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Tri Dao


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: I hope that I will work with AI after college.

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My main interests are helping the environment and artificial intelligence. I am currently apart of the University's compost program. I am also learning the basics of coding, such as Java and Python.

Skills: Communication, Teamwork, Digitally Fluent(Excel, Word), Python, Critical Thinking

MARIA ALARCON

I am a neurobiology major interested in how the mind and the brain function together

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience, Psychology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: I aspire to become a top surgeon or researcher

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: medicine, autism, the functions of the brain and mind, antiaging research, surgery, travel.

Skills: bilingual: English and Spanish, organized, self-managed, resilient, tech-savvy

WUJI JIANG


Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Molecular Synthesis

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: research in neurobiology


Academic and/or Professional Interests: independent research project in neurobiology

Skills: Immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, Confocal microscopy, Microtome, Data analysis

KAYLA ROGERS

There is more than one way to solve a problem

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Lab Researcher or neurosurgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in mental disorders and the affect of diseases on the brain. I am also interested in human behavior.

Skills: Communication, leadership skills, problem-solving, time management, flexibility

CHRISTINE KESHISHYAN

Just a student with a desire to learn and experience everything this beautiful world has to offer.

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Doctor


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I want to participate in research, learn about the different areas of science and medicine, and fulfill my deep interests in the many, diverse fields of medicine.

Skills: Reliability, Dedicated and Quick Learner, Communicative, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Sense of Humor

DANIEL NARANJO

Hard-working, focused, very energetic. Passionate for gaining new understandings and kills.

Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Physician or Academic

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Cognition, how esoteric processes translate to humanity. A goal in my life is to try and contribute positively to the lives of everyone I meet.

Skills: Writing/Editing, programming, interpersonal, multilingual, teaching/instruction

YUXUAN YUE

Enthusiastic future researcher

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: reseach in the field of neuroscience, psychology


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I’m interested in laboratories in the field of biology, especially neurodegenerative disease and mental disorders. I want to bring people to the awareness of the seriousness of mental illness.

Skills: Lab experience in genetics and neuroscience, dedicated, fast learner, self-promoting, energetic

Brandon Gonzalez

3rd year Biochem with Computer Science

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Graduate school then research

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in synthetic biology, immunology, oncology and computer related biology.

Skills: qPCR, HPLC, biochemical assays, Java, Python, R, machine learning

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

IULIA DINESCU


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Physician, Research in neuroscience


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am majoring in neuroscience because this field allows me to combine my interests in biology and psychology. I would like to learn more about mental disorders and how the brain works.

Skills: I am a dedicated and organised person who learns fast.

MATTHEW KOESTER

Healthcare and mental health professional

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Science

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: Explore neural underpinnings of cognition/behavior

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Looking to develop a better understanding of psychological information and neurological underpinnings of cognition and behavior.

Skills: Observant, Research Oriented, Analytical, Hospitality Service, Interpersonal skills, Leadership

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

SARAH KINNEY


Major: Electrical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Research and development of medical devices.

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First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I want to get my bachelors in electrical engineering primarily in a mixture of devices and materials and machine learning. In the future I want create a startup which will design medical devices.

Skills: Java experience, Previous research experience, Ability to work long hours

Eduardo Casillas

There are 24 hours in a day, 1440 minutes, 86400 seconds. How can I help?

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Serve my community as a medical doctor.

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Aiming to use my skills to conduct research in a rapidly advancing medical field, advance to medical school, and serve my community as a medical doctor.

Skills: Hard working, Resourceful, Independent, Communication, Organization

ADRIENNE AHO

I am a hard worker who is eager to learn and improve as a scholar.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Doctor MD

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: - Medicinal research - Neurobiology and behavioral research - Molecular biology - Laboratory experience

Skills: Critical thinking, Diligence, Communication, Charisma, Reliability

Elizabeth Peek


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: I am hoping to go into clinical psychology.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in aging in all its forms -- biological, medical, health (including public and mental), law, and ethics. I am particularly interested in caretaking and caretaker burnout.

Skills: Classical Statistics, Office Management, Experiment Design, Peer Mentoring, Event Planning

Raymond Hallmen


Major: Cognitive Science (Neuroscience)

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

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First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in research related to psychology, neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and anything inbetween. Majority interest in pursuing a clinical psychology PhD program.

