Sophie Dumont, Principal Investigator
Ph.D. Biophysics, UC Berkeley, 2005
sophie.dumont@ucsf.edu
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Mary Elting, Postdoctoral Fellow
Damon Runyon Fellow
Ph.D. Applied Physics, Stanford University, 2012
mary.elting@ucsf.edu
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I grew up in North Carolina and was a graduate student at Stanford in single molecule motor biophysics. I then wanted to study how biological structure informs function in the larger and more complex environment of the cell, and as a postdoc I am now probing spindle architecture.

Joshua Guild, Junior Specialist
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Davis, 2014
joshua.guild@ucsf.edu

I am interested in developing novel tools at the interface of engineering and biology to address difficult questions that standard cell and molecular biology techniques are unable to answer. In the future I hope to pursue a career in medicine and translational science.

Christina Hueschen, BMS Graduate Student
NIH F31 & NSF Graduate Fellow, UCSF Discovery Fellow
B.S. Mol. Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale Univ., 2010
christina.hueschen@ucsf.edu

I enjoy outdoor adventuring, starting crafty projects I never finish, and over-frequenting my neighborhood Chinese bakeries. I am interested in spindle self-organization and the regulation of microtubule minus-ends.

Jonathan Kuhn, Tetrad Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Fellow, UCSF Discovery Fellow
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Davis, 2012
jonathan.kuhn@ucsf.edu

I am a UC Davis graduate who grew up in Santa Barbara, California and Hamilton, Ontario. In the Dumont lab, I study how mitotic cells interpret different inputs to control the spindle assembly checkpoint.

Alexandra Long, Tetrad Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Fellow, UCSF Discovery Fellow
B.A. Biology, Carleton College, 2013
alexandra.long@ucsf.edu

I'm broadly interested in the role of mechanical force in coordinating cellular structures and my work focuses on the mechanics of the kinetochore-microtubule interface. When not in the lab I bake pies and bike excessively.

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Andrea Serra Marques, Postdoctoral Fellow
HFSP Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Cell Biology, Utrecht University, 2015
andrea.serra-marques@ucsf.edu

I am from Portugal and did my PhD in the Netherlands. I am interested in understanding how molecules and mechanics crosstalk to form and maintain a stable mitotic spindle. Apart from science, I like photography, blogging, traveling, long walks and cinema! 

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Pooja Suresh, Biophysics Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Fellow
B.S. Physics, University of Rochester, 2015
pooja.suresh@ucsf.edu

I enjoy long bike rides, playing an assortment of racket sports and solving physics problems for fun. In the Dumont Lab, I am interested in probing the mechanics of the mitotic spindle.

Lila Neahring, DSCB Rotation Student, Spring 2017
B.S. Biology, Stanford University, 2015
lila.neahring@ucsf.edu

 

Eline ter Steege, Visiting Masters Student 2017
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences, University of Utrecht, 2015
eline.tersteege@ucsf.edu

I am a second year biomedical sciences master student from the University of Utrecht. In the Dumont Lab I will do my final rotation. In my spare time I like to play volleyball, hiking and biking.  

EARLIER THIS YEAR:

Taylor Skokan, Tetrad Rotation Student
Cynthia Chio, CCB Rotation Student
Emily Suter, Bioengineering Rotation Student

ALUMNI:

Dylan Udy
Specialist, 2012-2015
Now: Ph.D. student, University of Washington

Nicholas Altemose, Bioengineering Rotation Student, 2015-2016
Stefan Niekamp, Biophysics Rotation Student, 2014-2015
Sumitra Tatapudy, Tetrad Rotation Student, 2014-2015
Ben Barad, Biophysics Rotation Student, 2013-2014
Jonathan Asfaha, Tetrad Rotation Student, 2013-2014
Betsy Martin, Tetrad Rotation Student, 2013-2014
Veronica Pessino, Biophysics Rotation Student, 2012-2013

Rocio Gomez, SFSU Undergraduate Student, 2015