Fifth + Year

Emmalyn Chen

Emmalyn Chen

University of California, Berkeley
BS, Bioengineering

PI: John Witte

Research summary: Bioinformatics, Cancer Genetics, Applied Statistics

Darya Cheng

Darya Cheng

Duke University
BS, Biology with Pharmacology Concentration

PI: David Kokel

Research summary: Utilizing high-throughput zebrafish screens to identify novel compounds

Katherina Chua

Katherina Chua

California State University, Fullerton
BS, Biochemistry

PI: Deanna Kroetz

Research summary: Identifying novel genetic variants associated to paclitaxel/taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients

Julia Cluceru

Julia Cluceru

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Chemistry, Mathematics

PI: Janine Lupo

Research summary: Using Machine Learning to Differentiate between Treatment Injury and Tumor Recurrence in High Grade Glioma Patients

Hayley Donnella

Hayley Donnella

Texas Tech University
BS, Biochemistry

PI: Sourav Bandyopadhyay

Research summary: Mapping drug-induced network dynamics for rational design of combination therapies

Jessica Enogieru

Jessica Enogieru

University of Florida
PharmD, Pharmacy

PI: Kathy Giacomini

Research summary: My research involves evaluating the influence of glucose transporters on anti-hyperglycemic drug response, particularly metformin.

Marjorie Imperial

Marjorie Imperial

University of Washington, Western Washington University
BS, Chemical Engineering

PI: Rada Savic

Research summary: Quantitative characterization of treatment response in tuberculosis patients

Kathleen Keough

Kathleen Keough

Milwaukee School of Engineering
BS, Biomolecular Engineering

PI: Bruce Conklin, Katie Pollard

Research summary: The mutable genome: investigation of how changes in genome sequence and structure influence human disease and development

Elizabeth Levy

Elizabeth Levy

University of California, Santa Barbara
BS, Chemistry: Biochemistry

PI: Tejal Desai, Deanna Kroetz

Research summary: Investigating nanostructured biomaterials' effect on P-glycoprotein function

Megan Lo

Megan Lo

California Institute of Technology
BS, Chemical Engineering (biomolecular track)

PI: Natalia Jura, Ophir Klein

Research summary: Cellular function and structure of Canopy (CNPY) proteins

Jasleen Sodhi

Jasleen Sodhi

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Double Major: Molecular & Cell Biology, Psychology

PI: Leslie Benet

Research summary: Improving the In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation of Human Hepatic Clearance with Consideration of the Heterogeneous Nature of the Liver

Michael Song

Michael Song

Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley
MS, BS, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering

PI: Yin Shen

Research summary: Three-dimensional chromatin organization and gene regulation in human brain cells

Reed Stein

Reed Stein

Pitzer College
BA, Molecular Biology

PI: Brian Shoichet

Research summary: Shoichet lab

Mikhail Vysotskiy

Mikhail Vysotskiy

Harvey Mudd College
BS, Mathematical and Computational Biology

PI: Lauren Weiss

Research summary: Identifying genes responsible for complex phenotypes associated with copy number variation

Fourth Year

Stella Belonwu

Stella Belonwu

Duke University
BS, Biology

PI: Alejandro Sweet-Cordero

Research summary: Functional Analysis of Novel Gene Fusions in Pediatric Sarcomas

Marcus Chin

Marcus Chin

Cornell University, University of Cambridge
BA, Biological Sciences

PI: Michelle Arkin, Aimee Kao

Research summary: Microglia processing of tau protein

Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Mount Holyoke College
BA, Chemistry

PI: Francesca Aweeka, Rada Savic

Research summary: Antimalarial PK/PD in Pregnant women and children

Jeffrey Gha-Hyun Kim

Jeffrey Gha-Hyun Kim

UCSD, UCSF
BS, PhramD, General Biology, Doctor of Pharmacy

PI: Su Guo

Research summary: Repurposing renin-angiotensin pathway inhibitors as neuroprotective compounds for PD

Reid Kinser

Reid Kinser

Oregon State University
BS, Chemistry

PI: David Kokel

Research summary: Behavior-based drug discovery

Adam Melgoza

Adam Melgoza

University of California, Santa Barbara
BS, Pharmacology

PI: Su Guo

Research summary: Examining the role of the endocannabinoid system in behavior and neuron activity

Arielle Shkedi

Arielle Shkedi

Duke University
BS, Biology and Chemistry (double major)

