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Consulting Club Leadership

  • Io Long (Welles) Chan

    Io Long (Welles) Chan, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral fellow

    President, Founder

    My research focuses on developing novel oligonucleotide-based drugs for treating lung and brain diseases in Jonathan Watts’ lab. I am interested in innovations in science and business and always looking for opportunities to work on projects that will help advance therapies and bring life science products to market.

  • Karthik Ramesh

    Karthik Ramesh

    Ph.D. candidate

    Director of Operations

    My research is focused on understanding the role of HLA-DO in altering peptide loading on MHCII. I am interested in gaining a better understanding of the business side of science to aid in my life goal of making a positive impact on patient lives.

  • Yonca Karadeniz

    Yonca Karadeniz

    Ph.D. candidate

    Director of External Relations

    My research focuses on understanding the regulatory mechanisms of chromatin remodelers, specifically SWR1C and SWI/SNF complexes. I am interested in networking with fellow business-of-science enthusiasts to provide opportunities in the consulting/business of science for my peers. I am striving towards a career in venture capital, entrepreneurship, and life-science consulting.

  • Jenya Kolpakova

    Jenya Kolpakova

    Ph.D. candidate

    Director of Communications

    I currently study the neurobiology of drug addiction in the lab of Gilles Martin focusing on the role of reward pathway networks. I'm interested in the business aspects of science and science consulting career.

  • Michelle Mosqueda

    Michelle Mosqueda

    Ph.D. candidate

    Director of Internal Relations

    My research in Francesca Massi’s lab focuses on understanding how genetic protein alterations dysregulate cellular functions in neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS. I am interested in exploring the business side of science to expand my future career options.

  • Pooja Parameswaran

    Pooja Parameswaran

    Ph.D. candidate

    Director of Internal Relations

    I am a graduate student in Megan Orzalli’s lab, studying immune evasion strategies employed by Herpes viruses to infect and replicate in models of human skin. I am interested in a career in life science consulting and hope to translate my skills and experiences as a scientist, in both industry and academia to help healthcare companies strategize effectively and grow their businesses.