Former lab members

 

Esther Peluso


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2021

 

M.D./Ph.D. Student, UCLA

 

Smriti Nagarajan


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2021

 

 

Tieranee Cato


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2020

 

 

Jonelle White


Ph.D. 2019

 

Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Barnard College, New York, NY.

 

Rebeccah Warmack


Ph.D. 2019

 

Douglas Rees Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

 

Katia Lopez


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2019

 

Research Assistant, Family Medicine Department, UC San Diego

 

Kanishk Jain


Ph.D. 2018

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Brian Strahl Laboratory, University of North Carolina

 

Harrison Shawa


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2018

 

M.D. Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Neil Deramchi


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2017

 

 

Katelyn Caslavka Zempel


Ph.D. 2017

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Whittier College

 

Andrea Hadjikyriacou


Ph.D. 2017

 

Principal Scientist, Novartis, Cambridge, MA.

 

Cyrus Jin


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2017

 

Graduate Student, Harvard Medical School

 

Sunny Chhabra


Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2017

 

Medical student, University of Cincinnati

 

Maria Dzialo


Ph.D. 2015

 

Senior Medical Writer, Cogora, London, England

Kyle Travaglini

 

Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. 2015

Ph.D. Student, Biological Sciences, Stanford University

 

Qais Al-Hadid


Ph.D. 2015

 

Global Publications Medical Writer - Oncology, Amgen Corporation, Thousand Oaks, CA.

 

You Feng

Postdoctoral fellow
2012-2014

 

Associate Principal Scientist, Cyprotex, Watertown, MA.

 

Alexander Nikolich Patananan


Ph.D. 2014

 

Medical Communications Manager, Amgen

 

Kennen MacKay


Ph.D. 2013

 

Managing Director/Co-Head of Biotechnology Equity Research, Royal Bank of Canada

 

Lauren Budenholzer

Post-Baccalaureate
2012-2013

 

Ph.D. student, Biological and Biomedical Science, Yale University

 

Austin Gable

Post-Baccalaureate
2012-2013

 

Medical student, Boston University.

 

David Weiss

Post-Baccalaureate
2012-2013

 

M.D./Ph.D. student, UCLA.

 

Lital Adler


Ph. D. 2012

 

Senior Intern in Biological Regulation, Dr. Ayelet Erez Lab, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

 

Ryan Kelly

Undergraduate researcher
B.S. 2012

 

Scientist, Antibody Engineering, Genentech

 

Cecilia Zurita-Lopez


Ph. D. 2011

 

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

 

Shilpi Khare


Ph. D. 2011

 

Associated Director, Biology, Mirati Therapeutics, San Diego, CA.

 

Brian Young

Post-Baccalaureate
2009-2011

 

M.D./Ph.D. student, UCLA Medical School

 

Paola V. Castro

Post-Baccalaureate
2010-2011

 

Software Engineer, Bugcrowd Inc.

 

Kristofor J. Webb


Ph. D. 2010

 

Principal Scientist, Proteomics, Pfizer, Boulder, CO.

 

Christopher R. Vinci


Ph. D. 2010

 

Founder, BioCraft Intellectual Property; Patent Agent, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA.

 

Tanya C. Petrossian


Ph. D. 2010

 

CEO and Founder of EndoCyclic Therapeutics; Chief Epigenetics Lead, Muhdo Health

 

Rebecca S. Lipson


Ph. D. 2010

 

Research and Development Chemist, WholeVine Products and Sonomaceuticals, Geyserville, CA

 

Carole Linster

Postdoctoral fellow
2006-2010

 

Group Leader, Luxembourg Centre of Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 

Troy Sandberg

Undergraduate researcher
B.S. 2009

 

Ph.D. student, Bioengineering, UC San Diego

 

Nick Hertz

Undergraduate researcher
B.S. 2007

 

Postdoctoral position with Marc Tessier-Lavigne at Stanford University

 

Joyce Sayegh


Ph. D. 2007

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

 

Darren Dumlao


Ph. D. 2007

 

Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Groton, CT

 

Sarah Villa


Ph. D. 2007

 

Academic Consultant, Los Angeles

 

Tanya Porras-Yakushi


Ph. D. 2007

 

Biopharma/Proteomics Demonstration Chemistry, Thermo Fisher, San Jose, CA

 

Tara Gomez

Post-Baccalaureate
2003-2005

 

Senior Quality Complaints Specialist, Biosense Webster, Inc./Johnson & Johnson, Diamond Bar, CA

 

Kelley Banfield


Ph.D. 2004

 

Research Scientist for Leidos through ManpowerGroup, Reston, Virginia

 

Tina Branscombe Miranda


Ph.D. 2004

 

Scientific Health Analyst at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland

 

Mahmud Penjwini

Undergraduate researcher
B.S. 2004

 

Senior Corporate Strategy Analyst at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Orange County, CA.

