MSTP MD-PhD Alumni (before 2015)

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2014

Wei Gu Thesis title: Comprehensive non-invasive prenatal diagnostics for genetic diseases
Advisor: Stephen Quake
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Post-graduate: Pathology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Current:  Clinical Instructor Pathology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
David Kastner Thesis title: Contrast sensitization: function, theory, and mechanism of a novel retinal computation
Advisor: Stephen A. Baccus, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Frank Lab,  Psyciatry resident, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Li Li Thesis title: Postsynaptic vesicular Cycling and its role in local redistrbution of surface receptors
Advisor: Richard Tsien, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Anesthesia, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Current: Anesthesiology Resident, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Paul Nuyujukian Thesis title: Towards  clinically relevant neural prostheses 
Advisor: Krishna Shenoy, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering 
Post-graduate: Postdoctoral research, Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory, Stanford, CA, Current: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Neurosurgery, Stanford University
Nuyujukian lab at Stanford
Tzu-Chieh (Jack) Wang Thesis title: Local Axonal Protection by Wlds as revealed by conditional regulation of protein stabilization  
Advisor: Ben Barres, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA; Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Current: Clinical Fellow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Yul Yang Thesis title: RNA-mediated programming of active chromatin  
Advisor: Howard Chang, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology 
Post-graduate: Dermatology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Scottsdale, AZ
Current: Dermatology Resident, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Scottsdale, AZ

2013

Greg Allen Thesis title: Constructing a motile cell: How extrinsic information and intrinsic self-organization coordinate the mechanics of cellular behavior.
Advisor: Julie Theriot, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Current: Clinical Fellow Hematology/Oncology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Aadel Chaudhuri Thesis title: MicroRNAs 155 and 125b Physiologically and Pathologically Regulate Hematopoiesis and Immunity
Advisor: David Baltimore, PhD
Dept/Program: Biology (Caltech)
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA; Radiation Oncology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Shoa Clarke Thesis title: Developmental enhancers: ancient origins, neofunctionalization, and pleiotropy 
Advisor: Gil Bejerano, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics 
Post-graduate: Med-Peds, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Reza Ehsanian Thesis title: Research of the molecular heterogeneity of head and neck cancers
Advisor: Stephan M Feller, PhD
Dept/Program: Medicine (Oxford) 
Post-graduate: Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Current: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neurosurgery & Resident Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Richard Gaster Thesis title: Giant magnetoresistive nanosensors for ultrasensitive in vitro diagnostics and biomolecular kinetics.
Advisor: Shan X Wang, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Post-graduate: Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Industry, VP venBio Partners and Chief Medical Advisor Bloomlife, Inc., San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Craig Giacomini Thesis title: Cancer gene fusion discovery through integative genomic analysis 
Advisor: Jonathan Pollack, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Medicine - Preliminary, St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; Radiology-Diagnostic, UC San Francisco, CA
Current: Radiology Resident, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
William Goodyer Thesis title: Coordinated regulation of Neonatal Beta-cell development in mice and humans by Calcineurin/NFAT 
Advisor: Seung K Kim, MD, PhD 
Dept/Program: Developmental  Biology
Post-graduate: Pediatrics, Children's  Hospital Boston, MA
Current: Cardiology Fellow Pediatrics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Lia Gracey Maniar Thesis title: An in vivo characterization of chromatin state and its relationship to the expression of foreign, non-integrating transgenic DNA in mouse liver 
Advisors: Andrew Fire, PhD & Mark A Kay, MD, PhD 
Dept/Program: Genetics
Post-graduate: Transitional Santa Clara CValley Medical Center, CA
Current: Dermatology Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
Amit Kaushal Thesis title: Development and application of quantitative methods for Clinical High-throughput proteomics  
Advisors: Ron Davis, PhD  
Dept/Program: Biomedical Informatics 
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Internal Medicine Physician, VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Cardinal Analytx Soutions, Visiting Scholar, Bioengineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto,  CA
Daniel Kimmel Thesis title: Neural Basis of value based decision making 
Advisors: William Newsome, PhD  
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Current: Urgent Care Physician, Vybe Urgent Care, Philadelphia, PA
Lisa McGinnis Thesis title: Cross-talk between the Hypoxia-sensing pathway and the insulin-signaling pathway in the mouse liver 
Advisors: Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology 
Post-graduate: Pathology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Fellow and Instructor Pathology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Andreas Rauschecker Thesis title: Visual Cortical circuitry for building word represntations  
Advisor: Brian A Wandell, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Transitional, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; Radiology-Diagnostic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Current: Radiology Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Diane Tseng Thesis title: Anti-CD47 antibody-mediated phagocytosis of cancer by macrophages primes an effective anti-tumor T cell response.
Advisor: Irving Weissman, MD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology  
Post-graduate: Medicine -Preliminary, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Medical Oncology Fellow, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Thesis title: Giant magnetoresistive nanosensors for ultrasensitive in vitro diagnostics and biomolecular kinetics. 
Advisor: S Wang
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
PhD: 2012
MD: 2013
Post-graduate: Plast
Thesis title: Visual Cortical circuitry for building word represntations  
Advisor: Wandell
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
PhD: 2011
MD: 2013
Post-graduate: Transitional
 

