January 22, 2018

People

 

Join the Team

Christina J. Sigurdson, DVM, PhD
Professor of Pathology
, UC San Diego and UC Davis
Co-Director, Center for Veterinary Sciences and Comparative Medicine

B.S. University of California, Riverside
D.V.M. University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Colorado State University (Mentor: Dr. Edward A. Hoover)
Dipl. American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Mentor: Dr. Adriano Aguzzi)

Patricia Aguilar-Calvo, DVM, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow
Ramon Areces Foundation Fellow

NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award Recipient

D.V.M. Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain)
M.S. in Veterinary Research, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain)
Ph.D. Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain)

My research focuses on the cofactors driving prion assembly and propagation through the central nervous system.


Katrin Soldau
Research Scientist

Julia Callender, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow
NIH K12 Career Development in Glycosciences Program Scholar

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego (Biomedical Sciences-Pharmacology)

My research focuses on the manipulation of PrP glycan structure to understand toxic signaling pathways driving prion-induced neurodegeneration.

Jin Wang, MS
Research Scientist

My research is focused on understanding the mechanism of prion aggregate spread, both intercellularly and intracellularly, and determining how spread differs by strain conformation.

Adela Malik, B.S.
Laboratory Assistant
B.S. University of California, San Diego (General Biology), 2020

I assist researchers with their experiments as well as perform mouse genotyping and overall lab maintenance.

Helen Khuu, BS
BS/MS student in Biology

My research focuses on neuronal synapse and dendrite homeostasis during toxic signaling driving prion induced neurodegeneration.

Joy Chen, BS
BS/MS student in Biology

My research focuses on neuronal synapse and dendrite homeostasis during toxic signaling driving prion induced neurodegeneration.

Kika Funk
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

Mahka Torabi
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

Jessica Tseng
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

Kaylauni Cisneros
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

Alumni Laboratory Members

Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

Timothy Kurt, DVM, PhD - Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research
Cyrus Bett, PhD - Scientist, FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Office of Blood Research and Review
Shivanjali Joshi-Barr, PhD - Solution Scientist, Clarivate Analytics
Patricia Gaffney, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP - Senior Scientist/Pathologist in Disease Investigation, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global
Peter Kobalka, MD - Assistant Professor of Pathology, The Ohio State University
Jessica Lawrence, PhD - Postdoctoral Scientist, Genetech

Scientific Research Associates

Olivia Winson, DVM
Melanie Lucero, BS
Jun Liu, BS
Nazilla Alderson, BS

Undergraduate Researchers

Jaidev Bapat
Carlitos Chen
Mona Farahi, MD
Vy Ton
Bailey Chabot
Danielle Nghiem
Joolie Nguyen
Vi Ngyuen
Shiteng Duan
Lara Crosthwaite
Kelly Jin
Luna Bai
Tom Yang
Jessica Ly
Branden Hui
Vi Nguyen
Linda Ding
Kelsea Ericksen
Ryan Jackson
Loren Lavadia
Joshua Asiaban
Kaige Feng