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Yong Lei , Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2019
Education: Ph.D. - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Project: Targeted epigenomic editing in vivo
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Yung-Hsin Huang , Ph.D.

Position: Graduate student, Developmental Biology Program, 2014 - 2019
Education: B.S. - National Taiwan University
Project: The role of DNMT3A in gene regulation and multiple diseases
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, lab of Howard Chang, Stanford

Joanne Hsu, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate student, Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine, 2016 - 2019
Education: B.S. - University of Washington
Project: The role of PPM1D in clonal hematopoiesis and therapy-related myeloid neoplasms
Position after leaving the lab: M.D. student at Baylor College of Medicine

Michael Gundry, Ph.D.

Position: M.D./Ph.D. student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2015 - 2018
Education: B.S. - University of California San Diego
Project: The roles of DNMT3A and NPM1 in leukemogenesis
Position after leaving the lab: M.D. student at Baylor College of Medicine

Yayun (Wendy) Zheng

Position: Sr. Research Assistant, 1999 - 2018
Position after leaving the lab: retired

Lorenzo Brunetti, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015 - 2018
Education: M.D. from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, and Ph.D. from Università degli Studi di Perugia
Project: The role of DNMT3A in clonal and malignant hematopoiesis
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Xiaotian Zhang, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2011 - 2016
Education: B.S. - Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Project: Cooperation of DNA Methylation Regulators in Leukemogenesis
Position after leaving the lab: Van Andel Research Fellow, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

Allison Rosen

Position: Research Assistant/Lab Manager, 2005 - 2016
Education: B.S. - Texas A&M, M.S. - Sam Houston State University
Position after leaving the lab: Project Coord, Baylor College of Medicine

Allison Mayle, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2010 - 2015
Education: B.S. - Michigan State University, 2009
Project: DNMT3A and DNMT3B in hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and malignancy
Position after leaving the lab: Postdoctoral Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering (Lowe Lab)

Sean Cullen, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: M.D./Ph.D. student, Developmental Biology Program, 2011 - 2015
Education: B.S. - University of Notre Dame
Project: The role of DNMT3A and TET1 in maintaining DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells
Position after leaving the lab: Pediatrics Resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital

Liubin Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: M.D./Ph.D. student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2011 - 2014
Education: B.S. - Yale University, 2008
Project: Role of DNMT3A in leukemogenesis and DNA methylation in a murine model of leukemia
Position after leaving the lab: Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

Min Luo, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2014
Education: PhD from National University of Singapore
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell aging and non-coding RNAs 
Position after leaving the lab: Chief Technology Officer at Bio-Gene Technology Co, Ltd. in Guangzhou China

Olive Eckstein, M.D.

Position: Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2012 – 2014
Education: M.D. 
Project: Molecular basis of leukemia
Position after leaving the lab:  Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Katherine King, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2008-2013
Education: M.D./Ph.D. Washington University 2003
Project: Inflammatory regulation of hematopoietic stem cells
Position after leaving the lab: Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine

Grant Challen, Ph.D.

Position: Instructor, 2006 - 2012
Education Ph.D. - 2006 - University of Queensland 
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell subtypes, role of Dnmt3a in hematopoiesis
Position after leaving the lab: Associate Professor in Hematology, Washington University, St. Louis

Aysegui Verim Ergen, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate student, Developmental Biology Program, 2007 - 2012
Education: B.Sc. – Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004
M.S. – Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006 
Project: Aging in HSCs 
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, lab of Andre Nussenzweig, National Institutes of Health

Fabian Zohren, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow , 2009 - 2012
Education: M.D. - Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2004 
Project: Lyl1 in T cell development
Position after leaving the lab: Associate Medical Director, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

Maria Rosaria Imperato

Position: Predoctoral Fellow, 2010 - 2012
Education: B. Sc. 2005, M. Sc. 2007, University of Naples "Federico II," Italy
Project: HSCs and cancer
Position after leaving the lab: Research Associate, The University of Manchester, UK

Karen Lin, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, 2003 - 2011
Education: B.S. – National Taiwan University, 2000
PhD -- Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
Project: Identification of molecules regulating hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal 
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

George Souroullas, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2005 - 2011
Education: B.A. – Ohio Wesleyan University, 2004
PhD -- Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
Project: Transcription factors involved in hematopoietic stem cell regulation 
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, Sharpless lab, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chris Benton, M.D.

Position: MeRIT Scholars Program , 2007 - 2010
Education: M.D. – Baylor College of Medicine, 2005
Project: Transcription factors involved in HSC regulation 
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Olga Sirin, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate Student, 2004 - 2010
Education: B.S./M.S. – Umea University, Sweden, 2000 
Project: Regulation of HSC quiescence 
Position after leaving the lab: Clinical Trials Coordinator, Theradex, Europe

George Lukov, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Associate, 2005 - 2010
Education: M.D. - Higher Medical Institute - Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1997
Ph.D. - Brigham Young University, 2005 
Project: Leukemia promoting role of bHLH transcription factors 
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University, Honolulu, HI

Rui (Mary) Mao

Position: Undergraduate intern, 2007 - 2010
Education: current undergraduate student at Rice University 
Project: Hepatocyte regeneration via hematopoietic cells 
Position after leaving the lab: Medical student at UT Southwestern

Shi-Hua Wu

Position: Undergraduate intern, 2009 - 2010
Project: Regulation of HSC proliferative response 
Position after leaving the lab: Medical Student at UT Houston School of Medicine

Corinne Sonnet, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005 - 2009 
Project: Skeletal muscle regeneration via cell therapy 
Position after Leaving Lab: Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine

Nathan Boles, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate Student, CMB program, 2004 - 2010
Education: B.S. – University of South Alabama, 2003
Project: Discovering the intricacies of the hematopoietic stem cell niche 
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor, New York Neural Stem Cell Institute

Megan Tierney, Ph.D.

