Former Postdoctoral Researchers & Present Position

Brian J. Bennett, PhD
Research Leader
Obesity and Metabolism Unit
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
USDA-ARS
430 West Health Sciences Drive
Davis, CA 95616
brian.bennett@ars.usda.gov
Office: (530) 754-4417
Cell: (530) 400-6843

Mete Civelek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Public Health Genomics
Department of Biomedical Engineering
PO Box 80717
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Email: mete@virginia.edu
Phone: 434-243-1669
Website: http://civeleklab.org/

Imran Mungrue, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
LSU Health Sciences Center
Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
1901 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA, 70112
Lab: MEB#5259, (504)-568-2235
Office: MEB#5263, (504)-568-2236
Mobile: (310)-909-6934
Website: http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/pharmacology/mungrue_home.aspx

Elin Org, Ph.D
Senior Research Fellow
Estonian Genome Centre
University of Tartu
Riia 23b, Tartu 51010
Estonia
Email: elin.org@ut.ee
Phone: +372 7374039
Fax: +372 7374060

Brian W. Parks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Nutritional Sciences
1415 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Email: brian.w.parks@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-3445

Xia Yang, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Dept. Integrative Biology and Physiology
UCLA
Email: xyang123@ucla.edu
Phone: 310-206-1812
Website: https://yanglab.ibp.ucla.edu
https://www.ibp.ucla.edu/physcifacultyindiv.php?FacultyKey=11459

Former Doctoral Students & Present Position

  • Karen Reue (PhD, 1985) Professor, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
  • Susan Frank (PhD, 1989) Researcher, Industry
  • David Johnson (PhD, 1989) Professor, Univ. California, Irvine
  • Ali Andalibi (PhD, 1989) Director of Research, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles
  • Alistair Fyfe (PhD, 1994) Cardiologist, Medical City Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Deborah Purcell-Huynh (PhD, 1994) Researcher, Clontech Laboratories, Mountain View, CA
  • Dietrich Machleder (PhD, 1997) Scientist, Roche, Inc., Alameda, CA
  • Carrie Welch (PhD, 1997) Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
  • Jennifer Gu (PhD, 1998) Research Associate, Caltech, CA
  • Brad Aouizerat (PhD, 1998) Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
  • Marie-Luise Brennan (PhD, 1999) Research Associate, Cleveland Research Clinic
  • Hooman Allayee (PhD, 1999) Assistant Professor, Institute of Genetic Medicine, USC
  • Jackie Bodnar (PhD, 2001) Scientist, Beckman Research Institute, Fullerton, CA
  • Zhiming Jiang (PhD, 2001) Scientist, Beckman Research Institute, Fullerton, CA
  • Veronica Colinayo (PhD, 2001) Scientist, Beckman Research Institute, Fullerton, CA
  • Kelly Krass (PhD, 2001) Assistant Professor, Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • Jesus Araujo (PhD, 2004) Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Sonal Sheth (PhD, 2004) Postdoctoral Fellow, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles
  • Anatole Ghazalpour (PhD, 2005) Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Susanna Wang (PhD, 2006) Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Zory Shaposhnik (PhD, 2006) Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Daria Estrada-Smith (PhD, 2006) SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow UNC Chapel Hill
  • Sudheer Doss (PhD, 2006) Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Rebecca Mar-Heyming (PhD, 2006) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
  • Janet Yu (PhD, 2007) Postdoctoral Fellow, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles
  • Jaijam Suwanwela (PhD, 2009) Dentist, Bumrungrad International Hospital,Thailand
  • Casey Romanoski (PhD, 2010) Postdoctoral Fellow, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UCSD
  • Sulin Wu (PhD, 2010) Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Luz Orozco (PhD, 2011) Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology, UCLA
  • Ayca Erbilgin (PhD, 2012) Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Christoph Rau (PhD, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Division of Anesthesiology
  • Jessica Wang (PhD, 2014) Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Medicine/Division of Cardiology, UCLA
  • Milagros Romay (PhD, 2016) Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology, UCLA

Former Master's Students & Present Position

  • Aram Mouzeyan (1997-1999) Internist, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Torrance, CA
  • Ira Lu (1997-2000) Bioinformatics, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Aaron Tward (1997-1999) Medical student, UCSF
  • Tat S. Rithaporn (1998-1999) Department of Pathology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Kum Kum Bhasin, MD (1999-2002) Physician, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Bellflower, CA
  • Tina Pesaran (2000-2002) Masters in Genetic Counseling, California State University, Northridge
  • Nam Che (2001-2002) Staff Research Associate, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • Minori Imura (2003-2005) Scientist, Kyoto University, Japan