Lab Members

Andrew R. Gross, MS

Research Associate II Email: andrew.gross@cshs.org

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Andrew R. Gross, MS, received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He then studied the microbiology of the ocean crust at the University of Southern California (USC) in the laboratory of Katrina Edwards, PhD. Gross received his master's degree in Biology from USC in 2014.

Prasanthi Durvasula

Prasanthi Durvasula, MS

PhD Graduate Student Email: prasanthi.durvasula@cshs.org

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Prasanthi Durvasula received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then moved on to the City of Hope Medical Center where she investigated the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells in the laboratory of John Rossi, PhD. Utilizing lentiviral transduction, she studied the effects of inducible activation of the KLF4 gene on maintaining a population of stem cells with the potential to treat blood disorders. Her work culminated in a master's degree from California State University, Los Angeles. In the Sareen Laboratory, Durvasula focuses on proteins important for mitochondrial DNA integrity, which when manipulated, have the potential to create iPSC models of aging. These models facilitate better understanding of adult onset disorders such as ALS.

Michael Edison Ramos

Michael Edison Ramos

Research Associate I Email: michaeledison.ramos@cshs.org

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Michael Ramos studied biology California State University, San Bernardino. He specializes in cell culture and 3-D printing.