Position: M.D./Ph.D. Student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2006 - 2009
Education: B.A. – Rice University, 2003 
Project: Regulation of HSC differentiation and proliferative response
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Diego Vieyra, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003 - 2009 
Project: Human stem cells in hematopoietic development and cell therapy 
Position after Leaving Lab: Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Santa Monica CA

Lara Rossi, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006 - 2009 
Project: Lineage specification of HSC 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy

Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2005 - 2009 
Project: Chromatin modification in hematopoietic stem cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

Alice Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor, Pathology, 2005 - 2009 
Project: Molecular analysis of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation 
Position after Leaving Lab: Medical Director, Molecular Pathology Section, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Associate Medical Director, Blood Donor Program St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine

Andrew Sharabi, Ph.D.

Position: M.D./Ph.D. Student, Department of Immunology, 2007 - 2008 
Project: Transcription factor regulation in progenitor populations / immune development 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor & Physician Scientist, Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Mehveen Merchant

Position: Project intern, 2005 - 2008 
Project: Histology of the hematopoietic stem cell niche 
Position after Leaving Lab: UT Southwestern medical student

Van Kumar

Position: Project intern, 2007 - 2008 
Project: Regulation of HSC differentiation 
Position after Leaving Lab: Undergraduate student at Rice University

Stuart Chambers, Ph.D.

Position: Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002 - 2008 
Project: Expression profiling and molecular analysis of hematopoietic stem cell aging 
Position after Leaving Lab: Research Scientist, Neurona Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA.

David Weksberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: M.D./Ph.D. Student, Molecular and Human Genetics, 2004 - 2007 
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell proliferation 
Position after Leaving Lab: Radiation-Oncologist at Pinnacle Health Cancer Care, Harrisburg, PA

Luis Franco, M.D.

Position: Internal Medicine Resident, 2006 - 2007 
Project: siRNA knockdown in HSC 
Position after Leaving Lab: Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

Leslie Fogel

Position: Project Intern, 2005- 2007 
Project: Signalling in HSC 
Position after Leaving Lab: M.D. / Ph.D. Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Max Yankelevich, M.D.

Position: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow, 2004- 2006 
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell niche interaction; gene expression of human hematopoietic stem cells and leukemias

Soichiro Fujiyama, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003 - 2005 
Project: Cardiomyocyte differentiation from stem cells (Hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow stem cells, and human embryonic stem cells) 
Position after Leaving Lab: Internal Medicine, Tsurumiryokuchi Hospital, Japan

Emmanuel Volanakis, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 2004 – 2005 
Project: Differential isoform expression in HSC 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Akil Merchant, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 2002 – 2005 
Project: Genetic expression of SP cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Hematology–Oncology Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Regina Koshy

Position: Lab manager / technician, 2004 - 2005 
Position after Leaving Lab: Medical School, UT Southwestern, Dallas

Andy McCooey

Position: Undergraduate researcher, 2003 - 2005 
Project: Jack-of-all-HSC trades 
Position after Leaving Lab: Investment banker

Teresa Venezia Bowman

Position: Graduate student, 2000 – 2005 
Thesis: Deciphering the genetic complexity of hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and proliferation 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Steven Bradfute

Position: Graduate student, 2000 – 2005 
Thesis: Adenoviral-mediated gene expression to study hematopoietic stem cell function 
Position after Leaving Lab: Instructor, Molecular Genetics Microbiology Department, University of New Mexico

Kathyjo Jackson, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 1998 – 2005 
Project: Stem cell plasticity 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Fernando Camargo

Position: Graduate student, 2001 – 2004 
Thesis: The proliferation and development potentials of hematopoietic stem cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Rahshaana Green

Position: Lab manager / Technician, 2001 – 2004 
Position after Leaving Lab: MBA program, UT Austin

Giordano Bianchi, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 2002 – 2004 
Project: Genetic expression of SP cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Returned to Italy

Daniela Oliveira, Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 2002 – 2004 
Project: Stem cell gene knock-down with siRNA 
Position after Leaving Lab: Instructor, Hospital Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Shannon McKinney-Freeman

Position: Graduate student, 1999 – 2003 
Thesis: Characterization of skeletal muscle-derived hematopoietic stem cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor at St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Carlos Ramos, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 2000 – 2003 
Project: Gene expression in single hematopoietic stem cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology, BCM

Kevin Norwood, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 2000 – 2003 
Project: Drug transporters in AML stem cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, Bon Secours St, Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, VA

Gerald Wulf, M.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 1999 – 2001 
Project: Liver SP cells and stem cells in AML 
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology & Oncology, University of Goettingen, Germany

Hongyu Wang. M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, 1997 – 2001 
Project: Multi-drug transporters in hematopoietic stem cells 
Position after Leaving Lab: Research associate, Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine