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The American Association of Immunologists

Past Program Participants (2003-2017)

2016-2017

Cassandra Bonvissuto, Poland Seminary High School, Poland, OH
MentorProsper N. Boyaka, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Kevin Clemente, Juanita High School, Kirkland, WA
MentorJessica A. Hamerman, Ph.D., Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Jason Econome, Stuyvesant High School (district 2), New York, NY
MentorBetty Diamond, M.D., The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY

Doan Nguyen, Bixby High School, Bixby, OK
Mentor: T. Kent Teague, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa, OK

Heather Potts, Wayne Valley High School, Wayne, NJ
MentorPatricia A. Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Ph.D., Rutgers New Jersey Medical  School, Newark, NJ

Victoria  Salo, Biddeford High School, Biddeford, ME
MentorLing Cao, M.D., Ph.D., University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME

Rebecca Thrash, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
MentorLaurie E. Harrington, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

2015-2016

Gina Castellanos Ellsworth, Haverhill High School, Haverhill, MA
Mentor: Daniel G. Remick, M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Antonio Gamboa, Garey High School, Pomona, CA
Mentor: Stephen A. O'Barr, Ph.D., Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Aaron Mathieu, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA
Mentor: Neal Silverman, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Sarah Peterson, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Mentor: Mark J. Soloski, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Jeremy M. Resmann, Soldan I.S. High School, St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, MO
Mentor: Wayne M. Yokoyama, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, St. Louis, MO

Gregory Shenk, Ph.D., Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, Hartford, CT
Mentor: Kamal M. Khanna, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Patricia Weethee, Grove City High School, Grove City OH
Mentor: Amy E. Lovett-Racke, Ph.D., Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Michele Witkowski, Edison High School, Edison, NJ
Mentor: Lisa K. Denzin, Ph.D., Child Health Institute of NJ/Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2014-2015

Catherine Dollard, Northampton High School, Northampton, MA
Mentor: Clinton B. Mathias, Ph.D., Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Lori Fretta, Otter Valley Union High School, Brandon, VT
Mentor: Karen A. Fortner, Ph.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Edwina C. Kinchington, Ph.D., Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA
Mentor: Christine Milcarek, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Beth R. Krauss, Manlius Pebble Hill School, DeWitt, NY
Mentor: Gary Winslow, Ph.D., Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Amy Loewen, Hinkley High School, Aurora CO
Mentor: Ronald J. Harbeck, Ph.D., National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Labs, Denver, CO

John Siefert, Conrad Weiser Area School District, Robesonia, PA
Mentor: Angelika Antoni, Ph.D., Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Kindra M. Zuberbuehler, Wake County Public School System, Apex, NC
Mentor: Richard Lee Reinhardt, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

2013-2014

Robert Aguilar, Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH
Mentor: Vincent K. Tuohy, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Andrea Cobb, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Mentor: Patrick M. Gillevet, Ph.D., George Mason University, Manassas, VA

Mark Trice, Frederick High School, Frederick, MD
Mentor: David A. Rozak, Ph.D., The United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD

Matthew S. Young, A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, TX
Mentor: Michael F. Criscitiello, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2012-2013

Heidi M. Anderson, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY
Mentor: Subbarao Bondada, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Judy J. Birschbach, West Bend East High, West Bend, WI
Mentor: Douglas Steeber, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Stephen M. Biscotte, Cave Spring High School, Roanoke, VA
Mentor: Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Lesli Horowitz, Kearny School of International Business (SDUSD), San Diego, CA
Mentor: Nicholas Gascoigne, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Nichole Kellerman, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD
Mentor: Pamela Schwartzberg, M.D., Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Retha R. Prescod, Atlantic Community High School, Delray Beach, FL
Mentor: Zhibin Chen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Jared M. Rashford, Ph.D., Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Mentor: Kyle McKenna, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Amanda Smith, Union City High School, Union City, NJ
Mentor: Debra Laskin, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

2011-2012

Lori Herrington, Chaparral High School, Temecula, CA
Mentor: Luc Teyton, M.D., Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Lyndonia L. Pascal, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, West Palm Beach, FL
Mentor: Zhibin Chen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

2010-2011

Hadiya Woodham, Ph.D., The Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Mentor: Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Victor Rodriguez, Southwest High School, San Diego, CA
Mentor: Wendy Havran, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

John Goudie, Ed.D., Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Mentor: Terecita D. Yule, Ph.D., Pfizer, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI

Jon Pazol, West Leyden High School, Northlake, IL
Mentor: Stephen D. Miller, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Oanh Lo, Marble Hill School for International Studies, Bronx NY
Mentor: Fotini Gounari, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009-2010

Peter Judson, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Mentor: Ciriaco Piccirillo, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Elizabeth A. Begy, Geneseo Central School, Geneseo, NY
Mentor: B. Paige Lawrence. Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

John F. Long, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX
Mentor: David Farrar, Ph.D., Department of Immunology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Hana K. Mottley, South Brunswick High School, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Mentor: Padmini Salgame, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Mark E. Stephansky, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Whitman, MA
Mentor: William Cruikshank, Ph.D., Pulmonary Center, Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA

