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Principal Investigator

Dr. Dan Kaufman

Dr. Dan Kaufman

Professor of Medicine
Director of Cell Therapy
Email: dskaufman@health.ucsd.edu

Division of Regenerative Medicine Staff

Michelle Ghani
Michelle Ghani

Division Administrator
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Office 1115
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: mghani@health.ucsd.edu

Ashely Hartford
Ashley Hartford

Division Coordinator
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Office 3804
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: ahartford@health.ucsd.edu

Lab Staff

Edith Lopez
Edith Lopez

Lab Manager
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: e8lopez@health.ucsd.edu

Project Scientists

Xiao-Hua Li
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: x7li@health.ucsd.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Jaya Lakshmi Thangaraj
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: jlthangaraj@health.ucsd.edu

Yuelin Kong
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: yukong@health.ucsd.edu

Mengwei Ko
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: meko@health.ucsd.edu

Pooja Hor
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: phor@health.ucsd.edu

Ben Goldenson
Clinical Heme/Onc Fellow
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: bgoldenson@health.ucsd.edu

Staff Research Associates

Manuel Fierro
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: m2fierro@health.ucsd.edu

Jiyoung Yun
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494
Email: jiy259@ucsd.edu

Undergraduate Student Workers

Andres Bahena
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494

Linda Liang
Kaufman Lab, 3rd Floor
Phone: 858-246-1494

Lab Alumni

Since 2016

Huang Zhu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ye (Ethan) Li
Postdoctoral Fellow

Davide Bernareggi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Somayeh Pouyanfard
Resident Physician

Cara Bickers
Postdoctoral Fellow

Michele Yunzu Wang
Resident Physician

Michael Coffey
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kenta Yamamoto
Postdoctoral Fellow

Robert Blum
Graduate Student/SRA

Luis Cruz
Graduate Student/SRA

Matthew Gynn
Summer Medical Research Student

Stephen Calderon
Summer Medical Research Student

Jacqueline Le
Undergraduate Researcher

Alessa Ruiz-Cisneros
Undergraduate Researcher

Victor Shen
Undergraduate Researcher

Jack Castaneda
Undergraduate Researcher

Prior to 2016

Xinghui Tian
Postdoctoral Fellow

Colin Martin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Frances Harding
Postdoctoral Fellow

Vincent Larouche
Pathology/Transfusion Fellow

Petra Obrtlikova
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ketan Doshi
Hematology/Oncology Fellow

Rizwan Romee
Resident

Zhenya Ni
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ross Kopher
Postdoctoral Fellow

Minh Hong
Postdoctoral Fellow

Martin Pesl
Postdoctoral Fellow

Saiful Islam
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yixin Tang
Postdoctoral Fellow

Jason Motl
Postdoctoral Fellow

Li Zhou
Postdoctoral Fellow

Pavel Simara
Postdoctoral Fellow

George Scaria
Hematology/Oncology Fellow

David Hermanson
Postdoctoral Fellow

Fahad Kidwai
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhongming Chen
Postdoctoral Fellow

CM Cameron
Graduate Student

Peter Woll
Graduate Student

Jennifer Gori
Graduate Student

David Knorr
Graduate Student

Patrick Ferrell
Graduate Student

Patrick Walsh
Graduate Student

Aarathi Shanmugam
Graduate Student

Li Li
Graduate Student

Mitali Adlakha
Graduate Student

Chao Ma
Graduate Student

Michael Lepley
Graduate Student

Matthew Angelos
Graduate Student

Julie Morris
Undergraduate Researcher

Elizabeth Johnson
Undergraduate Researcher

Matthew Painschab
Undergraduate Researcher

Rebecca Marcus
Undergraduate Researcher

Russ Taylor
Undergraduate Researcher

Katherine Hill
Undergraduate Researcher

Rebecca Armstrong
Undergraduate Researcher

Krishnan Ramanujan
Undergraduate Researcher

Amanda Gussiaas
Undergraduate Researcher

Jeremy Kudrna
Undergraduate Researcher

Christine Ngryen
Undergraduate Researcher

Allison Bock
Undergraduate Researcher

Trevor Argall
Undergraduate Researcher

Cory Kellum
Undergraduate Researcher

Beth Schoon
Undergraduate Researcher

Promise Okeke
Undergraduate Researcher

Cody Dali
Summer Undergraduate Researcher

Jessica Edwards
Summer Undergraduate Researcher

Anna Kim
Undergraduate Researcher

Peter Kassis Akal
Undergraduate Researcher

Paige Ruh
Undergraduate Researcher

Jacqueline Le
Undergraduate Researcher