Bridge to the Doctorate

Current Fellows

Fellow Name Description
VAVincent Alford
Ph.D. Student in the Molecular & Cellular Pharmocology Graduate Program
Vinnie is originally from Coral Springs, FL. He obtained his bachelor degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. As an undergraduate student, he worked on a research projects examining pKr, an RNA-dependent protein kinase, and how the microflora content of the GI tract modulates Type I Diabetes outcome and severity. Currently, his graduate research focuses on cancer metastasis and the role of membrane matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) in cancer migration and invasion. His goal is to develop anti-metastatic therapeutics against MMP complex formation and function. Outside of his student life, some of his hobbies include swimming and herpetology. He also takes part in many volunteer activities pertaining to the American Cancer Society. 
CMCamillia Monestime
Ph.D. Student in the Department of Neurobiology
Camillia Monestime graduated from City University of New York, Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Biology; the research she did as an undergraduate focused on the seasonal hormonal effects, specifically estrogen, on the catecholaminergic pathway of the auditory system in the plainfin midshipman.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in neurobiology and is interested in studying systems and behavior. 
CGoddardCoreyn Goddard 
M.S. Student in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Coreyn studied Geology, with a minor in Mathematics, at the City University of New York, York College and was awarded the LSAMP scholarship during her time there. Her research at York College involved arsenic contamination in sea water, ground water, and sediments. She has presented her research at various conferences and has won several awards. Currently, she works with Dr. Henry Bokuniewicz, examining the impact of compost facilities and landfills as a source of contaminants in ground water. Coreyn plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, continuing to focus on the effects of contaminants in ground water.  

CR3Christian F. Ruiz
Ph.D. Student in the Genetics Graduate Program
Christian is originally from Pereira, Colombia. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Bio-medical Engineering at The City College of New York. He did research in nanotechnology for the department if Bio-medical Engineering at Stony Brook University as a part of an REU internship. Other previous research include characterizing the mechanistic relationship of arsenic contamination and UVB exposure in human skin cells and the designing surgery simulators for Memorial Sloan Kettering. His current research is focused on cancer metastasis.
Edward TurnerEdward Turner
M.S. Student in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Edward is originally from Queens, NY.  He completed this undergraduate work at Stony Brook University, where he was awarded an LSAMP scholarship.  Currently, he is studying how to address mathematical and engineering problems by using computational methods and how these computational methods may be optimized.  His goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics so that he can study various deterministic and stochastic processes, develop computational methods to analyze these processes, and optimize these methods.  Outside of his studies, his hobbies include working out and playing the guitar.  


Jinelle Wint

Jinelle Wint

Student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

Jinelle is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  She received her B.S. in Biology and Studio Art from the University of Miami.  As a master's student, she worked with Dr. J. Peter Gergen conducting research that focuses on gene transcription in Drosophila embryogenesis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography and ceramics. Jinelle was admitted into the Molecular and Cellular Biology Doctoral Program in the Fall of 2014.

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