M.D./Ph.D. Student Directory

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Undergraduate Institution: Ecole Polytechnique de Paris
Undergraduate Major: Mathematics, Physics
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - studying pediatric and adult H3K27M gliomas at the single-cell level
Ph.D. Lab: Blaser Lab, Rutgers CABM
Research Interest: Microbiome - oncogenesis interactions (Computational biology)
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College
Undergraduate Major: Religion, Biomedical Studies
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working at a crisis emergency shelter for youth; scribe/clinical associate for an addiction psychiatrist
PhD Lab: Center for Prevention Science, RU School of Social Work
Research Interest: Inclusion health, health disparities for people experiencing chronic homelessness, housing as a health intervention, harm reduction
Clinical Interest: Family Medicine

Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Undergraduate Major: Biomolecular Science
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - cancer immunotherapy and metabolic research on solid tumors at MSKCC (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Immunology, oncology, virology, neuroscience, translational and personalized medicine (immunotherapy development and delivery, etc.)
Clinical Interest: Internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology

Undergraduate Institution: University of Scranton
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - studying eucaryotic translation at the National Cancer Institute of NIH 
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Molecular biology
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Fordham University
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - research in the Psychiatry and Genetics departments at Mount Sinai and Yale, studying epigenetic correlates of neuropsychiatric disease in iPSC-derived neurons
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: iPSC models of psychiatric disease and neurological disorder, regenerative medicine
Clinical Interest: Neurosurgery, neurology

Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University
Undergraduate Major: Molecular Biology
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - Studied immune cell-cell interactions in tumors at The Rockefeller University
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Intersection between immune system and complex organ systems 
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Emory University
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience/Behavioral Biology and English/Creative Writing
Post-undergraduate research: 3 years - at NIH employing behavioral neuroscience research to investigate the function of adult hippocampal neurogenesis
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Neuropsychiatric disorders, virology, immunology, pharmacology
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University
Undergraduate Major: Oboe Performance and Chemistry
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - studied interaction between cancer cell metabolism and radiation at NIH and Emory University 
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Cellular and organismal metabolism
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Grinnell College
Undergraduate Major: Anthropology
Post-undergraduate research: 4 years -working at the San Francisco Dept of Public Health: 1 year doing HIV and substance use research, 3 years doing HIV case management, and the last few months doing COVID-19 emergency response
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Qualitative and mixed methods health equity research, infectious disease, housing and homelessness, feminist/queer science studies
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University
Undergraduate Major: Biological Sciences
Post-undergraduate research: None
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Development of novel therapies
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Institution: Keystone College
Undergraduate Major: Biology and Public Health
Post-undergraduate research: 5 years – at NIH studying cell-free DNA and mitochondrial DNA biomarker analysis for heart and lung transplant biology 
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Molecular, cell, and systems biology
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Institution: Fordham University
Undergraduate Major: Biology + Sociology (minor)
Post-undergraduate research: None 
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Oncology, immunotherapy, and metabolomics
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University
Undergraduate Major: Biology & Dance (minor)
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - at a biotech start-up developing methods to generate platelets from stem cells  
PhD Lab: Pine Lab, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ 
Research Interest: Pharmacology in non-small cell lung cancer  
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine/Undecided

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder 
Undergraduate Major: Molecular Biology + Neuroscience + Biochemistry 
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - at Mayo Clinic doing electrophysiologic characterization of ion channel mutations from Long QT Syndrome patients  
PhD Lab:
Research Interest:  Computational Genomics
Clinical Interest: Precision medicine

Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University 
Undergraduate Major: Molecular Biology 
Post-undergraduate research:  None 
PhD Lab: Devenport Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest: Intercellular communication 
Clinical Interest: Surgery, Anesthesiology

Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University 
Undergraduate Major: Biomedical Engineering 
Post-undergraduate research:  1 year - Research technician at NYU Langone Health investigating lipid metabolism in the immune system. 
PhD Lab: Libutti Lab, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ 
Research Interest: Cancer immunotherapy 
Clinical Interest: Surgery

Undergraduate Institution: Widener University 
Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry
Post-undergraduate research: None  
PhD Lab: Schindler Lab, Rutgers Human Genetics Institute of NJ
Research Interest: Genetics of female infertility; meiosis and cell biology 
Clinical Interest: Pediatrics, maternal-fetal medicine, medical genetics

Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University 
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience 
Post-undergraduate research: 1 year - Princeton University investigating neurogenesis, perineuronal nets and autism spectrum disorder  
PhD Lab: Notterman Lab, Princeton
Research Interest: Investigating the mechanisms underlying brain injury-induced neurodegeneration 
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Neurology/Neurosurgery, NICU, neuro-anesthesia

Undergraduate Institution: Middlebury College 
Undergraduate Major:  Conservation Biology
Post-undergraduate research:  4 years - 1 year at The Nature Conservancy. 3 years split between EcoHealth Alliance computationally modeling zoonotic disease spread, and NYP-Weill Cornell Medical College researching a novel biomarker for sepsis risk stratification. 
PhD Lab: Dominguez-Bello Lab, Rutgers University
Research Interest:  Environmental Determinants of Health, Microbiome / Microbiology, Neurodevelopment
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago 
Undergraduate Major:  Anthropology and Biological Sciences
Post-undergraduate research:  2 years - 
PhD Lab: Anthropology (advisor: Omar Dewachi), Rutgers University
Research Interest: Colonial medicine, global development, antimicrobial resistance
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Undergraduate Major: Microbiology 
Post-undergraduate research: 1 year -Worked in a Parkinson's research lab at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center  
PhD Lab: Schwarzbauer Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Extracellular Matrix in Bioengineering and Disease, Fibrosis, Diabetic Retinopathy
Clinical Interest: Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Pathology

Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota 
Undergraduate Major: Biomedical Engineering 
Post-undergraduate research: None  
PhD Lab: Moghe Lab, Rutgers University
Research Interest: Tissue engineering/Nanoparticles 
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University 
Undergraduate Major:  Neurobiology
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - as a Clinical Research Scientist and Translational Lab Technician at Celgene managing nearly 40 domestic and international cancer clinical trials  
PhD Lab: Notterman Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Virology
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution:  Tufts University
Undergraduate Major:  Chemical Engineering
Post-undergraduate research:  2 years - 1 year as an intern at Novartis using computational approaches for Car-T manufacturing and 1 year as a research technician at the Massachusetts General Hospital studying high-dimensional single-exome profiling 
PhD Lab: De Lab, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ
Research Interest: Systems and computational biology 
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution:  Barnard College
Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry
Post-undergraduate research: 1 year -working as a research assistant in the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard performing metatranscriptomic analysis of Bangladeshi and Vietnamese well water to investigate arsenic presence.  
PhD Lab: Avalos Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest: The link between metabolic dysfunction and neurodegeneration. 
Clinical Interest: Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate Institution: Macaulay Honors College (CUNY- Hunter) 
Undergraduate Major: Neurobiology + Media Studies 
Post-undergraduate research: 3 years - at NYU investigating the role of microglia in motor and auditory learning, synaptic plasticity 
PhD Lab: Murthy Lab - Princeton University
Research Interest:  Computational and systems neuroscience (multisensory circuits), Brain-body intersections, Psychosis
Clinical Interest: Undecided, Healthcare disparities

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University 
Undergraduate Major: Cell Biology & Neuroscience; Exercise Science and Sport Studies 
Post-undergraduate research:  None 
PhD Lab: Matise Lab, Rutgers RWJMS
Research Interest: Endogenous response of the central nervous system to acute insults (i.e., stroke) and injury 
Clinical Interest: Neurosurgery

Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland 
Undergraduate Major:  Bioengineering
Post-undergraduate research:  None 
PhD Lab: Yarmush Lab, Rutgers Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest:  Computational Biology, Immune-Oncology, microfluidics
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University 
Undergraduate Major: Biomedical Engineering 
Post-undergraduate research:  6 years - MSc in Medical Anthropology from the Univ of Oxford; American Cancer Society employee; Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho; Part-Time Lecturer (PTL) at Virginia Commonwealth University in International Studies 
PhD Lab:
Research Interest: Perinatal protective exposure in the northeastern highlands of Lesotho; embodied experiences of immunitas and communitas; medical humanitarianism and global health assemblages 
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Undergraduate Institution:  Marymount University
Undergraduate Major:  Biology
Post-undergraduate research:  7 years -  worked as a Research Assistant at Henry Jackson Foundation studying HIV and gynecologic cancers and as a Technical Writer at a Contract Research Organization 
PhD Lab: Monheit Lab, Rutgers University, SPH
Research Interest:  Health Systems and Policy/ Public Health
Clinical Interest: Psychiatry

