People (Current Members)

Principal Investigator:
Xinnan Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Ph.D.: University of Cambridge (2007)
Postdoctoral: Harvard Medical School (2011)
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Postdoctoral Fellow:
Li Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Ph.D: University College London (2017)

2019 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Postdoctoral Fellow:
Vinita Bharat, Ph.D.

Ph.D: Georg August Universität Gottingen, Germany (2016)    

International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS for Neurosciences)

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Research Assistant:
Aarooran Sivakumaran Durairaj

Cornell University (2019)

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Lab Administrator:
Nichole Zito
B.A.: San Jose State University

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Former Research Assistant:
David Nguyen

Current Position: MD student at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans


B.A.: UC Berkeley (2007)

M.S.: Tulane University School of Medicine (2019)


Former Research Assistant:
Devon Conradson

Current Position: PhD student in Cell, Stem Cell, and Developmental Biology Program at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lewis & Clark College (2019)


Former Ph.D Student:
Ashley Gonzalez

Current Position: Scientist/BDA, AcureX Therapeutic Inc., San Carlos, CA

B.A.: California State University, San Bernardino
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2015-2018)
Minority Access to Research Careers Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (2012-2014)


Former Ph.D Student:
Amanda Papakyrikos

Current Position: Scientist, Lucy Therapeutic Inc., Boston, MA

B.A.: Wellesley College
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2015-2018)
Genentech Fellowship (2014-2015)


Former Postdoctoral Fellow:
Chung-Han Hsieh, Ph.D.

Current Position: Senior Scientist, CuraX Therapeutic Corporation, San Carlos, CA

Ph.D.: Chang Gung University (2010)

Former Postdoctoral Fellow:
Roeland Vanhauwaert, Ph.D.

Current Position: Scientist at Argenx, Ghent, Belgium

Ph.D: KU Leuven University, Belgium (2017)

FENS Thesis Prize 2018 Finalist
The Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship (2018)

Former Research Assistant:
Min Joo Kim

Current Position: Ph.D student in Biomedical Sciences at UCSF 

M.S.: Stanford University

B.A.: Pomona College

Former Master's Student:
Jay Panji

Current Position: Ph.D student at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Bachelor's and Master's Dual Degree in Biological Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) (2013-2018)

NeuroBIM Masters in Neuroscience, Université de Bordeaux (August 2018- August 2020)


Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Atossa Shaltouki, Ph.D.

Current Position: Senior Scientist, NeuCyte, Inc., San Carlos, CA

Ph.D.: Cleveland State University (2009)

Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Jennifer Codding-Bui, Ph.D.

Current Position: Field Application Scientist at Pall ForteBio, Northern California / Pacific Northwest.

Former Ph.D Student:
Meredith Course

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.

B.A.: Pomona College
Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging (2016-2017)
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2013-2016)

Former Research Assistant
Nick Lawson

Current Position: Community Outreach and Events Coordinator at Puzzah!, Denver

Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Pei-I Tsai

Current Position: Research Specialist, UCSF

Ph.D: National Taiwan University (2010)


Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Medicine, Stanford University (2013)

Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2016)


Former SIMR Student
Noreen Wauford

Current Position: PhD Student in Bioengineering at MIT

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