Lab Members

Pankaj Kapahi
Professor

Neelanjan Bose
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jyotiska Chaudhuri
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Tyler Hilsabeck
Graduate student

Tyler has a bachlor's degree in Physics from Texas Tech University and Master's degree in Biology from University of Texas at San Antonio. His PhD. studies in both the Kapahi and Brem labs focusses on understanding the relationships between metabolites, genes, and aging-related phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster using computational and biological tools.

Brian Hodge
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Brian Hodge joined the Kapahi lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in the summer of 2016. He received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Kentucky, and completed a short postdoc at the University of Florida prior to starting at the Buck. His research is focused on understanding how environmental factors, such as nutrients and light, influence circadian gene expression and the processes of aging. He utilizes Drosophila genetics, bioinformatic (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq), and molecular genetic approaches to identify transcriptional regulators of circadian clocks and longevity. Brian also serves as Vice-President of the Postdoctoral Association at the Buck.

 

Sanjib Kumar Guha
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I got my Masters from Cal State East Bay in 2011, then moved to Barcelona, Spain, and got my PhD in Neuroscience in 2015.  Shifted to Bay Area again in early 2016 to work in the Diabetes project.  I like to play any outdoor sports, especially cricket and basketball.

T.Harshani Peiris
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Amit Sharma
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Kenneth Wilson
USC/Buck PhD Student

Kenneth received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Dominican University of California. He currently is a student in the Biology of Aging program between the University of Southern California and the Buck Institute. His research focuses on understanding how natural genetic variation can influence response to diet to affect longevity and health.

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