Former Lab Members


Aaron Mendez (Postdoc 2016-2023, now a tenure track Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine)

Allison Didychuk (Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2022, now a tenure track Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University)

Jessica Tucker (American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2021, now a tenure track Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the University of Iowa)

Cara Brook (Miller Fellow 2017-2021, now a tenure track Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago)

Divya Nandakumar (Postdoc 2016-2020, now a Scientist at Immatics)

Mandy Muller (Damon Runyon Postdoctoral fellow 2013-2017, now a tenured Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Carolin Vogt (DADD PRIME visiting fellow 2015-2016, now a postdoc at Hannover Medical School Institute of Virology)

John Karijolich (Damon Runyon Postdoctoral fellow 2012-2016, now a tenured Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University)

Marta Gaglia (Postdoc 2009-2014, now a tenured Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at University of Wisconsin Madison)

Stephanie Hutin (Postdoc 2011-2013, now a Research Engineer at Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)

Karen Clyde (Postdoc 2007-2011, now a Senior Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Yeon Lee (Postdoc 2007-2011, now a Project Scientist in the Rio lab at UC Berkeley)

PhD Students:

Chloe McCollum (MCB PhD student 2018-2023, now a Scientist at Metagenomi)

Michael Ly (MCB PhD student/NSERC fellow 2017-2022, now a postdoc at Janssen)

Ella Hartenian (MCB PhD student/NSF fellow 2014-2021, now a postdoc at Université de Lausanne)

Christopher Duncan Lewis (MCB PhD student/HHMI Gilliam Fellow 2015-2020, now a Scientist at Scribe Therapeutics)

Aaron Schaller (MCB PhD student/NSF Fellow 2014 – 2019, now a Co-founder/CSO of MeliBio, Inc.)

Angelica Flores Castañeda (PMB PhD student/NSF Fellow 2013-2019, now a Scientist at Scribe Therapeutics)

Charles Hesser (MCB PhD student 2013-2018, Postdoc at Northwestern University, then University of Wisconsin Madison)

Matthew Gardner (SPH PhD student  2012-2018, now a scientist at Scribe Therapeutics)

Sarah Gilbertson (MCB PhD student 2013-2018, now a Postdoc at University of Alabama Birmingham)

Zoe Davis (SPH PhD student 2010-2015, Postdoc at Stanford University 2015-2019)

Emma Abernathy (PMB PhD student 2010-2015, Postdoc at Stanford University 2015-2019, now a Research Scientist at Gilead Sciences)

Lisa Kronstad (PMB PhD student 2008-2013, Postdoc at Stanford University 2013-2019, now an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Midwestern University)

Renuka Kumar (PMB PhD student 2007-2012, Postdoc at UCSF 2012-2015, now Virology Program Leader at the Gladstone Institutes)

Sergio Covarrubias (SPH PhD student 2006-2012, Postdoc at UCSF 2012-2016, now a Scientist II at BioMarin Pharmaceutical)

Justin Richner (PMB PhD student 2006-2011, Postdoc at Washington University 2011-2016 , now an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Illinois Chicago)

Undergraduate researchers:

Annabelle Levin (Post-baccalaureate PREP student 2022-2023, current: PhD student, University of Washington)

Alejandro Rivera-Madera (Amgen Scholar; Current: undergrad at University of Puerto Rico at Cayey)

Makenna Davis (REU student; Current: undergrad at Howard University)

Chesna Apere (Amgen Scholar; Current: PhD Student, MIT)

Kevin Yang (Honor’s thesis; Current: med school applicant)

Shivani Khosla (Current: PhD student, UCSD)

Lexi Kindrick (Current: )

Lola Kushnir (Current: Research Technician)

Kristina Atanasoff (Amgen Scholar; Current: PhD student, Icahn School of Medicine)

Aditya Srivastava (Current; UCB undergrad)

Desmond Richmond-Buccola (Current: PhD student, Harvard University)

Yamira Ortiz-Alejandre (B2B program)

Alex Moon-Walker (Amgen Scholar,  PhD, Harvard University)

Apurva Govande (Honors thesis;  PhD, Harvard University)

Oliver Marigold (Honors thesis; Current: MD)

Aprilgate Wang (Current: MD/MPH student)

Michael Espino (Current: MD/PhD, Mount Sinai)

Jimin Park (Current: PhD)

Bret Peterson (Honors thesis;  PhD, UC Berkeley)

Mansee Desai (Honors thesis; Current: MD)

Anchal Ahuja

Wesley Wong (Honors thesis; Current: PhD)

Elise Peauroi (Honors thesis: Current: PhD-Dr. of Veterinary Medicine)

Alison Gee

Ryan Rivera

Grant King (Amgen Scholar; Current: PhD)

Aref Senno (Current: MD)

Delilah Zimmermann

Kevin Kleffman (Current: MD/PhD)

Jacinda Nim

James Russell (Current: PhD)

Leona Shum

Tina Wang (Current: PhD)

Benson Cheng (Current: PhD)

Gaurav Kumar (Current: MD)

Angela Jones (Current: MPH)

Michelle Choi

Angelo Cabal

Chris Ferguson

Max Egan


Jennifer Blancas (Current: Lab Manger, Tagliabracci Lab, UTSW)

Abla Harara (Current: Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Christopher Hann-Soden (Current: Director at QB3 Genomics)

James Wang

Tina Tran (Current: Pharmacist)

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