Lab Members

Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D.

Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D.

Title: Laboratory Head

Hometown: Los Altos, CA (USA)
Something you're inspired by: My kids
Favorite band: Hall & Oates
Favorite scientist: Mina Bissell (I'm biased!)
A paper that amazes you: "Wounding and its role in RSV-mediated tumor formation"
Fantasy benchmate: Judah Folkman
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Fun is: Sheltering in place

Sarah Crist, B.S.

Sarah Crist, B.S.

Title: MCB Graduate Student

Hometown: Southampton, NJ
Something you're inspired by: My momma
Favorite band: Ólafur Arnalds
Favorite scientist: Dr. Isaiah J. Fidler
A paper that amazes you: "Intravital Imaging Reveals Ghost Fibers as Architectural Units Guiding Myogenic Progenitors During Regeneration"
Fantasy benchmate: Ben Wyatt
Favorite movie: Pan’s Labyrinth
Fun is: Going on a long, unpopulated hike!

David Dai, Ph.D.

David Dai, Ph.D.

Title: DoD BCRP Breakthrough Fellow

Hometown: Hangzhou, China
Something you're inspired by: The book Natural Obsessions
Favorite band: Beyond
Favorite scientist: Erwin Schrödinger
A paper that amazes you: "Noise Facilitates Transcriptional Control under Dynamic Inputs"
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Fun is: Watching movies, cooking, kayaking

 

Erica Goddard, Ph.D.

Erica Goddard, Ph.D.

Title: DoD BCRF Breakthrough Fellow

Hometown: Lawrence, KS
Something you're inspired by: Old growth forest
Favorite band: The Pixies
Favorite scientist: Ann Chambers
A paper that amazes you: "Architecture of the wood-wide web"
Fantasy benchmate: Megan Rapinoe
Favorite movie: Blade Runner
Fun is: Climbing in the mountains!

 

Candice Grzelak Ph.D.

Candice Grzelak Ph.D.

Title: Susan G. Komen Fellow

Something you're inspired by: Bill and Melinda Gates (I love their dedication to important humanitarian and scientific endeavors, even though they haven’t started out as trained scientists) 
Favorite band: Equal tie goes to AFI and Alkaline Trio
Favorite scientist: Hans Clevers
A paper that amazes you: "Macrophage-derived Wnt opposes Notch signaling to specify hepatic progenitor cell fate in chronic liver disease"
Fantasy bench mate: Walter White
Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fun is: Going to see bands play

Marlowe Keller

Marlowe Keller

Title: Lab Aide

Hometown: Deer Park, WA
Something you're inspired by: The Fred Hutch Visitor Center
Favorite band: Red Velvet or Amine
Favorite scientist: Rosalind Franklin and Neil Shubin
A paper that amazes you: "Epigenetic programming by maternal behavior"
Fantasy benchmate: Celia Bowen
Favorite movie: The Phantom of the Opera
Fun is: Reading, cooking, and bird watching

Grant Klug

Grant Klug

Title: Research Technician

Something you're inspired by: My peers' accomplishments
Favorite band: Taylor Swift
Favorite scientist: Maurice Hilleman
A paper that amazes you: "Induction of pluripotent stem cells from mouse embryonic and adult fibroblast cultures by defined factors."
Fantasy benchmate: Velma Dinkley
Favorite movie: Parasite
Fun is: Skiing, running, cycling, backpacking, and most outdoor activities!

Braxton Jamison, Ph.D.

Braxton Jamison, Ph.D.

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Something you're inspired by: Nature (not the journal)
Favorite band: Eagles
Favorite scientist: Carl Sagan
A paper that amazes you: "The Art of the Probable: System Control in the Adaptive Immune System"
Fantasy benchmate: Seth Rogen
Favorite movie: 2001: A space odyssey
Fun is: Being outdoors

Emma Lederer, B.S.

Emma Lederer, B.S.

Title: Research Technician

Hometown: Madison, WI
Something you're inspired by: My family
Favorite band: Panic! at the Disco
Favorite scientist: Jennifer Doudna 
A paper that amazes you: "Enhanced CAR-T cell activity against solid tumors by vaccine boosting through the chimeric receptor"
Fantasy benchmate: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Favorite movie: Studio Ghibli movies 
Fun is: Hiking, reading, and swimming! 

Andrea Lim, B.S.

Andrea Lim, B.S.

Title: MCB Graduate Student
Email: andlim@uw.edu

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Something you're inspired by: The natural beauty of the PNW, especially the interplay of water and light
Favorite band: The Killers
Favorite scientist: Peter Friedl
A paper that amazes you: "Regenerative capacity in newts is not altered by repeated regeneration and ageing"
Fantasy benchmate: St. Albert Magnus
Favorite movie: Moonstruck
Fun is: Creating something with your hands

Laura Pisarsky, Ph.D.

Laura Pisarsky, Ph.D.

Title: Swiss National Foundation .Mobility Fellow

Hometown: A small village in N.E. France
Something you're inspired by: Cultural diversity and travels
Favorite Band: Noir Désir
Favorite Scientist: Elaine Fuchs
A paper that amazes you: "Divergent angiocrine signals from vascular niche balance liver regeneration and fibrosis"
Fantasy benchmate: Louis Pasteur
Favorite movie: La vita è bella
Fun is: Paragliding, bungee jumping, zip line, hot air balloon, helicopter… In a word: Flying!

 

Ryann Shor, B.S.

Ryann Shor, B.S.

Title: Research Technician, Lab Manager

Something you're inspired by: Passion
Favorite band: The Highwaymen/The Highwomen
Favorite scientist: Jennifer Doudna
A paper that amazes you: "A model of breast cancer heterogeneity reveals vascular mimicry as a driver of metastasis
Fantasy benchmate: Barack Obama
Favorite movie: Captain Fantastic
Fun is: Being in the mountains or in the water


Former Lab Members 

Position/graduated to:

Patrick Carlson (Research Technician/Lab Manager) / Juno Therapeutics
Arko Dasgupta (Postdoctoral Fellow) / Research Fellow, Chris Kemp Lab, Fred Hutch
Mani Moniri (Visiting Student) / Medical Student, University of Melbourne
Jeanna Kim (Research Technician/Lab Manager) / PATH