Current Lab Members



Mark Estelle

Principal Investigator
E-mail: mestelle@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego faculty page


Michael Prigge

Lab Manager/Postdoc
E-mail: mprigge@ucsd.edu

BS, Univ. of Minnesota
PhD, Univ. of Oregon

ORCID: 0000-0003-0671-2538


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Meirav Lavy

Post-Doctoral Fellow
E-mail: mlavy@ucsd.edu

BS, Tel Aviv University
PhD, Tel Aviv University



Renhou Wang

Post-Doctoral Fellow
E-mail: rew002@ucsd.edu

BS, Northeast Normal Univ.
MS, Northeast Normal Univ.
PhD, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research



Yi Zhang

Research Associate
E-mail: yiz001@ucsd.edu

BS,China Agricultural University Honors Program in Life Sciences
MS, University of British Columbia



Sibo Tao

PhD Student
E-mail: sitao@ucsd.edu


Rammyani Bagchi

Post-Doctoral Fellow
E-mail: rbagchi@ucsd.edu

PhD, University of North Texas



Mohammad Salehin

Post-Doctoral Fellow
E-mail: msalehin@ucsd.edu

PhD, University of North Texas



Krzysztof Wabnik

Human Frontier Science Program Post-Doctoral Fellow (joint with BioCircuits Institute)

E-mail: kwabnik@ucsd.edu



Yueh-Ju Hou

Post-Doctoral Fellow
E-mail: yuh069@ucsd.edu

PhD, Purdue University



Xiang Wang

MS Student


Wan Shi

Post-Doctoral Fellow (joint with Yanofsky and Bier labs)
E-mail: was001@ucsd.edu

PhD, Washington University



Wenjun Xiao

Visiting PhD Student


Whitnie Szutu

Laboratory Assistant


Yingluo Wang

Student Researcher



not pictured:

Laura Millard

MS Student




Arian Abdi

Laboratory Assistant


Former Lab Members

(Please email Mike with updates)

Stephanie Shain

Cristina Castillejo Mangado

Goh Choe

Kerstin Kirchsteiger

Dior Kelley

Silka Cheng

Bastiaan Bargmann

Brian Han

Colleen Doherty


Eilon Shani


Diana Burkart-Waco


Hong Yu


Katie Greenham

Mon-Ray Shao


Elisabeth Chapman


Luz Irina Calderon Villalobos


Lei Ge


Geraint Parry


Keithanne Mockaitis


Aaron Santner


Masashi Yamada

Sutton Mooney

Former Laboratory Assistants:

Eugene Joeh

Aileen Lee

Nikita Kadakia

Joseph Wong

Priya Patkar

Sumei Mai

Aggi Bialy

Britta Baynes

Kristof Tigyi

Tania Manchenkov

Ina Kim

Former Student researchers:

Diane Le

Paul Chen

Gordon Young

Kelley Ma

April Kuo

Prema Karunanithi

Kellen Na

Christopher Livelo

Bonnie Kim

Jerry Thomas

Huy Diep

Andrew Kimberlin

Former Visitors:

Leor Eshed-Williams
(Visiting Professor)

Vera Hesen
(Visiting MS student)

Mariana Carvalho
(Visiting student)

Sophie (Yang) Chen
(Visiting student)

Vanessa Peterson
(Visiting student)

Xuezheng Wang
(Visiting student)

Terrens Saaki
(Visiting MS student)

Thomas Vain
(Visiting PhD student)

Gioia Lenzoni
(Visiting MS student)

Joanna Akinlosotu
(Visiting student)