GSIP Mentors

Mentors are critical to our interns’ experiences and to our program’s success. GSIP interns will have the opportunity to learn about participating mentors and indicate their preferences from Gates Institute members with a wide variety of research interests.

Michael Alberti, MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Pathology
Bruce Appel, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics – Developmental Biology
Linda Barlow, PhDProfessor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Gana Batt, PhDAssociate Director of Protein Development and Manufacturing, Gates Biomanufacturing Facility
Ganna Bilousova, PhDAssociate Professor of Dermatology
Stanca Birlea, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of Dermatology
Neil Box, PhDVisiting Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Epidemiology
Kristen Boyle, PhDAssociate Professor of Pediatrics - Nutrition
Joseph Brzezinski, PhDAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology, GSIP Co-director
Valeria Canto-Soler, PhDAssociate Professor of Ophthalmology, CellSight Director
Angelo D'Alessandro​, PhDProfessor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Peter Dempsey, PhDAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
Patricia Ernst, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology
Xiying Fan, PhDResearch Instructor in Dermatology
Miguel Flores-Bellver, PhDAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Director ExoSight
Santos Franco, PhDAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhDProfessor of Dermatology
Kirk Hansen, PhDProfessor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Srividhya Iyer, PhDAssistant Professor of Orthopedics
Nicholas Jacobson, MDesResearch Faculty in 3D, Bioprinting, Cardiology
Jeffrey Jacot, PhDAssociate Professor of Bioengineering
Sujatha Jagannathan, PhDAssistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhDProfessor of Medical Oncology
Shi-Long Lu, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of Otolaryngology
Traci Lyons PhDAssociate Professor of Medical Oncology
Chelsea Magin, PhDAssistant Professor of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
Russell Marians, PhDAssociate Director, Analytical Development, Gates Biomanufacturing Facility
Ram Nagaraj, PhDProfessor of Ophthalmology
Mi-Hyun Nam, PhDInstructor of Ophthalmology
Karin Payne, PhDAssociate Professor of Orthopedics
Eric Pietras, PhDAssociate Professor of Hematology
Nidia Quilinan, PhDAssociate Professor of Anesthesiology
Tania Reis, PhDAssociate Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Jennifer Richer, PhD, MSProfessor of Pathology, Dean of Graduate School
Yiqun Shellman, PhDAssociate Professor of Dermatology
Daniel Sherbenou, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of Hematology
Kunhua Song, PhDAssociate Professor of Cardiology
Lori Sussel, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics, Barbara Davis Center
Beth Tamburini, PhDAssistant Professor of Gastroenterology
Tamara Terzian, PhDAssistant Professor of Dermatology
Enrique Torchia, PhDAssistant Professor of Dermatology
Ronald Vagnozzi, PhDAssistant Professor of Cardiology
Maria Natalia Vergara, PhDAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Michael Verneris, MDProfessor of Pediatrics, Director BMT & Cellular Therapy
Lori Walker, PhDAssistant Professor of Cardiology


GSIP Alumni

Gates Institute considers the Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) to be one of its most important offerings. Having the opportunity to inspire the next generation of investigators and clinicians is an enormous but gratifying responsibility. We are grateful for the interns who have participated in the program since its inception in 2015.

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