Lab Alumni

Former Lab Members

Jessica Cannavino, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2017-2021
Instructor, Internal Medicine, UTSW

Jessica Cannavino, Ph.D.

Zhaoning "Johnny" Wang

Graduate Student: 2017-2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD

Zhaoning "Johnny" Wang

Ayhan Atmanli, M.D., Ph.D.

Researcher: 2020-2021
Pediatrics Resident, UTSW

Ayhan Atmanli, M.D., Ph.D.

Gabriela Morales, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2016-2020

Gabriela Morales, Ph.D.

Cat Makarewich, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2015-2019
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Cat Makarewich, Ph.D.

Vicky Kyrychenko, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2015-2019
Scientist, CRISPR Therapeutics

Vicky Kyrychenko, Ph.D.

Yi-Li MIn, Ph.D.

Graduate student: 2014-2019
Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Yi-Li MIn, Ph.D.

Kelli Carroll, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2014-2019
Assistant Professor, Biology Department Austin College

Kelli Carroll, Ph.D.

Stephen Li

Graduate Student: 2015-2019

Stephen Li

Pengpeng Bi, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2016-2018
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Pengpeng Bi, Ph.D.

Bercin Kutluk Cenik

Graduate student: 2013-2018
Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University

Bercin Kutluk Cenik

Kedryn Baskin, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2012-2018
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Kedryn Baskin, Ph.D.

Leonela Amoasii, Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2012-2018 

Director of Gene Editing, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Leonela Amoasii, Ph.D.

Hisayuki Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoc: 2015-2018
Assistant Professor, Keio University

Hisayuki Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D.

James Papizan

Postdoc: 2012- 2018
Scientist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

James Papizan

Huanyu Zhou

Graduate Student: 2013-17
Scientist, Tenaya Therapeutics

Huanyu Zhou

Maria Abad

Postdoc: 2014-16
Principal Investigator, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Spain

Maria Abad

Kelly Anderson

Graduate Student: 2013-16
Postdoc, Univ. of Rochester

Kelly Anderson

Doug Anderson

Postdoc: 2013-16
Assist. Professor, Univ. of Rochester

Doug Anderson

Chengzu Long

Postdoc: 2013-16
Assist. Professor, NYU

Chengzu Long

Nicholas Lam

Postdoc: 2013-15
Postdoc, UTSW

Nicholas Lam

Glynnis Garry

Sarnoff Fellow:
2013-15
Resident, UTSW

Glynnis Garry

Benjamin Nelson

Graduate Student: 2013-15
Medical Student

Benjamin Nelson

Matthew Dickson

Postdoc: 2013-15
Clinical Cardiologist

Matthew Dickson

Susan Deleon

Graduate Student: 2011-15

Susan Deleon

Nadine Beetz

Postdoc: 2012-14
Clinical Research Physician, Boehringer-Ingelheim

Nadine Beetz

Ben Winders

Postdoc: 2011-14
Clinical Cardiologist

Ben Winders

Doug Millay

Postdoc: 2009-14
Assist. Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Doug Millay

Ankit Garg

Graduate Student: 2010-14
Resident, UPenn

Ankit Garg

Ji-Hoon Lee

Postdoc: 2011-14
Postdoc, South Korea

Ji-Hoon Lee

Young-Jae Nam

Postdoc: 2009-14
Assist. Professor, Vanderbilt

Young-Jae Nam

Arin Aurora

Postdoc: 2007-14
Assist. Professor, UTSW

Arin Aurora

Guo Huang

Postdoc: 2007-13
Assist. Professor, UCSF

Guo Huang

Mei Xin

Postdoc: 2008-13
Assist. Professor, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Mei Xin

Kunhua Song

Postdoc: 2008-13
Assist. Professor, U Colorado School of Medicine, Denver

Kunhua Song

Jason O'Rourke

Postdoc: 2008-13
Group Leader, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Jason O'Rourke

Michele Carrer

Graduate Student: 2009-13
Postdoc, Genomic Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Michele Carrer

