Trainees

Zhainib A. Amir

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Investigating artery differentiation during development in mouse and human cells”
  • Advisor:  Kristy Red-Horse
  • Publications:  In Process

Charlotte Brannon

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Collective cell behavior in multicellular systems - Biomineralization in sea cucumbers to tissue growth in Trichoplax adhaerens"
  • Advisor:  Manu Prakash
  • Publications:  In Process

Rachel Brown

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: "Mechanism of CENP-A assembly at the centromere"
  • Advisor:  Aaron Straight
  • Publications:  In Process

Min Sung Cho

  • Department:  Structural Biology
  • Research Title: “High-throughput transcription factor analysis using microfluidic devices”
  • Advisor:  Polly Fordyce
  • Publications:  In Process

Mai Dvorak

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Characterizing interactions between host and gut microbes”
  • Advisor:  Ami Bhatt
  • Publications:  In Process

Victoria Belle Grant

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Investigating patterns of genetic variation in natural populations”
  • Advisor:  Molly Schumer and Dmitri Petrov
  • Publications:  In Process

Lindsey Madsen Meservey

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “RNA editing in keratinocytes”
  • Advisor:  Paul Khavari
  • Publications:  In Process

Jeff Naftaly

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “The role of CXCL12 signaling in cardiac development and regeneration”
  • Advisor:  Kristy Red-Horse
  • Publications:  In Process

Evan Saldivar

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Regulation and efficiency of plastid biochemistry in Arabidopsis thaliana.”
  • Advisor:  Sue Rhee
  • Publications:  In Process

Danica Schmidtke

  • Department: Micro Biology and Immunology
  • Research Title: “Understanding the infection mechanism/life cycle of prototypic-crassphage and apreviously isolated crass-like phages”
  • Advisor:  Ami Bhatt and Gavin Sherlock
  • Publications:  In Process

Karen Shih

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “The fitness landscape of lung cancer and therapeutic responses”
  • Advisor:  Dmitri Petrov
  • Publications:  In Process

Sebastian Toro Arana

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Genetic Adaptation to Climate in Plants”
  • Advisor:  Moisés Expósito-Alonso
  • Publications:  In Process

Sean Waterton

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: Generation of Biological Products from CO2
  • Advisor:  Drew Endy
  • Publications:  In Process

Joleen Cheah

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Studying the translocation of proteins and RNA.”
  • Advisor:  Alice Ting
  • Publications:  In Process

Joel Erberich

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Study of adaptation in the stomatal cellular lineage in plants.”
  • Advisor:  Dominique Bergmann
  • Publications:  In Process

Sarah Frail

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Studying Rhopalodia gibba a freshwater diatom containing a nitrogen fixing cyanobacterial endosymbiont”
  • Advisor:  Ellen Yeh
  • Publications:  In Process

Billie Goolsby

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “The Neural Basis of Coordinated Parenting in Mimic Poison Frogs (Ranitomeya imitator)”
  • Advisor:  Lauren O'Connell
  • Publications:  In Process

Samantha Gumbin

  • Department:  Molecular and Cellular Physiology (MCP) Stanford Medicine
  • Research Title: “Studying the role of the ubiquitin like protein, UFM1 in ER protein biogenesis & degradation.”
  • Advisor:  Ron Kopito
  • Publications:  In Process

Taylar Paige Hammond

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Viewing RB1 through noncanonical lenses”
  • Advisor:  Julien Sage
  • Publications:  In Process

Dane Kawano

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Understanding how polarized microtubule networks are created & maintained in neurons.”
  • Advisor:  Kang Shen
  • Publications:  In Process

Luke Lynch

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Eukaryotic DNA replication”
  • Advisor:  Gheorghe Chistol
  • Publications:  In Process

Rachel Ng

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Investigating the Function of Phosphatases in Centrosome Inactivation"
  • Advisor:  Jessica Feldman
  • Publications:  In Process

Gabriel Tauber

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Studying the thermodynamics and kinetics of Puf protein binding and the role for sub interactions like electrostatics and stacking.”
  • Advisor:  Daniel Herschlag
  • Publications:  In Process