2012

Monique Barakat Thesis title: Hedgehog Signaling: The Role of Cilia in Developing Adult and Neoplastic Cells
Advisor: Matthew P Scott, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Fellow in Gastroenterology, Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
Odmara Barreto-Chang Thesis title: Regulation of Neuronal Survival and CREB-dependent Transcription by CaV1.2 L-Type Calcium Channels 
Advisor: Richard Dolmetsch, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: General Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Resident and Clinical Instructor, Anesthesia, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Amanda Casto Thesis title: The Evolution and Demography of X-linked and GWAS SNPs  
Advisor: Marcus Feldman, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine,  Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Medicine Resident,  Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Branden Cord Thesis title: Modeling Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurobiology and Neuropathology using Human ES and iPS cells   
Advisor: Theo Palmer, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Neurological Surgery, Yale University - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Current: Resident, Neurosurgery Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Agnieszka Czechowicz Thesis title: Gaining access to the hematopoietic stem cell niche: novel non-myeloablative conditioning approaches   
Advisor: Irving Weissman, MD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology 
Post-graduate: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford Unviersity, Palo Alto, CA
Matthew Goldstein Thesis title: CpG Vaccine strategies induce tumor-reactive T cells for adoptive therapy of Lymphoma    
Advisor: Ronald Levy, MD
Dept/Program: Immunology 
Post-graduate: Medicine-Primary, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Director of Translational Medicine, Neon Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
R. Tyler Hillman Thesis title: Neuropilins are positive regulators of Hedgehog signal transducation    
Advisor: Matthew P Scott, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics 
Post-graduate: Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California San Diego Medical Center, La Jolla, CA, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Current: Fellow Gynecologic Oncology MD, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Paul Hoover Thesis title: Activation of the calcium release-activated calcium channel by STIM1    
Advisor: Richard Lewis, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Fellow Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA
Megan Insco Thesis title: Regulation of the switch from proliferation to differentiation in an adult stem cell lineage
Advisor: Margaret T Fuller, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology   
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Hematology/Oncology Fellow Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow Hematology & Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Jeremy Juang Thesis title: Peptide-MHC Heterodimers reveal differntial contribution of weak self-peptides to positive and negative selection 
Advisor: Mark Davis, PhD
Dept/Program: Microbiology & Immunology   
Post-graduate: Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, Anesthesiology
Current: Fellow Obstetric Anesthesia, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 
Ryan Louie Thesis title: The roles of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli and Binding partners EB1 and Beta-Catenin in the regulation of microtubule dynamics and organization 
Advisor: W James Nelson, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
Post-graduate: Psychiatry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; Resident, General Psychiatry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Current: Psychiatrist, Private practice, San Francisco, CA 
Michael Mancuso Thesis title: Novel regulators of angiogenesis and cerebrovascular integrity 
Advisor: Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology   
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Oncology Fellow, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Wendy Pang Thesis title: Human hematopoietic stem cells in aging and myelodysplastic syndrome 
Advisor: Irving Weissman, MD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology   
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow Medicine - Hematology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Jennifer Parker Thesis title: Survival and signaling changes in antigen presenting cell subsets after radiation 
Advisor: Susan Knox, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Chemical & Systems Biology   
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Current: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, Northwestern, Evanston, IL
Laura Prolo Thesis title: Understanding how loss of the transporter sialin leads to dysmelination of the central nervous system 
Advisor: Richard J Reimer, MD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences   
Post-graduate: Neurological surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Neurosurgery Resident, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Alexander Red Eagle Thesis title: The IL-4/STAT6 signaling pathway in the development of obesity induced insulin resistance 
Advisor: Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics   
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Internal Medicine Resident, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Louis Saddic Thesis title: Methylation of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor by SMYD2 & functional interactions between retinoblastoma and c-MYC in a mouse model  of hepatocellular carcinoma
Advisor: Julien Sage, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology   
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Anesthesiology Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA 
Keyan Salari Thesis title: Exploring cancer biology using integrative genomics
Advisor: Jonathan Pollack, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics   
Post-graduate: Surgery-Preliminary, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Urology Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute, Boston, MA
Mark Sellmyer Thesis title: Chemical tools to perturb and observe complex Biology 
Advisor: Tom Wandless, PhD & Christopher Contag, PhD
Dept/Program: Chemical & Systems Biology
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA; Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Radiology Chief Resident , U Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Current: Radiology Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Thesis title: Regulation of Neuronal Survival and CREB-dependent Transcription by CaV1.2 L-Type Calcium Channels 
Advisor: Dolmetsch
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
PhD: 2010
MD: 2012
Post-graduate: General
Thesis title: Regulation of Neuronal Survival and CREB-dependent Transcription by CaV1.2 L-Type Calcium Channels 
Advisor: Dolmetsch
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
PhD: 2010
MD: 2012
Post-graduate: General
Thesis title: Activation of the calcium release-activated calcium channel by STIM1    
Advisor: R Lewis
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
PhD: 2012
MD: 2012
Post-graduate: Internal

