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Andrew C. Hsieh

Andrew C. Hsieh

Title: Principal Investigator

Hometown: Originally from Torrance, CA
Education: B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Internship - Postdoc, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
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Sujata Jana

Sujata Jana

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Originally from Basirhat, West Bengal, India
Education: B.S., North Bengal Agricultural University, India
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL  
Fellowships: Fred Hutch Interdisciplinary Training Grant (non-NRSA) and DOD PRCRP Horizon Award

Rashmi Mishra

Rashmi Mishra

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Originally from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Education: B.Tech, Allahabad Agricultural Deemed University, India
M.Tech, VIT University, Vellore, India
Ph.D., Ulm University, Germany
Postdoc, Sanford Burnham, La Jolla, CA
Fellowships: Fred Hutch Interdisciplinary Training Grant (non-NRSA) and SPORE DRP Grant

Yeon Soo Kim

Yeon Soo Kim

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Originally from Seoul, South Korea
Education: B.A., Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
M.A., Columbia University, New York, NY
Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Pushpa Itagi

Pushpa Itagi

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (co-mentored by Dr. Gavin Ha)

Hometown: Originally from Hubli, Karnataka
Education: B.E, BVBCET, Karnataka, India, M.Tech, IIIT-Hyderabad,  India, PhD, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Fellowship: Fred Hutch TDS IRC Fellowship

Steve Blinka

Steve Blinka

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hometown: Originally from Greendale, WI
Education: B.A., UW-Madison, Madison, WI
M.D., Ph.D., Medical College of WI, Milwaukee, WI
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fellowships: Training in Cancer Biology and Transplantation (T32 CA009515)

Sonali Arora

Sonali Arora

Title: Computational Biologist

Hometown: Originally from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Education: B.Tech., SRM University, India
M.S., Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Samantha Schuster

Samantha Schuster

Title: Graduate Student

Hometown: Originally from Los Angeles, CA
Education: B.S., UC Davis, Davis, CA
Fellowships: UW CMBTG (T32 GM007270), CCEH Pilot Grant, NIH NRSA (F31 CA206920)

Alexandre Germanos

Alexandre Germanos

Title: Graduate Student

Hometown: Originally from Paris, France
Education: B.A., Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 
Fellowship: Fred Hutch Interdisciplinary Training Grant (T32 CA080416)

Cindy Wladyka

Cindy Wladyka

Title: Research Technician II

Hometown: Originally from Cleveland, OH
Education: B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Patrick Hoang

Patrick Hoang

Title: Research Technician

Hometown: Originally from Tukwila, WA
Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

Dave Young

Dave Young

Title: Student Intern

Hometown: Originally from Issaquah, WA
Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Sihyeon (Jake) Song

Sihyeon (Jake) Song

Title: Student Intern

Hometown: Originally from Jeonju, South Korea
Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Kristi Schurman

Kristi Schurman

Title: Research Administrator

Education: B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Laurie Shields

Laurie Shields

Title: Research Administrator

Education: B.S. Business Administration, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, 
B.A. Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Former Lab Members: Where They Went Next

Postdoctoral Fellows
2015-2021: Yiting Lim - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Senior Scientist, Just – Evotec. Fellowships: DOD PCRP Postdoctoral Award, AACR Postdoctoral Fellowship, and AACR NextGen Star
2017-2018: Brian Winters - Urologic Oncology Fellow. Attending Urologist, Kaiser Permanente Washington. Fellowship: BCAN Young Investigator Award
2017-2018: William (Bill) Hardin - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Genomics Specialist, Shared Resources, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
2016-2018: Kalyan Banda - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, University of Washington. Fellowships: ASCO Young Investigator Award and DOD PCRP Postdoctoral Award (declined) 
2015-2016: Li-Jie Wang - Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Scientist, Sonoma Biotherapeutics. Fellowship: Fred Hutch Interdisciplinary Training Grant (non-NRSA)

Ph.D. Students
2021: Laura Baquero Galvis - MCB rotation student. MCB Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington Biologics
2021: Jodiene Johnson - MCB rotation student. MCB Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
2020: Sam Nutt - MCB rotation student. MCB Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
2020: Valentina Grilloa Alvarado - MCB rotation student. MCB Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
2015: Joseph Pangallo - MCB rotation student. MCB Ph.D Candidate, University of Washington

Predoctoral Members
2021: Heidi Lee - Student Intern. Undergraduate, University of Washington
2020: Alla Kozubenko - University of Washington, Medical Student. M.D. Candidate UW School of Medicine 
2018-2020: Rowan Hough - Student Intern. Undergraduate, University of Washington
2018-2020: Evan Anderson - Student Intern. Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Fellowship: Mary Gates Research Scholarship
2015-2019: Yuzhen Liu - Research Technician. MCB Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
2015-2019:  Jessie Horn - Research Technician. Patient Care Technician, Fresenius Kidney Care
2017-2019: Rucha Deo - Student Intern. Research Technician, Sarkar-Kalia Lab, Seattle Children's Hospital
2018-2019: Sophia Chen - Student Intern. Undergraduate, Princeton University 
2018: Mimi Lexiaochuan Wen - Drexel University College of Medicine, Medical Student. Mayo Clinic, Urology Residency 
2016-2017: Lukas Corey - Student Intern. Undergraduate, Yale University
2016-2017: Asha Goodman - Research Technician. Ph.D Candidate, SDSU/UCSD (Joint Program)
2015: Prachi Keni - Summer intern. Medical Student, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
2014-2015: Ariana Marcassa - Research Technician. Immune Monitoring Specialist, Shared Resources, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center