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

PhD, University of Oregon
BS, University of Minnesota

Google Scholar


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Carlisle Bascom, Jr.

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

PhD, U Mass Amherst
BS, University of Rhode Island

Google Scholar





Zhaonan Ban

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

PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences





Soeun Han

Post-Doctoral Fellow
E-mail: soh003@ucsd.edu

PhD, POSTECH
BS, Inha University





Shreya Repakula

Laboratory Assistant




Natalie Karadanaian

Laboratory Assistant









Daniella Tu

Student Researcher









Meirav Lavy

(Currently at San Diego City College)

PhD, Tel Aviv University
BS, Tel Aviv University


Former Lab Members

(Please email Mike with updates)

Nicole Do

Sophie Irmak

Maya Ambroziak

Nathan Stutzman

Rammyani Bagchi

Mohammad Salehin

Yueh-Ju Hou

Yi Zhang

Haoyi Yang

Vivian Do

Arian Abdi

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 (pre 2018):

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 (pre 2018):

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)