IMSD Graduate Students

IMSD Program meeting

2017 IMSD Students

IMSD Program Meeting

2018 IMSD Students

IMSD Graduate Students

Karen Velez

  • Matriculated: 2022
  • Graduate Program: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Nina Amarandos

  • Matriculated: 2022
  • Graduate Program: Immunology
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Chisondi Warioba

  • Matriculated: 2021
  • Graduate Program: Medical Physics
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Nazik Elmekki

  • Matriculated: 2021
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Indya Weathers

  • Matriculated: 2020
  • Graduate Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Demet Arac
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Ashleigh Polo

  • Matriculated: 2020
  • Graduate Program: Neurobiology
  • Thesis Advisor: Alfredo Garcia
  • Thesis Project: Assessing metabolic changes in the hippocampus after intermittent hypoxia

Lucas Dyer

  • Matriculated: 2020
  • Graduate Program: Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: David Pincus
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Joash Lake

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Immunology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Rotating
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Santiago Acero Bedoya

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Cancer Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Rotating
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Julian Bertini

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Medical Physics
  • Thesis Advisor: Rotating
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Sarah Ann King

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Developmental, Regeneration, & Stem Cell Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Wu, Xiaoyang
  • Thesis Project:Designing skin grafts/ tissue engineering

Carlos Cortez

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Cell & Molecular Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Joe Thornton
  • Thesis Project: The Evolutionary Origin of Allostery and Heterotetramerization in Hemoglobin

Elena Cortes

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Biochem
  • Thesis Advisor: Engin Ozkan
  • Thesis Project: Molecular Analysis of Kainate Receptor Regulation by Neto Auxiliary Subunits

Roy Morgan

  • Matriculated: 2015
  • Graduate Program: Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Thesis Advisor: Barbara Kee
  • Thesis Project: Transcriptional Regulation of NKT Cell Development by Ets1 Transcription Factor

Elaine Kouame

  • Matriculated: 2016
  • Graduate Program: Immunology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Bana Jabri 
  • Thesis Project: The role of Reovirus in oral tolerance and celiac disease.

Lizette Zavala

  • Matriculated: 2022
  • Graduate Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Brandon Grandison

  • Matriculated: 2022
  • Graduate Program: Ecology and Evolutionary Sciences 
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Christian Checkcinco

  • Matriculated: 2021
  • Graduate Program: Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition 
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Joshua McKeever

  • Matriculated: 2020
  • Graduate Program: Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition 
  • Thesis Advisor: Andrew Koh
  • Thesis Project: Role of Vitamin D Receptor in Medullary Thymic Epithelial Cell Promiscuous Gene Expression

Claire Weeks-Young

  • Matriculated: 2021
  • Graduate Program: Human Genetics
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Jorden Lane

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Immunology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Daria Esterhazy
  • Thesis Project: Understanding how lymphatics shape immune microenvironments

Matthew McDonough

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Cell and Molecular Biology  
  • Thesis Advisor: Jonathan Staley
  • Thesis Project: Early transcription termination mediated by interrupted splicing

Jorge Alvarado

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Neurobiology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Demet Arac
  • Thesis Project: Modification of GPR56 Signaling via Synthetic Antibody Application

Victor Mendoza

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Mol. Metabolism & Nutrition 
  • Thesis Advisor: Lev Becker
  • Thesis Project: The immune system and its role in diabetes and heart disease

Carolina Castro-Rivera

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Neuroscience 
  • Thesis Advisor: Fred Garcia
  • Thesis Project: Effects of intermittent hypoxia in learning and memory

Martin Sepulveda

  • Matriculated: 2017
  • Graduate Program: Immunology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Marisa Alegre 
  • Thesis Project: Gut-restricted microbiota effect on  distal skin graft outcomes

Jimmy Elias

  • Matriculated: 2017
  • Graduate Program: Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Alex Ruthenburg
  • Thesis Project : Epigenetic gene regulation via non-coding RNAs

Evelyn Campbell

  • Matriculated: 2016
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Cathy Nagler 
  • Thesis Project: An Investigation on the Role of TLR4 signaling on Saa induction and allergy development

Nicole Arrellano

  • Matriculated: 2022
  • Graduate Program: Cancer Biology
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Ramses Ngachoko

  • Matriculated: 2021
  • Graduate Program: Computational Neuroscience
  • Thesis Advisor: TBD
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Rio Salazar

  • Matriculated: 2020
  • Graduate Program: Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Robert Carrillo
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Briana Banks

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Cancer Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Rotating
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Jasmine Fuerte-Stone

  • Matriculated: 2019
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology
  • Thesis Advisor: Rotating
  • Thesis Project: TBD

Noah Pena

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Thesis Advisor: Tao Pan
  • Thesis Project : Characterizing the function and mechanism of the low complexity regions of m6A reader protein YTHDC1

Anthony Osuma

  • Matriculated: 2018
  • Graduate Program: Neuroscience 
  • Thesis Advisor: Paschalis Kratsios
  • Thesis Project : Effects of disrupted oxygen homeostasis on hippocampal physiology

Maile Hollinger

  • Matriculated: 2017
  • Graduate Program: Immunology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Anne Sperling 
  • Thesis Project : Protection against allergic inflammation using bacterial exopolysaccharides

Edgar Correa

  • Matriculated: 2017
  • Graduate Program: Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Thesis Advisor: Paschalis Kratsios
  • Thesis Project: Sex-specific motor neuron development and maintenance

Alexis Thomas

  • Matriculated: 2016
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology
  • Thesis Advisor: Phoebe Rice
  • Thesis Project: Determining the regulation of SCC elements in Staphylococci spp