Boss Man

Kristian G. Andersen

Associate Professor, Scripps Research
Director of Infectious Disease Genomics, SRTI
Affiliated Member, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

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

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-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

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

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

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%

Training

Graduate
Scripps Research (PhD)
Advisor: Dennis R. Burton

Georgia Institute of Technology (MS)
Advisor: Brian K. Hammer

Undergraduate
Major: Molecular Biotechnology
Technische Universität München

Super Powers

All Things Antibody

70%

Computational Biology

30%

Dissecting Immune Responses

80%

Collaboration Professional

90%

Scientific Story Telling

70%

Pretending to be Slash

100%
Raphaelle

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

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

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

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

Sharada Saraf

Undergraduate Student, UCSD

Training

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

Super Powers

Junior Sequencer

50%

Data Collection

80%

Scientific Writing

50%

Cell Culturing

70%

Hiking

70%

Cat Cuddling

100%
Catie

Catie Anderson

Research Technician

Training

Undergraduate
Major: Biology
San Diego State University

Super Powers

Molecular Biology

75%

Virology

75%

Academic Writing

60%

Surfing

90%

Small Talk

5%

Lone Rangers

gytis

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%
garyk brixi

Garyk Brixi

Consultant (High school intern)

Experience

Valid Nutrition

Training

High School
Winston Churchill High School

Super Powers

Data Visualization

60%

Biology

60%

Coding

50%

Searching Stack Overflow

80%

Learning by Osmosis

90%

Selecting Appropriate Color Scales

10%

Traitors

Mini Traitors

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

External Advisory Board

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 Folks

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

Scripps Research

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 Awesomeness

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