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Alumni

  • Ronald W. Steigerwalt, PhD, UCSF, 1983; Postdoctoral fellow, 1983-84
  • Lynn Sorbara, PhD, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 1986; Postdoctoral fellow, 1986-1989
  • David Osterman, PhD, University of Chicago, 1985; Postdoctoral fellow, 1986-1989
  • Jennifer Cordes Darnell, PhD, Rockefeller University, 1990; Graduate fellow, 1987-1990
  • Betty Chan, MD, University of Toronto, 1984; Postdoctoral fellow, 1987-1988
  • Susan Hess, PhD, City University of New York, 1988; Postdoctoral Fellow, 1988-1990
  • Tadayo Miyasaka, PhD, Tokyo University, 1987; Research Associate, 1989-1991
  • David Misek, PhD, State University of New York, 1986; Postdoctoral fellow, 1989-1993; Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan  
  • Guochang Zhu, MD, Second Medical College, Shanghai, 1984; Postdoctoral fellow, 1989-1991, Senior Research Associate, 1991-1994
  • Long Pang, PhD, New York University, 1990; Postdoctoral fellow, 1990-1994
  • Masahide Ohmichi, MD, PhD, Osaka Univ. School of Medicine, 1990; Postdoctoral fellow, 1990-1993
  • Kim Milarski, PhD, Northwestern University, 1989; Postdoctoral fellow, 1991-1994
  • Vered Ribon, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1992; Postdoctoral fellow, 1992-1999
  • Dan Lazar, PhD, University of Michigan; 1992 Postdoctoral fellow, 1992-1997
  • Cynthia Mastick, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990; Postdoctoral fellow, 1993-1995 Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno  
  • Takeshi Sawada, MD, PhD, Osaka Univ. School of Medicine, 1993; Postdoctoral fellow, 1993-1995
  • Li-Jhun Syu, PhD, Michigan State University, 1994; Postdoctoral fellow, 1994-1999    
  • Yoichi Noda, PhD, University of Tokyo, 1994; Postdoctoral fellow, 1994-1996
  • Matthew Brady, PhD, University of Chicago, 1994; Postdoctoral fellow, 1994-1998 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago  
  • Russell Weise, PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1992; Postdoctoral fellow, 1994-1995
  • John Printen, PhD, University of Oregon, 1995; Postdoctoral fellow, 1995-1998
  • Man Chang, PhD, Wayne State University, 1995; Postdoctoral fellow, 1996-1999
  • Christian Baumann, PhD, George Washington University, 1997; Postdoctoral fellow, 1997-2000
  • Jing Min, PhD, University of Chicago, 1997; Postdoctoral fellow, 1997-1999
  • Noel Fong, PhD, University of California, Davis, 1998; Postdoctoral fellow, 1998-2000
  • Barry Press, PhD, Northwestern University, 1998; Postdoctoral fellow, 1998-1999
  • Shian-Huey Chiang, PhD, University of Michigan, 2001; Graduate fellow, 1998-2001
  • Jeffrey Skinner, PhD, Purdue University, 1998; Postdoctoral fellow, 1998-2002
  • Akiko Kimura, MD, PhD, Osaka University School of Medicine, 1999; Postdoctoral fellow, 1999-2002
  • Marie Legendre, University of Paris, Visiting Graduate Fellow, 2001-2002
  • Sean Crosson, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 1999; Postdoctoral fellow, 2000-2004
  • Yoko Okamoto, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, 2001-2004
  • Joseph B. Hwang, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, 2000-2004
  • Xiaoming Zhou, MD, PhD, Nanjin University, 1999. Postdoctoral fellow, 2004-2005
  • Louise Chang, PhD, Boston University, 2000. Postdoctoral fellow, 2000-2005
  • Jun Liu, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, 2001-2006; Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic  
  • Irfan J. Lodhi, PhD, Graduate Student, 2001-2007; Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University.
  • Mayumi Inoue, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2007; Research Scientist, University of Michigan
  • Merlijn Bazuine, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2008
  • Mei Zhang, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2008
  • Carey Lumeng, MD PhD, Clinical Lecturer, 2003-2008; Assistant Professor, University of  Michigan  
  • Xiao-Wei Chen, PhD, Graduate Student, 2002-2008
  • Alan Cheng, PhD, Research Fellow, 2004-2010; Assistant Professor, Louisville University
  • Jing-Tyan Ma Visiting Graduate Fellow, 2008-2010; Institute of Genetics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Christina Sherry, Research Fellow, 2009-2010
  • Shian-Huey Chiang, Research Fellow, 2005-2011
  • David Bridges, PhD, University of Calgary, 2005. Postdoctoral fellow, 2005-2013
  • Dara Leto, PhD, University of Michigan, Graduate Fellow, 2006-2011 
  • Nicole Maher, Research Fellow, 2007-2011
  • Tingting Xiong, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, Graduate Fellow, 2007-2012
  • Nicole White, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2007. Postdoctoral fellow, 2007- 2011
  • Jonathan Mowers, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, MSTP fellow, 2008-2012
  • Binbin Liu, PhD, Michigan State University, 2009. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2014
  • Irit Hochberg, MD, PhD, Rambam Medical School, Technion, Israel, 2002. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010
  • -2012
  • Maeran Uhm, University of Michigan, Graduate Fellow, 2010-2015
  • David Buchner, PhD, University of Michigan, 2008. Research Associate, 2010-2013
  • Sheela Karunanithi, PhD, University of Buffalo, 2012. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
  • Guanan Wang, PhD, University of Arizona, 2012. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014
  • Prasanth Nair, PhD, University of British Columbia, 2013. Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2015

 

In Memorium

Maryam Ahmadian, PhD 1982-2020

 We remember our colleague Maryam, an outstanding scientist and friend. She graduated from UCSD in 2004 with a B.S. in Biochemistry as a Regents Scholar. After discovering a passion for research while working in a laboratory as an undergraduate, she attended graduate school at UC, Berkeley, receiving her Ph.D. in 2010 in Metabolic Biology. Working under the supervision of Professor Hei Sook Sul, she made seminal contributions to our understanding of how fat cells are regulated, publishing several ground-breaking studies in the highest impact journals. In 2011 she joined the laboratory of Ron Evans at the Salk Institute, and continued to excel in studying the basic aspects of fat cell biology, and explaining how living organisms respond to cold stress. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2014, but nevertheless made outstanding progress and published several papers in top international journals, a testament to her determination and commitment as a scientist. In 2017 she joined our lab as an Assistant Professor. Maryam led a dedicated group of students and postdoctoral fellows, continuing to study the underlying basis of obesity and type 2 diabetes. During her short career, Maryam won numerous awards and fellowships, and traveled throughout the world to present her work at scientific conferences. As an outstanding scientist, excellent collaborator, wonderful teacher and thought leader in the field, she was well on her way to developing an international reputation as a rising young investigator.