2011

Michael Bokoch Thesis title: NMR spectroscopy for structural and dynamic studies of the beta2-adrenergic receptor
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Dept/Program: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Anesthesiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Current: Assistant Clinical Professor, Anesthesia, UC San Francisco
Find out more about Dr. Bokoch's research
Mark Chao Thesis title: NMR spectroscopy for structural and dynamic studies of the beta2-adrenergic receptor
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Dept/Program: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Natalia Gomez-Ospina Thesis title: Voltage-gated channel Cav1.2 encodes a novel transcription factor
Advisor: Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD
Dept/Program: Chemical & Systems Biology
Post-graduate: Dermatology resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Current: Assitant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University, CA
Find out more about Dr. Gomez-Ospina's research
Juliet Knowles Thesis title: p75 neurotrophin receptor mediated protection from amyloid -beta induced neurodegeneration
Advisor: Frank M Longo, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Pediatrics, Stanford University \ Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
Michael Llewellyn Thesis title: Novel tools to study and restore muscle function
Advisor: Scott L Delp, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Post-graduate: Transitional, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Current: Resident, Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Milica Margeta Thesis title: From building a neuron to building a circuit: polarity and synaptic specificity in C. elegans 
Advisor: Kang Shen, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Preliminary, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA, Medicine Preliminary; Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Ophthalmology
Current: Opthalmology Fellow, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Kelly McCann Thesis title: The roles of chromatin modifying enzymes in DNA double-strand break repair
Advisor: J Martin Brown, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, Internal Medicine
Current: Internist, Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR
Julie Miller Thesis title: A primary ciliua disease protein network centered at the centrosome 
Advisor: Peter Jackson, PhD
Dept/Program: Chemical & Systems Biology
Post-graduate: Preliminary-medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Neurology/MGH-BWH
Current: Neurologist, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
David Myung Thesis title: Structure, properties and medical device applications of mechanically enhanced, biomimetic hydrogel alloys
Advisor: Curtis W Frank, PhD
Dept/Program: Chemical Engineering
Post-graduate: Internship, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Current: Assistant Professor of Opthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering   
Find out more about Dr. Myung's research
David Oh Thesis title: Contributions of Thymocyte Ca2+ Signaling and Thymocyte-stromal contacts to positive and negative slection during T Cell development
Advisor: Richard Lewis, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA;Clinical Fellow Medicine, UC San Francisco
Current: Clinical Fellow Medicine, UC San Francisco
Rebecca Rakow-Penner Thesis title: Advances in breast MRI
Advisor: Gary Glover, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA, Medicine-Preliminary; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Diagnostic Radiology/Research
Roberto Ricardo-Gonzalez Thesis title: The roles of STAT6 and STAT4 in glucose and lipid homeostasis
Advisor: Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, Medicine-Preliminary; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Dermatology-2+2/Scientists
Mariel Velez Thesis title: Polarization vision in Drosophila
Advisor: Tom Clandinin, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA; Neurology Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA, Neurology
Current: Resident, Neurology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Andrew Venteicher Thesis title: Biochemistry of the human telomerase holoenzyme
Advisor: Steven Artandi, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Neurological surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Clinical Fellow, Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Aaron Wang Thesis title: Development of a bleed detection algorithm for a novel portable ultrasound device to aid vascular trauma victims
Advisors: David Liang, MD, PhD & Charles A Taylor, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Post-graduate: Transitional, Riverside Methodist Hospital, OH; Opthalmology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Opthamolgist, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Current: Opthamologist, St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Kevin Wei Thesis title: VEGF inhibition modulates glucose metabolism by enhancing hepatic insulin sensitivity
Advisor: Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Instructor in Medicine, Fellow Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2010

Raag Airan Thesis title: Optical techniques for integrated control and recording of neural activity 
Advisor: Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC; Diagnostic Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Clinical Fellow Radiology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Current: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Stanford
Find out more about Dr. Airan's research
Afsheen Afshar  Thesis title: Neural mechanisms of Motor Preparation and Applications to Prostheses 
Advisor: Krishna Shenoy, PhD
Dept/Program: Electrical Engineering
Post-graduate: Managing Director, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. New York, NY 
Current: Managing Director and Chief Data Science Officer, JP Morgan Chase
Jacob Brenner Thesis title: Alternate routes of calcium entry mediating pathological cardiac hypertrophy
Advisor: Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD
Dept/Program: Chemical & Systems Biology
Post-graduate: Internal MedicineStanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA; Fellow Pulmonary & Critical Care, U Penn, Philadelphia, PA
John D. Cahoy Thesis title: Genomic analysis of highly purified astrocytes reveals in vivo astrocyte gene expression: A new resource for understanding astrocyte development and function
Advisor: Ben Barres, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology
Post-graduate:
 Orthopedic surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Current: Orthopedic Surgeon (Pediatric), Orthopedic Affiliates, Inc., Emerson Hospital, Concord, CA 
Ian Chen Thesis title: Molecular imaging of cardiac gene therapy
Advisor: Sanjiv Gambhir, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Post-graduate:
Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Fellow Cardiovascular medicine and Instructor, Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
Siddhartha Jaiswal Thesis title: Role of CD47 over-expression in tumorigenesis and identification of macrophages as tumor surveillance cells
Advisor: Irving Weissman, MD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Clinical Fellow in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Assistant Professor of Pathology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Find out more about Dr. Jaiswal's research
Michael Kattah Thesis title: High content protein arrays for characterizing immune responses and pathophysiology at the molecular level
Advisor: PJ Utz, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Find out more about Dr. Kattah's research
Michael Ke Thesis title: Neural instructive signals in the cerebellum
Advisor: Jennifer L Raymond, PhD
Dept/Program:  Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary/Neurology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Vascular Neurology Fellow, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Eon Rios Thesis title: Regulation of mast cell function by the membrane trafficking proteins RabGEF1 and Rabaptin-5
Advisor: Steven J Galli, MD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA; Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA.; Postdoc Dermatology, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2009

