Team

 

Sahara Ali, she/they, Undergraduate Researcher

Psychobiology major, class of 2022, Regents Scholar, CARES Scholar, CARES Fellow

Shomik Ati, he/him, IBP MS student

BS, Psychology, University of Texas Austin, Integrative Biology and Physiology Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (2020-2021), IBP Fellowship (2022)

Alejandra Barón, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science major, class of 2022

Weronika Budek, IBP MS Student, Co-advised with Ed van Veen

Physiological Science major, class of 2022


Alexandra Cara, Ph.D., she/her, Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD in Molecular & Integrative Physiology with Dr. Carol Elias, University of Michigan

Stephanie Correa, PhD, she/her, Assistant Professor

PhD in Neurobiology & Behavior with Elizabeth Adkins-Regan and Patricia Johnson, Cornell University; Postdoc w/ Holly Ingraham, UCSF, stephaniecorrea [at] ucla [dot] edu

Laura Cortés, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD in Neuroscience with Dr. Nancy Forger at Georgia State University, NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00)

Elizabeth Dilday, M.D., Research Fellow

MD, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Internship & Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Jackie Gallardo-Beltrán, she/they, Undergraduate Researcher

Psychology major, Biomedical Research minor, class of 2023

Maria Fernanda Martignago Cassol, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science major, class of 2023

Megan Massa, she/her, PhD candidate, Neuroscience; BA, Neuroscience, Minor in English, Bowdoin College

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2021 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, SBN New Investigator Award, CTSI Core Voucher Award, Sex Differences in Metabolic Syndrome SCORE Pilot & Feasibility Grant

Amanda Misquez, IBP MS Student

BS, Physiological Science, UCLA, Undergraduate Researcher in Correa Lab, 2020-2021

Jae Park, M. S., Lab Manager

IBP MS student (2017- 2019), Dean’s Tuition Fellowships (2017 & 2018)

MS, Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA; BS, Biomedical Science, Minor in Nutrition, University at Buffalo

Kelsey Perlman, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Psychobiology major, class of 2024

 

Norma Sandoval, she/her, MCIP PhD student

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship, Graduate Division Dean’s Scholar Award

BS, Physiological Science, UCLA

Rachel Scott, she/her, MCIP PhD student

Cota Robles Fellowship, NIH-NIA Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

BS, Physiological Science & BA Ethomusicology, UCLA

Paul Vander, he/him, MCIP PhD student

BS, Biology, University of Michigan

Ed van Veen, Ph.D., he/him, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

PhD, Molecular Biology, MIT; vanveen [at] ucla [dot] edu

 

Adriana Vree, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science major, class of 2023

 

Former Postdoc and Graduate Students

Zhi Zhang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2021), AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center Young Investigator Award, now Young Associate Investigator, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai.

Laura Kammel, Ph.D., MCIP PhD student (2017-2019), Postdoctoral Scholar (2019), NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Hyde Fellowship, Brain Research Institute Research Grant. Now Postdoctoral Fellow in the Single Cell Dynamics Group (PI Joseph Rodriguez, PhD) at NIEHS.

John DiVittorio, IBP MS student (2018-2020), 2020 Distinguished TA award, now Technical Applications Specialist at Chai bio.

Jae Park, M.S., IBP MS student (2017- 2019), Dean’s Tuition Fellowships (2017, 2018), now Staff Research Associate in Correa Lab.

Former Undergraduates

Alexia Joseph, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology major, class of 2021, MCDB Highest Departmental Honors, MCDB Senior Research Award, Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, 2021 Chancellor’s Service Award

Nilla Sivakumar, Neuroscience major, class of 2020, Summer 2019 Scheibel Neuroscience Scholar, 2020 Science Dean’s Prize winner, Regents Scholar. Now research technician at UCSF.

Bethlehem Tesfaye, Physiological Science major, class of 2019, Post-graduate Researcher (2019-2020), 2019 IBP poster award. Now medical student at UC Irvine.

Nathan Sanchez, Neuroscience major, class of 2020. Now medical student at UCSF.

Kathleen Leon, summer 2019, SPUR-LABS program. Now PhD student at UC Irvine.

Alexa-Rae Wheeler, summer 2019, Neuroscience Scholars Program. Now PhD student at UT Austin.

Jose Mendez Avila, Psychobiology major, class of 2020, Dean’s Award for Life Science Research 2018-2019.

Carolina de la Cruz, Biology Major, class of 2019, CAMP Scholar.

Noah Kauss, Psychology major, class of 2019.

Chiara Rebagliati, Physiological Science major, class of 2019.

Trpti Sanghvi, Neuroscience major, class of 2019.

Patricia Bunda, MCDB major (Highest Departmental Honors), class of 2018, 2018 Bruin Day Ambassador, 2018 Dean’s Prize Winner, now MSTP student at Yale.

Audrey Magsig, Computational and Systems Biology major, class of 2020, now PhD student at UCSF.

Patrick Chin, Physiological Science major, 2016-2018, now MD student at DGSOM.

Selena Gonzalez, Neuroscience major, 2016-2017, CARES Scholar, 2017 Dean’s Prize Winner, now research technician at Stanford.

Former Staff

Mai Tran, Laboratory Assistant (2016), now PhD student at Scripps Institute

Michelle Reid, Laboratory Assistant (2016-2017), now PhD student at UC Berkeley