Meet the TREJOlab

The TREJOlab is comprised of a dynamic group of dedicated scientists and are essential for the success of our research enterprise. We are a diverse group of scholars that value team work, collaboration and have fun together. Here, we proudly present our team!

JoAnn Trejo, PhD

JoAnn Trejo, PhD

Principal Investigator
JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D
Principal Investigator

(Ph.D. University of California, San Diego)

Principal investigator, director of laboratory research focused on cell signaling in vascular endothelial cells and breast cancer.

Anand Patwardhan, PhD

Anand Patwardhan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Anand Patwardhan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Marie Curie Institute, Paris, France

Scientist,Understanding GPCR Protease-Activated Receptor-1 trafficking and dynamics in cancer biology.

Monica Gonzalez Ramirez, PhD

Monica Gonzalez Ramirez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute,
La Jolla, CA
Scientist, research is focused on understanding G protein-coupled receptor kinases signaling in endothelial cells.

 

Lennis Orduna-Castillo, PhD

Lennis Orduna-Castillo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Huaping Qin, PhD

Huaping Qin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Helen Wedegaertner, BA

Helen Wedegaertner, BA

Graduate Student

Helen Wedegaerther
Graduate Student

B.A. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Scientist, Research is focused on alpha-arrestin proteins in cancer

Norton Cheng

Norton Cheng

Graduate Student

B.S. National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

M.S. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Scientist, research is focused on understanding PAR-1 function in cell signaling.

Mika Caplan, BS

Mika Caplan, BS

Graduate Student
Michelle Rodas Gonzalez

Michelle Rodas Gonzalez

Undergraduate Student
Marissa Yu

Marissa Yu

Undergraduate Student