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Lab Alumni

Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Name Former Position Current Position
Aylesse Sordillo PhD 2014-2022 Senior Scientist, Kingdom Supercultures
May Dobosiewicz PhD 2013-2019 Senior Project Associate, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Meghan Lockard PhD 2012-2019 Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Wellstand Health
Alejandro López-Cruz MD PhD 2013-2018 Resident, Medicine, UCSF
Xin Jin PhD 2011-2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research
Josh Greene MD PhD 2011-2016 Resident in Psychiatry and Research Fellow in Neuroscience at Columbia University
Donovan Ventimiglia PhD 2010-2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Asahina Lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Christine Cho Hong PhD 2009-2015 Assistant Director, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Johannes Larsch PhD 2009-2014 Project Leader, Genes – Circuits – Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Yifan Xu MD PhD 2009-2014 Research Scholar, Anethesiology Resident, Oregon Health and Science University
Saul Kato PhD 2008-2013 (joint with Larry Abbott) Assistant Professor, Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, UCSF School of Medicine
Heeun Jang PhD, Postdoc, 2006-2016 Postdoctoral Scholar, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Laura Winzenread PhD 2006-2013 Product Owner, Digital Health and Innovation, Amgen Pharmaceuticals
Andres Bendesky PhD 2007-2012 E3B Assistant Professor & Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Investigator, Columbia University
Tapan Maniar PhD 2006-2011 Vice President of Life Sciences, Bain Capital
Yasunori Saheki PhD 2006-2010 Nanyang Assistant Professor / EMBO Global Investigator, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Evan Feinberg PhD 2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, UCSF
Evan Macosko MD PhD 2005-2009 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Principal investigator, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute
Bluma (Bibi) Lesch MD PhD 2005-2009 Assistant Professor of Genetics, Yale University
Jason Kennerdell PhD 2001-2009 Research Scientist, University of Pittsburgh
Andy Chang PhD 2001-2008 Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF School of Medicine
Makoto Tsunozaki PhD 2001-2008 Associate, Knobbe Martens
Miri VanHoven PhD 2000-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, San José State University
Sarah Bauer Huang PhD 2001-2006 Neurologist, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Washington University
Jesse Gray PhD 1999-2005 Senior Director, Ascidian Therapeutics
Amanda Kahn-Kirby PhD 1998-2005 Senior Research Scientist, Research Team at Invitae
Carolyn Adler PhD 1998-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Zemer Gitai PhD (joint with Marc Tessier-Lavigne) 1997-20 Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Steven A. McCarroll PhD 1997-2004 Dorothy and Milton Flier Professor of Biomedical Science and Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Joe Hao PhD (joint with Marc Tessier-Lavigne) 1998-20 Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend (Patent law)
David Tobin PhD 1995-2002 Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine
Alvaro Sagasti PhD 1997-2001 Professor, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, UCLA
Timothy Yu MD PhD 1996-2001 Attending Physician, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Justin (Gage) Crump PhD 1995-2000 Professor, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC
Erin Peckol Dolan PhD 1994-1999 Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia
Emily Troemel PhD 1994-1999 Professor, Biology Department, University of California, San Diego
Jennifer Zallen PhD 1993-1999 Professor, Developmental Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Noelle Dwyer PhD 1992-1998 Associate Professor of Cell Biology at University of Virginia
Joseph Chou MD PhD 1992-1998 Neonatologist, MGH Brigham
Cara Coburn PhD 1992-1996 Associate General Counsel at Genentech
Kayvan Roayaie PhD 1992-1996 General Surgeon, White Plains Hospital, NY
Heather Colbert MD PhD 1991-1996 Psychiatrist, San Jose CA
Name Former Position Current Position
Qiang Liu Research Assistant Professor 2013-2021 Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, City University of Hong Kong
Sagi Levy Postdoc 2012-2020 Assistant Professor, Biology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Shay Stern Postdoc 2014-2018 Assistant Professor, Biology, Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Sara Abrahamsson Postdoc 2012-2017 Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Alexander Katsov Postdoc 2009-2017 Research Associate, Rockefeller University
Andrew Gordus Postdoc 2008-2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins
Steve Flavell Postdoc 2009-2015 Associate Professor, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT
Navin Pokala Postdoc 2005-2015 Assistant Professor, Biological and Chemical Sciences, New York Institute of Technology
Jennifer Garrison Postdoc, 2007-2013 Principle Investigator, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Dirk Albrecht Postdoc 2006-2012 Assistant Professor, Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Patrick McGrath Postdoc 2006-2012 Associate Professor in Biology, Georgia Tech School of Biology
