PennPREP Alumni Profiles

Daniel Villarreal, PhD

Daniel Villarreal, PhD
2009-2010 PREP Scholar
PREP Mentor: Yvonne Paterson, PhD
Undergrad: University of California, Davis (2009)
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at Johnson & Johnson

What was your most valuable experience as a PREP scholar?

Participating in PREP was the best opportunity and experience of my life! The program allowed me to become familiar with graduate work and helped me make meaningful connections in the field. The experience opened doors to other research opportunities and solidified my decision to continue research at the graduate school level.

Elane Reyes, PhD

Elane Reyes, PhD
2008-2010 PREP Scholar
PREP Mentor: Guido Silvestri, MD
Undergrad: University of Puerto Rico, Humacao (2008)
Current Position: Scientific Recruiter Consultant, Washington University in St. Louis

What was your most valuable experience as a PREP scholar?

Penn PREP helped me develop confidence to tackle graduate school and the blessing of being a third author in a major publication journal. It also provided an intensive workshop on how to critique journals, how to study for graduate courses but most of all, to enjoy a science career.


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