Fifth + Year

Daniel Asarnow

Daniel Asarnow

University of California, Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University
BS, MS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry

PI: Yifan Cheng

Research summary: Determination of membrane protein structure via single-particle cryo-EM

David Bauer

David Bauer

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Astrophysics

PI: Wallace Marshall

Research summary: High Throughput Toxicity Screen on Stentor, and Intraflagellar Transport in Chlamydomonas

Alain Bonny

Alain Bonny

Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Chemistry

PI: Hana El-Samad

Research summary: Inferring mechanisms of stress-induced cell cycle regulation

Derek Britain

Derek Britain

University of Washington
BS, Bioengineering, Biochemistry

PI: Orion Weiner

Research summary: Dissecting mechanisms of signaling pathway adaptation to acute and chronic gene perturbations

Rachel Brunetti

Rachel Brunetti

Scripps College
BA, Physics

PI: Orion Weiner

Research summary: Organization of actin nucleation promoting factors in migrating cells

Ilan Chemmama

Ilan Chemmama

Florida International University
BS, Physics

PI: Andrej Sali

Research summary: Inferring states, free-energy differences, and kinetic rates of biological macromolecular systems by integrative modeling

Cole Helsell

Cole Helsell

Arizona State University
BS, Biochemistry

PI: Michael Grabe

Research summary: Discovering novel chemical modulators of habituation using zebrafish behavioral phenomics

Weiyue Ji

Weiyue Ji

Peking University
BS, Biology

PI: Steven Altschuler, Lani Wu

Research summary: The Developmental Rules of Neural Superposition in Drosophila

Nadja Kern

Nadja Kern

University of California, San Diego
BS, Biochemistry/ Chemistry

PI: Ron Vale

Research summary: What a macrophage measures: Fcγ receptor-ligand requirements for signal initiation and cellular commitment to phagocytosis

Marco Mravic

Marco Mravic

University of California, Los Angeles
BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

PI: Bill DeGrado

Research summary: Biomolecular engineering, enzyme design, protein evolution

Stefan Niekamp

Stefan Niekamp

Technical University of Munich
B PHYSICS, Physics

PI: Ron Vale

Research summary: Analyzing dynein's stepping behavior and the role of dynein's stalk for its motility along microtubules.

Pooja Suresh

Pooja Suresh

University of Rochester
BS, Physics

PI: Sophie Dumont

Research summary: probing mechanics of the mitotic spindle

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BS, Biophysics

PI: Adam Frost

Research summary: How is mitochondrial fission executed and regulated?

Samuel Thompson

Samuel Thompson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Chemistry

PI: Tanja Kortemme

Research summary: Modeling proteins as multi-state ensembles for computational enzyme design

Ruilin Tian

Ruilin Tian

Peking Univ
BS, Biological Science

PI: Martin Kampmann

Research summary: CRISPR-based genome-wide screen

Alexander Wolff

Alexander Wolff

University of Wyoming
BS, Kinesiology & Health Promotion

PI: James Fraser

Research summary: the connection between conformational flexibility and protein function; specifically, information relay between allosteric sites.

Fourth Year

Greyson Lewis

Greyson Lewis

Brown University
BS, Mathematics

PI: Wallace Marshall

Research summary: Physical basis of mitochondrial network form in budding yeast

Andrew Natale

Andrew Natale

University of Colorado at Boulder
BA, Biochemistry

PI: Michael Grabe

Research summary: Computational approaches to study the molecular details of membrane protein regulation and protein-lipid interactions

Sophia Tan

Sophia Tan

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
BA, Cell Biology & Neuroscience

PI: Bill DeGrado

Research summary: protein modeling and design, bioinformatics of structural proteome

Third Year

Benjamin Catching

Benjamin Catching

California State University, Chico
BS, Physics

PI: Raul Andino

Research summary: Enterovirus 71 Thermostability Evolution and Characterization

Yessica Gomez

Yessica Gomez

California State University, Long Beach, California State University, Long Beach
BA, BS, Physics, Biochemistry

PI: Michael Grabe

Research summary: Membrane-mediated oligomerization in VDAC

Kyle Lopez

Kyle Lopez

University of Arizona
BS, Biochemistry & Molecular and Cellular Biology

PI: Dan Southworth

Research summary: Structural studies of the AAA+ protease complex ClpAP

Lakshmi Miller-Vedam

Lakshmi Miller-Vedam

University of Rochester
BA, Biology

PI: Adam Frost, Jonathan Weissman

Research summary: Structural studies of membrane protein complexes

Erik Navarro

Erik Navarro

California State University, Chico
BS, Physics, Physics, Computer Science

PI: Jennifer Fung, Wallace Marshall

Research summary: Cadnano Toolkit, DNA Origami Structure Prediction and Optimization

Jenna Pellegrino

Jenna Pellegrino

Ursinus College
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PI: James Fraser

Research summary: structure-based drug discovery of antibiotics that bind the ribosome

Second Year

Bryan Faust

Bryan Faust

University of California, Davis
BS, Biological Science

PI: Yifan Cheng, Aashish Manglik

Elissa Fink

Elissa Fink

Christopher Newport University
BS, Cellular, Molecular, & Physiological Biology

PI: Brian Shoichet

Nicholas Hoppe

Nicholas Hoppe

University of Wisconsin - Madison
BS, Biomedical Engineering and Applied Math

PI: Aashish Manglik

Maria Jaime Garza

Maria Jaime Garza

Johns Hopkins University
BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology

PI: David Agard

Aji Palar

Aji Palar

University of California, San Diego
BS, Biochemistry/Chemistry

PI: Andrej Sali

Research summary: In vivo macromolecular structure determination from point mutagenesis

Christina Stephens

Christina Stephens

College of William and Mary in Virginia
BS, Chemistry

PI: Michael Grabe

Research summary: Computational investigation of lipid scramblase activity and membrane deformation

Jack Strickland

Jack Strickland

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
BA, Physics

PI: Orion Weiner

Hayarpi Torosyan

Hayarpi Torosyan

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

PI: Natalia Jura, Kliment Verba

Stephanie Wankowicz

Stephanie Wankowicz

University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PI: James Fraser

First Year

Hersh Bhargava

Hersh Bhargava

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

Connor Galvin

Connor Galvin

New College of Florida
BA, Chemistry

Erin Isaza

Erin Isaza

PI: Leor Weinberger

Adamo Mancino

Adamo Mancino

McGill Univ
BSC, Honours Neuroscience

Wilson Nieves Vasquez

Wilson Nieves Vasquez

State University of New York at Stony Brook
BS, Biochemistry & Physics

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Yale University
BS, Mathematics

Muziyue Wu

Muziyue Wu

TSINGHUA UNIV
BS, Pharmaceutical Sciences+English