Students who are interested in doing research should contact me directly at with a brief summary of their interests.

Current Students

Iliette Mercado Ruiz, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayagüez BS

Iliette is a pre-veterinary student currently assisting on a collaborative project investigating phenotypic integration of the vertebral column. She is working on a small project investigating vertebral variation in macaques.

Alejandro Santiago-Nazario, Universidad Central del Caribe MD C’22

Alejandro is an MD student interested in otorhinolaryngology. He assisted on a project investigating integration between the cranial boundaries of the nasopharynx, the face, and the upper cervical vertebrae using three-dimensional coordinate data. He has presented this project at the annual meetings of the American Association for Anatomy in 2021 and the Fifth Interdisciplinary (Virtual) Research Symposium at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. He will also present this project at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery meeting in October, 2021. A manuscript from this work was recently accepted into an invited issue of the Anatomical Record.