Professor and Principal Investigator

Daniel A Portnoy
Distinguished Professor
Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Plant & Microbial Biology
UC Berkeley

Current Graduate Students

Graduate Student Researcher
Molecular & Cell Biology

Graduate Student Researcher
Molecular & Cell Biology

Graduate Student Researcher

Current Undergraduates and Others

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Undergraduate Lab Assistant


Neil Fischer


Paul Adamson
Resident Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Karina Almanza
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Kristina A. Archer
Associate Director, AstraZeneca

Zaza Atanelov
MD, Emergency Medicine, Florida

Vicki Auerbuch Stone
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology, UC Santa Cruz

Anna Bakardjiev
Senior Director of Development, Denali Therapeutics, San Francisco

John Beaber
Research and Development Project Manager, Santen, Emeryville, CA

John Berude
Former Graduate Student Researcher

Varaang Bhandula
PhD candidate, Hang lab, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology, Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA

Jacek Bielecki
Professor, University of Warsaw

Mark Borowsky
Chief Information Officer, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Boston, MA

Westyn Branch-Elliman
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Investigator, VA Boston Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research

Thomas Burke
Postdoctoral Fellow, Welch lab, UC Berkeley

Andrew Camilli
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Shannon Chang
Former Undergraduate Researcher

Alfredo Chavez-Arroyo
Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis

Chen Chen
Research Scientist, High Throughput Biology Group, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA

Changyong Cheng
Former Visiting Scholar

Mandy Cheng
Ph.D. student, UCLA

Henry Cheng
Cardiologist at Chattanooga Heart Institute

Luisa Cheng
Research Leader, USDA, Albany, CA

Marissa Chou
Intern, Genentech

Greg Crimmins
CEO and Founder, Scientist, Remedy Plan, Washington, DC

Meg Dahlgren
Software Engineer,, New York

Amy Decatur
formerly of the University of Pennsylvania

Davy Deng
Researcher, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Juliana Durack
Vice-President of Research and Development, Symbiome, San Francisco, CA

Ying Feng
Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Nancy Frietag
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Margaret Gedde
Founder and Owner, Gedde Whole Health

Aimee Geissler
Global Health Security Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ian Glomski
Founder, Vitae Spirits Distillery LLC

Giane Gonzales
Undergraduate, UC Berkeley

Erin Griffin
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Leslie Guereca
Current: Graduate Student, Yale; Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant / PREP Scholar

Andrea Haraga
Former SRA

Jonathan Hardy
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University

Kendall Harrington
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Haley Hautau
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Anat Herskovits
Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Tel Aviv, Israel

Darren Higgins
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Jason Hong
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Qiongying Veronica Huang
Associate Director, Licensing, Lonza

An Huynh
UC Berkeley undergraduate researcher

Georgios Ikonomidis
Clinical Pharmacist, Athens, Greece

Sonya John
Internal Medicine Resident, UCSD Medical Center

Sian Jones
Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Benjamin Kline
Scientific Developer III, Emerald Cloud Lab, So. San Francisco, CA

Maria Krasilnikov
Graduate student, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University

Melanie Lam
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Pete Lauer
Senior Director, Process Development, PACT Pharma, Albany, C

Jess Leber
Head of Business Development, Small Molecule APIs at Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., Arlington, MA

Eric D. Lee
Senior Biological Scientist
US Government Accountability Office

Frank Lee
Clinical Research Technician (Lee lab), UCSF

Laurel L. Lenz
Professor and Director of Immunology Graduate Program, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado, Denver

Sam Light
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Chicago

Emily Lockshaw
Former Graduate Student

Ameryl Loi
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Alex Louie
Scientist, Novome Biotechnologies, South San Francisco

Anastasia Loukitcheva
Postdoctoral Fellow in Late Stage Clinical Science at Genentech

Morgan Lutje
Former Lab Assistant

Darren Ma
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Emanuel Manzo-Casio
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Helene Marquis
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Ramona (Gonzales) McCaffrey
Manager, Clinical Operations at Gossamer Bio, San Diego, CA

Susannah (Susy) McKay
Deputy Director, Office of Scientific Innovation and Integration, Center for Disease Control, Decatur, GA

Jody Melton Witt
Director, Research and Development, Grifols Diagnostic Solutions, Emeryville, CA

Nicole Meyer-Morse
Public Assistance Deputy Director Operations (Compliance); Consolidated Resource Center – West, FEMA, Sacramento, CA

Gabriel Mitchell
Innovation Scholar, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), Emeryville, CA

Sonya Mochegova
Former Graduate Student Researcher

Sina Mohammadi
Research Scientist at Merck Exploratory Science Center, Cambridge

Marlena Moors Westcott
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Kathleen Navas
Research Assistant, Harvard

Brittney Nguyen
Senior Scientist, Talis Biomedical Corporation, Berkeley, CA

Ran Nir-Paz
Associate Professor, Faculty in Infectious Diseases, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem

Lilly Nusratty
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Mary O'Riordan
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor

Bret Peterson
Actym Therapeutics, Inc.

Alex Pollock
Lumen Bioscience, Seattle

Jonathan Portman
Senior Scientist, Vaxess Technologies, Greater Boston, MA

Chris Rae
Associate Director, Internal Programs, Nutcracker Therapeutics, Emeryville, CA CA

Arvind Ramakrishnan
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Kai Rehder
Research Associate, DiscoveRx, Fremont, CA

Michelle Reniere
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Elise Rio
Clinical Consultant, Triage Consulting Group

Rafael Rivera-Lugo
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford

Lijun Rong
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois College of Medicine Cancer Center, Chicago

Alexis Rovner
Co-Founder and CEO, 64-x, Bay Area

Helia Samani
Sarah Stanley's lab, UC Berkeley

Andrea Anaya Sanchez
Former Visiting Scholar

JD Sauer
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Pamela Schnupf
Group Leader, Necker Institute, Paris, France

Daniel Seyedebrahimi
Graduate Polymers Researcher, Polymer Science and Engineering, UMass at Amherst

Jessica Shugart
Science Writer, Alzheimer’s Research Forum, Chico, CA

Justin Skoble
Vice President, Technical Operations, Caribou Biosciences, Berkeley, CA

Gregory Smith
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Northwestern University School of Medicine

Morgan Stokes
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Anusha Subramanian
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Vincent Tam
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine

Eugene Tang
Former Volunteer Researcher/Lab Assistant

Julie Viala
Assistant Professor, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Kristen Virdone
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Jeffrey Wang
Goodarzi lab, UCSF

Nancy Wang
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Aaron Whiteley
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder

Chelsea Witte-Garcia
Intellectual Property Attorney, Wolf Greenfield, Boston, MA

Joshua Woodward
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle

Serena Yoo
Former Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Jason Zemansky
Vice President, Equity Research, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, NY

Yingying Zhang
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, China

Jonathan Zhang
Senior Research Associate, Vir Biotechnology