2000-2004

2000

Anne Blaschke-Bonkowsky

  • Email:  anne.blaschke@hsc.utah.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Brown University, AB, Biology, 1991
  • Graduate Department:  Biology
  • Thesis Title:  Programmed Cell Death During Embryonic Development of the Mammalian CNS
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Jerold Chun, TSRI
  • Current Position:  Assoc. Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Publications

Joshua Bonkowsky

  • Email:  joshua.bonkowsky@hsc.utah.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Harvard University, BA, Biochemistry, 1991
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  The Role of Derailed in Organization of the Drosophila CN
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. John Thomas
  • Current Position:  Assoc. Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Publications 

Douglas Chang

  • Email:  dchang@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Yale University, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1988
  • Graduate Department:  Bioengineering
  • Thesis Title:  Structure and Function Relationships of Articular Cartilage in Osteoarthritis
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Robert Sah
  • Current Position:  Assoc. Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSD 
  • Publications

Michael Ong

  • Email:  mong@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Website:  Profile
  • Undergraduate Institution:  UC Irvine, BS, Biological Sciences, 1993
  • Graduate Department:  Health Services and Policy Analysis
  • Thesis Title:  The Effects of Regulatory Change on the Safety of Pharmaceutical Innovations
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Richard Scheffler, UC Berkeley
  • Current Position:  Assoc. Professor, Medicine, UCLA
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James Williams

  • Email:  jawilliams@aims.unc.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  MIT, BS, Biology, 1991
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  Transient Vesicle Fusion in Hippocampal Neurons
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Charles Stevens, Salk
  • Postgraduate Education:  Medicine, University of California, Medical Center, San Diego; Anesthesiology, Massachusetts, General Hospital
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Anesthesiology, U. of North Carolina

Michael Yen

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  • Undergraduate Institution:  Stanford University, BS, Biology, 1990
  • Graduate Department:  Biology
  • Thesis Title:  The Role of Antigen Presentation in Murine AIDS
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Susan Swain
  • Current Position:  Physician, Oncology, Santa Cruz
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Todd Zorick

  • Email:  tzorick@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  UC Berkeley, BA, Molecular Biology, 1990
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  The Transcriptional Control of Myelination of Schwann Cells
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Greg Lemke, Salk
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCLA
  • Publications 

2001

Jack Bui

  • Email:  jbui@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  UC Berkeley, BA, Biochemistry, 1992
  • Graduate Department:  Biology
  • Thesis Title:  A Role for Cam Kinase II in T Cell Memory and Lifespan
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Steve Hedrick
  • Current Position:  Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Pathology, UCSD
  • Publications 

Tanya Halvorsen

  • Email:  halvo040@umn.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  MIT, BS, Biology, 1991
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  Growth Regulation and Differentiation in the Human Pancreatic Beta Cell
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Fred Levine, Sanford-Burnham
  • Current Position:  Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program, U. of Minnesota

Delphine Lee

  • Email:  leedj@jwci.org
  • Undergraduate Institution:  UC San Diego, BS, Biochemistry / Cell Biology, 1992
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  DNA Vaccines: Cellular Roles and Applications
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Dennis Carson
  • Current Position:  Director, Translational Immunology, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica
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Edmond Teng

  • Email:  ETeng@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Stanford University, BS, Chemistry, 1993
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  The Role of the Hippocampal Region in Spatial and Nonspatial Memory: Findings from Behavioral Studies in Monkeys and Humans
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Stuart Zola
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Dept. of Neurology, UCLA
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Paul Yates

  • Email:  pyates@virginia.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Cal Poly State University, BSEE, Elec. Engineering, 1990
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  Mechanisms and Molecules involved in Retinal Axon Guidance and Topographic Mapping
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Dennis O'Leary, Salk
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Ophthalmology, U. of Virginia
  • Publications

2002

Daniel Kahn

  • Email:  dkahn@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Website:  Profile
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Ohio State University, BS, Chemistry, 1994
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  The Role of Nitric Oxide in Immunoregulation
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Carolyn Kelly
  • Current Position:  Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA
  • Publications

2003

Geoffrey Baird

  • Email:  gbaird@u.washington.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Stanford University, BS, Chemistry, 1995
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  Designing Fluorescent Biosensors by Exploiting Structure-Function Relationships in Fluorescent Proteins
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Roger Tsien
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
  • Publications

Rafael Bejar

  • Email: rabejar@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  MIT, BS, Physics, 1994
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  Genetic Manipulation of Synaptic Plasticity, Learning and Memory: Findings from CaMKII and Kv4.2 Transgenic Mice
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Mark Mayford, TSRI
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Medicine, UCSD
  • Publications

Katherine Calvo

  • Email:  calvok@mail.nih.gov
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Reed College, BS, International Studies, 1985
  • Graduate Department:  Molecular Pathology
  • Thesis Title:  Differentiation Arrest by HoxA9, Meis1, and E2a-Pbx1 Homeodomain Transcription Factors: The Pathogenesis of a Subset of Acute Leukemia
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Mark Kamps
  • Current Position: Hematopathologist and Staff Clinician, NIH
  • Publications

