People

Principal Investigator

Plath_8938Kathrin Plath

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Manager

Robin Mckee

Robin has been the Lab Manager for the Plath lab since its beginning in 2006.  She assists on multiple projects in the lab and makes sure the lab is running smoothly.

 

 

 

Lab Technician

Maira Quijano

Maira works as support staff for the lab and has been with us since 2006.

 

 

 

 

Assistant Project Scientist

Yolanda Markaki

Undergraduate: University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC), UK

Graduate: FORTH Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), Greece

Post-Doctoral Research: Centre of Advanced Light Microscopy, LMU, Germany

 

Post Doctoral Fellows

Thomas Allison

Undergraduate: University of Liverpool, UK

Graduate: University of Sheffield, UK

Konstantinos Chronis

Undergraduate: University of Edinburgh, Bsc. (Hons) Genetics

Graduate: Msc., University of Edinburgh;  Ph.D., Kings College London

 

 

Iris Dror

Undergraduate: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Graduate: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

 

 

Justin Langerman

Undergraduate: UCLA

Graduate: UCLA

Amy Pandya-Jones

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Graduate: UCLA

 

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Assistant

kady Kady Alabastro

Kady is the administrative assistant to Dr. Plath

 

 

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Graduate Students

Anthony Chau

Undergraduate: B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jarrett Miller

Undergraduate: B.S. Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin

 

 

 

Shan Sabri

Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago

Graduate: Msc., Johns Hopkins University

 

 

Anna Sahakyan

Undergraduate: UCLA, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

 

 

 

Shawn Tan

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science and Molecular & Cellular Biology

 

 

 

Undergraduates

Kent Le

Kent is a senior majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology.

Paula Petrella

Undergraduate: BFA, New York University

Pre-Med/Science Certificate from UCLA Extension

 

 

Ivy Pham

Ivy is a senior majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and has been with the Plath lab since March 2016.

 

Yi-Yun Ho

Yi-Yun is a junior majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, and has been with the Plath lab since November 2016.

Artne Nguyen

Artne is majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and has been with Plath Lab since May 2017.

 

 

 

Volunteers

Jordan Strasser

Jordan is a junior at Calabassas High School and plans to major in Bioengineering.

 

Alumni

Yihao Yang

Yihao was an undergraduate student in the Plath lab until June 2017. He is now attending graduate school at Rockefeller in New York.

Aracely Diaz

Aracely was the administrative support to Dr. Plath

Martina Roos

Martina was a post doc in our lab from 2015-2017 and is now an Adjunct Professor in the Chute lab here at UCLA

Xu Qian

Xu was a volunteer in the Plath lab and is currently doing her residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Keziah Tan

Keziah was an undergraduate student in the Plath lab until August 2016.

Elena Korsakova

Elena was a Master’s student in the Plath Lab and is now a Ph.D. student at UCLA in the MBI program.

Stefan Butz

Stefan was a Master’s student in the Plath Lab until May 2016. He is attending the University of Regensburg.

Victoria Li

Victoria was an undergraduate student in the Plath Lab majoring in Biochemistry.

Giancarlo Bonora

Giancarlo was a graduate student in the Plath Lab. He defended his PhD in 2015 and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Genome Sciences Department, University of Washington, in the Noble Lab.

Bernadett Papp

Bernadett was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Plath Lab until October 2015. She has accepted a Senior Research position at USC.

Vincent Pasque

Vincent was a Postdoctoral Student in the Plath Lab until October 2015. He has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Leuven.

Jacques Serizay

Jacques was a Master’s student in the Plath Lab until August 2015.

Walter Mancia

Walter was an undergraduate in the Plath Lab until June 2015. He is completing his PhD at UCSF.

Molly Uyeda

Molly was an undergraduate in the Plath Lab until 2015. She is completing her PhD at Stanford University.

Mark Chin

Mark was a postdoc in the Plath Lab from 2007-2012. He has moved on to become a Research Associate at Amgen.

Matthew Denholtz

Matthew was a graduate student in the lab. He defended his PhD in 2013 and has moved on for a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego, in the Murre Lab.

Anu Dimashkie

Anu was a masters student in the Plath lab from 2012-2013 and is now a Research Associate at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.

Shahrad Hakim

Shahrad was an undergraduate student working in the lab from 2009-2011. He is currently a  medical student at Tufts Medical School in Boston.

Ritchie Ho

Ritchie completed his graduate studies in 2014 and is currently a postdoc at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Clive Svendsen’s lab.

Edward Kuoy

Edward was an undergraduate student (2007-2008) and later a technician (2010-2011) in the lab. He recently completed his medical training and is currently in a Radiology Resident at UC Irvine’s Medical School.

Celine Marban

Celine joined the Plath lab in 2007 and has moved on to become an Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg in France.

Mike Mason

Mike completed his graduate studies in the lab in 2010 and is now a Research Associate in Damien Chaussabel’s lab at the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle.

Alissa Minkovsky

Alissa completed her graduate studies in the lab in 2012 and is continuing her medical training as an MSTP student at UCLA.

Sanjeet Patel

Sanjeet was a PhD student in our lab and completed his PhD in 2014.  He is now completing his residency in the Department of Surgery here at UCLA.

Ryan Schmidt

Ryan completed his graduate studies in 2012, then finished his medical training at UCLA as part of the MSTP training, and now is a Pathology Resident at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Nadia Sellami

Nadia completed her graduate studies in 2013 and has moved on to work for DeciBio, a market research and strategy consulting firm in Los Angeles.

Jan Smogorzewski

Jan is a medical student at UCLA and was working with Sanjeet Patel between 2012-2013.

Rupa Sridharan

Rupa was a postdoc in the Plath lab from 2006-2011. She has moved on to become an Assistant Professor at the University of Madison, Wisconsin.

Jason Tchieu

Jason was a graduate student in the lab and left in 2011. He is now completing his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Lorenz Studer at the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center in NYC.

Sacha Finn

Sacha worked as a high school student (Marlborough High School, Los Angeles) in our lab between 2008-2010. She was supervised by Bernadett Papp.

Jess Jackoway

Jess worked as a high school student (Milken Community High School, Los Angeles) in our lab between 2012-2014. He was supervised by Sanjeet Patel.

Elysse Rankin-Gee

Elysse worked as undergraduate student in our lab (2011-2012), on a project with Alissa Minkovsky.