MS 3

Jefferson Brown

Jefferson Brown

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  Stanford University

Undergraduate Major:  Physics

MD-PhD Phase:  Medical School Year 3

PhD Department/Program:  Neuroscience

PhD Advisor: Robert Marc, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Ophthamology

Research Description: Investigating circuitry of pathologic rabbit retina using serial section TEM imaging. 

Jon Downie

Jon Downie

Hometown:  West Bountiful, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  Biology

MD-PhD Phase:  Medical School Year 3

PhD Department/Program:  https://www.genetics.edu

PhD Advisor:  Lynn Jorde, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Pathology

Research Description:  The primary focus of my research includes population genetics and genomics. Specifically, I study the genetic mechanisms that have allowed Tibetan populations to adapt to a high altitude environment. I also have research interests in complex and Mendelian human genetic diseases.

Pete Hendrickson

Pete Hendrickson

Hometown:  Mequon, WI

Undergraduate Institution:  DePaul University

Undergraduate Major:  Biology and Chemistry

MD-PhD Phase:  Medical School Year 3

PhD Department/Program:  Oncological Sciences

PhD Advisor:  Brad Cairns, PhD

Clinical Interest:  

Research Description:  Basic science epigenetics and its application in cell identity and stem cell differentiation.

John Schell

John Schell

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  Psychology

MD-PhD Phase: Medical School Year 3

PhD Department/Program:  Biochemistry

PhD Advisor:  Jared Rutter, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Internal Medicine

Research Description: Cellular metabolic homeostasis—the concept that cells must constantly monitor their nutrient, metabolic and hormonal environments and adjust their behavior accordingly.

Jason Tanner

Jason Tanner

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  International Studies

MD-PhD Phase: Medical School Year 3

PhD Department/Program:  Biochemistry

PhD Advisor:  Jared Rutter, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Emergency Medicine

Research Description: 

Suzanne Wendelken

Suzanne Wendelken

Hometown:  Oklahoma City, OK

Undergraduate Institution:  Dartmouth College

Undergraduate Major:  Biomedical Engineering

MD-PhD Phase: Medical School Year 3

PhD Department/Program:  Biomedical Engineering

PhD Advisor:  Greg Clark, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Internal Medicine

Research Description:  Providing sensory feedback and natural motor control of upper limb prosthetics, Sensorimotor integration via recording and stimulating major arm nerves, Functional electrical stimulation to restore natural gait in animal model of paralysis and Magnetic microcoils as alternative method of neurostimulation