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Current Lab Members
Name Position Phone Email @
David Kingsley PI (650) 725-5954 kingsley
Veronica Behrens Graduate Student (650) 725-7449 vbehrens
Shannon Brady Lab Projects Manager (650) 725-7449 sdbrady
Heidi Chen Joint grad student with Gill Bejerano (650) 725-7449 hchen17
Rachel Grant Graduate Student (650) 725-7449 rgrant
Kate Guenther Research Specialist (650) 723-9703 cguenther
Ian Heller Graduate student (650) 723-9703 ian.s.heller
Amy Herbert Post Doc (650) 725-7599 herbert6
TzuChiao Hung Graduate student (650) 725-7449 tzuchiao
Garrett Kingman Graduate student (650) 725-7599 kingman
Lisa Palermo Administrative Assistant (650) 725-7658 lpalermo
Janet Song Graduate student (650) 725-7449 jsong4
Julia Wucherpfennig Graduate student (650) 723-9703 jwucherp
Lab Alumni
Name Position Current Location Email @
Ekaterina (Katya) Androchina Undergraduate researcher, 2001
Steve Arnott, Ph.D. Post-doc 2006-2008 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Rembert C. Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(843) 953-9794
Eric Au Stickleback assistant extraordinaire (2013-2017) Snyder Lab Genome Center, Stanford University edotau
Sarita Balabhadra Research technician, 2001-2007 Vancouver, BC, Canada sbalabha
Abe Bassan Masters student 2006-2008, NSF Fellow Vice President,
Samsara BioCapital
565 Everett Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Mike Bell, Ph.D. Sabbatical visitor, 2008 Department of Ecology and Evolution Life Sciences Building 023, State University of New York Stony Brook, NY, 11794, (631) 632-8574 mabell
Benjamin Blackman Research technician, 2001-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 361 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 bkblackman
Adrienne Bland Research technician, 1991-1993
Gray Camp, Ph.D. Joint postdoc with Gill Bejerano, 2013-2014 Group Leader,
Modern and Archaic Human Cell Biology,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
Terence Capellini, Ph.D. Post-doc, 2008-2013 Richard B. Wolf Associate Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA tcapellini
Helen (Cha) Roberts, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1996-2003 Director of Sales and Field Technical Applications
Advanced Cell Diagnostics
3960 Point Eden Way
Hayward, CA 94545
Frank Chan, Ph.D. Graduate student, 2003-2009 Max Planck Research Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 39
72076, Tübingen, Germany,+49(0)7071 601 999
Hao Chen, Ph.D. Post-doc, 2002-2008, Arthritis Foundation Fellow Research Associate, Genentech, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080 hao.chen
Richard Clark, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1995-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112 clark
Bonnie Cole, M.D. Undergraduate researcher, 1999-2001 Clinical Assistant Professor, Seattle Children's Hospital Research Foundation
OC.8.720 - Pathology Lab
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Rhea Daugherty, M.Ed., Ph.D. Graduate student, DARE fellow, 2013-2017 Project Manager, Medical Education.
899 W Evelyn Ave
Mountain View, CA 94041
Danielle Desmet Summer research assistant, 2012 Graduate student, Sarah Cohen laboratory, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920, (415) 338-3754 daniellendesmet
Ralph DiLeone, Ph.D.

Graduate student, 1993-1998

Post-doc, 1998-1999

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology, Division of Molecular Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 34 Park Street - CMHC, New Haven, CT 06508, (203) 974-7684 ralph.dileone
Jeremy Feldman Undergraduate researcher, 1992
Pam Feliciano, Ph.D Graduate student, 1999-2004 Scientist, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
160 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel. 212-524-6086
Flora Freitas Administrative Assistant, 2003-2011 Program Manager, Marketing
Cisco Systems
170 West Tasman Dr
San Jose, California 95134
(650) 725-7658
Kyle Gurley, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1998-2005 Patent agent, Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP, 1900 University Ave. Ste 200, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 833-7754
Christie Ham, M.D. Surgery resident research fellow, 2005-2008
Emily Hare, Ph.D. Postdoc, 2009-2010, American Cancer Society Fellow Invitae Inc
1400 6th St. San Francisco, CA
Andrew Ho, M.D./Ph.D. Graduate student, 1995-2000 Orthopedic Surgeon
VA Northern California Health Care System
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
(800) 382-8387
Kim Hosemann Graduate student, 2002-2004 Deceased. Memorial contributions can be made to San Joaquin River Parkway Trust    
Tim Howes Graduate student, 2008-2015, NSF Fellow Insight Health Data Science Fellows Program
San Francisco, CA 94013
Michael Hwa, MD, FACP Undergraduate Researcher, 1999-2001 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Office: 408-885-2094
Vahan Indjeian, Ph.D. Post-doc, 2006-2013 Scientist, OMNI Biomarker Development
Development Sciences, Genentech Inc.
