Principal Investigator

Tanya PaullTanya Paull

From: Mililani, Hawaii
Degrees: B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Stanford Univ., 1991; Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA, 1996

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Ji-Hoon LeeJi-Hoon Lee
Research Specialist

From: Inchon, Korea
Degrees: M.S. in Microbiology, Inha University, Korea, 1997  
Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Rajashree DeshpandeRajashree Deshpande
post-doctoral fellow

From: Pune, India
Degrees: M.S., Ph.D. from University of Pune, India

Nodar MakharashviliNodar Makharashvili

From: Tbilisi, Georgia/ St. Louis, MO.
Chemistry, B.S. from Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Biotechnology, B.S. from Georgia Technical University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Organic Chemistry, M.S. from Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Biochemistry, Ph.D. from Saint Louis University (SLU), (St. Louis, MO

Yizhi YinYizhi Yin

Degrees: B.S. in Biological Sciences from Xiamen University, China
Ph.D. in Genetics from University of Iowa

Graduate Students

Gary KaoGary Kao

Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Master of Science, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Master of Science, University of California, Irvine, CA

Seung Woo RyuSeung Woo Ryu

From: Gwacheon, Korea
Degree: B.S. Biochemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, Illinois) 2010

Xuemei WenXuemei Wen

From: Sichuan, China
Degree: Bachelor of Medicine from Chongqing Medical University, China
Master of Medicine from Shanghai Cancer Center, Fudan University, China

Laboratory Staff

Xiaoming (Julie) ZhangXiaoming (Julie) Zhang
Research Technician III

From: China, by way of Los Angeles
Degrees: B.S. in Microbiology, Anhui University, China

Nicolette EnderNicolette Ender
Laboratory Manager/Research Technician

From: Cooperstown, NY
Degrees: B.S. in Molecular Genetics, State University of New York at Fredonia

Oshadi WimalarathneOshadi Wimalarathne
Research Scientist Assistant

From: Lubbock, TX
Degrees: B.S.A in Biology, Business Foundations Certificate, UT Austin

Recent Graduates & Departures

Rose Stewart

Rose Stewart

Congratulations Dr. Tanya Johnson and Dr. Logan Myler

Best wishes to our former lab members.

Tanya Johnson
Tanya Johnson
former Graduate Student
Logan Myler
Logan Myler
former Graduate Student
mike mand
Mike Mand
former Post-doctoral Fellow

Sucheta Arora
Sucheta Arora
former Graduate Student
Lisa Sledd
Lisa Sledd
former Lab Manager
mike mand
Yi Zhou
former Post-doctoral Fellow

Tony Harvey
Tony Harvey
former Graduate Student

Rose Stewart
Rose Stewart
former Scientist Assistant


In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jeff Kuhnlein 5/31/83 – 10/2/12


Group Photos


group 2018

Emma Long Park 1 Emma Long park 2


current members


2009 Jumping
2009 group jumping

2008 group photo