Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Natasha Moussouras

Natasha Moussouras

M3 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Michael Dwinell, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BA, Chemistry and Spanish, University of Southern California, 2012

Research Interests

Chemokine Structure/Function, Drug Discovery

Research Experience

University of Southern California, 2010-2012
Advisor: Kyung W Jung, PhD
Project: Synthesis and optimization of various palladium catalysts

Genentech, Inc, 2012
Advisor: Matthew Volgraf, PhD
Project: Synthetic Studies Towards the Daphniphyllum Alkaloids : Synthesis of a Common Heterocyclic Core via a Novel Radical Cyclization / Allene Reduction Sequence


Moussouras, N., Pratt, C.A., Neilson, I. Magnetic Toy Ingestion: Surgical Implications. Alaska Med. 2008; 49(4):117-9.

Meeting Abstracts

Moussouras NA, Veldkamp CT, Dwinell MB, Volkman BF. Structural interactions and implications of post-translationally modified CCR7 and CCL21. Presented at the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Chemotactic Cytokines, May 28-Jun 3, 2016; Girona, Spain.

Moussouras, N., Volgraf, M., Gin, D. (2012) Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Daphenylline: Discovery of a Palladium-catalyzed Allene Reduction. Annual Summer Intern Poster Presentation Day at Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA. August 16, 2012.

General Interests

Dancing, reading, hiking