graduate Student in in Dr. Valdes' lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at California Academy of Sciences, San
Francisco under the supervision of Dr. Terrence Gosliner (2018).

 

2017-2019 RISE Students

Hansini Vitharanage

Graduate Student in Dr. Buckley's lab.  Entered into a PhD Program at COH (2018).

Yeraldi Loera 

Graduate Student in Dr. Bonisoli-Alquati's lab received the Rachel Carson Award, was part of the MENTORES Program, and received the Student Membership from the American Ornithological Society.  Yeraldi received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at the Environmental Sciences/ Toxicology program, University of California, Riverside (2018).

Karina Moreno

Undergraduate student in Dr. Valdes' lab received the COAST Award in 2017.  

Beverly Stretch

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Stieber's lab received the Assistance League of Greater San Diego Award in 2018.

Sierra Lauman

Undergraduate in Dr. Questad's lab received the Tim Brown Memorial Scholarship for Field Biology in 2017.

Eden Faneuff

Graduate Student in Dr. Jill Adler-Moore's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health,
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology under the supervision of Drs. Arturo Casadevall and Carolina Coelho.

Pablo Garcia 

Graduate Student in Dr. Kristopher Lappin's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at University of South Florida under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Deban.

Isis Janilkarn 

Graduate Student in Dr. Marcia Ewer's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program through the USDA at UCR.  As aGraduate Student in Dr. Nancy Buckley's lab, Isis received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at City of Hope in the department of Cell and Molecular Biology in Dr. John Rossi’s lab.

Jade Lolarga

Graduate Student in Dr. Junjun Liu's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Wright State.

Danielle McHaskell

Graduate Student in Dr. Jayson Smith's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at University of NJ/Rutgers (2017) and Scripps Institute of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer E. Smith (2018).

Summer Blanco

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Bharti Sharma's lab received  a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Harvard University with the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) program (2018) under the supervision of Dr. Elena Kramer.

2016-2018 RISE Students

Mark Alonzo

Graduate student in Dr. Peter Arensburger's lab received the CSUPERB Travel Grant for the 10th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium at Notre Dame University in 2017 Plant Genomics Program Michigan State University in 2015.  Mark also received a fellowship from Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program for a 10-week Research Program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2018).

Tim Batz

Graduate Student in Dr. Bharti Sharma's lab received the MENTORES scholarship, Leadership Coalition Scholarship from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017 and AAAS Best Poster Award in 2018.  Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, Purdue University.

Bianca Cruz

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Nina Abramzon's lab received the Middle Class Scholarship Award. Bianca also received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Stanford University in 2017.

Benjamin Soto

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Buckley's lab has been on the Dean's List Every Quarter Fall 2015-Spring 2018 and the President's List 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018.  He received the Achieve Scholars Program Fellowship 2015-2016, won 1st Place Presentation Undergraduate Biological Sciences in 2016 at the 5th Annual Student RSCA, received an award for Exemplary Presentation at SCCUR in 2017, President's Discovery Fellowship in 2018-2019, President's Council Scholarship in 2018-2019 and the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2018-2019.  Ben also received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at The Mayo Clinic in 2017.

Nicole Lynn

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Craig LaMunyon's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at The University of Minnesota in 2017. Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, UCLA.

Marie Gomez

Graduate Student in Dr. Jill Adler-Moore's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at McGill University in 2017.  Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, USC.

Taylor Halsey

Graduate Student in Dr. Cristos Stathopoulos received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Purdue University in 2017.  Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, MD Anderson.

Austin (Ka'ala) Pacheco

Graduate Student in Dr. Angel Valdes' lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at St Francis Xavier University, Canada in 2017.

Marina De'Leon

Graduate Student in Dr.Wei Jen Lin's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Menzies School of Health Research in 2016. Marina also received the NSF Predoctoral Fellowship in 2016.  Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, UC Davis.

2015-2017 RISE Students

Pablo Unzueta 

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Francis Flores' lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina in 2016.   Entered into PhD Program Fall 2017, UCR.

Jennifer Enriquez

Graduate Student in Dr. Andrew Steele's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at The California Institute for Technology in 2016.

Hessam Ghanimi 

Graduate Student in Dr. Angel Valdes' lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program in University California, Irvine in 2016.

Adam Marentes 

Graduate Student in Dr. Nancy Buckley's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at University California, Riverside in 2016.   Entered into PhD Program Fall 2017, USC.

Jennifer Rubio

Graduate Student in Dr. Jill Adler-Moore's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Wright State in 2016.   Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, USC

Hernan Reza

Graduate Student in Dr. Jill Adler-Moore's lab received the Graduate Presidential Fellowship in 2016. Hernan also received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program at Harbor-UCLA.   Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, COH.

