MSTP Students

Every year, 8 to 10 students from diverse and varied backgrounds join the Stanford MSTP. In the past 40 years our program has trained more than 325 physician-scientists who have become leaders in modern biomedical research. Listed below are our students, by entering year, their undergraduate institution, their thesis laboratory, and graduate program or department.

2018

  • Gita Abhiraman (Harvard University)
  • Harrison Besser (Harvard University)
  • Preksha Bhagchandani (MIT)
  • Quenton Bubb (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Tejas Dharmaraj (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Charlotte Herber (Yale University)
  • Daniel Dan Liu (Princeton University)
  • Tara Murty (Harvard University) 
  • Chelsea Nnebe (Howard University)
  • Olivia Yu Zhou (University of Pennyslvania)

2017

  • Shannon Choi (University of California-Davis)
  • Madeline Cooper (Harvard University)
  • Lori Dershowitz (Harvard University)
  • Isaac Jackson (University of Michigan)
  • Samuel Kim (Princeton University)
  • Shamik Mascharak (Stanford University)
  • Aditya Mukund (Duke University)

2016

  • Timothy Chai (UC Los Angeles)
  • Anthony Cordova (Stanford University); Li Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Maria Filsinger Interrante (Stanford University); Kim Lab; Program in Biophysics 
  • Margaret Guo (MIT); Altman Lab; Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Ved Topkar (Harvard University); Das Lab
  • Vipul Vachharajani (MIT); Dunn Lab; Program in Biophysics
  • Shivam Verma (Princeton University); Bertozzi Lab; Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Aaron Wilk (Westmont College); Blish Lab; Program in Immunology
  • David Wang (Princeton University); Luo Lab; Department of Biology
  • Kathryn Wu (Swarthmore College); Zuchero Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Angela Zhang (Harvard University)

2015

  • Ellie Beam (Duke University); Etkin Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Michelle Drews (University of Washington); Shatz Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Sofia Essayan-Perez (MIT); Sudhof Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Mollie Friedlander (Bowdoin University);Kim Lab; Department of Developmental Biology
  • Francisco Galdos (Harvard University); Wu Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Timothy Keyes (Princeton University); Davis Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Kei Masuda (Harvard University); Giocomo Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Katherine Pogrebniak  (Princeton University); Curtis Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Suhas Rao (Harvard University); Kornberg Lab; Program in Biophysics
  • Madeleine Scott (MIT); Khatri Lab; Program in Biophysics
  • Kevin Thomas (Arizona State University); Delp Lab; Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Jeffrey Wang (Harvard University); Airan Lab, Program in Biophysics
  • Adele Xu (Stanford University); Barna Lab; Department of Genetics

2014

  • Amin Aalipour (stanford University); Gambhir Lab; Department of Bioengineering
  • Amira Barkal (Oregon State University); Weissman Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Winston Becker (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University); Greenleaf Lab: Program in Biophysics
  • Binbin Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology); Altman Lab; Department of Genetics
  • Leighton Daigh (Georgetown University); Meyer Lab; Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Jonathan Goodman (University of Pennsylvania); Glover Lab: Program in Biophysics
  • Gunsagar Gulati (Harvard University); Weissman Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Joy He (Harvard University); Weissman Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Lorenzo Labitigan (Yale University); Theriot Lab; Department of Biochemistry
  • Akshay Maheshwari (UC San Diego); Endy Lab; Department of Bioengineering
  • Daniel Mokhtari (MIT); Herschlag Lab; Department of Biochemistry
  • Benjamin Ober-Reynolds (Arizona State University); Greenleaf Lab; Department of Genetics
  • Ragini Phansalkar (University of Connecticut); Steinmetz Lab; Department of Genetics
  • John Pluvinage (Stanford University); Wyss-Coray Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Akshay Sanghi (John Hopkins); Snyder Lab; Department of Genetics
  • Stanford Schor (Caltech); Einav Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Benjamin Smith (Pomona College); Bertozzi Lab; Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Avin Veerakumar (University of Pennsylvania); Krasnow Lab; Department of Bioengineering
  • Jessica Verhein (UC Davis); Shenoy Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Ericka von Kaeppler (Yale University); Robinson Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

