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Lab Members

Michele Calos Michele P. Calos, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics

Christophe Pichavant

Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Ph.D. Laval University, Quebec

Alfonso Farruggio

Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Ph.D. Stanford University

Mital Bhakta

Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Ph.D. University of Arizona

Rafael Contreras López

Visiting Graduate Student
  • University of Los Andes, Chile

Todd Gallagher

Lab Manager/Research Associate
  • B.S. Humboldt State University

Haley du Bois

CIRM Scholar
  • B.S. Humboldt State University

Julia Ma

Research Assistant
  • B.S. Georgetown

Some Past Lab Members

Chris Bjornson

Research Associate
  • Ph.D. University of Washington 

Jonathan Geisinger

Graduate Student, Genetics

  • B.S. Case Western Reserve University

Sören Turan

Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Ph.D. Hannover Medical School, Germany

Chunli Zhao

Research Associate
  • Ph.D. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing & Northeast Agricultural University

Fangfang Zhu

Post Doctoral Scholar

  •     Ph.D. Peking University

Matthew Gamboa

Life Science Research Assistant, 80% Calos lab, 20% Transgenic, Knockout and Tumor Model Center

  • B.S., M.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Hassan Chaib

Senior Research Scientist, 50% Calos lab, 50% Snyder Lab Ph.D. Pasteur Institute Cell Biology

Sophia Hernandez

CIRM Training Scholar
California State University, Fullerton


Christopher Chavez

Postdoctoral fellow 2006-2012

Now: Scientist at Avalanche Biotech, Menlo Park, CA


Marisa Karow

Postdoctoral fellow 2009-2011

Now: Postdoc, Ludwig Maximillians University


Gabby Ramos

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Candidate 2011-2012.

Name Jackie Chu

Lab manager and research assistant, 2008-2011

Now: Medical student at Stanford University

Eddie Eddie Jung

Research Assistant and Lab Manager, 2006-2010

Now: UCLA School of Dentistry

Annahita Annahita Keravala

Post-doctoral Scholar and Research Associate, 2003-2010

Now: Scientist at Avalanche Biotech, Menlo Park, CA

Asa Asa Flanigan, Ph.D.

Postdoc, 2008 – 2009

Now: University of Illinois School of Medicine

Lauren Lauren Woodard, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, 2009

Now: Research Instructor, Vanderbilt University

Graduation Party chez Michele, July 24, 2009

Gabrovsky Vanessa Gabrovsky Cuellar, M.D., 2009

Now: Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York Area

hoyt Jason J. Hoyt, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2008

Now: Research Director at Mendeley Ltd., London, United Kingdom

Lee Solomon Lee, Research Assistant, 2004 - 2006

Now: Pathology Resident, University of Tennesee

Portlock Joylette L. Portlock, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2006

Now: Western Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator at Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future, Pittsburgh Area

Chalberg Thomas W. Chalberg, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2005

Now: President and CEO, Avalanche Biotechnologies, Menlo Park, CA.

Ginsberg Daniel S. Ginsburg, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2004

Now: Assistant Professor, Long Island University Post

patrick Patrick Kirby, Ph.D., Postdoc 2002 - 2004

Jarrahian Sohail Jarrahian, Research Assistant, 2002 - 2004

Now: ICOS, Seattle, WA

groth Amy C. Groth, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, 2003

Now: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Hollis Roger P. Hollis, Postdoc 2001 - 2003

Now: Senior Research Associate in Don Kohn lab, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

olivares Eric C. Olivares, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2003

Now: Senior Scientist at Pacific Biosciences, Menlo Park, CA and Founder at SEQanswers.com

bhaskar Bhaskar Thyagarajan, Ph.D., Postdoc 1997 – 2003

Now: Program Manager, Life Technologies, Inc., Carlsbad, CA

stephanie Stephanie Stoll Hawthorne, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2003

Now: Senior Consultant, Oncology, at MattsonJack DaVinci, the Mattson Jack Group, San Francisco Bay Area

sclimenti Christopher R. Sclimenti, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, 2002

Now: Attorney, San Diego area

isabelle Isabelle Forter, Research Assistant 2001 - 2002

nevaiser Andy Neviaser, Research Assistant 2000 - 2001

guimaraes Jorge Guimaraes, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoc 1998 - 2000

Now: Founder and President, ALERT Life Sciences Computing, Portugal

julie Julie Phillips, Ph.D. in Genetics, 2000

Now: Senior Scientist, BioCardia, San Carlos, South San Francisco, CA

baba Edward J. Baba, M.S. Genetics 2000

Now: Partner, Bozicevic, Field, and Francis, LLP, San Francisco, CA

gene Eugene Tanimoto, Ph.D., Postdoc 1995-1997

Now: Expression Product Development, AFFYMETRIX, Inc., Santa Clara, CA

kevin Kevin Nawotka, Ph.D., Postdoc 1994 -1997

Now: Scientist/Microbiologist, Caliper Life Sciences, Inc., Alameda, CA

julie Julie Lewczyk, Undergraduate, 1995 – 1996

jay Jay Wohlgemuth, M.D., Medical Scholar Research, 1994 – 1996

Now: Vice President of Research and Development, VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Francisco, CA

gabriella Gabriella Bulboaca, Ph.D. in Genetics, 1996

joseph Joseph Mitchell, Undergraduate, 1995 - 1996

steve Steven Kang, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 1993 - 1996

jessica Jessica G. Smith, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, 1995

Now: Program Manager, Clarient, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA

gil Gil Van Bokkelen, Ph.D. in Genetics, 1994

Now: CEO, Chairman, and Founder, Athersys, Inc., Cleveland, OH

haase Steven B. Haase, Ph.D. in Genetics, 1993

Now: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC

krysan Patrick S. Krysan, Ph.D. in Genetics, 1993

Now: Associate Professor, Dept of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

mark Mark Caddle, Ph.D., Postdoc, 1990 - 1993

Now: Regional Scientific Manager at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Greater Boston Area

heinzel Scott S. Heinzel, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology

Now: Principal of Grades 11 and 12 and Science Teacher at John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO

chi Chi Tran, Research Assistant

suzanne Suzanne Clancy, Ph.D. in Genetics

Now: Science journalist, corporate and scientific communications, San Diego, CA

richard Richard Swirski, Ph.D., Postdoc

lum Lun Lam, Ph.D., Postdoc

dubridge Robert B. DuBridge, Ph.D. in Genetics

Now: CEO at Full Spectrum Genetics, South San Francisco

Picture at Graduation

joann Joann Katheiser, Lab Assistant

Now: Administrative Services, Merck Research Laboratories

greisen Kay Greisen, Research Assistant

Now: Technical writer and publisher, Oakland, CA

lebkowski Jane Lebkowski, Ph.D., Postdoc

Now: President of Research and Development at Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc, Menlo Park CA

Maintained by Todd Gallagher
Last updated on March 7th, 2016