Jan M. Skotheim   Principal Investigator  Education : Ph.D. Applied Mathematics University of Cambridge 2004  Postdoctoral Research : Rockefeller University w/F. Cross & E.D. Siggia  Email : skotheim@stanford.edu  Interests : Jan is interested in all aspects of cell cycle control. Two key questions facing the laboratory are 1. How do cells compute their own size? 2. Are systems-level properties, such as transcriptional feedback circuits, conserved throughout eukaryotes?

Jan M. Skotheim

Principal Investigator

Education : Ph.D. Applied Mathematics University of Cambridge 2004

Postdoctoral Research : Rockefeller University w/F. Cross & E.D. Siggia

Email : skotheim@stanford.edu

Interests : Jan is interested in all aspects of cell cycle control. Two key questions facing the laboratory are 1. How do cells compute their own size? 2. Are systems-level properties, such as transcriptional feedback circuits, conserved throughout eukaryotes?

Mardo Koivomagi   Postdoctoral researcher October 2013-  University of Tartu, Ph.D., Biochemistry  mardok@stanford.edu  Interests: The biochemistry of cell size control

Mardo Koivomagi

Postdoctoral researcher October 2013-

University of Tartu, Ph.D., Biochemistry

mardok@stanford.edu

Interests: The biochemistry of cell size control

Evgeny Zatulovskiy   Postdoctoral researcher May 2014-  University of Cambridge, Ph.D., Cell Biology evgeny@stanford.edu Interests : Dynamic signal processing and decision making in mammalian cell cycle control

Evgeny Zatulovskiy

Postdoctoral researcher May 2014-

University of Cambridge, Ph.D., Cell Biology
evgeny@stanford.edu
Interests : Dynamic signal processing and decision making in mammalian cell cycle control

Shuyuan Zhang   Position: Postdoctoral researcher 2018-  Education: Ph.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Liver ploidy and liver cancer  Interest: Cell cycle and cell size regulation in mammalian live  Email: zhangsy@stanford.edu

Shuyuan Zhang

Position: Postdoctoral researcher 2018-

Education: Ph.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Liver ploidy and liver cancer

Interest: Cell cycle and cell size regulation in mammalian live

Email: zhangsy@stanford.edu

Ali Shariati   Postdoctoral researcher April 2014-  KU Leuven, Belgium, Ph.D., Molecular and Developmental Genetics   alish@stanford.e du  Interests: How cell cycle states define stem cell fate choices

Ali Shariati

Postdoctoral researcher April 2014-

KU Leuven, Belgium, Ph.D., Molecular and Developmental Genetics

alish@stanford.edu

Interests: How cell cycle states define stem cell fate choices

Daniel Berenson   Graduate student, MD PhD, September 2014-  Education: Yale University, B.S. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Email: berenson@stanford.edu Interests: What is the role of tumor suppressor pathways in a cell's determining whether and when to divide? How might the decision system be modulated in the pathogenesis and treatment of human disease?

Daniel Berenson

Graduate student, MD PhD, September 2014-

Education: Yale University, B.S. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Email: berenson@stanford.edu
Interests: What is the role of tumor suppressor pathways in a cell's determining whether and when to divide? How might the decision system be modulated in the pathogenesis and treatment of human disease?

Mike Lanz   Position: Postdoctoral researcher 2019-  Education: PhD - Cornell University, BS - Penn State  Stanford email TBD  Interests: How do cells know how big they are?

Mike Lanz

Position: Postdoctoral researcher 2019-

Education: PhD - Cornell University, BS - Penn State

Stanford email TBD

Interests: How do cells know how big they are?

David Jukam  Position: Postdoctoral researcher Dec. 2012- co-mentor Aaron Straight  Education: Ph.D. NYU  Email: jukam@stanford.edu  Interests: Cellular transitions in early development; Developmental timer mechanisms; The mid-blastula transition and its links to the cell cycle.

David Jukam
Position: Postdoctoral researcher Dec. 2012- co-mentor Aaron Straight

Education: Ph.D. NYU

Email: jukam@stanford.edu

Interests: Cellular transitions in early development; Developmental timer mechanisms; The mid-blastula transition and its links to the cell cycle.

Ben Reyes Topacio   Graduate student, Cancer Biology, June 2014-  Education: UC Berkeley, B.A. Molecular & Cell Biology  Email: topacio@stanford.edu  Interests: regulation of mammalian G1/S and the Rb tumor suppressor by cyclin-Cdk complexes

Ben Reyes Topacio

Graduate student, Cancer Biology, June 2014-

Education: UC Berkeley, B.A. Molecular & Cell Biology

Email: topacio@stanford.edu

Interests: regulation of mammalian G1/S and the Rb tumor suppressor by cyclin-Cdk complexes

Devon Chandler-Brown   Position: Graduate Student, Biology 2013-  Education: University of Washington, B.S. Biochemistry, Biology  Email: devoncb@stanford.edu  Interests: Mechanisms that underlie transcriptional ordering during cell cycle transitions; control of nuclear architecture

