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Former Lab Members


Former MacKinnon Lab Members 

Current Affiliation

Adrian Gross, M.D. Associate Professor, Chicago Medical School, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rosalind Franklin University
Alex Pico Executive Director for the National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB) and leads the Systems Biology Group for Gladstone Bioinformatics as Associate Director
Anirban Banerjee Investigator, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), an NIH Intramural Research Program
Charu Chaudhry Senior Research Investigator, Mechanistic Biochemistry, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Lead Discovery and Optimization
Chia-Hsueh Lee
Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN
Chinfei Chen, MD, PhD
Research Associate in Neurology; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Chul-Seung Park Chair and Professor, Department of Life Science; Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea
Daniel Schmidt Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Declan A. Doyle Lecturer in Molecular Mechanisms & Molecular Medicine, Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
Disan Davis Program Manager of Science Outreach, Rockefeller University
Ernest Campbell
Research Specialist II, retired March 2019 after serving 20 years in the lab
Eunyong Park Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Francis I. Valiyaveetil Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science University
Jacqui Gulbis Investigator, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
James A. Letts Associate Professor, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis, California
James Arthur Morrill, M.D. Internal Medicine Practitioner; Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center in Charlestown, MA
Ji Sun
Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN
João Henrique Morais Cabral

Principal Investigator and Group Leader, IBMC- Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Porto, Portugal

Joel Butterwick Research Associate, Michael P. Rout Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology, Rockefeller University
John P. Imredy Senior Research Pharmacologist, Merck & Co.
Jon Whicher
Investigator II at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Jose L. Avalos Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
Josefina del Marmol Postdoc, Rockefeller University, Lab of Vanessa Ruta
Kenneth Lee
Assistant Professor, C & M Physiology, Penn State University
Kenton J. Swartz Senior Investigator, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Section; NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Kouki Touhara
Postdoc, David Julius Lab, University of California San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus
Laura Escobar Perez Investigator, Departamento de Fisiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Liang Feng Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
Lise Thomas (Heginbotham)

Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Quinnipiac University, NY

Manuel Leonetti Group Leader, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA
Matthew Whorton Assistant Scientist; the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University
Michael J. Root, M.D. Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University
Ming Zhou Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Motohiko Nishida Senior Scientist, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Ofer Yifrach Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Patricia Hidalgo Associate Professor, Institut für Neurophysiologie Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover, Germany
Peng Yuan Assistant Professor and Principle Investigator, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Qiu-Xing Jiang Electron Microscopy Faculty Director, University of Florida, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, Gainesville, FL
Rajul Jain, M.D. Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist, Amgen
Raimund Dutzler Professor, Department of Biochemistry University of Zurich, Switzerland
Rama Ranganathan, M.D. Principal Investigator/Professor, Department of Pharmacology; and Green Center for Systems Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Endowed Title: Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Biomedical Science
Richard K. Hite
Assistant Member, Structural Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, NY
Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal, M.D. Pediatrician, and Instructor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic, Maryland  
Scott Hansen Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL
Sebastien Poget Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Staten Island, NY
Seok-Yong Lee Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Stephen G. Brohawn Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Stephen Long Associate Member, Structural Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Steve W. Lockless Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences, Texas A&M University
Uta-Maria Ohndorf General Manager at Roche Diagnostics Belgium
Vanessa Ruta Associate Professor, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Weiwei Wang
Assistant Professor, Biophysics Department, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Xiaodan Li Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Biomolecular Research, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Xiao Tao Principal Scientist, Genentech Inc., San Francisco, CA
Youxing Jiang Professor, Department of Physiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Endowed Title: W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research. Investigator, HHMI
Yufeng Zhou Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Integrative Medical Biology, Yale Medical School
Yusong Guo Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Zhe Lu, M.D. Professor of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Zhenwei Su Senior Scientist, BioMedicine Design, Pfizer, Greater Boston Area
Updated April 9, 2021
 Former MacKinnon Lab Members NameCurrent Affiliation Adrian Gross, M.D. Associate Professor, Chicago Medical School, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rosal