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.
Na received her PhD degree in Biological Sciences from the National University of Singapore (NUS)-Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Joint PhD Program. Na’s PhD thesis focused on exploring the genetic developmental basis and behavioral evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in zebrafish larvae. Na is currently exploring the role of the Tmc1/2 proteins in inner ear hair cells.