Alumni

Graduate and Medical Students

Name Years Current Position, Employer
Manuel Rodriguez 1994-1999 Vice President, Market Analysis and Strategy, Genentech
Michael Koehler 1994-1999 Senior Scientist, Genentech
Elizabeth Stebbins 1995-2001 Scientist, Johnson & Johnson
Stefan Siwko 1998-2005 Research Scientist, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Leon Chen 1998-2002 Venture Partner, OrbiMed Advisors
Rebecca Begley 2000-2004 Clinical Pharmacologist, Gilead Sciences
Christopher Murriel 2000-2006 Associate Director, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
Rachel Bright 2001-2005 Director, Alliance Management and Business Development, GRAIL, Inc.
Viktoria Kheifits 2001-2006 Director of Functional Biology, Alkahest, Inc.
Relly Brandman 2002-2006 Product Manager, Google
Lihan Sun 2005-2011 Portfolio Analyst, Marshall Wace
Niccolo Betti 2006 Head of QA Packaging, Release and Distribution, GSK
Federico Corti 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine
Natalia Berry 2006-2007 Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Julio Cesar Ferreira 2007-2009 Assistant Professor, University of Sao Paolo
Gordon Powers 2010-2011 MD student, Stanford University School of Medicine
Anna Cunningham 2012-2017 Computational Biologist, Driver
Opher Kornfeld 2013-2018 Senior Scientific Researcher, Genentech
Julie Saiki 2015-2018 Associate, McKinsey & Company

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Years Current Position, Employer
Simon Pitchford, Ph.D. 1989-1991 Chief Operating Officer, Homebridge, Inc.
Marie-Helene Disatnik, Ph.D. 1991-1994 Senior Scientist, Chemical and Systems Biology
Dorit Ron, Ph.D. 1991-1995 Professor in Residence, Neurobiology, UCSF
Bradley Smith, Ph.D. 1991-1995 Vice President, Drug Development Partnerships, Novaquest, Quintiles Transnational
John A. Johnson, Ph.D. 1992-1998 Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Augusta University
Clifford Chin, M.D. 1993-1994 Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy, Cincinnati Children’s
Mary O. Gray, M.D. 1993-1996 Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence, Lung Biology Center, UCSF
Michael Csukai, Ph.D. 1994-1998 Senior Technical Expert, New Technologies, Syngenta
Yuefeng Liu, Ph.D. 1997-1998 Scientist, Pan Pacific Pharmaceuticals
Martin Braun, M.D. 1997-1998 Physician, Cardiology, University of Heidelberg
Katrina Mackay, Ph.D. 1996-1999 Scientist, Biociences, Zeneca
Felix Lee, M.D. 1999-2001 Cardiologist, Heart Associates of Northern California
Hagit Peleg, M.D. 1999-2001 Physician, Hadasa Medical School
Deborah Schechtman, Ph.D. 1999-2004 Visiting Researcher, Yale School of Medicine
Hanita Khaner, Ph.D. 2000-2001 Associate Researcher, Hadassah University Hospital
Koichi Inagaki, Ph.D. 2000-2006 Cardiologist, Otsu Red-Cross Hospital
Alice Vallentin, Ph.D. 2002-2007 Researcher, Université de Montpellier
Tomoyoshi Koyanagi, Ph.D. 2002-2007 Associate Professor, Kyoto University
Jeewon Kim, Ph.D. 2004-2008 LSRA, Transgenic Service Center, Stanford University
Eric Churchill, Ph.D. 2005-2008 Associate Director – Global Training Lead, Takeda Oncology
Xin Qi, Ph.D. 2005-2011 Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Jianbo Dong, Ph.D. 2006-2007 Staff Scientist, UCSF
Stephanie Torreilles, DVM 2006-2010 Consultant Veterinarian, Diplomate ACLAM
Grant Budas, Ph.D. 2006-2010 Senior Research Scientist, Gilead Sciences
Suresh Palanyandi, Ph.D. 2006-2011 Senior Staff Investigator, Henry Ford Health System
Nir Qvit, Ph.D. 2008-2012 Assistant Professor, Bar-Ilan University
Eric R. Gross, M.D., Ph.D. 2009-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford
Gouri Yogalingam, Ph.D. 2009-2012 Senior Scientist, BioMarin
Danilo Medinas, Ph.D. 2010-2011 Senior Researcher, University of Chile
Julio Cesar Ferreira, Ph.D. 2010-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy – University of São Paulo
Leslie Cruz, Ph.D. 2011-2013 Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Natera
Sathish Manickam, Ph.D. 2011-2013 Unavailable
Inbal Maayan Haimovich, Ph.D. 2011-2014 Research Associate and Lab Manager, Stanford University
Andrey Malkovskiy, Ph.D. 2011-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Sunhee Hwang, Ph.D. 2012-2017 Senior Scientist, Mochly-Rosen Lab – Stanford University
Vanessa Olzon Zambelli, Ph.D. 2013 Research Scientist, Laboratory of Pain and Signaling, Butantan Institute
Lauren Van Wassenhove, Ph.D. 2013-2017 Unavailable
Luiz Bechara, Ph.D. 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of São Paulo
Justen Manasa, Ph.D. 2016 Assistant Professor, University of Zimbabwe
Ya-Ting Tu, Ph.D. 2016-2017 Unavailable

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Undergraduate Students

Name Current Position
Audrey Torrest UC Davis
Jeremy Baryza Senior Director, Chemical Biology, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Miriam Souroujon Dean of Research, Open University of Israel
Shonan Sho-Fellow Surgeon, UCLA Med School
Leo Lin MD/PhD Candidate, UC San Diego
Timothy Cheng Resident, Columbia University Med School
Daniel Cheng Thomas Jefferson Medical School
Florence Hsiao Applying for MD schools
Alice Zhang CEO & Co-Founder, Verge Genomics
Rebecca Chen Resident Physician, MetroHealth
July Lee Resident Physician, La Jolla, CA
Aishwarya Nene MPhil Candidate, University of Cambridge
Joseph Chen Scientist 1, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

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