Officers

Sudev Namboodiri, President

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Hi! My name is Sudev, and I’m a biological sciences major, class of 2022, from Cupertino, California. I’m currently doing research in the Healthy Cognition and Resilient Aging lab in the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UC Davis, School of Medicine. After graduation, I plan to apply to medical school. In my downtime, you can find me playing classical guitar, reading history or gaming with my friends.

E-mail: snamboodiri@ucdavis.edu 

Nam Tran, Treasurer

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Greetings! My name is Nam and I am the Treasurer/Financial Officer for TRS. I am a third year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major at UC Davis. I am originally from Vietnam, but have lived in San Jose, CA for most of my life. During my free time, I enjoy biking and hanging out with my roommates, doing things such as playing basketball and video games. Although I am not currently involved in research, I have some past lab experience with techniques commonly used in a molecular biology lab. I look forward to welcoming all new TRS members!

Email: ntrtran@ucdavis.edu

Eshetu Debebe, Board Advisor

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Hey! My name is Eshetu and I’m an undergraduate student at UC Davis majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. I am from Ethiopia. As a scientist in training, I have a strong interest in neuro-oncology and human behavioral biology. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike and reading books. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Email: etdebebe@ucdavis.edu 

Matthew Wong, Vice President

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Hey there! My name is Matthew and I’m a biology major from Cupertino, California. Currently I’m doing research at Heyer Labs, with my ongoing work focused on a DNA repair mechanism called homologous recombination, and BRCA2, a tumor suppressor protein. After graduating, I plan on pursuing medical or graduate school. When I’m not studying or doing research, you can catch me watching kdramas, gaming, or exploring new restaurants.

Email: mkuwong@ucdavis.edu 

Dennis Ayzenberg, Secretary

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Hey! I’m Dennis and I’m a biological sciences major minoring in psychology, class of 2022, from Cupertino, California. I'm currently doing research in the Hammock lab focusing on the neurobiological and behavioral aspect of the SEH enzyme and the application of its inhibitor as a pain analgesic.  After I graduate, I’m planning on taking a couple of gap years before applying to medical school. In my free time, I like building model kits, listening to rock/metal music, and playing video games with my friends.

 

Email: dayzenberg@ucdavis.edu

Christian Pratt, Graduate Student Liaison

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Greetings! I'm Christian and I was formerly an undergraduate transfer student majoring in physics at UC Davis, and now I will be entering graduate school at UC Davis in the fall. Currently I am currently doing research in the high energy physics department conducting analysis and building software for a prototype cosmic ray muon detector associated with the DUNE experiment. Outside of academics/research I like listening to music, staying active by going to the gym or running, making software projects and eating good food. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Email: czpratt@ucdavis.edu