Bruce M. Wang, MD

Assistant Professor

Email: [email protected]

Bruce was born in China and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He went to college at Stanford and did his medical school, residency and fellowship at UCSF. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford, he came back to UCSF to start his lab. He enjoys exploring and photographing the Bay Area outdoors with his wife and two young sons.


Elise Lelou, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Elise grew up in Maine-et-Loire, France, and lived most of her lived in Rennes, France, where she completed her PhD in Oncology at the University of Rennes. In May 2023, she moved to San Francisco to start the postdoctorate. Outside the lab, Elise enjoys hiking, discover new places and restaurants, sewing, gardening and watch science-fiction/fantasy movies and series.

Cindy Ament, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Cindy grew up in Bavaria, Germany. She completed her PhD in Cancer Research at the University of Regensburg. In June 2023, she moved to San Francisco with her boyfriend Jan and her two cats Klaus and Franz. In her free time, she enjoys going to thrift stores, testing new restaurants, or going on looong walks.


Aris Taychameekiatchai

DSCB Graduate Student

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Aris grew up in north Texas and moved to Southern California for a Biology undergraduate degree.  In 2019, Aris moved up North to UCSF as a part of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology graduate program.  Outside of lab, Aris enjoys walking their little chihuahua, Azula, playing video games, or grabbing boba during a long incubation. 


Abhishek Murti

Assistant Specialist and Data Scientist

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Abhishek graduated from Cornell in 2021 with a Masters of Science degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Outside of lab, Abhishek is an avid runner and is currently training for a triathlon. Abhishek is also a natural at mini golf!


Nikita Sajai

Junior Specialist and Data Scientist

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Nikita was born and raised in Northern Virginia and then graduated from Cornell in December 2022. She loves reading and making art and has recently taken up hiking around the Bay Area. Coming from a plant science background, she is excited to apply previous bioinformatics techniques and learn new ones while studying the liver!


Saphia Nguyen

Junior Specialist & Lab Manager

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Saphia grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Biology. Outside of the lab, Saphia enjoys taking scenic walks around the Bay, exploring new dessert places, and dancing. 



William Yue

Junior Specialist

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William has lived in many cities, both in Texas and California, but spent most of his life in the East Bay. He graduated from UC San Diego in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacological Chemistry. Outside of the lab, he likes playing competitive and strategy games, watching great shows, and trying new restaurants.


Matthew Choi

Undergraduate Researcher

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Matthew graduated from Claremont McKenna in 2023 with a Bachelor's in Neuroscience. Outside of lab, Matthew enjoys making matcha lattes, building mechanical keyboards, gambling for Kpop idol photocards, and playing video games.


Kenny Donaville

Undergraduate Researcher

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Hailey Kang

Summer Undergraduate Researcher

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Former lab members: 

Grace Yang: Undergraduate Researcher 2022-2023

Simon Bucher: Postdoctorate Fellow 2019-2022. Simon is now a scientist at Scribe Therapeutics.

Adriana Guajardo: Rotating DSCB Graduate Student 2022

Sneha Rao: Rotating DSCB Graduate Student 2021

Honor Paine: Junior Specialist & Lab Manager. 2020-2022. Honor is now attending medical school at Columbia University.

Poorvi Rao: Data Scientist. 2020-2021. Poorvi is current a Bioinformatics Scientist at AtlasXomics.

Jaiveer Singh: Volunteer research assistant 2019-2021. Jaiveer is currently an undergraduate at Yale.

Deviana Burhan: Staff Research Associate & Lab Manager. 2018-2021. Devi is now attending a graduate nursing program at UCLA. 

Samuel Hui: Postdoctoral Fellow 2020-2021. Samuel is currently a Scientist at Distributed Bio.

Margaret Tsui: Staff Research Associate. 2018-2020. Maggie is now a graduate student at UCSF. 

Joe Segal: Postdoctoral Fellow. 2018-2020. Joe is currently a senior scientist at NGM Biopharmaceuticals.

Sindhura Batchu: Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow. 2018-2020. Sindhura is now an Assistant Professor at UC Davis. 

Rasika Patkar: Lab Manager. 2017-2020. Rasika is now a graduate student at UC San Diego.

Cammie Young: UC Berkeley Undergraduate Student. 2018-2019

Eylul Karagoz: Visiting Medical Student. 2018

Josue Rodriguez: UCSF Summer High School Intern. 2018

Guruswamy Karnam: Postdoctoral Fellow. 2017