Ryan Willson

Student NameRyan Willson Faculty Mentor NameCatherine Flores CollegeUF Health College of Medicine MajorBiology MinorBusiness Administration Research InterestsOrthopedics, Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Academic AwardsDean’s List, University Scholars Program 2020 OrganizationsN/A Hobbies and InterestsSoccer, Video Games, Travelling, Learning Research Project Enhancing immunotherapy against solid tumors The focus of this project is to help determine treatment mechanisms of […]

Manjula Somanchi

Student NameManjula Somanchi Faculty Mentor NameCatherine Flores CollegeUF Health Cancer Center MajorHealth Science MinorN/A Research InterestsOncology, Immunotherapy, Cancer Therapeutics and Host Response, Radiation therapy Academic AwardsRichard O. Jacobson Scholar (2018), UF Honors Program (2019), Florida Academic Scholar (2019), University Scholars Program (2020) OrganizationsDown to Dance, Medlife, Indian Student Association Hobbies and InterestsDancing, Singing, Playing badminton, […]

Anthony Pistella

Student NameAnthony Pistella Faculty Mentor NameChenglong Li CollegeCollege of Pharmacy MajorHealth Science – Preprofessional Research InterestsCancer, Surgical Oncology, Genetics Academic AwardsFlorida Academic Scholar 2018, RCLA Town Hall Scholarship 2018, Presidents Honor Roll, UFHCC University Scholars Program 2020 OrganizationsL.E.A.P. PHHP Undergraduate Mentorship Program, PHHP Undergraduate Diversity Caucus, University of Florida Club Tennis, National Society of Collegiate […]

Alisha Patel

Student NameAlisha Patel Faculty Mentor NameJonathan Licht CollegeCollege of Medicine MajorBiochemistry & Anthropology MinorHealth Disparities Research InterestsOncogenesis Mechanisms, Epigenetic mutations, CRISPR Screening Academic AwardsNational Merit Finalist, Benaquisto Scholarship Recipient, University Research Scholar, Dean’s List Fall 2018, Dean’s List Spring 2019, Dean’s List Fall 2019, UFHCC University Scholar OrganizationsMentorGNV & University Research Scholars Program(URSP) Advisory Board […]

Jason Liu

Student NameJason Liu Faculty Mentor NameJi-Hyun Lee CollegeMedicine MajorStatistics MinorPhilosophy Research InterestsGeriatrics, cancer, medicine, and medical therapy Academic AwardsPBS Emperor Science Award Dean’s List Emerging Scholars Program 2019 University Scholars Program 2020 OrganizationsInterdisciplinary Clinical and Academic Program Hobbies and InterestsFitness, swimming, tennis, reading Research Project Survival Analysis of Advanced Lung Cancer Data to Identify Risk […]

Cayle Gao

Student NameCayle Gao Faculty MentorCarma Bylund CollegeCollege of Medicine MajorBiochemistry MinorMathematics; Plant Molecular and Cell Biology Research InterestsCancer population science Academic AwardsN/A OrganizationsN/A Hobbies and InterestsPainting, digital art, planting, shopping Research Project Doctor-patient cancer communication through telemedicine during COVID-19 The aim of this research project is to understand patients’ experiences with telemedicine during COVID-19 as […]

Jacob Best

Student NameJacob Best Faculty Mentor Rui Xiao CollegeCollege of Medicine MajorBiology-Biotechnology MinorBioinformatics Research InterestsMechanisms of Oncogenesis Academic AwardsMarion County Student Soft Skills Committee 2018 Florida Bright Academic Scholars Award 2019 USP 2020 OrganizationsN/A Hobbies and InterestsTutoring Running Weightlifting Research Project Mechanisms of longevity regulation of C. elegans We are seeking to find which genes are […]

Annika Petersen

Student NameAnnika Petersen Faculty Mentor NameLoic Deleyrolle CollegeCollege of Medicine MajorBiology MinorN/A Research InterestsCancer Therapeutics and Host Response, Metastasis Academic AwardsUniversity Scholars Program 2020 OrganizationsFlorida Club Gymnastics, UF Shoes for Smiles Hobbies and InterestsGymnastics, guitar Research Project Slow cycling cell RNA based T cell therapy to prevent recurrence in glioblastoma (GBM) The overall objective of this […]
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