Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

Bradley Akitake

Current Position: 
Research Scientist/NIMH
Years in Lab: 
2008-2016

Julie Blendy

Current Position: 
Professor/UPenn
Years in Lab: 
1989-1991

Zijing Chen

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor, Zhejiang Normal University
Years in Lab: 
2010-2023

Jieyan Chen

Years in Lab: 
2016-2021

Melissa Fowler

Current Position: 
Technical Application Scientist/Senomyx
Years in Lab: 
2009-2012

Michael Köttgen

Current Position: 
Professor/Albert-Ludwigs- University
Years in Lab: 
2004-2009

Andrew Kreuz

Position After Graduation: 
Professor/Stevenson University
Years in Lab: 
1994-1997

Youngseok Lee

Current Position: 
Professor/Kookmin University
Years in Lab: 
2006-2012

Xiadong Li

Years in Lab: 
2018-2023

Qiaoran Li

Current Position: 
Investigator at The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University
Years in Lab: 
2016-2021

Hong-Sheng Li

Current Position: 
Associate Professor/University of Massachusetts
Years in Lab: 
1997-2002

Weiwei Liu

Current Position: 
Asst. Investigator/Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS
Years in Lab: 
2012-2017

Makoto Nakamura

Current Position: 
Associate Professor/Matsuyama University
Years in Lab: 
1991-1994

Hideyuki Okano

Current Position: 
Professor/Keio University
Years in Lab: 
1989-1991

David Ronderos

Current Position: 
Associate Professor/University of Mary
Years in Lab: 
2011-2013

Takaaki Sokabe

Current Position: 
Associate Professor, Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience
Years in Lab: 
2010-2017

Izel Tekin

Years in Lab: 
2016-2024

Kartik Venkatachalam

Current Position: 
Professor, University of Texas Houston
Years in Lab: 
2003-2010

Marquis Walker

Current Position: 
Associate Professor/James Madison University
Years in Lab: 
2008-2016

Yijin Wang

Years in Lab: 
2013-2021

Terry Watnick

Current Position: 
Professor/University of Maryland School of Medicine
Years in Lab: 
1999-2004

Yinpeng Zhan

Current Position: 
Scientist at Sorrento Therapeutics
Years in Lab: 
2017-2022

Yali Zhang

Current Position: 
Associate Member (Faculty position)/Monell Center
Years in Lab: 
2013-2017

Visiting Researchers

Jia Huang

Current Position: 
Professor/Zhejiang University
Years in Lab: 
2011-2014

Graduate Students

Nick DeBeaubien

Current Position: 
Scientist II at Altos
Years in Lab: 
2014-2020

Yuchen Jiao

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing
Years in Lab: 
2003-2009

Deepak Kalra

Current Position: 
Neurology Resident, Barrow Neurological Institute
Years in Lab: 
2006-2011

Sang Hoon Kim

Current Position: 
Postdoctoral fellow/UPenn
Years in Lab: 
2007-2013

Young Kwon

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor/University of Washington
Years in Lab: 
2002-2008

Seung-Jae Lee

Current Position: 
Professor/KAIST
Years in Lab: 
1998-2003

Nicole Leung

Current Position: 
Scientific Grant Writer/Gladstone-UCSF
Years in Lab: 
2014-2019

Menglin Li

Current Position: 
Post Doc at UCLA
Years in Lab: 
2018-2023

Junjie Luo

Current Position: 
Postdoctoral Fellow with M. Schnitzer at Stanford
Years in Lab: 
2009-2017

Seok Jun Moon

Current Position: 
Professor/Yonsei University (S. Korea)
Years in Lab: 
2003-2008

Jinfei Ni

Position After Graduation: 
Postdoc
Current Position: 
Assistant Professor/Fudan University
Years in Lab: 
2009-2017

Jeffrey Porter

Current Position: 
Head of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Years in Lab: 
1987-1993

Qiuting Ren

Current Position: 
Product Manager/New England Biolabs
Years in Lab: 
2002-2010

Wei Shen

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor/ShanghaiTech University
Years in Lab: 
2007-2013

Tao Wang

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor/NIBS (China)
Years in Lab: 
2000-2007

Xiaoyue Wang

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor/Peking Union Medical College
Years in Lab: 
2004-2009

David Wasserman

Current Position: 
Field Application Scientist/LI-COR Biosciences
Years in Lab: 
2002-2008

Paul Wes

Current Position: 
Director at Centers for Therapeutic Innovation - Pfizer
Years in Lab: 
1993-1998

Wen-Cheng Xiong

Current Position: 
Professor/Case Western Reserve Univ.
Years in Lab: 
1989-1994

Xianzhong (Shawn) Xu

Current Position: 
Professor/University of Michigan
Years in Lab: 
1996-2000

Hong Xu

Current Position: 
Principal Investigator/NIH
Years in Lab: 
1998-2005

Yali Zhang

Years in Lab: 
2008-2013

Undergraduate Students

Julia Conrad

Years in Lab: 
2021-2022

Yousef Fakhouri

Years in Lab: 
2021-2023

Mariann Guzman-Espinoza

Years in Lab: 
2019-2022

Kiran Kuriakose

Years in Lab: 
2021-2023

Kai Lam

Years in Lab: 
2022-2023

Rosalie Park

Years in Lab: 
2022-2023

Tanya Shen

Years in Lab: 
2021-2022

Sting Shi

Years in Lab: 
2019-2022

Technical Staff

Adishthi Gurav

Current Position: 
Research Associate at Verily Life Sciences
Years in Lab: 
July 2012-August 2021

Matthew Hammond

Current Position: 
Graduate student at University of California, Irvine, Master of Science in Biotechnology Management
Years in Lab: 
January 2020- July 2021

Derek Hane

Years in Lab: 
August 2021- September 2022

Yumin Kim

Current Position: 
Graduate Student at Indiana University Bloomington, Master of Public Affairs - Master of Science in Environmental Science Dual Degree
Years in Lab: 
December 2018 - July 2021

Lauren MacHale

Years in Lab: 
November 2022-August 2023

Dulce Simental

Current Position: 
Fire Environmental Specialist
Years in Lab: 
February 2021 - September 2023