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Elaine Y. Hsiao
Assistant Project Scientist
Julianne McGinn, gnotobiotics manager 2015-2017, now writer at Marvel Comics
David Nusbaum, staff research associate 2016, MD student at USC, now resident at University of Chicago
Cristopher Garduno, undergraduate researcher 2016-2017, now PhD student UCSB
Jessica Yano, staff research associate 2013-2016, now PhD student UCLA
Kristie Yu, undergraduate researcher 2014-2015, now MD/PhD student UCLA
Gauri Shastri, undergraduate researcher 2014-2015, now MD student UCSD
Dawn Liang, undergraduate researcher 2016-2018, now MD student UCI
Emily Siegler, undergraduate researcher 2016-2018, now MD student California Northstate University
Thomas Fung, postdoctoral fellow 2016-2019, now scientist at Federation Bio
Austin Qiu, undergraduate researcher 2016-2019
Maria Kazantsev, master's student 2016-2019
Tomiko Rendon, gnotobiotics manager 2017-2019
Aaron Llanes, master's student, 2018-2019
Alonso Iniguez, master's student, 2017-2019, now at Pivot Bio
Yongning Deng, visiting scholar, 2019, now clinician in neurodegenerative desease
June 30, 2021 —
Way to go Helen on winning the Suzanne Eaton award!
June 8, 2021 —
Congrats to Greg and Kristie on winning Whitcome fellowships!
May 28, 2021 —
Congrats to Elena on leading research with Annie Gupta and Emeran Mayer on microbial predictors of early life stress!
May 27, 2021 —
Congrats to Grace for winning the Dean's Prize for Undergraduate Research!
May 24, 2021 —
Dr. Christine Olson successfully defends her doctoral thesis!
May 18, 2021 —
Check out Kristie's deep dive on effects of the microbiome on circuits for feeding behavior
May 10, 2021 —
Excited to share Helen's new paper on interactions between the microbiome and antidepressant exposure during pregnancy
April 29, 2021 —
Guli knocked it outta the park (lab) with her snapshot of the gut-brain axis!
April 13, 2021 —
Elaine receives the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Mentorship award, an amazing honor!
Sept 23, 2020 —
Big congrats to Helen and lab members on their new paper on effects of the maternal microbiome on fetal neurodevelopment!
June 5, 2020 —
Congrats to Kristie for winning a Whitcome fellowship!
June 3, 2020 —
Congrats to Christine and Geoff for each winning a Dissertation Year Fellowship!
June 2, 2020 —
Check out a Christine and Greg’s highlight of “ester-ordinary” work by the Turnbaugh lab
May 13, 2020 —
Check out Ping’s highlight on awesome work by the Eggan lab
May 7, 2020 —
Honored to now be supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, for our work on the microbiome and epilepsy!
April 9, 2020 —
Check out Kelly, Christine and Sabeen’s new perspective piece on microbiome-neuronal signaling!
March 30, 2020 —
Big congrats to Elena on being awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship!
March 30, 2020 —
Big congrats to Sabeen for winning an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Fellowship!
March 23, 2020 —
Congrats to Jon on his postdoctoral fellowship from the Ford Foundation!
March 17, 2020 —
Way to go, Ping, on her fellowship from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation!
March 6, 2020 —
Congrats to Helen on her new K99 award from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Feb 1, 2020 —
Check out Ping's new Spotlight of exciting work by Fan and colleagues!
Aug 8, 2019 —
Congrats to Christine on her F31 fellowship from National Institute of Aging!
Sept 16, 2019 —
Congrats to Geoff on his F31 fellowship from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development!
Sept 26, 2019 —
Check out Jon's new article on Microbiomes as Sources of Emergent Host Phenotypes!
Sept 2, 2019 —
Congrats to Thomas, the lab and collaborators on our new paper on how serotonin regulates bacterial colonization in the gut!
Aug 6, 2019 —
Congrats to Kelly on her News & Views article for Nature Medicine on new findings from the Turnbaugh and Balskus groups on microbes that metabolize L-dopa
May 23, 2019 —
Congrats to Geoff for winning best poster at UCLA’s Bioscience Innovation Day
Apr 29, 2019 —
Excited to have our recent KD paper selected for UCLA’s Life Sciences Excellence Award for Outstanding Research
Apr 16, 2019 —
Honored to be able to share our perspective in Immunity on the importance of neuroimmune research in the next quarter century!
July 11, 2019 —
Glad to contribute a diverse voice in Neuron on important challenges for the next generation of neuroscience!
January 28, 2019 —
Excited to see our work highlighted in the New York Times
January 18, 2019 —
Check out this commentary from Helen Vuong on new work by Martina Sgritta, Costa-Mattioli and colleagues.
January 15, 2019 —
Happy to share Geoff's new review on Perinatal Interactions between the Microbiome, Immunity, and Neurodevelopment
December 5, 2018 —
Extremely honored to join the
Chan Zuckerberg Neurodegeneration Network
and for support from the Ben Barres Early Career Award!
October 23, 2018 —
Congrats to Elaine on being named a NYSCF Robertson Investigator in Neuroscience!
September 10, 2018 —
Congrats to Helen and David on their new paper on the gut microbiota and morphine dependence with Dr. Anna Taylor!
June 28, 2018 —
Glad to see new highlights on our research from
Science Translational Medicine
Cell Host and Microbe
June 27, 2018 —
Happy to see PNAS highlighting our paper on the microbiome and ketogenic diet.
June 5, 2018 —
Catch Kelly's highlight on microbiome, serotonin and anxiety, featuring work by Ger Clarke and John Cryan
June 5, 2018 —
Congrats to Kelly on being awarded the UCLA Hyde fellowship!
May 24, 2018 —
Check out new research from the lab on how the microbiome mediates the protective effects of the ketogenic diet!
October 17, 2017 —
Congrats to Geoff on his Immunity Preview describing work from the laboratory of Dr. Lora Hooper
October 16, 2017 —
Honored for support from the Packard Foundation that will enable us to pursue exciting new research on microbiota-gut-brain interactions!
July 13, 2017 —
Grateful for support from the Simons Foundation and Klingenstein Fund that will enable us to advance a new research project!
June 28, 2017 —
Thanks to the Brain Research Foundation for supporting our research
June 21, 2017 —
Congrats to Geoff and Christine on being awarded UCLA predoctoral fellowships!
April 14, 2017 —
Honored to now be supported by DoD's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program
March 8, 2017 —
Congrats to Helen, Jessica and Thomas on their new article on the microbiome and host behavior!
Feb 7, 2017 —
Congrats to Thomas and Christine on their new review on microbiome and neuroimmunity in Nature Neuroscience!
Feb 7, 2017 —
Congrats to Helen on her new review on microbiome contributions to autism spectrum disorder in Biological Psychiatry!
Jul 26, 2016 —
Check out our microbial medalists for the equestrian event of the Microbial Olympics.
May 12, 2016 —
Watch Microbiomes Explained, a fun collab with Ph.D. comics.
Feb 26, 2016 —
Honored to now be sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Oct 14, 2015 —
Shout out to our serotonin findings in Nature News
June 23, 2015 —
The New York Times highlights our work in "Can the bacteria in your gut explain your mood?"
June 9, 2015 —
National Geographic names Elaine a 2015 Emerging Explorer
May 4, 2015 —
Tune in to our interview on the American Microbiome Institute podcast
Apr 10, 2015 —
Congrats to the lab and our collaborators on our new paper in Cell
Jan 9, 2014 —
Dr. Francis Collins features our work in his NIH Director's blog!