Student Profiles

Abuchi Anosike
Learning Assistant /Scholar
Mr. Anosike was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2018. Currently, he is seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology. He has worked locally in industry at Covance and Strand Analytical. In 2018-2019, Abuchi worked alongside Professor Hussain in a chemistry course and Professor Murphy in Microbiology as a Learning Assistant. In 2019, Abuchi will continue to work with Professor Murphy as a microbiology tutor. After he graduates, he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of Maryland.
Carmen McGhee
Learning Assistant/Scholar
Ms. McGhee was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2018. Currently she is seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology. Her interest lies in the Health Sciences. Ms. McGhee works alongside Professor Racine in the Biology department as a learning assistant. After she graduates she plans to pursue a Master’s of PA at IUPUI.
Eric Raymond
Learning Assistant/Scholar
Mr. Eric Raymond was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2019. Currently, he is seeking an Associate of Science in Pre-engineering. Mr. Raymond will serve as a Learning Assistant under the guidance of Dr. Michael Hall and provide tutoring assistance to students enrolled in first and second year engineering courses.
Jasmine Luther
IN LSAMP Ivy Tech Scholar
Jasmine Luther was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2019. Currently, Jasmine is majoring in Cyber Security/Information Assurance.
Jeremiah Smith
IN LSAMP Ivy Tech Scholar
Jeremiah Smith was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2019. Currently, Jeremiah is majoring in Cyber Security/Information Assurance.
Wendy Ndichu
IN LSAMP Ivy Tech Scholar
Wendy Ndichu was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2019. Currently, Wendy is majoring in Biotechnology.

Alumni Profiles

Gabriela Acevedo
AS Pre-Engineering, 2018
As an IN LSAMP@Ivy Tech 2017-18 Scholar, Gabriela worked with Dr. Hall. She is currently pursuing her BS in Engineering at IUPUI.
Kalee Coe-White
AAS Biotechnology, 2018
As a 2018 IN LSAMP@Ivy Tech Scholar, Kalee participated in a summer research experience at IUPUI with Dr. White. While at Ivy Tech, she also worked with the Indiana Bio Builders creating a bacteriophage that will rid contaminants in water. Kalee represented Ivy Tech Community College at the annual IN LSAMP 2018 conference and presented her work during the poster session entitled: Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Chronic Glial Activation in the Cortex of Adult Male Mice. Kalee is pursuing her BS in biotechnology at IUPUI.
Crystal Johnson
AAS Biotechnology, 2018
As a 2018 IN LSAMP@Ivy Tech Scholar, Crystal participated in a summer research experience at IUPUI with Dr. Baucum. Crystal represented Ivy Tech at the annual IN LSAMP research conference and presented her work entitled: Spinophilin Protein-protein Interactions in the Striatum Subsequent to Psychostimulant Administration. Crystal continued her summer research at IUPUI in 2019 and presented a poster entitled: Spinophilin's Role in Regulating the Aggregation of the Huntington Protein. Crystal is currently pursuing her BS in biotechnology at IUPUI.
Salvador Rodriguez-Valle
AS Pre-engineering SPR 2019
As an IN LSAMP@ Ivy Tech Scholar, Salvador Rodriguez-Valle served as a Learning Assistant under Dr. Hall where he focused on gateway courses in mathematics and engineering. Salvador participated in two summer research experiences before graduating from Ivy Tech at Southern Illinois University in 2018 under Dr. Suni and at IUPUI in 2019 under Dr. Tovar. His project titles were: Electrodeposition of GeTe and Production of Potato Starch Based Bioplastic. Salvador is currently enrolled at IUPUI in Indianapolis and plans to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering after completing his 4-year degree.
Paula Robert
AAS Biotechnology SUMMER 2019
As an IN LSAMP @Ivy Tech Scholar, Paula served as a Learning Assistant in the Plant Tissue Culture class under Dr. Petolino. Paula spent her final summer as an Ivy Tech student as a summer intern at IUPUI in a research lab under Dr. Lixin Wang and assisted on a research project entitled: Identification of Water Sources and their Physiological Impacts for Two Dominant Forest Species. Paula will transfer in 2019 Fall to IUPUI as an Environmental Science major with a concentration in Earth and water resources.
Oriana Esteves - Ruiz
AAS Biotechnology Summer 2019
As an IN LSAMP@Ivy Tech Scholar, Oriana served as a Learning Assistant in the Biotechnology 101 class under Dr. Pappas and as a lab technician under Deysi Salmeron. Oriana spent her final summer as an Ivy Tech student as a summer intern at IUPUI in a research lab under Dr. Nathan Alves and assisted on a research project entitled: Temperature Effects on UV Photocrosslinking to Antibodies Conserved Nucleotide Binding Site. Oriana will transfer in 2019 Fall to IUPUI as a Biotechnology major.