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Lin Lin is currently a graduate student in Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. She graduated from Tsinghua University in China, and joined Braun lab in 2009. She is working on innate immune regulation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, using both clinical samples and mouse models.
Maomeng is a graduate student in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology. He grew up in Beijing and received his B.S. from Tsinghua University in 2009, majoring in Biological Science and minoring in Economics. In 2010, he joined the Braun & Gordon labs. His work mainly focuses on the investigation of host-microbial interaction using high-throughput technologies including meta-genomic and meta-proteomic approaches.
Jonathan Jacobs, MD
Jonathan received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Harvard University in 2003 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 2008. During this time, he worked in the laboratory of Drs. Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoist studying the K/BxN model of rheumatoid arthritis. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford in 2010 then began a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCLA. As a STAR fellow in Jonathan Braun's lab, he is studying the interrelationships of gut microbes and the mucosal immune system.
Meagan graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Physiological Science. Her work with Dr. Wadehra's research group in the Braun/Gordon Lab involves investigating the function of EMP2 in angiogenesis and its role in cancer development.
Ann Chan has a bachelor's in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, and a master's in Physiological Sciences from UCLA. She is currently studying the expression of PD-1 and its ligands in the developing retina, and in retinal damage models. She also studies the effects of EMP2 modulation in retinal pigmented epithelial cells. Aside from her passion as a professional lab rat, Ann enjoys taking out the frustrations of failed experiments on a good long run, dancing when no one is looking, and shopping!
Christie Qin, PhD
Yu (Christie) Qin, Ph.D/MD, is a cancer biologist of department of ophthalmology at UCLA. She investigates (1) glioblastoma metastasis and angiogenesis using xenograft mouse models; and (2) stem cell biology and translational research in retinal repair.