PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program)

PREP Alumni

Congrats to all of our UChicago PREP alums who have completed their advanced degrees! 

  • Arlise Andress, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Natasha Wadlington, PhD, University of Chicago 
  • Jennifer Howell-Stephens, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • Alexander Flowers, PharmD, Campbell University
  • Brandon Hatcher, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham 
  • Antonia Navarro, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Frank Aguilar, MD, Northwestern University
  • Marlene Brito, PhD, UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Devon Collins, PhD, Rockefeller University 
  • Verleen McSween, PhD, Indiana University  
  • Nkechiyere Nwani, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Beatrice Monica Bowen, PhD, Yale University
  • Cyd Castro-Rojas, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Tristan Jordan, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Susana Bardina, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
  • Tiara Byrd, PhD, Baylor School of Medicine 
  • Lynda Ikejimba, PhD, Duke University
  • Essence Maston, PhD, Boston University
  • Vanessa Montoya, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Joselyn Allen, PhD, Pennsylvania State University 
  • Laurice Jackson-Flowers, PhD, Tufts University 
  • Raul Torres, PhD, University of California San Francisco
  • Francisco Velazquez, PhD, Harvard University
  • Alexandria Bobe, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Victor Cruz, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Morayo Adebiyi, PhD, University of Texas
  • Yaiyr Astudillo-Scalia, PhD, Arizona State University 
  • Samantha Nava, PhD, University of Texas
  • Leila Reyes Ruiz, PhD, University of Chicago 
  • Natassia Buckridge, MD, University of Illinois 
  • Liz Garcia Peterson, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

If you are a PREP alum who has completed graduate school but is not listed, please email us at!

Juan Apiz Saab (PREP class of 2018): “The UChicago PREP allowed me to get hands on research experience, and see myself as a member of the scientific community who can really strive for positive change.”

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