2014 Research Presentation Awards

1192 2014 SACNAS National Conference Undergraduate Student Presentation Award Winners

1193 2014 SACNAS National Conference Graduate Student Presentation Award Winners

SACNAS undergraduate student poster presenters and graduate student oral presenters are recognized for their outstanding research presentations. Recognitions are determined based on scores provided by mentor-judges and the collective recommendations of all judges within each subdiscipline. SACNAS Student Research Presentation Awards are presented annually during the SACNAS National Conference.

Student Research Publications

2014 SACNAS Abstracts: Downloadable PDF

2014 SACNAS Research Presentation Abstracts Website

Student Presentations Previous Awardees

If you would like to take a look at the past Student Presentations Awardees please follow the provided links below:

2013 SACNAS Student Presentations Awardees

2012 SACNAS Student Presentations Awardees

2014 Student Presentation Award Sponsors

American Chemical Society Maryland Sea Grant College Program
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Fisheries service
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics
American Society for Plant Biologists Society of Actuaries
Biophysical Society St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Botanical Society of America The University of Kansas-Department of Geology
Foundation of earth Science University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Genetics Society of America USDA, Agricultural Research Service

2014 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awardees


Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Life Sciences

Cornelius Taabazuing

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cassidy Adlof
Botany California State University Northridge
Daniel Villarreal
Cell/Molecular Biology University of Pennsylvania
Amber Paasch
Ecology/Evolution American Museum of National History
Evelyn Reátegui-Zirena
Environmental Science
Texas Tech University
Melanie Garate
Environmental Science

University of Rhode Island

Shane Morrison
Environmental Science Oklahoma State University
Carlos Rojo
University of California, San Francisco
James Murphy
Marine Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Sheree Watson
Marine Sciences
Oregon Health & Science University
Angelica Riestra
Microbiology University of California, Los Angeles
Eric James
Brown University
Sarha Franco
Other Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison
















Juan Gerardo
Teacher Education
University of Illonis at Urbana-Champaign




Jennifer Guerrero
Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara
Anesia Auguste
Engineering sciences/mechanics/physics
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kennda Lynch
Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Arturo Del Valle Industrial/manufuacturing Engineering New Mexico State University, Las Cruces








Justine Nicholas Public Health (includ. env. health/epidemiology) University of Florida

Mathematics & Statistics

Roberto Soto
Mathematics (General)
University of Iowa
Clara Dominguez-Islas
Statistics University of Washington


Physical Sciences

Steven Villanueva
Ohio State University
Magaly Salinas
Chemistry University of Texas, San Antonio
Priscilla Antunez Chemistry University of Southern California





Psychology & Social Sciences

Bryan Montano-Maceda
Educational Psychology
University of Michigan Ann Arbor



2014 SACNAS Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Awardees


Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Life Sciences

Rachel Meza
Biochemistry/Biophysics University of California, San Diego
Benjamin Chavez
Biochemistry/Biophysics South Plains College
Nicholas Allen Peoples
Biochemistry/Biophysics Southern Nazarene University
Rima Rebiai
Biochemistry/Biophysics Northeastern Illinois University
Michael Sanchez
Biochemistry/Biophysics University of California, Santa Cruz
Jazel Hernandez
Biochemistry/Biophysics University of California, Santa Cruz
Elizabeth Ogunsanya
Biology (General) Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Dana Anderson
Biology (General) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Gabriel Hernandez
Biology (General) Univeristy of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Saul Ruiz
Biology (General) New Mexico Highlands University
Rebekah Figueroa
Botany/Plant Sciences Purdue University
Dalia Martinez-Marin
Cancer Biology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Michaela Granados
Cancer Biology Univeristy of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
Kara Anderson
Cancer Biology Marshal University
Marcus Florez
Cell/Molecular Biology University of Kansas
Tien Phan
Cell/Molecular Biology University of California, Los Angeles
Jeremy Cortez
Cell/Molecular Biology University of Texas at Arlington
Walter Mancia
Cell/Molecular Biology University of California, Los Angeles
Sharon Idiga
Cell/Molecular Biology University of California, Santa Cruz
Joshua Silva
Cell/Molecular Biology California State University, Fullerton
Carol Deaton
Cell/Molecular Biology University of New Mexico
Montoya John
Cell/Molecular Biology New Mexico State University
Oscar Reyes Gaido
Cell/Molecular Biology Carnegie Institution for Science
Ariel Calderon
Cell/Molecular Biology Johns Hopkins Univeristy School of Medicine
Momodou L. Sonko
Cell/Molecular Biology Johns Hopkins University
Juan Apiz
Cell/Molecular Biology University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Alison Aceves
Ecology/Evolution California State University, Monterey Bay
Jilma Rachel Guinea
Ecology/Evolution Humboldt State University
Sierra Warren
Environmental Sciences San Diego State University
Travis Hall
Environmental Sciences California State University Channel Islands
Wilmarie Morales-Soto
Environmental Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Nicole Delgado
Environmental Sciences University of Turbado
Jared Dimson
Environmental Sciences Humboldt State University
Briana Becerra
Environmental Sciences California State University of Monterey Bay

