Alumni

Berkeley Biophysics PhD Alumni & Current Positions

Graduate NameDegree YearCurrent PositionBerkeley Mentor
Grant Rotskoff2017Fellow of the James S. McDonnell Foundation at The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU.Phillip Geissler
Jasmine Nirody2017All Souls College Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of OxfordGeorge Oster
Dawn Lipscomb2017TBD!Eva Nogales
Kevin Doxzen2017Science Communication Specialist at Innovative Genomics InstituteJennifer Doudna
Yavuz Dagdas2017GenentechAhmet Yildiz
Itziar Ibarlucea Benitez2017TBADavid Drubin (& Georjana Barnes)
Timothy Wendorff2017Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Berger LabJames Berger
Piere Rodriguez2016Postdoctoral Fellow, Frydman Lab, StanfordCarlos Bustamante
Yongjian Huang2016Postdoctoral Fellow, Kuriyan Lab, UCBJohn Kuriyan
Vlad Belyy2016Postdoctoral Fellow, Walter Lab, UCSFAhmet Yildiz
Keith Cheveralls2016Data Scientist at Hampton CreekAbby Dernburg
Francine Foo2016Data ScientistRobert Knight
Mike Schachter2016Applications Data Scientist at Inscopix, Inc.Frederic Theunissen
Alex Siegel2016Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, CalTechDavid Wemmer
Christian Herold2016Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Kramer LabRichard Kramer
Stuart Howes2016Post-doc at Leiden University Medical CenterEva Nogales
Thomas Murray2016Patent Technical Specialist, LeClairRyan, Alexandria, VAJames Berger
Peter Combs2015Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Fraser Lab, Stanford Bio-XMichael Eisen
Trevor Gonzalinajec2015Adjunct Faculty at Diablo Valley College, CSUMimi Koehl
Meimei Dong2015Junior Entrepreneurship Associate, CaltechJay Groves
Sasha Grimm2015Scientific Advisor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiEhud Isacoff
Arie Meir2015Technology Program Lead, Google.orgBoris Rubinsky
Kristofor Nyquist2015Senior Scientist: Data Science, Biochemistry/ Biophysics at Pacific BiosciencesAndreas Martin
Kelly Clancy2014Postdoctoral/EMBO Fellow, University of Basel, Biozentrum, Mrsic-Flogel LabDan Feldman
Frank Cleary2014Software Engineer in Analytics at AppDynamics Ahmet Yildiz
Mark DeWitt2014Project Scientist, Innovative Genomics Initiative, UC Berkeley/UCSFAhmet Yildiz
William Draper2014Scientist, AmyrisJan Liphardt
Daniel Kennedy2014Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryAlex Pines
Lowry Kirkby2014Postdoctoral Researcher, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCSF, Neuroscience, Sohal LabMarla Feller
Joshua Levitz2014Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College Ehud Isacoff
Laura Rosen2014Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF, Department of Physiology, Morgan LabSusan Marqusee
Jeffrey Tang2014Scientist, Zymergen, Inc. Jan Liphardt
David Adamson2013Sr. Data Scientist, Nimble StorageHan Lim
Katherine Ball2013Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Skidmore CollegeTeresa Head-Gordon
Jacques Bothma2013Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, Garcia LabMichael Levine
Susanne Kassube2013Postdoctoral Fellow, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical ResearchEva Nogales
Anna Labno2013Health Care Consultant, Boston Consulting GroupXiang Zhang
Jean-Michel Mongeau2013Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State UniversityRobert Full
Adam Politzer2013Founder, ATP Endeavors LLCJan Liphardt
Carl Rogers2013High Frequency Trader, XR TradingPhillip Geissler
Christopher Ryan2013Data Scientist at TheMuse.comPhillip Geissler
Anna Schneider2013Co-founder and CTO, WattTimePhillip Geissler
Melania Strycharska2013Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Research UK, Lincolns Inn Fields laboratories, Single Molecule ImagingJames Berger & Carlos Bustamante
Gregory Alushin2012Assistant Professor, Structural Biophysics and Mechanobiology, The Rockefeller UniversityEva Nogales
Michael Cianfrocco2012HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, University of California, San Diego & Founder and Senior Analyst, TEM | pro, MicroscopyEva Nogales
