People

Principal Investigator

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Kathrin Plath

Lab Manager

Robin Mckee

Robin has been the Lab Manager for the Plath lab since its beginning in 2006. She assists on multiple projects in the lab and makes sure the lab is running smoothly.

Lab Technician

Maira Quijano

Maira works as support staff for the lab and has been with us since 2006.

Assistant Project Scientist

Yolanda Markaki

Undergraduate: University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC), UK

Graduate: FORTH Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), Greece

Post-Doctoral Research: Centre of Advanced Light Microscopy, LMU, Germany

Post Doctoral Fellows

Thomas Allison

Undergraduate: University of Liverpool, UK

Graduate: University of Sheffield, UK 


Amanda Collier

Undergraduate: BSc Molecular Cell Biology with a Year in Industry (Pfizer) - University of York, UK

Graduate: PhD - University of Cambridge, UK


Iris Dror

Undergraduate: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Graduate: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

 

 

Elsie Jacobson 

 

Undergraduate: B.Sc. (Hons) in Genetics, University of Otago, New Zealand

Graduate: Ph.D., University of Auckland, New Zealand


 

Justin Langerman  

Undergraduate: UCLA 

Graduate: UCLA


William Tu  

Undergraduate: Queen's University 

Graduate: University of Toronto 


Amy Pandya-Jones

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Graduate: UCLA

 


Boseon Kim 

Undergraduate: Seoul National University

Graduate: Seoul National University


Assistant

 

Kristen Lorico

Kristen is the administrative assistant to Dr. Plath

Graduate Students

Anna Afasizheva  
 

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Graduate: UCLA

Clara Cano 

Undergraduate: California State University, Los Angeles

Graduate: M.S. California State University, Los Angeles

 

 

 

Anthony Chau

Undergraduate: B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tsotne Chitiasvilli 

Undergraduate:Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Graduate: Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

 

 

Nivedita Damodaren

Undergraduate: B. Tech Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India

Graduate: Masters in Biotechnology, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Weixian Deng  

Undergraduate: Jilin University

Graduate: UCLA


Jarrett Miller

Undergraduate: B.S. Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin


Shan Sabri

Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago

Graduate: Msc., Johns Hopkins University


 

 


Shawn Tan

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Undergraduates

 

Ivy Lu 


Christy Luong 


 

Johnny Gan 


 

John Huang  


 

Rohan Chaudhari 


 

 

Arthur Ter-Pogosyan

 

Jessie Wang

Alumni

Konstantinos Chronis 

Costas was a post doc in the Plath lab until October 2019. He is now an Assistant Professor at UIC.

Kady Alabastro

Kady was the administrative support to Dr. Plath

Kent Li 
 

Ivy Pham 

Paula Petrella 

Yi- Yun Ho 

Artne Nguyen 
 

Jordan Strasser
 

Yihao Yang

Yihao was an undergraduate student in the Plath lab until June 2017. He is now attending graduate school at Rockefeller in New York.

Aracely Diaz

Aracely was the administrative support to Dr. Plath

Martina Roos

Martina was a post doc in our lab from 2015-2017 and is now an Adjunct Professor in the Chute lab here at UCLA

Xu Qian

Xu was a volunteer in the Plath lab and is currently doing her residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Keziah Tan

Keziah was an undergraduate student in the Plath lab until August 2016.

Elena Korsakova

Elena was a Master’s student in the Plath Lab and is now a Ph.D. student at UCLA in the MBI program.

Stefan Butz

Stefan was a Master’s student in the Plath Lab until May 2016. He is attending the University of Regensburg.

Victoria Li

Victoria was an undergraduate student in the Plath Lab majoring in Biochemistry.

Giancarlo Bonora

Giancarlo was a graduate student in the Plath Lab. He defended his PhD in 2015 and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Genome Sciences Department, University of Washington, in the Noble Lab.

Bernadett Papp

Bernadett was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Plath Lab until October 2015. She has accepted a Senior Research position at USC.

Vincent Pasque

Vincent was a Postdoctoral Student in the Plath Lab until October 2015. He has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Leuven.

Jacques Serizay

Jacques was a Master’s student in the Plath Lab until August 2015.

Walter Mancia

Walter was an undergraduate in the Plath Lab until June 2015. He is completing his PhD at UCSF.

Molly Uyeda

Molly was an undergraduate in the Plath Lab until 2015. She is completing her PhD at Stanford University.

Mark Chin

Mark was a postdoc in the Plath Lab from 2007-2012. He has moved on to become a Research Associate at Amgen.

Matthew Denholtz

Matthew was a graduate student in the lab. He defended his PhD in 2013 and has moved on for a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego, in the Murre Lab.

Anu Dimashkie

Anu was a masters student in the Plath lab from 2012-2013 and is now a Research Associate at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.

Shahrad Hakim

Shahrad was an undergraduate student working in the lab from 2009-2011. He is currently a medical student at Tufts Medical School in Boston.

Ritchie Ho

Ritchie completed his graduate studies in 2014 and is currently a postdoc at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Clive Svendsen’s lab.

Edward Kuoy

Edward was an undergraduate student (2007-2008) and later a technician (2010-2011) in the lab. He recently completed his medical training and is currently in a Radiology Resident at UC Irvine’s Medical School.

Celine Marban

Celine joined the Plath lab in 2007 and has moved on to become an Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg in France.

Mike Mason

Mike completed his graduate studies in the lab in 2010 and is now a Research Associate in Damien Chaussabel’s lab at the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle.

Alissa Minkovsky

Alissa completed her graduate studies in the lab in 2012 and is continuing her medical training as an MSTP student at UCLA.

Sanjeet Patel

Sanjeet was a PhD student in our lab and completed his PhD in 2014. He is now completing his residency in the Department of Surgery here at UCLA.

Ryan Schmidt

Ryan completed his graduate studies in 2012, then finished his medical training at UCLA as part of the MSTP training, and now is a Pathology Resident at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Nadia Sellami

Nadia completed her graduate studies in 2013 and has moved on to work for DeciBio, a market research and strategy consulting firm in Los Angeles.

Jan Smogorzewski

Jan is a medical student at UCLA and was working with Sanjeet Patel between 2012-2013.

Rupa Sridharan

Rupa was a postdoc in the Plath lab from 2006-2011. She has moved on to become an Assistant Professor at the University of Madison, Wisconsin.

Jason Tchieu

Jason was a graduate student in the lab and left in 2011. He is now completing his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Lorenz Studer at the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in NYC.

Sacha Finn

Sacha worked as a high school student (Marlborough High School, Los Angeles) in our lab between 2008-2010. She was supervised by Bernadett Papp.

Jess Jackoway

Jess worked as a high school student (Milken Community High School, Los Angeles) in our lab between 2012-2014. He was supervised by Sanjeet Patel.

Elysse Rankin-Gee

Elysse worked as undergraduate student in our lab (2011-2012), on a project with Alissa Minkovsky.