Alumni

Alireza Paikari

Current Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

After receiving his MD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Arash entered the pathologist fellowship at the same university. His interest lies in cellular micro-pathobiology, especially the post transcriptional regulatory role of microRNAs. He studied the role of mir-290 in development of mouse extra-embryonic tissue. 

Amy Chen

Current Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Stanford
Previous Position:
Graduate Student - BMS
Where they are now:

Amy was born in New York City but grew up in Vancouver, BC where she enjoyed Canadian privileges such as poutine, ketchup-flavoured chips, and cheap tuition. While studying molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, she performed research on alternative splicing in C. elegans and mechanisms of breast cancer drug resistance. She then ventured south of the border and enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences program at UCSF, where she is currently a graduate student in the Blelloch lab. Her work focuses on epigenetic regulation of embryonic stem cell differentiation. When not in lab, she enjoys watching TV, rock climbing, reading, practicing yoga, and baking.

Archana Shenoy

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Masters Student, Stanford University
Previous Position:
Graduate Student - Neuroscience Program
Where they are now:

Archana Shenoy transferred to the Blelloch Lab in 2009 to study the role of microRNAs in differentiation. She defended her thesis in May 2014 and stayed on in the capacity of a Post-doctoral fellow leading the analysis of a number of microRNA sequencing projects.  Archana received a Master's degree in biomedical informatics at Stanford University in 2018 and is now working for Grail, inc. as a Bioinformatics Scientist.  She has a LinkedIn profile, check it out.

Arthur Liu

Current Position:
Graduate Student
Previous Position:
Junior Specialist
Where they are now:

Arthur was an undergraduate volunteer and then Junior Specialist in the lab before heading to graduate school at The University of Texas – Houston. He has a LinkedIn profile.

Betty Zhao

Current Position:
Scientist
Previous Position:
Technician
Where they are now:

Betty joined the lab in 2015 in technical support.  She has moved on as a scientist in a local biotech firm.

Collin Melton

Current Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Previous Position:
Graduate Student -BMS
Where they are now:

Collin was a graduate student in the Blelloch Lab from 2005-2011.  He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University in Michael Snyder's lab.  Collin has a profile on LinkedIn.

Deepa Subramanyam

Current Position:
Principal Investigator
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Deepa was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Blelloch lab from 2006-2011.  She is now a Principal Investigator in at the National Centre for Cell Science in Pune India.  Deepa has a profile in LinkedIn and her lab website is : https://sites.google.com/site/deepasubramanyamlab/home

Jacob Freimer

Current Position:
Post-doctoral Fellow - Stanford
Previous Position:
Graduate Student - DSCB Program
Where they are now:

Jake Freimer grew up in Santa Monica, CA. He studied Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, where he became interested in stem cell biology. During his undergraduate research he studied both mammalian muscle regeneration and epigenetics in Drosophila development, which led him to join the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology graduate program at UCSF. In the Blelloch lab he studies the post-transcriptional regulation of mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation. Outside of lab he enjoys outdoor activities including: running, rock climbing, surfing, and sailing.

John Vincent

Current Position:
Scientist
Previous Position:
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

John was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Blelloch Lab from 2013-2014.  He is currently a Scientist at Guardant Health.  John has a profile on LinkedIn.

Joshua Babiarz

Current Position:
Senior Molecular Biologist, Lifecode Inc.
Previous Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow
Where they are now:

Josh was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Blelloch lab from 2007-2009.  He is currently a Senior Molecular Biologist at Lifecode, Inc.  Josh has a LinkedIn profile.

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