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Lab Alumni (name links to addl info):

Dr. Garry Nolan, Ph.D.

Philip Achacoso
Gal Almogy. Ph.D
Dr. Geetha Anand, Ph.D.
Joe Bay, Ph.D.
Bernd Bodenmiller, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeremy Caldwell, Ph.D.
Valerie Baldwin, M.S.
Tony Contreras
Dr. Sulekha Chaudhuri, Ph.D.
Janelle Crane, B.S.
Catherine Carswell-Crumpton, B.A.
Dr. Michael Curran, Ph.D.
Sailaja Elchuri, Ph.D.
Fred Elfman, Ph.D.
Byron Ellis, Ph.D.
Dr. Joan Fisher, M.D./Ph.D.
Dr. Brad Fletcher, M.D./Ph.D.
Dr. Shi-Yin Foo, M.D./Ph.D.
Dr. Jean-Francois Fortin, Ph.D.
Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.
Theresa Gurney
Dr. Yasumichi Hitoshi, M.D./Ph.D.
Drew Hotson, Ph.D.
Ying-Wen Huang, M.S.
Eddie Huynh
Dr. Jonathan Irish, Ph.D.
Shari Kaiser, B.S.
Flora Kalish, M.S.
Dr. Todd Kinsella, Ph.D.
Dr. Shigemi Kinoshita, Ph.D.
Marilyn Kjellen-Rogers

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Dr. Katharine Kripke Ph.D.
Mark LaBarge, B.S.
Dr. Andrew Lee, M.D.
Dr. Jim Lorens, Ph.D.
Juntao Ma, M.S.
Kevin Marks, Ph.D.
Dennis Mitchell
Dr. Monty Montano. Ph.D.
Bari Holm Nazario, B.A.
Erika O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Bill O'Gorman, Ph.D.
Stephen Oh, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Shigeru Okumura
Dr. Omar Perez, Ph.D.
Josh Newth
Beau Peelle
Jason Ptacek, Ph.D
Dr. Michael Rozinov, Ph.D.
Shamsher Samra
Dr. Frank Scappaticci, M.D./Ph.D.
Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Shachaf, Ph.D.
Ken Schulz, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard Smith, Ph.D.
Sharon South
Dr. Jörn Stitz, Ph.D.
Dr. Herbert Strobl, M.D
Annie Wiley
Dr. Roland Wolkowicz, Ph.D.
Charlotte Wu
Christian Yang


Alumni Member Information:


Philip Achacoso
PRESENTLY: Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Former Position: Research Assistant
Education:
Columbia University: Alt Laboratory
Rockefeller University: Baltimore Laboratory
Specialties: Retroviral Production Techniques, co-creator of Phoenix, cell systems (amphotropic and ecotropic), cloning, cell culture.
Field: Retroviruses
Project(s): Peptides and HIV-1
email:
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Gal Almogy, B.A.
Former Position: Graduate Student
Education: Tel Aviv University: B.A. in Biology
Specialties: In vivo detection of protein activation states, computational immunology; applied molecular phrenology
email:
Field: Microbiology & Immunology
Project(s):

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Dr. Geetha Anand, Ph.D.
PRENSENTLY: Private Biotech
Education: Purdue: Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Field: Molecular Biology
Projects: Systems for biological rescue
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Valerie Baldwin, M.S., MBA

PRESENTLY: Sky Hunters Environmental Education

Former Position: Research Assistant
Education: San Francisco State University: M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology
Golden State University: MBA
Project(s): Peptides effecting angiogensis
Url: http://www.sky-hunters.org

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Joe Bay, Ph.D.
Position: Graduate Student
Education: Rutgers University: B.A. in Biology
Specialties: Endothelial cells, retroviral libraries, and drunken monkey punch.
email:
Field: Cancer Biology
Project(s): Regulation of angiogenesis.
url: http://www.stanford.edu/~jmbay

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Bernd Bodenmiller, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: University of Bayreuth: B.A. in Biochemistry, ETH Zürich: Ph.D. in Molecular Systems Biology
Specialties: Mass Spectrometry, Phosphoproteomics techniques, Phospho-Flow Cytometry, Mass cytometry (ICP-MS based flow cytometry).
email:
Field: Signaling networks, Systems Biology, Phospho-Flow Cytometry
Project(s): Developing novel methods for highly multiplexed single cell measurements  using mass cytometry. System-wide analysis of signaling network structure robustness to maintain cellular functions in ovarian cancer stem cells by combining siRNA screening, mass cytometry and phosphoproteomics methods

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Dr. Jeremy Caldwell, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Novartis Research Center, La Jolla
former graduate student, IkB studies.


