RECENT GRADUATES


Michael Dores, Ph.D.
Current: Assistant Professor, Hofstra University
1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, NY 11549

Huilan Lin, Ph.D.
Current: Scientist, ArmaGen Technologies, Inc.
26679 Agoura Rd #100, Calabasas, CA 91302

Buxin Chen, Ph.D.
Current: Scientist, Coi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
11099 Torrey Pines Park Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tony Soto, Ph.D.
Current: Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc,
11010 Torreyana Rd, San Diego, CA 92121

Thomas Smith, Ph.D.
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS


 

2001-2008, Courney Griffin, Ph.D. (co-advisor)
Current position: Associate Professor, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma, OK

2001-2003, Michelle Booden, Ph.D. (co-advisor)
Current position: Technology Licensing Specialist, NIH, Bethesda, MD

2001-2003, Yonghua Yang, Ph.D.
Current position: Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2005-2008, Puneeta Arora, Ph.D.
Current position: Patent Liaison, Technology Transfer and Services, E.I. DuPont India Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad India

2005-2008, May M. Paing, Ph.D.
Current position: Research Associate, HHMI Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2009-2010, Jung-A Choi, Ph.D.
Current position: Research Scientist, Korea University, Seoul Korea

2009-2011, Allen Liu, Ph.D. (co-advisor)
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2008-2012, Unice JK Soh, Ph.D. Supported by a UC TRDRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Award,
Current position: Medical Science Liaison, Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles, CA

2012-2013, Aaron Snead, Ph.D. (co-advisor), Supported by NIH/NIGMS IRACDA Postdoctoral Training Grant
Current position: Senior Scientist, BPS Bioscience Inc. San Diego, CA

2008-2014, Michael Dores, Ph.D. Supported by a UC TRDRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, NIH/NIGMS IRACDA Postdoctoral Training Grant
Current position: Assistant Project Scientist, UCSD

2009-2015, Huilan Lin, Ph.D.
Current position: Scientist, ArmaGen Technologies, Inc., Calabassas, CA

2008-2015, Buxin Chen, Ph.D. Supported by an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Current position: Scientist, Coi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. San Diego, CA

2013-2015, Terri Stoner, Ph.D. (co-advisor) Supported by NIGMS IRACDA Postdoctoral Training Grant
Current position: Assistant Adjunct Professor, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA

2008-2016, Michael Dores, Ph.D. Supported by Supported by UC TRDRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and NIGMS IRACDA Postdoctoral Training Grant
Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS


2001-2005, May M. Paing, Ph.D. Supported by an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Award
Current position: Research Associate, HHMI Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2003-2007, Breann Wolfe Barker, Ph.D.  Supported by an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Award
Current position: R & D Scientist II, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA

2004-2010, Tiffany Ricks, Ph.D. (co-advisor) Supported by NIH/NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship Award and United Negro College Fund (UNCF)-MERCK Predoctoral Fellowship Award
Current position: Pharmacologist, Federal Drug Administration, Washington, DC

2005-2009, Angela Russo, Ph.D.
Current position: Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal  Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago

2008-2013, Antonio Soto, Ph.D. Supported by an NIH/NHLBI Diversity Supplement Award
Current position: Research Scientist I , Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., San Diego, CA

2009-2014, Isabel Canto Cordova, Ph.D. Supported by a UC TRDRP Predoctoral Fellowship Award Current position: Medical Writer, Caring Communications, San Diego, CA

2014-2016, Patrick Menzies, B.A. Supported by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


Tom Chen, Duke University (2000); Sarah Brautigam, Davidson College (2001): Tiana Garrett, Virginia State University (2001-2002); Kia Jackson, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (2003); Aliya McIver, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2004); Amanda Powell, Shaw University (2005); Diana Ntonlolo, Winston Salem State University (2006); Mallory Demonch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007-2008); Maria Rodriguez, UC San Diego (IMSD) (2008-2009); Steven Almos, Southwestern Community College (UCSD-HHMI, 2009); William A. Montagne, University of Oregon (Pharmacology-SURF, 2010 & 2011); Phillip Le, UC San Diego (2010-2013); Carlos Roston Green, University of San Francisco (MSTP-SURF, 2010); Eliseo Rivas, UC San Diego (MSTP-SURF, 2011); Hannes Buck, Amherst College (MSTP-SURF, 2012 & 2013); Jasmine Kyung, UC San Diego (2012-2013); Cattien Phan, UC San Diego (2013-2014);  Stefany Rubio, San Diego State University (Pharmacology-SURF, 2014); Keaira Thornton, Norfolk State University (MSTP-SURF, 2014); Consuelo Sauceda, San Marcos State University (STARS, 2014); Jeffrey Liang, UC San Diego (2012-2015); Francisco Mendez, UC San Diego (IMSD, 2012-2015); Luisa Coronel, UC San Diego (IMSD, 2013-2015); Mauricio Marquez (MSTP-SURF, IMSD 2015-present): Jasmine Kyung (Pharmacology-SURF, 2015): Hilda Mejia Pena (IRACDA-SURF, IMSD 2016-present); Metztli Cisneros (UC San Diego, IMSD, 2017-2019).