Thursday, August 9, 2018

Join us to celebrate the work of eight interns from Gladstone’s Promoting Underrepresented Minorities Advancing in the Sciences (PUMAS) program. Come view their posters, ask them questions about their research project, and congratulate them on completing their internship.

  • Malik Abuzahriyeh (Mentors: Faten Sayed and Lay Kodama, Gan Lab)
  • Miguel Hernandez (Mentors: Wendy Runyon and Hana Ghanim, Stem Cell Core; Michael Olvera and Hannah Watry, Conklin Lab)
  • Susanna Morin (Mentor: Irfan Kathiriya, Bruneau Lab)
  • Khanh Nguyen (Mentor: Jennifer Hayashi, Ott Lab)
  • Ernst Pulido (Mentors: Robyn Kaake, Krogan Lab; Michelle Moritz, UCSF)
  • Cristela Ramirez (Mentor: Arun Padmanabhan, Haldar Lab)
  • Leonardo Ramirez (Mentor: Jeeves Ranade, Srivastava Lab)
  • Vanesa Reyes (Mentor: Victoria Rafalski, Akassoglou Lab)

This event is also an opportunity to thank the mentors and host labs for supporting diversity and inspiring these bright young scientists.

Refreshments will be provided.

About the PUMAS Program

The 9-week 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 is organized by the Outreach, Diversity, and Mentoring team at Gladstone and funded by the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


August 9, 2018
4:30-6:30pm PDT

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.