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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

Postdoctoral: UNC - Chapel Hill

Hometown:  Harleysville, PA

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

More about the P.I.

 

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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

Postdoctoral: University of Ottawa

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: B.S., Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University

Graduate: Program in Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Washington University

Hometown: Aurora, IL

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

 

Jinghan Zhao, Research Technician

Email: jzaho23@wustl.edu

Undergraduate: B.S., Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University

Hometown: Qingdao, China

Quote: “Kids these days. They just don’t get scared like they used to.”

 

Steven Ryu, Rotating Graduate Student

Undergraduate: B.S., Neuroscience, Amherst College

Graduate: Medical Scientist Training Program, Washington University

Hometown: Northridge, CA

Quote: “Oh, we’re using our made-up names. Then I’m Spider Man.”

 

Michelle Hsiao, Undergraduate Research Student

Undergraduate: Biology, Neuroscience Track, Washington University

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Quote: "You stay classy San Diego"

 
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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. 


Lab Alumni

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Xiaoyi renee Gao, research technician

Renee was the first member of the lab and worked as a technician from 2017 - 2019.

She is currently pursuing an M.D. at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

 

Katie Lefton, Rotating Graduate Student

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

She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Papouin Lab in the Department of Neuroscience.

 
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Scott Lee, Undergraduate Student

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