Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows
Michel Accad, M.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1997-1999) ACAT1 and atherosclerosis
Kimberly Buhman, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1999-2002) Physiology of ACAT2 and DGAT1
Sylvaine Cases, Ph.D. Staff Research Investigator, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1997-2007) Cloning of DGAT genes; DGAT1 and breast cancer
Hubert Chen, M.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1999-2004) Metabolic studies of DGAT1 deficiency
Delphine Eberle, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2013) Progranulin and atherosclerosis
Florian Frohlich, Ph.D. Postodoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine/HSPH (2011-2015) Mechanisms of sphingolipid homeostasis
Carrie Grueter, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2006-2012) Physiology and aging studies of DGAT1
Yi Guo, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2005-2012) Genome-wide screen for regulation of lipid storage
Charles Harris, M.D., Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2004-2012) DGAT enzymes and adipogenesis
Kenneth Harrison, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2010-2012) Cell biology of lipid droplets
Matthew Higgins, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2007-2012) Suppressors of TDP-43 goxicity in yeast
Suneil Koliwad, M.D., Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2006-2011) Macrophage fatty acid metabolism in obesity
Malin Levin, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2002-2006) TG metabolism in muscle and insulin resistance
Zhihuan Li, Ph.D.
Qingqing Lin, Ph.D.
Pablo Mardones, Ph.D. Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2009) Cell biology of lipid droplet formation
Vardiella Meiner, M.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1994-1997) Physiology of ACAT1
Mara Monetti, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2003-2007) Liver TG metabolism and insulin resistance
Thi Nguyen, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2010-2014) Progranulin and neuroinflammation
Andy Nguyen, Ph.D.
Sabine Novak, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1997-1998) Physiology of ACAT2
Constance Petit, Ph.D. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/HSPH (2015-2018) The molecular function of progranulin
Manuele Piccolis, Ph.D.
Coline Prévost, Ph.D.
Pamela Pulimeno, Ph.D.
Ivana Semova, Ph.D.
Steven Smith, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1996-2000) Physiology of DGAT1
Scot Stone, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2000-2007) Cloning and physiology of DGAT2
Ryan Streeper, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2001-2007) Functional studies of DGAT1 metabolism in aging
Danqiong Sun, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2010) iPS models for progranulin deficiency
Abdou Rachid Thiam, Ph.D. Postodoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine (2011-2014) Biophysics of lipid droplet biogenesis
Huajin Wang, Ph.D. Yale School of Medicine/HSPH (2011-2015) Seipin function in lipid droplet formation
Michael Ward, M.D. Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2010-2011) Progranulin and neurodegeneration
Xialian Xu, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2010-2012) Progranulin and neuroinflammation
Eric Yen, Ph.D. Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2000-2007) Cloning and physiology of MGAT enzymes
Natasza Ziolkowska, Ph.D. Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2010) Crystallography of membrane organizing proteins
Graduate Students
Doris Berchtold, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2011) Regulation of lipid metabolism by TORC2
Erin Currie, Ph.D. UCSF TETRAD Graduate Student (2008-2014) Lipid droplet proteome in yeast
Florian Frohlich Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2011) Plasma membrane homeostasis
Joel Haas UCSF TETRAD Graduate Student (2009-2013) Human DGAT1 mutations and lipid droplet cell biology
Lena Karotki Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2011) Cryoelectron microscopy and biochemistry of membrane organization
Nora Kory Graduate Student, Yale School of Medicine (2010-2015) Mechanisms regulating lipid droplet composition
Natalie Krahmer Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2010) Mechanisms of lipid droplet expansion
Lauren-Herl Martens UCSF Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student (2007-2012) Progranulin mouse models of disease; Progranulin and neuroinflammation
Heather Newman UCSF Biophysics Masters Graduate Student (2008-2009) Lipid droplet protein targeting
Dan Olson Graduate Student, Yale School of Medicine (2010-2015) Regulation of very long chain fatty acid synthesis
Michael Rehman Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2010) Mechanisms of plasma membrane organization
Michelle Shih UCSF, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student (2001-2007) DGAT1 and retinol metabolism
Yuko Terasawa University of California, Berkeley Graduate Student (1996-2000) Physiology of tocopherol transfer protein
Jillian Varonin UCSF Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student (2010-2012) DGAT enzymes and adipogenesis
Claudio Villanueva UCSF,Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student (2002-2007) Role of DGAT enzymes in fatty liver disease
Florian Wilfling Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry/Yale School of Medicine (2009-2013) Lipid droplet protein targeting
Predoctoral Fellows
Charles Brown, IV, M.D. Sarnoff Scholar, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2002–2003) Physiology of MGAT enzymes
Emily Willner, M.D. Sarnoff Scholar, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2001–2002) ACAT2 and atherosclerosis
Research Associates
Liana Chan Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2004-2007)
Rebekah Choi Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1998-2000)
Romain Christiano, Ph.D. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/HSPH (2015-2018) Global regulation of protein turnover
Sarah Coughlin Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2009-2010)
Grisell Diaz-Ramirez Research Associate I-II, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2010-2014)
Shane Elliott Research Technician, HSPH, -2018
Xiuling Guo Research Associate, Yale School of Medicine (2011-2015)
Ulrike Laabs Research Associate, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2007-2009)
Zuleika Ladha Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1999-2001)
David Liang Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1998-1999)
Caroline Mrejen, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate/Lab Manager, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2007-2012)
Heather Myers Research Associate I-II, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1993-1998; 2001-2004)
Peter Nagy Research Associate, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (2009-2010)
Meghana Rao Research Associate II, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (2003-2007)
Sandra Ruland Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1993-1995)
Eric Sande Research Associate I-II, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1994-1999)
Bryan Tow Research Associate I-III, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1998-2005)
Tina Yu Research Associate I, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1996-1998)
Ping Zhou, M.D. Senior Research Associate, Gladstone Institutes and UCSF (1999-2012)
Amanda Mock