Ideker Lab and colleagues on Catalina Island (2018 Retreat)

Lab Alumni

The Ideker Laboratory has welcomed many researchers over the years — ranging from undergraduates to research scientists. Below is a list of the lab’s many alumni and where (we think?) they are now. Please submit profile updates to

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Sorted alphabetically by last name.

  • Maya Agarwal, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center

  • Nada Amin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard 

  • Sourav Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor at UC San Francisco

  • Alex Beckett, Undergraduate Student, UC San Diego

  • Andreas Beyer, Professor, University of Cologne

  • Audrey Bogosian, Undergraduate student at UC San Diego 

  • Nam Bui, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Health Care

  • Song Cao, Graduate School 

  • Carlo Vittorio Cannistraci, Group Leader at Technical University of Dresden

  • Hannah Carter, Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics, UC San Diego

  • Anne Carvunis, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburg, School of Medicine

  • Mike Daly, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program

  • Robert DeConde, Acting Instructor at UW Radiology

  • Colleen J. Doherty, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, NC State University

  • Rob DeConde,  Medical School, UC San Diego

  • Stephanie Fan, Program Manager, Computer Vision & Machine Learning, Amazon

  • Merril Gersten, Chief Sci Officer, BioLineRx, Inc.

  • Joris van de Haar, PhD student, Netherlands Cancer Institute

  • Cameron Hines, Emergency Medicine Res Assist Prg, Kern Medical Center

  • Matan Hofree,  Postdoctoral Associate at Broad Institute

  • Justin Huang, Research Investigator in Systems Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Tim Hull, App Programmer/Analyst at University of Michigan

  • Eric Jaehnig, Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine, UCSF

  • Iris (Tongqiu) Jia, Graduate Student at University of Washington, Seattle

  • Tai Kan, Professor at University of Pennsylvania 

  • Manisha Kapasiawala, PhD Student, Princeton (CSBC/PS-ON Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Summer 2018)

  • Michael Kramer, MD, PhD. Physician Scientist program at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Simon Larsen, PhD Research Fellow, University of Southern Denmark

  • Eunjung (Alice) Lee,  Assistant Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

  • Stina Mui Singel, MD PhD, Medical Director at Genentech

  • Jianzhu Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Biochemistry, Purdue University

  • Willy Markuske, San Diego Super Computer Center 

  • Manny Michaca, PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh 

  • Ara Shamim Mollah, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics at WUSTL

  • Dan Pekin, Undergraduate Student, UC Santa Barbara

  • Lily Rajaee, attending medical school  

  • Priti Talwar Ravanan,  Associate Professor, Vellor Institute of Technology

  • Timothy Ravasi, Professor of Marine Sciences at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

  • Sara Brin Rosenthal, PhD, Associate Director of Research, UCSD Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Rintaro Saito, Project Professor at Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University

  • Jisoo Park, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

  • John Paul Y.C. Shen, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Erica Silva, PhD/MD candidate, UC San Diego Medical school 

  • Rohith Srivas, Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, Mike Snyder Laboratory

  • Kai Tan, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa

  • Kevin Thai, Graduate Student at MIT

  • Chris Workman, Professor, Danish Technical University

  • Timothy Yoon, Undergraduate Student, UC San Diego

  • Michael Yu, Research Professor at Toyota Technological Institute

  • Christian Zmasek, Senior Bioinformatics Engineer at J. Craig Venter Institute, Washington University in St. Louis


Sorted alphabetically by last name.

  • Maayan Baron, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Zephyr AI

  • Gordon Bean, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumnia

  • Menzies Chen,  Senior Product Manager, Clinical Informatics at Illumina

  • Michel Choueiri, Oncologist and founder of Cancerdocs

  • Han-Yu Chuang, Director, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at Roche

  • Wilbert Copeland, Scientist at Celgene

  • Janusz Dutkowski, Founder and CEO, Data4Cure

  • Dorothea Emig, Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina

  • Luke Fassino, Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Cole Fassino, Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Ana Luisa Flores-Bojorquez, Pfizer

  • Aaron Gary, Bioinformatics Engineer

  • Roza Ghamari, Software Engineer, Senior at Trifacta

  • Andrew Gross, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina

  • Gregory Hannum, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Synthetic Genomics

  • Brian Hsu, Co-founder of Canteen

  • Philipp Jaeger, Principal Scientist / Laborleiter at Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Mitra Koyel, Pfizer, Inc. 

  • Jason F. Kreisberg, PhD, Director of Science at Zephyr AI

  • Dwight Kuo, Staff Scientist, Mendel Biotechnology

  • Ryan Kelley,  Associate Director Bioinformatics at Illumina

  • Craig Mak, Director of Strategy, Arbor Biotechnologies 

  • Adriana Pitea, 

  • Sanath Ramesh, Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services

  • Johannes Ruscheinski, Google

  • Vladimir Rynkov

  • Eric Sage, Production Engineer, Facebook

  • Ariel Schwartz, Director, Computational Biology at Synthetic Genomics

  • Brett Settle, Programmer, Google

  • Taylor Sittler,  Co-Founder, Color Genomics. Adjunct Prof., UCSF

  • Dylan Skola, Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina

  • Mike Smoot, Principal Software Engineer at Synthetic Genomics

  • Silpa Suthram, Senior Scientist, Immuno Oncology Translational Bioinformatics at Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Hidenori Tanaka (Visiting Scholar) Toyota CR&D Laboratories, Inc., Genome Engineering Program

  • Tina Wang, PhD, Scientist, Neuroscience Biomarkers at Janssen Pharmaceutical

  • Huwate (Kwat) Yeerna, Founder & CEO at Guardiome

  • Fan Zhang, Scientist at Illumina

  • Wei Zhang, PhD, Senior Scientist, Informatics and Predictive Sciences at Bristol-Myers Squibb


Sorted alphabetically by last name.

In Memoriam

  • Dr. Ki-Young Lee (Assistant Professor, Ajou University, Korea)