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    Medical Scientist Training Program

    Recent Graduates

    2014

    Sarah Burgdorf

    • Email: swelsh@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: Bryn Mawr College (2003), B.A. Chemistry and French
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title:  Functions of the immediate early 2 proteins in human cytomegalovirus infection: a study of immediate early 2 mutants
    • Thesis Lab:  Deborah Spector
    • Postgraduate Education:  Internal Medicine/Investigator Pathway, UCSD
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    Daniel Goff

    • Email: dgoff@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego (2004), B.S. Microbiology
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: The role of BCL2 family genes in chronic myeloid leukemia stem cells
    • Thesis Lab: Catriona Jamieson
    • Postgraduate Education: Transitional: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI; Radiology, UC Davis 
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    George Hightower

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    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego (2004), B.A. Disease History and Society
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: HIV-1 genetic diversity, evolution and neuropsychological impairment
    • Thesis Lab: Douglas Richman 
    • Postgraduate Education:  Pediatrics, U. of North Carolina
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    Al Kaye

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    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (2004), B.A. Comparative Literature and Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Graduate Department: Neuroscience
    • Thesis Title: Symmetry in the retinogeniculate motion circuit
    • Thesis Lab: Tatyana Sharpee/Ed Callaway
    • Postgraduate Education: Psychiatry, Yale
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    Michael Lam

    • Email: mtlam@ucsd.edu
    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (2003), B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Rev-Erb in macrophage gene expression: a case study of transcriptional regulation through distal regulatory elements
    • Thesis Lab: Chris Glass
    • Postgraduate Education:  Internal Medicine/Investigator Pathway, UCSD
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    Navin Mahadevan

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    • Undergraduate Institution: Washington University in St. Louis (2005), B.A. Biology
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Cell-extrinsic effects of tumor endoplasmic reticulum stress on myeloid cells
    • Thesis Lab: Maurizio Zanetti
    • Postgraduate Education: Pathology, Brigham & Women's Hospital
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    Marika Orlov

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    • Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego (2004), B.S. Molecular Biology
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Enhancement of HIV-1 pathogenesis by plasmodium falciparum: mechanisms and clinical applications
    • Thesis Lab:  Robert Schooley
    • Postgraduate Education: Internal Medicine, U. of Washington
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    Becca Saenz

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    • Undergraduate Institution: Yale University (2002), B.S. Biomedical Engineering, M.S. Bioengineering
    • Graduate Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Thesis Title: Development and potential of HMGB1-derived immunostimulatory peptides as adjuvants in cancer immunotherapy
    • Thesis Lab:  Sadik Esener
    • Postgraduate Education: Pediatrics, Stanford
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    Caleb Stokes

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    • Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University (2003), B.S. Biological Sciences
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title: Memory, dementia, and the functional role of the parietal cortex
    • Thesis Lab:  Jeff Isaacson
    • Postgraduate Education: Pediatrics, U. of Washington
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    Priya Velu

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    • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University (2005), B.A. Biophysics
    • Graduate Department: Neurosciences
    • Thesis Title: EEG analysis of gait movement preparation in the normal state and in the abnormal state of Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait
    • Thesis Lab:  Virginia da Sa
    • Postgraduate Education: Pathology, U. of Pennsylvania
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