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
sartandi@stanford.edu
 

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
shengda@stanford.edu

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
gajera@stanford.edu

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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
yiy@stanford.edu

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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.
enascime@stanford.edu

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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
pneuhoef@stanford.edu

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Lucas Friedman
LSRA, Lab Manager

B.S., M.S., Carnegie Mellon
Research Interest: cancer, stem cells and mouse models for studying human disease.
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Hobbies: Tennis, singing, theater
lfried@stanford.edu

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.
luchen2@stanford.edu

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


FORMER MEMBERS
 

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Adam Freund
Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2014
Scientist, Calico

Andrew Venteicher
MSTP Student, 2002-2009
Resident, Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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Franklin Zhong
Graduate Student, 2008-2014
Research Scientist at A*STAR in Singapore

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

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

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Jinkuk Choi
Graduate Student, 2003-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA

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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
Postdoctoral 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

Veterinary Student, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

 

 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
Medical Student at UC Davis

 

Estee Wang
Undergraduate Student
Orthodontist at Orthodontic Care Specialists, Minneapolis

 

Leola Hau
Research Assistant, 2000-2002

Pharmacist, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego