Laboratory of Circadian and Sleep Medicine

Alumni - Where are they now?

Visiting Scientists

Stephan Michel

Research Professor, 2000-2004
Presently, Group Leader, Department of Molecular Cell Biology of the Leiden University Medical Center

Dr. Michel's Publications

Yang In Kim

Visiting Professor, 2006-2007
Presently, Chair, Department of Physiology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Dr. Kim's Publications

Postdoctoral Trainees

TakashiTakashi Kudo

Ph.D. Waseda University, Japan, 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2015
Presently, Research Fellow, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Takashi's Publications

DanDaniel Fulton

Ph.D. University of Sussex, UK, 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2010
Presently, Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham

Dan's Publications

Takahiro Nakamura

Ph.D. Nagoya University, Japan, 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2010
Presently, Asst. Prof. Pharmacology, Teikyo Heisei University, Chiba, Japan

Taka's Publications

JoannaJoanna Dragich

Ph.D., UCLA, 2006
Postdoctoral fellow, 2007-2008
Presently postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, NY

Joanna's Publications

DipeshDipesh Chaudhury

Ph.D., Open University, UK, 2000
Postdoctoral fellow, 2000-2003
Presently Associate Scientist Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY

Dipesh's Publications

Predoctoral Students

DikaDika Kuljis

B.A. in Neuroscience, Smith College, 2007
Predoctoral student, Neurobiology 2010-2015
Presently, Postdoctoral Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dika's Publications

JingyiJingyi Qian

B.S. Fudan University, 2010
Predoctoral student, MCIP IDP 2010-2015.
Presently, Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School - Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Jingyi's Publications

AnalyneAnalyne Schroeder

B.S. Beloit College, 2002
M.S. Brandeis University, 2005
Pre-doctoral student MCIP IDP 2006-2012
Presently, Postdoctoral Fellow at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Analyne's Publications

AndyAndy Vosko

B.S. University of Michigan, 2004
Predoctoral student, Neuroscience IDP 2007-2012
Presently, Assistant Professor at Rocky Vista University.

Andy's Publications

YuYu Tahara

Predoctoral student, Waseda University
Presently, Assistant Professor at Waseda University.

Yu's Publications

LouisaLouisa Wang

B.S. Tulane University, 2001
Predoctoral student in Neuroscience IDP, 2003-2008
Presently CEO, Niche Importing Group, LLC in New York.

Ph.D. Thesis: “Circadian Regulation of Hippocampal Physiology and Behavior.”

Louisa's Publications

Jason Itri

B.S. UCLA, 1999
Predoctoral student, 2002-2004
Presently Residence in Radiology, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D Thesis on “Circadian Regulation of Synaptic and Intrinsic Membrane Currents in Pacemaker Neurons of the Mouse Suprachiasmatic Nucleus”

Jason's Publications

Postgraduate Researchers

YingfeiYingfei Wu

B.S. University of California - Los Angeles, 2011
Presently at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Yingfei's Publications

DannyDanny Truong

B.S. University of California - Los Angeles, 2010
M.Sc. student, MCIP 2013-2014. Presently at Touro University California

Danny's Publications

AndrewAndrew Chiu

B.S. University of California - Los Angeles, 2010.
Presently at Northwestern University.

Andrew's Publications

KennyKenny Lin

B.S. UCLA 2008
Presently Psychiatry Fellow at Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital.

Kenny's Publications

IreneIrene Odom

B.S. UCLA 2008
Presently at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego.

Irene's Publications

Kathryn Gniotczynski

Katie's Publications

Hee-Joo Choi

Visiting Researcher.

Hee-Joo's Publications

Previous Clock-Watchers

SophiaSophia Giang

Undergraduate student at UCLA (2009-2011). She assisted Dr. Loh with measurement of behavioral sleep in models of neurodegeneration, and Mr. Vosko with measurements of photic induction of cFOS in the SCN by immunohistochemistry.

AndersonAnderson Nguyen

Undergraduate student at UCLA (2010-2011). He assisted Dr. Loh with measurement of behavioral sleep, and Dr. Kudo with immunohistochemical measurements of GFAP in the SCN of circadian mutants.

MargaretMargaret Ong

Undergraduate student at UCLA (2010-2011). She assisted Dr. Loh with analysis of sex differences in circadian behavior, and learnt immunohistochemical techniques from Mr. Vosko. Margaret's honors project addressed the influence of genetic sex and gonadal hormones on the expression of Androgen Receptor in the SCN using the Four Core Genotype model developed by Dr. Art Arnold.

LaurenLauren Azuma
Undergraduate student at UCLA (2010-2011). She assisted Dr. Loh with studies on female reproduction and analysis of sex differences in circadian behavior.

VictorVictor Banh
Undergraduate student 2007-2009. Victor assisted Dr. Loh on the effects of jetlag on sleep and memory.

Ishya Chamkasem
Undergraduate student.

Naomi Elliott
Undergraduate student 2008. Naomi assisted with lab maintenance.

Navid Foruzan
Undergraduate student 2008-2009. Navid learnt various techniques for studying behavior.

Arkady Hagopian
Undergraduate student. Arkady assisted with studies on the effects of circadian disruption on learning and memory.

James Han
Undergraduate student.

JamilehJamileh Hanna
Undergraduate student 2007-2009. Jamileh assisted Dr. Kudo, using immunohistochemical techniques to study clock gene expression.

Justine Lopez
Undergraduate student 2008-2009. Justine served as an administrative assistant for the group.

Juliana J. Navarro
Undergraduate student. Juliana assisted with studies on the effects of circadian disruption on learning and memory.

JacquelineJacqueline Nguyen
Undergraduate student 2007-2009. Jacqueline assisted Dr. Loh with studies concerning non-photic cues in VIP-deficient mice.

JulienJulien Nguyen
Undergraduate student 2007-2010. Julien assisted Dr. Loh in measuring gene expression in the SCN and peripheral organs using RT-PCR.

JackieJackie Ragnarsson
Undergraduate student 2008-2009. Jackie learnt electrophysioloy techniques and contributed to studies on the role of the fDR current in modulating rhythms.

Mobeen Rahman
Undergraduate student.

GeriGeri Rodriguez
Undergraduate student 2006-2009. Geri worked on a project investigating excitotoxicity and circadian dysfunction in collaboration with Dr. Hernández in Mexico City.

Jenna Sandlin
Undergraduate student at Santa Monica College (2010-2011). She assisted Dr. Loh with measurement of behavioral sleep.

Nanthia Suthana
Undergraduate student.

Yat Tang
Undergraduate student.

SeiSei Tateyama
Undergraduate student 2007-2010. Sei assisted Dr.s Dragich and Loh as an undergraduate student in measuring gene expression in the SCN using ISH.

John Thompson
Undergraduate student. John assisted Dr. Kudo with behavioral analysis and immunohistochemical analysis of models of neurodegeneration.

Leo Varzi
Undergraduate student.

Lindsay Yuh
Undergraduate student.

Reeve Zemel
Undergraduate student 2008-2009. Reeve learnt various techniques for studying behavior.

Weihang Zhao
High school student 2008-2010. Weihang assisted with lab maintenance.