Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Celebrate the work of the 2022 PUMAS interns. This summer, each intern gained hands-on lab experience and worked on their own individual research project.

At this poster session, you can learn more about their summer research and congratulate them on completing their internships.

2022 Interns

  • Rahel Abraham (Mentor: Deanna Necula, Paz Lab)
  • Sofia Arreola (Mentors: Kate Crawford and Chloe Fishman, Shipman Lab) 
  • Samantha Calvilllo (Mentors: Jessie Blumenfeld and Oscar Yip, Huang Lab)
  • Kissanet Frezghi (Mentor: Andrew Mendiola, Akassoglou Lab)
  • Hannah Guardiano (Mentors: Oluwole Alese and Megan Lee, Nakamura Lab)
  • Dana Hu (Mentor: Catherine Tcheandjieu) 
  • Evelyn Kwong (Mentors: Rebecca Fang and Santiago Lopez, Shipman Lab)
  • Daniela Lopez (Mentor: Sonali Chaturvedi)
  • Rosana Miller (Mentors: Stephanie Miller and Patrick Honma, Palop Lab)
  • Yasmin Palacios-Calderón (Mentors: Robyn Kaake and Kelsey Haas, Krogan Lab)
  • Snimer Singh (Mentor: Bria Macklin, Conklin Lab)
  • Kirsten Takeshima (Mentors: Murad Mamedov and Rosmely Hernandez, Marson Lab)  
  • Steven Tran (Mentors: Taha Taha and Jennifer Hayashi, Ott Lab)

The poster session will be held on the first floor from 2:30–4:00pm, followed by refreshments on the back patio from 4:00–4:30pm.

About the PUMAS Program

The Promoting Underrepresented Minority Advancement in the Sciences (PUMAS) internship program aims to provide lab experience to historically underrepresented community college students before they transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). It’s organized by the Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Education and Research Development Affairs team at Gladstone and funded by the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


August 10, 2022
2:30-4:30pm PDT
First Floor

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.