Tony Contreras

PRESENTLY: private industry
Former Position: Technician
Specialties: Protein biochemistry

Field: Molecular Pharmacology'
Project(s): Angiostatin and Endostatin
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Dr. Sulekha Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Former Position: LSRA
Education:
University of Calcutta: PhD in Applied Chemistry
Post Doctoral training in University of Wisconsin, Madison and Harvard Medical School, Dept of Pathology

Specialties: Cell Biology/Immunology

Project(s): Isolation of Cell surface Determinants for Tumor Vasulature using Retroviral cDNA library.
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Janelle Crane, B.S.
Position: Research Assistant
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis, website administration, Phospho-Flow 101 Course
email:

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Catherine Carswell-Crumpton, B.A.
Former Position: Research Assistant
Education: Sonoma State University: B.A. in Biology
Specialties: Flow Cytometry training and application speciality
email:
Field: Flow Cytometry
Project(s): Utilizing multicolor phospho flow staining for HTS of patient and control samples

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Dr. Michael Curran, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Postdoctoral Fellow, James Allison Laboratory, UCBerkeley
Former Position: Graduate Student
Education: University of Virginia: B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Foreign Affairs
Specialties: HIV-1, lentiviral systems, gene transfer via nonviral mechanisms, and tumor antigens

Field: Immunology
Project(s): FIV-based FELIX vectors

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Sailaja Elchuri, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY:
Former Position: Research Associate
Education: Ph.D. Life Sciences, Hyderabad Central University, India.
Specialties: Proteomics, Biochemistry and Spectroscopy

Field: Cancer Biology
Project(s): Single cell analysis of solid tumors by FACS and Raman Spectroscopy

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Fred Elfman, Ph.D.
Position: Research Scientist
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison: B.S. in Zoology; University of California, San Francisco: Ph.D in Anatomy
Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis, proteinases, inflammation
email:
Field: Cancer Biology and Immunology
Project(s): Novel Applications for flow cytometry

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Byron Ellis, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Risk Statistician at Adbrite Inc. Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: Harvard University, PhD and M.A. in Statistics. University of California Los Angeles, BS in Cybernetics.
Specialties:Statistical Computing, High Performance Algorithms
email:
Field: Statistics
Project(s): Machine Learning for Flow Cytometry

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Dr. Joan Fisher, M.D./Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Private Practice, Virginia
former postdoctoral fellow, peptide library initiation


Dr. Brad Fletcher, M.D./Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Research Professor, U FLorida
Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education:
UCSD: M.S. in Biology
UCLA: M.D./Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology
Specialties: Clinical hematology, transcription factor biochemistry, and gene therapy
email: bsf@college.med.ufl.edu
Field: Hematology and Molecular Biology
Project(s): Retroviral cDNA library screens
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Dr. Shi-Yin Foo, M.D./Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Resident, Harvard Medical School
Former Position: Former Graduate Student
Education:
Princeton University: B.A.
Stanford University: M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology (MSTP Program)
Specialties: Bcl-3 interactions with p50, role of Bcl-3 and p50 in oncogenesis, pro-T cell signaling, cell cycle, and theoretical immunology.
Field: Immunology
Project(s): Bcl-3
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Dr. Jean-Francois Fortin, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education:
Laval University: BSc in Biochemistry.
Laval University: MSc in Immunology
Laval University: PhD in Immunology
Specialties: Protein biochemistry
Field: Immunology and Biochemistry
Project(s): Anti-apoptotic molecules, Toso
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Theresa Gurney

PRESENTLY: Medical Student, UCSF
former undergraduate researcher in lab

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Dr. Yasumichi Hitoshi, MD/Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: private industry, South San Francisco,
Former Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kenneth Gibbs, Jr. Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: University of Maryland Baltimore County: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis
email:
Field: Immunology
Project(s):1) Signaling in hematopoietic development, (2) Mechanisms of leukemogenesis



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Drew Hotson Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: Undergraduate at Stanford University, 1998 - 2002
Specialties: Interface of microbiology and flow cytometry
email:
Field: Microbiology and Immunology
Project(s): Using phospho-specific flow cytometery in murine models of infection

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Ying-Wen Huang, M.S.

PRESENTLY: Research Associate at Nodality Inc. Former Position: Masters Student
Education: National Taiwan University: M.S. in Pharmacology, B.S. in Pharmacy
Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis
email:
Field: Immunology and Cancer Biology
Project(s): Detecting cell cycle regulatory proteins for drug screening

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Jonathan M. Irish, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: University of Michigan: B.S. in Biology, B.S in Biochemistry, B.S., Chem in Chemistry; Stanford University: PhD in Cancer Biology
Specialties: B cell signaling, blood borne cancers, arrayed flow cytometry, phospho-specific flow cytometry
email:
Field: Immunology, cancer biology, bioinformatics
Project: Immunology and signaling biology of cancer
url: http://www.stanford.edu/~irishj

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Shari Kaiser, B.S.

