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

Yue Sun

  • PhD Student

BS from Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

Yunbo Li

  • Postdoc

PhD from Univ. Mainz

Steve Blazie

  • Postdoc

PhD from Arizona State University

Erin Ritchie

  • PhD Student

B.S. Univ. Utah

Xiaohui Lyu

  • PhD student

B.S. Peking University

Dana Byrd

  • Research Scientist

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

Junxiang Zhou

  • 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

Ziyuan (Christina) Han

  • PhD student

BS: Zhejiang-Edinburgh University

Anjali Sandhu

  • Postdoc

Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Qianyi 'Hazel' Qi

  • undergrad student researcher

B.S. UC San Diego. class 2022

Chi Hin (Davey) Feng

  • undergrad student researcher

Univ. Calif. San Diego

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

BS, Univ. of Sci. and Technology, China Now in PhD program, Cornell Univ

Brian Ackley

  • Associate Professor, Kansas University

Postdoc 2000-2005, UC Santa Cruz

Brock Grill

  • Professor, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington

Postdoc 2004-2007, UC Santa Cruz Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute, Florida

Chris Piggott

  • Scientist, CRISP-HR Therapeutics

BS from Univ. Toronto; PhD. 2020, Univ. California San Diego Scientist, CRISP-HR Therapeutics

Chris Steinke

  • Student of Law, UC Irvine

BS & MS from UCSD Research Technician

Dong Yan

  • Associate Professor, Duke University, School of Medicine

Postdoc 2007-2013, UC San Diego

Gloriana Trujillo

  • Director, Faculty and Lecturer learning, 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

  • Associate Professor, Hokkaido University

Postdoc 2003-2008

Karina Kono

  • Senior research associate, System Biosciences (Palo Alto)

MS 2017 Research Technician, Salk Institute

Kate McCulloch

  • Scientific Advisor, Law Firm

PhD from University of Minnesota Postdoc, UCSD

Keming Zhou

  • Program Leader, Drug Discovery, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China Postdoc 2009-2017, UCSD Research Scientist, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Carsbad, CA

Kentaro (Ken) Noma

  • Associate Professor, Nagaya University, Japan

Postdoc 2010-2017 UCSD

Kyung Won (Kai) Kim

  • Assistant Professor, Hallym University, South Korea

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

Lizhen Chen

  • Associate Professor, UT Health Science, St Antonio

Postdoc 2009-2016, UCSD

Matt Andrusiak

  • Patent Agent, Glowings WLG

PhD from Univ. Ottawa CIHR fellowship

Mei Zhen

  • Professor, University of Toronto

Postdoc 1996-2000, UC Santa Cruz

Ming Zhu

  • Research Scientist

PhD Beijing Normal University Postdoc, UCSD

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

Rose Malinow

  • PhD student

BS in Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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

Wassim Ouchetto

  • Master Student, Lyon University

Visiting Master Student, 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

Yan Zhao

  • Research Associate, ChaiBio

BS, UCSD MS, UCSD

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

Zilu Wu

  • Research Technician

PhD