Principal Investigator

Lab manager

  • Jacqueline Kudolo (kinglab at

Senior Scientist

  • Monika Sigg


  • David Booth: Gene regulation during rosette development in S. rosetta
  • Thibaut Brunet: Origin of animal cell contractility

Graduate students

  • Kayley Hake: A stable association between choanoflagellates and bacteria in Mono Lake
  • Ben Larson: Physical constraints shaping the emergence of multicellularity
  • Tess Linden: TBD
  • Laura Wetzel: The genetic basis of rosette development in S. rosetta
  • Arielle Woznica: Bacterial regulation of multicellular development in the choanoflagellate S. rosetta
  • Ella Waters: The origin of the metazoan innate immune response to bacteria

Lab staff

  • Hannah Helzinga (laboratory assistant)


Lab Alumni

  • Rosie Alegado (Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii)
  • Jenice Arevelo (Masters student in Genetic Counseling, UC Irvine)
  • Vika Betin (Graduate student, Harvard MCB)
  • Emina Begovic (Project manager, SPARTA project, University of Colorado-Boulder)
  • Candace Britton (Graduate student, UCSF)
  • Pawel Burkhardt [Fellow (equivalent of Asst. Prof.) of the Marine Biological Association, UK]
  • Daniel Chan (Medical student, University of Toronto)
  • Mark Dayel (Architect at Theranos)
  • Nicolas Derr (Research Assistant, Amacher lab, Ohio State University)
  • Stephen Fairclough (Data Scientist, Guardant Health)
  • Parinaz Fozouni (MD/PhD program at UCSF)
  • Blake Geppert (Opthalmic technician)
  • Allie Greaney (Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program, National Institutes of Health)
  • Sherri Huang (MD/PhD student, Indiana University)
  • Ryan Hulett (Graduate student, Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University)
  • Kord Kober (Graduate student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz)
  • Tracy LaGrassa (Intellectual Property Legal Intern at Jones Day, NY and Fordham Law School student)
  • Jess Lyons (Graduate student, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley)
  • Jen Halbleib (Law School Student, Stanford University)
  • Tera Levin (Post-doc with Prof. Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • Conor McClune (Graduate student, MIT)
  • Heather Middleton
  • Andrea Morris (Graduate student, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, U of Michigan)
  • Jeremy Mosher (Enzymology Research Associate at Pacific Biosciences)
  • Sruthi Mantri
  • Sumaiya Mubarack (Undergraduate, UC Berkeley)
  • Scott Nichols (Assistant Professor, University of Denver)
  • KC Payne (Undergraduate, UC Berkeley)
  • Daniel Richter (Post-doc, Station Biologique de Roscoff)
  • Brock Roberts (Graduate student, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley)
  • Kai Zhang (Undergraduate, University of Utah)
  • Rachel Ross (Undergraduate, UC Berkeley)
  • Jerry Scheidt (retired)
  • Tara Sulur (Teacher with Teach for America)
  • Alison Sweeney (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Physics and Astronomy)
  • Danny Wells (Data Science Immersive Fellow)
  • Jody Westbrook (Scientist, Invitae)
  • Susan Young (Science Writer, MIT Tech Review)
  • Rick Zuzow (Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University)