Lab Members

Suckjoon Jun
Suckjoon Jun [PI, Physics and Molecular Biology]
Allen Distinguished Investigator, Pew Scholar,
NSF CAREER awardee, Scialog Fellow
Research Interest: "Charlie Chaplin goes to the biology lab"
[email] [office 858-534-2384, UH7222] [lab 858-822-1090, UH6249]
[brief biography] [Google scholar]
Sarah Cox
Sarah Cox [lab manager and staff research assistant] [email]
Xinitian Li
Xinitian Li [project scientist] [lab 858-822-1090, UH6249]
Sattar Taheri
Sattar Taheri [postdoc] [web] [email] [lab 858-822-1090, UH6249]
I got my BSc in physics from Sharif University, and then did MSc and PhD in University of Waterloo, Canada. In grad school, I worked on a variety of theoretical biophysics problems including modeling membrane disruptions by antimicrobial peptides. Here in Jun lab, I happily converted to an experimentalist working on cell size control in E. coli and enjoy running in fantastic weather of La Jolla.
Steven Brown
Steven Brown [postdoc] [Google scholar] [email] [lab 858-822-1090, UH6249]
I received a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison where I studied the bacterial interface of chemistry and biology with Prof. Laura Kiessling. I then went west and defended a PhD thesis on virus-derived nanoparticles at The Scripps Research Institute with Prof. M.G. Finn. I’m now combining my quantitative and molecular skills to learn how size and shape are modulated in E. coli.
JT Sauls
JT Sauls [1st-year graduate student (UCSD BISB)] [email]
I received my BSc and MSc in Bioengineering from UPenn in Philly, where I sailed and cultivated a healthy interest in tampering with biology. After working in both a start-up and mid-sized metabolic engineering firm, I am back in school to further my understanding of the cell on a quantitative level. In the Jun lab I study the morphology of B. subtilis as well as help build in-house microscope software.
Omid Azizi
Omid Azizi
Position: 1st-year undergrad; University of California Regents Scholar
Xiaowen Wang
Xiaowen Wang
Position: 2nd-year undergrad, biology
Clarence Tan
Clarence Tan
Position: 1st-year undergrad, engineering
Amy Schwartz
Amy Schwartz
Position: 3rd-year undergrad, physics
Casey Edwards
Casey Edwards
Position: 4th-year undergrad, physics

Former Members

  • Post-docs

    • Anne Hempel
    • Dustin McIntosh
  • Rotation students

    • Gautam Reddy (Physics, 2013)
    • Grant Allen (Physics, 2013)
    • Alan Chang (Physics, 2013)
    • Joey Ostrand (Bio, 2012)
    • Greg Peters (Bio, 2012)
    • Molly Allen (BioE, 2013)
  • Undergraduate students

    • Eden Aklile (Chem, 2012-2013)
    • Ayat Amin (Phys, 2012-2013)
    • Kiana Miyamoto (Bio)
    • Calvin Feng (Phys)
    • Jonathan Loi (Phys)
  • High-school students

    • Tina Quach (Westview High, 2013; now undergrad at MIT)
    • Tony Cao (Westview High, 2013; now undergrad at MIT)
  • Staffs

    • Farinaz Babaepour (2012-2013)