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

Tara Aitken, Neuroscience     
Francesca Aloisio, Biomedical Sciences    
Varun Bhadkamkar, Tetrad     
Ryan Boileau, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology 
Cassandra Burnett, Biomedical Sciences    
Taylor Cavazos, Biological and Medical Informatics  
Emmalyn Chen, Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacogenomics  
Jiapei Chen, Biomedical Sciences    
Marcus Chin, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics  
Frances Cho, Neuroscience     
Alison Comrie, Neuroscience     
Adam Cotton, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Olivia Creasey, Bioengineering     
Shizhong Dai, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Sean de la O, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Devan Diwanji, Biomedical Sciences    
Susanna Elledge, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Ramin Farhad, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences  
Kyle Fowler, Tetrad     
Parinaz Fozouni, Biomedical Sciences    
Nathan Gamarra, Tetrad     
Muryam Gourdet, Tetrad     
Nairi Hartooni, Tetrad     
Clara Herrera, Tetrad     
Joe Hiatt, Biomedical Sciences    
Austin Hsu, Biomedical Sciences    
Kaitlin Hulce, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Matthew Jones, Biological and Medical Informatics  
Madeline Keenen, Tetrad     
Nadja Kern, Biophysics     
Eszter Kish, Neuroscience     
Lay Kodama, Neuroscience     
Hardik Kothare, Bioengineering     
Nicole Koutsodendris, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology 
Alexis Krup, Biomedical Sciences    
Kristoffer Leon, Biomedical Sciences    
Lina Leon, Tetrad     
Greyson Lewis, Biophysics     
Anna Lipkin, Neuroscience     
Kyle Lopez, Biophysics     
Benjamin Mansky, Neuroscience     
Christopher Mathy, Bioengineering     
Sarah McMahon, Biomedical Sciences    
Nadia Mohammed Elmassalami Ayad, Bioengineering   
Priya Mohindra, Bioengineering     
Jonathon Muncie, Bioengineering     
Elise Munoz, Tetrad     
Tamas Nagy, Biological and Medical Informatics  
Lila Neahring, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology 
An Nguyen, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences  
Stefan Niekamp, Biophysics     
Carlos Nowotny, Tetrad     
Lindsay Osso, Neuroscience     
Xingjie Pan, Bioengineering     
Ariane Panzer, Biomedical Sciences    
Ramiro Patino, Biomedical Sciences    
Karina Perlaza, Tetrad     
Neha Prasad, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Kendra Radtke, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics  
Inez Raharjo, Bioengineering     
Capria Rinaldi, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics  
Jonathan Schor, Neuroscience     
Charles Schurman, Bioengineering     
Eric Simental, Tetrad     
Taylor Skokan, Tetrad     
Paola Soto-Perez, Tetrad     
Sara Sunshine, Biomedical Sciences    
Serena Tamura, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics  
Ngoc-Han Thi Tran, Tetrad    
Ryan Tibble, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Kristine Trotta, Tetrad     
Melissa Truong, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology 
Kaitlyn Tsai, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Fatima Ugur, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Ivana Vasic, Bioengineering     
Sara Vazquez, Tetrad     
Chase Webb, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics  
Taia Wu, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Xiaowei Yan, Tetrad    

See current Fellows or find information about the Discovery Program.