Year/Program: GR2 — Computational and Systems Biology Hometown: Durango, Mexico Hobbies: Backpacking, traveling, CPY, learning new languages, trying new coffee places, painting, photography, and acting Favorite food: Tacos Research interests: Computational neuro-immunology for cognitive disorders Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry
Year/Program: GR4 — Molecular Genetics & Genomics Hometown: New York, NY Hobbies: Road biking, history, trivia, rabbit parenting Favorite food: Fried rice, ice cream, watermelon, and caramel M&M’s Research interests: I study diet and how it can shape the gut microbiota and host physiology, specially in the context of childhood undernutrition. Clinical interests: Internal Medicine (GI), Dermatology, and Radiology
Year/Lab: GR2 — Joe Dougherty Lab Hometown: Davie, FL Hobbies: Painting, hiking, weightlifting, martial arts Favorite food: Ramen Research interests: Neurodevelopment, health disparities, sex differences Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Pediatrics
Year/Program: GR3 — Computational and Systems Biology Hometown: East Lansing, MI Hobbies: Music (percussion), photography, cooking and baking, Magic: The Gathering, working out Favorite food: Carbs Research interests: Tumor heterogeneity of glioblastoma, specifically intratumor epigenomics and the role of histone post-translational modifications on therapeutic susceptibility. Clinical interests: Something procedural, something peds, probably involving the brain or gut.
Year: ME-3 Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine Hobbies: Long-distance cycling and bikepacking, cooking and hosting meals, photography, reading, board games, sailing Favorite food: Varenyki (Ukrainian dumplings) Research interests: Heart immunology and viral heart disease Clinical interests: Internal medicine or pediatrics
Lyra Morina (she/her)
Year: GR1 Hometown: Kosovo & Maryland Hobbies: Spin classes, yoga, running, reading, traveling and Instagram blogging (@mdeephdee) Favorite food: Imam bayildi (traditional eggplant dish) Research interests: Cancer immunology — developing cellular therapies Clinical interests: Internal Medicine — oncology
Year: GR3 Hometown: D.R. Congo and Boise, ID Hobbies: Dancing, cooking and eating, crochet. I love working out but not quite a hobby yet. Favorite food: Anything chicken, but I do like Indian food. Research interests: Host-pathogen interactions, especially in virology. Currently in Gaya Amarasinghe’s lab. Clinical interests: No idea. Maybe something with kids.