Moores Cancer Center

Training Programs

CSP - Cancer Center Creating Scientists to Address Cancer Disparities

Georgia R. Sadler, MBA, PhD & Lawrence Alfred, PhD

15-18 local community college students planning to transfer to UCSD receive 8 summer weeks of laboratory and classroom training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. After the didactic training, they participate in UCSD research mentors’ laboratories during the school year.


Name School Major
Geovanni Alarcon
Maher AlhajaUC San DiegoPharmacological Chemistry
Maral Bagheri
Rie DavisUC San DiegoPsychology
Aniel Del RosarioUC San DiegoHuman Biology
Cole FassinoUC San DiegoHuman Biology
Magnolia GarciaUC San DiegoPublic Health
Kevin Gilbert
Madonna HafezUC San DiegoHuman Biology
Liban Hashi
Davan Heark
Nonso Orji
Muna Pina
Juan VillapuduaUC San DiegoMicrobiology

Former Trainees

Name School Major Year
Mariam AhmedSan Diego City CollegePhysics & Chemistry2014
Najah AhmedSan Diego City CollegePharmacological Chemistry2014
Julie BarriosSouthwestern CollegeMarine Biology2014
Kyle CowlesSouthwestern CollegeBiotechnology2014
Magnolia GarciaSouthwestern CollegeBiology2014
Araceli HaigSan Diego Mesa CollegeNursing2014
Rocco HaroMiraCosta CollegePetroleum & Electrical Engineering2014
Caleb HendersonSouthwestern CollegeBiotechnology and Liberal Studies (emph. Math and Science)2014
Jeanne Marie MarasiganSan Diego Mesa CollegePublic Health2014
Natasha MazonUC San DiegoMicrobiology2014
Silvia AguirreSan Diego State UniversityPsychology2013
Maria Elena BrambilaSouthwestern CollegePsychology2013
Gabriela ContrerasSan Diego City College2013
Mauricio Antonio Marquez PalenciaUC San DiegoMicrobiology2013
Charlie C. MillarSouthwestern CollegeChemical Engineering2013
Diana MirandaCalifornia State University, FresnoEnology2013
Priscilla MurilloUC Santa BarbaraPsychology & Spanish2013
Alejandra Perez2013
Marikris RachoSan Diego City College2013
Joyce Anne SahagunUC San DiegoGeneral Biology2013
Betelham Taffese2013
Anh L. TranUC San DiegoPsychology2013
Rogelio VelazquezSan Diego Community College DistrictBiology2013
Anna V. VernerSouthwestern CollegeBiology2013

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