Lab members




Scott Atwood, PhD

Principal Investigator
satwood@uci.edu









Rachel Chow

Graduate Student
rychow@uci.edu








Emmanuel Dollinger

Graduate Student
Co-mentor with Qing Nie
edolling@uci.edu
NIH NIBIB Training Grant






Tuyen Nguyen

Graduate Student
tuyentn@uci.edu
GAANN Fellow
NSF GRFP
Susan V. Bryant Graduate
   Fellowship Award
Allergan Foundation Graduate
   Award




Adam Stabell

Graduate Student
astabell@uci.edu
GAANN Fellow
ASCB Travel Award







Eric Tarapore

Graduate Student
etarapor@uci.edu
GAANN Fellow
ASCB Travel Award








Kirsten Wong

Graduate Student
kirstenw@uci.edu









Manjot Dhaliwal

Undergraduate Student
mjdhaliw@uci.edu









Alexa Dizon

Undergraduate Student
apdizon@uci.edu









Gurleen Kaur

Undergraduate Student
gurlek2@uci.edu









Grace Lee

Undergraduate Student
leege3@uci.edu
UROP Fellow



Scott received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from University of Oregon where he studied how cell polarity influenced cell fate in fly neural stem cells. He continued his training at Stanford University where he investigated basal cell carcinoma and the evolution of drug resistance. He is currently exploring cell fate decisions in skin stem cells and cancer.
Publications





Rachel received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Dominican University of California and M.S. in Cell Biology and Cancer Research from Albany Medical College where she studied PKC-epsilon regulation in phagocytosis. She is currently defining oncogenic aPKC regulation in skin cancer.
Publications





Emmanuel received his B.A. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from Boston University. He later worked at Novartis where he helped with formulation development and pharmaceutical compound analysis. He is currently modeling immune-tumor interactions.
Publications






Tuyen received her B.S. in Developmental and Cell Biology from UC Irvine where she studied the retinoic acid receptor in vertebrate axial elongation. She is currently exploring mechanisms of drug resistance in basal cell carcinoma.
Publications







Adam received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from SUNY at Albany where he studied retinoic acid receptor signaling in salivary gland regeneration. He is currently exploring epithelial stem cell function.
Publications







Eric received his B.S. in Developmental and Cell Biology from UC Irvine where he studied TGF-beta signaling in Drosophila energy metabolism. He is currently exploring the phospho-regulation of zinc finger transcription factors.
Publications







Kirsten received her B.S. in Pharmacology from UC Santa Barbara where she studied anastasis in cancer cells. She is currently exploring mechanisms driving tumor regression.
Publications








Jerald Lim

Undergraduate Student
jflim@uci.edu
UROP and SURP Fellow








Daniel Luy

Undergraduate Student
dluy@uci.edu









Rubina Rafi

Undergraduate Student
rfrafi@uci.edu









David Young

Undergraduate Student
youngdj1@uci.edu



Alumni

Postdoctoral Research Scholars
Michael Drummond, PhD; Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Zymo Research

Graduate Students
Kerrigan Blake, NIH NIBIB training grant

Master's Students
Garima Naswa; Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte
Paige Radtke; University of Colorado Law School Student
Lilian Wang

Undergraduate Students
Baina Barouni, UROP Fellow; Western University Medical School Student
Tejasvi Bhyravabhotla, UROP Fellow; Data Curator, Fauna Bio
Daniel Cedeno, MBRS-IMSD and MARC Scholar; NYU Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Student
Peggy Chen, UROP Fellow; University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni Dental School Graduate
Shaun Cruz; Chapman University MMS Physician Assistant Studies Program Student
Haley De Ocampo
Daniel Giap
Ivan He, UROP Fellow
"Albert" Ung Seop Jeon, UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research
Vama Jhumkhawala, UROP Fellow; Columbia University Master of Public Health Program Student
Kendall Kearns, UROP Fellow; Staff Research Assistant, UCSF
Hongson Lau; UCLA School of Dentistry Student
Michelle Lee, UROP Fellow
Taylor Levee, SURP Fellow; Mayo Clinic Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student
Katherine Mojica, UROP Fellow; Keck Graduate Institute Master’s Student
Nikita Rao, UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research; Drexel University College of Medicine Master’s Graduate; Florida Atlantic University Medical School Student
Kristeen Shamas
Stella Shamas, SURP and UROP Fellow
Kevin Tan, SURP and UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research; University of Illinois College of Medicine Medical Student
Ledia Tarabey, SURP and UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research; Research Associate, Pathnostics
Bao That, UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research
Yvonne Tran, UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research; Cell Therapy Specialist, Kite Pharma
Ariana Valencia; Immunohistochemistry Technician, Navigate BioPharma
Tanin Zadeh, UROP Fellow and Excellence in Research; Western University of Health Sciences Master’s Student
Allan Zevelev; Research Associate, UCLA