People

Lab Members

Pavak K Shah, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences
Brain Research Institute
Molecular Biology Institute
pavak (at) ucla.edu
TLSB 5000C

Staff:

Sofia Foondos
Lab Assistant
Formerly: Undergraduate Researcher, Psychobiology

Ryan Johnson
Lab Assistant
Formerly: Undergraduate Researcher, MCDB

Gunalan Natesan
Lab Assistant
Formerly: MS in Bioinformatics, BS CASB, Departmental Scholar Program

Graduate Students:

Neil Peinado
PhD Molecular Biology, IMMP

Clover Stubbert
PhD Molecular Biology, CDB

Undergraduate Students:

Sam Flores
Undergraduate Researcher
Psychobiology

Reza Hemmati
Undergraduate Researcher
CASB, Biomedical Research Minor

Diya Kar
Undergraduate Researcher
CASB

Daniel Meza
Undergraduate Researcher, McNair Scholar
MCDB, Biomedical Research Minor

Karina Patel
Undergraduate Researcher
Biology

Dalton Silverman
Undergraduate Researcher
CASB

 

Lab Alumni

Yesica Mercado-Ayon, CDB Rotation Student
Currently:  Samantha Butler Lab, UCLA

Emily Peluso, IMMP Rotation Student
Currently: Tom Vallim Lab, UCLA

Jessenya Mil, CDB Rotation Student
Currently: Aparna Badhuri Lab, UCLA

Claudia Nguyen, NSIDP Rotation Student
Currently: Aparna Badhuri Lab, UCLA

Damia Gonzalez Akimori, CDB Rotation Student
Currently: Elissa Hallem Lab, UCLA

Leopoldo Bello-Luna, Lab Manager
Currently: MD Medical College of Wisconsin

Dimitri Speron, MCDB Undergraduate
Currently: MD Feinburg School of Medicine- Northwestern University

Noelle Wheeler, CASB Undergradute
Currently: MS Computational Biology at Weill Cornell Medicine

Bernice Thambiraja, MCDB Undergraduate

Shiqin Tan, CASB Undergraduate
Currently: MS Biomedical Imaging at Weill Cornell Medicine

Farhan Muhammad, Biophysics Undergraduate
Currently: MD University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Julianna Filice, Biology Undergraduate

Vinita Saxena, MCDB Undergraduate
Currently: MPH Emory University

Rohit Ghosh, CASB Undergraduate
Currently: Postbac with Steven Reilly, Yale Genetics

Christopher Avalos, Lab Assistant
Currently: PhD Harvard BBS

Julia Miller, NSIDP Rotation Student
Currently: Orkun Akin Lab, UCLA