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Trainees

Carlo Armijo

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: Diverse Reverse Transcriptase Systems that Cause Abortive Infection
  • Advisor:  Alex Gao
  • Publications:  In Process

Siobhán Bridson

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  TBD
  • Advisor:  Dominique Bergmann
  • Publications:  In Process

Collin Chiu

  • Department:  Biolchemistry
  • Research Title:  Datamining non-coding RNAs from prokaryotic metagenomes in order to design novel genetic and molecular tools
  • Advisor:  Alex Gao
  • Publications:  In Process

Eli Costa

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  Investigating the combinatorial signal processing capabilities at chromatin
  • Advisor:  Lacramioara Bintu
  • Publications:  In Process

Nadia Haghani

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  The genetic and structural basis of a novel iridescence phenotype in the platyfish, Xiphophorus variatus
  • Advisor:  Molly Schumer
  • Publications:  In Process

Luis Hernandez

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  The role of NSD2 (a methyltranderase) in the progression of gastric cancer
  • Advisor:  Or Gozani
  • Publications:  In Process

Michelle Kinney

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  Nuclear aPKC in Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Advisor:  Anthony Oro
  • Publications:  In Process

Cheyanne Lewis

  • Department:  Neurosciences IDP
  • Research Title:  The specialization of synaptic domains in the spinal cord, identifying the discrete mechanisms that coordinate innervation from individual muscles to form functional reflex circuits.
  • Advisor:  Julia Kaltschmidt
  • Publications:  In Process

Wagner Nors

  • Department:  Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Research Title: Mechanosensitve ion channels
  • Advisor:  Miriam Goodman
  • Publications:  In Process

Andrew Reiter

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: Identify the KMT responsible for EEF2-K407me2
  • Advisor:  Or Gozani & Carolyn Bertozzi
  • Publications:  In Process

Ramon Rodriguez

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  TBD
  • Advisor:  Sindy Tang
  • Publications:  In Process

Abigail Rogers

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  Myelin plasticity of neuromodulatory circuits
  • Advisor:  Michelle Monje
  • Publications:  In Process

Andrew Zhao

  • Department:  Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Research Title: Investigating epithelial-immune interactions in real time
  • Advisor:  Lucy Erin O'Brien
  • Publications:  In Process

Connor Call

  • Department:  Chemical Engineering
  • Research Title: “Post-Transcriptional Biomolecular Circuits to Improve In Vivo Cell Therapies and Diagnostics"
  • Advisor:  Xiaojing Gao
  • Publications:  In Process

Claire Chiang

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Suzanne Pfeffer
  • Publications:  In Process

Alyssa Cutter

  • Department:  Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Jennifer Bando
  • Publications:  In Process

Isabel Jabara

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Maximilian Diehn
  • Publications:  In Process

Lauren Lubeck

  • Department:  Biology (Hopkins)
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Christopher Lowe
  • Publications:  In Process

Steven Massa

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Mary Beth Mudgett
  • Publications:  In Process

Meghan Nolan

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Christine Jacobs-Wagner
  • Publications:  In Process

Amanda Pohlman

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Lauren O'Connell
  • Publications:  In Process

Jacob Schwartz

  • Department:  Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  N/A
  • Publications:  In Process

Wendy Trieu

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Nicole Martinez
  • Publications:  In Process

Nabor Vazquez Martinez

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Jessica Feldman
  • Publications:  In Process

Macy Vollbrecht

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: N/A
  • Advisor:  Dominique Bergmann
  • Publications:  In Process

Zhainib A. Amir

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Investigating artery differentiation during development in mouse and human cells”
  • Advisor:  Kristy Red-Horse
  • Publications:  In Process

Charlotte Brannon

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Collective cell behavior in multicellular systems - Biomineralization in sea cucumbers to tissue growth in Trichoplax adhaerens"
  • Advisor:  Manu Prakash
  • Publications:  In Process

Rachel Brown

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: "Mechanism of CENP-A assembly at the centromere"
  • Advisor:  Aaron Straight
  • Publications:  In Process

Min Sung Cho

  • Department:  Structural Biology
  • Research Title: “High-throughput transcription factor analysis using microfluidic devices”
  • Advisor:  Polly Fordyce
  • Publications:  In Process

