Principal Investigator

Yishi Jin

  • Principal Investigator
  • Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology

Dr. Jin received her B.S. degree from Peking University, China, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her postdoctoral training at MIT.

Lab Members

Chris Piggott

  • PhD Student

BS from Univ. Toronto

Yue Sun

  • PhD Student

BS from Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

Rose Malinow

  • PhD student

BS in Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yunbo Li

  • Postdoc

PhD from Univ. Mainz

Matt Andrusiak

  • Postdoc

PhD from Univ. Ottawa CIHR fellowship

Steve Blazie

  • Postdoc

PhD from Arizona State University

Kate McCulloch

  • Postdoc

PhD from University of Minnesota

Zilu Wu

  • Research Technician

PhD

Erin Ritchie

  • PhD Student

B.S. Univ. Utah

Ming Zhu

  • Postdoc

PhD Beijing Normal University

Yan Zhao

  • Undergraduate researcher

Senior student, UCSD

Xiaohui Lyu

  • PhD student

B.S. Peking University

Dana Byrd

  • Research Scientist

BS, UC San Diego PhD, Univ. Calif. Santa Cruz

Junxiang Zhu

  • Postdoc

BS: University of Science and Technology, China PhD: Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology

Jen Jin

  • Postdoc

BS: Reed College PhD: UTSW, USA and Free University, Berlin

Alumni

Alex Goncharov

  • Electron microscopy specialist

M.S. Russia Current position, USC SOM Microscope Imaging Center

Bhavika Anandpura

  • Summer undergraduate researcher

Student, Claremont McKenna College

Bokun Xie

  • Visiting undergraduate researcher

Senior student, Univ. of Sci. and Technology, China

Brian Ackley

  • Associate Professor, Kansas University

Postdoc 2000-2005, UC Santa Cruz

Brock Grill

  • Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute, Florida

Postdoc 2004-2007, UC Santa Cruz

Chris Steinke

  • Student of Law, UC Irvine

BS & MS from UCSD Research Technician

Dong Yan

  • Assistant Professor, Duke University, School of Medicine

Postdoc 2007-2013, UC San Diego

Gloriana Trujillo

  • Associate Director for STEM-VPTL, Stanford University

PhD 2010, UC San Diego.

Heather Brown

  • Assistant Professor, California Northstate University

PhD 2007

Heather Van Epps

  • Senior Scientist, Experimental Therapeutics, Seattle

Postdoc 2004-2009

Hidenori Taru

  • Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University

Postdoc 2003-2008

Karina Kono

  • Research Technician, Salk Institute

MS 2017

Keming Zhou

  • Research Scientist, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Carsbad, CA

PhD from Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China Postdoc 2009-2017, UCSD

Kentaro (Ken) Noma

  • Assistant Professor, Nagaya University, Japan

Postdoc 2010-2017

Kyung Won (Kai) Kim

  • Assistant Professor, Hallym University, South Korea

PhD from Univ. Wisconsin; American Heart Association postdoc fellowship Research Project Scientist

Lizhen Chen

  • Assistant Professor, UT Health Science, St Antonio

Postdoc 2009-2016

Mei Zhen

  • Professor, University of Toronto

Postdoc 1996-2000, UC Santa Cruz

Naina Kurup

  • Jane Coffin Childs Postdoc, Harvard University

Biological Science PhD 2017

Panid Sharifnia

  • Resident Physician at UCSF

Neurosciences PhD 2015 from UCSD

Renee Baran

  • Associate Professor, Occidental College

Postdoc 1998-2003, UC Santa Cruz

Salvatore (Sam) Cherra

  • Assistant Professor, Univ. Kentucky, College of Medicine

PhD from Univ. Pittsburgh NRSA postdoc fellowship K99/R00 awardee

Seika Takayanagi-Kiya

  • JSPS Postdoctoral fellow
  • and Lecturer, Kanazawa University

Biological Sciences PhD 2016, UCSD

Steven Hallam

  • Professor, University of British Columbia

PhD 2000 from UCSC

Tamara Stawicki

  • Assistant Professor, Lafayette College

Neurosciences PhD 2011 from UCSD

Xiangming Wang

  • Research Scientist, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Visiting Student, 2005

Xinghaoyu Wan

  • Visiting undergraduate researcher

Senior student, Univ. of Science and Technology, China

Xun Huang

  • Principal Investigator, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

PhD, 2001 UC Santa Cruz Postdoc, Stanford Univ

Ya Dai

  • Science Teacher, Renda High School, Beijing, China

Postdoc 2004-2007

Yingchuan (Billy) Qi

  • Assistant Professor, Shanghai Tech, China

Postdoc 2006-2011 UC San Diego

Zhiping Wang

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Zhejiang Univ. China

Postdoc 2008-2013