Discovery Fellows Alumni

Program Alumni Who Have Completed Their PhDs

Christina Theodoris, MD, PhD

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Christina completed UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, and is currently a clinical fellow at Boston Children's Hospital.

May Tran, PhD

May Tran, PhD

Neuroscience

May is a public school science teacher. 

Lawrence Uricchio, PhD

Biological and Medical Informatics

Lawrence is currently a postdoc in integrative biology at UC Berkeley, working with mentors Becca Tarvin and  Mike Boots. His research utilizes modern genomic and ecological datasets to study long-standing evolutionary puzzles.

Katherine Varandas, PhD

Tetrad

Kate is currently doing a postdoc in the Shaham Lab at The Rockefeller University in New York City.

Tess Veuthey, PhD

Neuroscience

A member of the Medical Scientist Training Program, Tess is back in the MD program at UCSF.

Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Ivan is a CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, working with mentor Yasmine Belkaid to study mechanisms by which human associated commensal microbes impact the immune system.

Racheli Wercberger, PhD

Neuroscience

Racheli is doing the three-year Thinking Matters teaching fellowship at Stanford University, which includes teaching interdisciplinary seminars to Stanford freshman along with a team of faculty and fellows with diverse doctoral backgrounds.

Peter Westcott, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Peter is now a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Tyler Jacks at MIT.

Jasper Williams, PhD

Jasper Williams, PhD

Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacogenomics

Jessica Witchley, PhD

Tetrad

Jessica is currently a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley in the lab of Greg Barton, where she studies host-pathogen interactions

Alexander Wolff, PhD

Alexander Wolff, PhD

Biophysics

Alex is working as a medical writer at Health Interactions in San Francisco.

Sarah Wong, PhD

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

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

Julia Ye, MD, PhD

Biomedical Sciences

Julia completed her MD through UCSF's Medical Scientist Training Program, and is now doing a residency in pathology at UCSF.

Xucheng Zhu, PhD

Xucheng Zhu, PhD

Bioengineering

Xucheng is currently an MRI AI scientist at GE Healthcare.

Christopher Zimmerman, PhD

Christopher Zimmerman, PhD

Neuroscience

Chris is doing a postdoc at Princeton University with mentor Ilana Witten.

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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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