Photo by Kim KulishPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay

Senior Scientist, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL

EMAIL: amukhopadhyay at lbl dot gov

Currently reading: The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

 

Research Scientist

lara_rajeevDr. Lara Rajeev

Biologist Research Scientist, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL

EMAIL: lrajeev at lbl dot gov

Ph.D Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lara-rajeev-9185519

FAVORITE SCIENTIST: Richard Feynman

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

amandaDr. Amanda Reider Apel

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL

EMAIL: arreiderapel at lbl dot gov

Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 2012

B.S. Biological Science, San Jose State University, 2006

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-reider-apel-b5b187bb

Dr. Thomas Eng553555_810673940768_1539758969_n

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL

EMAIL: tteng at lbl dot gov

Ph.D. Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, 2015

B.S. Biology, MIT, 2007

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/engthomas

FAVORITE SCIENTIST: a tie between Rosalind Franklin and Dr. Horrible (unclear if he REALLY has a medical degree)

kothari_pictureDr. Ankita Kothari

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL

EMAIL: akothari at lbl dot gov

Ph.D. Molecular and Cell biology, Arizona State University, 2013

B. S. Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, 2008

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankitakothari20

FAVORITE SCIENTIST: Charles Darwin

 

Graduate Students:

Megan Garber

Graduate Student, Comparative Biochemistry, UC Berkeley

EMAIL: megarber at lbl dot gov

Ph.D. Comparative Biochemistry, UC Berkeley (expected 2021)

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UC Berkeley (2013)

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-garber-a3b488102

marenMaren Wehrs

Graduate student, TU Braunschweig/LBNL, Biotechnology

EMAIL: mwehrs at lbl dot gov

Dr. rer. nat., Biotechnology (expected 2019)

Master of Science, Biotechnology, TU Braunschweig, Germany, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology, TU Braunschweig, Germany, 2013

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maren-wehrs-21128a119

FAVORITE SCIENTIST: Barbara McClintock

 

Research Assistants

robinherbertinlabRobin Herbert

Research Assistant, Fuels Synthesis, Joint BioEnergy Institute, LBNL

EMAIL: rherbert at lbl dot gov

B.S. Microbiology, San Francisco State University, 2016

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-herbert- 36a2324b

FAVORITE SCIENTIST: Carl Woese

trinh_pictureJessica Trinh

Research Assistant, Fuels Synthesis, Joint BioEnergy Institute, LBNL

EMAIL: jessicatrinh at lbl dot gov

B.S. Molecular and Environmental Biology, UC Berkeley, 2016

WEBSITE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-trinh-2690363a

FAVORITE SCIENTIST: My favorite scientists are the children I used to visit in undergrad, trying their best to guess and understand the experiments my groups and I would demonstrate for them!

 

Visiting Scholars

We are always happy to have visiting scholars! Please contact us to find out how to become a visiting scholar at LBL and in our group.

Current Affiliates

  • Uri Martinez, SFSU
  • Yusuke Sasaki, Kyoto university

Alumni and Former Visiting Scholars