Members

Principal Investigator

Our lab investigates the molecular mechanisms by which cellular stress response networks reinstate homeostasis or promote cell death. By understanding how these networks are wired in healthy cells we can discern how they become re-wired during disease.

Project Scientists

Fritzi is interested on the molecular mechanisms by which cellular stress responses become rogue cytoprotectors in cancer cells.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Carlos is interested on defining the features that render an RNA molecule harmful and the cellular mechanisms that detect and respond to these harmful RNAs.

Graduate Students

Michael is interested in the post-transcriptional determinants of stress responses, particularly those which influence the translation of select mRNAs.   

Nerea is interested in the mechanisms by which cells sense harmful RNAs and react to them.

Sabrina is interested in the remodeling of the unfolded protein response of the endoplasmic reticulum in cancer cells.

Undergraduate Students

Suha works on the cellular response to harmful RNAs.

Soham works on the cellular response to harmful RNAs.

Vivian works on the cellular response to harmful RNAs.

Lauren works on understanding the mechanisms by which the UPR is dysregulated in cancer cells.

Diego works on the cellular response to harmful RNAs.

Alumni

Kelly DeWeese

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2017

Graduate student in the Dornsife PhD program in Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California

Ricky Dorantes

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2017

Ezra Kosviner

Undergraduate Research Assistant 2017-2018

Shakuntala Mitra

Undergraduate Research Assistant 2017-2018

Ramsey Rayes

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2017

Megan Riley

Undergraduate Reserach Assistant 2018-2019

Alexander Shin

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2017

Anastasiya Stasyuk

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2018

Katherine Yale

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2017

Neda Ziaei Kajbaf

Undergraduate Research Assistant - 2018