Students

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

Current Students

Ana Melero Pardo, Universidad Central del Caribe MD C’2025

Ana is a second-year MD student interested in head and neck anatomy, evolution, and oncology. She plans to pursue otorhinolaryngology on a head and neck surgery residency path. She is currently developing a project investigating size and shape of the nasopharynx in macaques, which utilizes CT scans that include both hard and soft tissues.

Pamela Rodriguez Vega, Universidad Central del Caribe MD C’2025

Pamela is an MD student potentially interested in otorhinolaryngology. She is currently working on a project investigating size and shape of the nasopharynx in macaques, also utilizing CT scans which include both hard and soft tissues.

Former Students

Iliette Mercado Ruiz, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayagüez BS C’22

Iliette was a pre-veterinary student and assisted on a collaborative project investigating phenotypic integration of the vertebral column.

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

Alejandro is a former 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 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 also presented this project at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery meeting in October, 2021. A manuscript from this work is in press in an invited issue of the Anatomical Record. As of 2022, Alejandro has matched into an ENT residency at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.