People

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(back L-R): Jiwon Hwang, Sara Clasen, Peter Espenshade, Risa Burr, Cezar Stoica, (front L-R): Meredith McGuire, He Gu, Shan Zhao, Wei Shao

Current Lab Members

Peter J. Espenshade, Ph.D.
Peter J. Espenshade, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education
peter.espenshade@jhmi.edu

Phone: (443) 287-5026
Fax: (410) 502-7826
Espenshade CV

Wei Shao, Ph.D.
Wei Shao, Ph.D.
Research associate
wshao6@jhmi.edu

Jiwon Hwang, Ph.D.
Jiwon Hwang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow
jhwang38@jhmi.edu

Jiwon graduated in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD in oncology. In her PhD work she studied the ubiquitin-proteasome system as it relates to viral pathogenesis. After completion of her degree, she became a postdoc in Ron Kopito’s lab at Stanford University studying protein quality control systems with a focus on the endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein degradation (ERAD) pathway. Jiwon is now investigating SREBP cleavage in the Espenshade lab.

Sara Clasen
Sara Clasen
Graduate student, BCMB program
sclasen2@jhmi.edu

He Gu
He Gu
Graduate student, BCMB program
hgu1@jhmi.edu

He (鹤) graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. There, in the lab of Dr. Yigong Shi, she worked on solving the crystal structure of a transporter in E.coli that can regulate the pH inside the bacteria. He (鹤) is now a second year BCMB student in the Espenshade lab working on the regulation of SREBP.

Meredith McGuire
Meredith McGuire
Graduate student, BCMB program
mmcgui17@jhmi.edu

Shan Zhao
Shan Zhao
Research Technician
szhao6@jhmi.edu

Past Lab Members

Risa Burr, Ph.D. (2011-2017)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Haber Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA
Cezar Stoica, Ph.D. (2016-2017)
Lab position: Postdoctoral fellow
Current position:
Sumana Raychaudhuri, Ph.D. (2011-2015)
Lab position: Postdoctoral fellow
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Watanabe Lab, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Rita Brookheart, Ph.D. (2010-2014)
Lab position: Postdoctoral fellow
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Duncan Lab, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Diedre Ribbens, Ph.D. (2010-2013)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Technical Writer, CVG Technical Communications at Medtronic
Zongtian Tong, Ph.D. (2009-2013)
Lab position: Postdoctoral fellow
Current position: New mother
S. Julie-Ann Lloyd, M.D.-Ph.D. (2009-2013)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Resident, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Rocky Cheung, Ph.D. (2009-2013)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Kosuri Lab, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Chih-Yung Lee, Ph.D. (2006-2011)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Seydoux Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Emerson Stewart, Ph.D. (2004-2011)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Shen Lab, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
John Burg, Ph.D. (2004-2011)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Head, GPCR Biology, Ab Initio Biotherapeutics, San Francisco, CA
Christine Nwosu, (2007-2010)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Graduate student, University of Toronto, Ontario
Clara Bien Peek, Ph.D. (2005-2010)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Bass Lab, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Alfica Sehgal, Ph.D. (2004-2008)
Lab position: Postdoctoral fellow
Current position: Scientist, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Bridget Todd Hughes, Ph.D. (2003-2008)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Associate Director of Research Program Development, University of Utah School of Medicine Dean’s Office Research Unit, Salt Lake City, UT
Adam Hughes, Ph.D. (2003-2008)
Lab position: Graduate student
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Anu Gokhale, J.D. (2003-2005)
Lab position: Research Technician
Current position: Associate, Intellectual Property Practice Group, King & Spalding, New York, NY
Raymond Chai, M.D. (2003-2004)
Lab position: Research Technician
Current position: Fellow, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System
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