IPREP Fellows

  • IPREP 2016 Fellows
    IPREP 2016 Fellows
    Robert Altamirano
    Robert Altamirano
    B.A. in Psychology
    Green Mountain College
    Class of 2016
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Neurobiological and Molecular Mechanisms

    Graduate School Attending:
    Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern
    Robert Altamirano is a dedicated brain and behavioral researcher interested in the neurobiological and molecular mechanisms underpinning motivated behaviors as well as addiction. He graduated from California State University, San Marcos Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology. Currently he works under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Boehm II investigating genetic influences on reward from drugs of abuse. Robert is currently applying to biomedical graduate programs with an emphasis in neuroscience.
    Jasmyn Sanders
    Jasmyn Sanders
    B.S. in Psychology
    Florida A&M University
    Class of 2014
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Clinical Psychology

    Graduate School Attending:
    Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Miami
    Jasmyn Sanders earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida A&M University in 2014. Through iPREP, she was appointed a position in the Impulsivity Neuroscience laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Melissa Cyders. Sanders recently first-authored an invited chapter, highlighting the role of the UPPS-P model of impulsivity in risky sexual behaviors (Sanders et al., in press). She is also preparing another first-author manuscript assessing the relationship between sexual abuse and substance use in detained youth and leading a project studying risks among victims of domestic minor sex trafficking. After iPREP, Sanders plans to enter a clinical psychology doctoral program with an emphasis on sexual health, with the professional goal of becoming a university professor or a psychologist in an academic medical center.
    Blake K. Parrish
    Blake K. Parrish
    B.A. Psychology
    Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis
    Class of 2016
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Applied Psychology

    Graduate School Attending:
    Ph.D., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational), University of Central Florida
    Blake graduated from Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) in May of 2016, earning his Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology. He is a research assistant for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Center of Indiana, currently working with Dr. Michelle P. Salyers to address burnout, turnover, and wellbeing among mental health clinicians. A Veteran of the military, his personal research interests include Veterans in the workplace, occupational health, and organizational development. Blake’s most recent research project, The Role of Social Support in Veteran Attainment and Reintegration in Higher Education, closely examines the reintegration of Veterans into their communities from a social perspective. He plans to apply to graduate programs in industrial / organizational psychology as well as applied psychology programs for admittance in fall of 2017.
    Shaquitta Dent
    Shaquitta Dent
    B.S. in Biology
    Stillman College
    Class of 2015
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Human Performance and Kinesiology

    Graduate School Attending:
    MS, Kinesiology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Shaquitta Dent ’15 graduated from Stillman College in May earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She was ranked in the top 5% of her class and held the highest GPA in the Department of Natural Science. She finished her B.S. in only three years as a high honors Summa Cum Laude graduate. She is currently gaining experience in biomechanics of human movement working with Dr. Rafael Bahamonde in the Department of Kinesiology. Shaquitta is currently finishing a research study that evaluates the effects of vibration training on proprioception and spring-leg stiffness. She will start a second study observing comfort, temperature control, and brace migration of popular knee braces. Her future goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in human performance and kinesiology where she dreams of contributing to the advancement of prosthetics.
    Mutsa Godza
    Mutsa Godza
    B.S. in Kinesiology
    Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
    Class of 2016
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Kinesiology

    Graduate School Attending:
    D.PT./Ph.D., University of Florida
    Mutsa Godza ’16 is from Harare, Zimbabwe and graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Her undergraduate research experience in Dr. Kelly Naugle’s Pain and Physical Activity laboratory sparked her interest in researching exercise-induced analgesia. During her time at IUPUI, Mutsa served as a mentor for first year students; a student leader at Camp Brosius, a leadership development camp for students seeking a degree in the Department of Kinesiology at IUPUI; and as the Director for Dancer relations in one of IUPUI’s largest student-run events, Jagathon: IUPUI’s Dance Marathon. As a result of her commitment to the field of kinesiology and campus engagement, Mutsa was selected as the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Exercise Science major of the year 2016, is a recipient of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Undergraduate Scholar award, and was chosen as one of IUPUI’s top 100 students for 2016. After completing the IPREP Program, Mutsa plans on matriculating into a DPT/PhD dual program and pursuing a career as an academic physical therapist.
    Vanessa Wilson
    Vanessa Wilson
    B.S. in Biology
    Bennett College for Women
    Class of 2016
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Neuroscience

    Graduate School Attending:
    TBD
    Vanessa Wilson ‘16 grew up in Guyana and graduated from Bennett College for Women. Vanessa was a biology major with a minor in chemistry. During her tenure at Bennett College, Wilson was recognized for the Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She has worked as a librarian assistant at her alma mater and she has also worked on the executive board for Bennett College’s library, where she helped to develop strategic plans to better the institution’s library. Vanessa has gained ample laboratory experience in the scientific field through her summer internships. Wilson’s first internship was at the University of Missouri in the summer of 2014. With this research Wilson explored the effects of pace breathing on cardiovascular activities. Wilson’s second internship during the summer of 2015 was undertaken at Indiana University. Here, Wilson investigated how changes in the activity of serotonin neurons in different parts of the dorsal raphe nucleus fluctuated with changes in the social behavior of mice. Vanessa plans to apply to a MD‐PhD program with a concentration in neuroscience in the near future.
  • IPREP 2015 Fellows
    IPREP 2015 Fellows
    Corey Calhoun
    Corey Calhoun
    B.A. in Psychology
    Green Mountain College
    Class of 2015
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Addiction Neuroscience
    Joshua Hayes
    Joshua Hayes
    B.S. in Biology
    Winston-Salem State University
    Class of 2015
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Medical Neuroscience
    Elaine Kouame
    Elaine Kouame
    B.S. Biology
    Temple University
    Class of 2015
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Medical Neuroscience
    Cynthya Morales
    Cynthya Morales
    B.A. in Psychology
    California State University North Ridge
    Class of 2015
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Addotop Meirpscoemce
    Jared Smith
    Jared Smith
    B.S. in Neuroscience
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Class of 2015
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Medical Neuroscience
  • IPREP 2014 Fellows
    IPREP 2014 Fellows
    Sage Morgan Bates
    Sage Morgan Bates
    Ph.D. Student
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Class of 2014
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Clinical Psychology
    Michel Anthony Companion
    Michel Anthony Companion
    Ph.D. Student
    University North Carolina
    Class of 2014
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Addiction Neuroscience
    Ross Michael Nelson
    Ross Michael Nelson
    Ph.D. Student
    University of Oklahoma
    Class of 2014
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Medical Neuroscience
    Alan B. Tyson II
    Alan B. Tyson II
    Ph.D. Student
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Class of 2014
    Research Interests & Expertise
    Music Technology
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