Lab Members

Rui Zhang, MD

Project Scientist I Email: rui.zhang@cshs.org

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Rui Zhang, MD, is an expert in cardiac cell isolation, single cell patch clamp and fluorescence imaging, laser scanning confocal imaging, maintenance of multiple mouse colonies, immunohistochemistry and DNA analysis.

Brian Y. Kim, MS

Research Associate I Email: brian.kimy@cshs.org

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Brian Kim completed his bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and then earned his master's degree at the University of California, Irvine. With a background in molecular and cellular biology, he has extensive experience in conducting a wide array of assays and techniques, and he has worked with many models, including mice, tissue cultures and viruses.

Xin Yue

Visiting Graduate Student Email: xin.yue@cshs.org

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Xin Yue is a PhD student from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. A scholarship recipient from the Chinese Scholarship Council, she came to Cedars-Sinai to further her education. Her research background has been mainly on cardiac ion channels, such as sodium channels, and now she primarily concentrates on conducting NCX (sodium-calcium exchanger) experiments under the supervision of Joshua Goldhaber, MD.

Ryan Solymani

Research Intern Email: ryan.solymani@cshs.org

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Ryan Solymani is enrolled at UCLA, where he is pursuing a degree in physiological science. He is working on a research project in the Goldhaber Lab to investigate calcium cycling and myofilament calcium responsiveness in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Timothy Yeung

Research Intern Email: timothy.yeung@cshs.org

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Timothy Yeung is a student at Washington and Jefferson (W&J) College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. He is also enrolled in the W&J Medical Scholars Program with Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Yeung is learning and performing various lab techniques to prepare him for a career in medicine.

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