Past Lab Members


Undergraduate Students:
  • David Anderson (1981 - 1982)
  • Ted Wooley (1988 - 1989)
  • Adrian Smith, MARC Fellow (1991)
  • Farshid Ghanbarizad (1994)
  • Daniel Zwiesler, Howard Hughes Fellow (1995 - 1996)
  • Jon MacKay (2000-2001)
  • Jeff Wyrick (2002)
  • Laura Van Wechel (2003)
  • Dallas Rawlins (2004)
  • Jon Nye (2006 - 2007)
  • Yik-Hong (Hugo) Fung (2007-2008)
  • Alison Macleod (2007-2008)
  • Chelsea Wixom (2007-2008)
  • Tyson Todd (2009-2010)
  • Holly Hudspeth (2008-2011)
  • John Smerdon (2008-2011)
  • Christopher Bolster (2011)

Graduate Students, Degree, Current Position:
  • Khalifah Sidik, M.S., Ph.D. (1981 - 1989), Assoc. Dir. Med. Biotech. Prog., University of Illinois
  • John Watkins, Ph.D. (1981 - 1986), M.D., University of Rochester, Physician, Newport, OR
  • James Gale, Ph.D. (1982 - 1987), Assoc. Res. Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Jeff Lorenz, M.S. (1985 - 1987), Technical Manager, Oncology Div., Johnson & Johnson Co.
  • Ahmed Murad, Ph.D. (1985 - 1991), Res. Scientist, Battelle Pacific NW National Laboratories
  • James Mueller, Ph.D. (1989 - 1994), Res. Technical Representative, Molecular Kinetics Corp.
  • Lucie Fritz, Ph.D. (1989 - 1994) Senior Staff Scientist, Pacific NW National Laboratories
  • David Mann, Ph.D. (1989 - 1995), Senior Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Maria Meijer, M.S. (1994 - 1998), Staff Scientist, Sembiosys, Univ. of Calgary
  • Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D. (1994 - 1998), Walther Asst. Prof., Dept. of Biochemistry, Purdue University
  • Xiaoyi Zhang, M.S. (1997 - 1999), Senior Research Associate, Curis, Inc., Cambridge, MA
  • Joe Kosmoski, Ph.D. (1996 - 1999), CEO and Chairman, Homespun Technologies Inc.; CSO and Founder, New Sky Energy, Inc.
  • Adrienne Karpiel, M.S. (1997 - 2000), Computer Science, Washington State University
  • Brian Beard, Ph.D. (1999 - 2003), Senior Res. Assoc., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Ctr., Seattle, WA
  • YoungHo Kwon, Ph.D. (1999 - 2003), Associate Research Scientist, Yale University
  • Chenbo Wang, M.S. (2002-2003), Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Boston College
  • Jonathan Anderson, M.S. (2001-2003), Res. Assoc., City of Hope National Medical Ctr., Duarte, CA
  • Shima Nakanishi, Ph.D. (2002-2006), Senior Res. Assoc., The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL
  • Yan Wang, M.S. (2004-2006), Graduate School, Biostatistics, Washington State University
  • Gowri Manjusha, M.S. (2005-2006), Research Associate, Boise State University

Medical Students, Independent Research Project:
  • Jill Stevenson, WAMI (2002-2003), University of Washington, Medical Student (2002-2006)

