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.
Mei-Lin Okino, BMS PhD student
Mei-Lin is a graduate student in the BMS program at UCSD joint with the Sander lab
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caroyln McGrail, BMS PhD student
Carolyn is a graduate student in the BMS program at UCSD. She graduated from Baruch College with a BA in Biology and Chemistry and received a BA from Boston University in Economics. She has previously researched gene-environment interactions in the JAK/STAT pathway and computationally modeled organic compound reactions. Her current research will focus on how regulatory variants in the MHC locus influence Type 1 Diabetes.
Ruth Elgamal, BMS PhD student
Ruth is a graduate student in the BMS program at UCSD. She completed her bachelors and masters at Western University in Canada before working at the Broad Institute. She is interested in combining the study of metabolomics and genomics in the context of diabetes.
Hannah Mummey, BISB PhD student
Hannah is a graduate student in the BISB program at UCSD. She obtained her BA in biochemistry from Wellesley College where she studied a variety of topics including lung tumor heterogeneity, how comorbid diseases are connected in protein interaction networks, and plant cell development. Currently she is working on integrating large scale single-cell multiomic data.
Kennedy Vanderstel, Undergraduate researcher
Kennedy is 4th year, pre-med student at UCSD pursuing a degree in Human Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Kennedy hopes to use her passion for human health and wellness to become a surgeon one day. Kennedy is excited to be a member of the Gaulton lab team and make strides in diabetes research.
Harnidh Kaur, Undergraduate researcher
Harnidh is a second year UCSD student majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. She is highly interested in genetics and bioinformatics, and hopes her experiences in the Gaulton lab can assist her in her future career as a medical researcher.
Jackie Newsome, BISB PhD student
Rebecca Melton, BMS PhD student

Former lab members

Katha Korgaonkar, Lab assistant
Jaspreet Kaur, Postdoc
Yleia Sanchez, Undergraduate
Sharlene Diep, Undergraduate
Elisha Beebe, Lab assistant
Anthony Aylward, BISB graduate student
Sharvari Narendra, Bioinformatics staff
Niyati Panchal, Lab assistant
Sigal Shaul, CS Master’s student
Joshua Chiou, BMS graduate 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