BossMan

kristian andersen

Kristian G. Andersen

Professor, Scripps Research
Director of Infectious Disease Genomics, SRTI
Vice President, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium

Training

Postdoctorate
Harvard University
Broad Institute
Advisor: Pardis Sabeti

Graduate
University of Cambridge
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Advisor: Alex Betz

Undergraduate
Major: Business & Molecular Biology
Aarhus University
University of Kent

Super Powers

Experimental Biology

85%

Computational Biology

75%

Field Work

55%

Sarcasm

1%

Rock Climbing

73%

Ice Climbing

55%

Cat Herders

michelle platero

Michelle Platero

Senior Administrative Assistant, Scripps Research

Experience

More than 20 years in industry and academia
Joined Scripps Research in 1999

Training

Graduate (ongoing)
Master’s degree
Finance & Accounting

Undergraduate
Bachelor’s degree
Business Administration

Super Powers

Administration

95%

Finance

65%

Grant Administration

87%

Cat herding Junior PIs

83%

Having fun at the Beach

95%
refugio robles

Refugio Robles-Sikisaka

Lab Manager, Scripps Research & SRTI

Training

Postdoctorate
UC San Diego
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Advisors: David Pride; Hendrik Nollens

Graduate
UC Davis and San Diego State University
California State University, San Marcos
Advisors: Andrew Bohonak; Arun Dhar

Undergraduate
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Advisors: Edward C. Metz; Meredith Gould

Super Powers

Lab Keeper

90%

Lab Work

70%

Administration

45%

Training/Teaching

55%

Outdoor Walking

60%

Amateur Photography

80%
michelle mcgraw

Michelle McGraw

Center Manager, CViSB

Experience

Scripps Research-Office of Sponsored Programs Research
San Diego State Research Foundation

Training

Undergraduate
Majors: Environmental Biology & Management
UC Davis

Super Powers

Project Management

70%

Grants Administration

80%

Budgets

90%

Other Support Sudoku

75%

Polynesian Dance

50%
emily spencer

Emily Spencer

Guru, Scripps Research & SRTI

Experience

Scripps Health
HHMI

Training

Graduate
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Medical Genomics Laboratory
Advisor: Ludwine Messiaen

Undergraduate
Majors: Psychology (Bio emphasis) & Spanish
UC Davis

Super Powers

IRB

99%

Clinical Genomics

90%

Administration

90%

Foodie

100%

Hiding

95%

TV Bingeing

80%

Senior Geniuses

mark zeller

Mark Zeller

Postdoc

Training

Postdoctoral
Columbia University
Center for Infection and Immunity
Advisor: Ian Lipkin

Graduate
University of Leuven
Laboratory for Clinical and Epidemiological Virology
Advisors: Marc Van Ranst; Jelle Matthijnssens

Undergraduate
Radboud University Nijmegen

Super Powers

Viral Metagenomics

79%

Computational Biology

67%

Virus Discovery

75%

Assay Development

55%

Traveling

80%

Identifying Super Powers

10%
Raphaelle klitting

Raphaëlle Klitting

Postdoc

Training

Graduate
Aix-Marseille University
Emerging Viruses Unit
Advisor : Xavier de Lamballerie

Undergraduate
Major: Science, Technologies and Health
Paris VI University

Super Powers

Experimental Virology

70%

Tuning Viruses

80%

Computational Biology

30%

Blob Breeding

40%

Playing Air (and some real) Instruments

100%

Polar Bear Protection

70%

Junior Geniuses

karthik gangavarapu

Karthik Gangavarapu

Graduate Student

Experience

Previously co-founder @TunePatrol

Training

Undergraduate
Major: Pharmacy
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Pilani, India

Super Powers

Software Engineering

90%

Computational Biology

95%

Start Ups

60%

Video Games

50%

High Fantasy

70%

Comic Book Nerd

75%
glenn Oliveira

Glenn Oliveira

Graduate Student

Experience

Channing Division of Network Medicine
Scripps Research Translational Institute

Training

Undergraduate
Major: Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Super Powers

