The Ron Davis Laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute Florida

Prior Trainees

We welcome you to contact neuroscienceinfo@scripps.edu if you have updated information for any of the following individuals.

Research Associates

Dr. Daniel Wyskiel, 2015-2019. 
Currently: unknown

Dr. Isaac Cervantes-Sandoval, 2009-2019. 
Currently: Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Dr. Boglarka Varkuti, 2015-2019. 
Currently:

Dr. Miklos Kepiro, 2015-2019. 
Currently:

Dr. Ze "Cindy" Liu, 2013-2018. 
Currently: Senior Scientist at Applied StemCell.

Dr. Tugba Guven-Ozkan, 2010-2018. 
Currently: Senior Research Scientist at SwanBio Therapeutics.

Dr. Rodrigo Pacifico, 2013-2018. 
Currently: Neuroscientist at Firmenich.

Dr. Rhianna Morgan, 2017-2018. 
Currently: Postdoc at University of California - Davis.

Dr. Yunchao Gai, 2011-2017. 
Currently: Scientist at Aduro Biotech.

Dr. Ilaria Drago, 2011-2016. 
Currently: Education Outreach Coordinator and Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience.

Dr. Germain Busto, 2009-2016.
Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Human Genetics/CNRS UPR1142, Montpellier, France.

Dr. Ayako Tonoki-Yamaguchi, 2009-2013.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Chiba University, Japan.

Dr. Seth Tomchik, 2007-2012.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Scripps Research Institute – Florida.

Dr. Alfonso Martin-Peña, 2007-2012.
Last known: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Florida.

Dr. Ying Tan, 2003-2011.
Last known: Postdoctoral fellow at M.D. Anderson Hospital.

Dr. Dinghui Yu, 1998-2011.
Last known: Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. David Akalal, 2002-2010.
Last known: Account Manager for Carl Zeiss International.

Dr. Fang-Ping Chen, 2007-2010.
Last known: Non-science related career.

Dr. Chi-Shing Chan, 1994-2009.
Last known: Principal Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline working in the areas of pharmacodynamics and biomarkers in the Translational Medicine Unit.

Dr. Gress Kadare, 2008-2009.  Last known: Maitre de Conférence (Associate Professor) at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie/Paris 6.

Dr. Zhengmei Mao, 2001-2008.
Last known: Staff Associate at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Yuanyuan Kang, 2004-2007.
Last known: Non-science related career.

Dr. Nancy Urizar, 2003-2007.
Last known: Associate in Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Transactions Group.

Dr. Junxia Tang, 2003-2005.
Last known: Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Balaji Krishnan, 2002- 2005.
Last known: Research Scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston.

Dr. Zhiyong Yang, 2002-2005.
Last known: Associate Specialist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California-San Francisco.

Dr. Artem Ponomarev, 2001-2004.
Last known: Senior Research Scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Dr. Bastianella Perazzona, 1999-2004.
Last known: Instructor in the Department of Molecular Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Yuzhong Cheng, 1998-2002. 
Last known: Research Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIMH Porter Neuroscience Research Center.

Dr. Gregg Roman, 1995-2001.
Last known: Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi.

Dr. Keita Endo, 1998-2001.
Last known: Research Scientist, University of Tokyo.

Dr. Dirk A. Jones, 1998-2000. 
Last known: Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity University.

Dr. Susanne Meuser, 1997-1998. 
Last known: Non-science related career.

Dr. Michael S. Grotewiel, 1995-1998
Last known: Associate Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Medical Center.

Dr. Christine Beck, 1995-1998.
Last known: Analyst, California Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Kyung-An Han, 1992-1996.
Last known: Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences and Director for Neuroscience and Metabolic Disorders, Border Biomedical Research Center, University of Texas at El Paso.

Dr. Victoria Meller, 1993-1996.
Last known: Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University.

Dr. Efthimios M.C. Skoulakis, 1990-1997.
Last known: Head of Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center.

Dr. Xinran Zhu, 1993-1995.
Last known: Researcher, Institute for Animal Physiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Dr. James A. Cherry, 1991-1993. 
Last known: Department of Psychology, Boston University. 

Dr. Brigitte Dauwalder, 1989-1994. 
Last known: Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston.

Dr. Marion Healy, 1985-1987.
Last known: First Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

 

Graduate Students

Dr. Jacob Berry, 2006-2012.
Developmental Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program, Baylor College of Medicine (2006-2009).
The Scripps Research Institute – Florida (2009-2012).  
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute – Florida.

Dr. William Krause, 2003-2010.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Last known: Postdoctoral fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Monica Buchanan, 2003-2010.
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. Baylor College of Medicine.
Last known: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Xu Liu, 2003-2008.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Last known: postdoctoral associate with Susumu Tonegawa in the Department of Biology at MIT. Memoriam

Dr. Sean E. McGuire, 1998-2003. 
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Sharyl R. Martini, M.D., 1995-2001.  
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Jill Crittenden, 1991-1999. 
Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Senior Research Associate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Graybiel Lab, MIT.

Dr. Kwok Hang Wu, 1989-1996. 
Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Associate Research Scientist, UCLA.

Dr. Pyung-Lim Han, 1987-1992. 
Division of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.
Last known: Professor, Division of Nano Sciences, Medical Research Institute, Ewha Woman’s University School of Medicine, Seoul Korea.

Dr. Alan Nighorn, 1987-1992. 
Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona.

Dr. Yuhong Qiu, 1987-1991. 
Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Senior Regulatory Manager, Novartis Pharmaceutical, New Jersey.

Dr. Steven Pittler, 1985-1989. 
Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine. 
Last known: Professor of Vision Sciences, School of Optometry, University of Alabama.

Dr. Yungdae Yun, 1984-1988. 
Department of Biochemistry, Michigan State University. 
Last known: Professor, Division of Molecular Life Sciences & Center for Cell Signaling Research, Ewha Woman’s University School of Medicine, Seoul Korea.

Dr. Chun-nan Chen, 1983-1987. 
Department of Biochemistry, Michigan State University. 
Last known: Chief Executive Officer of Single Cell Technology.