BossMan

kristian andersen

Kristian G. Andersen

Professor, Scripps Research

Training

Postdoc
Harvard University
Broad Institute
Advisor: Pardis Sabeti

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

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

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

Postdoc
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

Experience

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

Training

Undergraduate
UC Davis
Major: Environmental Biology & Management

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
UC Davis
Major: Psychology (Bio emphasis) & Spanish

Super Powers

IRB

99%

Clinical Genomics

90%

Administration

90%

Foodie

100%

Hiding

95%

TV Bingeing

80%

Senior Geniuses

Shirlee Wohl

Shirlee Wohl

Project Scientist

Training

Postdoc
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Advisor: Justin Lessler

Graduate
Harvard University
Department of Systems Biology
Advisor: Pardis Sabeti

Undergraduate
Yale University
Major: Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Super Powers

Genomic Epidemiology

85%

Bioinformatics

75%

Making spreadsheets

100%

Handwriting

98%

Ultimate frisbee

85%

Living in California

1%
mark zeller

Mark Zeller

Postdoc

Training

Postdoc
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
Paris VI University
Major: Science, Technologies & Health

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%
Edyth Parker

Edyth Parker

Postdoc

Training

Graduate (PhD)
University of Cambridge
University of Amsterdam
Advisor : Colin Russell

Graduate (MPhil)
University of Cambridge
Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Advisor: Manjinder Sandhu

Undergraduate
University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape
Major: Biotechnology, Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine

Super Powers

Genomic Epidemiology

80%

Algorithm Development

60%

Flattening List of Lists

50%

Roundhouse Kick

85%

In-depth Jane Austen Trivia

90%

Love of BTS Coding Music

90%
Josh

Joshua Levy

Postdoc

Training

Graduate (PhD)
Northwestern University
Advisors: William Kath and Marco Gallio

Graduate (MSc)
University of Oxford
Advisor: Jared Tanner

Undergraduate
Tufts University
Major: Applied Mathematics & Chemistry

Super Powers

Data-driven modeling

90%

Computational Biology

80%

Mathematical optimization

70%

Surfing

20%

Whistling

70%

Roller Disco

60%

Junior Geniuses

glenn Oliveira

Glenn Oliveira

Graduate Student

Experience

Channing Division of Network Medicine
Scripps Research Translational Institute

Training

Undergraduate
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Biology

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
University of New Mexico
Major: Biochemistry

Super Powers

Experimental Biology

80%

Computational Biology

90%

Good Coding Practices

10%

Monkey Work

100%

Soccer

45%

Cooking

55%

Mini Geniuses

Emory

Emory Hufbauer

Research Programmer II

Training

Undergraduate
University of Kentucky
Major: Computer Science

Super Powers

Making the computer do the maths

90%

Server farming

70%

Knowledge of Biology

30%

Interest in Biology

90%

Herding actual cats

100%
Karthik Ramesh

Karthik Ramesh

Research Programmer II

Training

Graduate (ongoing)
UC San Diego
M.D.

Undergraduate
UC Berkeley
Major: Bioengineering

Super Powers

Automation

50%

Workflow Optimization

60%

Finding useful APIs

80%

Tennis

30%

Fun Facts

100%
Chrissy

Chrissy Aceves

Research Programmer II

Training

Undergraduate
UC San Diego
Major: Biochemistry & Chemistry

Super Powers

Machine Learning

60%

Making Cool Figures

80%

Documenting Code

30%

Eating Burritos

100%

Being Awake in the Morning

10%
Catie anderson

Catie Anderson

Research Assistant III

Training

Graduate (ongoing)
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MPH in Health Policy

Undergraduate
San Diego State University
Major: Biology

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

75%

Virology

75%

Academic Writing

60%

Surfing

90%

Small Talk

5%
Ezra Kurzban

Ezra Kurzban

Research Assistant I

Training

Undergraduate
University of Colorado Boulder
Major: Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

Super Powers

Cell Biology

90%

Molecular Biology

70%

Genome Editing

80%

Rock Climbing

80%

Reading for fun

100%
sarah

Sarah Perkins

Research Technician

Training

Undergraduate
Princeton University
Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Super Powers

Disease Ecology

85%

Computational Biology

75%

Experimental Biology

60%

Wildlife Photography

15%

Drinking Coffee

100%
Madison

Madison Schwab

Research Technician

Training

Undergraduate
Princeton University
Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

60%

Evolutionary Biology

75%

Pipetting

95%

Befriending Animals

100%

Assembling IKEA Furniture

30%
Justin Lee

Justin Lee

Lab Assistant

Training

Undergraduate (ongoing)
UC San Diego
Major: Human Biology, Minor: Psychology

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

85%

Experimental Biology

65%

Academic Writing

50%

Cooking

25%

Musical Talent

70%
Sabrina Meng

Sabrina Meng

Undergraduate Researcher

Training

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

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

70%

Experimental Biology

60%

Computational Biology

50%

Playing a Piece of Wood with Horse Hair

80%

Creating a Mess in the Kitchen

100%

Lonely Geniuses

karthik gangavarapu

Karthik Gangavarapu

Professional Scientific Collaborator

Training

Postdoc (ongoing)
UCLA
Advisor: Marc Suchard

Graduate
Scripps Research
Advisors: Kristian Andersen & Andrew Su

Undergraduate
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Major: Pharmacy

Super Powers

Software Engineering

80%

Computational Biology

90%

Startups

60%

Video Games

50%

Comic Book Nerd

90%

Prepper

100%
gytis dudas

Gytis Dudas

Consultant (PhyloGeek)

Training

Postdoc
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Advisor: Trevor Bedford

Graduate
University of Edinburgh
Advisor: Andrew Rambaut

Undergraduate
University of Edinburgh
Major: Evolutionary Biology

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

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

Mega Traitors

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, High School Researcher
† Undergraduate, Harvard University

Alaa Abdel Latif
2020-2021, Research Programmer
† Co-founder, syrup.tech

Manar Alkuzweny
2019-2021, Undergraduate Researcher
† PhD Student, Notre Dame

Emily Kang
2019-2021, High School Researcher
† Undergraduate, MIT

Ashley Zolfaghari
2019-2021, High School Researcher
† Undergraduate, Notre Dame

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