Jason Davies Thesis title: Conformational dynamics in AAA ATPases probed by X-ray structural methods
Advisor: Bill Weiss, PhD
Dept/Program:  Biophysics
Post-graduate: Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Current: Assistant Professor Neurosurgery and Biomedical Informatics, SUNY
Find out more about Dr. Davies' research
Eric Green Thesis title: The tumor suppressor eIF3 regulates Calcium-dependent endocytosis of the L-type calcium channel  CaV1.2
Advisor: Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD
Dept/Program:  Chemical & Systems Biology
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Entrepreneur in Residence, Third Rock Ventures, Boston, MA
Kirsten Knox Thesis title: Evolution and endocrine function of the murine placenta 
Advisor: Julie Baker, PhD
Dept/Program:  Genetics
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
Current: Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, U Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Find out more about Dr. Knox' research
Yakir Levin Thesis title: Magnetic resonance techniques in the study of physiology and metabolism 
Advisor: Daniel Spielman, PhD
Dept/Program:  Electrical engineering
Post-graduate: Transitional, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Current: Dermatologist, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Saurabh Prakash Thesis title: Cadherins: Constructing a Drosophila visual circuit through cell adhesion  
Advisor: Tom Clandinin, PhD
Dept/Program:  Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Medicine-preliminary, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA; Diagnostic Radiology, Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Current: Internal Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Thesis title: Magnetic resonance techniques in the study of physiology and metabolism 
Advisor: Spielman
Dept/Program:  Electrical engineering
PhD: 2008
MD: 2009
Post-graduate: Transitio
Jason Davies Thesis title: Conformational dynamics in AAA ATPases probed by X-ray structural methods
Advisor: Bill Weiss, PhD
Dept/Program:  Biophysics
Post-graduate: Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Current: Assistant Professor Neurosurgery and Biomedical Informatics, SUNY
Find out more about Dr. Davies' research
Thesis title: Magnetic resonance techniques in the study of physiology and metabolism 
Advisor: Spielman
Dept/Program:  Electrical engineering
PhD: 2008
MD: 2009
Post-graduate: Transitio

2008

F. Edward Boas Thesis title: Physics-based design of protein-ligand binding
Advisor: Pehr Harbury, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary/Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA, Current: Assistant Attending Interventional Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Assistant Professor Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical college, New York , NY
Find out more about Dr Boas' research
Steven Chan Thesis title: Protein microarray technology for profiling signaling pathways: insights into pro-oncogenic Notch signaling in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia 
Advisor: PJ Utz, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA; Resident, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Jeremy Heit Thesis title: Calcineurin/NFAT signaling controls pancreatic beta cell growth and function  
Advisor: Seung Kim, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology 
Post-graduate: Medicine - Preliminary, Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston MA,  Diagnostic Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Find out more about Dr. Heit's research
Stephen Hunt Thesis title: Exocytosis at sites of E-cadherin-mediated adhesion 
Advisor: WJ Nelson, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology 
Post-graduate: Medicine -  Preliminary, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Current: Clinical Instructor, Interventional Radiology, U Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Charay Jennings-Dover Thesis title: A novel role for calcineurin in the regulation of innate immunity and inflammatory responses  
Advisor: Patricia P Jones, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Pathology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Dermatopathologist and anatomic  pathologist, private practice, Pathology Associates
Andreas Loening Thesis title: Technologies for imaging with bioluminescently labeled probes  
Advisor: Sanjiv Gambhir, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Bioengineering
Justin Odegaard Thesis title: Macrophage Alternative activation in obesity and metabolic syndrome
Advisor: Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Pathology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Child Neurologist, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA 
Stephen Wrenn Thesis title: In vitro selection of synthetic ligands
Advisor: Pehr Harbury, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Diagnostic Radiology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Current: Radiologist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Valaiporn J. Rusmintratip   Post-graduate: Psychiatry, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA 
Current: Psychiatrist, private practice, Palo Alto, CA
Kavita Sarin Thesis title: Conditional induction of the telomerase reverse transcriptase protein and effects on stem cell division in vivo 
Advisor: Steven Artandi, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics
Post-graduate: Transitional, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA; Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
Current: Assistant Professor,  Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center
Find out more about Dr. Karin's research
Geoffrey Smith Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Stephen Wrenn Thesis title: In vitro selection of synthetic ligands
Advisor: Pehr Harbury, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Medicine-Preliminary, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Diagnostic Radiology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Current: Radiologist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Mauricio Vargas Thesis title: Control of axon regenration and wallerian degeneration by the humoral immune system  
Advisor: Ben Barres, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Medicine-preliminary, White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Ophthalmology, University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Current: Inherited Retinal Degenerations Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA 

2007

Jeremy Blitzer Thesis title: Wnt Signal transduction
Advisor: Roeland Nusse, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Investment counselor, Synergenics LLC, San Francisco, CA
Current: Co-founder & Managing Director at Potrero Hill Therapeutics, LLC, SF Bay Area
Peter Kasson Thesis title: Quantitative measurement of cell membrane protein redistribution
Advisor: Axel Brunger, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Postdoctoral research, Stanford University, Childhood Disease Research
Current: Associate Professor Molecular Physiology,  University of Virginia
Find out more about Dr. Kasson's research
Matthew Kirschen Thesis title: Cerebro-cerebellar contributions to human verbal working memory
Advisor: Gary Glover, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Intern, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Child Neurology
Current: Assistant Professor Anesthesia & Critical Care, U Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Find out more about Dr. Krschen's research
Devanand Manoli Thesis title: Fruitless regulation of male sexual behavior in Drosophila
Advisor: Bruce Baker, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Intern, University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry
Current: Assistant Professor Psychiatry, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Nesanet Mitiku Thesis title: Genomic analysis of early mouse development 
Advisor: Julie Baker, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics
Post-graduate: Intern, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Assistant Professor Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Mt. Sinai
Kenneth Westover Thesis title: Structural basis of initiation and elongation by RNA polymerase II 
Advisor: Roger Kornberg, MD
Dept/Program: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Radiation Oncology Intern, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Find out more about Dr. Westover's research
Thesis title: Fruitless regulation of male sexual behavior in Drosophila
Advisor: B Baker
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
PhD: 2007
MD: 2007
Post-graduate: Intern

