Nostalgia Corner

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

Former Lab Members


 

Name

Position

Research Project

Current Position

Brenda Abarca, M.D. Undergraduate Researcher Cell culture Psychiatry Resident at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Ryan Saleh Atlasi, B.S. 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 Senior Manager, New Product Commercialization, Neurocrine Biosciences, San Diego
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 Director of Operations, CVS Health
Karl Biggs, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher, Lab Assistant Structure-activity studies of α-synuclein, development of novel assays for phosphorykated α-synuclein Graduate student at Dartmouth University
Jackie (Bucher) Brogan, M.D. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Dermatologist, Coronado, CA
Elaine Ann Cara, M.M.P. 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  Fitness Trainer, LIGHTS//OUT Boxing Club, Hong Kong
David Cho Undergraduate Researcher  Investigation of C-terminal fragments of Aβ42 in vitro

 

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

 Senior Research Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Andrew Fithian, B.S. 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.S. Undergraduate Researcher  Biochemical analysis molecular tweezers in vivo Operations Manager, Rose Rocket, Toronto
Ian Hurst, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher  Effect of assembly inhibitors on Aβ aggregation in the presence of Zn2+  Law student, University of Virginia
Ella Ishaaya, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher  Transthyretin Oligomerization  Medical Student, Drexel University Medical School
Juka Kim, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Development of an inhibitor screening method using PICUP  Medical Student, UCLA
Pei-Yi Kuo, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of C-terminal fragments of Aβ42 in cell culture  
Otmane Lahgui, MBA, M.S. Research Associate Brain biomarkers measurement in serum and plasma  
KaiChyuan Lei Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of molecular tweezers biological activity Board certified dentist in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, Los Angeles
Huiyuan Li, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Synthesis and characterization of Aβ42 C-terminal fragments in vitro and in cell culture Research Scientist III, Nitto Denko Avecia Inc., Milford, MA
Tina Li, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Development of methods for immunoprecipitation of specific CNS exosome groups  
Xingyi Li, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Analysis of oxidative stress in human brain  
Zizheng Li, M.S. Visiting Graduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers and their interaction with tau Research Associate, UC San Francisco
Jessica Liu, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in cell culture  
Tanya Liu, B.A., M.S. Research Associate Investigation of molecular tweezers in vivo Director - US Value & Access - Dupixent, Sanofi Genzyme
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 Research Scientist, Ascension St. Mary's, Saginaw, Michigan
Helen (Lin Hui) Meng. B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Immunohistochemistry in ALS and tauopathy mouse models Medical Student, Touro University California
Kirsten (McDaniel) Nau, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in vitro IRB Reliance & hSCRO Senior Analyst, UC Irvine 
Shivina Mittal, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher, Research Associate Investigation of molecular tweezers in cell culture Product 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.S. Research Associate Investigation of molecular tweezers in cell culture Staff Research Associate, UCLA
Mona Nejad, DDS Undergraduate Researcher Behavioral analysis of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease Dentist, Torrance, CA
Farid Rahimi, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Generation and characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Divisional Senior Technical Officer, Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Australian National University, Canberra
Brian Safaie, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Analysis of α-synuclein oligomers in vitro Science teacher, Pueblo Academy, Pueblo, CO
Nihal Satyadev, B.A., M.P.H. Undergraduate Researcher Investigation of molecular tweezers in an ALS mouse model  CEO and co-founder, The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's; medical student, University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Niki Sepanj, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher ALS and ataxia research Interior Design Specialist, Modsy; Founder and CEO, Blow Balloons
Sneha Shaha, B.S. 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, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX
Sharmistha Sinha, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Characterization of molecular tweezers in vitro and in cell culture Associate Professor, Head of Chemical Biology Unity, Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India
Jamie (Summers) Sprague, B.S., J.D. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-Aβ aptamers Associate at Latham & Watkins
Jessica Vo, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Cell culture  
Keith Wong, M.D., M.S. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of anti-oligomer antibodies Family Physician, Harbor City, CA
Austin Wang, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Effect of molecular tweezers on tau oligomers in a tauopathy mouse model  
Robert Yuan, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Effect of molecular tweezers on α-synuclein in a mouse model of MSA  Medical student, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Yareeve Zemel, B.S. Undergraduate Researcher Characterization of Aβ42 C-terminal fragments in cell culture Software Engineer, NovaSignal, Los Angeles