People in the Hockemeyer Lab

 


Principal Investigator Dirk Hockemeyer, Ph.D.


Dirk Hockemeyer

UC Berkeley Seal    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology 

     Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

 

  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

 


Lab Manager Kelsey Hennick 


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  Kelsey Hennick B.S. in Genetics

    University of California, Davis

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon) 

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Graduate Student John Boyle


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.

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Graduate Student Ryan Forster


Ryan Forster

UC Berkeley Seal   Ph.D. Candidate in MCB and Chemical Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

 

 National Science Foundation Logo   GRFP Fellow

    National Science Foundation


Arizona State University Seal    B.S. in Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology

    Arizona State University

 

Research interests in the lab:

We developed a new method for generating human intestinal tissue in vitro that I am using to study the development and pathophysiology of the intestinal epithelium. I use genome editing in pluripotent stem cells to generate three dimensional organoid cultures to model the complex cellular environment of the gut.

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Graduate Student Kunitoshi Chiba


UC Berkeley SealKunitoshi Chiba   Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

    University of California, Berkeley

 

  Predoctorl Fellow

  Nakajima Foundation

 

  Research Coordinating Committee Predoctoral Fellow

  University of California, Berkeley

 

 Tokyo Institute of Technology Logo  M.Sc.

   Tokyo Institute of Technology

 

Research interests in the lab:

My current project is understanding transcriptional regulation of telomerase in human pluripotent stem cells. 

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Graduate Student Franziska Lorbeer


UC Berkeley Seal   Franziska LorbeerPh.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

 

  PhD Fellow

  Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

 

University of Heidelberg Logo    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)

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Graduate Student Timothy K. Turkalo


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:

(coming soon)

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Graduate Student Sara Seunga Choo 


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  Sara Choo Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

 

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   B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon) 

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Graduate Student Rebecca Bartke 


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    Ph.D. Student in Molecular and Cell BiologyRebecca Bartke

     University of California, Berkeley

  

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. 

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Postdoctoral Associate Shirin Jenkins, Ph.D.


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   Shirin JenkinsPostdoctoral Scholar in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley  

 

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   Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

   University of California, Davis

 

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   B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology    

   University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon)

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Postdoctoral Associate Won-Tae Kim, Ph.D.


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   Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular and Cell Biology

   University of California, Berkeley

 

 Postdoctoral Fellow

                          Siebel Stem Cell Institute

 

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   Ph.D. in Stem Cell Biology and Antibody Development

   Sejong University

 

Sejong University Seal   B.S. in Biology

   Sejong University

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon)

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Visiting Scholar Brendan Finnerty


   M. Sc. in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Stem Cell Science

   Advisor: Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer

   San Francisco State University

 

   Bridges Fellow

   California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

 B.S. in Biology

 University of California, San Diego

 

Research interest in the lab:

Investigating the role of POT1 mutations and how they lead to genomic instability and cancer.

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Visiting Scholar Alejandro Hernandez Sanchez


Alex SanchezM.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology

Advisor: Dirk Hockemeyer

Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg

 

 B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology

Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg

 

Research interest in the lab:

Investigating the role of POT1 mutations and how they lead to genomic instability and cancer.

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Undergraduate Researcher Leslie Chan


UC Berkeley Seal   B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2014 - 2018)Leslie Chan

   University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon)

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Undergraduate Researcher Shannon Wu


UC Berkeley Seal   B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2014 - 2018)Shannon Wu

   University of California, Berkeley

 

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(coming soon)

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Undergraduate Researcher Rachel Trujillo 


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   Rachel TrujilloB.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2015 - 2019)

    University of California, Berkeley

 

Research interests in the lab:

(coming soon)

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Lab Assistant Rayyan Aburajab


UC Berkeley Seal  Rayyan Aburajab B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2015 - 2019)

   University of California, Berkeley

 

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Lab Assistant Justin Lu


UC Berkeley Seal   Justin LuB.S. in Bioengineering (2016 - 2020)

   University of California, Berkeley

 

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Lab Assistant Kimberly Tang


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    B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2016 - 2020)

    University of California, Berkeley

  

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