University of California, Riverside

Marc U STAR Program



Program Alumni


Graduating Class of 2016

Noah Angel, BS, Chemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCI

Mayra Cortez, BS, Bioengineering 
Since Graduation: Lab tech, UCR

Marissa Gionet-Gonzalez, BS, Bioengineering
Since Graduation: PhD program, UC Davis

Joshua Karam, BS, Bioengineering
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCLA

Alexia King, BS, Biochemistry

Christian Turner, BS, Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology
Since Graduation: PhD program, USC

Graduating Class of 2015

Michael Allevato, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCSD

Jessica Arguelles, BS, Bioengineering

Francisco Carranza, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCI

Christopher Conner, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCSB

Lucas Flores, BS, Physics
Since Graduation: PhD program, University of Pennsylvania 

Jesus Garcia, BS, Biochemistry

Elsie Gonzalez, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: Post-bac program, Johns Hopkins

Gwendolyn Gonzalez, BS, Neuroscience 
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCR

Roberto Gutierrez, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCR

Lorraine Horwitz, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, University of Michigan

Allison Ibarra, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD program, UCSF

Graduating Class of 2014

Elma Frias, BS/BA, Neuroscience/Music
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCSF

Miguel Garcia, BS, Chemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCR

Alfredo Hernandez, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UC Davis

Adanma Nwachuku, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD program, UCR School of Medicine

Michael Okoreeh, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD/PhD program, University of Chicago

Michelle Okoreeh, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD Program, UCR School of Medicine

Saige Pompura, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: PhD program, Yale University

Erik Romero, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCSD

Graduating Class of 2013

Trey Amador, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: PhD program, Stanford University

Ruben, Fernandez, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: Lab tech, Esoterix, Calabasis

Louis Garcia, BS, Physics
Since Graduation: PhD program, San Diego State University

William Leon, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD program, UCR School of Medicine

Victoria Senechal, BS, Neuroscience

Joseph Valdez, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCR

Amanda Villarreal, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: Peace Corps, Mozambique

Graduating Class of 2012

Michael Cervantes, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: DDS program, Loma Linda University

Jessica DeAnda, BS, Biology/Chicano Studies
Since Graduation: MA, Claremont College

Fitz-Gerald Diala, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD/PhD program, UCLA

Bethann Martinez, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: Lab tech, Loma Linda University

Nicole Mikulski, BS, Chemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCR


Donald Richards, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: MD program, UCSF

Cindy Tawfik, BS, Chemistry
Since Graduation: MD program, UCR School of Medicine

Graduating Class of 2011

Tiffany Butts, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: Lab tech, Cedars Sinai

Shawn Fonteno, BS, Bioengineering

Heather Roberson, BS, Biology

Since Graduation: Research Associate, Thermo Fisher, Baltimore

Rachel Tena, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD program, Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Ohimai Unoje, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCI

Erik Velez, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD/PhD program, UCSF

Nancy Zepeda, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: Lab tech, Cedars Sinai

Graduating Class of 2010

Carlos Hernandez, BS, Chemistry
Since Graduation: MS, UCI; Lab tech, Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Ontiveros, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MS, UCI; Lab Associate, Focus Diagnostics

Carmen Ramirez, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA

Mari Rosendahl, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA

Nolan Ung, BS, Botany and Plant Sciences
Since Graduation: PhD, UCR; Postdoc, UCLA

Matt Valdez, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: PhD program, UCR

Graduating Class of 2009

Allen Austin, BS, Mathematics

Maria Diaz, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA

Felipe Ituarte, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA; Resident, Columbia, MO

Ravi Rajpoot, BS, Statistics
Since Graduation: MD, Loma Linda University; Resident (radiology), UCI

Cymphonee Robinson, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: MS, UCR; Quarantine tech with the Red Cross

Erica Tate, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA; Resident, UCLA

Kai Wilcots, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: DDS, Loma Linda University; Private dental practice

