Alumni

PRE-FACULTY FELLOWS:

  1. Yujie Liu, PhD (2009, postdoctoral fellow) accepted an Assistant Professor Position at Guangzhou Hospital affiliated with Sun Yat-sen University, China in 2010

  2. Valeria Mezzano, MD, PhD (2009-2013, postdoctoral fellow), accepted a Research Scientist position at New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA in 2013

  3. Robert Lyon, PhD (2009-2014, postdoctoral fellow) accepted a Senior Scientist (Translational Genetics) position at Millennium Health, currently Medical Science Liaison II at Genentech 

  4. Fabian Zanella de Sa, PhD (2010-2015, postdoctoral fellow), accepted a Director of Cell Biology position at Stemonix, Inc.

  5. Riccardo Contu, PhD (2012-2014, postdoctoral fellow), accepted Research Scientist position at Stemonix, Inc. in 2016

  6. Michael Song, MD, PhD (2017-2018), currently an internal medicine resident at Scripps Memorial Hospital

  7. Yan Liang, PhD (2015-2021, postdoctoral fellow, project scientist), currently Senior Scientist at Cytovia Therapeutics

 

MEDICAL STUDENT TRAINEE:

  1. William Auyeung (2011-2012), committee member and co-mentor for independent study project, 3rd year medical student at UCSD 

  2. Michael Song, PhD (2014, Winter quarter), mentor for independent study research project, 4th year medical student at Wayne State University

 

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAINEES: 

  1. Jason Pellman (2010-2017), graduate student mentor​

  2. Nirosh Mataraarachchi (2018-2021), Master's Student in Biology

  3. William H. Bradford (2016-2021), graduate student mentor 

VISITING TRAINEES:

  1. Anel Lizcano, PhD (2014-2017), currently a member of Dr. Varki’s lab and an IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow

  2. Diogo Biagi (2012 summer), Ph.D. student from Dr. Alexandre Pereira’s laboratory at the Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  3. Sehyo Yune (2013 summer, UCSD), senior medical resident at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea.

  4. Abdullah Aljudaibi (2022 winter), medical resident at UCSD 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TRAINEES: 

  1. Laura Gilbert (2011 summer volunteer), senior at Escondido High School

  2. Solana Garcia (2015-2017, volunteer), junior at Torrey Pines High School 

  3. Amanda Tanaka (2017-2019, volunteer), junior at Canyon Crest Academy High School 

  4. Clair Ma (2018 summer, volunteer), junior at Westview High School

  5. Jessica Jiang (2019 summer, volunteer), senior at Westview High School

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAINEES: 

  1. Katherine Banares (2007-2009), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  2. Ronald Vasquez (2007, summer) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, junior at University of Chicago      

  3. Jason Pellman (2007-2010), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  4. Paula Magee (2009 summer) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, junior at Winston-Salem State University 

  5. Patrick Lee (2009-2011), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab and pursued BISP 196 senior honor thesis in Sheikh Lab from 2009-2010

  6. Alisha Gordy (2010 summer) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, junior at Howard University

  7. Javier Otero (2011 summer) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, freshman at University of Puerto Rico

  8. Diego Avellandeda (2011 summer volunteer), junior at San Jose State University

  9. Katherine Chan (2011-2012), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab and pursued BISP 199 in Sheikh Lab in 2011

  10. Dylan Voss (2011-2012), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab 

  11. Saida-Gracia Perez (2011-2012), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  12. Allan Castaneda (2009-2013), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab, Recipient of the 2010 UCSD Chancellor’s Research Scholarship and 2011 American Heart Association Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

  13. Christine Yoo (2010-2013), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  14. Angela Dinhson (2012-2015, UCSD), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  15. Afomia Mesfin (2012 summer), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, junior at UCSD, (2012 fall, UCSD) pursued BISP 199 in Sheikh lab (2012 winter), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab (2012-2014)

  16. Kevin Tenerelli (2013 summer), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, sophomore at Palomar University

  17. Maheen Abbassi (2013-2014), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  18. Fadi Eli (2014, UCSD), MED199 & BISP199 student

  19. John Oberly (2014-2015, UCSD), volunteer and BISP199 student in the Sheikh Lab

  20. Nickolas Nguyen (2014-2015, UCSD), volunteer in the Sheikh Lab

  21. Assata Pyatt (2015 summer, UCSD), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, junior at Bowie State University

  22. Allyse Zondlak (2016 summer, UCSD), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, junior at Adrian College

  23. Randy Tsai (2016, UCSD), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  24. Julia Oh (2015-2016, UCSD), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  25. Daniel (Quan) Nguyen (2014-2017, UCSD), volunteer and BISP199 student in Sheikh Lab

  26. Celia Gonzalez (2016-2018, UCSD), lab assistant in the Sheikh Lab

  27. Jocelyn Baquier (2017 summer, UCSD), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, sophomore at Barry University

  28. Mandy Che (2017 summer, UCSD), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the AHA undergraduate training program, sophomore at Barry University 

  29. Solana Garcia (2018 summer, UCSD), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the AHA undergraduate training program, sophomore at Northeastern University

  30. Sophie Siemsgluess (2019 summer, UCSD), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the AHA undergraduate training program

  31. Polina Guseva (2019 summer, UCSD), volunteer research assistant in Sheikh Lab

  32. Stella Chen (2021-2022 spring, UCSD), lab assistant in Sheikh Lab