Diane Lee, Magruder High School, Rockville, MD
Mentor: Brian A. Cobb, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

2008-2009

Mary Haus, Los Osos High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mentor: Roberta R. Pollock, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Monica Thoune, Michigan Health Academy, Detroit, MI
Mentor: Mariana J. Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

David Mwangi, East Orange High School, East Orange, NJ
Mentor: Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Ph.D., UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Kevin Jarigese, West Mesa High School, Albuquerque, NM
Mentor: Carolyn Mold, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Rita English, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, Iselin, NJ
Mentor: Debra Laskin, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Nels Dokken, John F. Kennedy High School, South Bloomington, MN
Mentor: Chris Pennell, Ph.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2007-2008

Laurie E. Asermily, Seneca Falls Central School, Seneca Falls, NY
Mentor: Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D., Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Teresa R. Burke, Westford Academy, Westford, MA
Mentor: William Walker Cruikshank, Ph.D., Boston Univ. School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Emily K. Faulconer, Lakeland High School, Suffolk City Public Schools, Suffolk, VA
Mentor: Robert Eugene Ratzlaff, Ph.D., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA

Dawn M. Martell, Wilmington High School, Wilmington, MA
Mentor: William Walker Cruikshank, Ph.D., Boston Univ. School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Scott Troy, West High School, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Mentor: Raul M. Torres, Ph.D., Univ. of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO

Elizabeth Withum, A.W. Coolidge Middle School, Reading, MA
Mentor: Rachel M. McLoughlin, Ph.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2006-2007

Ann Brokaw, Rocky River High School, Rocky River, OH
Mentor: Brian A. Cobb, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH

Molly Hanley, Magnificat High School, Rocky River, OH
Mentor: Neil S. Greenspan, M.D., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH

Philip Lundy, Brighton Area Schools, Brighton, MI
Mentor: Nicholas W. Lukacs, Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Debra Paul, F.H. Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington, VT
Mentor: Ralph C. Budd, M.D., Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Mark Paul, Essex High School, Essex Junction, VT
Mentor: Ralph C. Budd, M.D., Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

2005-2006

Felicia A. Benson, Osborn High School, Detroit, MI
Mentor: Yi-Chi M. Kong, Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Amanda Dice, Baltimore Talent Development High School, Baltimore, MD
Mentor: Jan L. Powell, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Claire L. Hypolite, Edison High School, Minneapolis, MN
Mentor: Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Marjorie Maxey, Western Albermarle High School, Crozet, VA
Mentor: Robert G. Sawyer, M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Tamica A. Stubbs, E. E. Waddell High School, Charlotte, NC
Mentor: Juan Anguita, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth Zdrojewski, West Allis West Milwaukee School, West Allis, WI
Mentor: Douglas A. Steeber, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

2004-2005

Alice Apostolou, Tahanto Regional High School, MA
Mentor: Frank Gibson, Ph.D., Boston University Medical School

Beverly Feig, Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore, MD
Mentor: Jan L. Powell, Ph.D., University Maryland Medical School

Susan P. Mooney, Haverhill High School, Haverhill, MA
Mentor: Dennis L. Kasper, Ph.D., Harvard University Medical School

Richard Willets, Haverhill High School, Haverhill, MA
Mentor: Greg Priebe, M.D., Harvard University Medical School

Dan O'Connell, St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE
Mentor: Jennifer A. Punt, V.M.D., Ph.D., Haverford College, Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Veltre, Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore, MD
Mentor: Jan L. Powell, Ph.D., University of Maryland Medical School

2003-2004

Kara Jon Christesen, Salem High School, Salem, NH
Mentor: Andrew B. Onderdonk, Ph.D., Harvard University

Aurora Merry, Salem High School, Salem, NH
Mentor: Arthur O. Tzianabos, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Gloria J. Gilliam, North High School, Omaha, NE
Mentor: Devendra K. Agrawal, Ph.D., Creighton University

Tammy Morgan, Lake Placid High School, Lake Placid, NY
Mentor: Peter C. Sayles, Ph.D., Trudeau Institute

Amy J. Parent, Tupper Lake High School, Tupper Lake, NY
Mentor: Richard W. Dutton, Ph.D., Trudeau Institute

Thomas E. Schmit, Hamilton High School, Hamilton, MT
Mentor: Frank R. DeLeo, Ph.D., NIAID, NIH, Hamilton, MT

James F. Striebel, Corvallis High School, Corvallis, MT
Mentor: Kim J. Hasenkrug, Ph.D., NIAID, NIH, Hamilton, MT

LeeAnn Vaughan, North High School, Omaha, NE
Mentor: Kristen M. Drescher, Ph.D., Creighton University

2002-2003

Lindsay E. Porter, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA
Mentor: Rao H. Prabhala, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Thomas J. Geelan, City Honors School, Buffalo, NY
Mentor: Elizabeth Repasky, Ph.D., Roswell Park Cancer Institute

L. Dee Eller, Coupeville High School, Coupeville, WA
Mentor: Philip F. Mixter, Ph.D., Washington State University

Dean Johnson, City Honors School, Buffalo, NY

Beth-Ann M. Shepley, Avon Middle-High School, Avon, MA

 


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