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Interns

Jocelyn Ramirez: Jocelyn Ramirez is a rising senior at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a member of Yale Pathways to Science and has participated in various programs like Brain Education Day and Girl Science Investigation. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Class of 2022 Treasurer. Her interest in neuroscience began in middle school, when she branched out to different programs and events related to neuroscience. After she graduates from high school, she plans to attend college and major in a STEM field.

Daiana Vasquez Bracero: Daiana C. Vasquez Bracero graduated from Hill Regional Career High School in the spring of 2021, and will be attending Quinnipiac University this fall as a Health Science major, working toward entry into the pre-med program. Throughout her high school years, Daiana participated in various health and science programs, building her knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body, as well as the various careers in medicine. One of the programs she enjoyed the most was the Yale Simulation Lab, where she became familiar with suturing, intubating, inserting IVs, and ultrasounds. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree, she plans to continue her career by studying medicine and pursuing a PhD. As an INHCC intern, she is interested in learning from a variety of accomplished researchers and having a closer look at the work of a research scientist.

Past Members

Ryan Handoko, Yale Medical Student

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


Rachela Calvi, Postgraduate Assistant

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


Payal Patel, Neuroinfectious Diseases Fellow

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


Shelli Farhadian, Neuroinfectious Diseases Fellow

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine


Tess O'Meara, Yale Medical Student

Current Position: Resident in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital


Tobias Kirchwey, Postgraduate Assistant

Current Position: Medical student, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Aveline Xiang Li, Yale Medical Student

Current Position: Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine