Discovery Fellows Alumni

Program Alumni Who Have Completed Their PhDs

Jacob Kimmel, PhD

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Jacob is currently a data scientist in computation biology at Calico Life Sciences.

Lay Kodama, PhD

Lay Kodama, PhD

Neuroscience/MSTP

Bertram Koelsch, PhD

Bioengineering

Bertram is a senior product scientist at 23andME, a privately-held company that helps people understand their own genetic information using recent advances in DNA analysis technologies.

Natalie Korn, PhD

Natalie Korn, PhD

Bioengineering

Natalie is a senior data scientist at App Annie.

Kamena Kostova, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Kamena is a staff associate in Carnegie Sciences' Department of Embryology, where she heads a research lab that investigates the ribosome.

Laurens Kraal, PhD

Biological and Medical Informatics

Laurens is director of product strategy at uBiome, an SF-based citizen science startup that sequences the human microbiome.

Jonathan Kuhn, PhD

Tetrad

Jonathan is doing a postdoc in the lab of Peter Devreotes at Johns Hopkins University.

Jennifer Kung, PhD

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Jennifer is currently a postdoctoral fellow with mentor Jawahar Sudhamsu in the structural biology department at Genentech.

Taylor LaFlam, MD, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Taylor has completed UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, and is now doing a residency in Pediatrics at UCSF.

Alexis Lainoff, PhD

Alexis Lainoff, PhD

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Alexis is currently an assistant teaching professor at Florida International University in Miami.

Samira Khakpour Lawton

Biomedical Sciences

Samira is currently a project manager/assay design specialist at Transnetyx.

Alison Leaf, PhD

Tetrad

After completing a Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Alison is currently a program manager at Seven Bridges Genomics in Cambridge, MA.

Andrew Lechner, MD, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Andrew completed his MD through UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, and is currently an internal medicine resident physician at UCSF.

David Leib, PhD

Neuroscience

David is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he is studying gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases with mentor Beverly Davidson.

Ashley Libby, PhD

Ashley Libby, PhD

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Ashley is a postdoctoral researcher in the Briscoe Lab at the Francis Crick Institute in London.

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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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