Devon Chandler-Brown

Position: Graduate Student, Biology 2013-

Education: University of Washington, B.S. Biochemistry, Biology

Email: devoncb@stanford.edu

Interests: Mechanisms that underlie transcriptional ordering during cell cycle transitions; control of nuclear architecture

Shicong (Mimi) Xie   Postdoctoral researcher August 2016-  MIT, Ph.D., Computational Systems Biology  xies@stanford.edu  Interests: The cell cycle in vivo

Shicong (Mimi) Xie

Postdoctoral researcher August 2016-

MIT, Ph.D., Computational Systems Biology

xies@stanford.edu

Interests: The cell cycle in vivo

Matthew Swaffer   Position: Postdoctoral researcher 2017-present.  Education: Ph.D. (Cell & Molecular Biology) - The Francis Crick Institute, UK. M.A. (Natural Sciences) - University of Cambridge, UK.  Interest: How do cells coordinate gene expression with cell size and growth.   Email: swaffer@stanford.edu

Matthew Swaffer

Position: Postdoctoral researcher 2017-present.

Education: Ph.D. (Cell & Molecular Biology) - The Francis Crick Institute, UK. M.A. (Natural Sciences) - University of Cambridge, UK.

Interest: How do cells coordinate gene expression with cell size and growth.

Email: swaffer@stanford.edu


Alumni

Postdocs

Andreas Doncic, Postdoctoral researcher 2009-2015, now Assistant Prof. of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern (deceased 2018)

Jennifer Ewald, Postdoctoral researcher 2010-2016, now Assistant Prof. University of Tübingen

Kurt Schmoller, Postdoctoral researcher 2012-2017, now Assistant Prof. Helmholtz Institute, Munich

Graduate Students

Umut Eser, Ph.D. Applied Physics, 2008-13 Thesis : Spatio-temporal regulation of cell cycle transcription.
Subsequent position : Postdoc with Stirling Churchman at Harvard Medical School now Director of Data Science at Cellarity

Amy Johnson, Ph.D. Biology, 2009-14 Thesis : Onset of Cdk2 activity determines passage through the restriction point in primary cells.
Subsequent position : Biotech industry, scientist at Regeneron.

Amanda Amodeo, Ph.D. Biology, 2009-14 co-mentor Aaron Straight Thesis : Histone titration by DNA sets the threshold for the mid-blastula transition in Xenopus Subsequent position : Lewis-Sigler Fellow (PI) Princeton University

Oguzhan Atay, Ph.D. Biology, 2012-2016, Thesis: Not Isolated, But Still Insulated: Switch-like Transitions Modularize Biological Networks.
Subsequent position: founder of Billiontoone Biotech company

Clayton Schwarz, Ph.D. Biology, 2012-2018, Thesis: A precise Cdk activity threshold determines passage through the restriction point. Subsequent position: postdoc with Prof. Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller University.

Jon Turner, Ph.D. Biology, 2011-2018, Thesis: Distinct mechanisms of multisite phosphorylation of the transcriptional inhibitor Whi5 regulate the budding yeast cell cycle. Subsequent position: biotech scientist with enEvolve

Undergraduates and Technicians

Franklin Caval-Holme : Stanford Biology Undergraduate 2010-13 Dean's Award for signficant academic achievement for an undergraduate Senior Thesis : Whi5 Inheritance Influences the Size-Threshold for Cell Cycle Commitment (Start) in the S.Cerevisiae Cell Cycle Subsequent position : applying for graduate school

Melody Falleur-Fettig : Life Science Technician II 2008-2012, founding member of Skotheim lab

Taryn Malia Sumabat : Stanford Biology Undergraduate 2009-2011 Subsequent position : Teaching with the Princeton in Asia program / Now graduate student at Berkeley, MCB Senior Thesis : Examining variability of mammalian cell cycle timing and dynamics at single-cell resolution

Elena Kassianidou : Stanford Biomechanical Engineering Undergraduate 2009-2011 Subsequent position : Graduate Student at Berkeley Bioengineering Senior Thesis : Substrate stiffness affects the proliferation rate of fibroblast and epithelial cells in a cell type dependent manner

Phil Shiu : Stanford Biology Undergraduate 2008-2010 Subsequent position : Graduate student at Harvard MCB w/Craig Hunter Senior Thesis : Does Saccharomyces cerevisiae require positive feedback at mitotic entry? The role of early and late mitotic cyclins in activating CLB2 transcription.

Avi Robinson-Mosher : Visiting Graduate Student 2009-2010 (Stanford Ph.D Computer Science) Subsequent position : Postdoc w/ Pam Silver @ Harvard Systems Biology

Chris Aakre : Life Science Technician II 2008-2009 Subsequent position : MIT graduate student Microbiology program w/Mike Laub

Hnin Ookhin : Stanford Biomechanical Engineering Undergraduate 2009-2011 Elliot Lui : Stanford Biomechanical Engineering Undergraduate 2010-2011 XiaoSong Mu : Stanford Biology Undergraduate summer 2012 Devin King : Stanford Biology Undergraduate 2012 Ryoko Hamaguchi : Stanford Biology Undergraduate summer 2012