PI: Jason Gestwicki

Research summary: Understanding the role of protein homeostasis in cancer

Serena Tamura

Serena Tamura

Stanford University
BA, Human Biology

PI: Nadav Ahituv

Research summary: Gene Regulation Therapy

Bianca Vora

Bianca Vora

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

PI: Kathy Giacomini

Research summary: Investigating drug induced vitamin deficiencies

Third Year

Dina Buitrago Silva

Dina Buitrago Silva

CUNY Hunter College
BA, Biology

PI: Kathy Giacomini

Research summary: Characterizing orphan transporters in the SLC22A family

Annamarie Bustion

Annamarie Bustion

Indiana University
BS, Biology

PI: Katie Pollard

Research summary: Prevalence and impact of drug metabolizing bacteria within the human microbiome

Ki Kim

Ki Kim

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BS, Biomedical Engineering

PI: Wendell Lim

Research summary: Redesigning the T cell

Megan Koleske

Megan Koleske

Ohio State University
BS, Pharmaceutical Sciences

PI: Kathy Giacomini

Research summary: Drug transporters involved in systemic carnitine deficiency

Mikayla Richter

Mikayla Richter

University of California, Santa Cruz
BS, Neuroscience and Behavior

PI: Faranak Fattahi

Research summary: Chemotherapy-induced enteric neuropathy and neurodegenerative diseases in the enteric nervous system

Capria Rinaldi

Capria Rinaldi

Arizona State University, Tempe
BS, Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)

PI: Steven Altschuler, Lani Wu

Research summary: Utilizing systems biology approaches to study neurodegenerative disease

Tia Tummino

Tia Tummino

Colorado College
BA, Neuroscience

PI: David Kokel, Brian Shoichet

Research summary: Computational analysis of large-scale behavioral data for predicting the neuropharmacology of novel compounds in zebrafish

Chase Webb

Chase Webb

Saint Marys College of California
BS, Chemistry

PI: Aashish Manglik, Brian Shoichet

Research summary: Novel Analgesics for GPCRs, Mu Opioid Receptor, Cannabinoid Receptor, Structural Biology, Chemical Informatics, Molecular Dynamics, Rational Drug Design, Large Scale Molecular Docking, Multi-dimensional Signaling, Homology Modeling

Meghan Whalen

Meghan Whalen

Occidental College, UCSF PharmD
BA, PharmD, Biochemistry & History

PI: Francesca Aweeka, Philip Rosenthal

Research summary: Anti-Malarial medications, HIV medications, Pharmacokinetics, Pediatric Patients, Resistance Mechanisms of Malaria parasites

Second Year

Vincent Chang

Vincent Chang

University of California, San Diego
BS, ioengineering

PI: Rada Savic

William Connell

William Connell

University of California, Los Angeles
BS, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

PI: Michael Keiser

Emily Connelly

Emily Connelly

University of California, Berkeley
BS, Bioengineering

PI: Charles Craik

Jacqueline Ernest

Jacqueline Ernest

Virginia Commonwealth University
BS, Biology

PI: Rada Savic

Research summary: Behavior-based drug discovery

Colin Germer

Colin Germer

PI: Aparna Lakkaraju

Janice Goh

Janice Goh

National University of Singapore
Science, Pharmacy

PI: Peter Turnbaugh

Research summary: Investigating the role of the gut microbiome on host pharmacokinetics

Nilsa La Cunza

Nilsa La Cunza

New Jersey Institute of Technology
BS, Biomedical Engineering

PI: Aparna Lakkaraju

Research summary: ApoE isoforms modulate autophagyand complement-mediated mitochondrial injuryin the retinal pigment epithelium

Kendra Radtke

Kendra Radtke

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, University of California, San Francisco
BS, Pharm D, Biochemistry, Pharmacy

PI: Rada Savic

Research summary: pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling of pediatric tuberculosis drugs

Michelle Wang

Michelle Wang

Ohio State University, University of Washington
Pharm D, BS, College of Pharmacy, Chemistry

PI: Atul Butte

Xujia Zhou

Xujia Zhou

Chiba Univ, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BS, MS, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology

PI: Nadav Ahituv, Kathy Giacomini

First Year

Lauren Cech

Lauren Cech

University of California, Davis
BS, Genetics and Genomics

Zachary Hoisington

Zachary Hoisington

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BS, Microbiology

Mauricio Jacobo Jacobo

Mauricio Jacobo Jacobo

University of California, Irvine
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ian Jones

Ian Jones

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

Yaqiao Li

Yaqiao Li

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

Whitney Tamaki

Whitney Tamaki

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

Caroline Warly Solsberg

Caroline Warly Solsberg

University of Colorado at Boulder
BS, Chemical and Biological Engineering