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Students in Clerkships

MD III

Hunter Bennett

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
  • Email: h1bennett@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington (2014), B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate Department: BMS
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering
  • Laboratory Rotation: Trey Ideker (Su 15), Sam Pfaff (Su 16), Chris Glass (Su 16)
  • Thesis Lab: Chris Glass

Erin Coonahan


  • Email: ecoonaha@health.ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University 
  • Graduate Department: NIH Partners Program (OxCam)
  • Thesis Title: An aptamer-based sensor for the detection of antimalarial drugs
  • Thesis Lab: Dr. Carole Long (NIAD, NIH), Professor Maarten DeVos (Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Oxford University), Professor Joel Tarning (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit)

Charles Dickey

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
  • Email: cdickey@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington (2014), B.S. Neurobiology
  • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Eric Halgren (Su 16), Terry Sejnowksi (Su 16)
  • Thesis Lab: Eric Halgren

Emily Ho

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
  • Email: e2ho@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago (2013) B.A. Biology, Psychology
  • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Rusty Gage (Su 15), John Kelsoe (Su 16), Nick Spitzer (Su 16)
  • Thesis Lab: Pam Mellon

Kyle Marra

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
  • Email: kmarra@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Boston College (2012), B.S. Physics
  • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
  • Research Interests: Bioengineering
  • Laboratory Rotation: Christian Metallo, Martin Friedlander (Su 15); Todd Coleman (Su 14)
  • Thesis Lab: Martin Friedlander, TSRI
  • Publications

Daniella McDonald

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
  • Email: dsmcdonald@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego (2011) B.S. Human Biology
  • Graduate Department: BMS
  • Research Interests: Cardiovascular, Pharmacology/Drug Discovery, Cancer Biology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Ron Evans (Su 15), Karen Christman (Su 16)
  • Thesis Lab: Prashant Mali

Denis Smirnov

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
  • Email: dsmirnov@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington (2014) B.S. Biochemistry, Neurobiology
  • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Pharmacology/ Drug Discovery
  • Laboratory Rotation: Athina Markou (Su 15), David Salmon (Su 16), James Brewer (Su 16)
  • Thesis Lab: James Brewer

MD IV

Jennifer Dumdie

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium                                           
  • Email: jdumdie@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution:University of South Dakota (2013), B.S. Biology, Mathematics
  • Graduate Department: BMS
  • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Endocrinology, Fertility, and Pharmacology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Heidi Cook-Andersen, Mana Parast (Su 14); Duane Stupack (Su 13)
  • Thesis Lab: Heidi Cook-Anderson
  • Publications

Robert Kim

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium                                           
  • Email: r8kim@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University (2012), B.S. Applied Math and Statistics, Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Terry Sejnowski, Sam Pfaff (Su 15); Ed Callaway, Salk (Su 14)
  • Thesis Lab: Terry Sejnowski, Salk

Liam King

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium                                           
  • Email: lking@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley (2012), B.S. Chemical Biology
  • Graduate Department: TSRI
  • Research Interests: Immunology/ Infection and Chemistry/ Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Rotation: David Pride, Bill Fenical (Su 14); Elizabeth Winzeler (Su 13)
  • Thesis Lab: Erica Ollmann Saphire
  • Publications

Molly Kwiatkowski

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium                                           
  • Email: mkwiatkowski@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: Bowdoin College (2011), B.S. Neuroscience
  • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Rotation: Mark Tuszynski, Sam Pfaff (Su 15); Nick Spitzer (Su 14)
  • Thesis Lab: Jared Young
  • Publications

Vitor Martins

Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium                                           
  • Email: vfmartins@ucsd.edu
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida (2014), B.S. Biochemistry, Math, Bioinformatics
  • Graduate Department: BMS
  • Research Interests: Cardiovascular, Endocrinology
  • Laboratory Rotation: Marc Montminy, Simon Schenk (Su 15); Fred Levine, Sanford Burnham (Su 14)
  • Thesis Lab: Simon Schenk
  • Publications