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

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

Research Scientist / Lab Manager

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

Senior Center Administrator

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

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 Researcher

Training

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

Super Powers

Epidemiology

90%

Data Analysis

70%

Python

60%

Googling

70%

Astrology

75%
sabrina

Sabrina Meng

Undergraduate Researcher

Training

Undergraduate (ongoing)
Major: Bioengineering/Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

70%

Experimental Biology

60%

Computational Biology

50%

Playing a piece of wood with horse hair (aka the violin)

80%

Creating a mess in the kitchen

100%
Emily Kang

Emily Kang

High School Researcher

Training

High School (ongoing)
Canyon Crest Academy

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

75%

Computational Biology

60%

Visible love for science

40%

Actual love for science

100%

Improvising

70%

Real world tetris

90%

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
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