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Alumni

Cui Lab alumni have gone on to pursue careers in academia, industry, national labs, and even outside of research science, all around the world.

Academia
Dr. Zeinab Jahed

Zeinab Jahed

Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego, Nanoengineering

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2020
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Xiao Li

Xiao Li

Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2020
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. FĂ©lix Alfonso

Felix Alfonso

Postdoctoral Fellow with Peng Chen, Cornell University

PhD Student, 2013-2019
Optical Electrophysiology

Dr. Lasse Hyldgaard Klausen

Lasse Hyldgaard Klausen

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2019
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Luke Kaplan

Luke Kaplan

Postdoctoral Fellow with Chenghua Gu, Harvard Medical School

PhD Student, 2012-2017
Axonal Transport

Dr. Liting Duan

Liting Duan

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong

PhD Student, 2011-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2017
Optical Control of Protein Function

Qunxiang Ong

Postdoctoral Fellow, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium and Yale University

PhD Student, 2013-2017
Optical Control of Protein Function

Dr. Wenting Zhao

Wenting Zhao

Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2017
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Francesca Santoro

Francesca Santoro

Scientist and Group Leader, Tenure Track, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Naples, Italy

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2017
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Lindsey Hanson

Lindsey Hanson

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Trinity College

PhD Student, 2009-2014
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2014
Optical Control of Protein Function

Dr. Yasuko Osakada

Yasuko Osakada

Assistant Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2013
Axonal Transport

Dr. Chong Xie

Chong Xie

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

PhD Student, 2008-2011
Nano-Bio Interface

Industry
Dr. Allister McGuire

Allister McGuire

Chemist, Adecco @ Verily Life Sciences

PhD Student, 2012-2018
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Hsin-Ya Lou

Hsin-Ya Lou

Data Scientist, Adobe

PhD Student, 2012-2018
Nano-Bio Interface

Eric Wang

Eric Wang

Co-Founder, Archon

MS Student, 2017-2018
Optical Control of Protein Function

Dr. Praveen Chowdary

Praveen Chowdary

Senior Scientist at Quantapore, Inc.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2016
Axonal Transport

Dr. Shunling Guo

Shunling Guo

Scientist at Confometrx

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2016
Optical Control of Protein Function

Other Fields
Dr. Daphne Che

Daphne Che

Senior Associate, Montage Ventures

PhD Student, 2010-2015
Optical Control of Protein Function

Dr. Carter Lin

Carter Lin

Data Scientist, Stripe

PhD Student, 2009-2014
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr. Wenjun Xie

Wenjun Xie

Associate, McKinsey & Company

PhD Student, 2009-2014
Axonal Transport

Harsha Mudrakola

Medical Resident, Baylor College of Medicine

MS Student, 2008-2010
Axonal Transport

Past Visiting Scholars

Selene De Martino, PhD Student with Francesca Santoro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Naples, Italy

Past Undergraduate and High School Students

Clare Phelps (2019)
Vamsi Varanasi(2018-2019)
Victor Acero (2016)
Alina Ying (2016)
Chase Bartholomew Navellier (2015)
Ruyan Zhang (2015)
Eleanor Collier (2014)
Cody Zeng (2014)
Jasmine Deng (2014)
Connie Zeng (2013-2014)
Dara Bobb-Semple (2013)
Comfrey McCarthy (2013)
Pooja Varman (2013)
Kai Xiao (2012)
Paige Solomon (2012)
Janina Motter (2011-2012)
Yousef Fararjeh (2012)
Lidia Arenas (2010)
Benz Chaijarasphong (2009-2010)

Where are they now?