Experimental Biology

100%

Sequencing

100%

Technology Development

100%

Surfing

100%

Travel

100%

Humility

10%
nate matteson

Nate Matteson

Graduate Student

Experience

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Training

Undergraduate
Major: Biochemistry
University of New Mexico

Super Powers

Experimental Biology

80%

Computational Biology

90%

Good Coding Practices

10%

Monkey Work

100%

Soccer

45%

Cooking

55%

Mini Geniuses

Catie anderson

Catie Anderson

Research Assistant II

Training

Undergraduate
Major: Biology
San Diego State University

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

75%

Virology

75%

Academic Writing

60%

Surfing

90%

Small Talk

5%
alaa

Alaa Abdel Latif

Research Programmer II

Training

Graduate
University of San Francisco (MS)
The Wicklow AI in Medicine Research Initiative (WAMRI)
Advisor: Andrew Shaw, Jeremy Howard

University of Cambridge (MPhil)
Centre for Molecular Informatics
Advisor: Lucy Colwell

Undergraduate
University College London (UCL)
Major: Biochemical Engineering

Super Powers

Machine Learning

85%

Computer Vision

85%

Distributed Computing

80%

ML System Design & Deployment

70%

Video Games

70%

Academic Writing

5%
Manar Alkuzweny

Manar Alkuzweny

Undergraduate Student, UCSD

Training

Undergraduate (ongoing)
Major: Public Health, Minor: Biology
UC San Diego

Super Powers

Epidemiology

90%

Data Analysis

70%

Python

60%

Googling

70%

Astrology

75%

Lonely Geniuses

gytis dudas

Gytis Dudas

Consultant (PhyloGeek)

Training

Postdoctorate
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Advisor: Trevor Bedford

Graduate
University of Edinburgh
Advisor: Andrew Rambaut

Undergraduate
Major: Evolutionary Biology
University of Edinburgh

Super Powers

Lithuanian

97%

matplotlib

96%

Right time, Right place

83%

Competence presumed by others

100%

Actual Competence

34%

Bicycle Touring

78%

Late Geniuses

Mini Traitors

Mega Traitors

Zoe Navapanich
2019, SRTI Intern
† Undergraduate, USC
Karla Padilla Leon
2019, SRTI Intern
† Olympian High School
Anjali Kotamarthi
2019, SRTI Intern
† Undergraduate, University of Chicago
Puja Trivedi
2019, SRTI Intern
† Undergraduate, UCSD
Emily Kang
2019-2020, Intern
† Canyon Crest Academy
Ashwath Radhachandran
2018, SRTI Intern
† Undergraduate, UC Berkeley
James Wang
2018, SRTI Intern
† Undergraduate, UCLA
Carlos Ontiveros
2017, SURF Intern
† Undergraduate, UT El Paso
Rimjhim Agarwal
2017, SRTI Intern
† Undergraduate, UC Berkeley
Ashley Zolfaghari
2019-2020, Intern
† The Bishop’s School
Nathan Grubaugh
2016-2018, Postdoc
† Assistant Professor, Yale University
Matthias Pauthner
2018-2020, Postdoc
† Co-founder, Weatherwax Biotechnologies
Sharada Saraf
2017-2020, Undergraduate Researcher
† NIH IRTA Research Fellow
Garyk Brixi
2018-2020, Undergraduate Researcher
† Harvard University

External Advisory Geniuses

noodle_cat

Noodle

Supreme Commander
Ruler of the Universe

Super Powers

Respect My Authoritah!

100%

Inflicting Pain

90%

Being Cute

10%

Sleeping in the Sun

100%

Super Powers

Annoying the Supreme Commander

90%

Too Much Darn Energy!

95%

Being Cute

80%

Being Spunky

60%

Friendly Geniuses

andrew_rambaut

Andrew Rambaut

University of Edinburgh

andrew_su

Andrew Su

Scripps Research

bob_garry

Bob Garry

Tulane University

christian_happi

Christian Happi

Redeemer's University

donald_grant

Donald Grant

Kenema Government Hospital

erica_saphire

Erica Saphire

La Jolla Institute of Immunology

galit_alter

Galit Alter

The Ragon Institute

john-schieffelin

John Schieffelin

Tulane University

marinos_kallikourdis

Marinos Kallikourdis

Humanitas University

michael_oldstone

Michael Oldstone

Scripps Research

nate-grubaugh

Nate Grubaugh

Yale School of Public Health

nick_loman

Nick Loman

Birmingham University

oliver_pybus

Oliver Pybus

University of Oxford

pardis_sabeti

Pardis Sabeti

Harvard University

ryan-smith

Ryan Smith

Iowa State University

scott_michael

Scott Michael

Florida Gulf Coast University

sharon-isern

Sharon Isern

Florida Gulf Coast University

trevor_bedford

Trevor Bedford

Fred Hutch

Federation of Geniuses