Our Team

Victoria Turner
Division
Graduate Division
Editor-in-Chief

Victoria Turner is a 6th year neuroscience graduate student and Synapse's Editor-in-Chief.

Sylvie Sturm
Division
Staff
Editor

With 20 years of experience as a journalist and editor, Sylvie assists and advises Synapse's student Editor in Chief and the student Editorial Board in planning, writing, editing, and producing content.

Aaron Mattingly
Contributor

Aaron Mattingly is a 4th year PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program studying the roles of ErbB3 in organ development.

Ariane Panzer
Division
Graduate Division
Contributor

Ariane is a 5th year PhD student in the BMS program studying the human microbiome.

Ben Mansky
Contributor

Ben Mansky is a neuroscience PhD student and a contributor to NeuWrite. He also writes and produces for Carry the One Radio.

Between Degrees
Division
Campus
Contributor

As we navigate through our training to become professionals, whether that be to become physicians, scientists, nurses, or pharmacists, we mustn’t forget our human voices. “Between Degrees” is a multimedia literature and arts site partnering with Synapse to publish student works every week. Our hope is to create an online space where students will feel comfortable and proud of sharing their works so that they can inspire others and remind the UCSF community of the things that make us human. Essentially, the site is meant to be an outlet for artistic expression by UCSF students during times when there may not seem to be enough time for such endeavors.

Breanna Allen
Division
Graduate Division
Contributor

Breanna Allen is a BMS graduate student studying systems immunology in the Spitzer lab, and contributes to Synapse as both writer and copy editor.

Elma Frias
Contributor

Elma Frias is a 4th year PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program.

Genesis Vasconez
Division
School of Nursing

Gene is in her last year of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at UCSF. With a background in Nursing, Psychology, Biology and Chemistry, she hopes to bring a dynamic journalistic approach to Synapse.

Janice Goh
Division
Graduate Division
Contributor

Janice Goh is a second year Graduate student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics program.

Jeremie Joffre
Contributor

Jeremie Joffre is a fifth year graduate student in the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care.

Jihee Yoon
Division
School of Dentistry

Jihee is a third year DDS/PhD student in the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences program and Synapse's co-Editor-in-Chief. Jihee firmly believes that each individual's voice is their most powerful asset, and she encourages all UCSF students to make your voices heard through Synapse.