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Kauffman Lab Members

Current Lab Members

  • Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman

    Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman

    Full Professor
    Dept. of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences
    Ph.D., UC Berkeley
    office: 858-246-0219
    akauffman@ucsd.edu

  • Adriana Esparza

    Adriana Esparza

    Staff Scientist
    858-822-6369
    loesparza@ucsd.edu

  • Jason Yang

    Jason Yang

    Master's Student
  • Viet Duong

    Viet Duong

    Lab Technician
    v3duong@health.ucsd.edu

  • Kyle Iwata

    Kyle Iwata

    Undergraduate Researcher
  • Marjorie Pradham

    Marjorie Pradham

    Undergraduate Research Student
  • Marina Puffer

    Marina Puffer

    Undergraduate Researcher
  • Julian Rodriguez

    Julian Rodriguez

    Undergraduate Research Student
  • ​Thor, PhD

    ​Thor, PhD

    Visiting Intergalactic Scholar

Former Lab Members

  • Andrew Kelton

    Andrew Kelton

    Master's Student
  • Nathanial Rizo

    Nathanial Rizo

    Research Technician
  • Alexandra Hudson

    Alexandra Hudson

    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Marcos Real

    Marcos Real

    Master's Student
  • ​Josh Kim

    ​Josh Kim

    Superstar Staff Research Associate
  • Sheila Semaan

    Sheila Semaan

    Postdoc
  • Matt Poling

    Matt Poling

    Grad Student Extraordinaire
  • Art Nasamran

    Art Nasamran

    Lab Technician
  • Shannon Stephens

    Shannon Stephens

    Post-doc
  • Jenn Yang

    Jenn Yang

    Post-doc
  • Kristen "KRoy" Tolson

    Kristen "KRoy" Tolson

    Post-doc
  • Melvin Rouse

    Melvin Rouse

    Post-doc
  • Navi Chahal

    Navi Chahal

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Nuha Marooki

    Nuha Marooki

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Dani Schafer

    Dani Schafer

    Staff Research Associate
  • Reanna Liaw

    Reanna Liaw

    Undergrad Researcher and Master's Student ​
  • Tal Dror

    Tal Dror

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Azim Khan

    Azim Khan

    Grad Student
  • Stephanie Yen

    Stephanie Yen

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Christian Garcia

    Christian Garcia

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Morris Sheih

    Morris Sheih

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Elena Luo

    Elena Luo

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Ambika Munaganuru

    Ambika Munaganuru

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Iris Delgado

    Iris Delgado

    Undergrad Researcher ​
  • Ruby Parra

    Ruby Parra

    Undergrad Researcher and Lab Technician
  • Rishi Savur

    Rishi Savur

    Undergrad Researcher
  • Fernanda Martinez

    Fernanda Martinez

    High School Research Intern
  • Katie Volk

    Katie Volk

    Summer Research Fellow
  • Jessica Hughes

    Jessica Hughes

    Undergraduate Researcher
  • Cayla Maltman

    Cayla Maltman

    High School Research Intern
  • Veronika Peterka​

    Veronika Peterka​

    Lab Technician
  • The One and Only Frank Lee

    The One and Only Frank Lee

    Undergrad and Master's Student Extraordinaire
  • Paige Steffen​

    Paige Steffen​

    Undergrad Researcher and Lab Technician
  • Eulalia Coutinho

    Eulalia Coutinho

    Post-doc Fellow​
  • Shreyana Bolleddu

    Shreyana Bolleddu

    Undergrad Researcher

Kauffman Lab 2023

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Kauffman Lab 2021

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Kauffman Lab 2019

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Kauffman Lab Holiday Card 2020

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Kauffman Lab Spring 2017

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Kauffman Lab Spring 2016

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Kauffman Lab Spring 2015

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Kauffman Lab Tenure Celebration Winter 2014

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Kauffman Lab Padres Game Spring 2015

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Graduation Time! Spring 2016

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Graduation Time #2! Spring 2016

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Kauffman Lab Fall 2013

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Lab Ditch Day Winter 2014

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FABBS Career Award Ceremony at SBN Meeting, 2013

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In situ Silver Grain (High Magnification)

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Kauffman Lab, 2012

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Lab Halloween 2012 (Including a surprise visit from Captain Hammer!)

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We finally learn who's behind the make-up!

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