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Hoda S. Abdel Magid, PhD, MHS is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. Lorene Nelson and Dr. Michelle Odden in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health and the Center for Population Health Sciences. She is also a fellow in the Big Data-Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) at the Palo Alto VA. Her graduate career research promoted the understanding of new and emerging tobacco products use among adolescents and young adults. Her current research aims to understand chronic disease risk behaviors and leverages spatial epidemiology to examine health disparities among socially-marginalized communities.
Jennifer Kong, PhD – Jenn is a fourth year Biochemistry postdoc and previous Proposal Bootcamp participant. Her interests in science are very broad, ranging from neuroecology and plankton biology to signal transduction in the context of development and disease. As a postdoc Dr. Kong has applied to a whopping 18 grants and, after much failure, recently received a K99.
Claudia Vasquez, PhD – Claudia is a post-doc in Alex Dunn’s lab where she studies the physical mechanisms that organize cell-cell junctions and three-dimensional tissue structures. She took the Proposal Bootcamp class in 2016 and was awarded an NRSA F32 fellowship from NIGMS. She’s been a Grant Coach since 2018 and has advised graduate students and postdocs on all types of proposals, including NSF and NIH proposals.
Jennifer Wilson, PhD – Jen has been a communication coach since graduate school. Her training is in biological engineering, but she has worked at the FDA, and completed multiplied industry internships. Her research focuses on using computational network methods to better understand and anticipate undesirable drug side effects. She has experience coaching students on personal statements, graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, scientific talks, scientific papers, and job-application materials.