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 


Sonali Arora

Computational Biologist

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



Samantha Schuster

Graduate Student

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


Alexandre Germanos

Graduate Student

  • Originally from Paris, France
  • BA, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
  • MCB Graduate student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 








Cindy Wladyka

Research Technician II

  • Originally from Cleveland, OH
  • BS, Case Westerm Reserve University, Cleveland, OH








Funda Vakar-Lopez

Genitourinary Pathologist

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





Rowan Hough

Undergraduate Intern

  • Originally from Kirkland, WA
  • Undergraduate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

Comming soon

Evan Anderson

Undergraduate Intern

  • Originally from Kenmore, WA
  • Undergraduate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Kristi Schurman

Research Administrator

  • BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH

Former Lab Members & Where Are They Now 

  2015-2019        Yuzhen Liu - Research Technician. MCB Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington

  2015-2019        Jessie Horn - Research Technician, Personal Trainer, Muscles in Motion

  2017-2019        Rucha Deo - Student Intern. Research Technician, Sarkar-Kalia Lab, Seattle Children's Hospital

  2017-2018        William (Bill) Hardin - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Genomics Specialist, Shared Resources, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  2017-2018        Brian Winters - Urologic Oncology Fellow. Attending Urologist, Kaiser Permanente Washington

  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 - Scientist, Sonoma Biotherapeutics

           2015        Prachi Keni - Summer intern. Medical Student, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

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

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