Lab Members



Principle Investigator


 

Xing Dai, PhD
Principle Investigator
xidai@uci.edu

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Hobbies: Singing & Tai Chi
Favorite Food: Hot Foods & Tea

 

 

 

 


Staff Scientists


 

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Peng Sun, PhD
Assistant Specialist
psun2@uci.edu

Hometown: Beijing, China
Hobbies: Playing Tennis
Favorite Food: Dumplings

 

 


Postdoctoral Scholars


unnamed-1Yingying Han, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
yingyh1@uci.edu

Hometown: Heilongjiang, China
Hobbies: Going to Museums and the Beach
Favorite Food: Seafood in General & White Rice

 

 

 

 


Graduate Students


Morgan Dragan
PhD Candidate
mdragan@uci.edu

Hometown: Themyscira
Hobbies: Sports & Crafts
Favorite Food: I like salad

 

 

 

 

Guadalupe Gutierrez
MS Student
guadag7@uci.edu

Hometown: Mos Eisley, Tatooine
Hobbies: Fishing, Guns & Eating
Favorite Food: Free Food

 

 

 

 

Remy Vu
PhD Student
NSF GRFP Fellow
vu.remy@uci.edu

Hometown: Hawkins, Indiana
Hobbies: Disney and Archery
Favorite Food: Ice Cream, Noodles & Eggos

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Chen
Visiting Graduate Student
zeyuc16@uci.edu

Hometown: Fujian, China
Hobbies: Swimming
Favorite Food: Ribs

 

 

 

 

 

 


Visiting Scientists


 

 

Kazuhide Watanabe
Visiting Scientist
kazuhide.watanabe@riken.jp

Hometown: Tochigi, Japan
Hobbies: Rock Climbing
Favorite Food: Ramen

 

 


Former Lab Members


 

Anh Pham
Current Position: UCLA Dental School

Melissa Ann McNeil, M.S.
Current Position – New Mother!

Daniel Haensel, PhD
Current Position: Postdoc
Stanford – Oro Lab

Xianghui Ma, PhD
Current Position: Postdoc
University of Pennsylvania – Hamilton Lab

Alvaro Villareal-Ponce, PhD
Current Position: Postdoc
New York University

Magid Fallahi, PhD

Megan Afetian
Current Poistion – Scientist
Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Parama Dey, PhD
Earned PhD in 2012
University of Nebraska Medical Center