 

Jonathan Katz


Ph. D. 2003

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine at USC and Director of Operations at the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine

 

Zhanna Livshits

Undergraduate researcher
2000-2002

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine , Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

 

Adam Frankel


Ph. D. 2001

 

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

Nitika Thapar Parmar


Ph.D. 2000

 

Associate Professor of Biology, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

 

Hui Cai


Ph.D. 2000

 

Scientist, Ingenuity, Sunnyvale, CA

 

Pamela Zobel-Thropp


Ph.D. 2000

 

Research Scientist, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

 

Christopher DeVry


Ph.D. 1999

 

Patent Attorney, Associate at Arnold & Porter, LLP, San Francisco, CA.

 

Jonathan Visick

Postdoctoral fellow
1994-1998

 

Professor of Biology, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

 

Jeffrey Ichikawa


Ph.D. 1998

 

Director, Systems Engineering at Thermo Fisher Scientific, South San Francisco, CA.

 

Jon Gary


Ph.D. 1997

 

CrossFit Kids Seminar Staff, CrossFit, San Diego, CA.

 

An-Keun Kim

Visiting Professor
1996-1997

 

Professor of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University, Seuol, Korea

 

Duncan MacLaren

Ph.D. Student
Ph.D. 1996

 

Chief Scientific Officer, Vivogen, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Ron Kagan


Ph.D. 1995

 

Director, Bioinformatics, Department of Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostic Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA.

 

Melody Yang

Undergraduate researcher
1993-1995

 

Research Scientist, MJ Bioworks, South San Francisco, CA

 

Todd Brennan

Masters student
M.S. 1994

 

Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

 

Billy Tsai

Masters student
M.S. 1994

 

Corydon Ford Collegiate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Mary Beth Mudgett


Ph.D. 1994

 

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 

Jeff Ravetto

Undergraduate researcher
1993-1994

 

Researcher, New Logic International Inc., Emeryville, CA

 

Erin (Hongying) Xie


Ph.D. 1993

 

Vice President, Equity Research Analyst, State Street Research, Boston, MA

 

Christine Hrycyna


Ph.D. 1993

 

Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Layfayette, IN

 

Chuan Li


Ph.D. 1993

 

Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences, Chung Shan Medical and Dental College, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Robert Stephenson


Ph.D. 1992

 

Senior Scientist, Trellis Bioscience, South San Francisco, CA.

 

Jon Lowenson


Ph.D. 1991

 

Project Scientist, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

 

June Fu O'Leary

Masters student
M.S. 1991

 

Independent Healthcare Consultant, June O'Leary Consulting, Claremont, CA.

 

Li Ding


Ph.D. 1991

 

Clinical Laboratory Scientist at Ariosa Diagnostics/Roche Sequencing, San Francisco, CA.

 

Diego Ingrosso

Postdoctoral fellow
1987-1990

 

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Naples, Naples, Italy

 

Jamil Momand


Ph.D. 1989

 

Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles

 

Irene Ota


Ph.D. 1988

 

Principal Scientist, Roche Diagnostics, San Francisco, CA

 

Terrence Geiger

Undergraduate researcher
1984-1986

 

Professor of Pathology and Senior Vice President and Deputy Director for Academic and Biomedical Operations, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN.

 

E. David Murray, Jr.


Ph.D. 1985

 

Director of Regulatory Affairs at Oxford Pharmaceuticals LLC, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Clare O'Connor

Postdoctoral fellow
1980-1984

 

Associate Professor of Biology, Boston College, Boston, MA

 

Linda S. Brunauer


Ph.D. 1984

 

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

 

Jack R. Barber


Ph.D. 1984

 

Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Community College, Chula Vista, CA.

 

Lillian Lien-li Lou


Ph.D. 1984

 

John C. Martin Foundation, New York, NY.

 

Marjorie Ann Bates


Ph.D. 1984

 

Retired Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

 

Philip Neal McFadden


Ph.D. 1983

 

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

 

Catherine Freitag Clarke

Undergraduate researcher
1979-1980

 

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA