Meant for Great Work

The Genetics and Genomics Home Area equips scientists with the computational, intellectual, and technological skills necessary to translate insights into innovations. Our alumni lead the field in advancing research techniques, understanding human disease, developing novel computational techniques, and improving patient care.

If you are an alumni of the Genetics and Genomics Home Area and would like your information to be added, changed, or removed, pleaseĀ contact us.

PhD Alumni

2023

Katie Leap

Katie Leap, PhD

Doctoral Alum

Maria Palafox

Maria Palafox, PhD

Doctoral Alum

2022

Marcus Alvarez

Marcus Alvarez, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Alex Chubick

Alex Chubick, PhD

Doctoral Alum

Minsoo Kim

Minsoo Kim, PhD

Medical Student

Christopher Robles

Christopher Robles, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Lisa Truong

Lisa Truong, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

2021

James Boocock

James Boocock, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Yonatan Cooper

Yonatan Cooper, PhD

Medical Student

Arun Durvasula

Arun Durvasula, PhD

Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kristina Garske

Kristina Garske, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jiajin Li

Jiajin (Albert) Li, PhD

Amazon Applied Scientist

Katherine Sheu

Katherine Sheu, PhD

Medical Student

Chantle Swichkow

Chantle Swichkow, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

2020

Qin An

Qin An, PhD

Salk Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Malika Kumar

Malika Kumar Freund, PhD

Stanford University Master's Student

Jazlyn Mooney

Jazlyn Mooney, PhD

University of Southern California Assistant Professor

2019

Liangke Gou

Liangke Gou, PhD

Novartis Senior Data Scientist

Ashot Papikian

Ashot Papikian, PhD

Inari Project Leader

2018

Catharine Krebs

Catharine Krebs, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Austin Quach

Austin Quach, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Alejandra Rodriguez

Alejandra Rodriguez, PhD

Amgen Consultant Scientist

2017

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Hayk Barseghyan, PhD

Children's National Medical Center Research Faculty Scholar

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Matthew Bramble, PhD

Children's National Medical Center Research Scientist

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Steven Klein, PhD

Medical Student

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Frank Lee, PhD

Celgene Scientist

2016

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Elina Nikkola, PhD

Fulgent Genetics Curation Scientist

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Jennifer Zieba, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Scholar

2015

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Christopher Sundberg, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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Paige Taylor, PhD

Invitae Clinical Genomics Scientist/Software Developer

2014

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Rui Luo, PhD

Amazon Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor-in-Residence

2013

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Lauren Csaki, PhD

Doctoral Alum

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Huanhuan (Mahsa) He, PhD

Sun Yat-Sen University Professor

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Jessica Lee, PhD

Haystack Sciences Scientist

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Lin Song, PhD

Invesco Principal Data Scientist

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Michael Yourshaw, PhD

University of Colorado Bioinformatician

2012

Valerie Arboleda

Valerie Arboleda, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Chaochao Cai, PhD

Facebook Senior Machine Learning Software Engineer

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Negar Ghahramani, PhD

Ambry Genetics Assistant Laboratory Technical Director

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Blake Haas, PhD

University of Kentucky Radiology Resident

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Tuck Ngun, PhD

Oracle Senior Data Scientist

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Imilce Rodiguez-Fernandez, PhD

Genentech Postdoctoral Scholar

2011

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Luz Orozco, PhD

Genentech Bioinformatics Scientist

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Michael Weinstein, PhD

Zymo Research Corporation Scientist

2010

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Michael Clark, PhD

Personalis Regulatory Affairs Director

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Tova Fuller, PhD

University of California San Francisco Assistant Professor

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Lilly Robino (Parr), PhD

University of Maryland Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Casey Romanoski, PhD

University of Arizona Assistant Professor

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Samuel Strom, PhD

Fulgent Genetics Lab Director

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Sulin Wu, PhD

Western Michigan University Medical Student

2009

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Aaron Day-Williams, PhD

Flagship Pioneering Consultant

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Christopher Plaisier, PhD

Institute for System Biology Senior Research Scientist

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Atila Van Nas, PhD

Doctoral Alum

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Daphna Weissglas-Volkov, PhD