Mai Dvorak

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Characterizing interactions between host and gut microbes”
  • Advisor:  Ami Bhatt
  • Publications:  In Process

Victoria Belle Grant

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Investigating patterns of genetic variation in natural populations”
  • Advisor:  Molly Schumer and Dmitri Petrov
  • Publications:  In Process

Lindsey Madsen Meservey

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “RNA editing in keratinocytes”
  • Advisor:  Paul Khavari
  • Publications:  In Process

Jeff Naftaly

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “The role of CXCL12 signaling in cardiac development and regeneration”
  • Advisor:  Kristy Red-Horse
  • Publications:  In Process

Evan Saldivar

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Regulation and efficiency of plastid biochemistry in Arabidopsis thaliana.”
  • Advisor:  Sue Rhee
  • Publications:  In Process

Danica Schmidtke

  • Department: Micro Biology and Immunology
  • Research Title: “Understanding the infection mechanism/life cycle of prototypic-crassphage and apreviously isolated crass-like phages”
  • Advisor:  Ami Bhatt and Gavin Sherlock
  • Publications:  In Process

Karen Shih

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “The fitness landscape of lung cancer and therapeutic responses”
  • Advisor:  Dmitri Petrov
  • Publications:  In Process

Sebastian Toro Arana

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Genetic Adaptation to Climate in Plants”
  • Advisor:  Moisés Expósito-Alonso
  • Publications:  In Process

Sean Waterton

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: Generation of Biological Products from CO2
  • Advisor:  Drew Endy
  • Publications:  In Process

Joleen Cheah

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Studying the translocation of proteins and RNA.”
  • Advisor:  Alice Ting
  • Publications:  In Process

Joel Erberich

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Study of adaptation in the stomatal cellular lineage in plants.”
  • Advisor:  Dominique Bergmann
  • Publications:  In Process

Sarah Frail

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Studying Rhopalodia gibba a freshwater diatom containing a nitrogen fixing cyanobacterial endosymbiont”
  • Advisor:  Ellen Yeh
  • Publications:  In Process

Billie Goolsby

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “The Neural Basis of Coordinated Parenting in Mimic Poison Frogs (Ranitomeya imitator)”
  • Advisor:  Lauren O'Connell
  • Publications:  In Process

Sam Gumbin

  • Department:  Molecular and Cellular Physiology (MCP) Stanford Medicine
  • Research Title: “Studying the role of the ubiquitin like protein, UFM1 in ER protein biogenesis & degradation.”
  • Advisor:  Ron Kopito
  • Publications:  In Process

Taylar Paige Hammond

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Viewing RB1 through noncanonical lenses”
  • Advisor:  Julien Sage
  • Publications:  In Process

Dane Kawano

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Understanding how polarized microtubule networks are created & maintained in neurons.”
  • Advisor:  Kang Shen
  • Publications:  In Process

Luke Lynch

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Eukaryotic DNA replication”
  • Advisor:  Gheorghe Chistol
  • Publications:  In Process

Rachel Ng

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Investigating the Function of Phosphatases in Centrosome Inactivation"
  • Advisor:  Jessica Feldman
  • Publications:  In Process

Gabriel Tauber

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Studying the thermodynamics and kinetics of Puf protein binding and the role for sub interactions like electrostatics and stacking.”
  • Advisor:  Daniel Herschlag
  • Publications:  In Process

Lauren Varanese

  • Department:  Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research Title: "Discovery of host pathways critical for viral infection"
  • Advisor:  Jan Carette
  • Publications:  In Process

Jessica Zhang

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Insights into Borrelia burgdorferi Plasmid Partitioning”
  • Advisor:  Christine Jacobs-Wagner
  • Publications:  In Process

Suzanna Bennett

  • Department:  Molecular and Cellular
  • Research Title: STIM Binding Underlies Calcium-Dependent Potentiation in CRAC Channels
  • Advisor:  Richard Lewis
  • Publications:  In Process

Cecelia Brown-Fleming

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Development of small molecule inhibitor of cyclin D-Cdk 4,6”
  • Advisor:  Jan Skotheim
  • Publications:  In Process

Jinho Jeong

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: Determining the Role of NSD2 in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
  • Advisor:  Or Gozani
  • Publications:  In Process