Shay Sela

Postdoc: 2011-12
VP Business Development Life-Sciences, Yeda R&D Co

Shay Sela

Chad Grueter

Postdoc: 2008-12
Assist. Professor, University of Iowa

Chad Grueter

Brett Johnson

Graduate Student: 2008-12
Iowa City

Brett Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Postdoc: 2008-12
Asst. Professor, Washington University

Aaron Johnson

Robert Frost

Postdoc: 2008-12
Assoc. Medical Director, Bristol Myers Squibb

Robert Frost

Dan Quiat

Graduate Student: 2008-12
Fellow, Harvard

Dan Quiat

Enzo Porrello

Postdoc: 2008-12
Assist. Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

Enzo Porrello

Mayssa Mokalled

Graduate Student: 2006-11
Asst. Professor, Washington University

Mayssa Mokalled

Mark Hatley

Postdoc: 2008-11
Assist. Professor, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis

Mark Hatley

Eric Small

Postdoc: 2008-11
Assist. Professor, U Rochester Medical School

Eric Small

Drazen Sosic

Graduate Student: 1994-02
Postdoc: 2002-11
Physician, Our Lady of the Angels Family Medicine Clinic

Drazen Sosic

Viviana Moresi

Postoc: 2006-11
Scientist, University of Rome

Viviana Moresi

David Patrick

Graduate Student: 2006-10
Fellow, Vanderbilt

David Patrick

Andrew Williams

Graduate Student: 2006-10
Postdoc, Columbia

Andrew Williams

Shusheng Wang

Postdoc: 2005-09
Assist. Professor, Tulane

Shusheng Wang

Mi-Sung Kim

Graduate Student: 2004-09
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School

