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.
Katie Lien, Graduate Student, Molecular and Cell Biology
Katie graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. She is interested in Mtb genes that are important for virulence in human macrophages.
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.
Sorel V Ouonkap Yimga, Staff Research Associate
Sorel graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology. As an undergrad at Cal Sorel worked in the Savage Lab, creating new biosensors. Sorel is interested in developing new proteomic strategies and in transposon sequencing.
Alexander Baltodano, Lab Manager
Alexander graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology.
Kimberly Sogi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow. Current position: Program Manager, Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative
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: Medical Student at Wake Forest University