News

News

July 2019

After a difficult, but rewarding transition, the lab is now completely settled at UCSF and welcoming interested graduate students! See the opportunities and contact pages.

July 2019

Dario Tejera joined the lab as a new postdoctoral fellow. Originally from Uruguay, Dario obtained his B.S (Neuroscience) at the Universidad de la Republica. His thesis was focused on the beneficial effect of natural products in an ischemia model. Following this, he moved to Germany to conduct his doctoral studies. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Bonn. The focus of his doctoral thesis was on the role of microglial cell activation in Alzheimer's disease. He has a longstanding interest in the contribution of glial cells to brain health and disease. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and bouldering.

June 2019

After completed his work at Boston Children's Hospital, Tao, one of the longest standing members of the lab made a move to UCSF to continue as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

May 2019

Beika Zhu joined the UCSF team as a new postdoctoral fellow. Beika got her B.S. in Ecology from the Sun Yat-Sen University in China. She joined Professor Karl Herrup's lab in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for her Ph.D., focusing on developing new drugs from marine bacteria in order to treat neurodegenerative diseases. In her spare time, Beika enjoys reading and listening to music.

January 2019

Brian Chiou joined the lab at UCSF as a new postdoctoral fellow. Brian obtained a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California - Berkeley (2014). Following his undergraduate work, Brian worked at Genentech focusing on developing a novel cell line for targeted therapeutics and working on blood-brain barrier transport. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine (2018). He has a longstanding interest in myelination and neurodegenerative disorders, choosing to focus specifically on developing novel treatments for multiple sclerosis. In his free time, Brian enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and singing as a part of an on-campus a capella group. Welcome!

January 2019

Diankun Yu moved from Boston Children's Hopsital to UCSF to continue as a postdoctoral fellow. Diankun got his B.S. in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He joined Dr. Laura Schrader's lab afterwards and was involved in investigating the role of ion channels in neuronal physiological properties and mouse behaviors. He obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Tulane University in the year of 2018. Diankun loves card games, especially bridge, and he also enjoys camping and fishing. Welcome!

December 2018

Caitlyn Oak moved from Boston Children's Hospital to UCSF to continue as a research associate. Caitlyn received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate researcher in Kwanghun Chung's lab, she studied a novel, whole-brain mapping technique called SHIELD. In her free time, Caitlyn likes to cook, play basketball, and sing. Welcome!

November 2018

Priya Kishore joined our lab as a research associate. Priya was awarded a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego in 2018. She has an undergraduate research background in neuroscience, immunology and biochemistry, with most of her research hours spent in Dr. David Feifel's Lab, where she investigated the neurological underpinning of schizophrenia and related psychiatric disease. Outside of lab, Priya loves to spend time with her dog, Lucky, and enjoys partaking in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and camping. Welcome!

August 2018

Khalida Sabeur became the first member of the UCSF team during the lab's transition from Boston Children's Hospital to UCSF. Welcome!

December 28 2016

Xian was promoted to Associate Professor! Congratulations!

August 8 2016

Jean-Christophe Delpech joined our lab as a Postdoc. Welcome!

June 6 2016

Casey Gilman joined our lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome!

October 19 2015

Karan Malik joined our lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome!

October 1 2015

Tao Li joined our lab as a Postdoc. Welcome!

September 2015

Congratulations to Xian for successfully obtaining her R01 grant!

July 6 2015

Tatsuhiro Koshi joined our lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome!

July 2015

Stefanie obtained the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship! Congratulations!

July 2015

Congratulations to Xian for successfully obtaining her NMSS grant!

June 2015

Congratulations to Xian for the successful symposium proposal entitled gFrom Ligands to Signaling: Recent Advances in Adhesion GPCR Pharmacology and Biologyh for the next Experimental Biology Annual Meeting at San Diego, April 3, 2016 (co-chairing with Randy Hall)!

April 2015

Mayumi obtained the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship! Congratulations!

March 2015

Congratulations to Xian for successfully obtaining her R56 grant!

February 18 2015

Congratulations to Rongs for her co-first author paper at Neuron! This paper featured the cover article and represents a great collaborative effort between our lab and the Monk and Schöneberg labs. Great Job, Rong, Sarah, and Ines!

January 21 2015

Congratulations to Stefanie for her paper published at Nature Communications!