Mi-Sung Kim

Yuri Kim

Graduate Student: 2005-09
Fellow, Harvard

Yuri Kim

Nik Munshi

Postdoc: 2004-09
Assist. Professor, UTSW

Nik Munshi

Mike Haberland

Postdoc: 2004-09
Clinician-Scientist, Germany

Mike Haberland

Eva van Rooij

Postdoc: 2004-08
Assoc. Professor, Hubrecht Institute

Eva van Rooij

Rusty Montgomery

Graduate Student: 2003-08
Scientist, miRagen Therapeutics

Rusty Montgomery

Peng Yi

Graduate Student: 2004-08
Asst. Professor, Joslin Diabetes Center

Peng Yi

Bryan Young

Graduate Student: 2003-08
Fellow, Yale

Bryan Young

Mike Arnold

Graduate Student: 2002-06
Investigator, NIH

Mike Arnold

Rene Galindo

Postdoc: 2004-06
Assoc. Dean, UTSW

Rene Galindo

Matthew Potthoff

Graduate Student: 2003-07
Assist. Professor, U Iowa School of Medicine

Matthew Potthoff

Koichiro Kuwahara

Postdoc: 2003-06
Investigator, Kyoto University

Koichiro Kuwahara

Johannes Backs

Postdoc: 2003-07
Investigator, University of Heidelberg

Johannes Backs

Jens Fielitz

Postdoc: 2003-07
Investigator, Max-Delbrück-Center, Germany

Jens Fielitz

Ana Barbosa

Postdoc: 2002-07
Scientist, Austin, Texas

Ana Barbosa

Masao Murakami

Postdoc: 2002-06
Investigator, Kyoto University

Masao Murakami

Zhe Han

Postdoc: 2002-06
Assist. Professor, University of Michigan

Zhe Han

Esther Creemers

Postdoc: 2002-06
Investigator, University of Amsterdam

Esther Creemers

Rick Vega

Postdoc: 2002-04
Scientist, Novartis

Rick Vega

Dillon Phan

Postdoc: 2002-05
Scientist

Dillon Phan

Jiyeon Oh

Student: 2001-06
Scientist, San Francisco

Jiyeon Oh

Chris Li

Postdoc: 2001-06
Investigator, Genentech

Chris Li

Shurong Chang

Student: 2001-06
Physician

Shurong Chang

Hai Wu

Postdoc: 2001-03
Postdoc, Stanford

Hai Wu

Chris Davis

Postdoc: 2001-07
Scientist, Wyeth

Chris Davis

Teg Pipes

Postdoc: 2001-07
Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline

Teg Pipes

Zhigao Wang

Student: 2000-04
Asst.Professor, UTSW

Zhigao Wang

Junyoung Oh

Postdoc: 2000-03

Junyoung Oh

Michael Czubryt

Postdoc: 2000-03
Assoc. Professor, U Manitoba

Michael Czubryt

Norbert Frey

Postdoc: 1999-02
Chief of Cardiology, University of Kiel

Norbert Frey

Chong Shin

Student: 1999-03
Assist. Professor, Medical College of Georgia

Chong Shin

Robert Passier

Postdoc: 1999-01
Investigator, Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology

Robert Passier

Igor Rybkin

Student & Postdoc: 1999-06
Medical Oncologist, Henry Ford Health System

Igor Rybkin

Elizabeth Chen

Postdoc: 1998-04
Professor, UTSW

Elizabeth Chen

Da-Zhi Wang

Postdoc: 1998-02
Assoc. Professor, Harvard Medical School

Da-Zhi Wang

Tim McKinsey

Postdoc: 1998-02
Assoc. Professor, University of Colorado

Tim McKinsey

Jeff Spencer

Postdoc: 1998-02
Scientist

Jeff Spencer

Tomasa Barrientos

Student: 1998-04
Investigator, Duke University

Tomasa Barrientos

Osamu Nakagawa

Postdoc: 1998-05
Assist. Professor, Kyoto University

Osamu Nakagawa

Zhi-Ping Liu

Postdoc: 1998-05
Assist. Professor, UTSW

Zhi-Ping Liu

Hiromi Yanagisawa

Postdoc: 1998-03
Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Hiromi Yanagisawa

Robert Kowal

Postdoc: 1998-99
Clinician, Dallas, Texas

Robert Kowal

Bekki Nicol

Postdoc: 1998-01
Scientist

Bekki Nicol

Christopher Antos

Student: 1997-03
Investigator, Technische Universität Dresden

Christopher Antos

Chun Li Zhang

Student: 1997-03
Professor, UTSW

Chun Li Zhang

Pricilla Chang

Student: 1997-01
Fellow, Harvard

Pricilla Chang

Jeroen Charite

Postdoc: 1997-99
Investigator, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

Jeroen Charite

Frank Naya

Postdoc: 1996-01
Assoc. Professor, Boston University

Frank Naya

David McFadden

Student: 1996-02
Asst.Professor, UTSW

David McFadden

Ellen Lien

Student: 1996-01
Asst. Professor, University of Southern California

Ellen Lien

Akiko Arai

Postdoc: 1996-01

Akiko Arai

Richard Cripps

Postdoc: 1996-98
Professor, University of New Mexico

Richard Cripps

Rene Valdez

Student: 1995-01
Clinical Asst. Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Rene Valdez

Kathleen Mosley-Bishop

Postdoc: 1999-00

Kathleen Mosley-Bishop

Jianrong Lu

Student: 1995-00
Assoc. Professor, University of Florida

Jianrong Lu

Celeste Wilcox

Postdoc: 1995-00
Clinician, Paris, Texas

Celeste Wilcox

Bin Zhao

Student: 1992-00

Bin Zhao

Jeanne Rawls

Postdoc: 1995-98
Assoc. Professor, Arizona State University

Jeanne Rawls

Alan Rawls

Postdoc: 1994-98
Vice-Provost, Arizona State University

Alan Rawls

Gogeini Ranganayakulu

Postdoc: 1994-00
Scientist, Glaxo

Gogeini Ranganayakulu

Jeffrey Molkentin

Postdoc: 1993-97
Professor, Children's Hospital Medical Center HHMI

Jeffrey Molkentin

Brian Black

Postdoc: 1993-98
Professor, UCSF
Assoc. Director, CVRI

Brian Black