Alon Goren

Principal Investigator

Alon is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. His major research interest is to understand chromatin regulation and dynamics, with a focus on development. When he is not in the lab, Alon enjoys swimming, hiking, rock climbing and hanging out with his wife, two kids, dog and cat.
agoren AT ucsd DOT edu

Sharona Shleizer-Burko

Post-Doctorate researcher (with Gymrek Lab)

Sharona got her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and works as the lab manager of the Gymrek and Goren groups. She divides her time between optimizing the automation of ChIP-seq to study the chromatin of developmental samples and a joint project with the Gymrek lab focused on establishing a system to systematically interrogate regulatory variants.
sshleizerburko AT ucsd DOT edu

Yuting Liu

Post-Doctorate researcher

Yuting got her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, where she developed a yeast genetic model for investigating asymmetrically modified nucleosome in vivo. Her current research focuses on developing a method for simultaneously mapping multiple DNA-associated proteins from a single sample and a tool for interrogating protein-protein interactions. In her free time, Yuting enjoys traveling and photographing.
yutingliu AT ucsd DOT edu

Jennifer Dumdie

Post-Doctorate researcher (with Cook-Andersen, Laurent & Parast Labs)

Jennifer got her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UCSD, where she studied the molecular and genetic basis of human embryo implantation in the uterus, as well as the role of RNA decay in oocyte development and embryogenesis. Her current research project focuses on developing in vitro and in silico model systems to help understand the earliest stages of human embryo development.
jdumdie AT ucsd DOT edu

Cynthia Wu

PhD student (with Gymrek Lab)

Cynthia is a PhD student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at UCSD. She is interested in genome editing and computational genomics. Her current research studies the transcriptome-wide effects of various mutations in the same genes.
cew003 AT ucsd DOT edu

Mark Moyer

B.S./M.S. student

Mark is a BS/MS student majoring in General Biology at John Muir College. He is currently studying the activity of chromatin regulators that were shown to be associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in neurodifferentiation of human embryonic stem cells. Besides research, his interests include hiking and weightlifting.
moyer.r.mark AT gmail DOT com

Linyu Zhou

B.S./M.S. student

Linyu is a BS/MS student majoring in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Applied Mathematics. Her current research focuses on data analysis of chromatin regulators, and their effect on transcription recovery. In her free time, she likes collecting and making cats emojis.
liz150 AT ucsd DOT edu

Sophia Mcdaniel

B.S./M.S. student

Sophia is a third year undergraduate student studying biochemistry and cell biology. She is working under Dr. Sharona Shleizer-Burko to create an efficient method for identifying and characterizing high impact regulatory variants. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, reading, and going on adventures.
smmcdani AT ucsd DOT edu

Jonathan Margoliash

(with The Gymrek Lab)

Jonathan is a masters student in the CS department focusing on machine learning, with a background in math and programming. He has joined the Goren and Gymrek labs to learn how to use insights from data science in genetic studies. In his spare time, Jonathan loves outdoorsing, gaming, and music making.
jmargoli AT eng DOT ucsd DOT edu

Jonathan Young

Research assistant

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UCSD. His current project focuses on using automated ChIP-seq to identify optimized conditions. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing basketball and adding to his growing record collection.
jcyoung AT ucsd DOT edu

Catherine Wang

Undergraduate researcher

Catherine is a third year undergraduate student majoring in bioengineering and biotechnology at UCSD. Her current research focuses on employing CRISPR to systematically interrogate the impacts of genetic variations on chromatin structure. Besides research, Catherine enjoys singing, cooking, and spending time with friends.
caw050 AT ucsd DOT edu

Jonathan Vu

Undergraduate researcher

Jonathan is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Music at UCSD. He is working under Dr. Yuting Liu to create a protocol that can identify the genomic localization of protein multiple DNA-protein interactions in a single experiment and to systematically study protein-protein interactions. For hobbies, Jonathan likes to spend some time outside running and likes to improve his jazz improvisational skills on the piano.
jdv010 AT ucsd DOT edu

Tianyao (Polo) Xu

Undergraduate researcher

Polo is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering: Bioinformatics and Applied Mathematics. In his free time, Polo enjoys reading and gaming.
tix034 AT ucsd DOT edu

We are looking for more people to join the team! See the jobs page for more details.