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

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Meirav Lavy

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

BS, Tel Aviv University
PhD, Tel Aviv University





Yi Zhang

Research Associate
E-mail: yiz001@ucsd.edu

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





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





Yueh-Ju Hou

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

PhD, Purdue University





Carlisle Bascom, Jr.

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

BS, University of Rhode Island
PhD, U Mass Amherst

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Arian Abdi

Laboratory Assistant




Vivian Do

Laboratory Assistant




Sophie Irmak

Laboratory Assistant




Nicole Do

Laboratory Assistant




Haoyi Yang

Undergraduate Researcher




Maya Ambroziak

Undergraduate Researcher

Former Lab Members

(Please email Mike with updates)

Whitnie Szutu

Laura Millard

Renhou Wang

Xiang Wang

Krzysztof Wabnik

Wan Shi

Sibo Tao

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:

Yingluo Wang

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:

Wenjun Xiang
(Visiting PhD student)

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)