2006

Alexander Aravanis Thesis title: Information transfer at the synapse
Advisor: Richard Tsein, PhD
Dept/Program: Electrical Engineering
Post-graduate: Postdoc, Stanford University, Dept of Bioengineering
Current: Head of R&D, Grail
Erik Bekkers Thesis title: Multi-scale vascular geometry construction and hemodynamic quantification from medical image data
Advisor: Charles Taylor, PhD
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering
Post-graduate: Intern, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA Transitional. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Diagnostic Radiology
Current: Diagnostic Radiologist, Summit Radiology, Fort Wayne, IN
Nirav Bhakta Thesis title: Thymocyte motility and Ca2+ signaling in vivo
Advisor: Richard Lewis, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern, University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
Current: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine, UC San Francisco
Find out more about Dr. Bhakta's research 
Ryan Corcoran Thesis title: The role of sterols and insulin-like growth factor 2 in medullobastoma tumorigenesis
Advisor: Matthew Scott, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Internal Medicine
Current: Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Find out more about Dr. Corcoran's research 
Emily Ray Ko Thesis title: Identification of a conserved acidic patch in the Myb repeat required for activation of endogenous genes and chromatin binding 
Advisor: Joe Lipsick, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle WA
Current: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University
Find out more about Dr. Ko's research
Kerri Rieger Thesis title: Transcriptional responses to DNA damage: clinical applications of microarray analysis  
Advisor: Gilbert Chu, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Internal medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA, Transitional. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Dermatology
Current: Clinical Associate Professor Pathology and Dermatology, Stanford, CA
Find out more about Dr. Rieger's research
Iwei Yeh Thesis title: Computational analysis of metabolism for the malaria parasite 
Advisor: Russ Altman, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biomed Informatics
Post-graduate: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA, Transitional. University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, Dermatology
Current: Assistant Prof, Dermatology, UC San Francisco
Find out more about Dr. Yeh's research
Thesis title: Identification of a conserved acidic patch in the Myb repeat required for activation of endogenous genes and chromatin binding 
Advisor: Lipsick
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
PhD: 2006
MD: 2006
Post-graduate: Internal
Thesis title: Identification of a conserved acidic patch in the Myb repeat required for activation of endogenous genes and chromatin binding 
Advisor: Lipsick
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
PhD: 2006
MD: 2006
Post-graduate: Internal

2005

Pejman Ghanouni Thesis title: The mechanism of G protein coupled receptor activation: Insights from the BETA-2 Adrenergic receptor
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern, Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA
Dennis Ko Thesis title: Genetic variation in susceptibility to bacterial infection 
Advisor: Matthew Scott, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology 
Post-graduate: IPostdoc, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Current: Assistant Professor Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke U
Find out more about Dr. Ko's research
Andrea Myers Thesis title: The identification and characterization of mouse ribosomal S6 kinase 4 as an inhibitor of FGF-RAS-ERK signaling  
Advisor: Julie Baker, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics 
Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Medicine, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Current: Instructor, Dept Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jason Pyle Thesis title: Measurements of presynaptic function at a mammalian central synapse
Advisor: Richard Tsien, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
Post-graduate: Chief Scientific Officer, Pria Diagnostics, Menlo Park, CA:: Chairman and CEO, Triton Algae Innovations Ltd., San Diego, CA
Vikaas Sohal Thesis title: Dysfunctional information processing in prefrontal microcircuits in schizophrenia 
Advisor: John Huguenard, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Psychiatry, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Current: Assistant Professor Psychiatry, UC San Francisco
Find out more about Dr. Sohal's research

2004

Swaine Chen Thesis title: Using positive selection to understand virulence in uropathogenic E. coli
Advisor: Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology
Post-graduate: Postdoc, Molecular Microbiology, Washington U, St. Louis, MO
Current: Asst Prof Medicine, National University of Singapore
Find out more about Dr. Chen's Research 
Nam Cho Thesis title: Developmental control of blood cell migration by the Drosophila VEGF pathway and its implications for blood vessel evolution
Advisor: Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Intern, Santa Clara Valley Med Ctr, Transitional Stanford Hospital Clinic, Radiation Oncology
Current: Clinical Instructor, Radiation Oncology, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
Maximilian Diehn Thesis title: Exploring genomic expression programs in normal and malignant cells of the immune and central nervous sysstems 
Advisor: Patrick O. Brown, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Intern, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA, Radiation Oncology
Current: Asst Prof Radiation Oncology, Stanford
Jason Ehrlich Thesis title: Spatio-temporal dynamics of Rac1, PI-3-Kinase, and the cytoskeleton during cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion
Advisor: W James Nelson, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern, Santa Clara Valley Med Ctr, San Jose, CA, transitional. Intern Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA, Ophthalmology
Current: Group Medical Director Ophthalmology, Genentech, Inc
Farhad Imam Thesis title: Cellular mechanisms of hypoxia resistance during brain development in zebrafish 
Advisor: Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry
Post-graduate: Boston Combined Pediatric Residency, Children's Hospital Boston, MA Pediatrics
Current: Asst Prof Pediatrics, UC San Diego
Find out more about Dr. Imam's research
Soumya Raychaudhuri Thesis title: Genetics of rheumatoid arthritis
Advisor: Russ Altman, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biomedical Informatics 
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, MA
Current: Assoc Prof Medicine Harvard Medicine School
Find out more about Dr. Raychaudhuri's research

