Executive Board 2015-2016

Co-President
Ben Jackson
Year: 4th
MCB Emphasis: Immunology & Pathogenesis
Double Major: English
Minor: Music
Favorite class at Cal: MCB 132 - Biology of Human Cancer

Hi all! My name is Ben, and I'm excited to serve as one of the Co-Presidents for MCBcDNA during my final year at UC Berkeley. Here at Cal, I conduct research on tumor immunology in the Raulet lab, and I'm currently in the process of applying for MD/PhD programs. In my spare time, I love to swim, read, play with my cat, and hang out with friends. Joining MCBcDNA is one of the best decisions I made at Berkeley, and I encourage you all to check out our events!
Co-President
Anandita Mathur
Year: 4th
MCB Emphasis: Cell & Developmental Biology
Double Major: Public Health
Favorite class at Cal: MCB 132 - Biology of Human Cancer

I've been in cDNA since freshman year and really enjoy interacting with such a great group of people! At Berkeley, I do research on autophagy and am also a part of AMWA and Suitcase Clinic. I enjoy going on coffee/boba/ice cream adventures, going to concerts, and traveling to new places.
Vice President
Albert Xu
Year: 3rd
MCB Emphasis: Cell & Developmental Biology
Favorite class at Cal: Music 44

Hi! I'm a 3rd year born and raised in California, and I'm interested in scientific research, photography, education, cooking, and loads more. In my spare time I like to lay in bed, go to the gym, explore the outdoors, and go on adventures!
External Secretary
Victoria Ly
Year: 3rd
MCB Emphasis: Infectious Diseases
Favorite class at Cal: Spanish 1

In addition to MCBcDNA, I'm an active member of Sigma Kappa, the pre-medical fraternity Phi Chi, and the Berkeley chapter of Global Brigades. In my free time, I like exploring the Bay Area and trying new restaurants.
Internal Secretary
Albert Wu
Year: 3rd
MCB Emphasis: Genetics, Genomics & Development
Favorite class at Cal: Public Health 116

Hello there! I'm Albert, a 3rd year MCB Major hailing from San Francisco! I love engaging in dialogue about current events, from recent legislation to developments in science to revisions of health policy (it's more engaging than it reads!) I consider patient education and empowerment keystones in my medical career, and so outside of cDNA, I volunteer for Suitcase Clinic and the Hep B Project. I also research developmental genetics in the Harland lab. Hobby-wise I am a huge fan of Dune, LOTR and Harry Potter!
Treasurer
Becky Kuan
Year: 3rd
MCB Emphasis: Genetics, Genomics & Development
Favorite class at Cal: Computer Science 61A

Hi! I'm Becky, I'm a third year MCB major. I've been a part of MCBcDNA since the first semester of my freshman year and it has provided me with guidance to navigate Berkeley and a valuable sense of community within a large major at a large school. I didn't even realize how lucky I am to have this support system until recently. In my free time, I enjoy sleeping for far too long, eating all sorts of desserts, and watching various tv shows. Hope to see you at some of our events!
Publicity Chair
Brian Giang
Year: 3rd
MCB Emphasis: Cell & Developmental Biology
Favorite class at Cal: Chemistry 3A

Hi I'm Brian and I'm a third-year MCB major. I am an active member of MCBcDNA, Alpha Chi Sigma, Innovative Design, and Suitcase Clinic, as well as a research intern in a UCSF Medical Pulmonary Lab. Sometimes I like to study but mostly I like to drink milk tea and sleep.
Fundraising Chair
Aurelie Tran
Year: 2nd
Major: MCB
Minor: English
Favorite class at Cal: English 117A

I am currently pursuing science and writing - though my interests range anywhere from reading Shakespeare's sonnets to producing music. Ultimately, with a curious mind and a cup of coffee always in hand, I am constantly seeking new perspectives of my surroundings, trying new food, exploring new places, and figuring out where I can best make an impact in the crazy world around me.
Historian
Leslie Chan
Year: 2nd
Major: MCB
Favorite class at Cal: Public Health 116

I love dogs, avocados, and turtles. My hobbies include baking, photography, and DIY projects.
Webmaster
Kelly Chu
Year: 3rd
MCB Emphasis: Developmental Genetics
Double Major: Economics
Favorite class at Cal: Economics 1

Hello! I was born and raised here in the Bay Area, the best place to be. Being a part of cDNA has been really rewarding, and I'm excited for the rest of this year! At Cal, I'm also involved with Volunteer Health Interpreters Organization and the Student Learning Center as an OChem tutor. In my free time, I enjoy watching Friends, supporting Bay Area sports teams, and going on food and boba runs.