Swanson Fellows

Matt Callahan, PhD

Matt Callahan joined The Column Group in 2024 after completing his PhD in Chemical Biology at UC San Francisco. His thesis work in the Gestwicki Lab explored a novel mode of molecular recognition by CHIP, a ubiquitin ligase implicated in neurodegenerative disease. Matt also gained exposure to biotech company creation while at UCSF, working with […]

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Irene Chen, PhD

Dr. Chen joined the Column Group as a Swanson Fellow in 2023 after completing her PhD in virology and immunology at UC San Francisco. As part of her graduate thesis in Melanie Ott’s group, she discovered a novel immune evasion function of the viral envelope protein of SARS-CoV-2 and first characterized the limited immunity elicited

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