Jason J. Yi, ph.d., Principal Investigator

Email: jasonyi@wustl.edu

Undergraduate: B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dickinson College

Graduate: Ph.D., Pharmacology, Duke University

Hometown:  Harleysville, PA

Quote: "Back off man, I'm a scientist." 

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Xiaoyi renee Gao, REsearch technician

Email: xiaoyi.gao@wustl.edu

Undergraduate: B.S., Biochemistry, Washington University

Hometown:  Beijing, China

Quote:  "You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means"


Kellan Weston, Graduate student

Email: kellan.weston@wustl.edu

Undergraduate: B.S., Biology, The University of Dallas

Graduate: Program in Molecular Cell Biology, Washington University 

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Quote: "That's NOT how The Force works."


Kwang-soo Kim Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Email: kwang-sookim@wustl.edu 

Undergraduate: B.S., Microbiology, Kangwon University, South Korea

Graduate: Ph.D., Pharmacology, Ajou University School of Medicine, South Korea

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea

Quote: "Is that everything?  It seemed like he said quite a bit more than that."

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Alissa Cullen, Graduate Student

Email: a.cullen@wustl.edu

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University

Graduate: Program in Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Quote: “I mean, Led Zeppelin didn’t write tunes that everyone liked. They left that to the Bee Gees.”


Michelle Hsiao, Undergraduate Research Student

Undergraduate: Undeclared, Washington University

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Quote: "You stay classy San Diego"


Future Student/Postdoc

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic researchers to be a part of our team.  If you are interested in working with us, please contact Jason Yi. 



Katie Lefton, Rotating Graduate Student


Katie is a Neuroscience Program Student who rotated in the lab in the fall of 2018


Scott Lee, Undergraduate Student


Scott is an undergraduate student at St. Louis University who worked as a laboratory assistant from 2017 - 2018