Recent Graduates


Hunter S. Underhill, M.D.,Ph.D.

Dr. Underhill received his M.D. from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. His internship and residency were in surgery and neurosurgery respectively. His research interests include magnetic resonance imaging of carotid artery atherosclerosis, and proteins influencing glioma invasion. His abstract was selected for a platform presentation at the 2011 International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. He was a resident in the program from 2010-2012.


James T. Bennett, M.D.,Ph.D.

Dr. Bennett received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University, and his pediatric training at Seattle Children's Hospital. His previous research was on signal transduction mechanisms in the nervous system. His honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He received the 2011 American College of Medical Genetics travel award. He is interested in a career as a physician-scientist in developmental neuroscience. His personal interests include cycling and sailing. He was a resident in the program from 2010-2012.


Mari Tokita, M.D.

Dr. Tokita graduated from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health. Her clinical training includes internal medicine and radiation oncology. Her research interests are in the biology of cancer. Her personal interests include travel, yoga, and studying languages. She was a resident in the program from 2011-2013.