PHTS Umbrella Program (1st Year)

PhD Students

 

Mario Alba


mmalba@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education:  Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Arizona State University

Research Interests: Proteomics, Metabolomics, Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, PK/PD, Immunotherapy, Regulatory Science, Systems Biology, Precision Medicine

Year of Study:  1st

   Awards:  USC School of Pharmacy Culty Diversity Award (2020-21)

 

Brent Beadell


beadell@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education:  Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, California State University, Los Angeles

Graduate Education: MS Biology and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Biotechnology at California State University, Los Angeles

 

Research Interests: Innate immunity, host-pathogen interactions, bacterial virulence, antimicrobial resistance, drug delivery

 Year of Study:  1st

 

Jiaqi Cheng


chen948@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science,   Bioengineering, Northeastern University

Research Interests: Infectious disease, protein drug, cell penetrating peptide, immunology, antibiotic resistance

Year of Study:  1st

 

Garett Cheung


garettch@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience, Criminology Minor, Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: Neurodegeneration, Steroids, Cognition, Behavior, Memory, Therapeutic targets

Year of Study:  1st

 

Priyal Dave


priyalda@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, NMIMS University

Graduate Education: Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC

Research Interests: Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Development, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology and Quantitative Techniques (LCMS)

Year of Study:  1st

Leadership: Secretary, American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS) – USC Student Chapter (2020-2021)

 

Guoyun Kao


guoyunka@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, China Medical University

Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, MCPHS University, Worcester

Research Interests: Cancer, Drug Discovery, Drug Delivery, Protein Engineering

Year of Study:  1st

Benazir Oluoch


oluoch@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, San Francisco State University

Research Interests: Drug Design, Drug Development, Protein Chemistry, Drug Resistance, Global Heath, Natural Products, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Cell and Molecular Biology

Year of Study:  1st

Awards:  USC School of Pharmacy Culty Diversity Award (2020-21)

 

Saki Watanabe


sakiwata@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Southern Utah University

Research Interests: Mood disorders, mental health, addiction, neurodegeneration

Year of Study:  1st

 

Leadership: PHTS representative for Pharmacy Graduate Alliance (PGA) 2020-2021 and Social Chair,  American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS) – USC Student Chapter (2020-2021)