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. Please submit profile updates to idekeradmin@ucsd.edu. Visit the People page to view our current lab members.

Academia

Sorted alphabetically by last name.

  • Maya Agarwal, Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center
  • Nada Amin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard 
  • Sourav Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor at UC San Francisco
  • Gordon Bean, Associate Professor at Brigham Young University
  • Alex Beckett, Undergraduate Student, UC San Diego
  • Andreas Beyer, Professor, University of Cologne
  • Ciara Black, Student at Trinity College Dublin
  • Andreas Beyer, Professor, University of Cologne
  • Audrey Bogosian, Incoming Medical Student – Fall 2024
  • Nam Bui, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Health Care
  • Carlo Vittorio Cannistraci, Chair Professor at Tsinghua University 
  • Hannah Carter, Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics at UC San Diego
  • Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburg, School of Medicine
  • Colleen Doherty, Associate Professor of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at North Carolina State University
  • Mitchell Flagg, Internal Medicine Resident at Kaiser Permanente
  • Stephanie Fan, Program Manager, Computer Vision & Machine Learning, Amazon
  • Xiao Guo, PhD Biomedical Engineering Student at Duke University
  • Joris van de Haar, PhD, Internal Medicine Resident at Meander Medisch Centrum
  • Matan Hofree,  Postdoctoral Associate at Broad Institute
  • Eric Jaehnig, Staff Scientist at Baylor College of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco
  • Iris (Tongqiu) Jia, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington
  • Tan Kan, Professor at University of Pennsylvania
  • Manisha Kapasiawala, PhD, Student at Princeton 
  • Michael KramerHematology-Oncology Fellowship at University in St. Louis
  • Eunjung (“Alice”) Lee, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School
  • John Lee, Staff Research Associate at Ideker Lab
  • Rob Loughnan, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California San Diego
  • Jianzhu MaAssistant Professor at Purdue University
  • Willy Markuske, NRNB Cluster Support, San Diego Super Computer Center
  • Manuel (“Manny”) Michaca, Medical Student and Graduate Student Researcher at Nicotra Lab
  • Mike Daly, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Shamim Ara Mollah, Assistant Professor at Washington University 
  • Yue Qin, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center, Fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
  • Lily Rajaee, M2, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Timothy Ravasi, Tenured Full Professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University 
  • Sara Brin Rosenthal, PhD, Associate Director for Research at UC San Diego Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Rintaro Saito, Project Professor at Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
  • John Paul (“JP”) Shen, MD, Assist. Professor at Anderson Cancer Center (LAB LINK)
  • Erica Silva, Medical Student at University of California San Diego
  • Vikram Sirupurapu, PhD student at University of California San Diego
  • Vignesh Sivaganesh, MS3 at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rohith SrivasSenior Scientist at 23andMe 
  • Priti Talwar Ravanan, Professor at Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Kai Tan, Professor at University of Pennsylvania
  • Chris Workman, Professor, at the Danish Technical University
  • Michael YuResearch Professor at Toyota Technological Institute
  • Christian Zmasek, Senior Bioinformatics Engineer at J. Craig Venter Institute, Washington University

Industry

Sorted alphabetically by last name.