PRESENTLY: Graduate School, University of Washington.
Former Position: Former Technician
Education: University of California Davis: B.S.

Field: Immunology and Clinical Biology
Project(s): FIV-based FELIX

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Flora Kalish
Position: Technician
Education: Kharkov State University, Ukraine
M.S. in Biochemistry
Specialties:
email:

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Dr. Shigemi Kinoshita, Ph.D.


PRESENTLY: Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Southwestern.

Former Position: Research Associate
Education: Osaka University: Ph.D. in Kishimoto Laboratory
Specialties: Retroviral and other cDNA libraries, HIV-1 transcription, and NFAT

Field: Retroviruses
Project(s): HIV-1

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Dr. Katharine Kripke, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Assistant Director of the Vaccine Research Program in the Division of AIDS, NIAID
Former Position: Graduate Student
Education: Harvard University: B.A.
Specialties: HIV-1 promoter phenotype, AIDS pathology
email: Katherine Kripke
Field: Immunology
Project(s): HIV-1 promoter genetics
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Andrew Lee , M.D.


PRESENTLY: Associate Director Clinical Research Infectious Disease/Vaccines, Merck Research Laboratories.
Former Position: Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Education: Yale University: B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry; Cornell University: M.D.
Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis, HIV immunology, dendritic cells
email:

Field: Immunology
Project(s): Aberrant cell signaling and HIV-related immune activation

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Andy Lee


Juntao Ma, M.S.
Former Position: Database Manager
Education:
University of Nevada: M.S. in Computer Science
University of Nevada: M.S. in Nutrition
Shanghai Medical University: B.M in Clinical Laboratory Science

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Kevin Marks, B.S.

Presently: Scientist, Curis

Former Position: Grad student
Education: Cornell University: B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology; Stanford University: Ph.D.
Specialties: Apoptosis, retroviral libraries, fluorophores

Field: Molecular Pharmacology
Project(s): Surface display of peptide libraries

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Dennis Mitchell
Former Position: Research Assistant
email:




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Bari Holm Nazario, B.A.

Presently: UC Santa Cruz
Former Position:
Flow Cytometry Project Manager
Education:
Specialities: Flow Cytometry
email:

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Erika O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Presently: BD Biosciences
Former Position: Graduate Student
Education: Stanford University Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore County: B.S. in Biological Sciences
Specialties: FACS phosphoprotein analysis, tumor immunology
email:
Field: Immunology
Project(s): Immune cell signaling in tumor-bearing hosts

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Bill Edward O'Gorman, B.A.
Position: Graduate Student
Education: B.A. Carlton College, Northfield, MN
Specialties: Adenoviral based gene transfer into niave T-cells and detection of transduced gene products Lymphocyte functional assays
email:
Field: Microbiology and Immunology
Project(s): Adaptation of in vitro cellular functional assays to phospho-flow: T-Cell/B-Cell Conjugate Assay

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Stephen Oh, M.D., Ph.D..

Presently:
Former Position: Hematology/Oncology Fellow
Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology (2002), M.D. (2004)
Specialties:Phospho-specific flow cytometry
email:
Field: Hematologic malignancies
Project(s): Phospho-flow in myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndrome, and acute myeloid leukemia

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Dr. Shigeru Okumura, DDS, Ph.D..

Presently: BioLegend
Former Position: Postdoctural Fellow
Education: Tokyo Dental College: DDS in Dentistry; Tokyo Dental College: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Specialties: Mast cell biology and gene expression profiles, phospho-signaling analysis
email:
Field: Immunology
Project(s): Mast cell biology and gene expression profiles, phospho-signaling analysis

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Dr. Omar Perez, Ph.D.
Presently:
Senior Director of Research and Technology & Founder Nodality Inc.
Former Position: Senior Scientist, Dana Foundation-Irvington Institute Fellow
Education: Berkeley: B.S. Molecular Cell Biology (emphasis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), B.A in Philosophy, Bsc, Chemistry.  Ph.D. Stanford University.
Specialties: multi-parameter FACS, apoptosis, signal transduction pathways, clinical proteomics.
email:
Field: Immunology and Biochemistry
Project(s): FACS proteomics group, FACS phospho-protein analysis of immune cell signaling, T cell effector functions in autoimmune disease, informatic technology developments

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Beau Pelle

PRESENTLY: MIT Graduate student, Biology/ BioEngineering
Former Position: Undergraduate
Education: Stanford University, B.S. Biology with Honors.
Specialities: Peptide Libraries, Protein Engineering, Genetic
Selections, Biomaterials
Email: crazybo@stanfordalumni.org (or beau@mit.edu)
Field: Biomolecular Materials Engineering
Project (s): Peptide library scaffolds.


