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MD-PhD Class of 2010 - Harvard Medical School
Academic Degrees/PhD Titles/Postgraduate Year Destinations

Rachel Anne Bortnick
B.A, University of Chicago (2001)
M.Phil, University of Cambridge (2002)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2009)
Dissertation: Genetic Dissection of the Dscam Pathway
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Training in Pediatrics in Freiburg, German

Hannah Han-Chun Chang
A.B., Princeton University (2003)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biophysics (2008)
Dissertation: Non-Genetic Heterogeneity in Mammalian Cell Fate Determination
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Ophthalmology at Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Stephen Jeffrey Huffaker
B.S., University of Wisconsin (2002)
Ph.D., University of Cambridge NIH-GPP in Neuroscience (2007)
Dissertation: Expression Profiling of Human Brain Tissue as a Means of Identifying Novel Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA

Onyinye Ijeoma Iweala
A.B., Harvard University (2002)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-Experimental Pathology (2009)
Dissertation: The enterohepatic microenvironment modulates immune responses to vaccination
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Nikola Kojic
B.S., University of California, Berkley (2000)
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in HST MEMP-Biomedical Engineering (2007)
Dissertation: Mechanotransduction via Airway Epithelial Cells: The Effect of Compressive Stress
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Postdoctoral Associate at Tufts University, Boston, MA

Ken Young Lin
B.A, B.S., Stanford Univeristy (2003)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biophysics (2008)
Dissertation: Molecular Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment: Implications on Therapy
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Medicine at University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Ophthalmology at University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA

Timothy Kuan-Ta Lu
S.B., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003)
Dissertation: Combating Biofilms and Antibiotic Resistance with Synthetic Biology
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in HST MEMP-Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (2008)
Assistant Professor of EECS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Kaveh Maghsoudi
B.A., Stanford University (1997)
M.S., Stanford University (1998)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biostatistics (2008)
Dissertation: Transcript mapping with Genome Tiling Microarrays
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Radiation Oncology at University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Alexander Marson
A.B., Harvard University (2001)
M.Phil, University of Cambridge (2003)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biology (2008)
Dissertation: Programming and Reprogramming Cellular Identity
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Samuel Yao-Ming Ng
B.S., B.A., University of Arizona (1998)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Immunology (2009)
Dissertation: Ikaros and Mi-2beta mediated hematopoietic lineage determination
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Kush M. Parmar
B.A., Princeton University (2002)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-Pathology (2008)
Dissertation: Kruppel-like factor 2 as a Central Link Between Blood Flow and Vascular Endothelial Function
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Associate at 5AM Ventures, Boston, MA

Carlos Ramon Ponce
B.S., University of Utah (2001)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2008)
Dissertation: Integrating Visual Information Through Parallel Pathways
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Pathology / Neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Chara Elaine Rydzak
B.A., B.A., Stanford University (2000)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Health Policy (2010)
Dissertation: The Application of Decision Analytic Methods to Diverse Public Health Problems in Underserved Populations
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Radiology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jubin Wonsun Ryu
B.A., B.S., Stanford University (2001)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biology (2008)
Dissertation: The Roles of Myosin II and Rap2 in Synaptic Structure and Function
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Transitional at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Dermatology (Molecular Medicine Research Program) at University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Vijay Ganesh Sankaran
B.A., M.S., University of Pennsylvania (2002)
M.Phil, University of Cambridge (2003)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-Genetics (2009)
Dissertation: Molecular Mechanisms of Erythropoiesis and Globin Gene Regulation
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Daniel Philip Seeburg
B.S., Duke University (2001)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biology (2007)
Dissertation: The Role of Polo-like kinase 2 in Synaptic Function and Plasticity
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Medicine at University of Maryland Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Radiology at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Ganesh Mani Shankar
B.A., Stanford University (2002)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2008)
Dissertation: Soluble Amyloid-beta Oligomers and Synaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Neurological Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Rebecca Joy Spencer
B.S., Washington University (1997)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-Genetics (2008)
Dissertation: Identification of an Xist RNA binding protein and a novel genetic element at the X inactivation center
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Mauro Walsh Zappaterra
B.S., University California, Los Angeles (1998)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-Genetics (2009)
Dissertation: Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Brain Development
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2010)
Residency: Preliminary Medicine at University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA


Key  
BBS: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
HSPH: Harvard School of Public Health
HST: Health Sciences and Technology
MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NIH-GPP: National Institutes of Health – Graduate Partnerships Program

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