1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
Office: +1-650-467-5093 | Cell: +1-650-392-4192
Michelle Johnson, Ph.D. Research Technician, 1996-2000 Biomarker Discovery Team Leader
Cambridge Epigenetix
Little Chesterford, Essex, United Kingdom
Felicity Jones, Ph.D. Post-doc, 2007-2012 Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse 20, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany fcjones
Bjarni Jónnson Sabbatical visitor, 2010 bjarni
Jennifer King, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1992-1998 Sr. Director, Business Development
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Shire Way
Lexington, MA 02421
Davis Kingsley Research Assistant, 2012-2013 CFAR, Suite 310 (3rd floor), 2030 Addison St., Berkeley, CA, 94704 davistower
Anne Knecht, Ph.D. Research specialist, 2003-2006 1012 Camden Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, (919) 969-2752 anne_knecht
Julianne Le High school researcher, 2013-2014 Undergraduate, UC Davis julianne.le.96
Betsy Lewis Administrative assistant, 1994-1996 Office Manager, Stanford University Budget Office blewis
Emma Li, M.D. Med Scholar, 2012-2014, HHMI Research Fellow Anesthesia-Internal Medicine Resident, Stanford University School of Medicine xili897
Craig Lowe, Ph.D. Postdoc 2010-2018, NIH K25 Fellow Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC craig.lowe
Greg Marcus Post-doc, 1996-1999, American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow Sr. Product Manager, DNA Analysis, AFFYMETRIX, INC, 3380 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA, 95051, (408) 731-5159 Gregory_Marcus
Paul Marker, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1992-1998 Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Vice Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, 4111 Rennebohm Hall, 777 Highland Ave Madison, WI, 53705 (608)-890-2150

Melissa Marks, Ph.D. Graduate student, 2000-2006 Associate Professor of Biology
Willamette University
Olin Hall 118
Salem, OR 97301 503-370-6020
Mike McLaughlin Fish room technician, 2002-2013 San Jose, CA irascae
Doug Menke, Ph.D. Post-doc, 2002-2008, NRSA Fellow Associate Professor
Director, Developmental Biology Alliance
Department of Genetics, S250A Coverdell Center, 500 DW Brooks Drive, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7223, (706) 542-9557
Craig Miller , Ph.D. Post-doc 2002-2008, Jane Coffin Childs Fellow Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development University of California, Berkeley Department of Molecular & Cell Biology 142 Life Sciences Addition #3200 Berkeleyd, CA 94720-3200 ctmiller
Bob Mollenhauer Research Technician 2011-2012 Ph.D. Program in Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, 187 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 rmollenh
Doug Mortlock, Ph.D. Post-doc, 1998-2002, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
519 Light Hall Center for Human Genetics Research
2215 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-0700
(615) 936-1671
Kirsten Nereng Research Technician Mom at home in Texas KirstenNereng
Alexis Neville Administrative assistant, 2002-2003 Recruiting Director, Crowdstrike, Irvine, CA
Andy Norman Masters student, 2006-2009 Jeremy Reiter Lab
UCSF Dept. of Biochemistry
Cardiovascular Research Building Room 384, 555 Mission Bay Blvd South PO Box 589001
San Francisco CA 94158
(415) 476-0156
Stephanie Nunez Undergraduate researcher, 2005-2006 D.D.S./Ph.D. student, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI stnunez
Natasha Meyer O'Brown Graduate student 2011-2015, NSF Fellow Postdoc, Chenghua Gu Lab, Dept of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Ave, Boston MA 02115 Natasha_O’Brown
Ken Ohgi Research technician, 1996-2000 Research Technician, University of California, San Diego, CA, (858) 534-0758 kohgi
Luiz Pantalena-Filho, M.D./Ph.D. Graduate student, 2001-2006 The Skin Care Centre
Dermatologic Surgery - 2nd floor
835 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V5Z 4E8
Katie Peichel, Ph.D. Post-doc, 1998-2002, Burroughs Wellcome Researcher Head of Division, Evolutionary Ecology,
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 6
3012 Bern, Switzerland
Phone: +41-31-631-30-22
Phone: +41-31-631-30-09 (secretary)
Judy Polenta Administrative assistant, 1998-2001
Alex Pollen, Ph.D Grad student, 2007-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF MC 0524, 35 Medical Center Way, RMB 1038, San Francisco CA 94143 alex.pollen
Hari Reddi Sabbatical visitor, 2005-2006 Professor Ellison Chair of Orthopaedic Research Orthopedics, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA 95616, (916) 734-3311 ahreddi
Phil Reno, Ph.D. Postdoc, 2007-2010, NRSA Fellow Associate Professor of Anatomy
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Fran Riley Administrative assistant, 1996-1997
Ryan Rountree, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1996-2003 Associate Director, Preclinical Pharmacology, Nurix, inc.
