John obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Chicago, was a MEXT research scholar at Kyoto University, and completed his Ph.D. in Developmental Biology with Tom Clandinin at Stanford. He unexpectedly fell in love with brain lipids and how specific fats control cell physiology and behavior, which he studies as a Sandler Faculty Fellow at UCSF.
Outside the lab, John is an avid cyclist and an atrocious pianist. Enabled by exogenous insulin, John over-consumes pastries when visiting family in the Midwest and friends in Japan.
Principal Investigated Organism
Flies are fast, fun, and POWERFUL: well conserved genes, lipids, and tissues coupled with unmatched genetic access and over a century of detailed biological characterization has lead to multiple breakthroughs including six separate Nobel prizes.
Outside of lab, D.mel is very happy to escape lobotomization and peacefully consume fermenting fruits.
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John cares deeply about teaching and has mentored three graduate students, one high school student, two community college students, two post-bacs, and two Amgen scholars.
If you have any questions about working with John, contact:
Emma Theisen, PhD student (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ryan Lee, high school student (email@example.com)
Tasha Nguyen, community college student (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrew Berger, computer technician (email@example.com)
Arnaldo Carriera-Rosario, postdoc (firstname.lastname@example.org)