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.
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.
Alexander Baltodano, Lab Manager
Alexander graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology.
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.
Lily McCann, undergraduate researcher
Lily is majoring in Nutritional Sciences: Physiology and Metabolism and minoring in Global Public Health. In the lab she is studying Group A Streptococcus infections.
Kiran Magee, undergraduate researcher
Kiran is a Public Health major. Her interests include understanding neutrophil responses in bacterial infections.
Benji Bachrach, undergraduate researcher
Benji is a Molecular and Cell Biology major. He is interested in mycobacterial lipid metabolism.
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: Medical Student at Wake Forest University