Former lab members

 

Maria Dzialo


Ph.D. 2015

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Leuven, Belgium

 

Qais Al-Hadid


Ph.D. 2015

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, Yang Lab

 

You Feng

Postdoctoral fellow
2012-2014

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

 

Alexander Nikolich Patananan


Ph.D. 2014

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, Michael Teitell Laboratory

 

Kennen MacKay


Ph.D. 2013

 

Vice President and Small/Mid-Cap Biotechnology Analyst, Credit Suisse, New York

 

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

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

 

Ryan Kelly

Undergraduate researcher
B.S. 2012

 

Ph.D. student, Biological Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012

 

Cecilia Zurita-Lopez


Ph. D. 2011

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles

 

Shilpi Khare


Ph. D. 2011

 

Scientist/Group Leader, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA

 

Brian Young

Post-Baccalaureate
2009-2011

 

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

 

Paola V. Castro

Post-Baccalaureate
2010-2011

 

Software Engineer, SurveyMonkey, Palo Alto, CA

 

Kristofor J. Webb


Ph. D. 2010

 

Staff Scientist, Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, CO

 

Christopher R. Vinci


Ph. D. 2010

 

Patent Scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, Iowa

 

Tanya C. Petrossian


Ph. D. 2010

 

Chief Data Officer, Evolve24, Los Angeles, CA

 

Rebecca S. Lipson


Ph. D. 2010

 

Research and Development Chemist, 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.

 

Ania (Agnieszka) Niewmierzycka Gheyara


Ph.D. 1998

 

Variant Scientist, Color Genomics, UCSF, 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.

 

Lorenzo Machado

Undergraduate researcher
1998-1999

 

Researcher, Oakland Children's Hospital, Oakland, 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.

 

Julie Stimmel

Postdoctoral fellow
1987-1990

 

Contractor/Scientific Writer at Cempra Pharmaceuticals and Founder, PowerPlant Lifestyle, LLC, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

 

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

 

Geoff Altman

Masters Student
M.S. 1986

 

Consultant, Altman Consulting, San Diego, 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

 

Joanna Gilbert

Undergraduate researcher
1984

 

Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard Medical School

 

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