PREP Alumni

Opening Acceptance LettersPREP trainees remain in the program for one to two years.

The majority of our trainees matriculate to PhD or MD/PhD programs at excellent universities across the United States.

Learn more about the institutions our alumni have chosen below. 


Trainee Year  Graduate Degree or Training
Kofi Gyan 2016
Computational Biology & Medicine, Cornell U, PhD, currently enrolled 
Franco Puleo 2016
Pharmacology, Boston U Medical School, PhD, currently enrolled
Hembley Rivas 2016
Virology, Harvard U, PhD, currently enrolled
Jean Rivera 2016
Neuroscience, Cornell U, PhD, currently enrolled
Faith Karanja Ranji
Developmental Biology, U Virginia, PhD, currently enrolled
Melanie Rivera 2015
Biomedical Sciences, U New Mexico, PhD, currently enrolled
Christopher Bartolome 2014 Neuroscience, Sackler School, Tufts, PhD, currently enrolled
Olivia Umana
2014 Medical Immunology, U Mass Medical School, PhD, currently enrolled
Vanessa Yanez
Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Sackler School Tufts, PhD, currently enrolled
Giang Nguyen
2014 Immunology, Sackler School, Tufts, PhD, currently enrolled
Carlos Medina
2014 Immunology, Stanford U, PhD, currently enrolled
Danielle Salantes
Cell & Molecular Biology, U Pennsylvania, PhD, currently enrolled
Asante Hatcher 2013 Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, PhD, currently enrolled
Sonia Laurie
Immunology, Emory U, PhD, currently enrolled
Dawit Bezabih
Tufts U School of Medicine, MD, currently enrolled
Brandon Anjuwon-Foster 2012
Microbiology & Immunology, U North Carolina - Chapel Hill, PhD, currently enrolled
Melissa Liriano 2011 Chemistry, Tufts U, MS, currently enrolled
Elizabeth Smith 2011
Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, PhD, Sackler School, Tufts, currently enrolled
Rolando Ruiz 2011 Biochemistry, U California - Irvine, PhD, currently enrolled
Thomas Corrielus 2011 Microbiology & Immunology, U Buffalo, MS, 2014
Nicolle White 2010 Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Sackler School, Tufts, withdrew
Yewande Adepoju 2009 U New England, DO
Carlos Torres 2009 U Puerto Rico/Baylor combined MD/PhD, currently enrolled
Silvia Caballero 2009 Immunology, Weill Cornell, PhD, 2015
Eydith Commenencia-Ortiz 2008 Neuroscience, Sackler School, Tufts, PhD 2012
Niskin Akpan
Cell Biology, Columbia U, PhD, 2012
Ryan Salvador 2007 Immunology, Sackler School Tufts, PhD, 2015
Amber Smith 2007 U Texas Medical Branch, MD, 2014
Ingrid Soltero 2007 Genetics, Sackler School, Tufts, withdrew


Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research

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