Stephanie Correa, PhD, she/her, Associate Professor

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

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

Alexandra Cara, Ph.D., she/her, Postdoctoral Scholar, Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center Young Investigator Award

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

Laura Cortés, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00), LIFT-UP Pilot Award

PhD in Neuroscience with Dr. Nancy Forger at Georgia State University

Krisha Aghi, PhD, she/her, Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD in Neuroscience with Dr. Ehud Isacoff, UC Berkeley

Norma Sandoval, she/her, MCIP PhD candidate

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

BS, Physiological Science, UCLA

Paul Vander, he/him, MCIP PhD candidate

American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2023-2025)

BS, Biology, University of Michigan

Rachel Scott, she/her, MCIP PhD candidate

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

BS, Physiological Science & BA Ethomusicology, UCLA

Amanda Misquez, IBP MS Student co-advised with Ed van Veen

BS, Physiological Science, UCLA, Undergraduate Researcher in Correa Lab, 2020-2021, IBP Fellowship 2023

Weronika Budek, IBP MS Student in van Veen Lab

Physiological Science major, class of 2022

Adriana Vree, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science major, class of 2023

Maria Fernanda Martignago Cassol, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science major, class of 2023, Jeannette Duval Scholarship

Jackie Gallardo-Beltrán, she/they, Undergraduate Researcher in van Veen Lab

Psychology major, Biomedical Research minor, class of 2023

Kelsey Perlman, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Psychobiology major, class of 2024

Hannah Azadi, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher in Van Veen Lab

Physiological Science Major, class of 2023

Mia Hansen, she/her,  Undergraduate Researcher
Physiological Science major, class of 2025

Samiha Molla, she/her/hers, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science Major, Spanish Minor, Class of 2024

Alauki Patel, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science Major, Class of 2024

Sam Duong-Brett, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Human Biology and Society major, Global Health minor, Class of 2024

Alexandra Ahlschlager, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher,

Physiological Science major, Class of 2024

Sakina Rashid, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Neuroscience Major, Global Health Minor, Class of 2024, Scheibel Scholar (Life Science Dean’s Award for Neuroscience Research)

Nathan Robbins, he/him, Undergraduate Researcher in Van Veen Lab

Physiological Sciences Major, Class of 2023

Megan Singer, she/her, Undergraduate Researcher

Physiological Science Major, Class of 2024


Former Postdoc and Graduate Students

Shomik Ati, he/him, IBP MS student (2020-2023), BS, Psychology, University of Texas Austin, Integrative Biology and Physiology Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (2020-2021), IBP Fellowship (2022)

Megan Massa, PhD, Neuroscience IDP Student (2017-2022), CUTF Fellow, 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, now Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College.

Elizabeth Dilday, M.D., Research Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility practice

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 Andrea Hevener’s lab in the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Former Undergraduates

Emnete Abraham, class of 2023, Health Science Major, Biology and Chemistry double minor, Howard University. Summer 2022 BRI UC-HBCU Pathways Program

Alejandra Barón, Physiological Science major, class of 2022, Dean’s Science Prize

Sahara Ali, Psychobiology major, class of 2022, Regents Scholar, CARES Scholar, CARES Fellow. NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

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. Now medical student at Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida

Nilla Sivakumar, Neuroscience major, class of 2020, Summer 2019 Scheibel Neuroscience Scholar, 2020 Science Dean’s Prize winner, Regents Scholar. Now PhD student 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. Now MS student in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics at the University of Padua.

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 Science Prize, now PhD student at UC San Diego.

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