People

 

 

Staff

 

 

Elizabeth Villa (PI)
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


Steven Villareal
Lab Manager

 

Courtney
Courtney Millican
Administrative Assistant

 

Farhaz Shaikh
Research Associate

 

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

 

Siyu Chen

Siyu Chen
Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Eva Karasmanis
Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Sam Reck-Peterson’s Lab

 

Josh Hutchings
EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Tom Laughlin
LSRF Postdoctoral Fellow (sponsored by the Simons Foundation) 

 

Digvijay Singh
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Lindsey Young
NIH K00 Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Graduate Students

 

Vinson Lam
Graduate Student, co-advised by Susan Golden, qBio Graduate Program

 


Jelani Lyda
Grad Student, co-advised by Kit Pogliano

 

Amy Prichard
Grad Student, co-advised by Joe Pogliano

 


Zaida Rodriguez
Graduate Student

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Sahana
Sahana Rangarajan
Undergraduate Researcher

 


Kaia To
Undergraduate Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scholars Who Have Visited

Scholars Who have Visited

 

John Sedat
Professor, UCSF 
Visiting Scholar, 2016-2019

 

 

 

Roland Beckkmann
Professor, Gene Center, LMU 
Sabbatical Visitor, 2017

 

 


Alumni

Alumni

 


Sergey Suslov
Research Scientist, now Visiting Scholar

ThermoFisher Scientific Application Specialist 

 

 


Vignesh Kasinath
Hellen Hey and NIH K99Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Eva Nogales’ Lab 

Currently Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, UC Boulder

 

 


Kanika Khanna
Graduate Student

Currently Postdoctoral Fellow in Michael Fischbach’s Lab at Stanford

 


Reika Watanabe Castillon
Research Scientist

Currently a staff scientist in the Ollmann Saphire Lab  

 

 


Martina Audagnotto
Virtual Molecular Cell Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow

Currently data scientist at GSK

 

 


Jan Böhning
Masters Student, Gene Center, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Tanmay Bharat’s lab

 

 


Robert Buschauer
Masters Student, Gene Center, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Roland Beckmann’s lab

 

 


Felix Wagner
Masters Student, Gene Center, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Patrick Cramer’s lab

 

 

 


Yuan Yuan (Annie)
Undergraduate,  Bioengineering

 

 

 


Ziyi Zhao
Undergraduate, Physics