Alumni

Julia Ye

Current Position:
UCSF Pathology Resident
Previous Position:
Graduate Student - MSTP, BMS Programs
Where they are now:

Julia is currently a resident in Pathology at UCSF.  Julia was an M.D.-Ph.D student at UCSF from 2010-2019. She graduated from Harvard College in 2010 with an A.B. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and she joined the Blelloch lab in 2012, defending her thesis in 2017. Julia studied the post-transcriptional regulation of cell fate transitions into and out of pluripotency for her graduate studies. In her spare time, she runs a high school science research program and plays the violin in a community orchestra. She also enjoys practicing yoga, drinking boba, and watching reality TV.

Matthew Cook

Current Position:
Executive Director, Strategic Projects Gilead Sciences
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Matt Cook was a post-doctoral fellow in the Blelloch lab.  He is currently working as an executive director in strategic projects at Gilead Sciences.  Check out Matt's LinkedIn page for the most up to date information.

Mauro Poggio

Current Position:
Scientist
Previous Position:
Graduate Student, Post-doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Mauro joined the lab in the winter of 2017, after receiving his PhD he stayed on as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Mauro left the lab in the Fall of 2019 to explore opportunities in the biotechnology industry.  He had a profile on LinkedIn.  

Mayya Shveygert

Current Position:
Senior Regulatory Writer, Amgen
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Mayya was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab studying the role of microRNAs in beta-cell differentiation and diabetes from January 2013 until November 2015.  In 2015 she took a position at Amgen as a Senior Regulatory Writing Associate.  Mayya has a profile in LinkedIn.

Monica Venere

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Monica was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Blelloch Lab from 2006-2009.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University in the Department of Radiation Oncology.  Monica has a LinkedIn profile where you can read more about her current interests.

Qi Fu

Current Position:
Consultant
Previous Position:
Post-doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Qi Fu was a post-doctoral Fellow in the lab from Summer 2016 until Fall 2018.  He is currently a consultant, check out is LinkedIn profile for up to date information.

Raga Krishnakumar

Current Position:
Bioinformatician
Previous Position:
Post-doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Raga is currently a Bioinformatician with Sandia National Laboratories.  Check out her a LinkedIn profile.

Robert Judson

Current Position:
Sandler Research Fellow, UCSF
Previous Position:
Graduate Student -BMS
Where they are now:

Rob was a BMS Graduate student in the Blelloch Lab from 2007-2012. He is currently a Sandler Faculty Fellow at UCSF.  Rob has a profile on LinkedIn. 

Ronald Parchem

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Ronald Parchem was a Post-doctoral fellow in the Blelloch Lab from 2009-2015.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Ron has a profile in LinkedIn. His Baylor profile is here.

TJ Hu

Current Position:
Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group
Previous Position:
Graduate Student - BMS Program
Where they are now:

TJ was a graduate student in the BMS program from 2012-2017 He had broad interests in the tumor microenvironment as well as membrane trafficking. TJ is now a consultant with Boston Consulting Group.  Check out his LinkedIn profile.

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