Program alumni


Mentor(s) Years Funded Topic of Research Project

Current Position 

Reza, Nosheen Musunuru, Kiran /

Owens, Anjali

2017-2019 Utilizing genomics and bioinformatics to investigate genotype-phenotype correlations in familial cardiomyopathies Director, Penn Women in Cardiology Program

Assistant Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Blauel, Emily Maris, John /

Diskin, Sharon

2018-2020 Discovering the genetic basis of neuroblastoma initiation and progression Assistant Professor, University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado -Anschutz
Miller, Jason Ritchie, Marylyn 2018-2020 Characterizing the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease in the context of sex and ancestry Senior Scientist, Statistical Geneticist, Merck & Co.
Kraya, Adam Nathanson, Katherine 2018-2019 Understanding the immunogenicity of BRCA1/2 mutation associated breast and ovarian cancers Technical Director of Clinical and Translational Data Science, Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Freda, Philip Moore, Jason 2019-2021 Investigation of genomic associations between opioid use disorders and mental health disorders Computational Geneticist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Khankhanian, Pouya Litt, Brian 2019-2020 Finding the Missing Heritability in Epilepsy Attending Physician, Kaiser Permanente
Ranum, Paul Davidson, Beverly 2019-2021 High throughput quantification of full-length mRNAs from single-cells in neurodegenerative disorders Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Scientist and Molecular Biologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Liou, Angela DeRaedt, Thomas 2020-2022 Elucidating the Role of SETD2 and NF1 Loss in the Pediatric High Grade Glioma Instructor, Pediatrics - Division of Hematology and Oncology Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Tsukahara Katherine Hakonarson, Hakon 2020-2022 Identifying Novel Loci Associated with Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease
Colbran, Laura Iain Mathieson, PhD 2021-2023 Evolution of Gene Expression and Its Effect on Human Complex Traits Postdoctoral Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Gutmann, Danielle Yoseph Barash, PhD 2021-2023 Identifying functional regulatory elements in 5’UTRs of mRNA associated with human disease and designing RNA molecules to target these for therapeutics Postdoctoral Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Andriani, Leslie Fiona Simpkins, MD 2021-2022 Characterization and Targeting ARID1A Mutant Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Clinical Fellow at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Lau-Min, Kelsey Katherine Nathanson, MD 2021-2022 Leveraging the Electronic Health Record to Optimize Care for Patients with Inherited Cancer Syndromes Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in addition to being an Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Dobkin, Shoshana Leftin Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD 2021-2023 Genetic Variants Associated with Pulmonary Toxicity after Childhood Cancer Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania /   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Pediatric Pulmonary Attending


Shevach, Jeffrey Kara Maxwell, MD, PhD 2022-2023 Assessing Racial Differences in Germline Genetic Testing of Males with Pancreatic Breast and Metastatic Prostate Cancers Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

Medical Oncologist, Duke Cancer Center – Durham, NC

Harris, Alex Sarah Tishkoff, PhD 2022-2023 Characterizing the Variation of Rural sub-Saharan African Gut Microbiomes to Uncover Functional Relationships Between Microbial Diversity and Host Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania