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Lab Members

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Cyrus Ghajar, PhD (Laboratory Head)

Hometown: Los Altos, CA (USA)
Something you're inspired by: My kids
Favorite band: The Black Keys
Favorite scientist: Mina Bissell (I'm biased!)
A paper that amazes you: This one (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2996144)
Fantasy benchmate: Judah Folkman
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Fun is: Mountain Biking

 

 



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Candice Grzelak, PhD (Fellow)

Hometown: Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Something you're inspired by: Selfless people
Favorite band: AFI
Favorite scientist: Hans Clevers
A paper that amazes you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22388089
Fantasy benchmate: Walter White before he turns bad!
Favorite movie: Pearl Harbour
Fun is: Seeing bands play


Andrea Lim

Andrea Lim, BS (MCB Graduate Student)

Hometown: San Diego, CA (USA)
Something you're inspired by: The vastness of space and our little corner in it
Favorite band: The Killers
Favorite scientist: Francis Collins
A paper that amazes you: http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmeth.3415.html
Fantasy benchmate: Tim Riggins
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Fun is: Making something--a DIY project, a piece of art, a delicious meal!


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Laura Pisarsky, PhD (Fellow)

Hometown: Ibigny, NE France
Something you're inspired by: Cultural diversity
Favorite Band: Noir Désir
Favorite Scientist: Elaine Fuchs
A paper that amazes you: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867414012288
Fantasy benchmate: Louis Pasteur
Favorite movie: La vita e bella
Fun is: Paragliding, bungee jumping, zip line, hot air balloon, helicopter,… In a word: Flying!


Erica Goddard

Erica Goddard, PhD (Fellow)

Hometown: Lawrence, KS (USA) (Go Jawhawks!)
Something you're inspired by: The Alt National Park Service and altEPA
Favorite Band: Other Lives
Favorite Scientist: I couldn't just pick one - Ann Chambers, Lisa Coussens, and Pepper Schedin (obviously!)
A paper that amazes you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511946
Fantasy Benchmate: Han Solo
Favorite movie: Blade Runner
Fun is: Soccer, mountain biking, hiking, playing with my dogs


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Marlowe Keller (Lab Aide)

Hometown: Deer Park, WA
Something you're inspired by: The Fred Hutch Visitor Center (check it out if you need a good cry)
Favorite Band: (Depending on my mood) ZZ Ward, Postmodern Jukebox, or Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Scientist: Gregor Mendel, Nessa Carey, and Neil Shubin (there are too many to pick just one!)
A paper that amazes you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15220929
Fantasy Benchmate: Rosalind Franklin
Favorite Movie: The Phantom of the Opera
Fun is: Reading, cooking, learning, and spending time with friends


Former Members (Position)/Graduated To

Patrick Carlson (lab manager/research technician)/Juno Therapeutics

Jeanna Kim (lab manager/research technician)/PATH

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Ryann Shor (Lab Manager/Research Technician)

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
Something you're inspired by: Passion
Favorite Band: Brandy Clark (for now!)
Favorite Scientist: Jennifer Doudna
A paper that amazes you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25855289
Fantasy Benchmate: Barack Obama
Favorite Movie: Captain Fantastic
Fun is: Being in or on the water


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Arko Dasgupta, PhD (Fellow)

Hometown: New Delhi, India
Something you're inspired by: People who are really good at playing an instrument
Favorite Band: (Tough one!) 3-way tie between Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler), U2 and The Killers
Favorite Scientist: Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
A paper that amazes you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22837386
Fantasy Benchmate: Cersei Lannister
Favorite Movie: The Motorcycle Diaries
Fun is: Skiing, soccer and learning history (and talking about the three over good beer)


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Jinxiang (David) Dai, PhD (Fellow)

Hometown: Hangzhou (China)
Something you're inspired by: The book Natural Obsessions
Favorite Band: Beyond (Hongkong)
Favorite scientist: Erwin Schrödinger
A paper that amazes you: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(15)00015-X
Fantasy benchmate: Salvador Dalí
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Fun is: Watching movies, cooking


Sarah Crist

Sarah Crist, BS (MCB Graduate Student)

Hometown: Southampton, NJ (USA)
Something you're inspired by: Eating a fresh croissant on a crisp fall morning
Favorite Band: Peter Gabriel
Favorite Scientist: Galen
A paper that amazes you: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2139858/
Fantasy Benchmate: Bill Murray
Favorite Movie: Pan's Labyrinth
Fun is: A plane ticket to somewhere new!


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Emma Schweitzer, BS (Lab Manager/Research Technician)

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Something you're inspired by: "A Little Life" - Hanya Yanagihara
Favorite band: Nora Jones
Favorite Scientist: Santiago Ramon y Cajal
A paper that amazes you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1334394/
Fantasy Benchmate: Rick Sanchez
Favorite Movie: The Good, The Bad, The Weird
Fun is: Baking something sweet!