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)

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

jacob.carlson[at]ucsf.edu

Lisa Beutler

Postdoc

MD, University of Washington
PhD, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
BS, Genetics, University of California – Davis

NIH Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (2018–)

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

Postdoc

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

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Fellow (2017–)

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

ling.bai[at]ucsf.edu

Oliver Miller

Postdoc

PhD, Neuroscience, Tulane University
BA, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, University of California – Santa Cruz

NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow (2018–)

Oliver was formerly a graduate student in Benjamin Hall's lab at Tulane and Roche.

oliver.miller[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

Yiming Chen

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

HHMI International Student Research Fellow (2015–2018)

yiming.chen[at]ucsf.edu

Chris Zimmerman

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

BS, Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellow (2017–)
Genentech Foundation Predoctoral Fellow (2016–2017)
UCSF Discovery Fellow (2015–2018)
NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2013–2016)

chris.zimmerman[at]ucsf.edu

Tara Aitken

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

BS, Neuroscience, University of California – Los Angeles

tara.aitken[at]ucsf.edu

James Grove

Graduate Student, UCSF Neuroscience Program

BA, Linguistics, University of Chicago

james.grove[at]ucsf.edu

Seher Kosar

Specialist

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

Seher was formerly a masters student in Ed Mann's lab at Oxford.

seher.kosar[at]ucsf.edu

Timothy Corpuz

Specialist

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

Timothy was formerly an undergrad in Kaoru Saijo's lab at UC Berkeley.

timothy.corpuz[at]ucsf.edu

Lindsay Gray

Specialist

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

Lindsay was formerly a graduate student in Pejmun Haghighi's lab at the Buck Institute.

lindsay.gray[at]ucsf.edu

Sheyda Mesgarzadeh

Specialist

BS, Neuroscience, University of California – Los Angeles

Sheyda was formerly an undergrad in Carlos Portera-Cailliau's lab at UCLA.

sheyda.mesgarzadeh[at]ucsf.edu

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Former Lab Members

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

Chan Lek Tan, Postdoc, 2013–2018 (Next – Senior 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 at Harvard)

Erica Huey, Specialist, 2016–2018 (Next – Graduate Student 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)