I was born in Sin City (a.k.a. Las Vegas, NV) but was raised in Tucson, AZ.
My decision to come to UC Berkeley, and the MBN program in particular, was based on the following factors…in no particular order.
a) The graduate students appear genuinely happy;
b) The research being done in the NST department is diverse giving us students many research options; c) The professors are calm yet challenging which I think is a winning combination; d) There are frequent grad student happy hours.
3rd year MBN. PhD Candidate. Hellerstein Lab.
to read, play soccer, watch movies, sing, play poker, rent TV shows and binge all night on them, cook and eat.
Mitigation of isolation-associated adipocyte interleukin-6 secretion following rapid dissociation of adipose tissue. Thompson AC, Nunez M, Davidson R, Horm T, Schnittker K, Hart MV, Suarez AM, Tsao TS. J Lipid Res. 2012 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22911046
Tweaking the cholesterol efflux capacity of reconstituted HDL. Ma CI, Beckstead JA, Thompson AC, Hafiane A, Wang RH, Ryan RO, Kiss RS. Biochem Cell Biol. 2012 Oct;90(5):636-45. Epub 2012 May 18. PMID: 22607224
The effects of physiological adaptations to calorie restriction on global cell proliferation rates. Bruss MD*, Thompson AC*, Aggarwal I, Khambatta CF, Hellerstein MK. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Apr;300(4):E735-45. Epub 2011 Feb 1. PMID: 21285400 * These authors contributed equally to this work.