Discovery Fellows Alumni

Program Alumni Who Have Completed Their PhDs

Ramsey Najm, PhD

Ramsey Najm, PhD

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Ramsey is doing postdoctoral research at IMBA, the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria.

Isabel Nocedal, PhD

Tetrad

Isabel is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the Laub Lab.

Crystal Nyitray, PhD

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Crystal is Founder & CEO of Encellin, a biotech startup working to develop a cell therapy device solution.

Beatriz (Bettie) Osuna, PhD

Beatriz (Bettie) Osuna, PhD

Tetrad

Bettie is currently a scientist at Octant, a biotech company in Emeryville, CA.

David Paquette, PhD

Biophysics

David is working as a senior science writer and project coordinator at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Danny Park, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Danny is currently working in research and development for Ancestry.

Kartik Pattabiraman, MD, PhD

Neuroscience

Kartik, a member of UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, completed his MD at UCSF and is currently a clinical fellow in the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center.

Veronica Pessino, PhD

Biophysics

Veronica is a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Samuel Pfaff at the Salk Institute in San Diego. In 2019, she received an Audrey Lewis Young Investigator Award from Cure SMA to support her research related to spinal muscular atrophy.

Brenden Petersen, PhD

Bioengineering

Brenden is a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he is focusing on operations research and systems analysis.

Cameron Pitt, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Cameron is now a principal at Sofinnova, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical venture capital firm, where he focuses on therapeutics investments.

Hanna Retallack, PhD

Hanna Retallack, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

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

T. Justin Rettenmaier, PhD

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Justin is currently a principal scientist in chemical biology at Jnana Therapeutics in Boston, MA.

Matthew Rubashkin, PhD

Bioengineering

Matt is currently program director of artificial intelligence at Insight Data Science in Palo Alto. He is also founder and CEO of LexiconAI.

Karen Ruiz, PhD

Karen Ruiz, PhD

Tetrad

Karen is a research scientist at Genentech.

Florentine Rutaganira, PhD

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Flora is a postdoctoral researcher with mentor Nicole King at UC Berkeley. In September 2017, she was awarded a prestigious HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellowship to support her research and training.

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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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