Lauren Varanese

  • Department:  Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research Title: "Discovery of host pathways critical for viral infection"
  • Advisor:  Jan Carette
  • Publications:  In Process

Jessica Zhang

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Insights into Borrelia burgdorferi Plasmid Partitioning”
  • Advisor:  Christine Jacobs-Wagner
  • Publications:  In Process

Cecelia Brown-Fleming

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Development of small molecule inhibitor of cyclin D-Cdk 4,6”
  • Advisor:  Jan Skotheim
  • Publications:  In Process

Jinho Jeong

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: Determining the Role of NSD2 in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
  • Advisor:  Or Gozani
  • Publications:  In Process

Martha Alexis Kahlson

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: “Characterizing a Novel Protein S-acyltransferase Complex Comprisiong ZDHHC5 and GOLGA7”
  • Advisor:  Scott Dixon
  • Publications:  In Process

Aris John Kare

  • Department:  Bioengineering (BioE)
  • Research Title: “High-Resolution Genomic and Spatial Profiling of Combinatorial Imunotherapies”
  • Advisor: Katherine Ferrara
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Korbin Michael Kleczko

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Developing Huntington Superchaperones”
  • Advisor:  Judith Frydman
  • Publications: In Process

Alex Lessenger

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Tissue-specific cell size regulation”
  • Advisor: Jessica Feldman
  • Publications:  In Process

Lauren Elizabeth Pope

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Regulation of Ferroptosis by GPX4”
  • Advisor: Scott Dixon
  • Publications:  In Process

Carin Ragland

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Title: “Stress and slime: elucidating root mucilage regulation for improved stress tolerance and enhanced microbe associations”
  • Advisor: Jose Dinneny
  • Publications:  In Process

Livia Wyss

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Characterizing CNS Regeneration in Planarians”
  • Advisor:  Bo Wang
  • Publications:  In Process

Yue Zhang

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Hypoxia regulation of a sensory stem cell niche in the lung”
  • Advisor:  Mark Krasnow
  • Publications:  In Process

David Armenta

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  “Investigating Macropinocytosis as a Mechanism to Prevent Ferroptosis in Cysteine-Starved Cells”
  • Advisor:  Scott Dixon
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Devin Bradburn

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Project is focused on understanding how C16-CN interactions drive invasion and proliferation"
  • Advisor:  Martha Cyert
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Ran Cheng

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Elucidating the cancer secretome and how it affects the tumor microenvironment"
  • Advisor:  Peter Jackson
  • Publications:  In Process

Joel Francis

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Non-histone protein methylation in the regulation of gene expression"
  • Advisor:  Or Gozani
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Adam Kirosingh

  • Department:  Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research Title: "Identifying and characterizing novel host genes protecting against Plasmodium chabaudi infection"
  • Advisor:  Prasanna Jagannathan
  • Publications:  In Process

Elisabeth Meyer

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title: "Regulation of alternative splicing by small non-coding RNAs and repetitive genomic elements"
  • Advisor:  Julia Salzman
  • Publications:  In Process

Victor Naturale

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: “Identifying in vivo Mechanisms of Symmetry Breaking and Polarity Establishment in Epithelial Cells”
  • Advisor:  Jessica Feldman
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Anay Reddy

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Understanding the relationship between protein folding and neuronal morphogenesis"
  • Advisor:  Kang Shen
  • Publications:  In Process

Pamela Rios Coronado

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title: "Investigating the contribution of Vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGFC) in coronary arterial growth"
  • Advisor:  Kristy Red-Horse
  • Publications: Published Literature

Kevin Shih

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title:  "A RNA Calculator Based Paper Diagnostic for Tuberculosis"
  • Advisor:  Rhiju Das
  • Publications:  In Process

Samuel Bray

  • Department:  Bioengineering (BioE)
  • Research Title:  "Description of research project and progress: I am working towards quantitatively understanding how intracellular molecular interaction drive community assembly and structure in microbial communities."
  • Advisor:  Bo Wang
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Peter Chou

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title:  "Molecular tools for spatial readout of gene features."
  • Advisor:  Pehr Harbury
  • Publications:  In Process

