MSTP Students

2011 Entering Class

 

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 240 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.

2015

Michelle Drews (University of Washington)

Sofia Essayan-Perez (MIT)

Francisco Galdos (Harvard University)

Timothy Keyes (Princeton University)

Kei Masuda (Harvard University)

Katherine Pogrebniak  (Princeton University)

Madeleine Scott (MIT)

Kevin Thomas (Arizona State University)

Jeffrey Wang (Harvard University)

Adele Xu (Stanford University)

2014

Amin Aalipour (Stanford University)

Amira Barkal (Oregon State University)

Winston Becker (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Binbin Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Leighton Daigh (Georgetown University)

Will Fletcher (Pomona College)

Jonathan Goodman (University of Pennsylvania)

Joy He (Harvard University)

Benjamin Ober-Reynolds (Arizona State University)

Ragini Phansalkar (University of Connecticut)

John Pluvinage (Stanford University)

Benjamin Smith (Pomona College)

Avin  Veerakumar (University of Pennsylvania)

Jessica Verhein (UC Davis)

Ericka von Kaeppler (Yale University)

2013

Daniel Berenson (Yale University) Skotheim Lab

Maria Birukova (Yale University) Bollyky Lab; Program in Immunology

Yonglu Che (Yale University) Khavari Lab

Thomas Chew (UC San Diego) Feng Lab; Dept of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Sasidhar Madugula (University of Illinois) Chichilnisky Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Payton Marshall (UC Berkeley) Bollyky Lab; Program in Immunology

Arek Melkonian (UC Los Angeles) Khosla Lab; Dept 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

Zahra Sayyid (George Mason University) Cheng Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Yong Tang (UC San Diego) Yeh Lab

Nielson Weng (UC Berkeley) Khosla Lab; Dept 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

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; Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

Caitlin Roake (Stanford University) Artandi Lab; Program in Cancer Biology

Shyam Sathyamoorthi (Tulane University) Du Bois Lab, Dept of Chemistry

2011

Laura Bloomfield (Stanford University) J.H. Jones Lab; Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Resources

Liana Bonanno (Ohio State University) Wyss-Coray Lab, Program in Neurosciences

Cordelia Erickson-Davis (Mount Holyoke) S.L. Jain Lab; Dept of Anthropology

Daniel Kim (MIT) Khavari Lab; 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; Dept of Genetics

Jonathan Tsai (Cal Tech) Weissman Lab; Dept of Developmental Biology

2010

Jamie Brett (Stanford University); Rando Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Lief Fenno (Harvard University); Deisseroth Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Ryan Flynn (MIT); Chang Lab; Program in Cancer Biology

Ryosuke Kita (Northwestern University); Fraser Lab; Dept of Biology

Cesar J. Lopez Angel (Harvard University); Davis Lab; Program in Immunology

Amrapali Maitra (Harvard University); Kohrman/Luhrmann Labs; Dept of Anthropology

Lance Middleton (Louisiana State University); Pollack Lab; Program in Cancer Biology

Tyler Prestwood (UC San Diego); Engleman Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

David Purger (MIT); Monje Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Steven Sloan (University of Miami); Barres Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Baris Ungun (Princeton University); Xing Lab; Dept of Bioengineering

Graham Walmsley (UC Berkeley); Weissman and Longaker Labs; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Ludan (Dani) Zhao (Stanford University); Nusse Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

2009

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

James Chen (UC Los Angeles); Weissman Lab; Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Roxana Daneshjou (Rice University); Altman Lab; Dept of Genetics

Lorenzo Deveza (San Jose State University); Yang Lab; Dept of Bioengineering

Sunny Lou (MIT); Theriot Lab; Dept of Chemical and Systems Biology

Jacob Rosenberg (Brown University) Utz Lab; Program in Immunology

2008

Kyle Eagen (Cornell University); Kornberg Lab; Program in Biophysics

Christin Lepus (Washington University); Robinson Lab; Program in Immunology

Aashish Manglik (Washington University); Kobilka Lab; Program in Biophysics

Patricia Ortiz-Tello (University of Michigan); Bustamante Lab; Dept of Genetics

Philip Pauerstein (Rice University); Kim Lab; Dept of Developmental Biology

Edward Pham (UC Los Angeles); Glenn Lab; Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

Aaron Ring (Yale University); Garcia Lab; Dept of Structural Biology

Benjamin Seligman (Cornell University); Tuljapurkar Lab; Dept of Biology

Kipp Weiskopf  (Amherst College); Weissman Lab; Program in Cancer Biology

Gloria Yiu  (Pomona College); Utz Lab; Program in Immunology

2007

AbdulRasheed Alabi (Johns Hopkins); Tsien Lab; Dept of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Ronald Alfa (UC San Diego); Kim Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Mariko Bennett (Northeastern University); Barres Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Amanda Brosius Lutz (Harvard University); Barres Lab; Dept of Developmental Biology

Andrew Lee (Yale University); Wu Lab; Dept of Chemical and Systems Biology

Jonathan Leong (Harvard University) ; Clandinin Lab; Program in Neurosciences

Alisa Mueller (Harvard University); Rando Lab; Program in Cancer Biology

Michelle Rengarajan (University of Chicago); Theriot Lab; Dept of Biochemistry

Eric Teasley (Stanford University); Heilshorn Lab; Dept of Bioengineering

Kevin Yackle (UC Los Angeles); Krasnow Lab; Dept of Biochemistry

News

In the News

June 2015
Andrew Lee (entering '07)
Portrait of an entrepreneur - Andrew Lee

June 2015
Steven Sloan (entering '10)
Receives Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations on Your Defense!