  • Ted Alejandre, Sr Mgr, Commercial Analyrics, Pacira BioSciences, Inc.
  • Likitha Aradhyula, Founder, Triton Brain Injury Network
  • Maayan Baron, Phd, Senior Research Scientist at Zephyr AI
  • Gordon Bean, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumnia
  • Ana Luisa Bojorquez-Flores, Scientist at Odyssey Therepeutics, Inc.
  • Song Cao, AI Consultant, Zhongbo Cloud Computing Technology Inc. ·
  • Daniel (“Dan”) Carlin, Phd, UC San Diego, Assistant Project Scientist
  • Justin Catalana, Founder of Fort Point Beer Company and Mill Valley Beerworks
  • Michael Chen, Technical Application Scientist, Illumina
  • Michel Choueiri, MD, Oncologist and founder of Cancerdocs, CovidCheckToday.com, Leny AI, Zappy Health
  • Han-Yu Chuang, Scientific and Technology Advisor at Vidium Animal Health
  • Ryan Chuang, Urologist, Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.
  • Wilbert Copeland, Senior Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Robert DeConde, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Diagnostic Radiology & Neuroradiology
  • Janusz Dutkowski, Data4Cure, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Dorothea Emig, Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina
  • Stephanie Fan, Director, Data and SoftwareInnovation, Cepheid
  • Cole Fassino, Account Manager, OGT Biotechnology
  • Luke Fassino, Staff Direct Marketing Specialist, Illumina
  • Braxton Fitts, Systems Analyst, Kern County
  • Samson Fong, PhD, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Senior Data Scientist
  • Aaron Gary, Bioinformatics Engineer
  • Merril Gersten, Chief Sci Officer, BioLineRx, Inc.
  • Roza Ghamari, Tech Lead Software Engineer, YouTube
  • Sukhada Ghewari, MS, Oracle, Software Engineer
  • Andrew Gross, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina
  • Gregory Hannum, Exact Sciences, Principal Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Cameron Hines, Emergency Medicine Res Assist Prg, Kern Medical Center
  • Brian Hsu, DocuSign, Machine Learning Engineer. Co-Founder of GuardiomeGuardiome/DappestDappest/Canteen/To Know Me/Quantitative Trading.
  • Justin Huang, PhD, DEM Biopharma, Inc., Principal Scientist-Computational Biology
  • Tim Hulla, Software Engineer at AI Institute for Advances in Optimization, Georgia Tech
  • Haley Hunter-Zinck, Data Scientist, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Philipp (“Phil”) Jaeger, Boehringer Ingelheim, Scientific Director
  • Delina Kambo, Research Scientist I, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR)
  • Atanas Kamburov, PhD, Owkin, Executive Director of Computational Biology
  • Ryan Kelly, Element Biosciences, Principal Scientist
  • Kristen Klepper, Doctor of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente
  • Mitra Koyel, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Anton Kratz, PhD, Scientist, The Systems Biology Institute · Full-time
  • Jason F. Kreisberg, PhD, Director of Science at Zephyr AI
  • Brent Kuenzi, Vividion Therapeutics. Inc. , Principal Computational Biologist
  • Dwight P. Kuo, Alamar Biosciences, Inc., Senior DIrector of Bioinformatics
  • Simon Larsen, AI research scientist at Esoft
  • Massoud Maher, Software Engineer, Creyon Bio, Inc.
  • Craig Mak, Senior Director of Performance Devel and Enablement, Arbor Biotechnologies
  • Cameron McElfresh, Staff Materials Engineer, HRL Laboratories, LLC
  • Koyel Mitra, Pfizer, Senior Medical Writer- Regulatory Affairs
  • Stina Mui Singel, Executive Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, Oncology at Ascendis Pharma Inc.
  • Jisoo Park, Novartis Institutes, Oncology Data Scientist
  • Devin Patel, Banner Health, Urologist
  • Daniel Pekin, Mechanical Engineer III at ATA Engineering
  • Adriana Pitea, Boundless Bio, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Oishi Poddar, MS, Apple, Software Engineer
  • Sanath Kumar Ramesh, Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services
  • Sanath Kumar Ramesh, CuresDev, Chief Executive Officer. Oscar Health, Senior Director of Enginerring. Founder/Co-founder of OpenTrearments Foundation, RaisingRare Podcast, and CureGPX4.org
  • Johannes Ruscheinski, Google
  • Vladimir Rynkov,
  • Eric Sage, Production Engineer, Facebook
  • Kyle Sanchez, Field Service Engineer, Illumina
  • Ariel Schwartz, Founder, deeplearning.bio
  • Brett Settle, Programmer, Google
  • Stina Singel, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, Oncology at Ascendis Pharma Inc.
  • Taylor Sittler, Levels, Head Of Research And Development
  • Dylan Skola, Velia, Principal Scientist
  • Mike Smoot, Principal Software Engineer at Synthetic Genomics
  • Silpa Suthram, Gilead Sciences, Sr. Research Scientist II (Assoc. Director)
  • Hidenori Tanaka , (Visiting Scholar) , Toyota CR&D Laboratories, Inc., Genome Engineering Program
  • Anup Tank, Data Scientist, NanoMosaic, Inc.
  • Kevin Thai, Staff Integration Engineer/Scientist
  • Joris van de Haar, ESMO – European Society for Medical Oncology, Translational Research and Precision Medicine Working Group
  • Tina Wang, PhD, Neuroscience Biomarkers at Janssen Pharmaceutical, Scientist
  • Nicholas Wilson, Software Engineer, ICW Group
  • Huwate (Kwat) Yeerna, Founder & CEO at Guardiome
  • Tim Yoon, Application Developer, Harvest Group
  • Fan Zhang, Scientist, Illumina
  • Wei Zhang, Bristol Myers Squibb, Senior Principal Scientist
  • Ailin Zhang, Mechanical Engineer III, ATA Engineering
  • Fan Zheng, Associate Principal Scientist, Neomorph

Other

Sorted alphabetically by last name.

In Memoriam

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