2013

  • Daniel Berenson (Yale University); Skotheim Lab; Department of Biology
  • Yonglu Che (Yale University); Khavari Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Thomas Chew (UC San Diego); Feng Lab; Program in Biophysics
  • Nathan Lo (Rice University); Andrews and Bendavid Labs; Department of Epidemiology
  • Sasidhar Madugula (University of Illinois); Chichilnisky Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Cesar Marquez (Harvard University); Sweet-Cordero Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Payton Marshall (UC Berkeley); Bollyky Lab; Program in Immunology
  • Arek Melkonian (UC Los Angeles); Khosla Lab; Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Paras Minhas (University of Pittsburgh); Andreasson Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Surya Nagaraja (University of Michigan); Monje Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Yong Tang (UC San Diego); Yeh Lab; Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Nielson Weng (UC Berkeley); Khosla Lab; Department of Chemistry
  • Catherine Yao (UC Los Angeles); Oro Lab; Program in Cancer Biology

2012

  • Christopher Dove (Truman State University); Majeti Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Benjamin Dulken (University of Washington); Brunet Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Megan Garland (Boston University); Bogyo Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Benson George (MIT) Weissman Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Lichy Han (Johns Hopkins University); Altman Lab; Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Brian Hsueh (Princeton University); Deisseroth Lab, Program in Neurosciences
  • Grant Lin (Indiana University); Monje Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Amar Mirza (University of Georgia); Oro Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Elizabeth Qin (Washington University); Monje Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Suchita Rastogi (Washington University); Boothroyd Lab; Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Caitlin Roake (Stanford University); Artandi Lab; Program in Cancer Biology
  • Shyam Sathyamoorthi (Tulane University); Zare Lab, Department of Chemistry
  • Zahra Sayyid (Stanford University); Cheng Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Holly Stewart(Tufts University); Ahern Lab; Department of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley

2011

  • Laura Bloomfield (Stanford University); Jones Lab; Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Resources
  • Liana Bonanno (Ohio State University); Wyss-Coray Lab, Program in Neurosciences
  • Cordelia Erickson-Davis (Mount Holyoke); Jain Lab; Department of Anthropology
  • Daniel Kim (MIT); Khavari and Kundaje Labs; Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Christopher Mount (University of Washington); Monje Lab; Program in Neurosciences
  • Luke Pennington (Haverford College); Jardetzky Lab; Program in Immunology
  • Felicia Reinitz (UC Los Angeles); Clarke Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Gerald Tiu (Harvard University); Barna Lab; Department of Genetics

2010

  • Jamie Brett (Stanford University); Rando Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Cesar J. Lopez Angel (Harvard University); Davis Lab; Program in Immunology
  • Tyler Prestwood (UC San Diego); Engleman Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Baris Ungun (Princeton University); Xing Lab; Department of Bioengineering
  • Dani Zhao (Stanford University); Nusse Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

2009

  • Andrew Beel (Vanderbilt University); Kornberg Lab; Program in Biophysics

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Chris Mount
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May 29, 2018

Laura Bloomfield
"At the Edge of Zoonotic Spillover: Land Use, Human-Primate Contact and Social Networks in Western Uganda "
May 18, 2018

Grant Lin
"Developing rational combination therapeutic approaches for the treatment of DIPG"
May 16, 2018

Ben Dulken
"Characterization of the aging neural stem cell niche at single cell resolution"
May 15, 2018

Amrapali Maitra
"The work of Love: Domestic Violence and Bodily Experience in Kolkata, India"
May 9, 2018

Megan Garland
"Chemical tools to interrogate and inhibit bacterial exotoxins"
April 27, 2018

Lance Middleton
"Genomic Analysis of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia"
April 25, 2018

Jamie Brett
"Skeletal Muscle Stem Cell Activation: Aging and Rejuvenation"
April 19, 2018

Chris Dove
"CBPa and Acute Leukemia: A Reprogramming Love Story"
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