who we are

lab members

Principal Investigator

sumit k. chanda

Scientific Staff

sunnie yoh, PhD (staff scientist)

paul dejesus (lab manager)

quy nguyen (research associate)

numana bhat (research associate)

andre gatorano (research programmer)

Adminstrative Staff

crystal herndon

Post-Doctoral Fellows

guney boso, PhD

miriam dutra, PhD

lars pache, PhD

ariel rodriguez, PhD

jessica von recum, PhD

Graduate Students

stephen soonthornvacharin (sanford|burnham)


justin birch (ucsd)

lillian fong (ucsd)

adrian andrade (ucsd)

Former Lab Members

renate koenig, PhD (research assistant professor), presently professor at paul-ehrlich institute

roberto mariani, PhD (staff scientist)

amanda opaluch, PhD (grad student, ucsd), presently supervisor of technical support at thermo-fisher scientific

edward chiang, PhD (post doc), presently scientist at fort detrick

atsushi inoue, PhD (post doc)

crystal shih (research associate)

steve ding, PhD (post doc), presently staff scientist at takeda pharmaceutical company

brian chung (research associate), presently research associate scientist at genewiz

brian schmidt, PhD (computational biologist), presently quantitative systems pharmacology scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb

pedro ruiz-castro (post doc)

rana akleh (research associate), presently grad student at boston college

christos tzitzilonis (post doc), presently principal research scientist at genia technologies - roche)

monika schneider (post doc) presently science policy analyst at the american association of immunologists

roland wagner (post doc)

vanessa serrano (research associate)

jon rosen (project manager), presently senior director at fate therapeutics

kevin olivieri (staff scientist), presently senior cell biologist at genocia biosciences

prashant jain (post doc), presently post doc at ucsd

rachael liesman (post doc), presently clinical microbiology fellow at mayo clinic


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