Alumni

BMS 1st year rotation student
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Hola! I am Ramiro. I was raised in northeast Mexico and graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) with a BS in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. From field collections, molecular and ecological analyses, at UTRGV, I studied the vectors (kissing bugs) of Chagas disease, a neglected parasitic disease. Additionally, during my summer program at UCLA, I studied the cytokine response elicited by neutrophils in response to the parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. I recently joined the Biomedical Sciences Program (BMS) at UCSF, where I am looking to do research about microbial pathogenesis, from studying key molecules involved in pathogenesis to assessing how the host machinery is affected by these molecules. I am excited for these upcoming years at UCSF which has an incredible scientific community! Outside the lab, I really like to attend to art exhibits, plays, music shows, and ballet recitals. Also, I enjoy exploring nature and the city (mainly restaurants!). Email: ramiro.patino@ucsf.edu
1st Year Tetrad Rotation
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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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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
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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.