Arye Lipman ’08 is a Project Manager and Head of Pre-Clinical Development at ImaginAb Inc., a biotechnology company in the Los Angeles area. His research is focused on the use of antibody fragments for target specific imaging, utilizing modalities such as PET and SPECT. In the next few months, several fragments he helped to engineer will be heading into clinical trials.
Julie Garchow ’05 is a first year medical student at the University of Buffalo.
Danielle Whitehair ‘05 received a Masters in Public Health with emphasis in epidemiology from San Diego State University. Her paper, “Influence of Apolipoprotein E ε4 on rates of cognitive and functional decline in mild cognitive impairment,” has been accepted for publication in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Currently she is Assistant Project Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study in the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego.
Ziba Razinia ’03 is a graduate student in cell biology at Yale.
Ailin Barseghian El-Farra ‘02 writes: “I wanted to thank you for setting up forums to strengthen UCLA alumni connections, an area I feel we lacked in the UCLA community especially compared to our USC rivals. Since graduating from UCLA, I have earned an MD from New York Medical College and I am presently a second year internal medicine resident at UCI with aspirations to pursue a career in cardiology.”
Arta Lahiji ’01 received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2006, and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics Fellowship at Harvard Law School (with her research interests in children with special health care needs).
Robert T. De Forest ’99, MA ’06, MBA ’06 is Managing Principal with The Pinyon Group in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Brown ’96 Marine Bio, is the Ecosystem Scientist for the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN). She is responsible for developing and coordinating ecosystem assessments at both local and regional levels. These ecosystem models and condition reports help address resource management needs for integrated monitoring information. Additionally, Jennifer provides science support for the Marine Protected Areas MBNMS Action Plan through the development of data summaries and resource assessments. Jennifer earned a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research focused on evaluating the relative value of nearshore ecosystems at nursery grounds for juvenile flatfish.
Dennis Hwe-Yang Hong ’96 received a PhD in biology from UC San Diego in 2002. In addition to teaching biology at Palomar High School, he coaches a team to compete at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl each year, held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Pamela Chapman ’95 is a supervising epidemiologist with ChemRisk, a scientific consulting firm that specializes in using risk assessment methods to characterize and provide improved understanding of complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or radionuclides in a variety of potentially contaminated media.