Jesse Dill2012Protein Scientist II, Beyond MeatSusan Marqusee
Andrea McEvoy2012Scientist and R&D Leader, GE Healthcare/Applied PrecisionJan Liphardt
Viviana Risca2012Post Doctoral Scholar, Stanford Univ, Genetics Dept, Greenleaf LabDaniel Fletcher
Monica Smith2012Project Engineer, FormFactor Inc.David Wemmer
Jascha Sohl-Dickstein2012Senior Scientist, GoogleBruno Olshausen
Neil Switz2012Assistant Professor of Physics, San Jose State UniversityDaniel Fletcher
Kevin Webster2012Engagement Manager, McKinsey & CompanyDaniel Fletcher
Jaime Yassif2012Science & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of DefenseJan Liphardt
Alistair Boettiger2011Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology, Stanford UniversityMichael Levine
Alexis (Ailey) Crow2011Sr Computational & Optical Systems Engineer, Stanford University, Deisseroth Lab, Department of BioengineeringDaniel Fletcher
Karl Duderstadt2011Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellow, University of Groningen, NetherlandsJames Berger
Erik Jensen2011Director of R&D, HJ Science & TechnologyRich Mathies
Katherine Miller2011Health Systems and Services Global L2 and Learning Manager, McKinsey & CompanySusan Marqusee
(Richard) Channing Moore2011Software Engineer, Sound Understanding group, Google ResearchFrederic Theunissen
Vincent Ramey2011Production Bioinformatics Scientist, InvitaeEva Nogales
David Richmond2011Image Analysis Scientist at Harvard Medical School (Deputy Director, Image and Data Analysis Core (IDAC))Daniel Fletcher
Ariel Weinberger2011Wyss Inst Technology Development Fellow (PI)/Research Associate, Harvard Medical SchoolHarold Lecar
Liz Xu2011HHMI Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignJay Groves
Christina Baer2010HHMI Research Associate (postdoc), UMass Medical SchoolTom Alber
Jing Chen2010Staff Scientist, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH, Lymphoid Malignancies BranchGeorge Oster
Phillip Elms2010Senior Scientist, Systems Integration, Bio-Rad LaboratoriesSusan Marqusee
Rose Loughlin2010Associate Director, Business Development, BiogenRebecca Heald
David Soergel2010Research Software Engineer, University of Massachusetts AmherstSteven Brenner
Orapim Tulyathan2010Senior Medical Writer, BGB GroupEhud Isacoff
Joshua Adelman2009Research Assistant Professor, University of PittsburghGeorge Oster
Joseph Batchelor2009Scientist – Structural Biology, GenzymeDavid Wemmer
Derek Greenfield2009Co-founder & CEO, Industrial MicrobesJan Liphardt
Melinda Hanes2009NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory UniversityTracy Handel
(Hamilton) Courtney Hodges2009Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University School of Medicine, HHMI/Department of Pathology, Crabtree LabCarlos Bustamante
Philip Johnson2009Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Emory UniversityMontgomery Slatkin
Boryana Manz2009Scientist, Dallas/Fort Worth AreaJay Groves
Elad Maor2009Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Mayo ClinicBoris Rubinsky
Kathleen Ratcliff2009Energy Analyst, Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionSusan Marqusee
Jacob Siegel2009Sr. Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, Excitonics subgroup in the Keith Nelson GroupJan Liphardt
David Sivak2009Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, Department of PhysicsPhillip Geissler
Stephanie Szobota2009Scientist, Drug Target Biology, OtonomyEhud Isacoff
Robert Bradley2008Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WAIan Holmes
Arnab Chowdry2008Platform R&D Manager, 23andMeTracy Handel
Yair Granot2008VP R&D, BSP Biological Signal ProcessingBoris Rubinsky
Wendy Hansen2008Medical Student, University of Washington School of MedicineDaniel Fletcher
Judy (Hwang) Su2008Staff Scientist – Systems Biology, BP BiofuelsDavid Wemmer
Michael Wu2008Chief Scientist, Lithium TechnologiesJack L. Gallant
