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, NIH Bridge2AI Functional Genomics 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)

Telephone +1 (858) 822-4558
Email 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

rbachelder [at]

Kate Licon
Lab Manager

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

Charlotte 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]

Jeane Lee
Fund Manager, Post-Award
Sponsored Projects Office

jel079 [at]

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 (Marcus) Kelly, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Interim Assist. Director, CCMI

m3kelly [at]

JungHo Kong, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Scholar

j4kong [at]

Ingoo Lee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

i5lee [at]

Karen (Yuan) 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]

Mayank Jain
Computer Sci & Eng (MS) 

maj014 [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]

Akshat Singhal
Computer Science (PhD)

a2singha [at]

Patrick Wall
Bioengineering (PhD)

pgwall [at]

Sarah Wright
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (PhD)

snwright [at]

Lab Assistants

Sarah Bergendahl 
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

sbergend [at]

Cat Fogg
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

czfogg [at]

Beatte Kim
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

bek006 [at]

Isabella Panagiotou
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

ipanagio [at] 

Linda Wei
Undergraduate Lab Assistant

xywei [at]