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MD-PhD Class of 2009 - Harvard Medical School

 

José Orlando Alemán, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. Cornell University 2001 in Chemical Engineering
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MEMP Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics Track) “Gluconeogenesis as a System: Development of in vivo Flux Analysis of Hepatic Glucose Production in Type 2 Diabetes
Mentor: Gregory Stephanopoulos, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at NYP Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY, NY.

Milan Bajmoczi, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S., B.A. University of Minnesota-Duluth 1998 in Biochemistry and French
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) “Internalization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Non-polarized and Polarized Epithelial Cells: a CFTR- and Caveolin-1-Dependent Process
Mentor: David E. Golan, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Vascular Surgery at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

Brinda Balakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2002 in Chemical Engineering
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP Chemical Engineering) “Computational Modeling of Local Intravascular Drug Delivery
Mentor: Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Business Development Manager at Genzyme Corp, Cambridge, MA and Associate at McKinsey & Col, Palo Alto, CA.

Yeang Howe Ch’ng, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S., M.S. Yale University 1999 in Biology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Functional Imaging of Cellular and Vascular Activity in Visual Cortex
Mentor: R. Clay Reid, M.D., Ph.D.
postpone radiology training for 1 year to pursue Fine Art Photography Internship, NY, NY.

Kyle Kai-How Farh, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. Rice University 2001 in Computer Science
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology) “Targeting and Function of Mammalian MicroRNAs
Mentor: David P. Bartel, Ph.D.
PGY1:  Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Adam Amiel Laufer Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. 
A.B. Princeton University 2001 in Biochemistry
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “Genomic dissection of receptor tyrosine kinase activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase in Drosophila
Mentor: Norbert Perrimon, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Lilit Garibyan, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. University of California-Los Angeles 2001 in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “The Role of TACI Mutations in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Mentor: Raif S. Geha, M.D.
PGY1:  Transitional at Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA;
PGY2:  Dermatology at Harvard Combined Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Georg Kurt Gerber, M.D., Ph.D.
B.A. UC Berkley 1999 in Mathematics
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST MEMP Computer Science & Medical Engineering) “Computational discovery of gene modules, regulatory networks and expression program”
Mentor: David Gifford, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Raj Kakkala Gopal, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. University of California-Irvine 2000 in Biological Sciences
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Regulation of DNA Double-Strand Break Repair by Parkin
Mentor: Bruce A. Yankner, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Brian Palmer Hafler, M.D., Ph.D. 
A.B. Princeton University 2000 in Molecular Biology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Transcriptional Regulation of Olig2 in Motor Neuron Development
Mentor: David H. Rowitch, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

John William Hanna, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. Stanford University 2001 in Biology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Cell and Developmental Biology) “Functional Analysis of Ubp6, a Proteasome-Associated Deubiquitinating Enzyme
Mentor: Daniel J. Finley, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Pathology (combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Todd Michael Herrington, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. Stanford University 1999 in Biology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Neuroscience) “Attentional Shifts in Parietal Cortex and Behavior
Mentor: John A. Assad, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Preliminary Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
PGY 2:  Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Kevin Robert King M.D., Ph.D.
B.S University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 1999
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MEMP Electrical and Bioengineering) “High-throughput microfluidic living cell arrays for spatiotemporal gene expression profiling”
Mentor: Mehmet Toner, Ph.D. and Martin L. Yarmush, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Vidyasagar Koduri, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. University of Chicago 1997 in Biological Chemistry
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Biophysics) “Folding and Maturation of Lipoprotein Receptors
Mentor: Stephen C. Blacklow, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Arindel S.R. Maharaj, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. SUNY at Stony Brook 2001 in Biochemistry and Anthropology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Pathology) “Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is Required for Vascular and Tissue Homeostasis
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Preliminary Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
PGY 2:  Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Anthony A. Philippakis, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. Yale University 1998 in Mathematics
M.Phil. Cambridge University 2000 in Mathematics
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Biophysics) “An Integrated Computational Approach for the Determination of Metazoan Cis Regulatory Codes and Cis Regulatory Modules
Mentor: Martha L. Bulyk, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Sashank K. Reddy, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.A. Johns Hopkins University 2000 in Biology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Biophysics) “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of the Anaphase-Promoting Complex
Mentor: Marc W. Kirschner, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Consulting, Boston, MA.

Lakshminarayan  Srinivasan, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S. California Institute of Technology 2002 in Electrical & Computer Engineering
S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology  2003 in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) “From Thought to Action
Mentor: Sanjoy K. Mitter, Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Transitional at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA;
PGY 2:  Radiology at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Elizabeth Harmon Stover, M.D., Ph.D. 
A.B. Harvard University 2000 in Biology
M.Phil. Cambridge University 2001 in Medical Sciences
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “FIP1L1-PDGFRalpha, a tyrosine kinase fusion protein involved in chronic eosinophilic leukemia
Mentor: D. Gary Gilliland, Ph.D., M.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Zuzana Tothova, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.A. Williams College 2001 in Biology and Chemistry
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Genetics) “The Role of Forkhead Transcription Factors in Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis
Mentor: D. Gary Gilliland, Ph.D., M.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Jennifer Villaseñor, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.A., B.A. University of California-Berkeley 1999 in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Emphasis in Immunology, and Psychology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “The repertoire of Aire-regulated peripheral tissue antigens in single thymic medullary epithelial cells
Mentor: Diane J. Mathis, Ph.D. and Christophe O. Benoist, M.D., Ph.D.
PGY 1:  Preliminary Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.
PGY 2:  Dermatology at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Medical Education Program, Philadelphia, PA.

Marc Nathan Wein, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.S., M.S. Yale University 2002 in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
PhD Dissertation: Harvard University (Division of Medical Sciences – Immunology) “Regulation of Immunobiology and Skeletal Biology by the Zinc Finger Adaptor Protein Schnurri-3
Mentor: Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
PGY 1:  Internal Medicine at Massachustts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Shannon Christine Wieland, M.D., Ph.D. 
B.A. Ohio State University 1999 in DBL MAJ SCI
PhD Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mathematics) “Computational, Statistical and Graph-Theoretical Methods for Disease Mapping and Cluster Detection
Mentor: Bonnie Berger, Ph.D. and Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D.
PGY 1:  Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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