Meet Our Scientific Scholars

Winter 2009 ET CURE UCSD Undergraduate Scholars:

Melissa Aillaud

Melissa Aillaud

Major: Bioengineering, Premedical
Undergraduate Researcher in the labs of Dennis Carson and Andrew Kummel

  • MESA-NSF Scholarship (2007)
  • NACME Scholar (2007)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (2007)
  • National Dean's List (2005)
  • Vice President's List, Southwestern College (2005)
  • Projects:

    • Selection of DNA Aptamers for Identification of Breast Cancer Cells
    • Intra-operative Evaluation of Surgical Margins During Breast Conservation Therapy (BCT)



Jesus Gerardo Alfaro

Jesus Gerardo Alfaro

Major: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate Researcher in the labs of Dennis Carson and Andrew Kummel

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) SHPE) Member
  • SHPE Outreach and former Jr. SHPE Chapter Coordinator
  • California Alliances for Minority Participation (CAMP) Member
  • Carlsbad/Oceanside Soccer League Member
  • National Notary Association Member
  • Project:

    • Intra-operative Evaluation of Margins



Diana Lopez

Diana Lopez

Undergraduate Researcher in the labs of Dennis Carson and Andrew Kummel

  • Dell, Qualcom, HSF: General Electric and Lockheed Martin Scholar
  • Provost List (2007)
  • 2007-2008 SHPE Secretary, SWE and CAMP Member
  • CSEM, NACME and SHPE Scholar
  • Project:

    • Intra-Operative Automated Evaluation of Surgical Margins in Breast Tumors Using caPCNA

Spring 2009 ET CURE UCSD Undergraduate Scholars:

Sharraya Aschemeryer

Sharraya Aschemeryer

  • Major: Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Third year undergraduate
  • Intended graduation date: 2010
  • Researcher in the labs of Dr. Trogler



Jorge L. Marquez

Jorge L. Marquez

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Third year undergraduate
  • Intended graduation date: 2010
  • Researcher in the labs of Dr. Kummel



Kevin Kalenian

Kevin Kalenian

  • Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Third year undergraduate
  • Intended graduation date: 2010
  • Student researcher in the labs of Dr. Carson



Ruben Mora

Ruben Mora

  • Major: Human Biology
  • Second year undergraduate
  • Intended graduation date: 2011