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Biobridge Office Hours

Biobridge is located in Gilbert 108, the Department of Biology Student Services Office. We are a group of experienced Biology majors that are available to answer your questions.

2013-14 BioBridge team:

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Monica Castillo
Class of '14

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Erin Dillon
Class of '14

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Zoe Kaufman
Class of '14

Katherine Nabel photo.jpgKatherine Nabel
Class of '14

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Evie Pless
Class of '14


Stop by for course advice, help finding an advisor, declaring your major, finding research, etc. We hold office hours during the regular school year (Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters). In addition to stopping by our office hours, you can contact us by e-mail or by online form.

Office hours for Winter 2013-2014 begin on Monday, January 13, 2014.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1-2pm

Monica

1:30-2:30pm

Monica

1-2pm

Monica

1-3pm

Zoe

1-3pm

Katherine

3:45-4:30pm

Erin

2:30-4:30pm

Erin

2:15-3pm

Zoe

3:15-4:30

Katherine

 

Monica Castillo was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and is loving every moment at Stanford as a pre-med senior pursuing a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is working on her Honors Thesis in Eric Knudsen's Lab in the Department of Neurobiology, studying the role of the midbrain in attention as seen in chickens' abilities to suppress distractors and use cues to select targets in gaze-based tasks. Monica is also in the three-quarter program 'The Senior Reflection' and is undertaking a creative capstone project that joins biology and the arts.  She also directs Chi Omega philanthropy events for the Make-a-Wish Foundation benefiting children with life-threatening illnesses, dances traditional Filipino dances, teaches children at Bing Nursery School, and volunteers at Pacific Free Clinic. Monica aspires to one day be a physician, potentially a pediatrician or a neurologist. She cannot wait to help you get the most out of your Stanford Biology experience!

Erin Dillon is a senior from Concord, California majoring in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology. She has worked in the Micheli lab at Hopkins Marine Station for the past three years and is now pursuing her honors thesis, through which she is investigating the effects of pH on the growth and herbivory of kelp sporophytes. She spent the past year off campus, studying abroad in Australia in the fall, taking classes at Hopkins Marine Station in the winter, sailing from Hawaii to the northern Line Islands as part of Stanford@SEA in the spring, and participating in an overseas seminar in Palau during the summer. She loves all things ocean and is particularly interested in marine ecology, which she intends to continue researching at the graduate level after receiving her degree from Stanford. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, traveling, hiking, and listening to music. She’s more than happy to help anyone interested in doing research, taking classes at Hopkins, studying abroad, or just making the most out of the Biology major, so come stop by and say hello!

Zoe Kaufman I'm from Mill Valley, CA, majoring in Biology with a Neuro focus, and her current research in the DevBio department involves studying the relationship between microglia and early developmental processes. In her free time she is doing gymnastics during Stanford's Open Gym times, baking, and exploring new places with friends. After undergrad, she plans to pursue a broader range of interests.

Katherine Nabel is a senior pursuing an honors thesis in Biology with a specialized field of study in Molecular and Cell Biology. Originally from Washington, D.C., Katherine spent three summers at the National Institutes of Health working in a cognitive neuroscience lab, where she studied dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illnesses. At Stanford, Katherine made the transition to wet bench research when she joined the Chang lab in Stanford’s School of Medicine during her sophomore year. Katherine’s current research focus is rooted in Cancer Biology, specifically looking at post-translational modifications of p53 and molecular interactions between p53 and the lncRNA, DINO. When she’s not in lab, Katherine pursues her love for public health through Stanford FACE AIDS, where she now serves as a Co-Director. After she graduates, Katherine hopes to apply to medical school and spend the year working in community healthcare clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys running, going to Stanford football games, and playing with her dogs, Charlie and Cooper. She loves talking to students interested in a variety of areas, including research, honors thesis projects, pre-med and/or pre-grad, finding advisors, and helping students put together a 4 year plan. 

Evie Pless is from Atherton, CA. She is currently a coterm in biology, with an undergraduate degree in biology and a concentration in Ecology and Evolution. She did her undergraduate research and honors thesis on ant colonies and complex networks with the Gordon Lab.  She has also had the opportunity to be involved in clinical research, synthetic biology, environmental science, science writing, and SIMS (Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series).  Evie is a docent at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and a member of the Stanford-Brown iGEM team, she has studied abroad in Australia during her junior year. When she graduates, she hopes to work for a year or two before returning to graduate school for biological and/or environmental sciences.  In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, movies, running, climbing, and tennis.