Meet our 2019-2020 Scholars

12 students were selected for the 2019-2020 UF Health Cancer Center University Scholars Program.

Payton Bogertbogert


Belen De La Florbelen


Chamara Gunaratnechamara


Alicia Houhou


Tyler Kellenbergertyler


Daniel Koppeldaniel


Vikasni Mohanmohan

  • Major: Medical Geography
  • Minor: Health Disparities in Society
  • Mentor: Stephanie Staras, PhD
  • College of Medicine
  • Research Project Title:
    An Analysis of Provider Recommendations Regarding the HPV Vaccine
  • UFHCC Research Program: Cancer Population Sciences

Nicole Pelletiernicole

  • Major: Anthropology and Psychology
  • Minor: Innovation and Health Disparities in Society
  • Mentor: Lei Zhou, PhD
  • College of Medicine
  • Research Project Title:
    Understanding Oncogenic Effects of Histone 2B Mutations Co-Expressed with Oncogenic RasV12
  • UFHCC Research Program: Mechanisms of Oncogenesis

Siri Ravurisiri

  • Major: Statistics and Biology
  • Mentor: Walter O’Dell, PhD
  • College of Medicine
  • Research Project Title:
    TUsing Three-Dimensional Modeling to Analyze the Vascular System and Radiation Induced Lung Damage
  • UFHCC Research Program: Cancer Population Sciences

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Alexis Trumbullalexis

  • Major: Microbiology and Cell Sciences
  • Mentor: Jorg Bungert, PhD
  • College of Medicine
  • Research Project Title:
    The role of transcription factor TFII-I/Gtf2i in erythro-megakaryocytic cell differentiation
  • UFHCC Research Program: Mechanisms of Oncogenesis

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