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.