Zachary Knight

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

PhD, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, UCSF
BA, Chemistry, Princeton University

Zack's laboratory investigates the neurobiology of homeostasis, especially the neural mechanisms that govern hunger, thirst, and thermoregulation.

zachary.knight[at]ucsf.edu

Jake Carlson

Postdoc

PhD, Chemical Biology, Harvard University
BS, Biochemistry, Biology, University of Michigan

Life Sciences Research Foundation Lilly Fellow (2015–2018)

jacob.carlson[at]ucsf.edu

Ling Bai

Postdoc

PhD, Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
BS, Biology, Tsinghua University

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Fellow (2017–)

ling.bai[at]ucsf.edu

Brooke Jarvie

Postdoc

PhD, Neuroscience, University of Washington
BS, Biomedical Science, Colorado State University

brooke.jarvie[at]ucsf.edu

Tzu-Wei (David) Kuo

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

MS, Neuroscience, National Yang-Ming University
MD, National Taiwan University

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

tzu-wei.kuo[at]ucsf.edu

Tara Aitken

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

BS, Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles

UCSF Discovery Fellow (2019–)

tara.aitken[at]ucsf.edu

James Grove

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

BA, Linguistics, University of Chicago

james.grove[at]ucsf.edu

Lindsay Gray

Lab Manager and Specialist

MS, Gerontology, University of Southern California
MS, Biology, Dominican University of California
BA, Biopsychology, Mills College

lindsay.gray[at]ucsf.edu

Seher Kosar

Specialist

MS, Neuroscience, Universities of Strasbourg, Basel, and Freiburg
BS, Biology, Middle East Technical University

seher.kosar[at]ucsf.edu

Timothy Corpuz

Specialist

BA, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

timothy.corpuz[at]ucsf.edu

Sheyda Mesgarzadeh

Specialist

BS, Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles

sheyda.mesgarzadeh[at]ucsf.edu

Usan Dan

Specialist

BA, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
BA, English, University of California, Berkeley

usan.dan[at]ucsf.edu

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Former Lab Members

Chris Zimmerman, Graduate Student, 2014–2019 (Next: Postdoc in Ilana Witten's lab at Princeton)

Yiming Chen, Graduate Student, 2014–2018 (Next: Postdoc in Karl Deisseroth's lab at Stanford)

David Leib, Graduate Student, 2013–2018 (Next: Postdoc in Beverly Davidson's lab at Penn)

Oliver Miller, Postdoc, 2017–2019 (Next: Scientist at Circuit Therapeutics)

Lisa Beutler, Postdoc, 2016–2019 (Next: Assistant Professor at Northwestern)

Chan Lek Tan, Postdoc, 2013–2018 (Next: Scientist at Genentech)

Dina Faddah, Postdoc, 2014–2016 (Next: Postdoc in Rusty Gage's lab at Salk)

Seonghyun (Jamie) Ahn, Specialist, 2016–2018 (Next: Medical Student at California Northstate)

Rachel Essner, Specialist, 2016–2018 (Next: Graduate Student in Mark Andermann's lab at Harvard)

Erica Huey, Specialist, 2016–2018 (Next: Graduate Student in David Ginty's lab at Harvard)

Michelle Zhang, Specialist, 2016–2017 (Next: Medical Student at Stanford)

Ailar Poormoghaddam, Specialist, 2016–2017 (Next: Medical Assistant in Los Angeles)

Yen-Chu Lin, Specialist, 2014–2016 (Next: Graduate Student in Jonathan Victor's lab at Weill Cornell)

Elizabeth Cooke, Specialist, 2014–2016 (Next: Graduate Student in Weizhe Hong's lab at UCLA)

Gwendolyn Daly, Specialist, 2015–2016 (Next: Medical Student at New York Medical College)

Daniel Estandian, Specialist, 2013–2015 (Next: Graduate Student in Ed Boyden's lab at MIT)

Colleen Mosley, Specialist, 2012–2014 (Next: Technician in Timothy Read's lab at Emory)