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    Students in Graduate School

    PhD I Students

    Debha Amatya

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: damatya@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2014), B.S. Bioengineering   
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Bioengineering/Neuro-Engineering, Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Rotation: Terry Sejnowski, Salk (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Morgan Chalmiers

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: mchalmiers@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Pomona College (2013), B.S. Women's Global Health
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Anthropology
    • Laboratory Rotation:
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Robert Kim

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

    Molly Kwiatkowski

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: mkwiatkowski@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Bowdoin College (2011), B.S. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Rotation: Nick Spitzer (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Kyle Marra

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: kmarra@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Boston College (2012), B.S. Physics
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Bioengineering
    • Laboratory Rotation: Todd Coleman (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Vitor Martins

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: vfmartins@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida (2014), B.S. Biochemistry, Math, Bioinformatics
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Cardiovascular, Endocrinology
    • Laboratory Rotation: Fred Levine, Sanford Burnham (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Tunmise Olayinka

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: oolayinka@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2014), B.S. Biological Chemistry, Symbolic Systems
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Rotation: Todd Coleman (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Junmi Saikia

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: jsaika@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Duke University (2014), B.S. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Rotation: Roberto Malinow (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Erica Silva

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: e5silva@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2012), B.S. Biology
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Neuroscience, Stem Cells
    • Laboratory Rotation: Rafael Bejar, Moore's Cancer Center (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    Amy Taylor

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: a2taylor@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD (2014), M.S. Physiology, Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: N/A
    • Research Interests: Cardiovascular, Stem Cell
    • Laboratory Rotation:
    • Thesis Lab: N/A

    PhD II Students

    Jennifer Dumdie

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: jdumdie@mail.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: Duane Stupack (Su 13)
    • Thesis Lab: Heidi Cook-Anderson
    • Publications:

    Anupam Garg

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: akgarg@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington (2013), B.S. Bioengineering
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Research Interests: Bioengineering and Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Rotation: Tom Albright, Salk (Su 13)
    • Thesis Lab: Ed Calloway (SALK)
    • Publications

    G. Goebrecht

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: ggoebrec@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution:(2010), B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Research Interests: Transplant Immunology
    • Laboratory Rotation: Judy Varner (Su 13)
    • Thesis Lab: Gerry Weber
    • Publications

    Liam King

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

    Stosh Ozog

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: sozog@mail.ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley (2010), B.A./ B.S. Molecular & Cell Biology, Plant
    • Graduate Department: TSRI
    • Research Interests: Epidemiology/ Public Health and Immunology/ Infection
    • Laboratory Rotation: Bruce Torbett (Su 13), Sumit Chanda & Victor Nizet (Su 14)
    • Thesis Lab: Bruce Torbett
    • Publications:

    PhD III Students

    Joyce Chen

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: j2chen@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution:UCLA 2008, B.S. Biochemistry
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Cancer biology, epigenetics
    • Laboratory Rotation: Clodagh O'Shea (Su 14); Anjana Rao (Su 13); Victor Nizet (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Anjana Rao
    • Publications

    Mark Fang

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: myfang@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford (2011), B.S. Biology, Mathematical & Computational Sciences
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Cancer biology, genomics, and systems biology
    • Laboratory Rotation: Gene Yeo, Chris Glass (Su 13); Bing Ren (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Gene Yeo
    • Publications

    Eric Geier

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: egeier@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University (2011), B.S. Astronomy, Physics
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Cancer biology, genomics, and systems biology
    • Laboratory Rotation: Kim Prisk, Kevin Patrick (Su 13); Kim Prisk, Rick Buxton (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Kim Prisk
    • Publications:

    Matt Kolar

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: mkolar@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: U. of North Carolina (2009), B.S. Chemistry
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Chemical biology
    • Laboratory Rotation: Reuben Shaw, Salk, Ben Cravatt, TSRI (Su 13); Jeff Kelly/Luke Wiseman (TSRI, Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Alan Saghatelian (Salk)
    • Publications:

