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Shusheng Wang: Lab Members

Shusheng Wang, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

Shusheng Wang received his PhD in developmental biology at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2004. After completion his postdoctoral training with Dr. Eric Olson at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, he joined the department of Ophthalmology as a tenure track assistant professor in September 2009. His research is to explore the mechanism and potential therapeutics of noncoding RNAs and transcriptional factors in angiogenesis and degenerative retinal diseases.

 

Zunyi (Johnny) Zhang, Ph. D. | Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang got his PhD in Developmental Biology in the University of Oslo in Norway. He is currently working on the mechanism of RPE senescence in the lab.

 

Bo Yu, Ph. D. | Postdoctoral Fellow
Bo Yu got his bachelor degree from Ocean University of China in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Sun Yat-sen University in 2012. He works as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr.Wang’s lab in the areas of long non-coding RNA and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Yao Tong, M.S. | PhD Student (2017- now)
Yao is working on the mechanism of RPE cell death and it implication in AMD. She was awarded the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Scholarship for Research in the biology of aging in 2019

Yinga Wu, M.S. | PhD Student (2018- now)
Yinga is working on the mechanism of retinal fibrosis and it implication in AMD. 

Jing Ma, B.A. | Lab Supervisor
She is in charge of the lab ordering and lab management, maintain general mouse colonies, and help with other experiments.

 

Undergraduate Lab Members

Jared Imber (2018-now)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Brynn Gwartzman (2018-now)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Tiffany Shick (2018-now)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Pari Mihir Dhruva (2018-now)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Katherine Byrnes (2019-now)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Omar Shbeeb (2019-)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University)

 

Queenie Wang (2019-)

Undergraduate student research observation (2019-) and Newcomb Honors program (2020), Tulane University)

 

Deeya Patel (2019-)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Kamryn Pigg (2019-)

Undergraduate student work study (2019) and research program (2020), Tulane University

 

Albert Howell (2019-)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

 

 

Past Lab Members

Dr. Xinyu Li (2011-12)

Visiting professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Dr. Hongmei Zhang  (2012)

Visiting professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Qinbo Zhou Ph.D. | Postdoctoral Fellow
Qinbo graduated from Zhejiang University in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China in 2009. He has worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the lab on microRNA and vascular retinopathy.

Jakub Hanus Ph.D. | Research Assistant Professor
Jakub received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology Gliwice Branch, Poland in 2010. In the same year he started Postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in Department of Molecular Biology, and later Department of Ophthalmology. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2016 in the lab. His work is focused on mechanism of RPE cell death and the role of chromatin remodeling proteins in angiogenesis.

 

Supervisor for Dr. Zhuoru Wu (2013-15)

Research assistant Professor, Tulane University)

 

Supervisor for Dr. Ming Li (2014-15)

Visiting Scholar, Tulane University

 

Dr. Fangkun Zhao (2014-16)

Visiting Scholar, Tulane University

 

Dr. Bo Lu (2016-17)

Visiting Scholar, Tulane University

 

Chastain Anderson, MS. PhD student (2013-17)

Title of the thesis: A Preliminary Vascular Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarette Aerosol.

 

Dr. Lihua Hu (2019)

Visiting Scholar, Tulane University

 

Past Undergraduate Lab Members

Sara Karnes (2014-15)

Ching Summer Fellowship and undergraduate honor thesis, Tulane University)

 

Julia Chimienti (2014-16)

Undergraduate research program and undergraduate honor thesis, Tulane University

 

David Chen (2014)

Undergraduate summer research, Tulane University

 

Karyn Schaeffer (2014-15)

Undergraduate research program, Tulane University

 

Rachel Rabin (2013-14)

Undergraduate research program, Tulane University

 

Alexa Nardulli (2015)

Capstone Honor thesis, Tulane University)

 

John Kane (2015-16)

Undergraduate research program, Tulane University

 

Andrew Majeste (2015-16)

Undergraduate research program and Newcomb Summer Honors program, Tulane University

 

Majida Qadri (2015-16)

Master student research project, Tulane University

 

Daniel Sarraf (2015-16)

Master student research project, Tulane University)

 

Rachael Bokota (2016)

Undergraduate research program, Tulane University

 

Sarah Lohmeier (2015-16)

Undergraduate Capstone honor thesis, Tulane University

 

Simon Edber (2016)

Undergraduate research program, Tulane University

 

Zoe Wecht (2015-16)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Kelsie Guice (2016-)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Audrey Marsh (2016-)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Hallie Spooner (2017-)

Undergraduate honor thesis, Tulane University

 

Dylan Vainer (201-17)

Master student research project, Tulane University

 

Alexander Boivin (2016-18)

Medical student research, Tulane University)

 

Karin Liao (2017-18)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Alexis Zucker (2017-18)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Calvin Lazik ((2018)

Undergraduate student research program, Tulane University

 

Josiah Sherman (2018)

Undergraduate summer research program, Xavier University

 

Weiyi Huang (2018)

Undergraduate summer research, University of Manchester, UK

 

Natalie M. Owen Bermúdez (2019) 

Master student research, Tulane University