Tim Batz

Undergraduate Student in Dr. Bharti Sharma's lab received a fellowship for a 10-week Research Program in the Plant Genomics Program Michigan State University in 2015.   Entered into PhD Program Fall 2018, Purdue University.

2012-2014 RISE Students

Renee Estephan

Received the Sally Casanova pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2013

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson, a Master's student in Dr. Wei-Jen Lin's laboratory, was awarded the scientific discipline award for her poster presentation on "Study of Autolysins and Autolysis Patterns of Clostridium botulinum" at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in San Jose, CA. Ms. Jackson was one of 278 awardees out of over 1,700 students who presented their research. The award recognizes students in 12 different scientific disciplines who excel in their research and presentation thereof. Her scientific discipline was Microbiology with a subdiscipline of Bacteriology, Received a 12 month Stem Cell Internship Award from CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) from August 2012-end of July 2013 in a laboratory at University of Southern California.   Entered into PhD Program Fall 2014, Vanderbilt University.

Erika Espinoza

2012-13 Siu Family President’s Council Scholar for the College of Science for an award of $2500.

Giselle Blanco

Received 6 month Stem Cell Internship Award from CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) during winter and spring quarters of 2012 and she worked in a laboratory at Western University of Health Sciences doing stem cell research.

Daniel Miranda

Entered into PhD Program at Wright State University.

Julio Sanchez

Entered PhD Program at Cornell University (2015).

Martha Zamora 

Entered PhD Program at UCLA (2015).

Jermaine Mahguib

Entered PhD Program at Iowa State University (2014).

2011-2013 RISE Students

Juan Ruiz

Awarded a summer 2011 research internship to participate in the NIH-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program at Cornell University. The aim of the program involved training. in the Dominican Republic on the Botany, Chemistry and Pharmacology of medicinal plants used in the treatment of infectious diseases in the Caribbean.

Diego Jaime

Dean’s List Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010, President’s List Spring 2012, Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society April 2010 - June 2012. Entered into PhD Program at Brown University.

Giselle Blanco

Entered into PhD Program at UC Davis.

Joseph Henriquez

Entered into PhD Program at Michigan State University.

Rachel Sanchez

Entered into PhD Program at Drexel University.

Mirabel Marquez

Entered PhD Program at University of Wisconson Medical Center (2014).

 

2010-2012 RISE Students

Elysse Gatdula

May 2010, Chuck Bayless Memorial Scholarship, Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 
2010-2011, Southern California Academy of Sciences Student Research Grant.

Gustavo Ramirez:

NASA-USRP fellowship to work under Dr. Parag Vaishampayan (one of our summer speakers), College Cost Reduction Act Award (January- August 2009) (CCRAA), Plant-Microbe Interaction project: The search for an alternative Nod Factor perception mechanism in Medicago truncatula seeds, National Institute of Health: Minority Health Disparities International Research Fellowship Award (NIH–MHIRT), Plan-Microbe Interaction project.

Anna Zelaya

Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar (California Pre-Doctoral Program), 2010-2011.

Jessamine Quijano

ABERCMS: Award for Oral Presentation.

Michael Medrano

Entered into PhD Program at UC Santa Cruz.

Dianne Sanchez

Entered into PhD Program at UC Irvine.

Edward Guzman

Entered into a PhD Program at the University of Colorado.

2009-2011 RISE Students

Elysse Gatdula

2009 Edward T. Roche Research Assistant Scholarship, Conchologists of America (COA) Grants to Malacology Academic Grant, Spring 2010: Student Research Grant from Southern California Academy of Sciences.

Noelle Olson

Spring 2010: ARCHES Pell Grant Scholarship, Bruno, Muriel Scholarship Scholarship, Awarded for the Nutritional Genomics Conference.

Liliana Nunez

NSF-STEM scholarship for 2009-2010, Alpha Pi Sigma Sister of the Year Award for the 2008-2009 school year.  Entered into PhD Program at Scripps University.

Michael Peralta

01/2009-06/2009: CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) fellow (www.csus.edu/csu-lsamp/index.htm), 09/2009-06/2010: NSF Scholarship for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors recipient ,11/2009: Applied for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (www.nsfgrfp.org) in chemistry.

Anna Zelaya

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program, 2009-Present, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Science Council Scholarship (May 2009).  Entered into PhD Program at Montana State.

Gustavo Ramirez

Entered into PhD Program at USC.

Natasha Ward

Entered into PhD Program at the University of Miami.