Post-doctoral training, California Institute of Technology, 2008-2009
Post-doctoral training, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2009-2013
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, 2004-2008
Hometown: Baarn, the Netherlands
Favorite non-science activities: Exploring Los Angeles, reading chess and hiking
Marc Vermulst, PhD, has a background in mitochondrial biology and mutation detection, and is interested in the role of mitochondrial biology and transcription errors in human aging and disease.
Hometown: Athens, Greece
Favorite non-science activities: baking
Maria has a background in mitochondrial biology and genetics, and is particularly interested in the exploitation of mechanisms that can prevent mtDNA disease.
University of Utrecht
Hometown: Brunssum, the Netherlands
Favorite non-science activities: reading, exploring LA
Mark has a background in aging, transcriptional fidelity and genetics, and is particularly interested in the relationship between transcription errors and protein aggregation
University of Wisconson
Hometown: Hong Kong
Favorite non-science activities: Drawing, arts and crafts
Claire Chung has a background in stress biology and DNA sequencing, and is particularly interested in the effect of mutagenic compounds on the fidelity of transcription and the mechanistic underpinnings of mitochondrial DNA diseases.
B.A. University of Miami (2014-2017)
M.Sc. University of Miami (2017-2018)
Hometown: New York
Favorite non-science activities: Mixed martial arts, yoga sculpting, the beach
Sarah has a background in molecular biology and genetics, and she is particularly interested in using new animal models to understand how organelles preserve homeostasis as a function of age, and the identification of new drugs and genes that can be exploited to treat mtDNA diseases.
Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Favorite non-science activities: Magnets, walking my dogs, tasting the ocean
Eric McGann has a background in mouse biology and circadian rhythms, and is particularly interested in the timing of specific events, including the timing of mutations that cause pathology later in life and the role of circadian rhythms in DNA repair. In addition, McGann’s research interests include the mechanisms that control protein homogeneity in different organelles.
Hometown: San Diego
Favorite non-science activities: rock climbing, camping, cooking and baking
Zoe has a background in various forms of molecular biology, and she is particularly interested in using new sequencing techniques to identify genes that control transcriptional mutagenesis in yeast and mammalian cells and the consequences of transcription errors on cellular function
UC Riverside (2013-2017)
Hometown: Dounan, Taiwain
Favorite non-science activities: Cooking and ceramics
Guan has a general background in molecular biology and DNA sequencing, and is particularly interested in new sequencing techniques to understand the molecular mechanisms that control transcriptional mutagenesis in yeast and mammalian cells
Washington University St. Louis (2014-2018)
Favorite non-science activities: Taste testing ice cream
Doyle has a background in molecular biology and the genetics of aging, and he is particularly interested in understanding the molecular basis of DNA repair disorders that are characterized by accelerated aging.
Membership years: 2018-2019