Virginia del Solar Fernández 
Postdoctoral Fellow (Fall 2018 -present)
PhD Degree summa cum laude and “Doctor Europeus” mention (UAM, Spain, 2012) Organic and Bioinorganic Chemistry.
Awards: Outstanding Scientific Content Poster Award (Inter PEG, San Diego, CA, 2018)
Extraordinary Doctorate Award (UAM, Spain, 2013)
PhD Degree summa cum laude and “Doctor Europeus” mention (UAM, Spain, 2012)
Eli Lilly Research Award for PhD Students (Eli Lilly & Company, Spain, 2012)
Scientific Interest: Cancer research, medicinal chemistry, omics sciences
Language: Spanish (mother tongue), English (advance), German (beginner)
Hobbies: solve logic puzzles, biking, cooking, playing video-games.

 

Benelita Tina Elie
Postdoctoral Fellow (Fall 2018 -present)
PhD Degree. August 2018 in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, The Graduate Center of CUNY, Brooklyn College. CUNY 2016 recipient of the Brooklyn College Alfred Alberts Biochemistry Award Research Assistant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2008-2010; 2012-2013) Mentor: Dr. Johanna Joyce.
B.S. (Cum Laude) in Biology, Brooklyn College 2008.
Honors Academy, Scholars Program Graduate (Thesis adviser: Dr. Jennifer Basil).
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Kreyol.
Hobbies: kayaking, hiking, fencing, tennis, running, talking about the brain and the mind it informs, black and white movies. Fellow (Fall 2018-present)

 

Victoria Medialdea
Lab Manager
B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Biology/Animal Ecology From Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Diploma in Management Studies from The Institute for Advanced Studies in Administration (Caracas) in 1996.
Executive at QUIMBIOTEC, the biotech company of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC) (1994-2004).
Adjunct lecturer in the Chemistry and Biology Departments of Brooklyn College and the Chemistry Department of New York City College of Technology.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish.
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, politics.