Discovery Fellows Alumni

Program Alumni Who Have Completed Their PhDs

Benjamin Heineike, PhD

Benjamin Heineike, PhD

Biological and Medical Informatics

Ben is a postdoctoral researcher at The Francis Crick Institute and Imperial London Institute for Medical Sciences.

Daniel Holohan, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Dan is currently a senior associate with Clarion, a Boston-based life sciences consulting firm.

Christina Homer, MD, PhD

Biophysics/MSTP

Christina, a member of UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, has completed her MD and is currently a medical resident at UCSF.

Max Horlbeck, MD, PhD

Biophysics

Max completed his MD through UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, and is currently doing a residency in pediatrics and medical genetics at Boston Children's Hospital.

Christina Hueschen, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Christina is currently a postdoc at Stanford University, where she's studying the mechanisms and dynamics of motility in the lab of mentor Alex Dunn.

Amy Jacobson, PhD

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Amy is currently scientific program manager for the Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative (MITI) at Stanford University.

Arman Jahangiri, MD, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Arman is currently a resident physician in neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine.

Llewellyn (Trey) Jalbert, PhD

Bioengineering

Trey is currently a consultant in oncology and AI for Blue Matter Consulting. He is also a co-founder of SolidariTEA, a Bay Area based social venture company that produces bottled organic iced teas.

Ruiji Jiang, PhD

Ruiji Jiang, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

A member of UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, Ruiji has returned to medical school.

Isabel Johnson, PhD

Isabel Johnson, PhD

Tetrad

Isabel is working as a scientist at Inflammatix, Inc.

Emily Jones, PhD

Emily Jones, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Emily is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Lisa Giocomo at Stanford University.

Kyle Jones, DDS, PhD

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Kyle, part of UCSF's K Scholars Program, is currently an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series within the School of Dentistry.

Ariel Kauss, PhD

Ariel Kauss, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

After an interim postdoc in her thesis lab, Ariel will join SF-based biotech company FibroGen as a research scientist.

Kathleen Keough, PhD

Kathleen Keough, PhD

Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacogenomics

Kathleen is doing postdoctoral research in the Pollard Lab at the Gladstone Institutes.

Natalia Khuri, PhD

Biophysics

Natalia is an assistant professor of computer science at Wake Forest University, where she conducts research and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses.

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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    
 

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