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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford

Our Team

Lorraine Reitzel, Ph.D. 


Isabel Martinez Leal, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor


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Maggie Britton, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor



Ammar Siddiqi, Freshman

Rice University Biosciences, Spanish, and Social Policy Analysis Major

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Anastasia Rogova, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow



Brian Carter, JD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Midhat Jafry, Senior

Biology and Liberal Studies Major 

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Noor Shabaneh, Sophomore

Biomedical Sciences Major 

Recent Mentees... Where are they now? 


Valentina Maza Santibanez, undergrad mentee, Baylor University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Psychology PhD student 

Vijay Nitturi, undergrad mentee, Baylor College of Medicine (MD) student

Sahar Eshtehardi, graduate mentee, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychology, Boston Children's Hospital Intern

Matthew Taing, undergrad mentee, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School (MD) student

Sean Reuven, undergrad mentee, University of Houston School of Medicine (MD) student

Seyed (Ali) Khalifi, graduate mentee,
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (MD) student

Surya Chinamuthevi, undergrad mentee,
Texas A&M College of Medicine (MD) student

Yash Harkara, undergrad mentee, University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) student

Pooja Agrawal, high school and undergrad mentee, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, School of Medicine (MD) student

Kathy Le, post-bacc mentee, Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (MD) student

Chisom (Odoh) Iwandu, postdoc mentee, University of North Texas Department of Health and Public Service tenure track Assistant Professor

Adolfo G. Cuevas, graduate mentee, Tufts University Department of Community Health tenure track Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture and Society

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