MyHeritage Bioinformatician Scientist

2008

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Saunders Ching, PhD

Innovation Ventures Licensing Officer

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Allen Day, PhD

Google Science Advocate

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Jimmy Donkor, PhD

CEP America Emergency Medicine Physician

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Christopher (Danny) Eller (Idryo), PhD

Syapse Senior Software Engineer

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Shaun Fouse, PhD

FibroGen Senior Research Scientist

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Jenny Lee, PhD

Doctoral Alum

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Yohan Lee, PhD

Booz Allen Hamilton Associate

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Yin Shen, PhD

University of California San Francisco Assistant Professor

2007

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Mark Chin, PhD

AZ Biotherapeutics Bioinformatics Consultant

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Jian Feng, PhD

Florida State University Associate Professor

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Ali Kuraishy, PhD

Illumina Global Senior Product Manager

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Hane Lee, PhD

3billion Chief Genomics Officer

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Ramin Nazarian, PhD

Assistant Project Scientist

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Robert Riley, PhD

Amyris Bioinformatics Scientist

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Krzysztof Stanczak, PhD

Doctoral Alum

2006

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Gary Chen, PhD

SupplyFrame Platform Engineer

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Sudheer Doss, PhD

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Chief Data Officer

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Ganka (Nikolova) Douglas, PhD

GeneDx Whole Exome Sequencing Assistant Program Director

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Daria Estrada-Smith, PhD

Visiting Researcher

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Jimena Goldstine, PhD

CVS Health Executive Director

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Anita Iyer, PhD

Illumina Senior Scientist

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Rebecca Mar-Heyming, PhD

Counsyl Assistant Laboratory Director

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Jennifer Salstrom, PhD

Children's Hospital Colorado Fellow in Pediatrics

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Susanna Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Yan Zhao, PhD

Staff Research Associate

2005

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Denis Bronnikov, PhD

Roche Global Licensing Director

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William Freije, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Lisa Mee, PhD

University of California Irvine Research Specialist

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Kathy Niakan, PhD

Francis Crick Institute Group Leader

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Matthew Ogdie, PhD

Hub and Spoke Ventures Chief Scientific Officer

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Marta Starcevic, PhD

Amgen Principal Scientist

2004

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Phoebe Dewing Chang, PhD

Children's Oncology Group Director of Data Management

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Mark Goodarzi, PhD

Cedars Sinai Medical Center Eris M. Field Chair in Diabetes Research

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Talin Haritunians, PhD

Cedars Sinai Medical Center Assistant Professor

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Riki Ohira, PhD

Booz Allen Hamilton Lead Associate

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Jack Phan, PhD

University of Texas Assistant Professor

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Chris Ramsey, PhD

Accelerate Diagnostics Commercial Development Director

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Tao Shi, PhD

Celgene Principal Scientist

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Cho-Lea Tso, PhD

Associate Professor

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Nicholas Wang, PhD

Cepheid Senior Scientist

2003

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Daniel Chen, PhD

Ambry Genetics Lab Director and Point Director

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Brian Kirk Jordan, MD, PhD

Oregon Health and Science University Assistant Professor and Physician

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Vlad Kustanovich, PhD

Regulatory Coordinator

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Sonal Sheth-Schropfer, PhD

Sidwell Friends School Teacher

MS Degree Alumni

2014

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Mariela Martinez, MS

Maimonides Medical Center Urology Resident Physician

2009

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Robert Chin, MS

Complete Genomics Senior Research Associate

2008

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Jacqueline Duvall, MS

Pasadena City College Adjunct Faculty

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Alla Perlina, MS

Human Longevity Systems Biology Lead

2004

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John Ho, MS

Master's Alum

2002

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Sara Hammer Riordan, MS

Thermo Fisher Scientific IMPACT Program Clinical Director

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Jason Wilson, MS

Founding Knowledge Founder

2000

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Dong (Dora) Ding, MS

Gilead Sciences Biostatistics Manager

Ariadna Martinez

Ariadna Martinez, MS

Genetic Counselor