Fellows Directory


Fellows Class of 2020-2021


The Fellows Program aims to give early-career scientists from underrepresented (UR) and other disadvantaged backgrounds the support and skills they need to successfully pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government research sectors. This one-year program is designed around key programmatic elements to enhance confidence, leadership skills, networking opportunities, and visibility of fellows within the biological and biomedical research community. Fellows will learn from career-development workshops and hands-on immersion experience, working directly with eminent scientists from our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to pursue their career goals.

Breann Brown, PhD

Breann Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

David Gonzalez, PhD

David Gonzalez, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego

Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD

Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Denise Okafor, PhD

C. Denise Okafor, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pennsylvania State University

Zaida Ramirez Ortiz, PhD

Zaida Ramirez Ortiz, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Martín Riccomagno, PhD

Martín Riccomagno, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside

Rachel Roth Flach, PhD

Rachel Roth Flach, PhD
Senior Principal Scientist
Pfizer Inc.

Ray Whitson, PhD

Ramon Whitson, PhD
Investigator II
Genomics Institute, Novartis Research Foundation (GNF)

To view Keystone Symposia Fellows from previous classes, click here.