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    MD III

    Greg Goldgof

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: ggoldgof@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2009), B.S. Computer Science and Biological Sciences, M.S. Bioengineering
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Drug Target Discovery Using Designer Drug Sensitive Yeast
    • Thesis Lab: Elizabeth Winzeler
    • Publications

    Cynthia Hsu

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: c6hsu@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington (2010), B.S. Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title:Molecular mechanisms of MAP4K3-mediated autophagy induction
    • Thesis Lab: Al La Spada
    • Publications

    Michael Kramer

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: mkramer@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University (2009), B.A. Engineering
    • Graduate Department: Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
    • Thesis Title: Transformation of high-throughput data into hierarchal cellular models enables biological prediction and discovery
    • Thesis Lab: Trey Ideker
    • Publications

    Espoir Kyubwa

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: ekyubwa@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD (2010), B.S/M.S. Bioengineering
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Thesis Title:
    • Thesis Lab: Ed Callaway, Salk
    • Publications

    Leo Lin

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: l2lin@ucsd.edu 
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2003), B.A. Biology
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Exploring Antibiotic and Innate Immune Synergies to Treat Mutli-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections
    • Thesis Lab: Victor Nizet
    • Publications

    Geoff Weiner

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: gweiner@ucsd.edu  
    • Undergraduate Institution: Lake Forrest College (2008), B.A. Math & Biology
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title:
    • Thesis Lab: Jeff Goldberg
    • Publications

    Amran Asadi

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: aasadi@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida (2008), B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Thesis Title: Spatio-temporal patterns of active pulmonary vascular control
    • Thesis Lab: Kim Prisk
    • Publications

    Aran Groves

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: agroves@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Northern Arizona (2008), B.S., Biology
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Thesis Title:Astrocyte activity modulated by sphingosine 1-phosphate signaling in a multiple sclerosis model
    • Thesis Lab: Jerold Chun, TSRI
    • Publications

    MD IV

    Neal Amin

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: neamin@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University (2008), B.S., Biochemistry
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Thesis Title: The motor neuron-microRNA (miR-218) regulates a gene network required for nerve-muscle interaction
    • Thesis Lab: Sam Pfaff, Salk
    • Publications

    Sagar Bapat

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: sbapat@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2009), B.S., Chemistry
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Thesis Title: Immunology of Aging and Metabolic Disease
    • Thesis Lab: Ye Zheng and Ron Evans, Salk
    • Publications

    Dekker Deacon

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: ddeacon@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Middlebury College (2007), B.A., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Thesis Title: The Multigenic Basis for Human Cardiovascular Disease
    • Thesis Lab: Neil Chi
    • Publications

    Rahul Nene

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: rnene@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Brown University (2009), Sc.B., Biology
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Thesis Title: Identification and Characterization of the Cdc73 Transcription Factor as a Suppressor of Genome Instability
    • Thesis Lab: Richard Kolodner
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    Danielle Steed

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: dbarrios@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: California State University- Los Angeles (2008), B.S., Biology
    • Graduate Department: TSRI
    • Research Interests: Natural Products Biosynthesis and Total Synthesis, Enzymology
    • Laboratory Rotations: K.C. Nicolaou, TSRI (Su 10); Bill Gerwick (Su 10); Floyd Romesberg, K.C. Nicolaou, TSRI (Su 11)
    • Thesis Lab: Floyd Romesberg, TSRI
    • Publications 

    Tyler Steed

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: tsteed@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (2009), B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurobiology
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title: Quantitative Radiographic Measures in Glioblastoma Imaging Associate With Patient Survival and Tumor Subtype, While Uncovering Genomic Profiles
    • Thesis Lab: Clark Chen
    • Publications

    Jean Wassenaar

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: jew027@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University (2008), B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Research Interests: Biomaterials for Cell/Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery
    • Laboratory Rotations: Karen Christman (Su 10); Inder Verma, Salk (Su 10)
    • Thesis Lab: Karen Christman
    • Publications

    Csilla Lippert

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: cfelsen@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology (2008), B.S., Biology and English
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Imaging Technology
    • Laboratory Rotations: Judy Varner (Su 09); Stuart Lipton, Sanford-Burnham (Su 09); Roger Tsien (Su 10)
    • Thesis Lab: Roger Tsien
    • Publications

    Robert Saddawi-Konefka

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: rsaddawi@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California (2008), B.A., Neuroscience and Spanish
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title: IL-17D Directed Immune Surveillance
    • Thesis Lab: Jack Bui
    • Publications

    Panid Sharifnia

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: psharifn@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (2008) B.A., Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biochemistry
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title: Regulatory elements of cebp-1 mRNA
    • Thesis Lab: Yishi Jin
    • Publications