First Years


Norayr Arabatlian
B.A., Molecular & Cell Biology (2021) - University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Research:

Muscular Dystrophy

Faculty Mentor: Professor Rachelle H. Crosbie
Sherwin Atighetchi
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Reelin Signaling Pathway, itch, and the spinal cord

Faculty Mentor: Professor Patricia E. Phelps
Cameron Gill
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Integrative Multiomics/Systems Biology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Xia Yang
Nina Gilshteyn
B.S., Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Bioinformatics epigenetics

Faculty Mentor: Professor Eric Deeds
John Harvey
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

The effects of different light temperatures and intensities on the entrainment and disruption of circadian rhythms in mammals.

Faculty Mentor: Professor Chris Colwell
Mary Hovanesyan
B.A., Biology (2020) - California State University, Northridge
Thesis Research:

Neurology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Tom Carmichael
Shirin Khosravi
B.A., Molecular & Cell Biology (2019) - University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Research:

Learning and memory research

Faculty Mentor: Professor David Glanzman
Tyler Kramer
B.S., Biomolecular Science (2021) - University of Michigan
Thesis Research:

Vestibular Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larry Hoffman
Catherine Li
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Mouse model of neurodegenerative disorders and their effects on circadian rhythms

Faculty Mentor: Professor Chris Colwell
Yaochi Li
B.S., Biology (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Professor Stephanie White
Jasmine Louie
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Reelin signaling pathway in the mice olfactory nervous system

Faculty Mentor: Professor Patricia E. Phelps
Michelle Ma
B.S., Physiological Science & Neuroscience (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Cerebral Palsy, satellite cells

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel Thompson
Tierra Parker
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Sex differences in physiology and disease

Faculty Mentor: Professor Art Arnold
Ellie Schmidtke
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Sex differences

Faculty Mentor: Professor Art Arnold
Stacy Tletlepantzi
B.S., Biological Sciences (2020) - University of California, Merced
Thesis Research:

Diabetic/Obesity Research

Faculty Mentor: Professor Claudio Villanueva
Peter Tran
B.S., Physiological Science (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Liver Endocrinology and Metabolism

Faculty Mentor: Professor Andrea Hevener
Sophia Villanueva
B.S., Biochemistry (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Circadian Biology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Chris Colwell
Netpheel Wang
B.S., Physiological Science (2022) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Olfactory epithelium of Dab1 mutant mice

Faculty Mentor: Professor Patricia E. Phelps
Qingwen Xie
B.S., Biochemistry-Molecular Biology (2020) - University of California, Santa Barbara
Thesis Research:

Adipogenesis/Lipid Accumulation

Faculty Mentor: Professor Amy Rowat

Second Years


Roberta Alessi
B.S., Food Science and Human Nutrition (2017) - Universita Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma M.S., Food Science and Human Nutrition (2020) - Universita Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma
Thesis Research:

Aging

Faculty Mentor: Professor David Walker
Francisco “Pancho” Alvarez
B.S., Neuroscience (2015) - Bucknell University; M.S., Teaching (2017) - Fordham University
Thesis Research:

Cell Mechanobiology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Amy Rowat
Lorna Barrall
B.S., Physiological Science (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Neuropharmacology and Behavioral Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Professor Catherine Cahill
Weronika Budek
B.S., Physiological Science (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Neuroendocrinology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Ed van Veen
Bryanna Chavez
B.A., Molecular & Cell Biology (2018) - University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Research:

Fibroblast Mechanobiology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Amy Rowat
Diego Cortez-Delgado
B.S., Neuroscience (2020) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Multiple Sclerosis

Faculty Mentor: Professor Rhonda Voskuhl
Matthew Do
B.S., Physiological Science (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Physiology and Immunology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Yousang Gwack
Brian Kearney
B.A., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology - Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology (2021) - University Colorado
Thesis Research:

Electrophysiology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Stephanie White
Lorin Kirmizi
B.S., Biological Science (2020) - University of California, Irvine
Thesis Research:

Integrative Multi-Omics and System Biology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Xia Yang
Julie Martinez
B.S., General Biology (2021) - University of California, San Diego
Thesis Research:

Cardiac Developmental Biology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Pearl Quijada
Amanda Misquez
B.S., Physiological Science (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Neuroendocrinology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Ed van Veen
Ali Pahlevan
B.S., Cognitive Science (2020) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Ophthalmology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Yi-Rong Peng
Michael Quicho
B.S., Physiological Science (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Microbiome

Faculty Mentor: Professor Elaine Hsiao
Trina Sanyal
B.S., Psychobiology (2021) - University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Research:

Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Professor Ye Zhang
Hash Brown Taha
B.A., Psychology - Integrative Physiology - Neuroscience (2021) - University Colorado
Thesis Research:

Neurodegenerative Tauopathies and Synucleinopathies

Faculty Mentor: Professor Gal Bitan
Jordan Tibbs
B.S., Biochemistry (2021) - The Catholic University of America
Thesis Research:

Mitochondrial Biogenesis

Faculty Mentor: Professor Carla Koehler

Continuing Students


Shomik Ati
B.S., Psychology (2020) - The University of Texas at Austin
Thesis Research:

Neuroendocrinology

Faculty Mentor: Professor Stephanie Correa
Scarlett Ramos Rodriguez
B.S., Biological Sciences (2019) - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thesis Research:

Parkinson's Disease

Faculty Mentor: Professor William Zeiger
Alisa Voll
B.A., Psychology (2009) - Brandeis University
Thesis Research:

Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Professor Catherine Cahill