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Undergraduate Major:  Psychology
Post-undergraduate research:  5 years - 3 years as a biologist at NIH, and 2 years at UIUC studying learning and memory using optogenetics. 
PhD Lab: Berry Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Systems neuroscience (the role of feedback input from higher cortical areas to the primary visual cortex for visual processing)
Clinical Interest: Undecided 

Undergraduate Institution: Bryn Mawr College 
Undergraduate Major:  Chemistry
Post-undergraduate research: 3 years – Rutgers, Neuropeptides as possible therapeutics for depression and bipolar disorder; encapsulated mesenchymal stem cell treatment for TBI in mouse models 
PhD Lab: Alder and Varia Lab, Rutgers University 
Research Interest: Neuroscience, Precision Medicine 
Clinical Interest: TBD. Neurology/Psychiatry/Radiology

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University 
Undergraduate Major:  Biomedical Engineering
Post-undergraduate research: 1 year - worked in engineering for Stryker Corporation developing implants for total knee arthroplasty.  
PhD Lab: Nelson Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Biomechanics and medical device development
Clinical Interest: Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, Orthopedics

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Major:  Biology
Post-undergraduate research: 1 year - at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center performing breast cancer and integrative medicine research  
PhD Lab: Donia Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  The human microbiome's contribution to disease pathology and personalized medicine  
Clinical Interest: Dermatology, Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Institution: Dickinson College 
Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology
Post-undergraduate research:  3 years - 1 year in Munich, Germany, as a Fulbright Research Scholar reprogramming cardiac fibroblasts to cardiac myocytes for cardiac repair; 2 years at Johns Hopkins University developing PET scans for bacterial infections  
PhD Lab: Brynildsen Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Elucidating DNA repair pathways central to fluoroquinolone persistence in non-growing E. coli populations
Clinical Interest: Medicine or Pediatrics

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University 
Undergraduate Major:  Chemistry and Math
Post-undergraduate research:  None 
PhD Lab: Nelson Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Investigating the role of chemical and mechanical microenvironmental cues on disease progression
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: The New School 
Undergraduate Major:  Interdisciplinary Science, Gender Studies
Post-undergraduate research:  5 years - Studied innate immunity post-viral infection at Rockefeller University; Tet protein regulation of hydroxymethylation during zebrafish development at MSKCC (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) 
PhD Lab: Gu Lab, Rutgers University
Research Interest:  Epigenetics and Nuclear RNAi
Clinical Interest: Undecided

Undergraduate Institution: Brown University 
Undergraduate Major:  Geoscience
Post-undergraduate research:  1 year – Medicinal chemistry work at Gilead Sciences 
PhD Lab: Seyedsayamdost Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest: antibiotics discovery 
Clinical Interest: undecided

Undergraduate Institution:  Rutgers University
Undergraduate Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering + Biomedical Engineering 
Post-undergraduate research:  6 years - Worked for a Department of Defense contractor developing novel algorithms for biometric applications for 3 years. Also a founding member of a medical device company that develops artificial-intelligence-based diagnostic decision support tools for various radiological applications. 
PhD Lab: Gregor Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest: Computational modeling 
Clinical Interest: Diagnostic Radiology

Undergraduate Institution:  Northwestern University
Undergraduate Major: Education and Social Policy 
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years - Neuroscience research on patterns of spinal cord development in zebrafish  
PhD Lab: Schwarzbauer Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Cellular and molecular biology
Clinical Interest: Pediatrics

Undergraduate Institution:  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry & Psychology
Post-undergraduate research: None
PhD Lab: Pang Lab, Rutgers University
Research Interest: Synaptic transmission, development, and neural circuit dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders 
Clinical Interest: Psychiatry/neurology and pediatrics

Undergraduate Institution: Yale University
Undergraduate Major:  Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Post-undergraduate research:  1 year - in the T. Jake Liang Lab through the NIH studying hepatic differentiation of iPSCs 
PhD Lab: Ploss Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest: Virology, host-pathogen interactions, cell biology 
Clinical Interest: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Institution:  Lehigh University
Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry
Post-undergraduate research: 2 years- MPH at Yale School of Public Health studying chronic disease epidemiology focusing on pediatric oncology and adolescent effects in childhood cancer survivors.  
PhD Lab: Devine Lab, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ 
Research Interest:  Transition and biopsychosocial outcomes in patients with pediatric chronic illness
Clinical Interest: Pediatrics

Undergraduate Institution:  Emory University
Undergraduate Major:  Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Post-undergraduate research: None.  
PhD Lab: Buschman Lab, Princeton University
Research Interest:  Quantitative biology, systems neuroscience
Clinical Interest: Undecided