Meet the Team

Scientific Team

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida Ph.D., MSPH

Associate Professor & Associate Director, Pain Research & Intervention Center Of Excellence

Phone:

(352) 294-5845


Current Lab Members

Pedro A Valdes Hernandez
Phone: (352) 273-7180
Soamy Montesino Goicolea
Phone: (352) 273-5971
Alisa J Johnson
Phone: (352) 273-5971
Jessica Peterson
Jessica Peterson | Post-Doctoral Researcher
Larissa Strath | Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Benjamin Griffith, M.B.A | Ph.D. Candidate | Research Coordinator
  • Chavier Laffitte Nodarse, B.S. | Engineer/Data Analyst
  • Sarah Peeling, B.S. | Research Coordinator
  • Jessie Somerville, B.S. | Clinical Research Coordinator I/Phlebotomist
  • Ruben Botello-Escalante | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Sierra Brown | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Andrea Nikole Camacho-Betancourt | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Gabriel Cerra | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Vanessa Davila | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Gabriella DaSilva | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Daniel Espinosa | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Jason Liu | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Sophia McCray | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Kaitlyn Nicole McLaughlin | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Bryce Murillo | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Valerie Sainterant | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Nathalie Sawczuk | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Chandni Shastri | Undergraduate Researcher
  • Francesca Ycaza | Undergraduate Researcher

Previous Lab Members

  • Abigail Schmitt,Ph. D.
  • Maria Aquirre, M.S.
  • Brandon Apagueno, B.S.
  • Josue Cardoso, B.S.
  • Sudha R. Dhulipala
  • Hector Andy Gonzalez, B.S.
  • Lorraine Hoyos, B.S.
  • Nicole Feenstra
  • Quintin Kidder, B.S
  • Ania Lipat, B.S.
  • Desiree Lussier, M.S.
  • Paige Lysne, B.S.
  • Corey Nack (SNIP Program – Summer Neuroscience Internship Program)
  • Rachna Sawegowda, B.S.
  • Darlin Ramirez, B.S.
  • Jessica Reade, B.S.