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Bérénice Benayoun

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Email: bbenayou@usc.edu
Office Location: GER B14
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Bérénice A. Benayoun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Principal Investigator

Education

Ph.D., Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
M.Sc., Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
B.Sc., Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Hometown: Paris, France
Favorite non-science activities: tabletop gaming, homebrewing
Dream benchmate(s): Leopold Fitz and Jemma Simmons
Birthday: June 19th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Rat

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Email: ariadler@usc.edu

Ari Adler

Research Lab Technician
Interim Lab Manager

Education

B.Sc., University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), CA, USA

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite non-science activities: SCUBA diving, playing with my cat 
Dream benchmate(s): David Bowie
Birthday: July 18th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey

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Contact:

Email: minhooki@usc.edu

Min Hoo Kim, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow

Education

B.Sc., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea, USA
M.Sc./Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea, USA

Hometown: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Favorite non-science activities: Baking, jogging
Dream benchmate(s): John Legend
Birthday: March 27th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Metal Horse

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Email: NVinson@mednet.ucla.edu

Nika Vinson, M.D.

UCLA Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

Education

B.Sc., University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
M.D., University of Illinois Chicago COM, Chicago, IL, USA

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite non-science activities: Just Dance, baking, climbing
Dream benchmate(s): Pikachu
Birthday: August 10th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Rabbit

Juan Bravo

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Email: juanb@usc.edu

Juan Bravo

Ph.D. Student (Biology of Aging program)

Education

B.Sc., Yale University, USA

Hometown: South Gate, California
Favorite non-science activities: Hiking, Weight-lifting, Xbox
Dream benchmate(s): Albert Wesker
Birthday: December 31st
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rooster

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Email: ryanlu@usc.edu

Ryan Lu

Ph.D. Student (Biology of Aging program)

Education

B.Sc., California State University, Fullerton

Hometown: Alhambra, California
Favorite non-science activities: tennis, bowling, computer games
Dream benchmate(s): Rick (from Rick and Morty)
Birthday: November 25th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Dog

Shelby

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Email: shelbybr@usc.edu

Shelby Brown

Master Student (Master of Science in Gerontology)

Education

B.A., University of Southern California

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite non-science activities: Baking
Dream benchmate(s): Beyoncé
Birthday: December 5th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Earth Goat

Yilin

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Email: yilinc@usc.edu

Yilin Chen

Master Student (Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity)

Education

B.Sc., University of Rochester, NY, USA

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Favorite non-science activities: trampoline, hiking
Dream benchmate(s): Tom Hiddleston
Birthday: June 19th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rat

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Contact:

Email:emilykwa@usc.edu

Emily Wang

Master Student (Master of Science in Gerontology)

Education

B.Sc., University of Southern California, LA, USA

Hometown: Los Angeles, LA
Favorite non-science activities: Making playlists, Mario Kart
Dream benchmate(s):Gandalf the Grey
Birthday: December 27th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Dog

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Contact:

Email:langelo@usc.edu

Lois Albert Angelo

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Culver City, California
Favorite non-science activities: Guitar, Ultimate Frisbee
Dream benchmate(s): Eric Clapton
Birthday: September 22nd
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Snake

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Contact:

Email: paye@usc.edu 

Sanjana Paye

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, California
Favorite non-science activities: Tennis, Cooking, Hiking
Dream benchmate(s): Dwight from The Office
Birthday: May 21st
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Snake

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Contact:

Email: ewang057@usc.edu

Eric Wang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite non-science activities: nature walks, vintage photography, trying new cuisines
Dream benchmate(s): Doctor Strange
Birthday: February 25th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Earth Dragon

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Isabella Lau

High School Student Volunteer

Hometown: Alhambra, CA
Favorite non-science activities: baking, binge-watching TV shows, Calligraphy
Dream benchmate(s): Dr. Shaun Muprhy (from the “Good Doctor”)
Birthday: May 12th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Roster

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jarvis.usc.edu

J.A.R.V.I.S.

Lab Server
Dell PowerEdge 360

Hometown: Austin, TX, USA
Favorite non-science activities: running (processes), idling
Dream benchmate(s): Tony Stark
Birthday: October 25th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rooster

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Moucifer

Lab Mascot
Cyagen transgenic mouse

Hometown: Santa Clara, California
Favorite non-science activities: being judgemental, looking at cute pictures
Dream benchmate(s): Pinky and the Brain
Birthday: November 9th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rooster

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Turki

Lab Mascot
African turquoise killifish

Hometown: Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe
Favorite non-science activities: swimming around, eating
Dream benchmate(s): Nemo and Dory
Birthday: Less than 6 months ago