Internships

DISCOVeR Team Members love to work with undergraduate, graduate, post doctoral, and medical students.

We value mentorship opportunities, as it one of the many ways that students and fellows are able to interact with and explore possible collaborations, which will ensure future success. We encourage participation in various mentorship/intership programs for students at all levels!

Dr. Palaniappan's List of Mentees

Years

Mentee/Trainee

Current Position/Organization

2015-PRESENT

Marily Oppezzo, RD, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Santa Clara University
 

2014-PRESENT

Nilay S. Shah, MD, MPH

Resident, Internal Medicine
Stanford University
 

2014-PRESENT

Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University

 

2014-PRESENT

Alina Kung

Medical Student
UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
 

2013-PRESENT

Amlu Natesan

Medical Student
UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
 

2013-PRESENT

Robert Romanelli, PhD, MPH

Assistant Scientist
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
 

2013-PRESENT

Jia Pu, PhD

Health Researcher
Mathematica Policy Research
 

2012-PRESENT

Sarah Osmundson, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and GynecologyVanderbilt University
 

2012-2014

Dhruv Patel, MD

Resident, Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis
 

2012-2014

Sarah Ramirez, PhD

Director
FoodLink for Tulare County, Inc.
 

2012-2014

Powell Jose, MD

Cardiologist
Sutter Medical Foundation
 

2010-PRESENT

Beinan Zhao, MS

School of Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco
 

2010-2013

Ariel (Holland) Frank, BSN, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner
Columbia University
 

2008-2010

Chris Koenig, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
 

2008-2010

Dipanjan Banerjee, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University

2008-2010

Nimi Mastey

MD Candidate
Stanford University School of Medicine
 

2008-2009

Lisa Diamond, MD, MPH

Assistant Attending
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
 

2008-2009

Sukyung Chung, PhD

Assistant Investigator
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
 

2006-2008

Tahmina Samad

Resident Physician
Loma Linda University Medical Center
 

2005-2007

Shamsher Samra, MD

Resident, Emergency Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
 

2004-2007

Andrea C. Kwan

School of Pharmacy
University of California San Diego
 

2004-2007

Marlene Martin, MD

Hospitalist
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
 

2004-2005

Mary Ann Situ

University of California San Francisco
School of Medicine, Pediatrics
 

2003-2005

Ravi Garg, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident
University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery
 

HBREX Summer 2018: Tenzin Wangdak

Originally from Chicago, Tenzin Wangdak is currently a Human Biology student at Stanford and is a 2018 HBREX (Human Biology Research and Exploration Program) Intern this summer.

Her interests include learning more about the social determinants of health (especially in the context of marginalized communities) and cultural competency in healthcare. Outside of the lab Tenzin enjoys practicing karate and tweeting.

Summer 2018 Intern: Anuva Mittal

Anuva Mittal is a rising sophomore at the University of Southern California, majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Statistics. Following her growing interest in learning about diabetes and obesity, she is interning with the DISCOVeR Lab this summer, exploring the clinical side of research to complement her biomedical research exposure, and she hopes to use these experiences to support her goal of attending medical school. In her free time, Anuva loves cooking and creating new recipes for her friends and family as well as finding hikes with the best views the city has to offer. 

 

Summer 2018 Intern: Aishee Mukherji

Aishee Mukherji is a rising sophomore at Carleton College aspiring to become a physician. She is currently a summer intern at the Stanford University School of Medicine DISCOVeR Lab, involved in Diabetes mellitus type 2 research. She is also interested in computer science and mathematics. At Carleton, Aishee works as a FOCUS Northstar Mentor, mentoring and tutoring students from groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and as a FOCUS Northstar Scholar, actively engaged in science journalism for publication in an online newsletter. Outside of school, she enjoys volunteering in the College Buddies program at Laura Baker Services Association, where she plans and leads weekly events with a designated resident with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aishee enjoys spending time with animals (especially her dog, Ducky), exploring parklands and the wilderness, playing flute, singing, and learning new things.

An HBREX intern presenting his research work in summer 2014.

Two HBREX interns presenting their research work in summer 2013.