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LSAMP BRIDGE TO THE DOCTORATE PROGRAM AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

 

Christina Alvarado, Ph.D.

Field: Chemistry

Degree: B.S. in Biology, 2007, University of Texas at El Paso

Ph.D. Chemistry, 2011, University of Texas at El Paso

 

 
Christina plans to obtain a post-doctoral position where she wants to continue her research in the field of Organic Chemistry. Her ultimate goal is to become an Organic Chemistry professor and to conduct her own research.

Amanda Bastidos

Field: Material Science

Degree: B.S. in Material Science, 2007, University of Texas at El Paso

MS Materials Science, 2009, University of Texas at El Paso

Amanda plans to obtain a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, with a specialization in metallurgy and apply that knowledge towards her work experience with a consulting firm. She plans to eventually enter academia as a Metallurgical and Materials Engineering professor .

Nathan Castro

Field: Engineering

Degree: B.S. in Chemistry, 2008, University of Texas at El Paso

MS Engineering, 2010

Nathan would like to take part in civil service duties and work in the private sector. With the knowledge garnered in the private sector, he intends on transmitting that gained experience to eager students in an academic environment.

Matthew Gaynor

Field: Biology

Degree: B.S. in Biology, 2008, Alice Lloyd College

Matthew wants to obtain a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in the field of pathobiology and become a university professor.

Jose Herrera

Field: Ecology

Degree: B.S. in Biology, 2008, University of Texas at El Paso

Jose plans to pursue a Ph.D. towards a career in academia to have the opportunity of merging two of his passions: ecological research and mentoring the next generation of under –represented scientists.

Zachariah Hildenbrand, Ph.D.

Field: Chemistry

Degree: B.S. in Chemistry, 2008, University of Texas at El Paso

Ph.D. Chemistry, 2010, University of Texas at El Paso

Zachariah wishes to make significant contributions to the field of protein science and bioenergetics, in particular the pathways involved in lipid metabolism. He also plans on being involved in the intellectual development of sharp young minds as a university professor.

Ricardo Hinojosa

Field: Electrical Engineering

Degree: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2007, University of Texas - Pan American

Ricardo wants to become a successful professor, hopefully at the University of Texas - Pan American with publications that include a text book with his own work.

Johanny Tonos de Leon, Ph.D.

Field: Biology

Degree: B.S. in Biology, 2007, University of Puerto Rico

Ph.D. Biology, 2011, University of Texas at El Paso

Johanny wants to obtain a Ph.D. in pathobiology with a specialty in the area of  Molecular Endocrinology. After obtaining her Ph. D. she plans to pursue a career in academia and do cancer research. In addition, she wants to encourage young people to pursue degrees in
higher education.

Jesica Navarrete

Field: Geology

Degree: B.S. in Microbiology, 2008, University of Texas at El Paso

MS Geology, 2010, University of Texas at El Paso

Jesica hopes to continue her research as a Ph.D. professor and researcher in academia. She hopes to expand her work with isotope signatures and identify biologic interactions in ocean and land systems. The isotopic ratio that results from bio-geo interactions can be a valuable marker to identify how life has evolved on earth, as well as in extra-terrestrial systems.
 

Andrew Pardo

Field: Chemistry

Degree: B.S. in Chemistry, 2007, University of Texas at El Paso

Andrew wishes to become an organic chemistry professor and he wants to lead his own  investigations.

 

Karina Puebla, Ph.D.

Field: Science and Engineering

Degree: M.S. in Materials Science, 2008, University of Texas at El Paso

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 2011, University of Texas at El Paso

 
Karina wishes to earn a Ph.D. in Materials science and Engineering that will prepare her to influence the development, improvement, and the quality of life in the community. Subsequently she wants to become a professor working in research. She wants to share her knowledge and experience in the field with others. 

   
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The UT System LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD-1202008. Funding for the Bridge to the Doctorate projects is provided by NSF grant numbers HRD-0832951 (BD 2008-2010), HRD-0929727 (BD 2009-2011), HRD-1139929 (BD 2011-2013), and HRD-1301858 (BD 2013-2015).
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