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1993

Jonathan E. Berner, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Effects of incorporating features of a slow calcium-dependent and a fast transient potassium conductance on the dynamics of artificial neural networks
Mentor: Charles Woody
PhD: Neuroscience
Current Position: Psychiatrist
Current Affiliation: Woodinville Psychiatric Associates
Anthony Dobson, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: The regulation of latent transcription in wild-type and recombinant herpes simplex viruses
Mentor: Lawrence Feldman
PhD: Microbiology and Immunology
Current Position: Fertility Specialist
Current Affiliation: Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Function of gamma-delta T lymphocytes and nonclassical class I molecules
Mentor: Mitchell Kronenberg
PhD: Molecular Biology & Immunology
Current Position: Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief
Current Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis / St. Louis Children's Hospital
Joseph A. Garcia, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Regulation of viral gene expression: Studies on the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and adenovirus type 5 early region 3 promoters
Mentor: Richard Gaynor
PhD: Microbiology &Immunology
Current Position: Associate Professor
Current Affiliation: Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dept. of Internal Medicine (Cardialogy)
Hideki Garren, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Molecular genetic analysis of neuronal connectivity in the Drosophila visual system
Mentor: S. Lawrence Zipursky
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Group Medical Director, Ocrelizumab
Current Affiliation: Genentech, Roche Pharmaceuticals
William M. Gillespie, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Molecular cloning of the beta-D-galactoside alpha 2,3 sialyltransferase and analysis of its expression in developing lymphocytes
Mentor: Charles Woody
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Psychiatrist
Current Affiliation: William M Gillespie & Associates
Robert Hershberg, MD, PhD
Dissertation title:
Mentor: Mitchell Kronenberg
PhD: Biology - Salk Institute
Current Position: Board Member/Senior Vice-President
Current Affiliation: NanoString Technologies, Inc. / Immuno-Oncology at Celgene Corporation
Wes Lee, Md, PhD
Dissertation title: Regulation of adenovirus transcription: The mechanisms of E1A transactivation and late phase MLP transcriptional activation
Mentor: Arnold Berk
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Medical Oncologist
Current Affiliation: Annadel Medical Group, Santa Rosa, CA.
Eric C. Svensson, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Regulation of protein glycosylation
Mentor: James Paulson
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine
Current Affiliation: University of Chicago, Dept. of Medicine (Cardiology), Pritzker School of Medicine
Michael Teitell, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Molecular studies of the T-cell antigen receptor and major histocompatibility complex class Ib antigens
Mentor: Mitchell Kronenberg
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Professor
Current Affiliation: Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UCLA

1992

Dean W. Felsher, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: A Murine Model for the Pathophysiology of CD5+ B-cells
Mentor: Jonathan Braun
PhD: Molecular BIology
Current Position: Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Current Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine
Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Quantitation of the physical factors affecting the tracer kinetic modeling of cardiac positron emission tomography data
Mentor: Sung Cheng Huang
PhD: Biomathematics
Current Position: Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research/Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Current Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine
Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Molecular chaperones and the early steps of protein translocation in Escherichia coli
Mentor: William Wickner
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine / Attending Physician, Division of Nephrology
Current Affiliation: Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

1991

David E. Krantz, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Biochemical Studies of Drosophilia Chaoptin
Mentor: S. Lawrence Zipursky
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Professor in Residence
Current Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Barry Paw, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Molecular Characterization of Defects in the G(M2) Gangliosides
Mentor: Elizabeth Neufeld
PhD: Biological Chemistry
Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine
Current Affiliation: Harvard Medical School Brigham & Women’s Hospital Division of Hematology
Eric Toloza, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Development of intestinal nutrient transporters
Mentor: Jared Diamond
PhD: Physiology
Current Position: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Current Affiliation: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa FL

1989

Emil Kakkis, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: The transcriptional regulation of translocated and normal c-myc genes in murine plasmacytomas
Mentor: Kathryn Calame
PhD: Biological Chemistry
Current Position: President and Founder / Chief Executive Officer and President
Current Affiliation: Kakkis EveryLife Foundation / Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.
David H. Rowitch, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Structure and assembly of filamentous bacteriophages
Mentor:
PhD: Biochemistry
Current Position: Professor of Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery, Chief of Neonatology, HHMI Investigator
Current Affiliation: UCSF School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurological Surgery
Lily Wu, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Detailed Genetic Analysis of Adenovirus 2 Early 1B Gene Promoter and Regulation if Transcription
Mentor: Arnold Berk
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology / Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Urology
Current Affiliation: UCLA
Hal F. Yee, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: The role of sialic acid, an anionic surface sugar, in the regulation of cellular calcium, contractile function, and calcium current in cardiac myocytes
Mentor: Glen Langer
PhD: Physiology
Current Position: Chief Medical Officer/Chief Deputy Director, Health Services, Clinical & Medical Affairs
Current Affiliation: Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

1988

Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Anatomy and physiology of Type II calmodulin kinase: Studies in brain and retina
Mentor: Claude Wasterlain
PhD: Neuroscience
Current Position: Prof & Fred Silton Family Chair in Movement Disorders, Neurology
Current Affiliation: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
William Wilcox, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: An experimental system for the quantification of forces important in protein folding
Mentor: David Eisenberg
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Professor
Current Affiliation: Emory Univ. School of Medicine, Dept. of Human Genetics

1987

Hyo-Chun Yoon, MD, PhD
Dissertation title: Structural studies of B-DNA: The crystal structure of an alternating B-DNA dodecamer and nuclease digestion of B-DNA in solution
Mentor: Richard Dickerson
PhD: Molecular Biology
Current Position: Radiologist
Current Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center