2003

Susanne Ahmari Thesis title: Building translational research in obsessive compulsive disorder 
Advisors: Stephen J Smith, PhD & W James Nelson, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern, Psychiatry, Columbia
Current: Asst Prof Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Find out more about Dr. Ahmari's research
Arash Alizadeh Thesis title: Genome-scale characterization of normal and pathological gene expression programs in immune cells 
Advisor: Patrick O Brown, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics 
Post-graduate: Postdoc, UCSF
Current: Assistant Professor of Medicine - Oncology, Stanford
Find out more about Dr. Alizadeh's research
Eleanor Click Thesis title: Genetic analysis of the small GTP-binding protein Arf1 in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae  
Advisor: David Botstein, PhD
Dept/Program: Genetics 
Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, U. Washington, Seattle
Jeffrey Goldberg Thesis title: Survival and regeneration in the nervous system  
Advisor: Ben Barres, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Intern, Transitional, Santa Clara Valley Med Center
Current: Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford
Find out more about Dr. Goldberg's research
Carl Hurt Thesis title: Structural/functional aspects of G-protein coupled receptors 
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
Post-graduate: Intern,Postdoc, Stanford
Current: Global Director of Equity Research Standard and Poor's
Joseph Norman Thesis title: Analysis of imprecise decisions models 
Advisor: Russ Altman, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biomedical Informatics  
Post-graduate: Intern,Intern, Internal Medicine, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor
Current: Assistant Professor, UCSD Radiology and Neurosciences
Katherine Peters Thesis title: Mechanism of tirapazamine under hypoxic conditions in mammalian cells   
Advisor: J Martin Brown, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Medicine/Neurology, Johns Hopkins
Current: Asst Prof Neurology, Duke U School of Medicine
Find out more about Dr. Peters' research
Julie Regan Reimann Thesis title: The role of the newly identified early mitotic inhibitor, Emi1, in cell cycle regulation and the early embryo  
Advisor: Peter K Jackson, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics  
Post-graduate: Intern, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Pathology
Jean Y Tang Thesis title: Cellular response to UV:-DDB and Microarray analysis of skin cancer 
Advisor: Gilbert Chu, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics  
Post-graduate: Intern,Intern, Transitional Medicine/Dermatology, Stanford
Current: Associate Professor of Dermatology, Stanford
Find out more about Dr. Tang's research
Thesis title: Survival and regeneration in the nervous system  
Advisor: Barres
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
PhD: 2003
MD: 2003
Post-graduate: Intern
Thesis title: Survival and regeneration in the nervous system  
Advisor: Barres
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
PhD: 2003
MD: 2003
Post-graduate: Intern
Thesis title: Survival and regeneration in the nervous system  
Advisor: Barres
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
PhD: 2003
MD: 2003
Post-graduate: Intern

2002

Ron Firestein Thesis title: The role of CDK8 in colon cancer oncogenesis
Advisor: Michael Cleary, MD
Department: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Intern, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Pathology
Andrew Ho Thesis title: Genetic regulation of bone formation, calcification, and arthritis 
Advisor: David Kingsley, PhD
Department: Developmental Biology
Post-graduate:Intern, Ortho Surg/Res., U. Pittsburgh
Current: Staff Res. Phys., Nat. Cancer Ctr. of Singapore  
Oliver Rando Thesis title: Actin polymerization in gene expression
Advisor: Gerald Crabtree, MD
Department: Biophysics
Post-graduate:Research, MIT
Current: Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Find out more about Dr. Rando's research
Tony Yao Thesis title: Biomedical financial analysis
Advisor: Yueh-hsiu Chien, PhD
Department: Immunology
Post-graduate: Research, BioTech investments
Olusola Ajilore Thesis title: Cerebrovascular basis for major depression in Type 2 diabetes / neuronal circuitry of late-life depression
Advisor: Robert Sapolsky, PhD
Department: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Post Doc Psychiatry, UCLA

2001

Samuel Cheshier Thesis title: In vivo proliferation kinetics of mouse hematopoietic stem cells 
Advisor: Irving Weissman, MD
Department: Immunology
Post-graduate: Intern, Neurosurgery, Stanford
Current: Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Stanford
Andrzej Chruscinski Thesis title: Proteomic analysis of beta adrenergic receptor signaling 
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern, Int. Medicine, Stanford
Current: Author and Humanitarian with International Medical Corps
Ellen Foxman Thesis title: The combinatorial control of leukocyte chemotaxis
Advisor: Eugene C Butcher, MD
Department: Immunology
Post-graduate: Postdoc, Stanford
Current: Instructor, Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Daniel Lee Thesis title: Replication priming of the mitochondrial genome
Advisor: David Clayton, PhD
Department: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Postdoc, Radiology, Stanford
Current: Fellow in haematology / Oncology, University of Washington
Richard Lin Thesis title: Mechanisms and regulation of intracellular membrane fusion
Advisor: Richard Scheller, PhD
Department: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Intern, Medicine, Stanford
Current: Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Joshua Rabinowitz Thesis title: Towards a comprehensive understanding of cellular metabolism
Advisor: Harden McConnell, PhD
Department: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Research, Private Industry
Current: Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University
Shreyas Vasanawala Thesis title: Reducing motion in artifacts in MRI
Advisor: Dwight Nishimura, PhD
Department: Biophysics
Post-graduate: Intern, Surgery, Stanford
Current: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago
Joshua Zaritsky Thesis title: The role of Kir2.1 and Kir2.2 in the murine cardiovascular system
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz, PhD
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, U. Colorado
Current: Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Stanford University 
Thesis title: Proteomic analysis of beta adrenergic receptor signaling 
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern
Thesis title: Proteomic analysis of beta adrenergic receptor signaling 
Advisor: Brian Kobilka, MD
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Post-graduate: Intern

