People-Torii Lab Past Members
Past Postdoctoral Fellows Current Position and Awards
Dr. Elena Shpak Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2007 ABPB Early Career Award
Dr. Masahiro Kanaoka Assistant Professor
Division of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
Dr. Lynn Pillitteri Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, Western Washington University
USDA CSREES Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Jessie McAbee Lecturer, Biology Program, University of Washington
Dr. Claire Woodward Research Associate, NOAA/University of Washington
Dr. Christine Shyu Postdoc, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Dr. Takeshi Kuroha Research Associate, Nagoya University Bioscience and Biotechnology Center
Dr. Amanda Rychel Senior Research Scientist, StratosGenomics, Seattle, WA


Past Graduate Student  
Dr. Linda Enns
(Prof. Robert Cleland, Supervisor)
Copywriter at McCann Regan Campbell Ward, NYC


Past Research Techs  
Emi (Hill) Byern Research Associate, Allen Institute of Brain Atlas
Dr. Dan Sloan Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, Colorado State University

Dr. Naomi Bogenschutz NSF Predoctoral Fellow
Dr. Shannon Bemis Pharmacist, The Everett Clinic
Jessica Guseman Ph.D. Student, Biology Program, University of Washington
Rebecca Virata MD student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Medical School
Ben Burrows Ph.D. Student, Biological Sciences Program, Washington State Univ.
Jacqueline Garrick Ph.D. Student, Environmental Toxicology Program, University of Washington
Clare Monahan Research Associatet at Arzeda, Seattle, WA


Past Postgraduate Interns  
Nori Inoue Patent Officer, Japan Patent Office
Rae Yumul Graduate Student, University of California, Riverside


Past Undergraduate Researchers  
Dave Marshall Honor Thesis Undergraduate Researcher, Preparing for Medical School
Alesia Cloutier Owner, Flavor of Hawaii Culinary Adventures
Janelle Sagawa Mary Gates Undergrad Research Fellow, Research Scientist, Univ Conn
Helen Lai ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Microbiology Program, Duke University
Katie Richards NSF-REU Undergrad Research Fellow
Sarah Harvey Washington NASA Space Grant fellow
Benjamin Burrows Research Scientist Assistant, University of Washington. NSF-REU Undergrad Research Fellow/Mary Gates Undergrad Research Fellow/Sergant Awardee
Natalie Surichannon  
Weijun 'Michael' Huang Chemical Engineering Major
Suzanne Miller  
Marie Clifford Washington NASA Space Grant fellow Ph.D. Student, Biology Program, University of Washington
Alex Lin Washington NASA Space Grant fellow
Dharani Ranganathan HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow, Graduate. Student, George Washington Univ., School of Public Policy and Public Administration
Ngoc Le Pharma D. Student, University of Washington, School of Pharmacy
Forrest Jespersen HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow M. D. Student, University of Washington, School of Medicine.
Shilpa Coorg, J.D. Laywer, Kirkland and Ellis, LLC
Adam Dangler Preparing for Grad School
Gabriel Verdugo, J.D. HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow Lawyer, Washington State Supreme Court
Jessica Guseman (nee Waite) Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Fellow
Dr. Kylee Peterson Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Fellow, NSF REU fellow. Ph.D. Student, Biology Program, University of Washington
Darlene Lu UW College of Arts and Science Research Award, currently at Ph.D. student, Statistics Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew Hemmaplardh Genome Science, University of Washington, School of Medicine
Janessa Jussayan  
Teodora Tofoleanu Genome Science, University of Washington, School of Medicine
Joo Park  
Dr. Phong Dong, DDS Dental Student, University of Washington, School of Dentistry
Karen Peterson  
Yi-Hui Amy Chen Ph.D. Student, Graduate Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering, UC-Santa Barbara
Chris Berthiaume Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Fellow, Research Scientist, University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Dai "Nancy" Lin  
Dr. Jamie Wong, M.D. HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellow, NSF REU fellow. M.D. Student, University of Washington, School of Medicine
Dr. Shannon Bemis, Pharm. D. NSF REU fellow. Pharmacist
Emi Hill Merck Biology Undergraduate Award, see Research Tech section.
Laurel Hanson NSF REU fellow. Biotech company, Research Associate
Dr. Rob Schuster, M.D. Anesthesiologist at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA
Nelson Lau Washington NASA Space Grant fellow
Megan Anderson DNA forensic scientist, WA State Patrol
Mui-yung "May" Chen-Lee  
Natalie Fujii  
   


Past High School Intern  
Alex Kaufman
Washington State Student Biotech Competition, Biotech Expo 2002, Duke University


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