UChicago MSTP: Our Students

Our current MSTP students come from across the nation and from a variety of private and public universities and liberal arts colleges.

UChicago's MSTP currently supports 78 total students from across the U.S. and from a variety of academic backgrounds. Approximately 50% are completing the MD and the other 50% are completing the PhD at any one time. We welcome cohorts of ~9-10 new students annually, and new students begin in summer quarter (mid-June). Some of our students complete one or more gap years prior to entering, while others begin directly following their undergraduate studies.

Our MSTP values a supportive community of students through a structured peer mentoring program (MSTP Sibs), student-led social events, faculty talks, an annual all-program retreat, networking and career exploration opportunities, service and outreach in the surrounding Hyde Park neighborhood and other geographic areas, as well as many other aspects of student life. 

Learn more about students' research interests here: PhD Dissertations

Last Name, First Name MSTP Year PhD Specialization Mentor
Ahmad, Raheel M1 TBD TBD
Davis, Maura M1 TBD TBD
Kataria, Rhea M1 TBD TBD
Leon, Daniel M1 TBD TBD
Li, Grace M1 TBD TBD
LoRocco, Nicholas  M1 TBD TBD
Ramirez-Matias, Julliana M1 TBD TBD
Skaggs, Keith M1 TBD TBD
Taylor, Hannah M1 TBD TBD
Last Name, First Name MSTP Year PhD Specialization Mentor
Chang, Kevin G2 ISTP (PME)  Jeffrey Hubbell 
Cozzi, Joseph G2 ISTP (Medical Physics) Maryellen Giger
Maheshwari, Nikita G2 ISTP (Immunology) Pete Savage
Nakshatri, Swetha G2 ISTP (Cancer Biology) Eileen Dolan
Panda, Arpit  G2 ISTP (Immunology)  Chuan He
Thaenert, Anna G2 ISTP (Immunology)  Baba Jabri
Thome, Jason G2 ISTP (Chemistry) Mark Levin/Chin-tu Chen
Yousef, Mahmoud G2 ISTP (Ecology & Evolution) Seppe Kuehn
Berg, Brendan  G3 ISTP (PME)  Jeffrey Hubbell 
Casella, Gabriel  G3 ISTP (GGSB)  Marcus Clark/Maryellen Giger
Cipurko, Denis  G3 ISTP (Immunology)  Nicolas Chevrier
Lin, Kyle  G3 ISTP (Biophysical Sciences) Allan Drummond/Allison Squires
Lozinski, Maya G3 MeSH (Public Policy) David Meltzer
Malik, Hagerah  G3 ISTP (Neurobiology) Demet Arac
Martinez, Tanner  G3 ISTP (Immunology)  Megan McNerney
Son, Sophie  G3 ISTP (Immunology)  Eric Pamer
Viswanathan, Mayuri  G3 ISTP (Immunology)  Erin Adams 
Wright, Nathaniel  G3 ISTP (Immunology)  Marcus Clark
Last Name, First Name MSTP Year PhD Specialization Mentor
Banks, David  G4 ISTP (Cancer Biology) James Labelle
Deshpande, Sarita  G4 ISTP (Neurobiology) Wim van Drongelen 
Edoigiawerie, Sylvia  G4 ISTP (Neurobiology) Wim van Drongelen
Jotte, Matthew  G4 ISTP (Cancer Biology) Megan McNerney
Molina, Andrew G4 ISTP (Biophysical Sciences) Tobin Sosnick/Benoit Roux
Ramesh, Amrita  G4 ISTP (BMB) Erin Adams
Webster, Kierstin  G4 ISTP (CMMN) Lev Becker 
Zhu, Oliver G4 ISTP (Computational Neuroscience) David Freedman 
Frith, Mary  G5   ISTP (CMMN) Eugene Chang 
Glauninger, Hendrik  G5   ISTP (Biophysical Sciences) Allan Drummond/Tobin Sosnick 
Kennedy, Megan  G5   ISTP (Ecology & Evolution) Eugene Chang/Joy Bergelson 
Monical, Alexis G5   ISTP (Neurobiology) Daniel McGehee 
Wang, Andrew G5   ISTP (BMB) Savas Tay 
Last Name, First Name MSTP Year PhD Specialization Mentor
Ayantoye, Idris  M2  ISTP (Neurobiology) TBD
Berrian, Nia M2  ISTP (Neurobiology) TBD
Coukos, John M2  ISTP (Chemistry) Ray Moellering
Cullum, Emily M2  ISTP (Immunology) Tatyana Golovkina
Hu, Yifei M2  ISTP (BMB) Jun Huang 
Hung, Anthony M2  ISTP (GGSB) Yoav Gilad 
Ibeh, Udoka M2  ISTP (Immunology) TBD
Lee, Somin M2  ISTP (Neurobiology) Wim van Drongelen
Li, James M2  ISTP (Public Health Sciences) Dezheng Huo
Melanson, Randy M2  ISTP (Immunology) TBD
Norton de Matos, Salvador M2  ISTP (PME)  TBD
Phillips, Will M2  ISTP (Cancer Biology) TBD
Rodriguez, Donald M2  ISTP (Immunology) Pete Savage
Root, Sarah M2  ISTP (Biophysical Sciences) TBD
Sangani, Kishan M2  ISTP (Immunology) Bana Jabri
Sepich, Caraline M2  ISTP (BMB) Chuan He
Sheth, Neil M2  ISTP (Ecology & Evolution) Luis Bettencourt 
Song, Steven M2  ISTP (Computer Science) TBD
Sun, Sarah M2  ISTP (Immunology) Luis Barreiro/Bana Jabri
Wagstaff, William M2  ISTP (Cancer Biology) T.C. He
Woo, Geena M2  ISTP (GGSB) TBD
Yeh, Hugh M2  ISTP (PME) TBD
Abraham, Rebecca M3 ISTP (Immunology) Marcus Clark
Azizi, Saara-Anne M3 ISTP (Chemistry) Bryan Dickinson
Chernoff, Meytal M3 ISTP (Public Health Sciences) Brandon Pierce
Hansen, Grace M3 ISTP (GGSB) Marcelo Nobrega
Long, Katie M3 ISTP (Computational Neuroscience) Sliman Bensmaia
Shaw, Dustin M3 ISTP (Immunology) Patrick Wilson/Bana Jabri
Zhu, Allen M3 ISTP (Cancer Biology) Chuan He
Dai, Wenli M4 ISTP (Biophysical Sciences) Francisco Bezanilla/Chris Weber
Elorbany, Reem M4 ISTP (GGSB) Yoav Gilad
Flood, Blake M4 ISTP (Immunology) Thomas Gajewski
Imgruet, Molly M4 ISTP (Cancer Biology) Megan McNerney
McLean, Kaitlin M4 ISTP (DRSB) Marcus Clark
Miller, Christine M4 ISTP (Immunology) Pete Savage
Okuneye, Victoria M4 ISTP (Computational Neuroscience) Sarah Keedy
Schnorenberg, Mat M4 ISTP (PME) Matt Tirrell/James LaBelle
Zayyad, Zaina M4 ISTP (Computational Neuroscience) John Maunsell/Jason MacLean