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MSTP Students

Every year, 8 to 10 students from diverse and varied backgrounds join the Stanford MSTP. In the past 50 years our program has trained more than 340 physician-scientists who have become leaders in modern biomedical research (Click to view  Alumni). 

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In the News

Jamie Brett's research featured on Stanford News - Exercise restores youthful properties to muscle stem cells of old mice.

Laura Bloomfield's research on forest loss & spread of disease was highlighted in Stanford News and NY Times.

Binbin Chen's research published in Nature Biotechnology!

Current MD PhD Students

Our students listed below are grouped by the year they entered the program. Under their name we have listed their undergraduate institution, their Stanford thesis laboratory, and the Stanford graduate program or department they have joined.

2020

  • Kylie Burdsall
        University of Southern California
  • Sarah Dilorio
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Maïgane Diop
        University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tania Fabo
        Harvard University
  • Omair Khan
        Yale University
  • John Lu
        Duke University
  • Karen Malacon
        Harvard University
  • Abby Thurm
        
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ashley Utz
        
    Stanford University 
  • Christine Yeh
        Stanford University

2019

  • Kenneth Brinson
        United States Military Academy, West Point
  • Joshua Carter
        Montana State University-Bozeman
  • Henry Cousins
        Harvard University
  • Ibtihal Elfaki
        Brown University
  • Brian Garcia Rodriguez
        Florida International University
  • Matthew Grieshop
        University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Leandra Jackson
        University of California, Irvine
  • Kwat Medetgul-Ernar
       
    University of California, San Diego
  • Kamal Obbad
         
    Harvard University
  • Samantha Scharenberg
        Stanford University 
  • Emily Trimm
        University of Pennsylvania

2018

  • Gita Abhiraman
        Harvard University
          Lab of K. Christopher Garcia, PhD
  • Harrison Besser
        Harvard University
          Lab of Chaitan Khosla, PhD
  • Preksha Bhagchandani
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
          Lab of Seung K. Kim, MD, PhD
  • Quenton Bubb
        Johns Hopkins University
          Lab of Agnieszka Czechowicz, MD, PhD, and Crystal Mackall, MD
  • Anthony Buzzanco
        University of California, Los Angeles
          Lab of Taia Wang, MD, PhD
  • Tejas Dharmaraj
        Johns Hopkins University
          Lab of Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD
  • Charlotte Herber
        Yale University
          Lab of Lisa Giocomo, PhD
  • Daniel Liu
        Princeton University
          Lab of Irving Weissman, MD
  • Tara Murty
        Harvard University
          Lab of Crystal Mackall, MD
  • Chelsea Nnebe
        Howard University
  • Olivia Zhou
        University of Pennyslvania
          Lab of Anne Brunet, PhD

2017

  • Shannon Choi
        University of California, Davis
          Lab of Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
           Program in Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Madeline Cooper
        Harvard University
          Lab of Brad Zuchero, PhD
           Program in Biophysics
  • Lori Dershowitz
        Harvard University
          Lab of Julia Kaltschmidt, PhD
           Program in Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Joshua Guild
        
          Lab of Tushar Desai, MD
  • Isaac Jackson
        University of Michigan
          Lab of Michelle James, PhD
           Department of Chemistry
  • Samuel Kim
        Princeton University
          Lab of Gerald Crabtree, MD
           Program in Cancer Biology
  • Shamik Mascharak
        Stanford University
          Lab of Michael Longaker, MD
           Program in Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Aditya Mukund
        Duke University
          Lab of Lacramioara Bintu, PhD
           Program in Biophysics
  • William Shi
        Bowdoin College
          Lab of Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD

2016

  • Alvaro Amorin
        University of California, Berkeley
         Lab of Natalia Gomez Ospina, MD, PhD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Timothy Chai
        University of California, Los Angeles
         Lab of Irving Weissman, MD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Anthony Cordova
        Stanford University
         Lab of Lingyin Li, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Maria Filsinger Interrante
        Stanford University
         Lab of Peter Kim, PhD
          Program in Biophysics 
  • Andrea Garofalo
        University of Chicago
         Lab of Ash Alizadeh, MD, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Margaret Guo
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Lab of Russ Altman, MD, PhD, and Paul Khavari MD, PhD
          Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Ved Topkar
        Harvard University
         Lab of Rhiju Das, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Vipul Vachharajani
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Lab of Alex Dunn, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Shivam Verma
        Princeton University
          Lab of  Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD
            Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Aaron Wilk
        Westmont College
         Lab of Catherine Blish, MD, PhD
          Program in Immunology
  • David Wang
        Princeton University
         Lab of Liqun Luo, PhD
          Department of Biology
  • Kathryn Wu
        Swarthmore College
         Lab of Brad Zuchero, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Angela Zhang
        Harvard University
         Labs of Joseph Wu MD, PhD, and Russ Altman MD, PhD
           Program in Biomedical Informatics

2015

  • Ellie Beam
        Duke University
         Lab of Amit Etkin, MD, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Heather Des Jardin-Park
        Harvard University
         Lab of Michael Longaker, MD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Michelle Drews
        University of Washington
         Lab of Carla Shatz, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Sofia Essayan-Perez
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Lab of Thomas Südhof, MD, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Mollie Friedlander
        Bowdoin University
         Lab of Seung K. Kim, MD, PhD
          Department of Developmental Biology
  • Francisco Galdos
        Harvard University
         Lab of Sean Wu, MD, PhD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Timothy Keyes
        Princeton University
         Lab of Kara Davis, DO
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Kei Masuda
        Harvard University
         Lab of Lisa Giocomo, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Katherine McNamara
        Princeton University
         Lab of Christina Curtis, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Suhas Rao
        Harvard University
         Lab of Roger Kornberg, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Madeleine Scott
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Lab of Purvesh Khatri, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Kevin Thomas
        Arizona State University
         Lab of Scott Delp, PhD
          Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Jeffrey Wang
        Harvard University
         Lab of Raag Airan, MD, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Adele Xu
        Stanford University
         Lab of Maria Barna, PhD
          Department of Genetics

2014

  • Amin Aalipour
        Stanford University
         Lab of Sanjiv Gambhir, MD, PhD
          Department of Bioengineering
  • Amira Barkal
        Oregon State University
         Lab of Irving Weissman, MD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Winston Becker
        Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
         Lab of William Greenleaf, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Binbin Chen
        Georgia Institute of Technology
         Lab of Russ Altman, MD, PhD
          Department of Genetics
  • Leighton Daigh
        Georgetown University
         Lab of Tobias Meyer, PhD
          Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Jonathan Goodman
        University of Pennsylvania
         Lab of Gary Glover, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Gunsagar Gulati
        Harvard University
         Lab of Irving Weissman, MD, and Aaron Newman, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Joy He
        Harvard University
         Lab of Irving Weissman, MD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Lorenzo Labitigan
        Yale University
         Lab of Julie Theriot, PhD
          Department of Biochemistry
  • Akshay Maheshwari
        University of California, San Diego
         Lab of Drew Endy, PhD
          Department of Bioengineering
  • Daniel Mokhtari
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Lab of Daniel Herschlag, PhD
          Department of Biochemistry
  • Benjamin Ober-Reynolds
        Arizona State University
         Lab of William Greenleaf, PhD
          Department of Genetics
  • Ragini Phansalkar
        University of Connecticut
         Lab of Kristy Red-Horse, PhD
          Department of Genetics
  • John Pluvinage
        Stanford University
         Lab of Tony Wyss-Coray Lab, PhD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Akshay Sanghi
        John Hopkins
         Lab of Michael Snyder, PhD
          Department of Genetics
  • Stanford Schor
        Caltech
         Lab of Shirit Einav, MD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Benjamin Smith
        Pomona College
         Lab of Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD
          Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Avin Veerakumar
        University of Pennsylvania
         Lab of Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
          Department of Bioengineering
  • Jessica Verhein
        University of California, Davis
         Lab of Krishna Shenoy, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Ericka von Kaeppler
        Yale University
         Lab of Bill Robinson, MD
          Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

2013

  • Daniel Berenson
        Yale University
         Lab of Jan Skotheim, PhD
          Department of Biology
  • Thomas Chew
        University of California, San Diego
         Lab of Liang Feng, PhD
          Program in Biophysics
  • Sasidhar Madugula
        University of Illinois
         Lab of EJ Chichilnisky, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • César Márquez
        Harvard University
         Lab of Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Payton Marshall
        University of California, Berkeley
         Lab of Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD
          Program in Immunology
  • Arek Melkonian
        University of California, Los Angeles
         Lab of Chaitan Khosla, PhD
          Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Paras Minhas
        University of Pittsburgh
         Lab of Katrin Andreasson, MD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Yong Tang
        University of California, San Diego
         Lab of Ellen Yeh, MD, PhD
          Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Nielson Weng
        University of California, Berkeley
         Lab of Chaitan Khosla, PhD
          Department of Chemistry
  • Catherine Yao
        University of California, Los Angeles
         Lab of Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology

2012

  • Megan Garland
        Boston University
         Lab of Matt Bogyo, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Brian Hsueh
        Princeton University
         Lab of Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
          Program in Neurosciences
  • Amar Mirza
        University of Georgia
         Lab of Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Suchita Rastogi
        Washington University
         Lab of John Boothroyd, PhD
          Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Caitlin Roake
        Stanford University
         Lab of Steven Artandi, MD, PhD
          Program in Cancer Biology
  • Holly Stewart
        Tufts University
         Lab of Jennifer Ahern, PhD, MPH
          Department of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley

2011

  • Laura Bloomfield
        Stanford University
         Lab of James Holland Jones, PhD
          Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Resources
  • Daniel Kim
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Labs of Paul Khavari MD, PhD, and Anshul Kundaje, PhD
          Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Luke Pennington
        Haverford College
         Lab of Ted Jardetzky, PhD
          Program in Immunology
  • Gerald Tiu
        Harvard University
         Lab of Maria Barna, PhD
          Department of Genetics

2009

  • Andrew Beel
        Vanderbilt University
         Lab of Roger Kornberg, PhD
          Program in Biophysics