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Students in Medical School

MD I Students

  • ​​​Fa​tema Abdurrob

    ​​​Fa​tema Abdurrob

    Email: fabdurrob@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Boston University (2014), B.A. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and English; M.A. in Biotechnology
    Research Interests: Neurodegeneration, Gut-Brain Axis, Circadian Rhythms
    Laboratory Rotation: Richard Daneman (Su '23)

  • Parwana Khazi

    Parwana Khazi

    Email: pkhazi@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Santa Clara University (2020), B.S. Biomedical Biology and Public Health Science, B.A. Spanish Studies; University of California, Los Angeles (2022), M.S.S. with a Concentration in Anthropology
    Research Interests: Global Health, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Anthropology, Migration, Health Policy
    Laboratory Rotation: Tala Al-Rousan (Su '23)

  • Matthew Jundong Kim

    Matthew Jundong Kim

    Email: mak014@health.ucsd.edu 

    Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University (2019), B.S. Biological Engineering
    Research Interests: Genomics, Stem Cells, Bioengineering, Regenerative Medicine
    Laboratory Rotation: Neil Chi (Su '23)

  • Elida Kocharian

    Elida Kocharian

    Email: ekocharian@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University (2021), A.B. Earth & Planetary Sciences and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests: Biochemistry, Metabolism, Microbiology
    Laboratory Rotation: Christian Metallo, Salk (Su '23)​

  • Matthew Levy

    Matthew Levy

    Email: m4levy@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Tech (2020), B.S. Biomedical Engineering
    Research Interests: Cancer Immunology, Gene Therapies
    Laboratory Rotation: Fotis Asimakpopulos (Su '23)

  • Ben Liebman

    Ben Liebman

    Email: bliebman@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Hampshire College (2016), B.A. Molecular Biology; University of Vermont (2021), M.S. Pharmacology
    Research Interests: Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
    Laboratory Rotation: Richard Gallo (Su '23)

  • Shelby McGriff

    Shelby McGriff

    Email: smcgriff@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida (2020), B.S. Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience
    Research Interests: Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    Laboratory Rotation: Ed Callaway (Su '23)

  • Cristina Mora

    Cristina Mora

    Email: c1mora@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (2013), B.S Environmental Sciences; San Francisco State University (2019), M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology
    Research Interests: Stem Cell Disease Modeling, Neurodevelopment, Regenerative Medicine, Neuroscience
    Laboratory Rotation: Nicole Coufal (Su '23)

  • Foxy Robinson

    Foxy Robinson

    Email: fprobinson@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis (2019), B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.A. African American and African Studies
    Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Stem Cell Research, Genetics
    Laboratory Rotation: Christina Towers, Salk (Su '22), Leslie Crews (Sp '23), & Christian Metallo, Salk (Su/Fa '23)

  • Aileen Szczepanski

    Aileen Szczepanski

    Email: aiszczepanski@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Carthage College (2019), B.A. Biology
    Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Research, Regenerative Medicine, Gene Regulation, Epigenetics
    Laboratory Rotation: Neil Chi (Su '23)
    Publications

  • Taariq Woods​

    Taariq Woods​

    Email: tawoods@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst (2021), B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support, Patient Risk Assessment, Computational Precision Medicine
    Laboratory Rotation: Jejo Koola (Su '23)

MD II Students

  • Mark Buckup

    Mark Buckup

    Email: mbuckup@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2019), B.S. with Honors in Bioengineering
    Research Interests: Biomedical Imaging, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Devices, Bioengineering
    Laboratory Rotation: Shaochen Chen (Su '22), Albert Hsiao (Su '23), & Francisco Contijoch (Su '23)

  • Michael Ko

    Michael Ko

    Email: mlko@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2020), B.A. Psychology, M.S. Statistics
    Research Interests: Computer Vision, Medical Imaging, Data Analytics, Precision Health
    Laboratory Rotation: Albert Hsiao (Su '22), Francisco Contijoch (Wi '23), & Andrew McCullough (Su '23)

  • Tanya Kumar

    Tanya Kumar

    Email: tkumar@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (2019), B.S. Microbial Biology
    Research Interests: Microbiome, Immunology/Infection, Bioengineering
    Laboratory Rotation: Rob Knight (Su '21), Gurol Suel (Wi '23), & Jeff Hasty (Su '23)

  • Min Jun Li

    Min Jun Li

    Email: mil084@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Smith College (2020), B.A. Neuroscience
    Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Immunology
    Laboratory Rotation: Axel Nimmerjahn (Su '22), Richard Daneman (Su '23), & Jing Yang (Su '23)

  • Brandon Liu

    Brandon Liu

    Email: brandonmliu@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Los Angeles (2019), B.S. Biochemistry
    Research Interests: Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, Drug Discovery
    Laboratory Rotation: Christopher Parker, Scripps Research (Su '22), Neal Devaraj (Su '22), & Michael Erb, Scripps Research (Su '23) 
    Publications​

  • Grace McAuley

    Grace McAuley

    Email: gmcauley@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles (2020), B.S. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Research Interests: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy, Immunotherapy, Immunology, Regenerative Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Laboratory Rotation: Dan Kaufman (Su '23), Gene Yeo (Su '23), Don Cleveland (Su '23)
    Pubmed Publications
    ASH Publications

  • Katie Mostoller

    Katie Mostoller

    Email: kmostoller@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington (2020), B.A. Neuroscience, B.S. Biochemistry
    Research Interests: Neuropharmacology, Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimaging Techniques
    Laboratory Rotation: Kelli Breen-Church (Su '22), Nicole Coufal (Su '23), & Richard Daneman (Su '23)
    Pubmed Publications
    PMID: 36819069
  • Rachel Oshiro

    Rachel Oshiro

    Email: rloshiro@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University (2019), A.B. Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Research Interests: Developmental Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry
    Laboratory Rotation: Joseph Gleeson (Su '22), Xin Jin, Scripps Research (Su '23), & Bing Ren (Su '23)

  • Logan Sigua

    Logan Sigua

    Email: lsigua@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Boston University (2019), B.S. Chemistry
    Research Interests: Chemical Biology, Chromatin Biology
    Laboratory Rotation: Fleur Ferguson (Su '22), Michael Erb, Scripps Research (Su '22), Ben Cravatt, Scripps Research (Su '23), & Li Ye, Scripps Research (Su '23)

  • Anna Tifrea

    Anna Tifrea

    Email: atifrea@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology (2022), B.S. Physics
    Research Interests: Biophysics, Bioengineering, Medical Imaging
    Laboratory Rotation: Wouter-Jan Rappel (Su '22), Elizabeth Villa (Su '23), and Karen Cristman & Mariana Alperin (Su '23)

  • Ellen Wang

    Ellen Wang

    Email: ewangfan@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Pomona College (2020), B.A. Molecular Biology
    Research Interests: Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Laboratory Rotation: Nicole Coufal (Su '22), Matthew Shtrahman (Su '23), & Nicola Allen (Su '23)

  • Lauren Wedekind

    Lauren Wedekind

    Email: lwedekind@health.ucsd.edu

    Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2016), B.A. Human Biology; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2017), M.S. Public Health; University of Oxford (2022), Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences
    Graduate Department: Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
    Research Interests: Diabetes, Ophthalmology, Genetic Epidemology, Clinical Epidemiology
    Laboratory Rotation: NIH (National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program)
    Thesis Lab: Dr. Robert Hanson (NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) and Prof. Mark McCarthy (University of Oxford)
    Publications