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To join us, send an email to:
Graduate Students: Seth is a core member of the Bioengineering and Neuroscience graduate programs. However, Graduate students in any program who are interested in a rotation are encouraged to reach out.
Postdocs: Send an email with your CV, future interests, and timeline.
The Shipman Lab is an inclusive group, open to all scientists.
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Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
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Weill Institute for Neurosciences, UCSF
Health Innovation via Engineering (HIVE)
Seth received his BA in from Wesleyan University and PhD in Neuroscience from UCSF. His graduate work was done with Roger Nicoll, using electrophysiology to investigate synapse formation in the hippocampus. He did his postdoc with George Church and Jeffrey Macklis at Harvard, using synthetic biology to build tools to study development. In the winter of 2018 he opened his lab in the Gladstone Institutes.
Santi graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Chemical Biology and a minor in Chemical Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys watching live music, eating spicy food, and exploring on his bicycle.
2020 Gladstone Award of Excellence
Kate graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a BS in Engineering in 2013. Before beginning graduate school, she researched mechanical properties of cancer cells at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul on a Whitaker Fellowship and created microfluidic devices to measure cell stiffness at CytoVale, a biotech startup in the Bay Area. In her free time, Kate enjoys cooking, techno, and annoying her cat.
2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
2020 UCSF Discovery Fellow
Rebecca graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Neuroscience. Prior to joining the Neuroscience PhD program at UCSF, she studied gut-related disorders at Kallyope, a gut-brain axis therapeutics start-up. Outside the lab, she enjoys making and eating heaps of food in the kitchen, tending to her plants, and playing cello.
Chloe graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in Biology and minor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She previously researched life in extreme terrestrial environments as analogs of Mars. In her free time, she enjoys solving crossword puzzles, playing the guitar, and hiking with her dog.
Sierra graduated from Tulane University with a BSE in chemical engineering and BS in neuroscience prior to joining the UC Berkeley-UCSF joint Bioengineering PhD program as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She hopes to engineer genetic tools to advance neuroscience research. Outside the lab, she swaps her pipette for a pencil as a writer and an editor for the Berkeley Science Review.
2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
2021 Berkeley SciComm Fellow
2021 Berkeley Science Review Editor-in-Chief
Santiago graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru with a BS in Biology before joining the UC Berkeley-UCSF joint Bioengineering PhD program. Outside of lab, he aspires to become a pizzaiolo and jazz drummer.
2019 Berkeley Graduate Fellowship
Christina got her BA from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in Molecular Biology. She moved west to do her graduate work at University of California Santa Cruz where she studied RNA structure in the context of the telomerase RNP. Her passion for research lies in re-designing and re-engineering biological machines. Outside the lab she enjoys carrying very heavy backpacks into the mountains, running marathons, and being terrified on the sides of very tall rock cliffs.
2021 Health Innovation via Engineering (HIVE) Fellow
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