Meet Our Team
Anna Shipman, PhD
Anna received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Anna’s thesis focused on regulation of cell growth and proliferation in Drosophila. Anna is currently studying central auditory/vestibular deficits in the raumschiff mutant.
Yan Gao, PhD
Yan received her PhD in Biology at Nanjing University. Yan characterized Krueppel-mediated embryonic patterning in Xenopus. Yan is currently studying central auditory/vestibular deficits in the starliner mutant.
Peng Sun, PhD
Peng received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Macau (UM) — Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Joint PhD Program. Peng’s PhD thesis focused on behavioral assays for evaluating the hearing/balance function in zebrafish larvae. For a deeper understanding of the mechanism of hearing/balance, Peng is currently exploring the role of the Tmc1/2 proteins in inner ear hair cells.
Sivan Brodo-Abo, BS, BA
Sivan graduated from Dominican University of California with a BS.in Cell and Molecular Biology and a BA in Music. As an undergraduate, Sivan worked with Asellus aquaticus crustaceans and genetic associations behind pigmentation. She also was involved in optimizing parameters of phage immunoprecipitation sequencing.
Zoha Fatima Syed
Stanford Undergraduate Student
Zoha is an international undergraduate student from Pakistan majoring in Psychology with a focus on neurocomputation and on the pre-medical track. She is particularly interested in studying hearing loss, both on a molecular level in the lab and in the context of Deaf cultures across the world. Zoha is studying the molecular basis of hearing loss in the raumschiff mutant.