Nathan Clack2007Principal Engineer, Vidrio TechnologiesJay Groves
Andrew DeMond2007Vice President, MSCI Barra, Fixed Income ResearchJay Groves
Patrick Gill2007Principal Research Scientist, Rambus LabsFrederic Theunissen
Yuko Inclan2007Associate Specialist, UCSF School of Medicine, Department of MedicineDavid R. Zusman
Samson Jarso2007Research Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Neurology DepartmentThomas Budinger
Aathavan Karunakaran2007Senior Single Cell Applications Engineer, Berkeley Lights, Inc.Carlos Bustamante
Sanjay Krishnaswamy2007Scientist, US GovernmentEvan Williams
Albert Liau2007Assistant Professor of Biology, Lesley UniversityJamie Cate
Allen Liu2007Assistant Professor, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Depts of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical EngineeringDaniel Fletcher
Daniel Pollard2007Assistant Professor, Western Washington University, College of Science and EngineeringMichael Eisen
Jessica (Porter) Stauth2007Vice President, QuantiopianNoam Sobel
Merek Siu2007Staff Systems Engineer, Technology Development, Illumina Inc.Jan Liphardt
Eliane Trepagnier2007Staff Engineer, Illumina Inc.Jan Liphardt
Christina Zelano2007Assistant Professor in Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineNoam Sobel
Michael Baksh2006Post-Doctoral Researcher, The Scripps Research InstituteJay Groves
Charles Emrich2006Manager, NovozymesRichard Mathies
Oren Levy2006CEO & Co-Founder, Sonomotion Inc.Carlos Bustamante
Kaspar Mossman2006Director of Communications, UCSF, California Institute for Quantitative BiosciencesJay Groves
Medha Pathak2006Postdoctoral Fellow, Corey Lab, Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical SchoolEhud Isacoff
Kimberly Foster Reynolds2006Assistant Professor, UT Soutwestern Medical Center, Green Center for Systems Biology, BiophysicsTracy Handel
Hari Shroff2006Senior Investigator, Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging at NIH, NIBIB (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering)Jan Liphardt
Joseph Subotnik2006Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of PennsylvaniaMartin Head-Gordon
Dennis Wylie2006Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Consulting Group, The University of Texas at AustinArup Chakraborty
Yun-Pei Chang2005Director of Assay Development, iNDx LifecareCarlos Bustamante
Sophie Dumont2005Assistant Professor, UCSF, Depts of Cell & Tissue Biology and Cellular & Molecular PharmacologyCarlos Bustamante
Yoshihisa Kaizuka2005Research Scientist, Biosystem and Biomolecule Control Group, National Institue for Materials Science, Tsukuba, JapanJay T. Groves
James Lloyd-Smith2005Associate Professsor, UCLA, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyWayne Getz
Alan Moses2005Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Dept of Cell & Systems BiologyMichael Eisen
Gregory Sims2005Director, Bioinformatics, GenoptixSung-Hou Kim
Adam Breier2004Associate Attorney, McNeill Baur PLLCNicholas R. Cozzarelli
Gregory Hura2004Biophysicist Research Scientist, The SYBYLS Beamline, Physical Biosciences Division, LBNLRobert M. Glaeser
Ludmila Voloboueva2004Life Sciences Research Associate, Stanford School of Medicine, Giffard LabBruce Ames
Charles Watson2004Laboratory Manager, ISE Labs, Inc.John Forte
Leor Weinberger2004Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology; Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSFAdam Arkin
Jennifer Nickel Krishnaswamy2003Adjunct Professor, Hood CollegeW. Geoffrey Owen
Seok-Yong Lee2003Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Dept of BiochemistryDavid E. Wemmer
Sung-Joo Lee2003Head of Research, Asia Pacific R&D, SanofiArop K. Chakraborty
Priyamvada Rai2003Associate Professor, University of Miami, Dept of Medicine/GeriatricsDavid Wemmer
Christian Storm2003CTO and Co-founder, iParadigms, LLC, creator of turnitin softwareWalter J. Freeman
Marc Facciotti2002Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, Dept of Biomedical Engineering and UC Davis Genome CenterRobert M. Glaeser
