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Postdoctoral Fellows

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Cheng-An (Richard) Chang - Richard received his PhD from Texas A & M University. He joined the lab in September, 2019 and is leading the transgenerational inheritance project, aiming to understand how the effects of environmental exposures are carried through the germ line across generations

If you are interested in pursuing posdoctoral studies in our laboratory, please send a CV, statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Blumberg. A strong background in Genomics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology and/or nuclear receptor biology is required.

Graduate Students - Ph.D

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Yikai Huang - Yikai joined the lab in September 2021 after receiving his M.S. in Biotechnology management from UCI. Yikai worked on the GOLIATH project to develop screening assays that identify chemicals affecting the development of thermogenic beige and brown adipocytes. Yikai transitioned to the PhD program in October, 2022 and now leads the interactions between obesogen exposure and diet project.

Positions may be available - If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in our laboratory, please see the links to the CMB or Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate programs on the UCI web site  and contact Dr. Blumberg directly. We are always interested in highly motivated graduate students.

Graduate Students - MS


Research Associates

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Ryan Whitlock - Ryan joined the lab in July, 2022 after receiving his BS at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ryan works together with Richard and Yikai on the transgenerational projects. As the lab manager, keeps things running smoothly. 

Positions are occasionally available - please contact Dr. Blumberg directly. 

Undergraduate Research (BioSci 199) Students

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Michelle Joemon - Michelle is a member of the Campuswide Honors Program who joined the lab in July, 2022 as a BioSci 199 student as an incoming sophomore. Michelle is working with Yikai on the interactions between obesogen exposure and diet. 
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Miranda Lopez - Miranda joined the lab in July, 2022 as an incoming senior BioSci 199 student. Miranda works together with Richard on the mechanisms underlying transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. 

Katelyn Nguyen - Katelyn joined the lab as an incoming sophomore in September, 2022. She is working with Yikai and Richard on the transgenerational obesity project.
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Kaitlin To - Kaitlin joined the lab in July, 2022 as an incoming freshman. Kaitlin is working together with Yikai on the interactions between diet and obesogen exposure. 

Brittanie Yukimtiao - Brittanie joined the lab in July, 2022 as an incoming junior. Brittanie is working together with Bruce and Richard on bioinformatic analysis of gene expression changes in the transgenerational obesity project. .

BioSci 199 positions are occasionally available during the academic year. Please contact Dr. Blumberg directly and check the BioSci 199 website for more information.

Rotation Graduate Students - 2021-2022





Interns


Kai Wynn - Kai joined the lab in July, 2022 as a Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center summer research fellow. Kai is a senior at Laguna Beach High School and worked together with Yikai on the interaction between obesogen exposure and diet. 

Lab Assistants


Tyler Dy - Tyler joined the lab in September, 2021. 

Isaac Ham - Isaac joined the lab in 2021.

Alejandra Salazar - Alejandra joined the lab in July, 2022. 

positions are available - we are always interested in motivated work study students. Please contact Dr. Blumberg (824-6873) to apply. Sorry, we are not currently hiring students who do not have workstudy money (a financial aid award).

Former Lab Members


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