Biology major Rafael Garces was accepted to the Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative &
Computational Biology at Princeton
University for summer 2010. In this selective program, students
complete an original research project as part of a world-class research
Biology major Agata Kaczkowski worked for the Conserve Wildlife
Foundation of New Jersey as part of a summer 2010 internship funded by a US
Department of Agriculture grant. You can follow her work via her blog here. (She's
holding a rescued osprey in the pic on the right.)
Biology major Ammar Rizvi was selected to
participate in a winter internship with the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Ammar is a fulltime NJCU student and currently interns for
three New Jersey Podiatric Physicians.
2009 Biology graduate Luis Alzate-Duque
is currently a first year medical student at UMDNJ's New Jersey Medical
School persuing an MD/MPH degree.
2010 Biology graduate Kathrine Bendtsen
is currently pursuing a master's degree in bioethics at Saint
Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
Biology/Chemistry graduate Jennifer Della Vecchia is preparing to take the MCATs and would like to pursue a dual
MD/PhD degree in Biochemistry and Infectious Diseases. Upon completion, she
hopes to continue research, practice medicine, and also teach science. (2010 Biology graduate Jennifer Lenker is pictured on the left, and
Jennifer Della Vecchia is on the
2009 Biology graduate Patricio Fuentes is
currently in second semester of his Physician Assistant education at Hofstra University. Patricio was
also the recipient of the National Health Service Corps scholarship.
2010 Biology graduate Richard Garcia is
featured in a June 7 article in the Jersey Journal. The article describes Richard's plans to
audition for a role as Tupac Shakur in an upcoming movie. Richard also works as
a substitute in Jersey City public schools and hopes to get a master’s and
graduate Mariana Gebraeel is currently
pursuing a degree in pharmacy at Long
Island University. (Mariana
is pictured on the left, and Dr. Laura
Pannaman is on the right.)
Biology graduate Kimberli Leal is
currently pursuing a degree in dentistry at Columbia University College of
2010 Biology graduate Ahmed Mahmoud
secured a research position at Columbia University
studying the early biomarkers of cancer. He also plans to pursue a master's
degree in biotechnology at Columbia.
2009 Biology graduate Maria Sacta is
currently pursuing an MD/PhD at the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan
Kettering Tri-Institutional program in New York City. This highly
competitive program trains physician-scientists who will become the next
generation of leaders in biomedical research.
2009 Biology graduate Maria Elena Somoza
is pursuing a master's degree in biotechnology at New
Jersey Institute of Technology.