Tashani Brown

College/University:  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Entomology
Research Title: Resistance status of Aedes Albopictus [Diptera: Cullicidae] and Aedes aegypti[Diptera: Cullicidae] in Florida
Affiliations: TCC STEM Program, FGLSAMP, FAMU-TCC Bridges Program, TCC International Student Organization
Hometown: St. Cathrine, Jamaica
Hobbies: Cooking, doing research, traveling, socializing with international people, and volunteering
Quote: “God never gives you more than you can bear”

Marquise Cromartie

College/University:  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community
Major:  Environmental Science
Research Title: Water drainage in two areas of the Ochlocknee river watershed in Florida
Affiliations: TCC STEM, FGLSAMP, TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: play basketball, cook, watch sports, and install car audio

Tonja Bryant

College/University:  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biology
Research Title: What is the role of Midasin (MDN1) in Letrozole resistant breast cancer cells?
Affiliations: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, FGLSAMP, TCC STEM Program, FAMU-TCC Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Reading, party planning, Sunday school teacher, Praise dance choreographer, sewing, decorating, and puzzles
Quote: “Remember 3 people: the people who helped you when you were in trouble, the people who left you when you were in trouble, and the people who got you into trouble”

Jerrine Fletcher

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biology
Research Title: Characterizing the effects of Polyisoprenylated Cysteinyl Amide Inhibitors on Rho &Actin proteins in lung cancer cells
Affiliations: TCC STEM, FGLSAMP and FAMU-TCC Bridges Program
Hometown: North Lauderdale, FL
Hobbies: Reading, tennis, cooking, and learning

Imanuel Gayle

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Exercise Science
Research Title: The Effects of Nutraceuticals have on the PC-3 Cell Line
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

Gregory Greene

College/University:  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community College
Research Title: Acid Stress Response in Various Aquatic Bacteria Using Bioinformatics
Major:  Computer Information System
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Mark Guthrie

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Computer Science/Environmental Engineering
Research Title: Water drainage in the Carrabelle River Watershed
Affiliations: TCC STEM, FGLSAMP, and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Shopping, dancing, martial art and physical fitness
Quote: “In your darkest moments is when your light will shine the brightest”

Sharise James

College/University:  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Animal Science/Entomology
Research Title: Identifying and company of Drosophilia suzuki and Drosophilia zaprionus [Diptera: Drosophillidae] in Blueberries in North Florida
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Midway, FL
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, cooking
Quote: “To be successful in everything that I do; I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

Gail Lopez

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biochemistry
Research Title: Synthesis of Steroidal Anti-estrogens as Breast Cancer Agents
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program

Elishia Pla’

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biochemistry
Research Title: Synthesis of Potential Antipsychotics
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, drawing, running, writing, photography
Quote: “Getting an education and helping other in the world”

Sayvion Mayfield

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Information Technology
Research Title: In Vitro Analysis of Newly Developed Compounds as Potential Anticancer Agents: Inhibition of LNCap Prostate Cancer cells
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Cardio, general fitness workouts and keeping up with technology
Quote: “Always strive and prosper”

Deshon Purvis

College/University:  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Research Title: Design and control of a four bar simulator
Affiliations: TCC STEM, FGLSAMP, TCC-FAMU Bridges Program, and FAMU Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Hometown: Kinston, North Carolina
Hobbies: read, urban exploration, spend time with family and friends, and travel

Rebeca Rodriquez

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biology
Research Title: Targeting human DNAJAs for sensitization to chemotherapeutic agents
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Reading hanging out with friends
Quote: “Go harder or go home”

Mitchell Roth

College/University:  Florida State University
Degree: AA – Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biology
Research Title: Ecological Comparison of the Various Aquatic CRISPR bacteria using data mining techniques
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Playing guitar, drums and bass
Quote: “Just do it”

Ian Schlander

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Biology
Research Title: Neuroprotective Effects of a Thymoquinone and Apigenin Cocktail
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Keanu Snow

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Civil Engineering
Research Title: Contaminants, Wastewater and Consequences
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Hobbies: Writing, researching, speaking, and fitness
Quote: “You take your time young lion”

Boyada Tep

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Pharmacy
Research Title: The Mystery of Midasin in Breast Cancer
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Cambodia
Hobbies: Reading (science), listening to classical music, doing research, and dancing
Quote: “You would never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice”

Marc Toussaint

College/University:  Tallahassee Community College
Major:  Civil Engineering
Research Title:  Maintaining Stability: Tip-over Prevention
Affiliations: TCC STEM and TCC-FAMU Bridges Program
Hometown: Miami, FL
Hobbies: Music, traveling, basketball, researching topics of interest, and drawing
Quote: “Talent is nothing without hard work and discipline”

Linda Mbiza

College/University:  Florida A&M University
Major: Pharmacy
Affiliations: TCC – FAMU Bridges Program
Research Title: In-vitro analysis of newly synthesized compounds as potential breast cancer therapeutic agents
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Hobbies: Soccer, piano, reading
Quote: “I hope to acquire a PharmD degree, while also gaining hands-on experience in research”