LAB MEMBERS

Sheng Zhong

Professor of Bioengineering

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Riccardo Calandrelli

Research Associate

RNA, chromatin.

Lucie Hebert

Postdoc Scholar

RNA, cell interactions.

Zhangming Yan

Postdoc Scholar

Extracellular RNA.

Zhijie Qi

Ph.D. candiate

Protein interactions.

Chien-Ju Chen

Ph.D. student

RNA, chromatin.

Xingzhao Wen

Ph.D. student

Network biology.

  • Tri C. Nguyen, postdoc scholar
  • Xiaochen Fan (Irene), postdoc scholar
  • Yueqing Qiao (Amanda), undergraduate researcher
  • PREVIOUS LAB MEMBERS

  • Zhewen Fan, graduate research assistant, 2005-2006, now a Quantitative Scientist at PNC.
  • Guixian Lin, graduate research assistant, 2005-2006, Scientist at SAS.
  • Jun Cai, Postdoc, 2006-2008, Principal Investigator at Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Received a 2012 NSFC grant as PI.
  • David Unger, PhD student, 2005-2008, Instructor and Undergraduate Program Advisor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
  • Jie Chou, undergraduate researcher, 2006-2008, Systems Engineer at OSIsoft.
  • Yanen Li, master student, 2007-2009, Applied Research Engineer at LinkedIn.
  • Xin He, graduate researcher, 2006-2009, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago.
  • Feng Hong, Ph.D. student, 2007-2009, Manager at AbbVie.
  • William T. Leinweber, undergraduate researcher, 2007-2009, CEO, SongAlive. Winner of 2009 Cozad New Venture Competition. Winner of 2008 BioE Best Senior Design Project.
  • Kimberly Vlcek, undergraduate researcher, 2007-2009, Program Manager, Microsoft.
  • Dacheng Xie, undergraduate researcher, 2007-2009. Winner of 2008 BioE Best Senior Design Project. Patent attorney.
  • KyungSu Kim, master student, 2009-2010, PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Mingxun Wang, undergraduate researcher, 2009-2010, PhD student at the University of California at San Diego.
  • Palak Doshi, undergraduate researcher, 2009-2011. Senior Research Engineer at CareFushion. 50 for the Future Award from the Illinois Technology Foundation. Leader of Best Software Tool Team and Gold Medal at the iGEM Jamboree at MIT.
  • Graham Heimberg, undergraduate researcher, 2010-2011, PhD student at UCSF.
  • Dan Xie, Ph.D. student, 2006-2011, Professor, Huaxi Medical Center, Sichuan University. Awardee of Thousand Youth Talents Plan. Received a 2017 NSFC grant as PI.
  • Wei Huang, visiting graduate student, 2009-2012, Assistant Professor at Department of Statistics, Northeast Normal University, China. Received a 2014 NSFC grant as PI.
  • Meagan Musselman, undergraduate researcher, 2009-2012. Gold medalist in 2010 iGEM competition as the leader of UIUC experimental team. External vice president of the Society of Woman in Engineering. Engineering at PCC Structurals, Inc.
  • Chieh-Chun Chen , Ph.D. student, 2007-2012, Engineer at Amazon.
  • Jonatas Bortoli Cruz, graduate researcher, 2011-2012, receipent of SURGE fellowship and NSF IGERT fellowship, graduate student at University of Illinois.
  • Addison Dynek, undergraduate researcher, 2010-2012, Project Mananger at Belvedere Trading, LLC.
  • Christine Do, undergraduate researcher, 2011-2012, undergradaute student at University of Illinois.
  • Anna Sherman, undergraduate researcher, 2011-2012. Account director at Mondo.
  • Noah Boton, undergraduate researcher, 2011-2012.
  • Yang Zhang, graduate researcher, 2011-2012, Ph.D. student at University of Illinois.
  • Laura Sloofman, graduate researcher, 2010-2012, Bioinformatician at Mount Sinai Health System.
  • Darina Mcdee, undergraduate researcher 2010-2012, lab manager, Project Mananger2012-2013. PharmD candidate, University of Illinois Chicago.
  • Pengfei Yu, Ph.D. student, 2009-2014, Scientist at Genewiz.
  • Annie Bruckner, undergraduate researcher, 2013-2014, receiptient of CIRM fellowship. Assistant Lab Manager at Celgene.
  • Fernando Henrique Biase, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, 2012-2015, now an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech.
  • Yan Liang, undergraduate researcher, 2015, currently a PhD student at UCSD.
  • Xue Scarlett Zou, undergraduate researcher, 2013-2015, a Ph.D. student at Duke University.
  • Tianyi Tiana Zhao, master student, 2015-2016, Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles.
  • Yongqing Zhang, graduate researcher, 2014-2016, Assistant Professor at Chengdu Univesrity of Information Technology. Received a 2017 NSFC grant as PI.
  • Yizhou Li, visiting scholar, 2014-2015, Assistant Professor at Sichuan University.
  • Sana Hussain, undergraduate researcher, 2014-2016, currently Ph.D. student in Department of Bioengineering, UC Riverside.
  • Kelly Huang, high school intern, 2016, currently an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley.
  • Marcelo Rivas-Astroza, Ph.D. student, 2010-2016, postdoc 2016-2017, Fulbright scholar and FONDECYT fellow, now an assistant professor at Metropolitan University of Technology (UTEM), Chile.
  • Tingcai Cheng, 2016-2017, Associate Professor at Southwest University, China.
  • Bharat Sridhar, Ph.D. student, 2010-2017, Application Scientist at Singular Genomics.
  • Shu Xiao, Ph.D., Research Associate, 2008-2017, Researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Alvin Zheng, 2016-2017, high-school student research intern, currently an undergraduate student at Harvey Mudd College. First authored a paper in JoVE and co-authored a paper in Genome Biology during his intern.
  • Zixu (Josh) Zhou, graduate researcher, 2016-2017, Scientist at Genemo Inc.
  • Qiuyang Wu, visiting graduate student, 2015-2017, Ph.D. candidate at Tongji University.
  • Alexandra Kasper, undergraduate researcher, 2016-2018, recepient of Gordon Engineering Leadership Award; president, BMES. Scientistic at Illumina.
  • Alison G. Fanton, undergraduate researcher, 2017-2018, recepient of UCSD Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Award. Research Associate at StemoniX.
  • Weixin Wu, postdoc scholar, 2017-2019, Scientist at Illumina.
  • Weizhong Chen, Postdoc scholar, 2017-2019, Postodc scholar at Cornell University.
  • Xiaoyi Cao, Ph.D. student, postdoc scholar, and project scientist, 2007-2019, Software Engineering at Google.
  • Jia Lu, Ph.D. student, 2013-2019.
  • Yiqun Jiang, undergraduate researcher, 2017-2019, 2019 Gruber Science Fellowship, now a Ph.D. student at Yale University.
  • Jingyao Chen, undergraduate researcher, 2018-2019, now a Ph.D. student at Boston University.
  • Yijun Wang, undergraduate researcher, 2018-2020, now a Ph.D. student at Harvard University.
  • Kathia Zaleta-Rivera, staff research associate, 2016-2020, now senior scientist at Crossignal Therapeutics.
  • Norman Huang, Ph.D. student, 2014-2020, winner of 2019 Launch Factory Startup Compeition with a $300K award, now COO at OmniSync Inc.
  • Xuerui Huang, undergraduate and graduate researcher, 2018-2020, now a bioinformatician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Kara Lynn Johnson, Ph.D. student, 2014-2020, now a scientist at Omniome.