2013 RAMP Profiles

Cohort 3 Scholars

Olusola Ayankola
Olusola Ayankola
Harvard Medical School

HVTN Site: Harvard

Mentor: Lindsey Baden

Project Title: “The Dynamic and Continuous Assessment of Optical Density Readings of previous HIV clinical trial participants that are Vaccine-Induced Seropositive”


Nubia Chong
Nubia Chong
SUNY Downstate Medical
School

HVTN Site: Seattle HVTN Laboratory

Mentors: Steve DeRosa and Nicole Frahm

Project Title: “Development of an intracellular cytokine staining panel for ‘time of flight’ mass cytometry to further characterize T-cell phenotype and function”


Sean Fling
Sean Fling
University of Wisconsin

HVTN Site:  Chicago

Mentors: Rick Novak and Michele Andrasik

Project Title: “Understanding the relationship between the coming out process and subsequent risk-taking behavior in minority youth”
 


Rebecca Obeng, Ph.D.
Rebecca Obeng, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

HVTN Site: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mentors: Dan Barouch and Ken Mayer

Project Title: “PD-1 expression and functional capacity of memory T cells in non-human primates after immunization with Ad5 or alternate adenoviral vectors encoding SIV antigens”


Oscar Padilla
Oscar Padilla
Tufts University

HVTN Site: Sao Paulo

Mentors: Esper Kallas and Ken Mayer

Project Title: “Characterization of the breadth and magnitude of T cell responses to M. tuberculosis antigens in HIV-infected individuals”


Sharise Richardson
Sharise Richardson
University of Central Florida

HVTN Site: New York Blood Center

Mentors: Hong Van Tieu and Beryl Koblin

Project Title: “Perspectives of and Barriers Faced by Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in Participation in HIV Vaccine and Other Biomedical Prevention Trials”


Bennie Taylor
Bennie Taylor
Howard University

HVTN Site: San Francisco Department of Public Health

Mentors: Hyman Scott and Jonathan Fuchs

Project Title: “Healthcare Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of HIV Vaccine Research and Other Prevention Strategies”