People in the Hockemeyer Lab

 


 Dirk Hockemeyer, Ph.D. 

Principal Investigator 


UC Berkeley Seal    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology 

     Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

Dirk Hockemeyer

 

  Whitehead Institute Logo  Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics (2007-2012)

      Advisor: Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute

  Rockefeller University Logo  Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2002-2007)

    Advisor: Dr. Titia de Lange, Rockefeller University

 

  Eberhard-Karls University Logo  B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry (1998-2002)

    Advisor: Dr. Alfred Nordheim, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen

 

 


Preetha Markose 

Staff Research Associate/Lab Manager


Children's hospital

    Research Assistant (2016-2019)

   The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia   

 

christian medical college  Senior Research Fellow (2007-2011)

Preetha Markose

   The Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India 

 

Bharathiar University, India Seal
 
M.S. in Biotechnology

Bharathiar University, India (2007) 

 

Research interests in the lab: (coming soon)

E-mail address:

markosep[at]berkeley.edu


 Tianlin Lu

Staff Research Associate


Miami University
 
  M.S. in Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology 
Tianlin Lu

  Miami University, Oxford  


 

Southwest University   B.S. in Biotechnology

    Southwest University, China

 

 Research interests in the lab:

 I study telomere homeostasis and dynamics at a single-telomere resolution.

 E-mail address:

 tianlin.lu[at]berkeley.edu 


John Boyle

Graduate Student


UC Berkeley Seal    B.A. in Molecular and Cell BiologyJohn Boyle

    University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interests in the lab:

Telomere length plays an integral role in both cancer and aging.  My project investigates the effects of telomere length dynamics in tumorigenesis.

E-mail address:


 


Franziska Lorbeer

Graduate Student 


UC Berkeley Seal   Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

 

Franziska Lorbeer

  PhD Fellow

  Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds


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    M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences (Caner Biology)

    Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg

 

University of Bonn Logo    B.S. in Molecular Biomedicine

    Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon)

E-mail address:


Timothy K. Turkalo

Graduate Student 


UC Berkeley Seal    Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell BiologyTim Turkalo

    University of California, Berkeley

 

University of Kansas Seal      B.S. in Cell Biology

      University of Kansas

 

Research interests in the lab:

I am interested in uncovering the genetic and epigenetic determinants for the activation of the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) pathway. ALT is a cancer-specific mechanism for proliferative immortality, thus identifying how the process initiates has substantial implications for potential therapeutics.

E-mail address:

 


Sara Seunga Choo

  Graduate Student  


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   Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

Sara Choo
 

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   B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology

    University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interests in the lab:

I study the mechanism of telomere length homeostasis in human embryonic stem cells and its disruption in Dyskeratosis Congenita

E-mail address:


Rebecca Bartke

   Graduate Student   


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    Ph.D. Student in Molecular and Cell Biology

     University of California, Berkeley

Rebecca Bartke
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Seal    B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology '16

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Research interests in the lab:
 

I am investigating the roles of nucleases in telomere maintenance. 

E-mail address:

 


Annika Martin

   Graduate Student  


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     Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

Annika Martin

     University of California, Berkeley

 

BYU Logo     B.S. in Biophysics '17

     Bringham Young University

 

Research interests in the lab:

I am developing new methods to pair telomere length analysis with single-cell lineage tracing to investigate high-resolution telomere dynamics during cellular differentiation.

E-mail address:

 


Jesse Dunnack

   Graduate Student  


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   Ph.D. Student in Molecular and Cell Biology    
 
Jesse Dunnack
    University of California, Berkeley 

 
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   B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology

    University of Connecticut

 

 Research interest in the lab:

 I am interested in the use of engineered stem cells to model disease states, particularly using human cerebral organoids. I hope to apply these   methods to study the functional interactions between mutations associated with Parkinson's Disease.

 E-mail address:

 jessedunnack[at]berkeley.edu
 

 Hanqin Li

Postdoctoral Associate


UC Berkeley Seal    Postdoctoral Associate at the Innovative Genomics Institute

     University of California, Berkeley

 

Hanqin Li

SUNY_Buffalo     Ph.D. in Nueroscience

    State University of New York, Buffalo

 

Nanjing_logo    B.S. in Life Sciences

    Nanjing University

 

 

Research interest in the lab:


E-mail address:
My project studies the functions of genomic elements using high-throughput methods.

hanqin_email

 


Antonio Maffia

 Postdoctoral Fellow


 University of Pavia, Italy
 
Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology

Institute of Molecular Genetics , University of Pavia, Italy

 Antonio Maffia

 University of Pavia, ItalyM.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology

University Of Pavia, Italy

 

 Research interest in the lab:

 Replicating telomeres can become a challenge for cells. My work will help understand the different

 strategies employed to overcome this challenge.

 E-mail address:

 antonio.maffia[at]berkeley.edu



Alma Rechav Ben Natan

  Undergraduate Researcher 


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  B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology Alma Rachav Ben Natan

  University of California, Berkeley

 

Class of 2021

 Research interest in the lab:

 I received the Summer Undergraduate Research fellowship to address the clinical challenges of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations that are sensitive to PARP inhibitor (PARPi) in human haploid induced   pluripotent stem cells.

 E-mail address:

almarechav[at]berkeley.edu

 


Joshua Verdejo 

Undergraduate Lab Assistant 


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  B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, NeurobiologyJoshua Verdejo

  Minor in Music

 University of California, Berkeley

Class of 2021

 

 

 


Lujain Al-Dabbas

Undergraduate Lab Assistant 


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  B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Energy Concentration

  Minor in Education

  University of California, Berkeley

Class of 2020

 


Lauren Aguilar

Undergraduate Lab Assistant 


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  B.S. in Molecular Environmental BiologyLauren Aguilar

  University of California, Berkeley 

 

Class of 2022