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Current

 

Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
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Daiki Rokunohe, MD, PhD
Visiting Scholar
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Candice Church, PhD

Research Fellow

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Lavanya Samraj

Master's Student in Oral Biology

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Aric Colunga, PhD
Research Scientist
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Krista Stafstrom
Research Scientist
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Masaoki Kawasumi,
MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Hannah Thomas
Research Scientist
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Rima Kulikauskas

Senior Research Scientist

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Natalie Vandeven

Graduate & Medical Student

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Song Park, MD

Visiting Scholar

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Takeshi Yanagishita, MD, PhD
Visiting Scholar
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Current (part-time)

These lab members are juggling work in the lab with classes and life at UW Medicine.

 

Nora Alexander

Undergrad Research Assistant

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Kelly Paulson, MD, PhD (Garneski)
Hem/Onc Fellow
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Aubriana Ard

Medical Student
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Thomas Pulliam

MD PhD Student

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Ryan Carlson

MD PhD Student
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Nathan Rodland

Undergrad Research Assistant

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Maclean Cook

Undergrad Research Assistant
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Neha Singh
Undergraduate Research Assistant
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Chris Lewis
Medical Student
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Zoe Thuesmunn
Undergraduate Research Assistant
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Candid Camera Moments....

 

MCC ribbon T shirts on the MCC Team

Happy Valentine's Day 2013 ~ Stephanie returns with tales of New Zealand

 

Halloween 2012 - Cleverly disguised scientists wielding their secret research weapons !

June 2012 ~ Celebratory lunch for Paul Homer as he heads to Medical School at the University of Nebraska, Class of 2012

 

Paul Homer shows the Merkelcell.org "bumper magnet" project result as Amy, Natalie and Chris observe.

 

June 2012 ~ Celebratory lunch on Miranda Schmidt's last day before heading off to graduate school for teaching Chemistry & Biology to high school students.

 

Team Nghiem - December 2011

Team Nghiem - March 2011

 

Team Nghiem - May 2010

 


 

Former Members

Olga Afanasiev

Olga Afanasiev

2009-2013, Graduate & Medical Student

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Austin Anderson
Undergrad Research Assistant

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Aimee Angle-Zahn
2003-2004, Research Technician

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Amy Bestick

Undergrad Research Assistant

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Astrid Blom, MD

Clinical Research Fellow
Currently, Research Scientist, France

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Jay Bradner, MD
2001-2002, Research Fellow
Principal Investigator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 2009

See:  The Bradner Lab webpage for more inforamtion

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Adam Chen
2004-2005, Research Technician, Webmaster

Currently, Medicine Residency; starting 2012, Harvard-Partners combined neurology program (3 years)

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Ryan Doumani

Research Scientist

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Julia Dumesh

2010-2012, Undergraduate Research Assistant

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L. Christine Fang, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Michelle Heath, MD
2006-2007, Research Fellow

Currently, Dermatologist with Group Health in Seattle

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Tim Heffernan, PhD
2005-2006, Research

Currently, Translational Research Program Leader, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Erin Higgins
2007-2009, Research Assistant

Currently, Medical student starting 2009 at NY Medical College
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Paul Homer

2010-2012, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Currently, University of Nebraska Medical School entering class of 2012

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Kaifeng Hung, DDS, PhD
Graduate Student
Currently, Seattle, WA

Dafina Ibrani

Research Scientist

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Jayasri Iyer, MD

2008-2014 Research Fellow
Currently, UW Medicine Resident, Seattle, WA

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Natalia Jaimes, MD

2005-2006, Research Fellow

Currently, Dermatologist with skin cancer interest, Colombia, SA

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Ilsa Juhlin

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Sheela Kerstetter (Gupta), MD

2003-2005 Research Fellow

Currently, Dermatologist, Blair Medical Associates, Boston, MA

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Caroline Kim (Choi), MD

2000 Research Fellow

Currently, Dermatology Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Yong-son Kim, MD
2000-2004, Research Fellow

Currently, Forensic Pathologist, Orange County, CA
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Shinichi Koba, MD

2008-2010, Research Fellow

Currently, Dermatologist, Saga University, Saga, Japan

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Sang-Wahn Koo, MD, PhD
2003-2005, Research Fellow

Currently, Assistant Professor, U of Alabama, Birmingham

Natasha Lee

2010-2012, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Currently, Volunteering for medical outreach in Peru

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Sherry Lee

2009-2011, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Currently MD/PhD student at Northwestern University (began 2011)

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Bianca Lemos, MD
2007-2009, Research Fellow

Currently doing Procedural Dermatology Fellowship in Florida, 2012-13
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Douglas Levine

2004-2005, Research Technician
Currently, Medicine Resident, University of Pennsylvania

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Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Research Scientist

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Peter Lio

2002-2003, Research Fellow

Currently, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University

Isabel Longo, MD
2002-2003, Research Fellow
Currently, Staff Dermatologist, Hospital Gregorio Maranon

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
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Jackie Malekirad
Medical Student

Currently, Medicine intern in Vermont (began 2012)
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Tessa Marx

Tessa Marx

Undergrad Research Assistant

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Ata Moshiri
Medical & MPH Student
Currently, UW Medicine Resident, Seattle, WA

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Kotaro Nagase , MD, PhD
Research Fellow

Currently, Dermatologist, Saga University, Saga, Japan
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Peter Park
1999-2001, Undergraduate Research Project
Currently, MD/PhD Student, Columbia University
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Kaushik Parvathaneni

Student Researcher

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Pablo Peñas, MD, PhD

2005, Research Fellow

Currently, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Australia

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Stephanie Pietromonaco
2010-2011, Research Scientist

Recently returned from exploring New Zealand
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John Pylman
2007, Visiting Medical Student

Currently, MD Student, George Washington University
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Jamil Qazi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Miranda Schmidt
2011-2012, Research Scientist

Currently, Masters program in Teaching at Whitworth University

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Heather Sloan, RN
Research Scientist

Currently, Research Nurse for Immune Therapy at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Michael Star

2005-2006, Research Technician

Currently, Medical Student, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Galya Stetsenko, MD

Research Fellow/ UW Dermatology Resident

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Erica Shantha, MD

Research Fellow

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Seesha Takagishi

Seesha Takagishi

Undergrad Research Assistant

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Andrew Tegeder, MD

Currently, Resident in Internal Medicine at UW, presently in Dermatology Residency in Vermont, which began in 2012

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Renee Thibodeau
Research Scientist

Currently, Tufts University Medical School's "Maine" MD Program
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Martina Ulrich (Gellenthin), MD

2004-2005, Research Fellow

Currently, Faculty Dermatology, Charite Hospital, Berlin, Germany

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Ashley Warcola-Street
2007-2008, Research Assistant; currently, University of Washington School of Pharmacy Class of 2016
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Lola Yelistratova

Lola Yelistratova

Medical Student

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