People

Vermulst-Kleinman-2019

Contact:

Email: vermulst@usc.edu

Marc Vermulst, PhD

Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Principal Investigator

Education

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.

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Contact:

Email: chungcla@usc.edu

Claire Chung

Lab Specialist

Education

Cornell University
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.

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Contact:

Email: emcgann@usc.edu

Eric McGann

Lab Technician

Education

Rider University

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.

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Contact:

Email: lagosh@usc.edu

Jessica LaGosh

Lab Technician

Education

Michigan State University

Hometown: Brighton, Michigan
Favorite non-science activities: Reading, writing, hiking and swimming

Jessica LaGosh has a background in genetic toxicology and cell culture, and is interested in the molecular mechanisms that cause protein aggregation in neuromuscular disease.