Research

Research Team

Each summer, I recruit students to my lab where they work on projects ranging from pain to biology education. Students who successfully advance a project are invited to continue their work with me throughout the academic year. Announcements for this summer opportunity are released in the Spring.

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John Crespo

Biology - 2024

My goal is to obtain a PhD in Biology and become a medical scientist to improve cancer therapeutics to no longer rely on chemotherapy. I like to socialize with my family, friends, and play games whenever I have the chance.

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Kadine Powell

Biology - 2023

My goal is to become a physician working with government and humanitarian agencies providing comprehensive wellness support and health education to underserved communities where medical aid is most lacking. In my spare time, I write short stories, read fiction, and clean for relaxation.

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Christina Suoto

Biology - 2024

My goal is to be able to obtain a MD and one day open my own practice! Usually when I’m not too busy studying you can find me nerding out with my friends and family, playing the piano, and gaming.

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Kinjal Mody

Biology - 2024

In the future, I hope to become a pain management physician and run my own clinic. In my spare time, I love to read novels, explore cities, and watch anime and k-dramas.

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Kiyoshi Woods

Biology - 2023

My goal one day is to obtain my MD and become a Trauma Surgeon in the future, specializing in Neurosurgery. Outside of the realm of science, I love making playlists, watching way too many movies, and eating an unhealthy amount of ramen.

"WE NEED DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES FROM EVERY BACKGROUND TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES."
Delivering a talk on what the fruit fly can tell us about chronic pain at the 2018 Taste of Science Festival

Lab Alum

Lab alumni have launched into exciting careers ranging from research to medicine. Click their images to see what they’re up to now on LinkedIn.

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Brittany Ruiz

Biology - 2021

DAngelo

Sarah D’Angelo

Biology - 2022

Delva

Gilharia Delva

Health Sciences - 2021

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Akshay Shah

Biochemistry - 2024

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Ajay Shah

Health Sciences - 2024

Jenny

Jenny Pan

Biology - 2021

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Robert Hughes

Health Sciences - 2021

Ubaidah

Ubaidah Khan

Biology - 2021

Meghan

Meghan Wachira

Biology - 2020

Shariq

Shariq Khan

Biology - 2021

Avi

Avinash Shende

High School - 2021

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