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Current Lab Members

Alexey Terskikh

Principal Investigator

Ph.D., University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 1996

He designed a new type of high-avidity recombinant molecule called Peptabody. He received postdoctoral training with Prof. Irving Weissman at Stanford University, where he discovered a common genetic program between hematopoietic and neural stem cells. Dr. Terskikh holds an Assistant Professor position in the Brain and Mind Institute at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland (2002-2006) and was recruited to the Burnham Institute for Medical Research as Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2002, as a full time Assistant Professor in 2006 and as a Associate Professor in 2012.

Delany Rodriguez

Staff Scientist/Lab Manager

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, New Mexico State University

Interests: Dissecting the epigenetics of aging to better understand this complex biological process.

Martin Alvarez-Kuglen

Research Associate

B.S., Biochemistry/Biophysics/Molecular Biology, Whitman College

Win Ning Chen

Research Assistant II

B.Sc., Medical Bioscience; B.Sc., Honors, Monash University

Interests: Studying epigenetic signatures of aging in intestinal stem cells and genetic perturbations in neurogenesis. She hopes to expand her knowledge and gain vital experience in the lab for her future scientific career.

Mehran Ghafari


Ph.D., Computational Science, University of Tennessee (Chattanooga)

Interests: Animal behavioral using deep leaning, computer vision and tracking, computational biology, and aging.

Lingyi Huang

Research Associate

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Kenta Ninomiya


Ph.D., Health Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Interests: Designing computational algorithms to explain/understand epigenome.

Joesph A. Rhodenhiser

Research Associate

B.S., Chemistry, University of Richmond

Interests: The relationship between nuclear actin and chromatin dynamics.

Former Lab Members

Alejandro Amador, PH.D. (Postdoctoral Associate)

Flavio Cimadamore, PH.D. (Postdoctoral Associate)

Encarnacion Ma Navarro Peran, PH.D. (Postdoctoral Associate)

Nats Nilbratt, PH.D. (Postdoctoral Associate)

Connie Chen, (Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant)

Ksenia Genedva, (Ph.D. Student)

Dawn Waters, M.D. (Visiting Researcher)

Ashley Ginbey, B.S.

Mary Spinharney

Jimmy Guo, B.S.

Mariana Jolly, (Research Assistant I)

Payal Gala, (CIRM Intern)

Stephanie Zapata, (Intern)

Lorenzo Fiengo, Ph.D. (Postdoc)

Vivian Lin, B.S. (Specialist)