Research interest


Su Guo, PhD
Principal Investigator
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Molecular and cell biology, genetics, neuroscience


Mahendra Wagle, PhD
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Neural circuitry of stress and anxiety, addiction

Mahdi Zarei, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Neural networks, cognitive and computational neuroscience


Dan Xie, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Optics, microscopy, neuroscience


Xiang Zhao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Neural development, neural stem cells, cancer, regeneration

Stacy Steinberg,
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Molecular mechanisms/neurobiology of schizophrenia

Maria Burdyniuk,
Postdoctoral Scholar

Neuroplasticity and molecular cellular biology

Jie Gong,
Visiting Scholar

Neuronal development
Kristina Poston
Junior Specialist
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Neuroscience of anxiety and drug abuse

Jeffrey (Gha-Hyun) Kim, PharmD
PharmD/PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
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Neurodegenerative disorders, small molecule discovery

Adam Melgoza,
PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
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Cannabinoid and lipid signaling in brain development maintenance and function

Amelia Dahlen,

Neuropharmacology of addiction and mental illness, processes of neurodegeneration

Longping Peng,

The in vivo effects and mechanisms of Traditional Chinese Medicine extracts

Sacha Salphati,

GPCR drug molecules and the endocannabinoid system

Liqiang Wei,

Genes, social behavior, and neuropsychiatric disorders

Michael Munchua
Lab Technician
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Fish care


Hongbin Yuan
Lab Technician
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Fish care


Jessie Zhai
Lab Technician
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Fish care


Peter Lu
Administrative Analyst
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Former lab members


Now At

Former postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars

Bin Hui, PhD Associate Professor, Shanghai Institutes of Health Medicine
Zhiqiang Dong, PhD Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Hui Chen

Scientist, LakePharma Inc.

Qiang Li

Associate Professor, Fudan University, China

Chao Liu

Associate Professor, Anhui Normal University, China

Thomas Mueller

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Yaping Sun

Scientist, Amgen China

Francesca Oltrabella Postdoctoral associate, Genentech Inc.

Tianming Wang

Associate Professor, Zhejiang Ocean University, China

Jingwen Yang

Associate Professor, Zhejiang Ocean University, China

Former graduate and undergraduate students

Brian Hong Nguyen Undergraduate student, UC Berkeley

Jay Annem

Undergraduate, Emory University

Yiming Bai

Graduate student, Tokyo Institute of Science and Technology

Michael Berberoglu

Associate Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Julie Gendre


Keerthi Krishnan

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Li Liu


Raffaele Lovine


Amber Simmons


Nan Yang

Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Ashley Romo Undergraduate, UC Berkeley
Emily Bryant Undergraduate, UC Irvine
Shin-woo Lee Undergraduate, USC
Juliana Nguyen Undergraduate, Smith College
Vivian Ma Undergraduate, Fudan University

Harrison Liu

Consultant, Blue Matter Consulting
Han Mo Graduate student at Tsinghua University, China
Adem Idrizi City College of New York

Sophie Shen

Undergraduate, UC Berkeley

Former technicians

Rebecca Choi Researcher at Kaiser

Billy Lau

Researcher, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Brent Lockwood

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Seema Chaitanya Niddapu  

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