Francesca Boscolo, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Clyde Campbell, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

He plans to utilize his experiences to help develop new genetic tools to manipulate gene function and elucidate the mechanisms involved in diseases associated with the liver and pancreas.

Giuseppina Claps, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Giuseppina is interested in define specific markers for normal prostate stem cells (PSCs) applying new methods.

Paula Coutino, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Paula’s goal is to elucidate the individual role of Brm and Brg1-containing SWI/SNF complexes during myoblast differentiation.

Alessandra Dall'Agnese, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Roisin Delaney, M.Pharm

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Roisin Delaney will be researching the regulation of Ras signaling for cancer therapy.

Yi Ding, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Yi Ding is interested in understanding structure and function of membrane protein, especially bacterial membrane protein.

Lisa Elmen, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Lisa's research is focused on establishing the etiological role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Maria Fahd, BMedSci, MBBS

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Maria is interested in translational research in leukemia and lymphoma, cellular therapies, and transfusion medicine.

Sara Gelino, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Sara Gelino is interested in the role of autophagy in the longevity pathway of dietary restriction.

Lorenzo Giordani, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Lorenzo is interested in mechanism by which epigenetic events are integrated at the chromatin level to determine the sub-sets of genes that are expressed upon the commitment of embryonic or adult stem cells toward specific cell lineages.

Monica Gonzalez, B.S., M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

My research focuses on discovering caspase substrates critical in the cell survival function of caspase-8.

Gabriel Guerrero, B.A.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Gabriel’s research focuses on the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and the unfolded protein response (UPR) in the function and homeostasis of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs).

Mirco Guigli, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mirco is mainly interested in cell-image-based high content screens (HCS).

Anjali Gupta, B.S., M.S., M.B.A.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anjali is interested in studying genetics. She has a background in pharmaceutical research and marketing.

Janna Hachmann, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Janna Hachmann is interested in the oncogene known as MALT1, which plays a crucial role in certain forms of lymphoma.

Gianluigi Lichinchi, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Gianluigi is interested in understanding the mechanisms involving small RNAs and RNA-protein complexes in regulating HIV-1 cycle and host-pathogen interactions.

Jinsha Liu, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Jinsha aims to investigate the role of CDH13 and explore possible mechanisms in neuronal networks.

Marco Maruggi, B.S., M.Eng.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

As related to the pancreas, Marco is using the zebrafish model to identify and study these pathways regulating organ progenitor cell specification.

Wesley McKeithan, B.A.

Graduate Student

Wesley is focused on developing high throughput assays that measure cardiomyocyte action potential and calcium transient kinetics.

Angel Mei, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Angel is interested in drug development through fragment based design using NMR.

Saumya Nagar, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Saumya is interested in studying the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and the action of pro-electrophilic drugs in preventing apoptosis and promoting growth in such diseases.

Cameron Pernia, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Cameron is interested in utilizing these stem cell tools to elucidate how changes in the molecular biology of the brain results in complex changes in behavior and cognition.

Miguel Reina Campos, B.S., M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Miguel’s research is mainly focused on the study of the role of atypical PKC’s pathway in cancer and cellular homeostasis thorough the identification of selective substrates for this PKC subfamily.

Marisa Sanchez, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Marisa is studying how cells ensure their survival by adapting their gene expression in response to oxidative stress.

Khooshbu Shah, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Khooshbu is interested in re-creating ARVD/C in a dish with the use of induced pluripotent stem cells in order to evaluate potential therapies for the disease.

Stephen Soonthornvacharin, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Stephen is interested in employing a systems-based approach, which will integrate a series of functional genomics analyses to identify novel molecular factors in RIG-I-dependent type-I interferon signaling.

Victoria Thaney, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Victoria’s research is focused on pathological processes associated with human immunodeficiency virus-1(HIV-1) infection, in particular HIV-1 associated dementia (HAD).

Matthew Tierney, M.A.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Matthew is interested in investigating the microenvironmental cues and cell-autonomous features that influence the regenerative potential of these different populations.

Tiara Tirasawasdichai, B.A.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Tiara will be studying the metabolic dysregulation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) using patient-specific iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes.

Shabnam Vahidpour, M.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Agata Xella, B.S.

Graduate Student, Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

My research focuses on the signals that control cell growth and differentiation in the nervous system, and how these signals are dysregulated in brain tumors.
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