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Past Trainees

Syrena Carver: A 2023 INHCC DEI Summer Mentee, Syrena is an undergraduate at University of New Haven, pursuing a BS in health sciences and a MPH in public health. She previously served as a research assistant intern for Yale School of Medicine, investigating adverse risks in population health, as well as a volunteer for Yale New Haven Hospital in the Intensive Patient Care Unit and the HOIT Center

Evan Dingle: A 2022 INHCC DEI Summer Mentee, Evan is a University of Connecticut-Stamford undergraduate, majoring in Allied Health Sciences. Evan participated in several Yale Pathways to Science programs while at New Haven Academy, including the HPREP program and was eager to join the INHCC DEI Summer Mentee Program. Evan has EMT certification and obtained his phlebotomy certification while in the INHCC mentee program.

LaTaysia Leonard: A 2023 INHCC DEI Summer Mentee, LaTaysia is an undergraduate at Southern Connecticut State University, majoring in biology. She hopes to continue in the field of research and is particularly interested in studying how injury and infectious disease affect the brain.

Taylor Tjosaas: The Spudich Lab hosted Taylor Tjosaas, a Posse scholar undergraduate at Wesleyan University majoring in neuroscience, during the summer of 2022. Taylor joined the Spudich Lab through Yale’s REVU program. During his experience with the Spudich Lab, he assisted in several lab projects and studies, learning more about data interpretation and analysis.

Jocelyn Ramirez: A 2021 INHCC DEI Summer Mentee, Jocelyn is an undergraduate and a 2022 Rowe Scholar at University of Connecticut. She was a member of Yale Pathways to Science and had participated in various programs like Brain Education Day and Girl Science Investigation prior to joining the mentee program with Dr. Spudich.

Daiana Vasquez Bracero: A 2021 INHCC DEI Summer Mentee, Daiana is an undergraduate at Quinnipiac University majoring in health science. As an INHCC intern, she contributed to an investigation and learned from a variety of accomplished researchers.

Past Members

Ryan Handoko, Yale Medical Student

Current Position: Resident in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Rachela Calvi, BS, BSN, RN, Postgraduate Assistant

Current Position: Nursing student, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Payal Patel, MD, Neuroinfectious Diseases Fellow

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

Shelli Farhadian, MD, PhD, Neuroinfectious Diseases Fellow

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

Tess O'Meara, MD, Yale medical student

Current Position: Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Tobias Kirchwey, MD, Postgraduate Assistant

Current Position: Emergency Medicine Resident, SUNY HSC Brooklyn, SUNY College of Medicine

Aveline Xiang Li, MD, Yale medical student

Current Position: University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine practitioner