Fall 2021 | Class Notes

Class Notes

• Ralph Castro (BA 2021) is a research specialist in the Nachury lab at the University of California San Francisco currently working on mapping the GPCR trafficking mechanism in the primary cilia.

• Elton Chan (BA 2010) is a software engineer at Facebook where he works on the consumer interface of the web and FBLite app for  the Community or Groups feature of Facebook.

• Justin De Leon (PhD 2017) is a scientist at Novome Biotechnologies helping to develop engineered cellular therapies to treat chronic diseases.
• Celine Nicole Galang (BA 2020) is a clinical research coordinator at the University of California San Francisco's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
• Mayuri Jayaraman (BA 2020) is a first year medical student at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
• Rachel Kjolby (PhD 2018) is a development scientist at Freenome, a biotechnology company developing blood tests for early cancer detection.
• Tomer Langberg (PhD 2020) is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Sagol Neuroscience Fellow, and is lecturing at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
• Mia Malone (BA 2016) is a scientist working on infectious disease research at Moderna, one of the companies that developed the COVID-19 vaccines.
• Ryan Morrie (PhD 2018) is a scientist at Maze Therapeutics helping to use genetic insights to develop new medicines.
• Maria Mouchess (PhD 2011) is a scientist in target discovery at 23andMe.
• Allison Alwan TerBush (PhD 2018) is a medical writer at Quest Diagnostics where she develops educational content and provides editorial support for scientific publications.
• Sheila Teves (Postdoc 2018) is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia.
• Veronica Zepeda (PhD 2011) is the director of Graduate Student Services and senior advisor for the Graduate Student Association at the University of Nevada Reno.



David Julius
Photo credit: © Nobel Prize Outreach. Paul Kennedy


Former MCB graduate student David J. Julius, now Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Physiology at UCSF, received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch”.

Julius received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1984, where he carried out his doctoral dissertation research in the laboratory of Prof. Jeremy Thorner with joint supervision from Prof. Randy Schekman. Read more here.

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