Lab members




Scott Atwood, PhD

Principal Investigator
satwood@uci.edu









Michael Drummond, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
mdrummon@uci.edu








Rachel Chow

Graduate Student
rychow@uci.edu








Tuyen Nguyen

Graduate Student
tuyentn@uci.edu
GAANN Fellow
NSF GRFP








Eric Tarapore

Graduate Student
etarapor@uci.edu
GAANN Fellow








Baina Barouni

Undergraduate Student
bbarouni@uci.edu









Tejasvi Bhyravabhotla

Undergraduate Student
tbhyrava@uci.edu








"Albert" Ung Seop Jeon

Undergraduate Student
ujeon@uci.edu








Vama Jhumkhawala

Undergraduate Student
jhumkhav@uci.edu
UROP Fellow








Nikita Rao

Undergraduate Student
narao@uci.edu
UROP Fellow



Scott received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from University of Oregon where he studied how cell polarity influenced cell fate in fly neural stem cells. He continued his training at Stanford University where he investigated basal cell carcinoma and the evolution of drug resistance. He is currently exploring cell fate decisions in skin stem cells and cancer.






Mike received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Oregon where he studied aPKC regulation in fly neural stem cells. He is currently exploring the signaling events that control basal cell carcinoma growth.
Publications






Rachel received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Dominican University of California and M.S. in Cell Biology and Cancer Research from Albany Medical College where she studied PKC-epsilon regulation in phagocytosis. She is currently determining how aPKC governs stemness in skin cancer.
Publications






Tuyen received her B.S. in Developmental and Cell Biology from UC Irvine where she studied the retinoic acid receptor in vertebrate axial elongation. She is currently exploring mechanisms of drug resistance in basal cell carcinoma.
Publications







Eric received his B.S. in Developmental and Cell Biology from UC Irvine where he studied TGF-beta signaling in Drosophila energy metabolism. He is currently exploring the phospho-regulation of zinc finger transcription factors.








Kevin Tan

Undergraduate Student
kctan1@uci.edu
SURP and UROP Fellow








Ledia Tarabey

Undergraduate Student
ltarabey@uci.edu
SURP and UROP Fellow








Yvonne Tran

Undergraduate Student
yvonnet2@uci.edu









Tanin Zadeh

Undergraduate Student
zadeht@uci.edu
UROP Fellow





Alumni

Kerrigan Blake, Graduate Student; NIH MCB training grant
Garima Naswa, Master's Student
Paige Radtke, Master's Student
Peggy Chen, Undergraduate Student; UROP Fellow
Shaun Cruz, Undergraduate Student
Kendall Kearns, Undergraduate Student; UROP Fellow
Kristeen Shamas, Undergraduate Student
Stella Shamas, Undergraduate Student; SURP and UROP Fellow
Allan Zevelev, Undergraduate Student