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Lab Members


  • ​Peter DeHoff

    ​Peter DeHoff

    Staff Research Associate
    "I provide technical expertise and support to various projects within the department. Projects encompass ExRNA NGS, ExDNA NGS, WGBS, NGS data processing/analysis, DNA construct design/cloning, and biochemical fractionation of protein/particles from human serum/plasmas/stem cell culture materials."
  • Scott Lindsay-Hewett

  • Kathleen Lennon

  • Nguyen Do

    Nguyen Do

    Undergraduate Volunteer

    University of California, San Diego
    BS Human Biology Candidate

    "I am a premedical undergraduate student interested in the research of reproductive health. My project explores trophoblast stem cell reprogramming, and its relation to maternal medicine."

  • Abbas Hakim

  • Anelizze Castro-Martinez

    Anelizze Castro-Martinez

    "I am a UC-San Diego graduate with a B.S. in biochemistry and cell biology. I have a strong background in the academic and clinical laboratory space and intend to use my degree towards a career in medical research or general medicine. My favorite lab technique is Live/Dead staining of placental villi and photographing them for visualization."
  • Willi Cheung

    "I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I got my bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCSD. Currently pursuing my master degree in cell and molecular biology. My primary focus is to study extracellular vesicles (EVs) and characterize their RNA contents from different culture media using immunomagnetic separation (IMS), RNA sequencing and qPCR."
  • Yoshinori Endo

    Yoshinori Endo

    "I grew up in Kyoto, Japan. I went to college at UC Davis, University of Melbourne, and Kyoto University. My interest is to understand early development in mammals including non-model species. Mammalian early development has been extensively studied in mouse and human. Understanding differences and similarities with other animals will enable us to gain new insights into our own species. My project is to generate primordial germ cells (PGCs) from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) of northern white rhino. This work is in collaboration with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance."
  • Sierra Adkins

    Sierra Adkins

    Undergraduate Volunteer

    University of California, San Diego

    "I was born and raised in San Diego; pursuing my education at UC San Diego. My goal is to become an OBGYN to continue my knowledge of maternal and fetal health."


  • ​Cuong To

    ​Cuong To

    Bioinformatic Specialist

    University of West Bohemia

    "My research focuses on applying and developing data mining methods and mathematical models for biological datasets such as transcriptomics, proteomics, next generation sequencing, gene regulatory networks, protein-protein interactions networks, etc. I currently use clustering methods, biclustering methods, visualization methods, classification methods, regression models, feature selections, etc. on next generation sequencing datasets."