Jasmine Moshiri

  • Department:  Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) Stanford Medicine
  • Research Title:  "Determine the mechanism by which the autophagy pathway mediates dengue viral maturation and explore the manipulation of this pathway for development of anti-viral therapeutics."
  • Advisor:  Karla Kirkegaard
  • Publications:  In Process

Chandni Patel

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title:  "Investigating how the second messenger, 2’3’-cGAMP, is regulated to further understand how the STING pathway in the innate immune system can be activated and inactivated."
  • Advisor:  Lingyin, Li
  • Publications:  In Process

Kade Pettie

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  "Linking Genome Organization to Phenotype in Cell Lines from Diverse Human Populations."
  • Advisor:  Hunter Fraser
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Christopher Ritchie

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title:  "Elucidating the extracellular role of the second messenger 2'3'-cGAMP in immune detection of cancers."
  • Advisor:  Lingyin Li
  • Publications:  Published Literature

Ivana Serrano Lachapel

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  "To evaluate how CCT chaperone assembly state and phosphorylation affects its activity in a noncanonical way in normal cells and altered cells such as cancer cells."
  • Advisor:  Judith Frydman
  • Publications:  In Process

Dirk Spencer

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  "Asymmetric cell divisions (ACD) are ubiquitous throughout all forms of life and it might be fair to argue that it is necessary for multicellularity."
  • Advisor:  Dominique Bergmann
  • Publications:  In Process

Robert Bierman

  • Department:  Biochemistry
  • Research Title:  "Understanding annotated and novel RNA splicing products."
  • Advisor:  Julia Salzman
  • Publications:  Published Literature

KC Farrell

  • Department:  Biology
  • Research Title:  "Investigation of the relationships between centrioles, cilia, and polarity."
  • Advisor:  Tim Stearns
  • Publications:  In Process

Shi-An Chen

Ching Chieh Chou

Mike Van

Former Trainees


Name position

Katherine Amberg-Johnson, Ph.D. (2018)

Senior Scientist at Schrödinger

Benjamin Bell, Ph.D. (2021) Recent Graduate: Currently Interviewing

Clayton Brown, Ph.D. (2019)

Recent Graduate: Currently Interviewing

Shengya Cao, Ph.D. (2018)

Associate Scientist at Evotec

Caleb Chan, Ph.D. (2018)

Postdoctoral Researcher with HHMI

Joseph Charalel, MS (2022)

Senior Associate at Pivotal Life Sciences

Shein Ei Cho, MS (2019) Associate Scientist at Evotec
Kevin C. Heart, Ph.D. (2018) Scientist at IGM Biosciences, Inc.
Amanda Jacobson, Ph.D. (2017) Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University
San Kimmey,  Ph.D. (2020) Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University

Pin-Joe Ko, Ph.D. (2019)

Research Scientist at SyntheX, Inc.

Antoine Koehl, Ph.D. (2019)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkeley

Laura Lee, Ph.D. (2019)

Postdoctoral Scholar at New York University

Joo Lee, Ph.D. (2019)

Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University

Chao Liu, Ph.D. (2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University

Thomas Meister, Ph.D. (2021) Recent Graduate: Still Interviewing

Kevin Meng, Ph.D. (2019)

Scientist at Kite Pharma

Mariya Mirvis, Ph.D. (2019)

Postdoctoral Researcher at UC San Francisco

Ahmad Nabhan, Ph.D. (2019)

Postdoctoral Scholar at Genentech

Laura Persson Ph.D. (2020) Recent Graduate: Still Interviewing

James Russell, Ph.D. (2018)

Scientist at Zymergen Inc.

Naomi Genuth, Ph.D. (2022)

Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University

Abigail Simmons, Ph.D. (2018)

Science and Technology Policy Fellow at AAAS

Ariana Sanches, Ph.D. (2021)

Principal Scientific Researcher at Genetech

Daniel Sprockett, Ph.D. (2019)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital

Miranda Stratton, Ph.D. (2019)

Assistant Director for Biosciences Diversity Programs at Stanford University

Tianying Su, Ph.D. (2018)

Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Francisco