Eric Wunderlich2002Tutor, Tutoring ClubTerry Machen
Alexander Alexandrov2001Principal Scientist, Abilita Bio, Inc.Nicholas R. Cozzarelli
Ashild Vik2001Researcher/Staff Scientist, University of Oslo, Dept of Molecular BiosciencesJasper Rine
John Barrie2000CEO/Founder, iParadigms LLC, developer of Turnitin softwareWalter Freeman
Luis Comolli2000Staff Scientist, Life Sciences Division, LBNL, Downing LabIgnacio Tinico
Xinlin Du2000Scientist, Peloton TherapeuticsSung-Hou Kim
Natalia (Khlebtsova) Friedland2000Research Associate, Stanford University, Department of Biochemistry, Kim LabRaymond Stevens
Shahab Rouhani2000Research Associate II, Technical Services, Baxter HealthcareRobert Glaeser
Mi Hye Song2000Assistant Professor, Oakland University, Biological SciencesGeoffrey Owen
Zhao Lei Zhang2000Professor, University of Toronto, Banting and Best Dept of Medical Research & Donnelly CentreSung-Hou Kim
Tamira Elul1999Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University, Mare IslandMimi Koehl
Yaron Hakak1999Associate Director, Business Development, Illumina Inc.G. Steven Martin
Ofer Matalon1999Patent Attorney Engineer, Self-employedMauro Ferrari
Shaw Sun1999Internet Manager, Affymetrix, Inc.Michael Botchan
Flora Chen1998Internal Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Santa ClaraRaymond Stevens
Lara Crawford1998Senior Member of the Research Staff, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)Sosale Sastry
Kenneth Kim1998Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryGeorge Oster
Sonia Kay Pollitt1998Director, Protein Science, Sutro BiopharmaPeter Schultz
Oliver Baker1997Freelance Science Writer & Editor, Portland, Oregon AreaEhud Isacoff
Jonathan Heller1997Co-Director, Human Impact PartnersDavid Wemmer
Li-Wei Hung1997Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySung-Hou Kim
Arkady Khodursky1997Associate Professor, Univ of Minnesota, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular BiologyNicholas R. Cozzarelli
Chul-Hyun Kim1997Professor, California State University East Bay, Dept of Chemistry & BiochemistryYeon-Kyun Shin
Raymond Yee1997Member of Founding Team and Director of Technology and Operations, Gluejar, Inc.David Chandler
Guoqiang Bi1996Professor & Chair, University of Science and Technology of China, Dept of Neurobiology and BiophysicsRichard Steinhardt
Ronald Blum1996Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development, Pathology, Inc.Terry Machen
Steven Clark1996Energy Efficiency / C&I Technical Specialist, ICF InternationalRichard Mathies
Leslie Osborne1996Assistant Professor & Principal Investigator, University of Chicago, Dept of NeurobiologyJohn Miller
Xiangwei Weng1996Founder, Shining Capital Management Hong Kong Ltd.Sung-Hou Kim
Fred Damberger1995Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH, Zuric, Inst. of Molecular Biology and BiophysicsDavid Wemmer
Lance Davidson1995Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, BioengineeringGeorge Oster
Ernst Henle1995Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft Corp.Stuart Linn
Leslie Kay1995Associate Professor, Psychology & Director of the Institute for Mind and Biology, University of ChicagoWalter Freeman
Alexander Pertsemlidis1995Associate Professsor, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, School of MedicineBob Glaeser
Ward Peterson1995Co-founder and President, Symberix, Inc.Sheldon Miller
Hugh Salamon1995Founder and CEO, Knowledge SynthesisGlenys Thomson
Blaise DeBonneval Frederick1994Associate Professor of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Catalyst – The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science CenterThomas Budinger
Bernhard Geierstanger1994Associate Director, Protein Engineering, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research FoundationDavid Wemmer
Elina Golder-Novoselsky1994Director of Project Management, TekseraRubin, E./Nichols, A.
