Member Spotlights

  • Alexandra Bortnick, Ph.D. - Alumni Relations Director

    Alexandra Bortnick, Ph.D. - Alumni Relations Director

    abortnick@ucsd.edu

    Department: Biology
    My research in 12 words or less: Gene regulation of antibody secreting cells
    Favorite thing about the PDA: Our vision and resourcefulness
    Favorite quote: “Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” (Marie Curie)

  • Eileen Collyer, Ph.D. - Ambassador Program Director

    Eileen Collyer, Ph.D. - Ambassador Program Director

    ambassadorprogram@ucsd.edu

    Department: Neuroscience
    My research in 12 words or less: Effects of rehabilitative training in locomotor recovery after a neural stem cell graft
    Favorite quote: "If it was easy, somebody would have done it already." (Unknown)

  • Qiang Zhu, Ph.D.

    Qiang Zhu, Ph.D.

    Department: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    My research in 12 words or less: Disease mechanisms and therapy development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia
    Favorite thing about the PDA: Organizing wonderful events, meeting great people, providing diverse career opportunities to postdoctoral fellows. A great place to develop teamwork and leadership skills!
    Favorite quote: "What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little conseuquence. The only consequence is what we do." (John Ruskin)