We have hosted fantastic undergraduate students from many different disciplines and institutions. Depending upon previous research experience, student participation ranged from learning from laboratory personnel how to design and execute a research project to publishing a paper on their own original work. They all contributed their unique talents toward the success of our laboratory and we're proud of their many subsequent accomplishments and accolades.

Allison Hultgren

Undergraduate Student: June–July 2018
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Current Position: Senior at Louisiana State University majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish

Alejandro A. de La Cova

Undergraduate Student: June–August 2017
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Current position: Junior at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Kristen McKendall

Undergraduate Student: June–August 2016
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Participant from Xavier University, New Orleans, La., majoring in Biology

Huan Ting (Tim) Chang

Undergraduate Student: January 2012–May 2016
Rice University
Funding: Rice University Honors Program
Awards: Ronald McDonald House Charity Asian Scholarship–2011
Gee Family Association Education Fund Scholarship–2011
Gordon R. West Scholarship 2011–2012
Rice University President's Honor Roll–2012
Current Position: Medical Student
The University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Ashley G . Carter

Undergraduate Student: May–August 2014
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program

Laura Choi

Undergraduate Student: August–December 2012
Molecular Genetic Technology Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Julyana Zelaya

Undergraduate Student: Sept. 2011–May 2012
Molecular Genetic Technology Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Award: First place, undergraduate category, MD Anderson Trainee Day, Houston, Texas, June 2012

Jared Jakacky

Undergraduate Student: May 2010–April 2011
Molecular Genetic Technology Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Award: First place, best poster, MD Anderson Trainee Research competition, Houston, Texas, May 2011

Crystal Bolden

Undergraduate Student: June–August 2010
HGSC Genetics/Genomics Research Education and training Program, Participant from The University of Texas, El Paso, Texas
Funding: HGSC Genetics/Genomics Research Education and Training Program

Donald E. Schrock, II

Undergraduate Student: August 2009–April 2010
Molecular Genetic Technology Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas
Award: First place, best poster, Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences Conference, El Paso, Texas, April 2010

Yejide Olutimehin

Undergraduate Student: May 2008–July 2008
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program 
Participant from University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Bonnie Youmans

Undergraduate Student: May–July 2006
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program 
Participant from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.
Ph.D.: 2013
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Karisha Mason

Undergraduate Student: May–July 2005
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Participant from Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas

Oscar Rojo

Undergraduate Student: January–April 2005
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Eileen T. Meyer

Undergraduate Student: May–July 2003
Rice University
FundingProgram in Mathematics and Molecular Biology
 
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.

Rocio del mar Rivera

Undergraduate Student: June–August 2003
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Participant from the University of Puerto Rico

Marshall C. Cress

Undergraduate Student: June–August 2002
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark.
Funding: W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology undergraduate fellowship
Current Position: Neurosurgeon at Orlando Health, Orlando, Fla.

Carey B. Gardner

Undergraduate Student: June–August 2002
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Participant from Mount Saint Mary's, Los Angeles, Calif.
Current Position: R.N. 

Nicholas R. Jennings

Undergraduate Student: February 2001–June 2002
Funding: NSF grant (ELZ, P.I.)
Current Position: Lab Coordinator at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Jason A. Felton

Undergraduate Student: February–September 1998
B.S. Rice University, Houston, Texas
M.D. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
Funding: Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award (ELZ, P.I.)
Residency: Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Current Position: Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas

Paul A. Sykes

Undergraduate Student: June–August 1998
Funding: Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Participant from Southern Mississippi University
M.D. at the University of Virginia, Arlington, Va.
Current Position: Neurologist UCHealth (University of Colorado), Longmont, Colo.

Mathew Joseph

Undergraduate Student: October 1997–June 1998
Rice University
Funding: Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award (ELZ, P.I.)
M.D. and Residency University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham, Ala.
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Current Position: Oncologist at Tennessee Oncology, Dickson, Tenn.