Lab Members

Brooke E. Hjelm, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email:

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Hjelm performed her doctoral research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) while receiving her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Arizona State University. She has an active interest in the diagnosis and underlying molecular mechanisms of pediatric neurological disorders. Specific research applications include using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for pediatric disease modeling and genomic tools (e.g., exome sequencing, whole-genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, CpG methylation) to study the pathological variants and transcriptional events associated with these disorders.

Jane Tian

Research Associate II Email:

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Tian received her bachelor’s of science and master’s of science degree in Bioengineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA, she worked for four years as a lab assistant in the department of surgery/oncology researching glioblastoma multiforme stem cells. Since joining the Pierson Lab, Tian has been focusing on developing a mifepristone inducible gene regulation system for use in the central nervous system, as well as using induced pluripotent stem cells for pediatric disease modeling. She also manages the Pierson Lab.
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