Since 2014, over 200 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 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

Cohort VI (September 2018)

Ryan Boileau, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Marcus Chin, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Daniel Clark, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Shizhong Dai, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Susanna Elledge, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Parinaz Fozouni, Biomedical Sciences
Muryam Gourdet, Tetrad
Hannah Graham, Neuroscience
Joe Hiatt, Biomedical Sciences
Austin Hsu, Biomedical Sciences
Lay Kodama, Neuroscience
Alexis Krup, Biomedical Sciences
Greyson Lewis, Biophysics
Anna Lipkin, Neuroscience
Christopher Mathy, Bioengineering
Priya Mohindra, Bioengineering
Lila Neahring, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Carlos Nowotny, Tetrad
Ramiro Patino, Biomedical Sciences
Jonathan Schor, Neuroscience
Charles Schurman, Bioengineering
Taylor Skokan, Tetrad
Sara Sunshine, Biomedical Sciences
Serena Tamura, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Kristine Trotta, Tetrad
Kaitlyn Tsai, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Taia Wu, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Cohort V (September 2017)

Emmalyn Chen, Pharmaceutical Science & Pharmacogenomics
Frances Cho, Neuroscience
Olivia Creasey, Bioengineering
Ruiji Jiang, Biomedical Sciences
Isabel Johnson, Tetrad
Madeline Keenen, Tetrad
Kathleen Keough, Pharmaceutical Science & Pharmacogenomics
Nadja Kern, Biophysics
Lina Leon, Tetrad
Jennifer Liu, Biomedical Sciences
Benjamin Mansky, Neuroscience
Sarah McMahon, Biomedical Sciences
Tamas Nagy, Biological & Medical Informatics
An Nguyen, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
Xingjie Pan, Bioengineering
Ariane Panzer, Biomedical Sciences
Inez Raharjo, Bioengineering
Hanna Retallack, Biomedical Sciences
Paola Soto-Perez, Tetrad
Ryan Tibble, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Melissa Truong, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Fatima Ugur, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Alex Wolff, Biophysics
Xucheng  Zhu, Bioengineering

See Program alumni or go back to information about the Discovery Program.