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)

 

Daniel Ojeda-Juárez, PhD
Post-doctoral Scholar
UC President's Postdoctoral Scholar Award Recipient, 2022

Ph.D. Sanford-Burham Prebys Research Institute

My research focuses on the mechanisms driving neuronal toxicity.

 

Katrin Soldau
Scientific Research Associate

 

Joie Lin, DVM
Post-doctoral Scholar

 

Mahsa Pourhamzeh, PhD
Post-doctoral Scholar

My research focuses on the understanding how the ESCRT pathway functions at the synapse in health and during 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.

 

Kika Funk
UC San Diego undergraduate researcher

 

Garrett Danque
UC San Diego undergraduate researcher

My research focuses on axonal homeostasis during toxic signaling driving prion induced neurodegeneration using neuronal models.

 

Annika Johnson
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

 

Vita Chou
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

 

Jenny Li
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

 

Emily Richards
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

 

Nandini Seth
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

 

Sara Toumi
Student Laboratory Assistant
Undergraduate at UC San Diego

 

Valerie Hsu
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 - Neuroscientist, Genetech
Helen Khuu, BS, MS - Medical school applicant
Joy Chen, BS, MS - Medical school applicant
Julia Callender, PhD - Neuroscientist, Lundbeck
Patricia Aguilar-Calvo, DVM, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama, Birmingham

 

Scientific Research Associates

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

Taylor Winrow, BS
Adela Malik, 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