2000

Stephen Biggar Thesis title: Study of transcriptional regulation using chemically and thermally regulated transcription factors 
Advisor: Gerald Crabtree, MD
Department: Immunoogy
Post-graduate: BioTech investments
Current: Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF
James Brewer Thesis title: Neural basis of memory and the effects of neurodegenerative disease
Advisor: John Gabrieli, PhD
Department: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Intern, medicine, St. Vincents Hospital
Current: Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosciences, UC San Diego
Find out more about Dr. Brewer's research
Richard Dal Canto Thesis title: Effect of locally delivered cytokines on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis 
Advisor: Gary Fathman, MD
Department: Immunology 
Post-graduate: Intern, Orthopedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Current: Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Medicine (Rheumatology), Stanford
Karl Deisseroth Thesis title: Communication between synapse and nucleus 
Advisor: Richard Tsien, PhD
Department: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Intern, Psychiatry, Stanford
Current: Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford
Ibrahim Domian Thesis title: Temporal and spatial control of the Caulobacter cell cycle 
Advisor: Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Department: Developmental Biology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Int. Medicine,Massachusetts General
Current: Assistant Professor of Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology, Harvard / Massachusetts General Hospital
Ngocdiep Thi Le Thesis title: The function of the putative adaptor protein disabled during signaling by the Sevenless receptror Tyrosine kinase 
Advisor: Michael Snyder, PhD
Department: Cancer Biology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Int. Med, Stanford
Current: Assistant Professor, Medicine -  Anesthesia, Stanford 
Patrick Boon ooi Tan Thesis title: Regulation and function of the Lin-31 WH adn Lin-1 ETS transcription factor during C. elegans vulval induction
Advisor: Stuart Kim, PhD
Department: Developmental Biology 
Post-graduate:  Staff Res. Phys., Nat. Cancer Ctr. Of Singapore
Current: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine
Gary Ulaner Thesis title: Regulation of telomerase activity by alternate splicing of human telomerase reverse transcriptase 
Advisor: Linda Giudice, MD, PhD
Department: Cancer Biology 
Post-graduate: Intern, Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins:: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Staff Physician, Genetics & Metabolism, Children's Hospital Boston
Brent  Wilson Thesis title: Structure and function of agouti and agouti-related protein 
Advisor: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Department: Genetics  
Post-graduate: Intern, Int. Med., U. Utah:: Assistant Professor (University Tenure Line), Dept of Pediatrics

1999

Martha Arroyo Thesis title: S. pombe PCNA mutants display growth defects and DNA damage sensitivity
Advisor: Teresa Wang, PhD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Intern, Medicine, Kaiser/Santa Clara: Fellow, Infectious Diseases Pediatrics, University of Washington
Current: Dermatology Lakeside Dermatology, Illinois 
Anjen Chenn Thesis title: Regulation of cerebral cortical development 
Advisor: Susan K McConnell, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Current: Assistant Professor, College  of Medicine, The University of Illinois, Chicago
Find out more about Dr. Chenn's research
Sheri Lee Fink Thesis title: Neuroprotection following transfer of stress-induced genes : glucose transporter and heat shock protein 72
Advisor: Robert Sapolsky, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Current: Author and reporter
Shi Yin Foo Thesis title: The candidate proto-oncoprotein BCL-3 can enforce cell cycle bloackade in a p50-dependent manner by upregulation of the cyclin:CDK inhibitor, p21 
Advisor: Garry P. Nolan, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology 
Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women's
Current: Chief Medical Officer at Cydan Development Inc., Boston, MA
Aimee Debra Kohn Thesis title: Functional characterization of Akt kinase in insulin-stimulated signal transduction  
Advisor: Richard Roth, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular Pharmacology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Medicine, U. Penn
Current: Hematology & Oncology Physician, Lees Summit, MO
Ting-Yi Lin Thesis title: Temporal and spatial regulation of the downstream target genes of Sonic Hedgehog in the mouse CNS
Advisor: Margaret T Fuller, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, Boston Combined Peds
Current: Attending Physician, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Erich Jurgen Schwartz Thesis title: Structure-activity studies of immunosuppressive peptides derived from the alpha one alpha helix of the class I major histocompatibility complex molecule 
Advisor: John H Griffin, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics  
Post-graduate: Intern, Pathology, Stanford
Current: Pathologist, Stanford 
Dorothy Anna Sipkins Thesis title: Development of receptor-specific contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging 
Advisor: King CP Li, MD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Medicine, Mass General
Current: Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Duke University
Find out more about Dr. Sipkins research at Duke
Uma Sundram Thesis title: Synthesis and biophysical studies of novel vancomycin derivatives
Advisor: John H Griffin, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics  
Post-graduate: Intern, Pathology, Stanford
David Christopher Sutherland Thesis title: The control of tracheal branching morphogenesis in Drosopila melanogaster by Branchless/FGF
Advisor: Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry 
Post-graduate: Intern, Psychiatry, UCSF
Current: Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Pharmacology, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 

