Cohort 7

Adebowale Bamidele

Originally from Nigeria, was a Chemistry major while at Brooklyn College. He entered the MARC program in August 2005. He worked with Dr. Malgorzata Ciszkowska in the Chemistry Department on a research project that entailed electro-chemistry and the transport of  polymetric gels. He attended the Leadership Alliance Symposium in Danvers MA in July 2005 and in the ABRCMS Conference in Atlanta GA, in November 2005. Adebowale graduated from Brooklyn College in September 2009 with a BS in Chemistry. He is currently a graduate student at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Kerron Gilford

A Biology major, Kerron entered the MARC program in August 2005 and worked with Dr. Ray Gavin in the Biology Department his research project as myosin function in non-muscle cells. Kerron was a recipient of the Brooklyn CollegePresidential Scholarship. He attended the Leadership Alliance Symposium in Danvers MA in July 2005 and in the ABRCMS Conference in Atlanta GA, in November 2005. Kerron graduated from Brooklyn College in 2007 and would like earn a Ph.D in Immunology & Pathology. He is currently a student at SUNY Albany where he was in Dr. Rebecca Keller's lab a part of the Center for Cardiovasular Sciences

Nkechia Ng-a-qui

Originally from Guyana, was a Chemistry major with a minor in Biochemistry here at Brooklyn College. She worked with Dr. Sanchez Delgado in the Chemistry Department. They worked on Polymer-supported metallic nano-particles as hydrogenation catalysts. The object of their research is to design novel catalysts derived from ruthenium nano-particles immobilized on polyvinylpyridine, of use in hydrogenation reactions of importance in pharmaceutical developments and in the manufacture of environmentally benign fuels. Nkechia graduated from Brooklyn College in 2007 and enrolled in a graduate program at Pace University.  She received a M.S. in 2010 and is currently a science teacher in Middle School here in New York City

Diana Sanchez

A Speech Communication Arts & Sciences (SCAS) major who worked with Dr. Klara Marton, in the SCAS Department at Brooklyn College. Dr. Marton is conducting research on children with specific language impairment. Diana attended both the Leadership Alliance Symposium in July 2005 and the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Atlanta, GA in October 2005. She presented her research with Prof Marton at our in house Science Research Day. Her poster was titled: “Effects of Executive Functions on Social Behavior and Self Esteem”.  Diana is the recipient of a Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship and two other undergraduate awards.  Diana graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in SCAS in August 2006. She attended Long Island University with the intention of pursuing a graduate degree in either speech pathology or neurology as related to speech disorders. As of 2011, Diana also began working as a Speech Pathologist with New York City's Department of Education.

Kerton Victory

Originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Kerton was a Chemistry major here at Brooklyn College. He entered the MARC program in September 2005, and worked with Dr. Richard Magliozzo in the Chemistry Department. Their research consisted of working on several drug resistant mutants of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (KatG).  It  focused on gaining a more complete understanding of the origins of INH resistance in tuberculosis caused by mutations in the enzymecatalase-peroxidase (KatG). Kerton is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. He attended the ABRCMS Conference in Atlanta GA, in November 2005. Kerton graduated from Brooklyn College in 2005 and went on to attain a M.S. at the University or Arizona and is continuing his studies at University of Arizona, currently enrolled in their PhD program in Enviromental Health Sciences at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.  He is also the recipient of BioME graduate fellowship which in adition to offering a stipend also places graduate students like Kerton in K-12 classrooms.