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Biomedical Research Internship Program: 2024 Cohort

2024 Cohort Summary

We are pleased to announce our 2024 MGH Biomedical Research Internship Program cohort. We have selected 12 exceptional interns from a pool of 460 applications. The majority of our cohort is from groups historically underrepresented in biomedical science, with an average graduate and undergraduate GPA of 3.83. ​

Meet Our 2024 Cohort

Kyanna Barros

Brown University 

Biological Engineering

Class of 2026

Mentor: Jehan Alladina, MD

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Yumeng Chen

Tufts University 

Master of Biomedical Engineering 

Class of 2025

Mentor: Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD 

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Sabrina Kogan

Cornell University 

Fiber Science

Class of 2026

Mentor: Russell Goodman, MD, DPhil

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Evan Sang

University of California, Los Angeles

Statistics, Computational and Systems Biology

Class of 2026

COVID Corps 2023 Cohort Participant 

Mentor: Long Nguyen, MD, MS

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Sofia Sherman Rosa

Boston University 

Master of Public Health 

Class of 2025

Mentor: Altaf Saadi, MD

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Catherine Vien

Wesleyan University 

Neuroscience and Behavior

Class of 2025

Mentor: Marcia Goldberg, MD

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Angela Chen

Brown University 

Immunobiology and Comparative Literature

Class of 2025

Mentor: Maria Battistone, PhD

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Andres Filizzola Ortiz

Brown University 

Biology

Class of 2025

Mentor: Esther Rheinbay, PhD

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Yohana Otto 

Brandeis University

Biology and Neuroscience 

Class of 2025

COVID Corps 2023 Cohort Participant

Mentors: Viral Shah, MD, PhD, and Jay Rajagopal, MD

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Aatish Sethi

Brown University 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Class of 2026

Mentor: Emily Lau, MD, MPH

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Nirotma Tripathi, MD

Doctor of Medicine 

Master of Public Health 

Class of 2025

Mentors: Nancy Rigotti, MD and Jaqueline Avila, PhD

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Kaylee Wilson

Tufts University

Community Health and Biology 

Class of 2025

Mentor: Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, MSc, DPhil

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Students 2023

Meet Our 2024 Mentors

Mentors 2023

Jehan Alladina, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

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Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, MSc, DPhil

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

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Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD

Director, MGH Institute of Technology Assessment 

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School 

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Russell Goodman, MD, DPhil

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Assistant in Medicine/ Gastroenterology, MGH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

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Esther Rheinbay, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Attending Neurologist, Division of Comprehensive Neurology, MGH

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Viral Shah, MD, PhD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Jaqueline Contrera Avila, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston 

Investigator, Tobacco Research & Treatment Center, MGH

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Maria Agustina Battistone, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Program in Membrane Biology, Nephrology Division, MGH

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Marcia Goldberg, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Emily Lau, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Jay Rajagopal, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Principal Investigator, Center for Regenerative Medicine, MGH

Principal Investigator, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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Nancy Rigotti, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Tobacco Research & Treatment Center, MGH

Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH

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Eric Schmidt, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, MGH 

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Program Leadership

Program leadeship 2023

Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Assistant in Medicine/ Gastroenterology, MGH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

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Andrew Chan, MD, MPH

Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

Director of Cancer Epidemiology, MGH Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Mackenzie Clift

Project Coordinator, Disparities Solutions Center, MGH

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Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH

Director, Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute, MGH

Administrative Director of Research, Department of Medicine

Director, Equity in Care Implementation

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Esteban Barreto, PhD

Director of Evaluation of Equity and Community Health, MGH

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Kesanet Tesfazion, MPH

Administrative Coordinator, Disparities Solutions Center, MGH

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