Accomplished and Stunning Colleagues

Faculty members with an asterisk next to their names are receiving new students in their laboratories for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Faculty

Primary Appointments

Paul Boutros, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA

Interim Vice Dean for Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, Professor

Rita Cantor

Rita Cantor, PhD

FEC Committee Member, Professor Emeritus

Esteban Dell'Angelica

Esteban Dell'Angelica, PhD

Professor, FEC Member/Preclinical Sciences

Guoping Fan

Guoping Fan, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Leonid Kruglyak

Leonid Kruglyak, PhD

Chair, Human Genetics, Professor

Rebecca LeShay Araujo

Rebecca LeShay Araujo, MS, CGC

Assistant Adjunct Professor, MS in Genetic Counseling Program Assistant Director

Chongyuan Luo

Chongyuan Luo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Julian Martinez

Julian Martinez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Stanley Nelson

Stanley Nelson, MD

Professor-in-Residence

Paivi Pajukanta

Paivi Pajukanta, MD, PhD

Professor, Genetics and Genomics Home Area Director

Jeanette Papp

Jeanette Papp, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Karen Reue, PhD

Karen Reue, PhD

Professor

Eric Sobel

Eric Sobel, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Marc Suchard

Marc Suchard, MD, PhD

Professor

Michael Wells

Michael Wells, PhD

Assistant Professor

Yi Yin

Yi Yin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joint Appointments

Valerie Arboleda

Valerie Arboleda, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin, PhD

Professor

Manish Butte

Manish Butte, MD, PhD

Professor

Stephen Cedarbaum

Stephen Cederbaum, MD

Professor Emeritus

Eleazar Eskin

Eleazar Eskin, PhD

Chair, Computational Medicine, Professor

Jonathan Flint

Jonathan Flint, MD

Professor-in-Residence

Brent Fogel

Brent Fogel, MD, PhD

Professor-in-Residence

Nelson Freimer

Nelson Freimer, MD

Professor-in-Residence

Michael Gandal

Michael Gandal, MD, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Nandita Garud

Nandita Garud, PhD

Assistant Professor

Richard Gatti

Richard Gatti, MD

Professor Emeritus

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Precision Medicine & Professor-in-Residence

Michael Gorin

Michael Gorin, MD, PhD

Professor

Wayne Grody

Wayne Grody, MD, PhD

Professor

Eran Halperin

Eran Halperin, PhD

Professor

Deborah Krakow

Deborah Krakow, MD

Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Professor

Kenneth Lange

Kenneth Lange, PhD

Professor

Jingyi Jessica Li

Jingyi Jessica Li, PhD

Professor

Kirk Lohmueller

Kirk Lohmueller, PhD

Professor

Jake Lusis

Jake Lusis, PhD

Professor

Loes Olde Loohuis

Loes Olde Loohuis, PhD

Assistant Professor-in-Residence

Roel Ophoff

Roel Ophoff, PhD

Professor-in-Residence

Christina Palmer

Christina Palmer, MS, PhD, CGC

Professor-in-Residence, MS in Genetic Counseling Program Director

Bogdan Pasaniuc

Bogdan Pasaniuc, PhD

Professor

Matteo Pellegrini

Matteo Pellegrini, PhD

Professor

Harold Pimentel

Harold Pimentel, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joseph Pisegna

