Current Lab Members
Sarah Stanley, PhD
Sarah received her BS in chemistry from Trinity University and her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from UCSF where she was a graduate student in Jeff Cox's lab. Sarah was a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in Deborah Hung's laboratory.
Robyn Jong, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Molecular and Cell Biology
Robyn attended Tufts University where she was a double major in Biology and French. She is interested in cell death pathways in Mtb infected macrophages.
Matt Knight, Graduate Student, Plant and Microbial Biology
Matt attended the University of Washington where he majored in Oceanography. Matt studies lipid metabolism in both Mtb and the host.
Marietta Ravesloot-Chavez, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Plant and Microbial Biology
Marietta attended Utrecht University, The Netherlands, where she received a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Masters degree in Immunology and Infectious diseases. Marietta is interested in understanding HIF1a regulation in macrophages, and in identifying novel antibacterial mechanisms.
Erik Van Dis, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Molecular and Cell Biology
Erik graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Biology. After graduation he worked as a postbacc fellow at Rocky Mountain Labs. Erik is interested in effector functions of T cells and the role of aerobic glycolysis in regulating infection.
Daniel Fines, Graduate Student, Molecular and Cell Biology.
Daniel attended Cornell University where he double majored in Biology and Mathematics. He is interested in the pathways involved in lipid droplet formation in Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Ronald Rodriguez, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Plant and Microbial Biology
Ronald attended CUNY John Jay College, where he earned a bachelor’s of science in Cell and Molecular Biology. He then became a scholar of the NIH-funded Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania before starting his graduate career in Microbiology at UC Berkeley. Ronald is interested in the role of Mtb nanocompartments during exposure to reactive oxygen species. He is also interested in understanding the genetic basis of intrinsic antibiotic resistance in non-tuberculosis mycobacteria.
Kayla Dinshaw, Graduate Student, Molecular and Cell Biology
Kayla attended the University of Michigan where she majored in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Kayla is interested in developing new techniques for genetic screens in mycobacteria.
Janet Peace Babirye, Visiting Scholar
Janet has a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology and a MS in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Janet will be visiting the lab for six months through a program hosted by the UC Berkeley Alliance for Global Health and Science. Her interests include Mycobacterium tuberculosis and immune responses to microbial pathogens.
Xammy Nguyenla, undergraduate researcher
Xammy is a Molecular and Cell Biology and Spanish Linguistics double major. His interests in the lab include CRISPR screening and macrophage based control of mycobacterial infections.
Benji Bachrach, undergraduate researcher
Benji is a Molecular and Cell Biology major. He is interested in mycobacterial lipid metabolism.
Kiran Magee, Undergraduate Researcher. Current position: Research Intern, UC Berkeley SPH
Lily McCann, Undergraduate Researcher. Current position: Masters in Human Nutrition, Columbia University.
Alexander Baltodano, Staff Research Associate. Current position: Post-baccalaureate Program, CSU East Bay
Katie Lien, PhD, Graduate Student. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Urdhal Lab, Seattle Children’s
Di Niu, MPH student
Sorel V Ouonkap Yimga, Staff Research Associate. Current position: Graduate Student at Brown University.
Madeleine Smith, MPH student.
Kimberly Sogi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow. Current position: Manager of Research Operations, Vir Biotechnology
Jonathan Braverman, PhD, Graduate Student. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yilnaz Lab, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Danielle Pedersen, MS. Graduate Student. Current position: Project Manager at the Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa County
Katherine Chen, Undergraduate Researcher. Current position: MPH student at UC Berkeley
Robert Potter, Undergraduate Researcher. Current position: Graduate student at Washington University in the Dantas Lab
Laura Flores, Lab Manager. Current position: Director of High-Containment Laboratories at UC Berkeley
Gwen Davis, Lab Manager. Current position: Internal Medicine Resident, UCLA