Students who are interested in doing research should contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary of their interests.
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. Ana has presented her work at local conferences and will present at the American Association for Anatomy 2023 meetings in Washington, D.C.
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. Pamela has presented her work at local conferences and will present at the American Association for Anatomy 2023 meetings in Washington, D.C.
Jeziel L. Negrón Rodríguez, Universidad de Puerto Rico Bayamón BS C’2023
Jeziel is currently studying for a BS in Natural Sciences with a concentration in human biology, and also plans to finish a BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology at the UPR MSC by 2025. He plans to pursue a PhD in organic chemistry and is currently president of the local chapter of the American Chemical Society. He is currently the research assistant on “Assessing estimates of evolution from phenotypic integration: relationship of genotype to phenotype in the vertebral column”, which was recently funded by the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust. He hopes to learn more about biology and the use of 3D scanning and modeling to understand anatomy, and to learn to provide mentorship for future students.
Gabriela P. Rodríguez Laureano, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Bayamón BS C’2023
Iliette Mercado Ruiz, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayagüez BS C’22
Alejandro Santiago-Nazario, Universidad Central del Caribe MD C’22 (currently, ENT resident at UPR-MSC)