Research Associates:
  • Suey Lan, M.S., Sen. Lab. Tech. (1980 - 1984), Program Director, IBM
  • Karen Jensen, M.S., Sen. Lab. Tech. (1984 - 1989), Investigative Lawyer, WA attorney general office
  • Jirair Bedoyan, M.D., Ph.D. (1989 - 1991) Clinical Assistant Professor, Departments of Genetics and Pediatrics, Clinical Biomedical Genetics Fellow, Case Western Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Sylvia Hering, B.S. (1994 - 1997) Tech. Director, Analytical Lab, Eola Cherry Co., Gervais, OR
  • Daniel Zwiesler, B.S. (1996 - 1997) Medical School, University of Arkansas
  • Christine Suquet, M.S., Sen. Lab. Tech. (1989 - 1998), Senior Lab. Tech., Washington State Univ.
  • Korrie Foley, M.S., Senior Lab. Tech. (1998 - 2000), Microbiologist, NIAID, NIH
  • Amy Guilliatt, B.S., Lab. Tech. (1999 - 2000) Water Quality Specialist, Neah Bay, WA
  • Nancy Piekarski, B.S., Lab. Tech. (2001 - 2003) Pullman Regional Hospital
  • Deirdre Fahy, M.S., Senior Res. Associate (2000 - 2007)
  • Stacey Beyer-Haendiges, B.S., Lab. Tech., (2005 - 2008)
  • Lauren Eberhart, B.S., Lab Tech. (2008-2009) Grad. Student, Vet. Med., WSU
  • Angela Hinz, M.S., Senior Res. Associate (2007-2011)
  • Kimberly Tjoelker, B.S., Lab. Tech. (2011-2012)

Postdoctoral Associates/Research Coordinators:
  • Brinda Ramanathan, Ph.D. (1982 - 1988) Assistant Professor, NM Highlands Univ.
  • Jeannette Huijzer, Ph.D. (1988 - 1991) Res. Coordinator, Washington State Univ. (deceased)
  • Ahmed Murad, Ph.D. (1991 - 1992) Postdoctoral Fellow, Pacific NW National Laboratories
  • William Vorachek, Ph.D. (1991 - 1993) Clinical Lab Director, Pittsburgh hospital
  • Jeanine de Cock, Ph.D. (1992 - 1993) Staff Scientist, Den Hoed Kliniek, The Netherlands
  • Ranjan Gupta, Ph.D. (1990 - 1995) Regional Officer for South Asia and Eurasia, Office of Global Research (GR), National Institude of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH
  • David Brown, Ph.D., NIH NRSA Fellow (1992 - 1996) Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Environ. Health, Molecular and Clinical Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • David Mann, Ph.D. (1995 - 1996) Senior Res. Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Bonnie Baxter, Ph.D., NIH NRSA Fellow (1994-1996) Director, Great Salt Lake Institute and Professor of Biology, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D. (1998 - 1999) Walther Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN
  • Joe Kosmoski, Ph.D. (1999) CEO and Chairman, Homespun Technologies Inc.; CSO and Founder, New Sky Energy, Inc.
  • Dinara Lukmanova-Kline, Ph.D. (2001 - 2002) Chemical synthesis of DNA photoproducts
  • Xiling Wu, M.D., Ph.D. (2001 - 2003) Research Assoc., VCAPP, School of Vet. Med., WSU
  • Shisheng Li, Ph.D. (1997 - 2003) Asst. Professor, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veternary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • YoungHo Kwon, Ph.D. (2003 - 2004) Associate Research Scientist, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Vyacheslav Bespalov, Ph.D. (1999 - 2007) Postdoctoral Fellow, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Zeljko Svedruzic, Ph.D. (2003 - 2006) Eli Lilly Research Fellow, Center for Human Genetics, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
  • Ronita Nag, Ph.D. (2005-2009) Lecturer, Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
  • Shubho Chaudhury, Ph.D. (2005-2009) Asst. Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Genetics, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Anamaria Zavala, Ph.D. (2007-2010) Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho

Research Assistant Professors:
  • Antonio Conconi, Ph.D. (1995 - 2002) Faculty, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Shisheng Li, Ph.D. (1997 - 2004) Faculty, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Feng Gong, Ph.D. (2003 - 2007) Faculty, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Visiting Scientists:
  • Dr. Byungchan Ahn, 2000, Dept. of Life Sciences, University of Ulsan, Korea
  • Dr. Khalifah Sidik, 2002, Biomed. Science Prog., University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur


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