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    Medical Scientist Training Program

    Recent Graduates

    2015

    Kristen Berendzen

    • Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University (2004), B.S. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Thesis Title:  Systemic regulation of the cellular stress response to proteotoxicity by neuroendocrine signaling
    • Thesis Lab:  Andrew Dillin
    • Postgraduate Education:  Psychiatry, UCSF
    • Publications

    Leela Davies

    • Undergraduate Institution: Brown University (2005), B.S. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Roles of Sialic Acid Diversity in Mammalian Brain Evolution
    • Thesis Lab: Ajit Varki
    • Postgraduate Education: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
    • Publications

    Mithun Diwakar

    • Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology (2006), B.S. Biology
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Thesis Title: Multi-Core Beamformer for Spatio-Temporal MEG Source Activity Reconstruction
    • Thesis Lab: Mingxiong Huang
    • Postgraduate Education:  Transitional, Harbor UCLA, Radiology Diagnostic, UCSF
    • Publications

    Jesse Dixon

    • Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University (2006), B.A. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Higher Order Chromatin Architecture in Mammalian Genome
    • Thesis Lab: Bing Ren
    • Postgraduate Education: Helmsley-Salk Fellow, Salk Institute
    • Publications

    Wes Gifford

    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles (2005), B.S. Neuroscience
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Thesis Title: Endogenous Retroviruses Contribute Regulatory Sequences for Early Embryonic Gene Activation
    • Thesis Lab: Sam Pfaff, Salk Institute
    • Postgraduate Education:  Pediatrics, U. of Washington
    • Publications

    Matt Gonzales

    • Undergraduate Institution: UCSD (2006), B.S. Chemical Engineering
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Thesis Title: Rotor Termination in a Patient-Specific Model of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Thesis Lab: Andrew McCulloch
    • Postgraduate Education: Internal Medicine, UCLA
    • Publications

    Val Griffeth

    • Undergraduate Institution: Vassar College (2004), B.A. Biochemistry and Mathematics
    • Graduate Department: Bioengineering
    • Thesis Title: The Physiology Basis of BOLD Functional MRI
    • Thesis Lab: Richard Buxton
    • Postgraduate Education: Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science U., Portland
    • Publications

    Adnan Majid

    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2007), B.S. Symbolic Systems
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Thesis Title: Selective inhibitory control and the basal ganglia
    • Thesis Lab:  Adam Aron
    • Postgraduate Education: Psychiatry Research Track, UCLA
    • Publications

    Liz Murphy

    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego (2007), B.A. Mathematics
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title: Quantitative neuroimaging: applications to normal aging and neurodegenerative disease
    • Thesis Lab:  James Brewer
    • Postgraduate Education: Medicine Preliminary, UCSD; Neurology, UCSD
    • Publications

    Tim Tirrell

    • Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology (2006), B.S. Chemistry
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Biomechanical Studies of the Human Musculoskeletal System
    • Thesis Lab:  Richard Lieber
    • Postgraduate Education: General Surgery, UCSD
    • Publications