Alumni

Graduate Students

Cecille Browne, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 2005-2010. She is currently a Principal Scientist at Biomatrica in La Jolla, CA.

Christopher Del Nagro, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 1999-2005. He is currently a Scientist II at MedImmune in San Francisco, CA.

S. Hart Dengler, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 2002-2009. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at Genentech in San Francisco, CA.

Ravi Kolla, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 2000-2007. He is currently the Director of Business Development at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in La Jolla, CA.

Peishan Lee, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 2010-2016. She is currently a Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles in San Diego, CA.

Amy Anzelon Mills, PhD, JD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 2000-2005. She is currently the Vice President of Intellectual Property at Juno Therapeutics in Seattle, WA.

Dennis C. Otero, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 1996-2001. He is currently an Associate Project Scientist in Michael David’s lab at UC San Diego in La Jolla, CA.

Irene Wu Yau, PhD was a Predoctoral Student in the lab from 2005-2011. She is currently a Health Science Associate at Allergan in Irvine, CA.


Postdoctoral Researchers

Gisele Baracho, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2007-2012. She is currently a Senior Scientist at BD Bioscience in La Jolla, CA.

Shane Bruckner, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2005-2006. He is currently a Staff Scientist at DxTerity Diagnostics in Rancho Dominguez, CA.

Suresh Chintalapati, PhD, MBA was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2005-2012. He is currently the Commercial Operations Manager at Pathway Genomics in San Diego, CA.

Sidne Omori-Fitzpatrick, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Staff Scientist in the lab from 1998-2010.

Melanie Hoefer, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2007-2010.

Olav Jaren, MD, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2006-2008. He is currently a Neurology Physician at IHA Neurology in Ann Arbor, MI.

Julia Jellusova, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab  from 2010-2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany.

David Mills, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2004-2007. He is currently a Scientist II at Arena Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, CA

Derek Ostertag, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2005-2009. He is currently the Department Leader, R&D Diagnostics at Tocagen Inc. in La Jolla, CA.

Ana Miletic-Sedy, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2007-2012. She is currently a Senior Scientist at eBioscience in San Diego, CA.

Lutz Tautz, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Assistant Professor in the lab from 2006-2014. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor in Nicholas Cosford’s lab at SBMRI in La Jolla, CA.

Torkel Vang, MD, PhD was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab from 2007-2008. He is currently a Senior Scientist at Biotechnology Centre of Oslo at the University of Oslo in Norway.