Elizabeth Glater Postdoc 2006-2011 Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Pomona College
Greg Lee Postdoc 2004-2010
Manuel Zimmer Postdoc 2004-2010 Adjunct Investigator, Research Insititute of Molecular Pathology, Professor, University of Vienna
Sreekanth Chalasani Postdoc 2004-2009 Associate Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Massimo Hilliard Postdoc 2002-2007 Professor, Queensland Brain Institute
Chiou-Fen Chuang Postdoc 2001-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nikos Chronis Postdoc 2004-2006 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
Chieh Chang Postdoc 2004-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yun Zhang Postdoc 2002-2006 Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Hang Lu Postdoc 2003-2005 Love Family Professor, Cecil J. “Pete” Silas Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Maria Gallegos Postdoc 1998-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Cal State East Bay
Richard Fetter EM Specialist 2001-2005 Senior Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jami Milton Dantzker Postdoc 2001-2004 Content Marketing Manager, Nevro
Miriam Kaplan Postdoc 2001-2003 Patent Agent
Kang Shen Postdoc 1999-2003 Professor of Biology and Pathology, Stanford University and HHMI
Paul Wes Postdoc 1998-2001 Senior Director, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Rob Rutherford Postdoc 1998-2001 Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Seattle University
Susan Kirch Postdoc 1997-2001 Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, NYU Steinhardt
Shai Shaham Postdoc 1999-2001 Richard E. Salomon Family Professor, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, The Rockefefeller University
Noelle L’Etoile Postdoc 1996-2001 Associate Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, UCSF
Mario de Bono Postdoc 1995-1999 Professor, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
Erik Lundquist Postdoc 1995-1999 Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Kansas
Scott Clark Postdoc 1993-1998
Tracy Smith Schmidt Postdoc 1996-1997 Children’s Book Author
Piali Sengupta Postdoc 1991-1996 Harold and Bernice Davis Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease and Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
Andres (Villu) Maricq Postdoc 1992-1995 Professor of Biology, Founding Director, Center for Cell and Genome Science, University of Utah
Bruce Kimmel Postdoc 1991-1994 Director, MBF Bioscience
Name Former Position Current Position
Ruby Froom Summer 2016 PhD Student, Rock/Darst Labs, Rockefeller University
Phillip Stephens Summer 2013
Max Brown Spring 2013 Masters Student, Greenfield Lab, Environmental Sciences Initiative, Queens College, CUNY
Marlis Denk-Lobnig Summer 2013 Postdoc, Kevin Wood Lab, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; PhD: MIT (2016-2021, Martin Lab)
Rachit Neupane Spring 2012 Healthcare Analyst, CaaS Capital Management; PhD: MIT (2013-2019)
Leanne Bradley Summer 2012 Postdoc, University of Edinburgh, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Kristin Kendrick Summer 2012 Environmental Engineer, GHD, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ashley Warmington 2010-2011 Founder and CEO of Cozy Oasis, Real Estate Agent
Isaac JT Strong Summer 2009 Director, Graduate Faculty Development, UCSF; PhD: UCSF (2010-2016)
Ryan Dosumu-Johnson Summer 2008 Child And Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; MD/PhD: Harvard (2009-2018)
Dyese Taylor Summer 2007 OBGYN, Fetal and Maternal Medicine, Manhasset, NY; MD: Columbia, 2012
Emily Capra Summer 2006 Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, PhD: MIT (2008-2013, Laub Lab)
Tiffany Matoska Sills Summer 2001 Diagnostic Radiology Specialist, Chapel Hill, NC; MD/PhD: Baylor (2012)
Milica Margeta Summer 2001, 2002 Ophthalmologist, Mass. Eye & Ear, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; MD/PhD: Stanford (2011)
Crystal Evey Summer 2000 Hospitalist, Palo Alto, CA; MD: UCSD (2007)
Corey Harwell Summer 1998 Associate Professor, Neurology, UCSF School of Medicine
Melba Taylor Summer 1997 Emergency Medical Physician and Health Consultant, NY; MD: University of Washington (2005)
Adrian Thomas Summer 1996 Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute, Bedford, NH; MD: Stanford (1999-2004)
Name Former Position Current Position
Holly Hunnicutt 2001-2017 Data Reductionist, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Delaney Lynch 2000-2001 Administrative Coordinator, Shokat Lab, UCSF
Caroline Murphy 1991-2000 Administrative Assistant, Moore Lab, Caltech
Name Former Position Current Position
Max Brown 2018-2020 Masters Student, Greenfield Lab, Environmental Sciences Initiative, Queens College, CUNY
Ruby Froom 2017-2018 PhD Student, Rock/Darst Labs, Rockefeller University
Ben Snyder 2005-2014
Christian Woods 2004-2010 Research Associate, Seattle Children’s
Dianne Parry 2003-2004 High School Teacher, SFUSD
Joseph Hill 2001-2004 CustomInk Expert Production Artist
Hai Nguyen 2000-2004
Ricardo Meneses 1996-2004
Nonita Velarde 1991-2004
Shannon Grantner 1996-2000 Genetic Counselor, Los Angeles
Yongmei Zhang 1997-1999
Liqin Tong (now Leah) 1995-1997
Penny (Felipa) Mapa 1994-1996 Scientist, Novartis
Bella Albinder 1992-1995 Lab Technician, UCSF
Kate Wesseling 1993-1994 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA – Nephrology, Speciality Pediatric Kidney Transplants
David Dieterich 1991-1994

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