DISCOVeR Lab Alumni

Katie Hastings

Katie was formerly the lab's Program Manager, overseeing the Social Sciences research and administration. Katie graduated from Kalamazoo College with a dual BA degree in Biology and Spanish, and from University of Southern California with a Master's of Public Health, with a concentration in Global Health. She had started out at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Research Institute with Dr. Palaniappan (2012-2014) where she primarily worked as a study coordinator doing phlebotomy and Spanish medical interpretation on a multi-site international clinical trial. Katie is now a Research Manager for the division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University.


Chrystal Rabino

Chrystal is a Phlebotomist and a Medical Assistant, who worked with Dr. Palaniappan and Katie Hastings at Palo Alto Medical Foundation for two years. During her time with the DISCOVeR Lab, she acted as the lead Clinical Research Coordinator for the Strength Training Regimen fOr Normal weiGht Diabetics (STRONG-D) study. In September 2017, she accepted a spot in the Texas nursing program and left to pursue her higher education goals.