As an undergraduate student at UCLA, Amelia used 3D stem cell models to study myogenesis. In the Goodridge Lab, she is now assisting with studies of monocyte heterogeneity, myelopoiesis, and monocyte aging and sex differences.
During her graduate training at Seoul National University in South Korea, Seokjo defined mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. In the Goodridge Lab, she is studying molecular mechanisms controlling microglial aging (including sex differences in microglial gene expression, metabolism and function) and their impacts on cognitive health.
During his graduate training at Dokuz Eylul University & Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center in Turkey, Mustafa defined molecular mechanisms of cancer stem cells and used CRISPR-Cas9 to generate tumor organoids from healthy iPSC-derived liver organoids. In collaboration with Keith Chan at Houston Methodist, he is currently studying the role of the tumor microenvironment in therapy-resistant bladder tumors.
Emily majored in neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is now a research associate in the Guarnerio Lab, where she is investigating drivers of sarcomagenesis and characterizing the sarcoma microenvironment. She also performs single-cell omics studies for the Goodridge Lab.
As an undergraduate student at UCLA, Karina studied interactions between the microbiome brain, immune system and digestive system, including the microbiome’s role in neurodegenerative diseases, obesity and irritable bowel syndrome. In the Goodridge Lab, she is now assisting with studies of monocyte heterogeneity, myelopoiesis, and monocyte aging and sex differences.
Alumni Lab Members
- Pijus Barman, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Lab Project: Impact of aging on monocyte subset production and functional programming
Currently: Assistant Professor, Mahindra University, India
- Annunziata Crupi, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Lab Project: Mitochondrial function in skeletal muscle during aging
- Melanie Das, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist
Lab Project: Role of peripheral hematopoietic aging in neuroinflammation and cognitive decline.
Currently: Scientist, Gladstone Institutes
- Nargess Hassanzadeh-Kiabi, PhD, PhD student
Lab Project: Role of type I IFN in T cell activation by dendritic cells.
Currently: Scientist, Xencor
- Shane Sakamaki-Ching, PhD, MS Intern
Currently: Research Scientist, Kite Pharma
- Juliana Shin, BS, Research Associate
Currently: PhD Student, UCLA
- Alberto Yáñez, PhD, Postdoctoral Scientist and Project Scientist
Lab Project: Defining pathways and mechanisms of myeloid cell differentiation
Currently: Principal Investigator and Ramón y Cajal Fellow, University of Valencia, Spain
Contact the Goodridge Lab
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Eighth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048