HHMI announced on May 21, 2018 that it will suspend the EXROP program as of fall 2018

The Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) aims to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in science, including among college and university faculties responsible for developing the next generation of scientists. To do so, EXROP leverages the resources and expertise of HHMI’s Science and Science Education departments.

Since EXROP’s inception in 2003, 930 undergraduates from 175 colleges and universities have been matched with 243 HHMI investigators, professors, early career scientists, and Janelia group leaders. Two hundred sixty-five of the 555 EXROP alumni who have earned a baccalaureate degree have gone on to graduate programs (HHMI Web http://www.hhmi.org/developing-scientists/exceptional-research-opportunities-program-exrop).

NMSU-HHMI Research Scholars EXROP Participants 2006-2018

Nomination YearNameSummerMentorUniversity
2017Prisila Ramirez2018Vivian CheungUniversity of Michigan
2017Jocelyne Chavez2018Irving EpsteinBrandeis University
2016Dante Avalos2017Michelle WangCornell University, NY
2016Eliana Griego2017Sue BigginsFred Hutch Center, WA
2014Alejandra Lerma2015Zhe LiHarvard Stem Cell Inst. at Brigham Women's Hospital, MA
2014Lindsay Redman2015Stuart SchreiberHarvard University, MA
2013Vanessa Montoya2014Erol FikrigYale University, CT
2012Aspen Gutgsell2013Randall MoonUniversity of Washington, WA
2010Kaitlin Norman2011Jim CollinsBoston University, MA
2009Sarah Aguirre2010Leslie LeinwandUC Boulder, CO
2008Rachel Johnston2009Utpal BanerjeeUCLA, CA
2006Jessica Guitierrez2007Michael GreenUMASS, MA