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

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

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

Jasmine Wong

Specialist

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

jasmine.wong3[at]ucsf.edu

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Former Lab Members

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)