Lab Members


Andrew C. Hsieh

Principal Investigator

  • Originally from Torrance, CA
  • BA, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of
    Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Internship - Postdoc, UCSF,
    San Francisco, CA

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Yiting Lim

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Originally from Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • BS, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University,         Baltimore, MD


Sujata Jana

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Originally from Basirhat, West Bengal, India
  • BS, North Bengal Agricultural University, India
  • PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 


Brian Winters

UW Urology Fellow

  • Originally from Tacoma, WA
  • MD, OHSU, Portland, OR
  • Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Urologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA







William (Bill) Hardin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Originally from Seattle, WA 
  • BS, University of Washington, Seattle , WA
  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA



Sonali Arora

Computational Biologist

  • Originally from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • BTECH, SRM University, India
  • MS, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY



Yuzhen Liu

Research Technician II

  • Originally from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • BS, University of Toronto, Canada


Jessie Horn

Research Technician II

  • Originally from Vancouver, WA
  • BS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Samantha Schuster

Graduate Student Researcher

  • Originally from Los Angeles, CA
  • BS, UC Davis, Davis, CA
  • MCB Graduate student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 


Rucha Deo

Undergraduate Intern

  • Originally from Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Undergraduate, University of Washington. Seattle, WA 


Funda Vakar-Lopez

Genitourinary Pathologist

  • Originally from Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • MD, University of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Residency, University of Texas, Houston, TX
  • GU Path Fellowship, MD Anderson, Houston, TX





Tyonek (Ty) Ogemageshig

Research Program Coordinator

  • Originally from Pocatello, ID
  • BA, Dartmouth College,
    Hanover, NH


Former Lab Members & Where Are They Now

  2016-2018              Kalyan Banda - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Clinical Instructor, Division of Oncology, University of Washington

  2016-2017              Lukas Corey - Student Intern. Undergraduate, Yale University 

  2016-2017              Asha Goodman - Research Technician. Ph.D Candidate, SDSU/UCSD (Joint Program)

  2015-2016              Li-Jie Wang - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Senior Research Scientist, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

           2015              Prachi Keni - Summer intern. Undergraduate, Northwestern University

           2015              Joseph Pangallo - MCB rotation student. MCB Ph.D Candidate, University of Washington

  2014-2015              Ariana Marcassa - Research Technician. Immune Monitoring Specialist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center