People - Nicolls Lab

Staff & Research Associates
Postdoctoral Fellows

Mark Nicolls, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine

Education: M.D., Stanford University 
Residency: Stanford University Hospital
Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center


Susan Arick
Administrative Associate

Education: B.A., Psychology, UCLA


Joe Hsu, M.D., M.P.H.
 Instructor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Education: M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine; M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health
Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Research Interests: Risk factors for Aspergillus fumigatus infection in lung transplant recipients
Specialties: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Xinguo Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.D., Zhejiang University, China
Research Interests: Microvasculature in airway fibrosis


Amy Tian, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Fudan University, Shanghai, Economics and Chemistry 
Research Interests: The role of eicosanoid signaling in the development of inflammatory pulmonary hypertension


Joshua Santé, Ph.D.
Lab Manager and Research Associate

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University; B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Berkeley 
Research Interests: Immune cell dynamics and lineage


Hai Li, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Education:B.S., Biochemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis
Field: Immunology
Project(s): B1 cell signaling


Yon Sung, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Medicine

Education: M.D., University of Pittsburgh; B.S., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
Residency: Brown Medical School / Rhode Island Hospital 
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Stanford University 
Research Interests: The role of the immune system in pulmonary arterial hypertension


Jin Qian, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., Vascular Biology Center, Georgia Health Sciences University; M.D., Nanjing Medical University
Research Interests: Immune Cell dynamics during pulmonary hypertension


Mohammad Afzal Khan, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Education: Ph.D., Aligarh Muslim University, India
Postdoctoral Scholar: McMaster University, Canada
Research Interests: Role of microvasculature in airway transplantation


Rasa Tamosiuniene, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate

Education: M.D., Ph.D., Kaunas University of Medicine 
Research Interests: Immunoinflammatory and coagulation responses in pulmonary arterial hypertension


Tom Nguyen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, SUNY, Stony Brook University; B.S., Animal Physiology, San Francisco State University
Research Interests: Neutrophil elastases in lung transplantation


Yu-chun Lin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Research Interests: Extracellular matrix effects on chronic rejected fibrotic airway, mouse orthotopic tracheal transplantion, and biofluid mechanics


Shirley Jiang
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education: B.S., Biology, Stanford University (2015)
Research Interests: Vascular repair following rejection and airway remodeling