MSTP Directors

MSTP Director | Alan L. Goldin, MD, PhD

Phone: (949) 824-1888
Email: agoldin@uci.edu
Faculty Profile: https://www.faculty.uci.edu/scripts/ucifacultyprofiles/detaildept.cfm?id=2308

Dr. Goldin received his MD,PhD from the University of Michigan and he completed postdoctoral training in molecular neurobiology at Caltech.  He is a faculty member in the departments of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physiology & Biophysics and he serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the College of Health Sciences.  His lab investigates how mutations in ion channel genes cause epilepsy using mouse models and human neurons. Dr. Goldin's goal for the program is to have students with diverse backgrounds and research interests help each other learn to apply rigorous scientific approaches from many fields to research and clinical practice.

MSTP Associate Director | Edwin Monuki, MD, PhD

Phone: (949) 824-9604
Email: emonuki@uci.edu
Faculty Profile: https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4649

A Southern California native, Dr. Monuki received his B.S. in Biology from M.I.T. He then earned his MD,PhD at UC San Diego, after which he completed his Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology residency and clinical fellowship at Massachusetts Gen, Brigham and Women’s, and Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon completion of his clinical training, Dr. Monuki became an attending at the Brigham and Children’s as well as a Howard Hughes postdoctoral fellow at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2001 he joined UCI’s Department of Pathology, where he studies forebrain development and translational applications using embryonic, induced-pluritpotent, and neural stem cells. He is the Warren L. Bostick  Chair of Pathology at UC Irvine. His vision for UCI’s MSTP is to develop new education and training initiatives to prepare the next generation of leaders in academic medicine and to help make our program an MSTP-of-choice for incoming students.