Discovery Fellows Alumni

Program Alumni Who Have Completed Their PhDs

Shaun Abrams, PhD

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Shaun is in the DDS/PhD program, and is now completing his DDS in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

Ibraheem Ali, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Ibraheem is currently a sciences data librarian at UCLA.

Brittany Anderton, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

After a postdoc in science policy and communication at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL) at the University of California, Davis, Brittany is now associate director for research talks at iBiology, based here at UCSF.

Adam Autry, PhD


Adam is currently a postdoctoral scholar here at UCSF.

Benjamin Barad, PhD


Ben is currently a postdoc in Danielle Grotjahn's lab at Scripps Research.

Kyle Barlow, PhD

Biological and Medical Informatics

Kyle is currently a scientist at Adimab, LLC in Palo Alto.

Christine Bowman, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Christine is currently an associate scientist at Genentech, where she is working on drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics.

Deanna Brackman, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Deanna is a senior clinical pharmacokineticist at AbbVie.

Kenneth Burke, PhD


Kenneth is working as a software engineer in machine learning research at Google.

Roman Camarda, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

After a postdoc with mentor Eric Verdin at the Buck Institute, Roman is now working as an analyst at Aquilo Capital Management.

Andrea Cantu, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Andrea is working with Strategic Analysis, Inc. as an advisory scientist to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Jessie Carr, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Jessie is currently an associate program manager in product development regulatory support at Genentech

Alec Cerchiari, PhD


Alec is now a global program manager in limb preservation at Cook Medical in Bloomington, IN.

Amy Chang, PhD

Amy Chang, PhD


Yiran Chen, PhD


Yiran is currently a data scientist at Abbott.


Program Alumni Completing their Studies at UCSF

Francesca Aloisio, Biomedical Sciences
Emmalyn Chen, Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacogenomics
Frances Cho, Neuroscience
Olivia Creasey, Bioengineering
Kyle Fowler, Tetrad
Nathan Gamarra, Tetrad
Nairi Hartooni, Tetrad
Kaitlin Hulce, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Madeline Keenen, Tetrad
Nadja Kern, Biophysics
Lina Leon, Tetrad
Benjamin Mansky, Neuroscience
Sarah McMahon, Biomedical Sciences
Jonathon Muncie, Bioengineering
Tamas Nagy, Biological and Medical Informatics
An Nguyen, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Stefan Niekamp, Biophysics
Lindsay Osso, Neuroscience
Xingjie Pan, Bioengineering
Ariane Panzer, Biomedical Sciences
Karina Perlaza, Tetrad
Inez Raharjo, Bioengineering
Paola Soto-Perez, Tetrad
Ryan Tibble, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Ngoc-Han Thi Tran, Tetrad
Melissa Truong, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Fatima Ugur, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Xiaowei Yan, Tetrad

See current Fellows or find information about the Discovery Program.