1700 Owens Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94158
Nicelio Sanchez-Luege Masters student, 2011-2012 M.D./Ph.D. Program, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL nicelio
Dolph Schluter, Ph.D. Sabatical visitor, 2004 Professor and Canada Research Chair, Zoology Department and Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada schluter
Michael Schoor, Ph.D. Post-doc, 1995-2000, Arthritis Foundation Fellow Business Development, Licensing Manager, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH,
Friedrich-Ebert-Strabe 68, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Phone: +49-2204-8306-4523
Mobile: +49-151-1715-1733
Fax: +49-2204-85197
Steve Settle, Ph.D./M.D. Graduate Student, 1994-2000 Medical Director, Alaska Gamma Knife Center, Anchorage Radiation Therapy Center
2841 DeBarr Road, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 276-2400
Mike Shapiro, Ph.D. Post-doc, 2001-2006, Helen Hay Whitney Fellow, Burroughs Wellcome Researcher Professor of Biology, University of Utah, 257 S 1400 E, Room 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801) 581-5690 shapiro
Kwonjune Seung, M.D. Undergraduate researcher, 1993-1994 Associate Physician and Deputy Director for the Partners in Health (PIH) Lesotho Project
Division of Global Health Equity
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Abhishek Sinha, M.D. Undergraduate researcher, 1996-1998 Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group
24022 Calle de la Plata - Suite 500
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 837-1578
Elaine Storm, Ph.D. Graduate student, 1993-1998 Senior Research Associate,           de Sauvage group Genentech,   One DNA Way, Mail Stop 37, South San Francisco, CA 94080, (650) 225-2779 storm.elaine
Brian Summers, Ph.D., D.D.S. Graduate student, 2003-2008, NSF Fellow General Practice Dentistry
1070 24th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321-7539
Phone: 541-926-3689
Abbey Thompson, Ph.D. Graduate student, 2013-2018, NIH predoctoral fellow Director of Outreach Activities
Department of Genetics, Stanford University
Abby (Thacker) Trenchak Research Technician 1997-2001 Bioanalytical Manager for Oncology Programs, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA 94080 trenchak.abigail
Catherine Thut, Ph.D. Post-doc, 1997-2001, Helen Hay Whitney Fellow Director, Strategic Alliances, Ophthalmology, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, 220 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139,
Office: (617) 871-4903
Cell: (617) 806-6371
Guadalupe Villarreal Undergraduate Researcher, 2004-2005 Medical resident, Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21287
Maylene Wagener Research Technican, 1992-1995 Research Specialist, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA mwagene
Kathy Xie Graduate student, 2010-2017, NSF and CEHG fellow Postdoc, David Pellman laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA ktxie
Haili Zhang, Ph.D Postdoc, 2005-2012 Scientist, Surrozen Inc.
171 Oyster Point Blvd Suite 400, South San Franciso, CA 94080
Stanford University School of Medicine,  Department of Developmental Biology,  279 Capus Drive,  Beckman Center B300,  Stanford, CA,  94305-5329