MD-PhD Class of 2010 | MD-PhD Class of 2009 | 2009 Class Book | Events: Celebrations

Jose Orlando Aleman   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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 Villasenor   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   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   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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