Divya Chander

  • Email:  dchander@stanford.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Harvard University, BA in Biology / Sanskrit and Indian Studies, 1993
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  Contrast Adaptation: Adjusting the Gain in Parallel Circuits of the Vertebrate Retina
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. E.J. Chichilnisky, Salk
  • Current Position:  Instructor, Anesthesiology, Stanford
  • Publications

Daniel Lu

  • Email:  dclu@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Dartmouth College, BS, Biochemistry, 1996
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  Caspase Cleavage of Intracytoplasmic Domain of Amyloid Precursor Protein: Involvement of the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Steffan Ho
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, UCLA 
  • Publications

Daniel Major

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  • Undergraduate Institution:  Pennsylvania State University, BS, Psychology, 1994
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  The Functional and Evolutionary Significance of Cellular Morphology in the Optic Ttectum of the Ground Squirrel
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Harvey Karten
  • Current Position:  Neurologist, Everett Clinic, Everett, WA
  • Publications 

Andrew Nguyen

  • Email:  adnguyen@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Harvard University, BA, Biology, 1994
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  The Evectins: Their Role in Nervous System Function and Development
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Greg Lemke, Salk
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Neurosurgery, UCSD
  • Publications

Michael Peterson

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  • Undergraduate Institution:  Stanford University, BS, Biology, 1995
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  Characterization of the Molecular Mechanisms which Regulate Golgi-to-Endosome Vesicular Transport in Sacharomyces
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Scott Emr
  • Current Position:  Pathologist, Tacoma, WA
  • Publications 

Joshua Thaler

  • Email:  jpthaler@uw.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:  Harvard University, BA, Biochemistry, 1992
  • Graduate Department:  Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title:  How to Make a Motor Neuron: 2 Parts LIM, 1 Part HB9 with a Spritz of Sonic
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Sam Pfaff, Salk
  • Current Position:  Asst. Professor, Div. of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, University of Washington
  • Publications

John Van Uden

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  • Undergraduate Institution:  MIT, BS, Biology, 1994
  • Graduate Department:  Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title:  Immunostimulatory DNA and the Host-Pathogen Relationship
  • Thesis Advisor:  Dr. Dennis Carson
  • Current Position:  Professor, Thoracic Imaging, UCSF
  • Publications

2004

Octavio Choi

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  • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University
  • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title: The Role of BDNF in the Development of Retinotectal Topographic Projectons in the Chick
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Dennis O'Leary, Salk
  • Current Position: Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Oregon State Hospital
  • Publications  

Karunesh Ganguly

  • Email: Karunesh.Ganguly@ucsf.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University, BS, Chemistry, BA, Psychology, 1995
  • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title: Activity-Dependent Regulation of Neuronal Excitabilty in Hippocampal Neurons
  • Thesis Advisors: Dr. Mu-Ming Poo & Dr. David Kleinfeld
  • Current Position: Asst. Professor, Neurology, UCSF
  • Publications  

Eric Goldlust

  • Email: Eric_Goldlust@brown.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Washington University, BS, Biological and Engineering Science, 1995
  • Graduate Department: Public Health / Epidemiology
  • Thesis Title: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for the Control of Intra-Operative Dental Pain
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Donna Kritz-Silverstein
  • Current Position: Asst. Professor, Emergency Medicine, Brown University
  • Publications  

David Merrill

  • Email: dmerrill@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley, BA / BA, Biology / Psychology, 1996
  • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title: Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive Decline with Aging and Sensitivity to Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Tuszynski
  • Current Position: Asst. Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
  • Publications 

Hugo Sanchez

  • Email: Hugo.Sanchez@unthsc.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Irvine, BS, Biological Sciences
  • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title: Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Regulates Signaling by a Heterologous Ligand
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kuo-Fen Lee, Salk
  • Current Position: Asst. Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UNT Health Science Center, Ft. Worth
  • Publications 

Stina Mui Singel

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  • Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University, BA, Biology, 1995
  • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title: Ventral Anterior Homeobox (Vax) Genes: Roles in Vertebrate Eye Development
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Greg Lemke, Salk
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Cancer Center
  • Publications 

David Sykes

  • Email: dsykes@mgh.harvard.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Alberta, BS, Biochemistry
  • Graduate Department: Molecular Pathology
  • Thesis Title: Conditional Version of E2a/Pbx1 Provided Cell-Based Systems to Dissect the Mechanism by which E2a/Pbx1 Establishes Myleoid and Lymphoid Differentiation Arrest
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Kamps
  • Current Position: Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Dana-Farber/Massachusetts General Partners Program, Boston
  • Publications 

John Welch

  • Email: jwelch@dom.wustl.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University, BS, Mol. Biology,
  • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
  • Thesis Title: PPAR-gamma, the Macrophage and the Microarray: A Play in Three Acts
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Christopher Glass
  • Current Position: Asst. Professor, Medicine, Oncology Division, Washington University, St. Louis.
  • Publications