1998

Robert Dodd Thesis title: The role of arrestin and recoverin in signal transduction by retinal Rod Photoreceptors
Advisor: Denis Baylor, MD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences
Post-graduate: Intern, Neurosurgery, Stanford
Current: Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurosurgery, Stanford Hospital
Find out more about Dr. Dodd's research
David Fiorentino Thesis title: Characterization of rapamycin targets in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 
Advisor: Gerald Crabtree, MD
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology
Post-graduate: Intern, Medicine, University of Colorado
Current: Professor of Dermatology and Medicine (Rheumatology), Stanford
Find out more about Dr. Fiorentino's research
James Healy Thesis title: Defining self: Molecular and genetic studies of autoreactive B lymphocytes  
Advisor: Christopher C Goodnow, PhD
Dept/Program: Immunology
Post-graduate: Consulting, Galen Medical, Inc; .Managing Director at Sofinnova Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on building companies serving medical markets
Edwin Kevin Heist Thesis title: Predictors of response from cardiac resynchronization therapy
Advisor: Howard Schulman, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences 
Post-graduate: Intern, Int Med, UCSF
Current: Assistant Professor of Cardiology / Cardiac Electrophysiology, Harvard / Massachusetts General Hospital
Find out more about Dr .Heist's research
Max Kanevsky Thesis title: Potassium channels participate in the protection of the myocardium by volatile general anesthetics
Advisor: Richard Aldrich, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Medicine,Brigham & Women's
Current: Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine -  Anesthesia, Stanford
Find out more about Dr. Kanevsky's research
Michael Kay Thesis title: Sources of stability in the Apomyoglobin folding intermediates 
Advisor: Robert Baldwin, PhD
Dept/Program: Biochemistry  
Post-graduate: Postdoctoral research, Whitehead Inst., MIT
Current: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine
Find out more about Dr. Kay's research
Edward Neilan Thesis title: Genetic, biochemical and clinical studies to Cockayne syndrome 
Advisor: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Developmental Biology  
Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, Boston Combined Res
Current: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Staff Physician, Genetics & Metabolism, Children's Hospital Boston
Find out more about Dr .Neilan's research
Anna Penn Thesis title: Impact of placental hormones on brain development 
Advisor: Carla Shatz, PhD
Dept/Program: Neurosciences   
Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Current: Associate Professor Pediatrics, Fetal & Transitional Medicine, Neonatology, Childrens National Health System
Find out more about Dr. Penn's research
Tamara Pozos Thesis title: HUM1, a novel yeast gene, is required for vacuolar calcium / proton exchange in S. cerevisiae  
Advisor: Martha Cyert, PhD 
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology   
Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatricss, UC San Francisco
Current: Physician, Children's Minnesota Infectious Disease Clinic
W. Kimryn Rathmell Thesis title: The Ku autoantigen and DNA dependent protein kinase: role in the cellular response to DNA double strand breaks 
Advisor: Gilbert Chu, MD, PhD
Dept/Program: Biophysics   
Post-graduate: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago
Current: Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Director of Division of Hematology and Oncology, Vanderbilt University
Find out more about Dr. Rathmell's research
Paul Zei Thesis title: Mechanisms of ventricular tachycardia and new catheter technologies for ablation 
Advisor: Richard Aldrich, PhD
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology    
Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women's
Current: Director, Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Program, Cardiovascular Medicine Brigham & Women's Hospital
Thesis title: Potassium channels participate in the protection of the myocardium by volatile general anesthetics
Advisor: R Aldrich
Dept/Program: Molecular & Cellular Physiology  
PhD: 1998
MD: 1998
Post-graduate: Intern
Thesis title: HUM1, a novel yeast gene, is required for vacuolar calcium / proton exchange in S. cerevisiae  
Advisor: Cyert 
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology   
PhD: 1998
MD: 1998
Post-graduate: Intern
Thesis title: HUM1, a novel yeast gene, is required for vacuolar calcium / proton exchange in S. cerevisiae  
Advisor: Cyert 
Dept/Program: Cancer Biology   
PhD: 1998
MD: 1998
Post-graduate: Intern

1997

Manuel  Amieva Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, Stanford:: Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford 
Alison  Bevan Post-graduate: Intern, Int. Med/Rad. Onc, Stanford
Current: Clinical Instructor, UCSF Radiation Oncology
Richard  Link Post-graduate: Intern, Surgery/Urology, Baylor
Current: Associate Professor,  Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
Brian  Scottoline Post-graduate: Intern, Pediatrics, Stanford
Current: Acting Asstistant Professor, Stanford University Comprehensive Cancer Center

1996

Nicole Calakos Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Med, UCSF:: Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Duke U.
Thomas Chen Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Med, UCSF
Aaron DiAntonio Post-graduate: Postdoc., Mol. & Cell Biol, UCBerkeley
Current: Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Pharmacolog, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Find out more about Dr. DiAntonio's Research
Patrick Ellinor Post-graduate: Intern, Internal Med, Brigham & Women's
Current: Co-Director of Fellowship Program in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Mass. General Hospital Boston, MA