Former Postdocs and Graduate Students

Lab alumni are listed in rough chronological order.

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Pierre D. McCrea, PhD
Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Noriko Funayama, PhD
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Developmental Biology, Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan

Kris Vleminckx, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology, University of Gent, Belgium

François Fagotto, PhD
Chair of Excellence, Labex EPIGENMED, Montpellier, France
(French Ministry of Research and Education “Laboratoires d’Excellence” initiative)

Ursula Glück, PhD
Deceased

Alpha Yap, MD, PhD
Professor and Head, Division of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

Richard Nelson, PhD
Professor of Biology and Department Chair, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Yun Zhong, MD, PhD
Pathologist, East Meadow, New York

Cara Gottardi, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Carien Niessen, PhD
Professor and Principal Investigator,  Head of Platform Education, Career Development and Gender Equality,  CECAD – Cluster of Excellence, University of Cologne, Germany

Sophie Chappuis-Flament, PhD
Founding Partner, CEO, e-ophtalmo SAS, Lyon, France
Telemedicine Platform Associate Founder, President, Bio Booster SAS, Lyon, France (operations support for entrepreneurs)
Founder, President, 66°30 SAS, Lyon, France (operations advisor to management)

Anke Reinacher-Schick, MD
Professor of Medicine, Chief Physician for Internal Medicine, Department of Hematology and Oncology,  St. Josef-Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Mirna Perez-Moreno, PhD (email)
Group leader, CNIO, Madrid, Spain (moved to University of Copenhagen, autumn 2017)

Alice Wong, PhD
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Xuejun Chen, PhD
Staff Scientist/Lab Manager, Virology Laboratory/Virology Core Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

Sreekala Mahadevaiyer, PhD
India

Michael Perrais, PhD
Scientist, INSERM U837, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, Université Lille 2, Lille, France

Hitomi Tsuiji, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Japan

Eunjin Koh, PhD
Scientist, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Nam Gyun Kim, PhD
Acting Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Yuliya Petrova, PhD
Staff Scientist, Virology Laboratory/Virology Core Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

Ki-Sook Park, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Medicine/East-West Medical Research Institute, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea 

Michael Yoder, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Penn State Brandywine, Media, Pennsylvania

Run Fan, PhD (microbiology), MS (biostatistics)
Biostatistician II, Center for Quantitative Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenessee

Hongbin Li, PhD
Research Scientist, Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville

Stephanie Maiden, PhD
Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Biology, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

Alisha Mendonsa, PhD
Current postdoctoral fellow, Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington

Tae Young Na, PhD
Current postdoctoral fellow, Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington

Former Graduate Students

Young-Sook Son (née Choi), PhD (email)
Professor of Genetic Engineering, Dean, Graduate School of Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

Ted J. Lowenkopf, MD
Medical Director, Providence Stroke Center, Oregon Stroke Center at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

Chung-Hyun Lee-Sogaard, PhD
Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, ‎Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, New York

William Brieher, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Vivian Tang (née Wong), PhD (lab page)
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Elena Keeling (née Levine), PhD (regenerative medicine page)
Professor, Biological Science Department, Co-Coordinator, MS in Regenerative Medicine Program, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo

Kathleen Molyneaux (née Guger)
Contract Editor, American Journal Experts (AJE), Durham, North Carolina (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, 2004–2010)

Alin Vonica, MD, PhD
Lecturer and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York (Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center through 2015)

Eun-Kyung Suh, PhD (lab page)
Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Chong Xu, PhD, MBA
Senior Associate, F-Prime Capital Partners (early-stage healthcare venture capital), Cambridge, Massachusetts

Allison Maker
Current graduate student/PhD candidate in laboratory,  Deptartment of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle

Mariana Longhi
Formerly visiting graduate student in laboratory, PhD student, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Miriam Wahlhutter, MS
Masters thesis in laboratory,  Master in Molecular Medicine,  Uppsala University, Sweden