    Kelsey Ladt

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: kladt@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: U. of Kentucky (2009), B.S. Biology
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Research Interests: Neurodegeneration and Neurotrauma
    • Laboratory Rotation: Subhojit Roy (Su 13); Nigel Calcutt (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Subhojit Roy
    • Publications

    Eulanca Liu

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: eyl015@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley (2010), B.S. Chemical Biology
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Research Interests: The physiological basis and clinical applications of functional brain imaging
    • Laboratory Rotation: Shyni Varghese, Karen Christman (Su 13); Jim Brewer (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Rick Buxton
    • Publications

    Spencer Moore

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: s2moore@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: UCLA (2012), B.S. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Systems neuroscience and neural circuits
    • Laboratory Rotation: Binhai Zheng, Jeff Goldberg (Su 13); Jeff Isaacson (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Alysson Muotri
    • Publications:

    Priya Nayak

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: pmnayak@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Caltech (2011), B.S. Physics
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Research Interests: Stem Cells, Bioinformatics
    • Laboratory Rotation: Shankar Subramaniam (Su '13); John Serences (Su '12); Veerabhadran Ramanathan (Su '11)
    • Thesis Lab: Shankar Subramaniam
    • Publications:

    Jason Seidman

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: jseidman@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Barbara (2010), B.S./M.A. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Type 2 diabetes, metabolism, and energy homeostasis
    • Laboratory Rotation: Chris Glass, Reuben Shaw (Su 13); Marc Montminy, Salk (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Chris Glass
    • Publications

    Sahil Shah

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: sas032@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: U. of Maryland (2012), B.S. Cell Biology & Genetics
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Research Interests: Type 2 diabetes, metabolism, and energy homeostasis
    • Laboratory Rotation: Hollis Cline, TSRI, Ed Callawy, Salk (Su 13); Al La Spada (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Jeff Goldberg
    • Publications:

    PhD IV Students

    David Adamowicz

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: dadamowi@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution:University of Pennsylvania
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Research Interests: Mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases.
    • Laboratory Rotation: Larry Goldstein; Subhojit Roy (Su 12); Fred Gage, Salk (Su 11)
    • Thesis Lab: Subhojit Roy; Fred Gage
    • Publications

    Angela Ianni

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: aianni@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    • Graduate Department: OxCam
    • Research Interests: The effect of dopamine on the neural coding of reward value in healthy individuals and patients with Schizophrenia.
    • Laboratory Rotation: Karen Berman, NIH; Tim Behrens , Oxford (Su 12)
    • Thesis Lab: Karen Berman, NIH; Tim Behrens, Oxford. I'm planning to be working in the Oxford lab for a year starting in October, then I'll be at the NIH.
    • Publications

    Eric Kramer

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: erkramer@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University
    • Graduate Department: TSRI
    • Research Interests: Minimum entropy methods for feature selection in genomic modeling.
    • Laboratory Rotation: Ali Torkamani; Phil Bourne (Su 12); Lucila Ohno-Machado (Su 11)
    • Thesis Lab: Ali Torkamani

    Cindy Liu

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: yhl016@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Research Interests: Melanopsin and its role in regulating circadian rhythms.
    • Laboratory Rotation: Michael McCarthy (Su 13); Shauna Yuan, Neal Swerdlow (Su 12); Kuo-Fen Lee, Salk (Su 11)
    • Thesis Lab: Satchin Panda, Salk
    • Publications

    Jessica Meves

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: jmeves@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Research Interests: Neural plasticity and regeneration.
    • Laboratory Rotation: Binhai Zheng, Sam Pfaff (Su 12); David Welsh/Michael McCarthy (Su 11)
    • Thesis Lab: Binhai Zheng
    • Publications

    Nicholas Protopsaltis

    Medical Scientist Training Program Colloquium
    • Email: nprotops@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Saint Louis University
    • Graduate Department: BMS
    • Research Interests: Cancer Immunology.
    • Laboratory Rotation: Sunil Advani (Su 12); Dwayne Stupack (Su 11)
    • Thesis Lab: Napoleone Ferrara