IMM Scholars Program

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GCC Immunology Scholars Program Steering Committee

Sharon Amanya

Student Chair, BCM

Zahraa Rahal

Postdoc Chair, MDACC

Hossaena Ayele


Ayesha Bano


Yang Gao


Tyler Graf

Rice U.

Prashant Menon


Ruchi Paroha


Sujanitha Umamaheswaran


AJ Walters

Rice U.

The overall goal of this program is to support and enhance scholarly activities related to Immunology (IMM) at GCC institutions and enhance the diversity of the GCC IMM program. Its voluntary membership is composed of students and postdocs who are interested in Immunology in the Houston/Galveston area. These students will help guide the IMM Program and bring a more diverse set of ideas to the table. Any student or postdoc at a GCC institution may join for free.

To enroll, please fill out this Application Form. If you have any questions, please email Autumn Marsden.

Membership Benefits:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Exclusive courses and networking opportunities
  • Suggest speakers for conferences and workshops
  • Eligibility for special scholar poster/talk prizes at the annual symposium
  • Special events/gatherings exclusively for Scholars (coffee break/pizza)
  • Suggest topics and speakers for professional career development activities
  • Early registration for events