The Health Careers Peer Advisors are an integral part of Brown's Health Careers Advising team. Consult a Brown undergraduate with experience as a health careers student during weekly office hours. The Peer Advisors also coordinate two highly-informative and engaging events each semester and share tips with students through the Premed Jo monthly Emails.
|Sundays||4:00- 6:00pm||Science Center, 303|
Natalie Ring, Class of 2013
Hometown: Fuessen, Germany
- Transfer Orientation Coordinator
- Operations Management at MED International
- Teaching Assistant: NEUR0010
- Applied Music Program: Classical Piano
- Residential Peer Leader
- Brown University Dining Services cashier
- Volunteer: Brown China Care Playgroup
- Volunteer: Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital, Boston
- Fall 2011-present: Anti-IL-1β antibodies reduce apoptosis and Caspase-3 activity in the hypoxic-ischemic ovine fetal brain, The Stonestreet lab, Providence, RI.
- Summer 2011: Public Health programming intern in HIV-prevention programming, FHI360, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Spring 2011: Research assistantship at the Britton lab, Providence, RI
- Natalie would like to learn to talk with a Southern accent.
Manu Venkat, Class of 2013
Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Concentration: Urban Studies & Neuroscience, ScB
- Certified Private Pilot
- Model United Nations
- Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children, Brown Chapter (Brown FIMRC)
- Summer 2010: Wrote white papers on medical facility design at Bernstein & Associates Architects, New York, NY
- Summer 2011: Investigated the role of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on demyelinating lesions, Rutgers/UMDNJ, NJ
- 2011-2012: Investigated the role of microglial activation in neuropathic pain, Providence, RI
- Summer 2012: Conducted a meta-analysis of the effects of smoking and insulin resistance on neurodegenerative disease, Providence, RI
- Manu has a 120-foot-long drawing of an imaginary city which he has worked on since 4th grade.
Sean Maroongroge, Class of 2013
Concentration: ScB Biology and AB Economics
- Team HBV
- Pan Asian Council
- Brown Taiwan Society
- Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Distance Running
- Summer 2012: Global Entrepreneurship Initiative Research in Mobile Health in Resource-poor Settings, Cape Town, South Africa
- 2012: Undergraduate Stem Cell Research, The Mathiowitz Lab, Brown University, Providence, RI
- Summer 2008: Retrospective Analysis of the Effects of Sirolimus and Tacrolimus on TMA, Department of Pediatrics, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
- Sean enjoys dancing and playing ultimate frisbee in his spare time.
Tanayott Thaweethai, Class of 2013
Hometown: Union City, CA
Concentration: Applied Mathematics - Biology, Sc.B.
- Coordinator: New Scientist Program Peer Advising and Leadership Initiative
- Teaching Assistant BIOL0380 (The Ecology and Evolution of Infections Disease)
- Global Health Volunteer: Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (Alajuelita, Costa Rica)
- February 2012 - Present: Evolutionary Opportunities for Horizontal Transmission of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Bacteria. Brown University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
- August 2011 - February 2012: Quantification of variance in burst size and lysis time in bacteriophage ΦX174. Brown University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
- June 2010 - August 2010: Identification of genes responsible for virulence in Barley Stripe Mosiac Virus. University of California, Berkeley Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
- September 2009 - March 2010: The relationship between inflammation and colon cancer. Brown University Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology.
- May 2012 - August 2012: Summer Associate with Close Concerns, Inc., a healthcare information company focused on educating scientists, business leaders, and healthcare providers about recent technological and industrial developments in the world of diabetes and obesity.
- Tony is Thai, and many years ago, Tony's great-grandfather changed the family name from Thaweechai to Thaweethai...in order to make it sound more Thai.
Christine Moon, Class of 2013
Home Town: Toronto, Canada
- Swearer Center Community Fellow for Partnership for Adult Learning
- WiSE Mentor
- Brown Pre-Med AMSA (American Medical Students' Association) Executive Board Member.
- Summer 2012 Clinical Cardiovascular Stem Cell Research, Toronto General Hospital, Canada.
- Christine took a semester off, and is now a proud 0.5er!