Born and raised in Stockton, CA, Nicole did a short stint in SoCal to get her B.S. at UCLA before returning to Northern California for medical school. Her interests include forensic medicine, the many worlds of fiction, and writing.
Max Coyle is a Synapse staff writer and a technician with the Gartner Lab, where he studies the patterning and self-organization of microvasculature in 3-D tissues. His interests include biking, bourbon, and bibimbap, though never at the same time.
Lay Kodama is a first year M.D./Ph.D. student, who loves all things neuroscience, music, food, and llama-related. She minored in the Writing Seminars with a poetry concentration at Johns Hopkins University and hopes to use Between Degrees as an outlet for improving her graphic designs, sharing her poems, and learning more about the talented students of UCSF.