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


Dr Tommy Li

Tommy Li

Postdoctoral fellow with Helen Bateup, University of California, Berkeley

PhD Student, 2015-2021
Nano-Bio Interface/Bioelectronics

Prof Zeinab Jahed

Zeinab Jahed

Assistant Professor, Department of Nanoengineering, University of California San Diego

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2020
Nano-Bio Interface/Bioelectronics

Prof Xiao Li

Xiao Li

Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2020
Nano-Bio Interface

Dr Felix Alfonso

Felix Alfonso

Postdoctoral Fellow with Peng Chen, Cornell University

PhD Student, 2013-2019
Optical Electrophysiology

Dr. Lasse Hyldgaard Klausen

Lasse Hyldgaard Klausen

Researcher at iNANO, Aarhus University

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

Prof. Liting Duan

Liting Duan

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

PhD Student, 2011-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2017

Dr Qunxiang Ong

Qunxiang Ong

Postdoctoral Fellow, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium and Yale University

PhD Student, 2013-2017

Prof Wenting Zhao

Wenting Zhao

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2017
Nano-Bio Interface

Prof Francesca Santoro

Francesca Santoro

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2017
Nano-Bio Interface

Prof. Lindsey Hanson

Lindsey Hanson

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Trinity College

PhD Student, 2009-2014
Nano-Bio Interface

Prof. Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang

Associate Head & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Biochemistry; Professor of Biophysics & Quantitative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2014

Prof Yasuko Osakada

Yasuko Osakada

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2013
Axonal Transport

Prof Chong Xie

Chong Xie

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Neuroengineering, Rice University

PhD Student, 2008-2011
Nano-Bio Interface



Melissa Nakamoto

Melissa Nakamoto

Technical Advisor, Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

PhD Student, 2018-2023                                                                                                                                                                 Nano-Bio Interface

Aofei Liu

Aofei Liu

Lead Data Scientist, Insitro

PhD Student, 2017-2023                                                                                                                                                       Optobiology

Taylor Jones IV


Taylor Jones IV

Scientist II, International Flavors and Fragrances

PhD Student, 2017-2023                                                                                                                                                       Optobiology

Dr. Allister McGuire

Allister McGuire

Chemist, Adecco @ Verily Life Sciences

PhD Student, 2012-2018
Nano-Bio Interface/Bioelectronics

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

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


Other Fields

Dr Jen Hope

Jen Hope

Research Communities Manager, Stanford University

PhD Student, 2016-2021

Dr Daphne Che

Daphne Che

Senior Associate, Montage Ventures

PhD Student, 2010-2015

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

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Harsha Mudrakola

Medical Resident, Baylor College of Medicine

MS Student, 2008-2010
Axonal Transport


Past Visiting Scholars

Charlotte Moraldo, Master Student, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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


Past Undergraduate and High School Students

Vincent Chim (2021-2023)

Jennifer Wang (2021-2023)

Ghawayne Calvin (2019-2021)

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)

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