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Principal investigator

Jim Wells, PhD
[email protected]
Interests: guitar, tennis, skiing, biking, hiking

Wells_Jim Wells

Administrative staff

Ninwe Maraha, PhD
Lab Manager
PhD from Karolinska Institute
[email protected]
Interests: reading, music, long walks


Kazuko Olson
Administrative Officer
[email protected]
Interests: Dodgers baseball, skiing, camping, gardening, cats


Postdoctoral fellows

Thomas G Bartholow, PhD 
PhD from University of California, San Diego 
James Byrnes, PhD
PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project: hypoxia in cancer
Interests: hiking, fishing, home brewing, meteorology
Corleone Delaveris, PhD
PhD from Stanford University
BS from Boston College
Project: targeting post-translational modifications on cancer cells
Interests: running, rock climbing, cooking, baking, eating the aforementioned baked goods
Brandon Holmes, MD/PhD
MD/PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis
Project: Cell Surface Proteins in Neuroinflammation
Interests: drumming, live music, skateboarding, hiking, eating tacos
Zhi "Lindsey" Lin, PhD
PhD from Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
BS from Peking University
Interests: food, boba, concerts, cooking, watercolor, manga and anime
Wells lab Lindsey Lin
Johnathan Maza, PhD
PhD from University of California, Berkeley 
Project: cell surface proteolysis
Interests: Reading sci-fi/fantasy, making pasta, and walking my cats
Wells- Maza

Kaitlin (Katie) Schaefer, PhD
PhD from Harvard Chemistry & Chemical Biology
[email protected]
Project: Cell surface proteomics
Interests: Hiking and cooking


Zi Yao, PhD

PhD from University of California, Irvine
Project: Immunopeptidomics
Interests: Soccer, eating, spending time with friends
Fangzhu Zhao, PhD 
PhD from Scripps Research Institute
Project: Antibody discovery and engineering against tumor-associated antigens
Interests: Music, traveling, cat, ping pong
Fangzhu Zhao_Wells Lab

Jie Zhou, PhD
PhD from Brandeis University; BS from Nanjing University
[email protected]
Project: antibody engineering
Interests: cooking, drawing, traveling

Wells lab - Jie

Graduate students

Paul Burroughs 
B.S. Chemical Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Project - Explore previously hidden cell surface protein interactomes in immunology using DET labeling
Interests - Oncology, immunology, translational medicine, startups, history, weightlifting, cycling, health & fitness
Wells lab Paul
Sophie Kong 
BS from Bucknell University
Project: Engineering PTMs onto tumor cell surfaces
Interests: Volleyball, guitar, cats
Kaan Kumru
BS from University of Texas at Austin
Project: Exploring and expanding KineTACs
Interests: Jazz, cycling, lobbing boomerangs
Wells lab Kaan

Irene Lui
BS from Colorado State University
[email protected]
Project: phage encoded antibodies for cell surface profiling
Interests: origami, swimming

Madison Seto 
BA from Scripps College
Project: antibody library design and selections
Interests: baking, pointing out good dogs
Wells lab madison
Paige Solomon
BS in Chemistry, Stanford University
Project: Epigenetic remodeling in oncogenic stress
Interests: Bikram yoga, avocados, puns, Blink-182

Antibiome Center

Kevin Leung, PhD

Associate Director of Antibiome Center
PhD and BMSc from University of Western Ontario
[email protected]
Interests: hiking, cycling

Chau-Quynh, Le 
Jr. Specialist 
BA in Biochemistry, Lawrence University
Interests: baking, embroidery, running, hiking
Soumya G Remesh, PhD
PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University​
Interest ​- Hiking, Music, Traveling
Yun Zhang 
Interests: Gardening, hiking

Lab technicians

Ula Soegianto
[email protected]

Vivian Yuan 
Interests - Music, Photography, Cinema, Cats 
Wells lab Vivian

Image credit: Wells: Elisabeth Fall