Joseph Pisegna, MD

Professor-in-Residence

Jerome Rotter

Jerome Rotter, MD, PhD

Professor-in-Residence

Sriram Sankararaman

Sriram Sankararaman, PhD

Associate Professor

Debora Sobreira

Debora Rodrigues Sobreira, PhD

Assistant Professor

Stephen Young

Stephen Young, MD

Professor

Noah Zaitlen

Noah A Zaitlen, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Students

Genetics and PhD Program

Raag Agrawal

Raag Agrawal

Doctoral Student

Jasmine Amerasekera

Jasmine Amerasekera

Doctoral Student

Cassidy Andrasz

Cassidy Andrasz

Doctoral Student

Toni Boltz

Toni Boltz

Doctoral Student

Leroy Bondhus

Leroy Bondus

Doctoral Student

Christian Corrales

Christian Corrales

Doctoral Student

Alejandro Espinoza

Alejandro Espinoza

Doctoral Student

Kyla Gelev

Kyla Gelev

Doctoral Student

Jennifer Grundman

Jennifer Grundman

Doctoral Student

Chloe Hanson

Chloe Hanson

Doctoral Student

Kevyn Hart

Kevyn Hart

Doctoral Student

Eric Heinrichs

Eric Heinrichs

Doctoral Student

Serina Huang

Serina Huang

Doctoral Student

Samantha Jensen

Samantha Jensen

Doctoral Student

Maris Kamalu

Maris Kamalu

Doctoral Student

Misty Knight

Misty Knight

Doctoral Student

Alexander Kot

Alexander Kot

Doctoral Student

Tony Lee

Tony Lee

Doctoral Student

Isabella Lin

Isabella Lin

Doctoral Student

Michael Margolis

Michael Margolis

Doctoral Student

Aina Martinez i Zurita

Aina Martinez i Zurita

Doctoral Student

Aileen Nava

Aileen Nava

Doctoral Student

Shirley Nieves-Rodriguez

Shirley Nieves-Rodriguez

Doctoral Student

Kenny Qian

Kenny Qian

Doctoral Student

Gregory Rosenberg

Gregory Rosenberg

Doctoral Student

Laila Sathe

Laila Sathe

Doctoral Student

Juliana Shin

Juliana Shin

Doctoral Student

Vrishti Sinha

Vrishti Sinha

Doctoral Student

Brandon Tsai

Brandon Tsai

Doctoral Student

Michael Wasney

Michael Wasney

Doctoral Student

Alexis Weber

Alexis Weber

Doctoral Student

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Ye Leila Yang

Doctoral Student

Nicole Zeltser

Nicole Zeltser

Doctoral Student

 Joshua Zhang

Joshua Zhang

Doctoral Student

Genetic Counseling MS Program

Aljoharah Alaskar

Aljoharah Alaskar

Master's Student

Human Genetics_Brianna Bolanos

Brianna Bolanos

Master's Student

Chauntiera Cook

Chauntiera Cook

Master's Student

Neve Douglas

Neve Douglas

Master's Student

Pedro Fernandes

Pedro Fernandes

Master's Student

Yesenia Gomez

Yesenia Gomez

Master's Student

Opharsh Lail

Opharsh Lail

Master's Student

Bailey Leal

Bailey Leal

Master's Student

Jonathan Lin

Jonathan Lin

Master's Student

Amber Lozano

Amber Lozano, MS

Master's Student

Ileana Matta

Ileana Matta

Master's Student

Marisa Matthews

Marisa Matthews

Master's Student

Shayna Morgan

Shayna Morgan

Master's Student

Maggie Paulich

Maggie Paulich

Master's Student

Jake Plewa

Jake Plewa

Master's Student

Jennifer Rodstein

Jennifer Rodstein

Master's Student

Kathryn Semerau

Kathryn Semerau

Master's Student

Luis Torres

Luis Torres

Master's Student

Chloe Whitten

Chloe Whitten

Master's Student

Eric Yang

Eric Yang

Master's Student

Academic Researchers and Postdoctoral Scholars

Marcus Alvarez

Marcus Alvarez, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

James Boocock

James Boocock, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Giancarlo Bruni

Giancarlo Bruni, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Fan Bu

Fan Bu, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Kevin Chesmore

Kevin Chesmore, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Peter Chovanec,

Peter Chovanec, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Sankha Subhra Das

Sankha Subhra Das, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Karthik Gangavarapu

Karthik Gangavarapu, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Roni Haas

Roni Haas, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Yue Huang

Yue Huang, MD, PhD

Clinical Instructor

Daniel Leighton

Daniel Leighton, PhD

HHMI Employee

Tzitziki Lemus Vergara

Tzitziki Lemus Vergara, PhD

HHMI Employee

Andy Magee

Andy Magee, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Chantle Swichkow

Chantle Swichkow, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Laurent Vergnes

Laurent Vergnes, PhD

Researcher

Carrie Wiese

Carrie Wiese, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stefan Zdraljevic

Stefan Zdraljevic, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Chenghao Trevor Zhu

Chenghao Trevor Zhu, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Administration

Lorraine Hartman

Lorraine Hartman

Student Affairs Officer

Jerome Keh

Jerome Keh

Student Affairs Officer & Academic Personnel and Human Resources Coordinator

Human Genetics - Phillip Kwan

Phil Kwan

Chief Administrative Officer

Human Genetics - Issa Lutfi

Issa Lutfi, MPH

Senior Academic Personnel and Human Resources Coordinator

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Charina McDonald

Fund Manager

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Blanca Ramirez

Administrative Specialist and Event Coordinator

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Kelly Tagami

Assistant to the Chair