Zachary Knight

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

Ph.D. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, UCSF
B.A. in Chemistry, Princeton University

Zack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and a member of the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience at UCSF. His laboratory investigates the neurobiology of homeostasis, especially the neural mechanisms that govern hunger, thirst, and thermoregulation.

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Chan Lek Tan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
B.A. in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), University of Cambridge

Chan was formerly a graduate student in Paul Greengard's lab at Rockefeller.

chanlek.tan[at]ucsf.edu

Jake Carlson

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Chemical Biology, Harvard University
B.S. in Biochemistry & Biology, University of Michigan

Life Sciences Research Foundation Lilly Fellow (2015–)

Jake was formerly a postdoc in Gary Ruvkun's lab at Harvard.

jacob.carlson[at]ucsf.edu

Lisa Beutler

Postdoctoral Fellow

M.D., University of Washington
Ph.D. in Genome Sciences, University of Washington
B.S. in Genetics, University of California – Davis

Lisa is currently a clinical fellow in endocrinology at UCSF and
was formerly a graduate student in Richard Palmiter's lab at UW.

lisa.beutler[at]ucsf.edu

Ling Bai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Biology, Tsinghua University

Ling was formerly a graduate student in David Ginty's lab at Harvard.

ling.bai[at]ucsf.edu

David Leib

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

B.A. in Chemistry, Northwestern University

NIH F31/NRSA Predoctoral Fellow (2016–)
UCSF Discovery Fellow (2014–)
ARCS Foundation Scholar (2014–2015)

david.leib[at]ucsf.edu

Tzu-Wei (David) Kuo

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

M.S. in Neuroscience, National Yang-Ming University
M.D., National Taiwan University

Taiwan Ministry of Education Study Abroad Fellow (2014–2016)

tzu-wei.kuo[at]ucsf.edu

Yiming Chen

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

B.S. in Biology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

HHMI International Student Research Fellow (2015–)

yiming.chen[at]ucsf.edu

Chris Zimmerman

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

B.S. in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
B.S.E. in Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

NIH F31/NRSA Predoctoral Fellow (2017–)
Genentech Foundation Predoctoral Fellow (2016–)
UCSF Discovery Fellow (2015–)
NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2013–2016)

chris.zimmerman[at]ucsf.edu

Erica Huey

Specialist

B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California – Berkeley
B.A. in Public Health, University of California – Berkeley

Erica was formerly an undergrad in Mu-ming Poo's lab at UC Berkeley.

erica.huey[at]ucsf.edu

Seonghyun (Jamie) Ahn

Specialist

B.S. in Neurobiology, University of California – Davis

Jamie was formerly an undergrad in Diasynou Fioravante's lab at UC Davis.

seonghyun.ahn[at]ucsf.edu

Rachel Essner

Specialist

B.A. in Biology, Williams College

Rachel was formerly an undergrad in Matt Carter's lab at Williams.

rachel.essner[at]ucsf.edu

Michelle Zhang

Specialist

B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California – Berkeley

Michelle was formerly an undergrad in Yang Dan's lab at UC Berkeley.

michelle.zhang[at]ucsf.edu

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Former Lab Members

Ailar Poormoghaddam, Specialist, 2016–2017

Yen-Chu Lin, Specialist, 2014–2016

Elizabeth Cooke, Specialist, 2014–2016

Gwendolyn Daly, Specialist, 2015–2016

Dina Faddah, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014–2016

Daniel Estandian, Specialist, 2013–2015

Colleen Mosley, Specialist, 2012–2014