Fifth + Year

Stella Belonwu

Stella Belonwu

she/her

Duke University
BS, Biology

PI: Marina Sirota

Research summary: Precision medicine approaches in Alzheimer's Disease

Marcus Chin

Marcus Chin

Cornell University, University of Cambridge
BA, Biological Sciences

PI: Michelle Arkin, Aimee Kao

Research summary: Lysosomal pH and drug screening

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: Su Guo

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

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

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: Building customized cell-cell junction by engineering the interaction between adhesion molecules and phase separated complex in the cytoplasm

Megan Koleske

Megan Koleske

Ohio State University
BS, Pharmaceutical Sciences

PI: Kathy Giacomini

Research summary: SLC transporters in rare disease

Mikayla Richter

Mikayla Richter

University of California, Santa Cruz
BS, Neuroscience and Behavior

PI: Faranak Fattahi, Deanna Kroetz

Research summary: Using human pluripotent stem cells to model enteric neuropathies for drug discovery.

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: Identification of novel modulators of pain-relevant G-protein coupled receptors

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

Third 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: Predicting clinical utility of novel regimens for tuberculosis using plasma-to-tissue PK models

Colin Germer

Colin Germer


PI: Aparna Lakkaraju

Janice Goh

Janice Goh

She/her/hers

National University of Singapore
Science, Pharmacy

PI: Peter Turnbaugh

Research summary: Effects of the human microbiota on drug disposition

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

Research summary: Developing Novel Computational Approaches to Characterize Therapeutic Performances and Predict Patient-Level Outcomes Using Real-World Data

Xujia Zhou

Xujia Zhou

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

PI: Nadav Ahituv, Kathy Giacomini

Second Year

Lauren Cech

Lauren Cech

University of California, Davis
BS, Genetics and Genomics

PI: Trever Bivona

Zachary Hoisington

Zachary Hoisington

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BS, Microbiology

PI: Dorit Ron

Mauricio Jacobo Jacobo

Mauricio Jacobo Jacobo

University of California, Irvine
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PI: Sourav Bandyopadhyay

Ian Jones

Ian Jones

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

PI: Yin Shen

Yaqiao Li

Yaqiao Li

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

PI: Marina Sirota

Whitney Tamaki

Whitney Tamaki

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cell Biology

PI: Trever Bivona

Caroline Warly Solsberg

Caroline Warly Solsberg

University of Colorado at Boulder
BS, Chemical and Biological Engineering

PI: Jennifer Yokoyama

First Year

Silver Al khafaji

Silver Al khafaji

University of California, Berkeley
BS, Chemical Biology

Robert Amongre

Robert Amongre

San Francisco State University
MS, Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry

PI: Michelle Arkin

Christopher Chen

Christopher Chen

University of California, Berkeley
BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Brandon Chew

Brandon Chew

University of Southern California
BS, Chemical Engineering (Biochemical Engineering)

Margaret Colton

Margaret Colton

University of Chicago
BS, Biological Sciences

Sigal Eini

Sigal Eini

Smith College
BA, Chemistry

Orry Elor

Orry Elor

Northern Michigan University
BS, Biology

Ketrin Gjoni

Ketrin Gjoni

University of California, Berkeley
BS, Chemistry

Brenda Melano

Brenda Melano

University of California, Los Angeles
BS, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Mai Nobuhara

Mai Nobuhara

Other
MS, Pharmaceutical Science
BS, Pharmaceutical Science

Ian Steele

Ian Steele

University of California, Santa Barbara
BS, Pharmacology

Imani Warren

Imani Warren

San Francisco State University
BS, Biochemistry