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MD-PhD Class of 2016 - Harvard Medical School
Academic Degrees/PhD Titles/Postgraduate Year Destinations

Melis N. Anahtar
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Immunology (2015)
DISSERTATION: The contribution of cervicovaginal microbiota and hormonal contraceptives to genital inflammation and HIV acquisition risk
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Pathology-Clinical at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Joseph S. Bell
A.B., Harvard College (2003)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2015)
DISSERTATION: Non-linear stimulus integration in olfactory computation
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Neurological Surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Alona Birjiniuk
B.S., B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering (2015)
DISSERTATION: Particle tracking for understanding the properties and dynamics of bacterial biofilms
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Daniel B. Chonde
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Biophysics (HST MEMP) (2015)
DISSERTATION: Improved PET Data Quantification in Simultaneous PET/MR Neuroimaging
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCIES: Transitional/Brockton-BIDMC at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA
Radiology-Diagnostic at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Luciano F. Custo Greig
B.S., M.S., Yale University (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2015)
DISSERTATION: Transcriptional controls over specification of neocortical projection neuron subtype and area identity
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Transitional/Brockton-BIDMC at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Darja Djordjevic
B.A., Harvard College (2008)
M.A., École normale supérieure and École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France (2010)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Anthropology  (2016)
DISSERTATION: The Cancer War(d): Onco-Nationhood in Post-Genocide Rwanda
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP:  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Anna Cristina (Cristy) Garza-Mayers
B.A., Washington University (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2014)
DISSERTATION: ARF6 GTPase in Shigella infection via a positive feedback loop
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dermatology/Harvard Combined at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

William J. Gibson
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in HST MEMP (2015)
DISSERTATION: Evolution and vulnerabilities of somatic copy number alterations in cancer
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Morgan L. Hennessy
B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2009)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2015)
DISSERTATION: Function-specific serotonergic neurons in the control of breathing and body temperature
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Katie Lee Hwang
B.S., University of Minnesota (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2015)
DISSERTATION: The Metabolic Role of the Hippo Pathway in Liver Development and Cancer
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Radiation Oncology/BWH-Harvard at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Divya Jayaraman
A.B., Harvard College (2008)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2015)
DISSERTATION: The role of centriole biogenesis in control of brain size
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Child Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Wilson F. Kuswanto
B.S., University of California-San Diego (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Immunology (2015)
DISSERTATION: The regulatory T cell response to skeletal muscle injury and its decline with age
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine at Stanford University Programs, Stanford, CA

Alisha V. Ling
B.Sc., Columbia University (2009)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2015)
DISSERTATION: The Role of Hepatic FoxO1 in Insulin Resistance
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Justin H. Lo
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology in HST MEMP (2015)
DISSERTATION: Targeting nucleic acids for pancreatic cancer: disease modeling and therapy
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

James W. Luccarelli
B.S., M.S., Yale University (2010)
D.Phil. University of Oxford (UK) in Organic Chemistry, NIH GPP (2013)
DISSERTATION: Conformational Control by Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Peds/Adult/Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Jared R. Mayers
B.A., Williams College (2007)
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute in Technology in Biology (2015)
DISSERTATION: Whole body metabolic alterations as an early event in Kras-driven cancers
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Aaron L. Schwartz
B.A., Swarthmore College (2009)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Health Policy (Economics) (2015)
DISSERTATION: Measuring Health Care Quality and Value: Theory and Empirics
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Internal Medicine, HVMA Primary Care Track at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Priya Srikanth
B.A., Washington University (2008)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2015)
DISSERTATION: Schizophrenia-Relevant DISC1 Interruption Alters Wnt Signaling and Cell Fate in Human iPSC-Derived Neurons
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Neurology/BWH-MGH at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Michael W. Susman
B.A., Stanford University (2007)
Ph.D., Harvard University in Neuroscience (2015)
DISSERTATION: The Wnt5a-Ror Signaling Pathway in the Morphogenesis of the Embryo
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCY: Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Jennifer E. Yeh
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009)
Ph.D., Harvard University in BBS (2015)
DISSERTATION: Molecular Modulators of the Oncogenic Transcription Factor STAT3
M.D., Harvard Medical School (2017)
RESIDENCIES: Preliminary Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Dermatology/Harvard Combined at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


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