Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Meet Our Current Students

Every year, 6-10 highly talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and interests join the MCW MSTP family. We currently have students from 38 different undergraduate institutions across 18 states.

Our students and administrators are very supportive and helpful to one another, fostering outstanding mentorship and creating an inclusive environment to help you integrate your passion for research with medicine.

Learn more about our current students, including their research interests and publications.

The MSTP is an unparalleled opportunity to receive an education that poises trainees for productive careers as both clinicians and researchers. MCW has a wide (and expanding) array of friendly faculty willing to support students in all phases of their education. Furthermore, the MCW MSTP administrators are extraordinarily kind and willing to facilitate the best training experience in any way possible.

Casey Zoss

M1 Students

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Jacob Bartosiak

M1 Student

jbartosiak@mcw.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Ryan Brown

M1 Student

rjbrown@mcw.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Donovan Drouillard

M1 Student

ddrouillard@mcw.edu

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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Cristhian Gutierrez Huerta

M1 Student

cgutierrez@mcw.edu

University of California-Merced

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Josiah Murray

M1 Student

jmurray@mcw.edu

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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David Nowak

M1 Student

dnowak@mcw.edu

Marquette University

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Damon Schmalzreidt

M1 Student

dschmalzried@mcw.edu

Viterbo University

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Emma Tillison

M1 Student

etillison@mcw.edu

Marquette University

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Casey Zoss

M1 Student

czoss@mcw.edu

Briar Cliff University

M2 Students

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Karina Bursch

M2 Student

kbursch@mcw.edu

The Catholic University of America

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Kelli Cole

M2 Student

kecole@mcw.edu

Marquette University

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Julian Grosskopf

M2 Student

jgrosskopf@mcw.edu

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Sritejasvinthi Karimikonda

M2 Student

skarimikonda@mcw.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Thomas Kelly

M2 Student

tjkelly@mcw.edu

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Siying Lin

M2 Student

silin@mcw.edu

The Catholic University of America

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Zakary Plautz

M2 Student

zplautz@mcw.edu

Columbia University, New York City

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Gopika Senthilkumar

M2 Student

gsenthilkuma@mcw.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Samuel Zorn

M2 Student

szorn@mcw.edu

Santa Clara University

G1 Students

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Ashley Brown

G1 Student

asbrown2@mcw.edu

Advised by Weiguo Cui, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Mohamed Khalil

G1 Student

mokhalil@mcw.edu

Advised by Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, and Scott Terhune, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Nicholas Malcolm

G1 Student

nmalcolm@mcw.edu

Advised by John McCorvy, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Christopher Monti

G1 Student

cmonti@mcw.edu

Advised by Scott Terhune, PhD Microbiology & Immunology

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Shana Terai Snarrenberg

G1 Student

ssnarrenberg@mcw.edu

Advised by Qing-song Liu, PhD Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Peter Zhang

G1 Student

pezhang@mcw.edu

University of Michigan

G2 Students

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Kyler Crawford

G2 Student

kscrawford@mcw.edu

Advised by Brian Volkman, PhD, Biochemistry

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Matthew Hadiono

G2 Student

mhadiono@mcw.edu

Advised by John Kirby, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Moujtaba Kasmani

G2 Student

mkasmani@mcw.edu

Advised by Weiguo Cui, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Stephen Mazurchuk

G2 Student

smazurchuk@mcw.edu

Advised by Jeffrey Binder, MD, Biophysics

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Kelsey Meacham

G2 Student

kmeacham@mcw.edu

Advised by Blake Hill, PhD, Biochemistry

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Wasif Osmani

G2 Student

wosmani@mcw.edu

Advised by Matthew Hodges, PhD, Physiology

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Tyler Waltz

G2 Student

twaltz@mcw.edu

Advised by Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

G3 Students

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Melissa Anfinson

G3 Student

manfinson@mcw.edu

Advised by Aoy Mitchell, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Linda Berg Luecke

G3 Student

lbergluecke@mcw.edu

Advised by Rebekah Gundry, PhD

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Ayana Jamal

G3 Student

ajamal@mcw.edu

Advised by Brian Link, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Hayley Powers

G3 Student

hpowers@mcw.edu

Advised by Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Biochemistry

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Sai-Suma Samudrala

G3 Student

ssamudrala@mcw.edu

Advised by Aoy Mitchell, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Todd Stollenwerk

G3 Student

tstollenwerk@mcw.edu

Advised by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Paytsar Topchyan

G3 Student

ptopchyan@mcw.edu

Advised by Weiguo Cui, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

G4 Students

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Puja Agrawal

G4 Student

pagrawal@mcw.edu

Advised by Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Carlie Aurubin

G4 Student

caurubin@mcw.edu

Advised by Vera Tarakanova, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Samantha Chou

G4 Student

schou@mcw.edu

Advised by Matt Scaglione, PhD, Biochemistry

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Acacia Dishman

G4 Student

adishman@mcw.edu

Advised by Brian Volkman, PhD, Biochemistry

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Katelyn Heimbruch

G4 Student

kheimbruch@mcw.edu

Advised by Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Alicia Ivory

G4 Student

aivory@mcw.edu

Advised by Andrew Greene, PhD, Biomedical Engineering Program

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Dwani Patel

G4 Student

ddpatel@mcw.edu

Advised by Daniel Lipinski, MSc, DPhil, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

M3 Students

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Alexander Helfand, PhD

M3 Student

ahelfand@mcw.edu

Advised by Jeffrey Binder, MD, Neurology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Biophysics

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Clinton Piper, PhD

M3 Student

cpiper@mcw.edu

Advised by William Drobyski, MD, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Microbiology & Immunology

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Casey Vickstrom, PhD

M3 Student

cvickstrom@mcw.edu

Advised by Qing-song Liu, PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Emily Vonderhaar, PhD

M3 Student

evonderhaar@mcw.edu

Advised by Michael Dwinell, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Erica N. Woertz, PhD

M3 Student

ewoertz@mcw.edu

Advised by Joseph Carroll, PhD, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy; located at the Eye Institute

M4 Students

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Eric Darrah, PhD

Matched at Medical College of Wisconsin; Specialty: Pathology

Advised by Vera Tarakanova, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Alison Huckenpahler, PhD

Matched at Washington University in St. Louis; Specialty: Psychiatry

Advised by Joseph Carroll, PhD, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Andrew Kleist, PhD

Matched at Johns Hopkins University; Specialty: Pediatrics

Advised by Brian Volkman, PhD, Biochemistry

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Natasha Moussouras, PhD

Matched at University of Washington; Specialty: Pediatrics

Advised by Michael Dwinell, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

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Michael Olp, PhD

Matched at University of Michigan; Specialty: Pathology

Advised by Brian Smith, PhD, Biochemistry

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Jason Siebert, PhD

Matched at Albert Einstein School of Medicine; Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Advised by Subramanian Malarkannan, PhD, Versiti Blood Research Institute