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Anny Yang graduated from Northwestern University in 2022 with majors in Biological Sciences and Psychology, and a Minor in Global Health. At the Feinberg School of Medicine's Youth Digital Mental Health Lab, she researched how technology interacts with adolescent mental health, especially in relation to anxiety, and analyzed the changing technology habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research aimed to develop digital mental health tools for youth that are effective, implementable, and scalable to treat and prevent anxiety. Outside of her studies, Anny enjoys staying active with weightlifting and hiking.
Byron Zhao graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a B.S. in Molecular & Cell Biology with a Biological Chemistry Emphasis. During undergrad, he worked in the Hong Lab in the UCSF Department of Orofacial Sciences on craniofacial developmental research, during which he completed his thesis for an honors degree at UC Berkeley in Dr. Christine Hong's lab. In his thesis, he used 2D morphological, volumetric, and geometric morphometric analyses to investigate p75NTR's role in the skeletal formation of the mouse skull. Byron loves hiking and camping. He also enjoys exploring music venues with friends, including classical, jazz, house, and techno.
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Justin Chau graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Molecular & Cell Biology. During undergrad, he worked in the Ramos Lab at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry on a project that uncovered the capacity for novel pharmacological therapies in the treatment of periodontitis and oral cancer. He also worked in the Hong Lab at UCSF where he helped investigate the interplay between mutations in NGF receptor genes and abnormalities in craniofacial development. He is currently working in the Alliston Lab at UCSF on a project that aims to find a solution for orthodontic relapse that is minimally invasive and functions irrespective of patient compliance. Outside of his studies, Justin enjoys watching and playing basketball, cooking, and eating good food with friends.
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Miguel Brito-Mariani graduated from University of Colorado Boulder in 2021 with a major in Integrative Physiology and minor in Mathematics. During his gap year, Miguel worked as a Research Assistant at Agilent Technologies, where he developed companion diagnostic assays for cancer therapeutics. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors with friends: whether it is hiking, camping, or sports.