Lab Alumni

Former members of the Sabri Ülker Center, Hotamışlıgil Lab

Postdoctoral Fellows

Genichi Altsumi, PhD (2011-2017)
Alessandro Arduini, PhD (2011-2017)
Ana Paula Arruda, PhD (2010-2022)
Alexander Bartelt, PhD (2013-2017)
Ozgur Cakici, PhD (2015-2018)
Ediz Calay, PhD (2014-2019)
Qiong Cao, PhD (2002-2006)
Haiming Cao, PhD (2003-2010)
Andrea Caricilli, PhD (2014-2019)
Kosei Eguchi, PhD (2013-2017)
Feyza Engin, PhD (2008-2014)
Ebru Erbay, MD, PhD (2004-2010)
Meric Erikci Ertunc, PhD (2014-2015)
Suneng Fu, PhD (2009-2014)
Masato Furuhashi, MD, PhD (2004-2008)
Benny Garfinkel, PhD (2016-2021)
Cem Z. Gorgun, MD, PhD (2000-2007)
Ekin Güney, PhD (2015-2019)
Jiro Hirosumi, PhD (2000-2001)
Sarah Hummasti, PhD (2008-2012)
Min-Dian Li, PhD (2016-2019)
Ping Li, MD, PhD (2007-2010)
Kazuhisa Maeda, PhD (1999-2000)
Benedicte Mengel Pers, PhD (2011-2015)
Carlos Morgan, PhD (2005-2007)
Takahisa Nakamura, PhD (2006-2013)
Lale Ozcan, MD (2004-2007)
Umut Ozcan, MD (2005-2006)
Ludger Scheja, PhD (1996-2001)
Motohiro Sekiya, MD, PhD (2009-2015)
Jaswinder Sethi, PhD (1996-2000)
Brendon Smith, PhD (2015-2017)
Henrik ten Freyhaus, MD (2009-2012)
Amir Tirosh, MD, PhD (2010-2017)
Qiang Tong, PhD (1997-2002)
Judy Tsai, PhD (1999-2004)
Joesph Virbasius, PhD (2017-2018)
Scott Widenmaier, PhD (2010-2018)
Haiyan Xu, PhD (1996-2000)
Abdullah Yalcin, PhD (2007-2012)
Chih-Sheng Yang, PhD (2013-2014)
Ling Yang, PhD (2007-2014)

Other Lab Members

Kathryn Claiborn, PhD – Scientific Writer (2013-2017)
Xenia Hom, MD – Visiting Scientist (1996-2002)
Kornelia Johann, PhD – Visiting Scientist (2017)
Mollie Jurewicz – Laboratory Manager (2010-2013)
Keita Kono, PhD – Visiting Scientist (2004-2006)
Martin McGrath, PhD – Associate Director for Strategic Alliances (2012-2019)
David Mwai Ndegwa – Laboratory Manager (2013-2017)
Arielle Perry, Executive Assistant (2019-2021)
Fahri Saatcioglu, MD – Visiting Scientist on Sabbatical (2000, 2010)
Christian Schlein, PhD – Visiting Scientist (2017)
Steven Watkins, PhD – Visiting Scientist on Sabbatical (2011-2012)

Graduate Students

Khanichi Charles
Nurdan Dağtekin
Margaret Gregor
Liza Makowski-Hayes
Nataniel Otoo
Lauren Robertson
Judy Tsai Chuk
Kathryn Wellen
Haiyan Xu
Erkan Yilmaz
Mustafa Yilmaz

Research Assistant

Michael Alcala
Defne Arslan
Brenna Baccaro
Arielle Bauer
Priscilla Bejo
Joshua Blanco
Erika Cagampan
Mu Xian Chen
Paulina Cedillo
Gökhan Dalgin
Jason Fan
Raquel Fucho
Kristin Gerhold
Ted Goh
Carla Julieta Gonzalez
Lily Greene
Skylar Karzhevsky
Sasha Lee
Catherine May
Jared Mayers
Danielle McLaurin
Nina Min
Emily Misch
Jessica Moore
Truc Nguyen
Aybike Onur
Emily Otterbeck
Ariane Panzer
Lisa Rickey
Ross Smith
Nikki Snyder
Guo Tan
Teoman Uysal
Eric Vaillancourt
Sarah Wiesbrock
Ariel White
Alonya Yermalovich​