Lab Members

Bowen Gao

Research Associate II Email: bowen.gao@cshs.org

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Gao graduated from Shenyang Normal University of China with a degree in Biology and an MBA. She is a research associate in the Cui Laboratory within the Women's Cancer Program.
Bingchen Han

Bingchen Han, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Email: bingchen.han@cshs.org

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Han earned his PhD in cancer biology from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.

Marie Holzapfel, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Medical Fellow Email: marie.holzapfel@cshs.org

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Marie Holzapfel attended medical school at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She thereafter completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara. She is currently a third year clinical and research fellow in gynecologic oncology at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA Medical Center. At present, she is working in the Women's Cancer Program laboratory at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center under the direction of Xiaojiang Cui, PhD, using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) differentiated towards Mullerian epithelium to investigate the molecular mechanisms responsible for serous carcinogenesis and examine the effect of a BRCA1 mutation on this process.
Tilley Jenkins Vogel

Tilley Jenkins Vogel, MD

Physician Email: jenkinsvogelmt@cshs.org

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Jenkins Vogel attended medical school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She thereafter completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She is currently a clinical and research fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Medical Centers. At present, she is working in the Women's Cancer Program laboratory at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center under the direction of Xiaojiang Cui, PhD investigating the role of FOXC1 in ovarian cancer metastasis and invasion.

Jeffrey Johnson, MD

Surgical Resident Email: jeffrey.johnson@cshs.org

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Jeffrey Johnson is a resident in general surgery at Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is working under the mentorship of Xiaojiang Cui, PhD, and Armando Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd.

Ying Qu, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: ying.qu@cshs.org

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Qu attended medical school at Shanghai JiaoTong University in China. She finished her PhD program at Shanghai JiaoTong University medical school. She was trained at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica on breast cancer translational research. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai/UCLA Medical Centers. At present, she is working in the Women's Cancer Program laboratory at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center under the direction of Xiaojiang Cui, PhD, investigating the role of TXNL2 in regulating breast cancer malignancy and stem cell property.

Shin Saito, MD

Visiting Postdoc Scientist Email: saito.shin@cshs.org

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Saito attended Asahikawa Medical University in Japan. He completed a residency in surgery at Jichi Medical University in Japan. After attending graduate school at Jichi Medical University, he joined Cedars-Sinai. At present, he is working in the Women's Cancer Program laboratory under the direction of Harmik Soukiasian, MD and Xiaojiang Cui, PhD, investigating the role of FOXC1 in lung cancer and/or breast cancers progression.