Current Lab Members

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Steven Artandi
Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor
Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry
M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University
A.B., Princeton University

Alina Garbuzov
Graduate Student
ScB, Brown University
Research Interest: Germ cell biology
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia
Hobbies: Rock climbing, long-distance running, cycling, backpacking, baking/cooking. 

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Shengda Lin
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research Interest: Regulation of Telomerase in Development and Regeneration
Hometown: Zhangzhou, China
Hobbies: Reading, workout, extending telomeres

Chandresh Gajera
Postdoctoral Fellow
DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship
Ph.D., Max Delbrück Center (MDC) and Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany
Research Interest: Characterization and Regulation of Telomerase in Neural Stem Cells

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Yi Yin
Graduate Student
BA, Peking University
Research Interest: Transcriptional regulation of telomerase reverse transcriptase gene (TERT)
Hometown: Yangzhou, China
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, hiking/running, cooking/baking, painting

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Elisabete Nascimento
Postdoctoral Fellow
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK
Research Interest:  Epidermal stem cell homeostasis and repair.
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Hobbies:  Wilderness backpacking, hiking, kayaking, dancing and traveling.

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Caitlin Roake
MSTP student
BS, Stanford University
Research Interest: Investigating telomerase trafficking
Hometown: San Carlos, California
Hobbies: Rock climbing, trail running, watching TV

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Marisa Juntilla
Clinical Instructor, Pathology (Hematopathology) 
2015 AACR-Amgen, Inc. Fellowship in Clinical/Translational Cancer Research
M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Interest: Characterization of telomerase protein expression and regulation in cancer

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Patrick Neuhoefer
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tobacco-Related Disease Program Fellowship, DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship
PhD, TU Munich, Germany
Research Interest: Pancreatic development, regeneration and carcinogenesis.
Hometown: Wuerzburg, Germany
Hobbies: Soccer, tennis, cooking, skiing


Lu Chen
Postoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center/Stowers Institute for medical research, Kansas City
Research Interest: Studying the mechanism(s) by which the human telomerase (hTERT) is transcriptionally regulated in normal and cancerous cells.

Kazuteru Hasegawa
Postdoctoral Fellow
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship
Ph.D., National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Research Interest: Telomerase in male germ cells
Hometown: Kawasaki, Japan


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Adam Freund
Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2014
Scientist, Calico

Andrew Venteicher
MSTP Student, 2002-2009
Neurosurgery Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

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Franklin Zhong
Graduate Student, 2008-2014
Group Leader, Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore

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Jae-Il Park
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2010
Associate Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center


Jerry Hsu
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2010
Senior Medical Director at Genentech

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Jinkuk Choi
Graduate Student, 2003-2010
Scientist, Biogen

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Kavita Sarin
MSTP Student, 2000-2006
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine


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Marina Shkreli
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2011
Assistant Professor, Institute of Research on Cancer and Aging in Nice, France

Matthew Pech
Graduate Student, 2008-2015
Scientist at Calico 

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Matthew Sigurdson
Graduate student, 2011-2014

MS student at Stanford University’s Epidemiology program.

Ruixuan (Jenny) Zhang
Research Assistant, 2011-2016

Medical Student, Touro University


Sarthak Angal
Research Assistant, 2013-2015

Medical Student, Stanford University School of Medicine


Stephanie Brockman
Research Assistant, 2010-2013



 Luis Batista
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2013

Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis


Sohee Jun
Research Assistant, 2007-2010

Research Assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center


Woody Chang
Research Assistant, 2006-2009
Medical Student, Stanford University School of Medicine


Ruth Tennen
Graduate Student, 2005-2008
Scientist, 23andme


Priya Rajarman
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2008

Scientist, Stem Cells and Cancer Genetics


Naman Shah
Undergraduate Student, 2003-2007

Engineer, Entrepreneur

Dan Nguyen
Undergraduate Student, 2003-2007
Graduate Student, UCSF


Peggie Cheung
Research Assistant, 2002-2006

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University


Joy Rusmintratip
MTSP Student, 2005-2006

Medical Student, Stanford University School of Medicine


Elaine Middleman
Graduate Student, 2000-2006

Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Castilleja School


Daniel Gilison
Graduate Student, 1999-2005

Associate Professor of Biology, Imperial Valley College


Eunice Lee
Research Assistant, 2002-2004


Estee Wang
Undergraduate Student
Orthodontist at Orthodontic Care Specialists, Minneapolis


Leola Hau
Research Assistant, 2000-2002

Pharmacist, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego