Alumni

1st Year Tetrad Rotation
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Bio:
Hello, I’m Vero. I grew up in Mexico for the majority of my life and completed my undergrad at the University of Texas at El Paso with a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry. There, I worked in a biochemistry lab focused on studying the cholesterol degradation pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A summer research opportunity here at UCSF brought me to the bay area and got me excited over joining such a great community as a Ph.D. student. Although my interests lean towards studying host-pathogen interactions and the mechanisms by which pathogens lead to infection, I am excited to also explore new topics here at UCSF. I look forward to all the great things I will learn from the Mukherjee lab this summer as a Tetrad rotation student. Aside from the lab, I enjoy hanging out with friends, the art of cooking, good food, a nice cup of coffee and traveling.
Undergraduate Researcher
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Bio:
I am a rising senior at California State University, Long Beach pursuing a B.S. in Microbiology. There, I study the physiological mechanisms of the human parasite Toxoplasma gondii. I am currently doing a two-month summer research training program in the Mukherjee lab. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school to become a medical scientist and specialize in the research and treatment of infectious diseases. When I’m not in lab, my time is spent doing yoga, rock-climbing and arts and crafts. I am looking forward to spending the summer in San Francisco exploring the city and gaining amazing research experience.
Joined CCB Ph.D student with Kevan Shokat
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Bio tech job at Boston Consulting Group
Bio:
I am interested in closing the gap between kinases and known sites of phosphorylation by utilizing chemical biology techniques and mass spectrometry to directly identify substrates of specific kinases. I am also interested in studying the global reprogramming of the kinases in cancer to identify new drug targets.