Past Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

(Do your best. Love what you do. Be constantly curious. And learn that it is not dumb to ask a question; it is dumb not to ask it.*)

DK Lab Shih Wedding

Doctoral Students

Prof. Rune W. Berg - Associate Professor, Neuroscience & Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr. Timothy Cacciatore (with W. Kristan) - Senior Research Associate, Institute of Neurology, UCL, England.

Ms. Amalia Callado Péreze (with M. Deschênes) - Cervo Research Center, Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

Dr. Yuncong Chen (with Y. Freund) - Senior Data Scientist, NEC, Princeton, NJ.

Dr. G. Omar Clay - Science for the People, Baja, Mexico.

Dr. John C. Curtis - Late of the Salk Institute, CA.

Dr. Jonathan Driscoll - Cofounder, Dimensional Industries, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Conrad Foo - Senior Scientist, Genentech, San Francisco, CA.

Prof. Karunesh Ganguly (with M.-M. Poo) - Professor, Neurology, UCSF, CA.

Dr. Daniel N. Hill - Senior Scientist, Meta/Facebook, New York, NY.

Dr. Diana C. Jeong - K99/R00 Research Scientist, Stanford University, CA.

Dr. Xiang Ji - Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego, CA.

Dr. Victory Joseph (with P. Slesinger) - Senior Scientist, Genentech, San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Anastasia Kurnikova (with M. Deschênes) - AI engineer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego, CA.

Prof. Nicole Mercer Lindsay - Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical School (Burke Neurological Institute), White Plains, NY (K99/R00 recipient).

Dr. Song Mao Liao - Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego, CA.

Dr. David W. Matthews - CGO, BrightInsight, San Francisco.

Dr. Samar B. Mehta - Critical Care Medicine Fellow, University of Maryland, MD.

Prof. Jeffrey D. Moore - Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, USC, Los Angeles, CA.

Prof. Nozomi Nishimura - Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Prof. Thomas D. Parsons (with B. Salzberg) - Marie A. Moore Professor, Swine Production Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, PA.

Dr. Kui Qian (with Y. Freund) - Data Scientist, China.

Prof. Lee F. Schroeder - Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.

Prof. Philbert S. Tsai - Associate Teaching Professor, Physics, UC San Diego, CA (2020 Revelle Outstanding Teaching Award; 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate).

Phil and Zoe Kleinfeld at laboratory party 1999

Masters Students

Dr. Benjamin Migliori - Applications Scientist, SPAWAR, San Diego, CA.

Mr. Sean O'Connor - Research Scientist, SAIC, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Christopher Rafie - Physician in Emergency Medicine, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, CA.

Mr. Hiteshwar Rao - Engineer, Juul, San Francisco, SA.

Dr. Diane Whitmer - Interim Director of Research, NeuroTexas Institute, St. David's HealthCare, Austin, TX.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists

Dr. Kurt Ahrens - Adjunct Professor, Arcadia University, OH.

Prof. Yonitan Aljadeff - Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, UC San Diego, CA.

Prof. Pablo Blinder - Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Thomas Broggini - Laboratory Head, Goethe Universität / Uniklinik Frankfurt, Germany.

Prof. Patrick J. Drew - Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PA.

Prof. Michale S. Fee - Professor and Department Head, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT, MA (Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences).

Dr. Jeffrey J. Field - Director, Center for Imaging and Surface Science, Colorado State University, CO.

Prof. David Golomb (with B. Shraiman) - Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Dr. Eric Grannan (with H. Sompolinsky) - Financial Analyst, Credit Suisse, London, England.

Dr. Per M. Knutsen - Industrial Scientist, Norway.

Dr. Rui Liu - Senior Optical Scientist, Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA.

Dr. Adrian Lozada - LifeCanvas Research, Boston.

Dr. Céline Matéo - Research Scientist, Janssen Laboratories, San Diego, CA.

Prof. Lauren McElvain - Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, USC, Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Lisa Mellander - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Lynne Merchant - Programmer/Analyst, SIO, UC San Diego, CA.

Dr. Arnaud Muller - Senior Research Scientist - Roche, Basil.

Dr. Quoc-Thang Nguyen - Late, Founder and CEO of NeurAccel Inc., San Diego.

Dr. Michael J. Pesavento - 3Scan, San Francisco.

Dr. James Prechtl - Owner/Operator, AeroBio, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Charlotta Ruehlmann - Resident, University of Zurich Medical Center, Switzerland.

Prof. Christopher B. Schaffer - Professor, Bioengineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow; Optica Fellow).

Prof. Iftach Shaked - Assistant Professor, Ariel University Medical School, Israel.

Prof. Andy Y. Shih - Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Mr. Raymond Stepnowski - Buckingham Township Manager, NJ (former Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies).

Prof. Philbert S. Tsai - as above, UCSD, CA.

Dr. Suri Venkatachalam - Drug Discovery Entrepreneur, India.

Prof. Ralf Wessel (with W. Kristan) - Professor, Physics, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Elizabeth Yoder - Industrial Scientist, CA.

Past Visiting Faculty

Prof. Ehud Ahissar - Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

Prof. Euiheon Chung - Sabbatical visitor - Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea.

Prof. Martin Deschênes - Sabbatical visitor - Université Laval, Québec City, Canada.

Prof. Mathew Diamond - SISSA, Trieste, Italy.

Prof. Ford Ebner, Emeritus - Sabbatical visitor - Vanderbilt University, TN.

Prof. Bard Ermentrout - University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Prof. David Golomb - Sabbatical visitor - Ben Gurion University, Israel.

Prof. Zhenpeng Qin - University of Texas, Dallas, TX.

Prof. Matt Wachowiak - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

*Katherine Goble Johnson (1919-2020)