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Research Mentors

The San Diego IRACDA program focuses on biomedical research and draws research mentors from the Health Sciences, Division of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Bioengineering (see links below). Faculty mentors must have active, external funded research projects and track records in mentoring and training students and postdoctoral scholars. All faculty mentors should be trained in effective mentorship through the Health Sciences Faculty Mentor Training Program (FMTP).

If you reach an agreement with a potential mentor before applying to IRACDA, a letter from the proposed mentor must be included, and should describe the proposed work, the mentor’s agreement to training you, and the mentor’s training track record.

RESEARCH MENTORS


Below you will find former and current research mentors of the SD IRACDA program.

Heidi-Cook Andersen
OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
Richard Gallo
Dermatology
Pam Mellon
OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
Varykina Thackray
OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
Gerry Boss
Medicine
Michael Gilson
Pharmacy
Justin Meyer
Biological Sciences
JoAnn Trejo
Pharmacology
Michael Burkart
Chemistry and Biochemistry
John Guatelli
Medicine
Alysson Muotri
Pediatrics
Emily Troemel
Biological Sciences
Joan Heller Brown
Pharmacology
Rob Knight
Pediatrics
Victor Nizet
Pediatrics
Jing Yang
Pharmacology
Ju Chen
Medicine
Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk
Ophthalmology
Davey Smith
Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
Gene Yeo
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Neal Deveraj
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mark Lawson
OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
Susan Taylor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jin Zhang
Pharmacology