Nostalgia Corner

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  • Hollywood Food Tour, December 2012 - Aida and Shivina
  • Visiting student from Belgium, fall 2008 - Emilie with Sharmistha
  • Lab trip to Six-Flags, October 2009
  • Bitan Lab, June 2007
  • SFN meeting, Chicago 2009
  • Hollywood Food Tour, December 2012
  • Holidays picnic, December 2010 - Sharmistha and Farid
  • Protein Society Meeting, San Diego 2008 - Farid and Jamie
  • Holidays hike, December 2008 - Coldwater Canyon Park, Beverly Hills
  • Huiyuan's farewell, May 2011 - Dahabada and Huiyuan
  • Lab picture, August 2015
  • Hollywood Food Tour, December 2012 - Jessica V. and Jessica L.
  • Lilian (Ye) Ju's poster presentation - CSST 2011
  • Holidays picnic, December 2010 - Farid, Huiyuan, and Panchanan
  • Aida's graduation, June 2014
  • Holidays picnic, December 2010 - Aida and Sharmistha
  • Farewell dinner for Huiyuan, May 2011 - Tanya and Huiyuan
  • Huiyuan's farewell, May 2011 - Gal and Huiyuan
  • Bitan Lab, May 2008
  • Hollywood Food Tour, December 2012
  • Holidays hike, December 2008 - Andrew, Reena, Elaine, and Gal
  • Bitan Lab, May 2008
  • Celebrating Reena's UFRP Scholarship, November 2008
  • Lab trip to Six-Flags, October 2009

Former Lab Members


 

Name

Position

Research Project

Current Position

Brenda Abarca, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Cell culture Medical Student at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Ryan Saleh Atlasi, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-SOD1 antibodies  Dental Student, University of Pennsylvania Dental School
Aida Attar, Ph.D. Graduate Student Investigation of molecular tweezers in vivo Business Development and Program Management at HealthBegins
Reena Bakshi, M.D. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in vitro General Surgery Resident at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Shweta Balakrishnan, M.P.H. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-oligomer antibodies Manager at PwC
Jackie Bucher, M.D. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Dermatologist, San Antonio
Elaine Ann Cara, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Cell culture  
Wai-Ting (Coco) Chan

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher from Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry

Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom 

Pharmacology of molecular tweezers  Customer Relations, LSR Services Ltd. Hong Kong
David Cho Undergraduate Researcher  Investigation of C-terminal fragments of Aβ42 in vitro

 

Christian Corrales, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher  Studies of SOD1 activity and self-assembly MSTP student, UCLA
Jing Di, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow  Investigation of the effect of molecular tweezers on tau in vitro and  in vivo

 

Andrew Fithian, B.Sc. Research Associate Methionine-sulfoxide in familial Alzheimer's disease Research Associate at Prometheus Laboratories
Christine Fontanilla, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Investigation of molecular tweezers in an ALS mouse model  
Jane Hayes, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher  Biochemical analysis molecular tweezers in vivo Director of Operations, Project Manager at Hack Reactor, San Francisco
Ian Hurst, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher  Effect of assembly inhibitors on Aβ aggregation in the presence of Zn2+  
Ella Ishaaya, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher  Transthyretin Oligomerization  Medical Student, Drexel University Medical School
Juka Kim, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Development of an inhibitor screening method using PICUP  Medical Student, UCLA
Pei-Yi Kuo, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of C-terminal fragments of Aβ42 in cell culture  
KaiChyuan Lei, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Behavioral analysis of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease  
Huiyuan Li, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Synthesis and characterization of Aβ42 C-terminal fragments in vitro and in cell culture Analytical R&D Scientist, Mylan
Tina Li, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Development of methods for immunoprecipitation of specific CNS exosome groups  
Xingyi Li, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Analysis of oxidative stress in human brain  
Zizheng Li, M.Sc. Visiting Graduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers and their interaction with tau Research Associate, UC San Francisco
Jessica Liu, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in cell culture  
Tanya Liu, B.A., M.S. Research Associate Investigation of molecular tweezers in vivo Manager at Simon-Kucher & Partners
Devin Loewenstein, M.D. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Cardiology Fellow, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago 
Dahabada Lopes, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in vitro and in cell culture  
Ghattas Malki,B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Immunohistochemical analysis of molecular tweezers in a mouse model of tauopathy Medical student, UC San Diego 
Ashley Mason, B.S. Research Associate Inhibition and enhancement of Aβ toxicity Graduate student, University of Virginia
Panchanan Maiti, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Structure–activity studies of Aβ Neuroscientist, Ascension Health, Saginaw, Michigan
Helen (Lin Hui) Meng. B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Immunohistochemistry in ALS and tauopathy mouse models Medical Student, Touro University California
Kirsten (McDaniel) Nau, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in vitro Single IRB (Reliance) & human Stem Cell Research Oversight 
Shivina Mittal, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher, Research Associate Investigation of molecular tweezers in cell culture Technical Program Manager, Practice Fusion, San Francisco
Bernhard Monien, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Synthesis and characterization of Aβ42 C-terminal fragments in vitro Senior Scientist, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Dept. of Food Safety, Berlin, Germany
Kazuma Murakami, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Generation and characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Associate Professor, Kyoto University
Gayatri Nair, M.Sc. Research Associate Investigation of molecular tweezers in cell culture Research Associate, UCLA
Mona Nejad, DDS Undergraduate Researcher Behavioral analysis of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease Dentist, Seattle Special Care Dentistry
Farid Rahimi, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Generation and characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Divisional Senior Technical Officer, Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Australian National University
Brian Safaie, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Analysis of α-synuclein oligomers in vitro Research Scientist, Woodland Hills, CA
Nihal Satyadev Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in an ALS mouse model  CEO and co-founder, The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's
Niki Sepanj, B.sc. Undergraduate Researcher ALS and ataxia research Associate Interior Designer, Lisa Price Designs
Sneha Shaha, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of Aβ42 C-terminal fragments in cell culture Research Assistant at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute UCLA
Akila Shanmugam, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Characterization of molecular tweezers in vitro Chemistry teacher at Lovejoy High School in Lucas, TX
Sharmistha Sinha, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Characterization of molecular tweezers in vitro and in cell culture Assistant Professor, Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India
Jamie (Summers) Sprague, B.Sc., J.D. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Associate at Latham & Watkins
Jessica Vo, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Cell culture  
Keith Wong, M.D., M.S. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-oligomer antibodies Resident at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Austin Wang, B.Sc Undergraduate Researcher Effect of molecular tweezers on tau oligomers in a tauopathy mouse model  
Robert Yuan, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Effect of molecular tweezers on α-synuclein in a mouse model of MSA  
Yareeve Zemel, B.Sc. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of Aβ42 C-terminal fragments in cell culture Systems/Systems Engineer at Owl biomedical