Skills: Empathy, individual and team-work, Excellent communication, Professional aptitude, Patience

Frederic Matalon

Hardworking veteran a biology undergraduate looking for research oppurtunities

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Medicine, primary care or epidemiology


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Research, would love to work with CRISPR or any Neuroscience research

Skills: EMT certified, some lab experience , solid chemistry and biology background

Jiayan Tan

McNair Scholar; State Lab (UCSF) summer.2015; Guo Lab (UCSF) summer.2017

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Cardiovascular Research/Cardiology

First Generation Student


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in learning research techniques and the different approach toward science/clinical research

Skills: microscopy& immunohistochemistry stain &DNA assembly&purification;cell culture;PCR; assays

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

Emily Pettitt

Eager to learn, motivated to help, excited to greet new opportunities.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Aspiring to pursue a job in the medical field.


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Pursuing degrees in Neuroscience & Physiology and Cognitive Science, seeking experience/position enabling laboratory and research opportunities, as well as hands on experiences in a clinical setting.

Skills: Lab experience, Autodidactic, Ability to Work Under Pressure, Communication, Adaptability

AVANI MYLVARA


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Career as Physician, focused on Neurology


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I hope to pursue a career in medicine, but specifically in neurology and would love to perform research in any biological field.

Skills: Communication, Leadership, Organization, Public Speaking, Spanish

Scott Sun


Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Pediatrician


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Volunteering in lab or hospital settings to gain a sense of my career path. I wish to join a lab and a team to increase my breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of biology.

Skills: Personable, Punctual, Responsible, Honest, Flexible

Portfolium: Portfolium Profile

ZIHAO KONG


Major: Electrical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: develop my own software or hardware for market

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: ..

Skills: Java, Unity, C, Arduino, game music composing

RAHUL SHAMARAYAR

Looking for biology-related research as an opportunity to learn more and make discoveries.

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Surgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Interested in topics of medicine, neurobiology, and animal research.

Skills: Responsible, Inquisitive, Dedicated, Quick learner, Know basic lab skills (pipet, gels, etc.)

DAN LY

Judge me not from my merits and qualifications, but from my ambition and intentions.

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Doctor, Dentist, Research Scientist

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My intentions are to spread and progress the idea of health in whichever way possible.

Skills: Organized, goal-driven, empathetic

Jiawei Shen


Major: Mathematics (Applied), Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: computational neuroscientist/neural engineer


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Academic and/or Professional Interests: Combine cellular neuroscience and mathematical modeling knowledges to analyze and explain phenomena observed in the nervous system as a computational neuroscientist/neural engineer.

Skills: Proficiency in bio lab, statistical and stochastic analysis, cellular neuroscience and biochemistry.

KEVIN KAHRU


Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, History

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Career Goal: -

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry research.

Skills: Hard Working

ZHONGMOU JIN


Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: research


Academic and/or Professional Interests: human bio related research, interested in cancer (ontology) researches and stem-cell researches

Skills: cell-culture experience; genetic experiment experience(PCR, qPCR, Western blot)

Kimberly Apolonio

Physiology and Neuroscience Student at University of California, San Diego

Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Career Goal: Medical Doctor


Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in the nervous system, and am searching for opportunities to learn more about the brain outside of the classroom setting.

Skills: Communicative, adaptable, good time management, independent, determined

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile

DATSY TAMAI


Major: Physiology and Neuroscience

Expected Graduation Year: 2022

Career Goal: Neuroscientist and researcher

Underrepresented Student

First Generation Student


Academic and/or Professional Interests: Biology, Pre-Med

Skills: Teamwork, Initiative, Passion, Organization, and Problem-Solving

GARRETT WARD

Pre-Med Biochemistry major wanting to learn from any internship position

Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: Surgeon


Academic and/or Professional Interests: My academic interests include biochemistry and organic chemistry, and the application of these subjects in the lab or a patient care.

Skills: Determination, Integrity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Leadership

QICHUN GUI


Major: Electrical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Career Goal: hardware Engineer in chip companies

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Academic and/or Professional Interests: I am interested in communication chips and gaming GPUs.

Skills: Analog circuit labs by verifying circuit theories on breadboard.