Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Mark Nicolls, MD.

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Endowed Chair, The Stanford Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

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Peter Kao, MD., PhD.

Associate Professor 

Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

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Visiting scholar

Gongyong Peng, MD., PhD.

Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, China



Shravani Pasupneti, MD.

Instructor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

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Project Leaders

Xinguo Jiang, MD., PhD.

Project Leader

Amy Tian, PhD.

Project Leader

Research Assistants

Yesl Kim, M.S.

LS Research Assistant and Lab Manager

Amber Lim

Reseach Assistant I

Torrey Guan

Research Assistant



Eric Granucci

Research Assistant


Petra Dahms, B.S.

Current: PhD in Biomedical Sciences Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Allen Tu, B.S.

Current: UC Davis

Patrick Zhang, BA

Rasa Tamosiuniene, MD, PhD.

Olga Manouvakhova, BA

Current: UAB School of Medicine

Alaa Hussein

Current: UC Davis

Yon Sung, MD

Current: Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Yu-chun Lin, PhD

Paul Mesange, PhD

Current: Charles River Laboratories

Eric Shuffle, MS

Current: UQ-Ochsner Medical School

Ashok Babu, MD

Current: Cardiothoracic Sugeon, St. Thomas Heart Institute, Nashville, TN

Torrey Guan

Current: Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate, Dr. Karathanasis lab

Grace Kuffner

Current: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduat

Mithya Jayakumar

Current: University of California at Davis Undergraduate

Shirley Jiang

Current: University of California at Los Angeles Medical Student

Mohammad Afzal Khan, PhD

Current: Senior Scientist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hai Li, PhD

Current: Research Scientist, VA Palo Alto

Tomohiro Murakawa, MD

Current: Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo

Tom Nguyen, PhD

Mohammed Omer

Current: Duke University Medical School Program

Danielle Sandhu

Current: Boston University Undergraduate / Medical School Program

Joshua Santé, PhD

Carol Tran

Current: Harvard University Undergraduate

Jing Xu

Current: California Institute of Technology Undergraduate