Kaarin Goncz1994Education Director of the EUV ERC, CSU Fort Collinsunk
Bong-Gyoon Han1994Research Scientist, LBNL, Life Sciences Division, Structural Biology and Imaging Department, Glaeser LabRobert Glaeser
Hans Peter Larsson1994Professor, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Physiology and BiophysicsHarold Lecar
Matthew Murray1994CEO, New York Private EquityIgnacio Tinoco
Travis Porco1994Professor, UCSF, Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of OphthalmologyWayne Getz
George Basile1993Professor, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability; Snr Sustainability Scientist, Global Inst. SustRobert Mortimer
Dar-Chone Chow1993Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Department of Biology and BiochemistryJohn Forte
Geoffrey Ghose1993Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of NeuroscienceRalph Freeman
John Somoza1993Senior Research Scientist/Co-Founder and Board Chairman, Gilead Sciences, Inc./GottaParkSung-Hou Kim
Frederic Theunissen1993Professor, UC, Berkeley, Dept of PsychologyJohn Miller
Terrence Wong1993Principal, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLPAlan Bearden
Wen-Hsuang Yao1993Research Scientist, Academia Sinica, Institute of BioMedical SciencesHarry Rubin
Alex Bohm1992Associate Professor, Tufts University & Tufts Univ School of MedicineSung-Hou Kim
Roger Noss1992Surgical Neurophysiology, UCSFGerald Westheimer
Guy Perkins1992Core Co-Leader, UCSD, Multiscale Imaging and Proteomics Core, Neuroscience DepartmentRobert Glaeser
Spiros Skourtis1992Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Dept of PhysicsWilliam Bialek
David Warland1992Assistant Research Professor, UC Davis, Dept of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behaviorunk
James Younger1992Executive Vice President, Factual Productions, Revelations EntertainmentGeoffrey Owen
J. Fernando Bazan1991Chief Technology Officer, Bio-TechneThomas Jukes
Nicolas Bolo1991Director, Neuroimaging in Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)Thomas Budinger
Polly Chang1991Biosciences Department Member, SRI InternationalCornelius Tobias
Chaejoon Cheong1991Director of Division of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI)Alex Nichols
Chetan (Chaitanya) Eknath Chitnis1991Principal Investigator, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New DelhiHiroshi Nikaido
Minh Dang1991Optometrist, Life Connections Health CenterRobert Mortimer
Dennis Fantin1991Professor of Chemistry, Cal PolyTobias Cornelius
Penelope Globus-Norman1991Founder, Norman & Globus, Inc.Edwin Lewis
Edwin Goodwin1991Scientific Founder, KromaTiD, Inc.Cornelius Tobias
Geoffrey Guttmann1991Anatomy Faculty, University of North Texas Health Science CenterEdward Alpen
Constance Ramos1991Partner, Winston & Strawn LLPLawrence Stark
Marc Kessler1991Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Health SystemThomas Budinger
Richard Philip Levy1991Oncologist, Hawaii Skin Cancer CenterEdward Alpen
Steven Neben1991Senior Director, Project and Alliance Management, Regulus TherapeuticsGeorge Brecher
Rocky H.W. Nevin1991Principal Programmer, DataguiseGeoff Owen
Eng Haw Lo1990Faculty Member, Neuroscience Center at Massachusetts General HospitalJacob Fabrikant
Jose Antonio Ramirez-Latorre1990Professor, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, Facultad de Medicina, Grupo de Neurociencias (NEUROS)Harold Lecar
Peter Walian1990Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Sciences, ENIGMARobert Glaeser
Li-How Chen1989Senior Director, R&D, GTC BiotherapeuticsMina Bissell
Fareed Aboul-Ela1988Associate Professor of Physics, Zewail City of Science and Technology, EgyptIgnacio Tinoco
(William) Bill Baird1988Emeritus, UC Berkeley, Department of MathematicsWalter Freeman
Chul Hee Kang1988Professor of Chemistry, Washington State UniversitySung-Hou Kim
Aaron Kantor1988Principal, Kantor Bioscience ConsultingJohn Owicki
Thomas Seok-Hwan Kong1988Attorney at Law, Hansung International IP & Law Firm, KoreaBob Glaeser
Kyung-Dall Lee1988Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan College of PharmacyJohn Owicki
Ellen Leverenz1988Mentor, We Teach Science FoundationEdwin Lewis