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Students in Medical School

MD I Students

Sean Chapman



  • Email: schapman@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Chem/Biochem, Cancer Biology
  • Laboratory Rotation: William Mobley (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Summer Fair



  • Email: sfair@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University Main Campus
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Stem Cell Research, Neuroscience, and Genetics
  • Laboratory Rotation: Gabriel Haddad (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Hunter Gage



  • Email: hgage@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Immunology/Infection, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Elizabeth Winzeler (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Jonathan Gunn



  • Email: jogunn@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering, Immunology/Infection, and Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Gene Yeo (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Tanya Kumar



  • Email: tkumar@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Microbiome, Immunology/Infection, Bioengineering
  • Laboratory Rotation: Rob Knight (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Shivani Lakkaraju



  • Email: slakkara@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuromuscular disease therapeutics, gene therapy), Neuroscience, Stem Cell Research
  • Laboratory Rotation: Hannah Carter; Prashant Mali (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Koushik Muralidharan



  • Email: kmuralidharan@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth University
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Chem/Biochem, Bioengineering
  • Laboratory Rotation: Shankar Subramaniam (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Amanda Nguyen



  • Email: avn006@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Davis
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Ardem Patapoutian (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A


Lucas Patel



  • Email: lpatel@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics
  • Laboratory Rotation: Rachel Dutton (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A



Jose Sandoval



  • Email: j3sandoval@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Davis
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Endocrinology/metabolism, Cardiovascular Research, Bioengineering
  • Laboratory Rotation: Alan Saltiel (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A




MD II Students

Alis Balayan



  • Email: abalayan@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCLA
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Stem Cell Research, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Research
  • Laboratory Rotation: Shaochen Chen (Su 20)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Oye Bosompra



  • Email: n1bosomp@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCLA
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Endocrinology/ Metabolism, Aging, Nutrient-Signaling Pathways/Molecular Nutrition
  • Laboratory Rotation: 
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Trever Carter



  • Email: tcarter@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Notre Dame
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Pharmacology/Drug Discovery, Chem/Biochem, Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Michael Erb, Scripps (Su 20, 7/13); Ryan Shenvi (6/28-7/23), Ben Cravatt (8/9-9/3/21) (SU 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Jianna Cressy



  • Email: jcressy@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Genetics, Pharmacology
  • Laboratory Rotation: 
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Genevieve Curtin



  • Email: gcurtin@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tulane University
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Immunology/Infection, Chemistry/ Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Rotation: Jeff Kelly Scripps (Su 20)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Matthew Donnelly



  • Email: mpdonnel@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Cornell
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Cardiovascular Research, Cell Biology  and Developmental Biology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Bing Ren (Su 20); Uri Manor (6/23-7/23), Gerald Shadel (8/2-9/3) (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Mary Kaye Duff



  • Email: mduff@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Immunology/ Infection, Endocrinology/ Metabolism,  Pharmacology/ Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Rotation:  Lisa Eyler and Paula Desplats (Su 20); Axel Nimmerjahn, Salk (Su 19, July 22)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Quetzal Flores-Ramirez



  • Email: qfloresramirez@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Stem Cell Research, Cancer Biology, Immunology/Infection
  • Laboratory Rotation: Marga Behrens, Salk (Su 20); Robert Hevner (7/7-8/4), Ed Callaway (8/5-9/3) (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Amin Mahmoodi



  • Email: amahmoodi@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCI
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering; Bioinformatics; Neuroscience 
  • Laboratory Rotation: Albert Hsiao (Su 20); Shadi Dayeh: June 20 - July 20, Bradley Voytek: August 5 - September 5 (Su 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Lauren Ostrowski



  • Email: lostrows@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Brown University
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience; Bioengineering; Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Laboratory Rotation: Eric Halgren (Su 21); Vikash Gilja (Su 21); Eran Mukamel (Su 20)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Alta Steward



  • Email: amsteward@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering, Bioinformatics , Epidemiology/Public Health, Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Albert Hsiao (Su 20); Albert Hsiao & Paula Desplats (Su 19; July 15)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A

Brett Taylor



  • Email: b5taylor@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Fordham
  • Graduate Department: N/A
  • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Pharmacology/Drug Discovery, Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Gene Yeo/Frank Furnari (Su 20); Bing Ren (6/21-7/16), Alysson Muotri (7/19-8/13) (SU 21)
  • Thesis Lab: N/A