Martha Alexis Kahlson

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Characterizing a Novel Protein S-acyltransferase Complex Comprisiong ZDHHC5 and GOLGA7”
  • Advisor:  Scott Dixon
  • Publications:  In Process

Aris John Kare

  • Department:  Bioengineering (BioE)
  • Research Title: “High-Resolution Genomic and Spatial Profiling of Combinatorial Imunotherapies”
  • Advisor: Katherine Ferrara
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Korbin Michael Kleczko

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Developing Huntington Superchaperones”
  • Advisor:  Judith Frydman
  • Publications: In Process

Alex Lessenger

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Tissue-specific cell size regulation”
  • Advisor: Jessica Feldman
  • Publications:  In Process

Carin Ragland

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Stress and slime: elucidating root mucilage regulation for improved stress tolerance and enhanced microbe associations”
  • Advisor: Jose Dinneny
  • Publications:  In Process

Daniel Ari Shaykevich

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: Spatial cognition in amphibians
  • Advisor:  Lauren O'Connell
  • Publications:  In Process

Livia Wyss

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Characterizing CNS Regeneration in Planarians”
  • Advisor:  Bo Wang
  • Publications:  In Process

Yue Zhang

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Hypoxia regulation of a sensory stem cell niche in the lung”
  • Advisor:  Mark Krasnow
  • Publications:  In Process

Devin Bradburn

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Project is focused on understanding how C16-CN interactions drive invasion and proliferation"
  • Advisor:  Martha Cyert
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Ran Cheng

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Elucidating the cancer secretome and how it affects the tumor microenvironment"
  • Advisor:  Peter Jackson
  • Publications:  In Process

Pam E. Rios Coronado

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Investigating the contribution of Vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGFC) in coronary arterial growth"
  • Advisor:  Kristy Red-Horse
  • Publications: Published Literature

Kevin Shih

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title:  "A RNA Calculator Based Paper Diagnostic for Tuberculosis"
  • Advisor:  Rhiju Das
  • Publications:  In Process

Abigail Rogers

Former Trainees


Nameposition
Katherine Amberg-Johnson, Ph.D. (2018)Senior Scientist at Schrödinger
Benjamin Bell, Ph.D. (2021)Recent Graduate: Currently Interviewing
Clayton Brown, Ph.D. (2019)Recent Graduate: Currently Interviewing
Shengya Cao, Ph.D. (2018)Associate Scientist at Evotec
Caleb Chan, Ph.D. (2018)Postdoctoral Researcher with HHMI
Joseph Charalel, MS (2022)Senior Associate at Pivotal Life Sciences
Shein Ei Cho, MS (2019)Associate Scientist at Evotec
Kevin C. Heart, Ph.D. (2018)Scientist at IGM Biosciences, Inc.
Amanda Jacobson, Ph.D. (2017)Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University
San Kimmey,  Ph.D. (2020)Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University
Pin-Joe Ko, Ph.D. (2019)Research Scientist at SyntheX, Inc.
Antoine Koehl, Ph.D. (2019)Postdoctoral Researcher, Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkeley
Laura Lee, Ph.D. (2019)Postdoctoral Scholar at New York University
Joo Lee, Ph.D. (2019)Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University
Chao Liu, Ph.D. (2018)Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University
Thomas Meister, Ph.D. (2021)Recent Graduate: Still Interviewing
Kevin Meng, Ph.D. (2019)Scientist at Kite Pharma
Mariya Mirvis, Ph.D. (2019)Postdoctoral Researcher at UC San Francisco
Ahmad Nabhan, Ph.D. (2019)Postdoctoral Scholar at Genentech
Laura Persson Ph.D. (2020)Recent Graduate: Still Interviewing
James Russell, Ph.D. (2018)Scientist at Zymergen Inc.
Naomi Genuth, Ph.D. (2022)Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University
Abigail Simmons, Ph.D. (2018)Science and Technology Policy Fellow at AAAS
Ariana Sanches, Ph.D. (2021)Principal Scientific Researcher at Genetech
Daniel Sprockett, Ph.D. (2019)Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital
Miranda Stratton, Ph.D. (2019)Assistant Director for Biosciences Diversity Programs at Stanford University
Tianying Su, Ph.D. (2018)Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Francisco