Graduating Class of 2008

Julius Abanise, BS, Biology
Since Graduation:  JD, Loyola Law School; Attorney, Temecula, CA

Fernando Campos, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: Lab tech, Trinity Biotech

Mark Gaertner, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: MD program, Stanford University

Judy Gbadebo, BS, Biology
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA

Tami Moore, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: MD program, Medical College of Wisconsin

Matthew Nava, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MS, UCR; PhD program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Graduating Class of 2007

Justin Britton, BS Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, Howard University; Resident, University of Maryland Hospital

Evita Limon, BS Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA; Schweitzer Fellow

Oliver Loson, BS Neuroscience
Since Graduation: PhD, California Institute of Technology; Licensing Associate, CalTech

Leonel Santibanez, BS Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: Lab tech, Northern California

Gretchen Stanton, BS Chemistry
Since Graduation: PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College

Jacob Vasquez, BS Biology
Since Graduation: PhD, UCR; Assistant Professor, San Bernardino Valley College

Barbara Williams, BS Biology
Since Graduation: MD, UCI

Graduating Class of 2006

VanNessa Hill, BS Neuroscience
Since Graduation: Registered Nurse

Edward Robertson, BS Biology
Since Graduation: MD, USC; Resident, Highland General Hospital, Alameda, CA

Graduating Class of 2005

Amy Avelar, BS, Chemistry
Since Graduation: PhD, UCR; Assistant Professor, San Bernardino Valley College

Anthony Farina, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD, UCSD; Postdoc Geffen School of Med; Director of Research, Librede, Inc., Los Angeles

Karlos Oregel, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: MD, UCR/UCLA; Resident, Miami, FL

Rochelle Pederson, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: Registered Nurse

Maximliano Vallejos, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MS, CSU Pomona; PhD program, Colorado State University

Graduating Class of 2004

Masood Mansour, BS, Biomedical Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, UCLA; Internal medicine, Scripps Hospital

Jose Morachis, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD, UCSD; President/CEO, NanoSelect Biomedical, Inc., San Diego

Luis Paniagua, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD/PhD program, Medical College of Wisconsin

Graduating Class of 2003

Gebreas Bayen, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MS, UCR; Chemistry instructor, Riverside Community College & Cal State San Bernardino

Joseph Manlolo, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin; Internal medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

Erick Martinez, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: DDS, U Penn School of Dentistry; Private dental practice

Arbis Rojas, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: MD, UCLA; PhD program, CalTech

Ryan Roza, BS, Biological Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, UCI; Physical medicine, Hospital of U Penn

DeAndrea Sims, BS, Neuroscience
Since Graduation: MD, Howard University; General surgery, French Camp Hospital

Graduating Class of 2002

Esther Chen, BS, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Since Graduation: PhD, American College of Chinese Traditional Medicine; Traditional Chinese medicine clinic, San Francisco, CA

Jade Quijano, BS, Biomedical Sciences
Since Graduation: MD, UCLA; Assistant Professor, UCSD

Jerusalem Tesfai, BS, Biochemistry
Since Graduation: PhD, Loma Linda University; Biochemistry Professor, Ethiopia

Pre-Columbian Coclé pottery design from the book "Pre-Columbian Designs From Panama" by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop and published by Dover Publications, 1976.

Pre-Columbian Coclé pottery design from the book "Pre-Columbian Designs From Panama" by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop and published by Dover Publications, 1976.

Pre-Columbian Coclé pottery design from the book "Pre-Columbian Designs From Panama" by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop and published by Dover Publications, 1976.

Pre-Columbian Coclé pottery design from the book "Pre-Columbian Designs From Panama" by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop and published by Dover Publications, 1976.

Pre-Columbian Coclé pottery design from the book "Pre-Columbian Designs From Panama" by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop and published by Dover Publications, 1976.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Marc U STAR Program
4489 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5449
Fax: (951) 827-3087
E-mail: rebecca.brown@ucr.edu

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