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%

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_anderson

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

pardis sabeti

Pardis Sabeti

Harvard University

Galit Alter

Galit Alter

The Ragon Institute

Michael Oldstone

Michael Oldstone

Scripps Research

Erica Saphire

Erica Saphire

Scripps Research

Robert Garry

Bob Garry

Tulane University

christian_happi

Christian Happi

Redeemer's University

andrew su

Andrew Su

Scripps Research

Andrew Rambaut

Andrew Rambaut

University of Edinburgh

nick_loman

Nick Loman

Birmingham University

trevor_bedford

Trevor Bedford

Fred Hutch

Oliver Pybus

Oliver Pybus

University of Oxford

Marinos Kallikourdis

Marinos Kallikourdis

Humanitas University

Federation of Awesomeness

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