Meet the Ideker Lab

The Ideker Lab is a dynamic group of enthusiastic scientists with expertise across a variety of disciplines, including systems biology, cellular modeling, cancer genomics, computational biology, epigenetics, and psychiatric diseases. Current lab members and their contact information are shown below. Visit the Lab Alumni page to meet our distinguished alumni. Visit our Photo Gallery to see what fun our group has been up to! 

Trey Ideker, Ph.D.

University of California San Diego
Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Computer Science
Co-Director, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology PhD Program

Director, NIGMS National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB)
Co-Director, NCI Cancer Cell Map Initiative (CCMI)
Co-Director, NIMH Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI)

Tel. (858) 822-4558
tideker [at] 

Mailing Address:
UC San Diego, Dept of Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0688
La Jolla, CA 92093-0688

Assistant: Charlotte Marquez, idekeradmin [at] 
Lab Manager: Kate Licon, klicon [at]


Robin Bachelder, PhD
Research Director

email forthcoming

Kate Licon
Lab Manager

klicon [at]
Tel (858) 822-4667
Fax (858) 246-1396


Charlotte (Curtis) Marquez 
Assistant to Dr. Ideker

cacurtis [at]
idekeradmin [at] 
(858) 534-7726

Rachel Collier
Staff Research Associate

recollier [at]

Dorothy Tsai
Staff Research Associate

djtsai [at]

Fund Managers

Julie Wilkes 
Assist. Director, Sponsored Projects Office
Fund Manager, Pre-Award

jwilkes [at]
(858) 822-2137

Jeane Lee
Fund Manager, Post-Award
Sponsored Projects Office

jel079 [at]
(858) 534-1725

Software Development Team


Dexter Pratt
Director of Software Development

depratt [at]


Jing Chen
Software Architect

jic002 [at]


Chris Churas
Software Developer

cchuras [at]


Kei Ono
Bioinformatics Programmer

kono [at]


Rudolf T. Pillich, Ph.D.
NDEx Application Manager

rpillich [at]

Senior Scientists & Postdoctoral Scholars

Mark Kelly, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Interim Assist. Director, CCMI

m3kelly [at]

JungHo Kong, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Scholar

j4kong [at]

Anton Kratz, Ph.D. 
Assistant Research Scientist

akratz [at]

Karen Mei, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Scholar

yumei [at]

Sungjoon Park, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

sup015 [at]

Leah Schaffer, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

lvschaffer [at]

Xiaoyu Zhao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

xiz140 [at]

Graduate Student Researchers

Sahar Alkhairy
Computer Science, PhD

salkhairy [at]

Samson Fong
Bioengineering, PhD

shfong [at]

Clara (Mengzhou) Hu
Biomedical Sciences, PhD

mhu [at]

Zane Koch
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (PhD) 

zkoch [at]

Adam Li
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, PhD

ayl009 [at]

Brenton Munson
Bioengineering, PhD

bpmunson [at]

Scarlett (Gege) Qian
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, PhD

geqian [at]

Yue Qin
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, PhD

y8qin [at]

Akshat Singhal
Computer Science, PhD

a2singha [at]

Patrick Wall
Bioengineering, PhD

pgwall [at]

Sarah Wright
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, PhD

snwright [at]

Lab Assistants

Cat Fogg
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

czfogg [at]

Isabella Panagiotou
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

ipanagio [at] 

Visiting Scholars

Hojung Nam, PhD
Associate Professor, GIST

h2nam [at]

Hyunho Kim
Graduate Student, GIST

hyk042 [at]

Ingoo Lee
Graduate Student, GIST

i5lee [at]

Updated 8/22/2022