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Students in Medical School

MD I Students

Mark Buckup



  • Email: mbuckup@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford (2019), B.S. with Honors in Bioengineering
  • Research Interests: Biomedical Imaging, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Devices, Bioengineering




Michael Ko



  • Email: mlko@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University, B.A. Psychology, M.S. Statistics
  • Research Interests: Computer Vision, Medical Imaging, Data Analytics, Precision Health
  • Laboratory Rotation: Albert Hsiao (Su 22)




Tanya Kumar



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





Min Jun Li



  • Email: mil084@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Smith College (2020)
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Immunology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Axel Nimmerjahn (Su, 22)





Brandon Liu



  • Email: brandonmliu@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Cal State LA (2019), B.S. Biochemistry
  • Research Interests: Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Rotation: Christopher Parker, Scripps (2022); Neal Devaraj, UCSD (2022) 




Grace McAuley



  • Email: gmcauley@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCLA (2020), Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • Research Interests: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy, Immunotherapy, Immunology, Regenerative Medicine




Katie Mostoller



  • Email: kmostoller@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington
  • Research Interests: Neuropharmacology, Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimaging Techniques
  • Laboratory Rotation: Kelli Breen-Church (Su 2022)





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)




Foxy Robinson



  • Email: fprobinson@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis (2019), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, African American and African Studies
  • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Stem Cell Research, Genetics
  • Laboratory Rotation: Christina Towers, Salk Institute (Summer 2022)




Logan Sigua



  • Email: lsigua@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Boston University, B.S. Chemistry
  • Research Interests: Chemical Biology, Chromatin Biology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Fleur Ferguson (Su 2022), Michael Erb, Scripps (Su 2022)





Anna Tifrea



  • Email: atifrea@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Caltech (2022), Physics
  • Research Interests: Biophysics, Bioengineering, Medical Imaging
  • Laboratory Rotation: Wouter-Jan Rappel (Su 22)





Ellen Wang



  • Email: ewangfan@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Pomona College (2020), B.A.
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Laboratory Rotation: Nicole Coufal (Su 2022)





Lauren Wedekind



  • Email: lwedekind@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2016), BA Human Biology
  • Graduate Department: Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Research Interests: Cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes, diabetes complications, genetic epidemiology, 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)




MD II Students

Sean Chapman



  • Email: schapman@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Program: Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Chem/Biochem, the Phoenix Suns
  • Laboratory Rotation: William Mobley (Su 21), Richard Daneman/Eric Nudleman (Su 22), Derek Welsbie (Su 22)
  • Thesis Lab: Derek Welsbie



Summer Fair



  • Email: sfair@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University Main Campus
  • Research Interests: Stem Cell Research, Neuroscience, and Genetics
  • Laboratory Rotation: Gabriel Haddad (Su 21), Alysson Muotri (Su 22), Fred Gage (Su 23)



Hunter Gage



  • Email: hgage@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Research Interests: Immunology/Infection, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Rob Knight (Su 22) and Victor Nizet (Su 22), Elizabeth Winzeler (Su 21)



Jonathan Gunn



  • Email: jogunn@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
  • Graduate Program: Bioengineering
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering, Immunology/Infection, and Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Gene Yeo, Luke Lairson, Dan Kaufman, Gurol Suel



Shivani Lakkaraju



  • Email: slakkara@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD
  • Research Interests: Gene Therapy for Neuromuscular Disease
  • Laboratory Rotation: Su 21: Hannah Carter, Prashant Mali, Su 22: Sam Pfaff (Salk), Bing Ren




Koushik Muralidharan



  • Email: kmuralidharan@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth University
  • Graduate Program: Scripps, Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
  • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, RNA Biology, Liquid Biopsy
  • Laboratory Rotation: Shankar Subramaniam (Su 21), Ian Macrae (Su 22), Tariq Rana (Su 22)
  • Thesis Lab: Ian Macrae



Amanda Nguyen



  • Email: avn006@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Davis
  • Graduate Program: Neurosciences
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Ardem Patapoutian (Su 21); Matthew Banghart (Su 22); Kay Tye (Su 22)
  • Thesis Lab: Kay Tye, Salk


Lucas Patel



  • Email: lpatel@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics
  • Laboratory Rotation: Rachel Dutton (Su 21), Rob Knight (Su 22) and Albert Hsiao (Su 22)




Jose Sandoval



  • Email: j3sandoval@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Davis
  • Research Interests: Endocrinology/Metabolism, Cardiovascular Research, Bioengineering
  • Laboratory Rotation: Alan Saltiel (Su 21) Reuben Shaw (Su 22) Neil Chi (Su 22)
  • Thesis Lab: Reuben Shaw & Neil Chi