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AWIS-San Diego

Board Members

President

Rose Presby

Secretary

Satarupa Bhaduri

Member at Large

Shanna Lavalle

Past President

Varykina Thackray

Treasurer

Cheyenne Camp

Member at Large

Sameera Bilgrami

President: Rose Presby

Current position:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Lab of Dr. Albert Chen, Scintillon Institute

Training: BS Biology with Minor Psychology, University of Maine, 2013; MS, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2019; PhD Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2021

Additional AWIS involvement: A2I, Corporate Sponsership, Scholarship and Outreach Committees; Open House Organizing Committee 2022; Open House Organizing Committee 2023

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Past President: Varykina (Kina) Thackray, PhD

Current position:  Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, UC San Diego

Training: Training: BA Biology, Middlebury College, 1991; PhD Molecular Biology, University of Colorado Heath Sciences Center, 2002

Additional AWIS involvement: Scholarship and Outreach Committees; WIST Organizing Committee 2019, 2021; Board Member at Large, 2019; President, 2021-2022

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Secretary: Satarupa Bhaduri

Current position: Postdoctoral scholar, UC San Diego

Training: Phd Biophysics and Structural Biology, Purdue University

Additional AWIS involvement: Co-chair of Career Advancement Committee, AWIS-SD board Secretary

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Treasurer: Cheyenne Camp

Current position: Business Development, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

Training: BS, Biology with a focus in Genetics

Additional AWIS involvement: Treasurer (2022-Present), Corporate Sponsorship Committee

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Member at Large: Shanna Lavalle

Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, McVicker Lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Training: BS Biology with minor in Chemistry, California State University Long Beach 2013; PhD Biomedical Sciences, UC San Diego, 2021

Additional AWIS involvement: Academia to Industry (A2I) Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2022; AWIS-National Strategic Planning Task Force, 2022-Present

Member at Large: Sameera Bilgrami

Current position: Associate Director, R&D, Immunicom Inc.

Training:BS, Biochemistry, Delhi University, PhD Cell Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Reasearch; National Center for Biological Sciences.

Additional AWIS involvement: Co-Chair A2I committee 2020-2022, Interim President Jan- Apr 2022