Recruitment Ambassadors

The Recruitment Ambassadors Program within IDEAL Research consists of a collaborative group of Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) graduate students and Penn faculty members from across the University committed to the recruitment of the next generation of diverse biomedical research trainees. Recruitment Ambassadors connect with prospective trainees from diverse backgrounds at both local and national recruitment events and provide in depth knowledge on research and training opportunities offered within the broader Penn research community, as well as life in Philadelphia. The ultimate goal of  the program is to welcome well-rounded undergraduate interns and post-baccalaureate scholars into IDEAL Research affiliated SUIP and PennPREP, along with strengthen the pipeline of recruits from historically underrepresented backgrounds into the graduate programs offered within BGS.

Throughout IDEAL Research's recruitment visits, keep an eye out for our Recruitment Ambassadors!

  • Yoseph Barash, Ph.D.

    Yoseph Barash, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Genetics
     BioCiphers Website
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  • Julie Blendy, Ph.D.

    Julie Blendy, Ph.D.

    Professor of Pharmacology
  • Mary Regina Boland, Ph.D., FAMIA

    Mary Regina Boland, Ph.D., FAMIA

    Assistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
     Boland Lab
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  • Akiva Cohen, PhD

    Akiva Cohen, PhD

    Research Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
     Cohen Lab Website
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  • Cesar de la Fuente, Ph.D.

    Cesar de la Fuente, Ph.D.

    Presidential Assistant Professor
     de la Fuente Lab
  • Kathryn (Kate) Hamilton, Ph.D.

    Kathryn (Kate) Hamilton, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
     Hamilton Laboratory Website
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  • De'Broski R. Herbert

    De'Broski R. Herbert

    Presidential Associate Professor
     The Herbert Lab Website
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    Lisa Lim, M.A.

    Assistant Director for Research Training Programs
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  • Kathy Liu Fange, Ph.D.

    Kathy Liu Fange, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
     Kathy Liu Fange Laboratory
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  • Todd Ridky MD.,Ph.D.

    Todd Ridky MD.,Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Dermatology
     Ridky Lab
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  • Marylyn Ritchie, Ph.D.

    Marylyn Ritchie, Ph.D.

    Professor of Genetics
     Ritchie Lab
  • Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD

    Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
     Dr. Stephens-Shields' Bio
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  • Paul Titchenell, Ph.D.

    Paul Titchenell, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Physiology
     Titchenell Lab
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  • Eric Witze, Ph.D.

    Eric Witze, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology