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

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

NIH National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow (2020–)

brooke.jarvie[at]ucsf.edu

Claire Gizowski

Postdoc

PhD, Neuroscience, McGill University
BS, Neuroscience, University of Alberta

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellow (2019–)

claire.gizowski[at]ucsf.edu

Shenliang Yu

Postdoc

PhD, Cell Biology, Yale University
BS, Biological Sciences, Fudan University

shenliang.yu[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

NIH National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellow (2020–)

james.grove[at]ucsf.edu

Jun (Joseph) Oh

Medical Student, UCSF School of Medicine

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

junyeop.oh[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

Tom Ding

Specialist

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

tom.ding[at]ucsf.edu

Chelsea Li

Specialist

BA, Human Biology, University of Virginia

chelsea.li[at]ucsf.edu

Nilla Sivakumar

Specialist

BS, Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles

nilla.sivakumar[at]ucsf.edu

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Former Lab Members

Tzu-Wei (David) Kuo, Graduate Student, 2013–2020 (Next: Postdoc in Dawen Cai's lab at Michigan)

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)

Lindsay Gray, Specialist/Lab Manager, 2018–2020

Timothy Corpuz, Specialist, 2018–2020 (Next: Medical Student at Saint Louis University)

Sheyda Mesgarzadeh, Specialist, 2018–2020 (Next: Medical Student at University of Arizona College of Medicine–Tucson)

Seher Kosar, Specialist, 2017–2020 (Next: Graduate student in Denis Burdakov's lab at ETH Zürich)

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 Stephanie White'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)