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MD-PhD Class of 2015 - Harvard Medical School
Academic Degrees/PhD Titles/Postgraduate Year Destinations

Vineeta Agarwala
B.S., Stanford University (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biophysics (2013)
DISSERTATION: Integrating empirical data and population genetic simulations to learn about the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine/Translational Investigator Program at Stanford University Programs, Stanford, CA

Sylvan C. Baca
B.S., Stanford University (2008)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2013)
DISSERTATION: Genomic analyses of primary prostate adenocarcinoma
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

John R. Dickson
B.S., Furman University (2006)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-BCMP (2013)
DISSERTATION: The Role of the Human Tau 3’-Untranslated Region in Regulating Tau Expression
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Neurology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Gilad D. Evrony
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2013)
DISSERTATION: Single-cell Sequencing Studies of Somatic Mutation in the Human Brain
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Pediatrics/Child Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital,
New York, NY
Child Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

William L. Hwang
B.S.E, B.S.E, A.B., Duke University (2006)
M.Sc., University of Oxford in Chemistry (2008)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biophysics (2013)
DISSERTATION: The mechanism and regulation of chromatin remodeling by ISWI family enzymes
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA

David J. Konieczkowski
A.B., Princeton University (2006)
M.St., University of Oxford (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-BCMP (2013)
DISSERTATION: Systematic approaches to overcoming limitations of MAPK pathway inhibition in melanoma
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA

Mark N. Lee
B.S., M.S., Yale University (2004)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Immunology (2013)
DISSERTATION: Genomic approaches to dissect innate immune pathways
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Pathology - Clinical at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Scott S. Lee
B.A., Harvard University (2003)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Health Policy (Management) (2015)
DISSERTATION: Three Field Experiments on Incentives for Health Workers
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Medicine-Primary/HVMA at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Jacob E. Lemieux
B.S., Stanford University (2007)
Ph.D., U Oxford (UK) in NIH-GPP (2012)
DISSERTATION: Gene Expression in P. falciparum: Statistical Patterns and Molecular Determinants
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Athar N. Malik
B.S., The Johns Hopkins University (2005)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neurobiology (2013)
DISSERTATION: Genome-swide identification and characterization of stimulus-responsive enhancers in the nervous system
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Neurological Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Xavier Rios Villanueva
B.S., University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (2005)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biophysics (2013)
DISSERTATION: Towards Multiplex Genome Engineering in Mammalian Cells
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Pediatrics/Scientist Development Program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Cameron Sadegh
B.S., B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2013)
DISSERTATION: Directed differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells into neocortical output neurons
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Neurological Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Diane D. Shao
B.S., B.A., Rice University (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2013)
DISSERTATION: Functional Genomics Approaches to Identify and Characterize Oncogenic Signaling
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Child Neurology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Kimberly L. Sue
B.A., Columbia University (2006)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Anthropology (2014)
DISSERTATION: Wicked Bad Habits: Governing Women on Heroin in the Carceral-Therapeutic State in Massachusetts
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Medicine-Primary at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Lee A. Wheeler
B.A./B.Sc. (Hon.), University of British Columbia (2006)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Immunology (2012)
DISSERTATION: CD4 aptamer-siRNA chimeras (CD4-AsiCs) knockdown gene expression in CD4+ cells in vivo
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Neurological Surgery at Cornell/Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

Michael H. Xiang
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2013)
DISSERTATION: Physiological and Pharmacological Regulation of the STAT3 Pathway in Cancer
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA
Radiation Oncology at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Yawei (Jenny) Yang
B.S., M.S., University of California, Los Angeles (2006)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS-Genetics (2013)
DISSERTATION: ZNF335: A Novel Regulator of Stem Cell Proliferation and Cell Fate in the Cerebral Cortex
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Pathology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Yanjia (Jason) Zhang
B.S., Yale University (2006)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BPH (2013)
DISSERTATION: Turning the tide against TB:  Remaking ineffective host defenses into mechanisms for tuberculosis control
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2015)
RESIDENCY: Pediatrics/Urban Health Advocacy-Boston MA


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