Ana Sauceda

Genetics San Francisco State University
Luis Cedeno-Rosario
Genetics University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
Melanie Keliipuleole
Genetics Kapi'olani Community College
Matthew Scanlon
Marine Sciences California State University, Fullerton
Courtney Knauer
Marine Sciences Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Kieu Tran
Marine Sciences Unity College
Danielle Perry
Marine Sciences University of New Haven
Prarthana Shankar
Marine Sciences California State University, Fullerton
Emily King Marine Sciences California State University, Monterey Bay
Rosario Marroquin-Flores Marine Sciences University of California, San Diego
Hanna Hong
Microbiology University of Washington
Stephanie Deleon Microbiology Texas Tech University
Sandy Rosales Microbiology University of California, Berkeley
Maurine Ramirez Microbiology Universityof Texas, Pan American
Michael Emami Microbiology University of California, Irvine
Ninoshka M. Caballero-Colon
Neuroscience Yale University School of Medicine
Carolina Ramirez Vizcarrondo Neuroscience Brown University
Shebna Cheema Neuroscience University of Houston, Downtown Houston
David Saldana Neuroscience University of California, Irvine
Chantel Harrison Neuroscience Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix Campus
Miguel Torres
Nutritional/Food Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
Tina Nguyen
Other Biological Sciences

Humboldt State University

Tyler Wishard
Physiology and Neuroscience
University of Califonria, San Diego
Ramiro Patino
University of Texas, Pan American


























































Computer/Information Sciences

Paola Gallardo
Computer/Information Sciences University of Texas




Cory Ortiz
Education Research/Admin. (except educ./school psychology)
Utah State University
Stephanie Gutierrez Education Research/Admin. (except educ./school psychology) Univeristy of Texas, Arlington
Erik Muntz Other Education Northeastern Illinois University



William Berrios
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
Cañada College
Nicole Carvajal
Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering National Institute of Health
Carlos Brambila
Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering San Diego State University
Stephanie Pacheco Chemical Engineering DePaul University
Cristhian Santos
Civil Engineering California State University, Long Beach
Francisco Romero Computer/Systems Engineering University of Southern California
Jhanic Ramos
Engineering (General)
Hartnell College
Ernesto Covarrubias Engineering (General) California State University, Los Angeles
Davian Thompson Environmental Engineering University of New Mexico
Angela Macedo Andrade
Materials Engineering University of California, Merced
Adrian Marquez
Mechanical Engineering Santa Barbara City College

















Samuel Castro
Health University of Illinois, Chicago
Amber Anderson
Oklahoma State University
Isabel Jimenez-Bush
James Madison University
Shiva Tadayon Health University of New Mexico






Mathematics & Statistics

Roberto Perez
Applied Mathematics
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Richard Mata
Applied Mathematics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Cristina Soto-Balderas
Mathematics (General)
Santa Barbara City College
Vincent Longo
Mathematics (General) College of New Jersey
Crystal Mackey
Mathematics (General) Youngstown State University
Alyssa Byrnes Mathematics (General) Tulane University
Oscar Leong Mathematics (General) Swarthmore College








Physical Sciences

Christian Aganze
Morehouse College
Meghan Applegate
Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology Iowa State University
Svetlana Gelpi
Chemistry Universidad Metropolitana
Rene Mercado
Chemistry University of California, Santa Cruz
Ana Arteaga
Chemistry University of California, Merced
Tewoderos Ayele
Chemistry University of Colorado, Denver
Beatriz Lopez Bermudez
University of Southern of California
Juan Serrano Chemistry Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Bella Arroyo Earth Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
Cristian Virrueta Other Geological Sciences University of California, San Diego
Grant Williams
Physics Chicksaw Nation
Rhys Taus
Physics Loyola Marymount University














Psychology & Social Sciences

Kimberly Arrellano
Public Policy Studies
California State University, Northridge
Carlos Rosas
Social Psychology California State University, San Marcos




2014 SACNAS Graduate Student Poster Presentation Recognition

Karina Vazquez-Arreguin Cell/Molecular Biology University of Utah

Maria Meza-Lopez

Ecology/Evolution Rice University

Crystal Tulley-Cordova

Environmental Science/Studies University of Utah
David Barry Genetics University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Erica Sanchez Microbiology University of Washington
Brian Ramirez Mechanical Engineering University of California, Los Angeles
Shaun Hampton Physics Ohio State University


Please contact Kateryna Poradiuk, SACNAS Programs Associate, for additional information or questions.