Virtual lab holiday party 2020



Kyle Jeffrie Gaulton, PhD
Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. Kyle has a BAS in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and did postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford and Stanford University. Current CV available on request.
Anthony Aylward, BISB PhD student
Anthony is a graduate student in the BISB program at UCSD. He has a BS in mathematics from UCSB. During his graduate career Anthony has worked on statistical methods for studies of autism, diabetes, and HIV. His current research is to learn how genetic variants implicated in diabetes act through specific cell types.
Joshua Chiou, BMS PhD student
Josh is a graduate student in the BMS program at UCSD. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. He has previously worked at NASA and as a scientist for a biotechnology startup. Currently, Josh uses single cell accessible chromatin data to understand the genetic risk of diabetes.
GitHub joshchiou
Mei-Lin Okino, Research Associate
Mei-Lin is a recent graduate of UCSD in Bioinformatics/Biochemistry program at UCSD. She has worked on viral data collected from the deep sea vents in the past, and is excited to now be studying type 1 diabetes.
Parul Kudtarkar, Programmer
Parul is a programmer who formerly worked at Caltech, and is now developing the Diabetes Epigenome database.
GitHub Parul-Kudtarkar
Ying Sun, Programmer
Ying is a programmer who formerly worked at the Ludwig Cancer Institute, and is now developing the Diabetes Epigenome database.
Elisha Beebe, Lab assistant
Elisha is a fourth year Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics major with a minor in Computer Science. She works on understanding the genetic risk in Type 1 Diabetes. As type 1 diabetic, she is passionate about learning more about this disease.
Paola Benaglio, Postdoctoral fellow
Paola graduated from the University of Milan (IT) with a BS in Biological Sciences and a MS in Molecular Biology. She obtained her PhD from the University of Lausanne (CH) where she studied genetics of Mendelian diseases and then moved to UCSD for her postdoctoral training in bioinformatics and genetics of complex traits.
Katha Korgaonkar, Undergraduate researcher
Katha is a fourth year Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics major with a minor in computer science and psychology.
Yleia Sanchez, Undergraduate researcher
Yleia is a fourth year student majoring in cognitive science with a specialization in machine learning. She is very interested in data science and is excited to be able to work with genetic data and explore the various ways technology can improve our understanding of the human body.
Sharlene Diep, Undergraduate researcher
Sharlene is a third year human biology with a minor in human development. After working as a lab assistant for a year, she is excited to start her journey of researching diseases such as diabetes.
Jaspreet Kaur, Postdoctoral fellow
Jaspreet is a Postdoctoral Scholar from Punjab, Northwestern India. She earned her higher education including PhD in Medicine from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Sierra Corban, Research Associate
Sierra graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences from Biola University, where she also conducted research studying the links between dietary restriction, physiological stress, and circadian rhythm genes. Sierra has also spent time working for a Biomedical company as a Cell Culture Technician infecting and assaying multiple cell lines. Prior to her current position in the Gaulton Lab, Sierra did research with a lab engineering CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives in mosquitoes as a viable option for the control and eradication of Malaria.
Niyati Panchal, Research Associate
Niyati graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Natural Sciences and a certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. As an undergraduate, she studied the unique nature and genetic composition of bacteriophages by utilizing genome annotation and bioinformatic analyses. She also performed research in a Craniofacial Biology lab to establish the genetic basis of craniosynostosis. With several family members living with diabetes, she is very enthusiastic about expanding her understanding of genetics and bioinformatics to study of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Ariana Golshani, Undergraduate researcher
Ariana is a second year human biology student following a pre-medical track. She aspires to become a pediatrician and to one day apply her expanded understanding of diabetes through the Gaulton Lab in her work as a physician.
Jackie Newsome, BISB PhD student
Sharvari Narendra, Bioinformatics staff
Rebecca Melton, BMS PhD student
Caroyln McGrail, BMS PhD student
Sigal Shaul, CS Master’s student

Former lab members

Ruth Elgamal, Rotation student
Hannah Mummey, Rotation student
Karla Martinez, STARS summer student
Hermak Banda, STARS summer student
Divya Devulapalli, Undergraduate
Serina Huang, Undergraduate
Allison Deogaygay, Undergraduate
Natalie DeForest, Rotation student
Andres Padilla, STARS summer student
Whitney Vien, Masters student
Samuel Morabito, Lab assistant
Griselda Ruiz, summer student
Eamon Aalipour, high school volunteer
Ryan Hillary, rotation student
Bill Greenwald, rotation student
Bryttany Weary, STARS summer student
Isis Diaz, summer student
Nikita Kadakia, lab manager
Unnati Ghandi, volunteer
Olivia Golston, summer student
Hudson Cooper, undergraduate
Christopher Wong, volunteer
Joshua Ibarra, lab assistant