Since 2014, over 260 students have served as ambassadors for basic science education in the Discovery Fellows Program.

Current Discovery Fellows


These advanced PhD students were chosen to serve as ambassadors for basic science education based on their leadership potential, excellence in research, community-mindedness, and communications skills.

Cohort IX (September 2021)

Francisco Aparicio, Neuroscience
Hersh Bhargava, Biophysics
Elizabeth Bond, Tetrad
Lauren Cech, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Gauree Chendke, Bioengineering
Nathan Cho, Tetrad
Cambria Chou-Freed, Biomedical Sciences
Zachary Cutts, Biological and Medical Informatics
Rebecca Fang, Neuroscience
Eliza Gaylord, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Jennifer Guidera, Bioengineering
Amy Guo, Bioengineering
Karissa Hansen, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Erin Huiting, Biomedical Sciences
Ellery Jones, Neuroscience
Jordan Kleinman, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Dianne Laboy-Cintron, Biomedical Sciences
Fredrick Leon, Tetrad
Yaqiao Li, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Monique Lillis, Neuroscience
Adriana Padilla-Roger, Neuroscience
Ali Palla, Tetrad
Tiange (Tony) Qu, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Sule Sahin, Bioengineering
Wenqi Shen, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Elizabeth Sisko, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Olivia Teter, Bioengineering
Nicole Tsai, Biomedical Sciences
Regan Volk, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cameron Wilhite, Neuroscience
Muziyue Wu, Biophysics
Jenny Zhang, Tetrad

Cohort VIII (September 2020)

Saumya Bollam, Biomedical Sciences
Emily Bulger, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Abrar Choudhury, Biomedical Sciences
Emily Connelly, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Jessica Cook, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Katherine Crawford, Bioengineering
Rhogerry Deshycka, Biomedical Sciences
Haley Gause, Tetrad
Mollie Eva Hansen, Bioengineering
Scott Harris, Neuroscience
Evelyn Hernandez, Tetrad
Matthew Johnson, Biological and Medical Informatics
Dyana Kenanova, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Jose Liboy, Tetrad
Jocelyne Lopez, Tetrad
Harold Marin, Tetrad
Elizabeth McCarthy, Biological and Medical Informatics
Michael Mobaraki, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Katarina Pance, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Kendra Radtke, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Gokul Ramadoss, Biomedical Sciences
Christina Stephens, Biophysics
Fei Tan, Bioengineering
Chenyu Wang, Neuroscience
Stephanie Wankowicz, Biophysics
Gina Williams, Neuroscience

Cohort VII (September 2019)

Tara Aitken, Neuroscience
Varun Bhadkamkar, Tetrad
Cassandra Burnett, Biomedical Sciences
Taylor Cavazos, Biological and Medical Informatics
Jiapei Chen, Biomedical Sciences
Alison Comrie, Neuroscience
Adam Cotton, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Sean de la O, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Devan Diwanji, Biomedical Sciences
Ramin Farhad, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Clara Herrera, Tetrad
Matthew Jones, Biological and Medical Informatics
Eszter Kish, Neuroscience
Hardik Kothare, Bioengineering
Nicole Koutsodendris, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Kristoffer Leon, Biomedical Sciences
Kyle Lopez, Biophysics
Nadia Mohammed Elmassalami Ayad, Bioengineering
Elise Munoz, Tetrad
Neha Prasad, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Capria Rinaldi, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Eric Simental, Tetrad
Ivana Vasic, Bioengineering
Sara Vazquez, Tetrad
Chase Webb, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

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