Amanda Brosius Lutz
"Understanding mechanisms of Schwann cell-medicated myelin debris clearance"
June 24, 2015

Philip Pauerstein
"Dissecting genes and signals controlling pancreatic islet morphogenesis and differentiation."
June 23, 2015

Christine Lee
"Endogenous anti-epileptic synaptic mechanisms in the corticothalamic circuit”
May 27, 2015

Sunny Lou
"Molecular and mechanical exploration of large scale cell motility coordination in zebrafish embryonic keratocytes”
May 22, 2015

Jessica Tsai
"Transcriptional feedback links lipid synthesis to synaptic vesicle pools in Drosophila photoreceptors"
May 19, 2015

James Torchia
"Targeting lymphoma with precision using semi-synthetic anti-idiotype peptibodies"
May 15, 2015

Greg Charville
"Studies of skeletal muscle satellite cell death and renewal"
May 6, 2015

In the News

April 2015
Gerald Tiu (entering '11) is awarded The Paul and Daisy Fellowship for New Americans

September 9, 2014
Joanna Mattis (entering '07) 
Stanford scientists reveal complexity in the brain's wiring diagram

August 27, 2014
Andrew Lee (entering '07)
New Palo Alto lab for life science startups
StartX & QB3 Launch Lab for Life Science and Medical Technology Entrepreneurs

May 2014
Roxana Daneshjou (entering '09) and Jonathan Tsai (entering '11) are awarded The Paul and Daisy Fellowship for New Americans

 

Congratulations on Your Defense!

Lorenzo Deveza
“Non-viral Engineered Stem Cells for Therapeutic Angiogenesis”
July 30, 2014

Gloria Yiu
“Interferon Signaling in Lupus-Prone Mice and Systemic Lupus Erythematous”
June 30, 2014

Roxana Daneshjou
“Towards Personalized Medicine in Understudied Populations: Coagulation and Anti-Coagulation in African Americans”
July 1, 2014

Michelle Rengarajan
"The influence of host cell biology on bacterial infection: Listeria monocytogenes and the vascular endothelium."
June 6, 2014

Jack Wang
"What is the Molecular Mechanism of Axon Degeneration?"
May 23, 2014

Ron Alfa
"Suppression of insulin production and secretion by a decretin hormone" 
May, 23, 2014

Sergio Arroyo
"Mechanisms underlying state-dependent modulation of cortical activity" 
May 19, 2014

Ryan Jackson
"Rotational Axes and Lever Arms for the Middle-ear Ossicles of Several Land Mammals"
April 18, 2014

Alisa Mueller
"Molecular regulation of muscle-resident mesenchymal stem cells"
April 18, 2014

Kipp Weiskopf
"Making Macrophanges “Eat” Cancer"
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aashish Manglik 
"Structural dynamics of G protein-coupled receptor activation"
Friday, February 14, 2014

Aaron Ring
"Structure-based engineering of immunomodulatory agents for the treatment of cancer"
October 29, 2013

Andrew Lee
"Uses of Adult and Pluripotent Stem Cells for Treatment of Heart Disease" 
September 20, 2013

Lief Fenno
"Development of novel optogenetic and molecular tools and their appication to understanding the neurological basis of behavior"
August 16, 2013

Joanna Mattis
"Optogenetic tool development and interrogation of frequency-dependent signaling in the hippocamposeptal pathway"
July 29, 2013

Shoa Clarke
"Developmental enhancers: ancient origins, neofunctionalization, and pleiotropy"
May 17, 2013

Daniel Kimmel 
"Neural basis of value-based decision making"
May 17, 2013

Diane Tseng
"Anti-CD47 antibody-mediated phagocytosis of cancer by macrophages primes an effective anti-tumor T cell response." 
April 30, 2013

Congratulations!

November 2013

Aaron Ring (entering '08) and Kipp Weiskopf (entering '08) are named first place winners in the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

May 2013

Diane Tseng (class of 2013) Anti-CD47 antibody may offer new route to successful cancer vaccination

Joanna Mattis (entering '07) presents "Viral and Molecular Tools to Constrain Gene Delivery in the Brain", Bio-X Fellow Symposium 2013, Wednesday, June 26, 2:40 pm, Clark Auditorium