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Dr. Jason Ptacek, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Nodality Inc., San Francisco
Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University in 2006; Advisor: Dr. Michael Snyder
Specialties: Proteomics, Protein microarrays, signaling assays, post-translational modification analysis
email:
Field: Biochemistry/Autoimmunity
Project(s): Identification of Signaling Pathway Alterations in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Dr. Michael Rozinov, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Biotech Industry., S. San Francisco
Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: Molecular Biology Institute for Genetic and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms in Moscow: Ph.D. in Moecular Biology
Specialties: Genetics and virology

Field: Molecular Biology
Project(s): Fluorophores
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Shamsher Samra
Position: Undergraduate Researcher
Major:
email:
Project(s):


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Dr. Frank Scappaticci, M.D./Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: private industry
Former Position: Oncology & Hematology Fellow
Education:
Yale University: B.S. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Roswell Park Cancer Institute: M.D./Ph.D. Clinical Gene Therapy
Specialties: Hematology and oncology

Field: Hematology and Oncology
Project(s): Angiogenic gene therapy of cancer
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Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Shachaf, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Instructor, Stanford University SOM, Radiology, and Private Industry
Former Position: Instructor
Education: Israel Institute of Technology M.S. in Genetics and Ph.D in Medicine Postdoctural training at Stanford University, School of Medicine, Division of Oncology.
Specialties:Proteomics, Geneexpression, signaling, early cancer detection
email:
Field: Cancer and stem cell differentiation
Project(s): Phospho-flow analysis of solid tumors, Raman SERS nanoparticles, Early cancer detection, DNA FACS

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Ken Schulz, Ph.D.

PRESENTLY: Private Industry
Former Position: Graduate Student
Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: B.S. in Biochemistry.
Specialties:Proteomics, FACS phosphoprotein analysis
email:
Field: Immunology
Project(s): B1 cell signaling

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Dr. Richard Smith, Ph.D.
Position: Research Scientist, Avidia Research Institute, CA
Education:
University of Cambridge: B.S. in Biochemistry
University of Glasgow: Ph.D. in Virology
Specialties: Single chain antibodies
Field: Virology and Immunology
Project(s): Blockade of T-cell activation and angiogenesis inhibitors
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Sharon South
PRESENTLY: Retired in beautiful Sonora
Former Position: Technician - One technician supreme!
email:

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Dr. Jörn Stitz, Ph.D.
PRESENTLY: Private industry
Education:
University of Frankfurt: BSc. in Biology
University of Frankfurt: MSc. in Biology
Paul-Ehrlich-Institute: Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Specialties: onco-retroviral and lentiviral vectors, cell targeting, single chain antibodies, retroviral cDNA libraries, HIV and SIV biology
Field: Virology, Angiogenesis, Molecular Biology
Project(s): angiogenesis, retroviral cDNA and peptide libraries

"The complexity of a problem is not necessarily involved in its solution."
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Dr. Herbert Strobl, M.D.
PRESENTLY: Faculty, University of Vienna
Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: University of Vienna: M.D., Immunology and Hematology
Specialties: Flow cytometry, myeloid and dendritic cell development, and characterization of hematopoetic, stem, and progenitor cells

Field: Immunology
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Annie Wiley


PRESENTLY: Yale University

Former Position: Undergraduate Researcher
Specialties: Flow cytometry, tissue culture, Westerns
Email:
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Dr. Roland Wolkowicz, Ph.D.

Presently: Assistant Professor at San Diego State University
Former Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education:
University of Tel Aviv: B.S.C. in Biology
University of Tel Aviv: M.S.C. in Microbiology
Weizmann Institute of Science: Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology
Specialties: Molecular biology and HIV-1. Peptide libraries and retroviral technologies.
Project(s): Blockade of HIV fusion by peptide library approaches. Hunting peptides recognized by HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies.
email:
Field: Molecular Biology.

"It is important to see the world surrounding us from both a scientific and artistic perspective"

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Charlotte Wu


PRESENTLY: Med School, Johns Hopkins

Former Position: Undergraduate Research Associate
Education: Stanford University: B.S. in Biology
Specialties: Cloning retrviral elements
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Christian Yang
Former Position: Undergraduate Researcher
Major: Computer Systems Engineering
email:
Project(s): Antibody Database


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