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Graduation Caps

QCB GRADUATES

CLASS OF 2024

When I first joined QBIO, I was terrified that I wouldn’t be capable of succeeding in this major, but the amazing students and professors of QBIO made joining this major one of the best choices I ever made. I loved discovering that my long-lost preschool best friend was in the same major as me, hanging out in the QBIO lounge working and talking with other students, playing late-night ping pong, becoming close friends with my QBIO mentee, going to professors’ office hours and just chatting with them about life, and supporting each other through difficult classes. Not only have I made incredible friendships through this major, but I also pushed myself to take classes that are academically challenging and discovered in what ways I want to be part of the future of biotech.

RIA PAI

CLASS OF 2024

Discover why the QBIO major at the University of Southern California is one of the leading pre-med, pre-grad and pre-industry programs in the country.

Join one of the leading pre-med, pre-grad and pre-industry programs in the country as a QBIO major at the University of Southern California.

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Nicole Black

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: Post graduation, I will be working as a Security Automation Engineer for Northwestern Mutual in New York City.

“Running the student-led QBIO490 section was such a unique and rewarding experience. I am endlessly grateful that the department entrusted me with this course and gave me the opportunity to share my excitement for data science in this way.”

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Haley Boren

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: After graduation, I will remain at USC for another year to finish my progressive master’s degree in Applied Data Science.

“One of my highlights as a QBIO student was during my time as a teaching assistant for the QBIO course “Multi-Omic Data Analysis.” At the end of the semester, we had the privilege of having final presentations at the Ellison Institute of Technology. It was extremely gratifying to witness both the cutting-edge facilities and innovation at the institute, as well as the culmination of the students' hard work over the semester showcased through their presentations.”

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Allen Chang

B.S. QBIO, M.S. QCB

Post Graduation: I plan on wrapping up my Master’s degree in Quantitative and Computational Biology after completing my Bachelor’s degree and finding a career in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

“My favorite memories are the study sessions with my friends in the QBIO lounge on the fourth floor of RRI.”

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Kaining Feng

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I’m going to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry to pursue a DMD degree.

“My favorite memories about the QBIO department are the mentorship program and studying in the QBIO student lounge.”

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Miracle Ini-Abasi

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: Pursuing my Masters at USC Marshall school of business.

"I really enjoyed the ice cream social events! It was such a fun way to meet my classmates in a very low-pressure setting. It was also super cool to see some of our professors in such a chill and laid-back atmosphere.”

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Julie Li

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I will go to Emory to pursue my Ph.D. degree in PBEE.

“Joining QBIO in Spring 2021 was a wonderful decision, and I have enjoyed my time within this exceptional community. I'm sincerely grateful for everyone here, from the friends I have formed close bonds with to the professors who have provided me with invaluable guidance. In particular, my research experience in the Mooney Lab was so incredible that it has inspired me to continue my journey as a researcher.”

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Jonathan Martinez

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: Spending another Five Years at USC pursuing a PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics!

"Being a part of the QBIO 490 Student Led Research Group as both a student and a TA not only showed me about the amazing research being done in Computational Biology, but also allowed me to meet so many of my QBIO Peers!”

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Pranav Pammidmukkala

B.S. QBIO, M.S. QCB 

Post Graduation: I am going to be taking an extra semester to complete the PDP program in QCB. My plan after that is to go into industry and work in a data science role in biotech.

"I have a lot of great memories in the RRI building! I am so grateful to have access to the facility in the evening, as I have spent many hours working and hanging out in the common areas with my peers. RRI has truly made campus feel more like a home :)”

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Ria Pai

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: After graduation I will join Accenture as a Strategy & Consulting Analyst in DC, specifically their federal sector, implementing the latest AI and XR technologies to transform healthcare nationwide.

“When I first joined QBIO, I was terrified that I wouldn’t be capable of succeeding in this major, but the amazing students and professors of QBIO made joining this major one of the best choices I ever made. I loved discovering that my long-lost preschool best friend was in the same major as me, hanging out in the QBIO lounge working and talking with other students, playing late-night ping pong, becoming close friends with my QBIO mentee, going to professors’ office hours and just chatting with them about life, and supporting each other through difficult classes. Not only have I made incredible friendships through this major, but I also pushed myself to take classes that are academically challenging and discovered in what ways I want to be part of the future of biotech.”

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Neel Tangella

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I will be interning in health tech and returning in fall to finish my PDP. After that I plan to pursue a Ph.D.

“Meeting and learning from all the amazing students and faculty at QCB.”

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Anika Shrivasta

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I plan to work as a software engineer after graduation.

"Ping pong tournaments in the QBIO lounge!”

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Emily Wang

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: Completing my Master of Science in Global Medicine at The Keck School of Medicine of USC!

“Growing close to my classmates in the QBIO department over the years, and spending countless hours together in the QBIO lounge.”

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Alan Xu

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I am continuing to pursue a Master's degree in Applied Data Science at Viterbi.

“Being able to hear about different researches that faculties conduct in QBIO 105.”

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Sonia Savur

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I will be working in clinical research before applying to medical school next year.

“My favorite memory is when Professor Doc Edge played guitar and sang to us during our last lecture for QBIO 475 in Fall 2023.”

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Liane Lee

B.S. QBIO '24

Post Graduation: I will be starting my Quantitative & Chemical Biology PhD at Vanderbilt University in the fall.

“As a Biophysics major who just added the QBIO major last year, I've appreciated how QBIO has highlighted the more practical applications of the theoretical concepts emphasized by my biophysics coursework.”

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Jordan L. Cahoon

B.S. CBB Minor '24

Post Graduation: I will be starting a PhD in Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University this Fall.

“I pursued a minor in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics to teach me how to leverage my computer science skills to make a tangible impact in biomedical research. Through my minor, I have met so many wonderful faculty members who have supported me throughout my undergraduate education and fostered my interest in research. These experiences inspired me to pursue a graduate degree to continue my studies in the intersection of computer science and biomedical research.”

Not Pictured:

Daniel Marshall, B.S. QBIO '24
Christopher Ahn, B.S. QBIO '24
Nathan Yoon, B.S. QBIO '24
Valmik Ranparia, B.S. QBIO '24

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