Cimprich Lab

Lab Members

Karlene Cimprich

Karlene Cimprich

Professor

Email: cimprich@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-4720
Where are you from? Canton, OH – home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Hobbies: My family, travel, working out, reading, wine, cooking, and eating what we cook!
Lab Superpower: Sequencing gels?! #throwback
Education: BS in Chemistry from University of Notre Dame, PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University, Postdoc in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry at Harvard with Stuart Schreiber
Research Interest: All things genome stability, replication stress and DNA damage
Fictional soulmate: Sherlock (as played by Benedict Cumberbatch)


Sandrin Kosasih

Sandrin Kosasih

Administrative Associate

Email: smarsha@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-725-4209
Where are you from? Jakarta, Indonesia
Hobbies: Cooking & baking experiments (Some turns out delicious, some belongs in the garbage)
Lab Superpower: Administrative Rockstar
Education: B.S. Kinesiology, San Francisco State University


Julien Bacal

Julien Bacal

Research Assistant

Email: jbacal@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? Brittany – France
Hobbies: Photography, hiking, surfing, climbing
Lab Superpower: Spreader (DNA or Nutella)
Education: Master in biological science, EPHE-Paris
Research Interest: DNA replication – Checkpoint


Gonshi Bai

Gongshi Bai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: gbai@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? Beijing, China
Hobbies: Archery, sport climbing among many others
Education: B.S. Peking University, China. Ph.D. Cornell University
Research Interest: DNA replication, DNA damage tolerance, Cancer biology
Fictional soulmate: Top Gear era Jeremy Clarkson dressed up as Darth Vader


Michael Bocek

Michael Bocek

Graduate Student

Email: mbocek@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? Seattle, Washington
Hobbies: Hiking, cooking/baking, being at my corgi’s beck and call
Lab Superpower: I’m like the cookie monster, but for sequencing data
Education: BS Biochemistry, University of Washington, 2013
Research Interest: Genomic distributions of RNA:DNA hybrids and their downstream consequences for mutations
Fictional soulmate: Roman (Nicki Minaj’s alter ego)


Madzia Crossley

Madzia Crossley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: mpcross@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? London, UK
Hobbies: Hiking, tennis, cycling, swimming, family time
Lab Superpower: R-loops: mapping, imaging, digesting, isolating
Education: BA, MA, PhD University of Cambridge, UK
Research Interest: Linking R-loops, nuclease processing and genome instability
Fictional soulmate: Hercule Poirot


Melody Yung Hsin Kao

Melody Yung Hsin Kao

Graduate Student

Email: yhkao@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? Taipei, Taiwan
Hobbies: Choral music, classical concerto, musical theatre, non-fiction reading and writing, cooking, singing, leisure hiking
Lab Superpower: The comet chaser and PBS angel who tames misbehaving softwares without knowing how to code
Education: M.S. and B.S. Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University
Research Interest: Mechanisms of R-loop-(processing)-driven genome instability
Fictional soulmate: Elphaba (from the musical Wicked)


Chames Kermi

Chames Kermi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: kermi@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? Constantine, Algeria
Hobbies: Soccer, Badminton, Jazz music
Lab Superpower: Serial Bloter
Education: PhD, Institute of Heman Genetics, Montpellier, FRANCE. B.S, Montpellier University, FRANCE. PharmD, Constantine University.
Research Interest: DNA Damage Response, DNA Repair, DNA Damage Checkpoints
Fictional soulmate: James Dean

Joshua Saldivar

Chenlin Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: songc@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? Shanghai, China
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, swimming
Lab Superpower: In vitro assay, methods studying R-loop biology
Education: Ph.D. German Cancer Research Center (Dkfz), M.S. and B.S. Tongji University, China
Research Interest: R-loop biology, Genome stability, Transcription, DNA replication

Tricia Windgassen

Tricia Windgassen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: tricia2@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-498-5011
Where are you from? South Beloit, Illinois
Hobbies: Biking, Hiking, trying (cooking and eating) new foods, plants
Lab Superpower: pipetting clear liquids (aka biochemistry)
Education: B.S., Bradley University. PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Research Interest: Nucleic acid structures (e.g. replication forks, R-loops), protein-nucleic acid interactions, transcription replication conflicts
Fictional soulmate: Richmond (IT crowd)/ Noel Fielding (Great British Baking show)

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Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Name Years Current Position, Employer Contact
Michelle Badura 2012-2016 Professor, College of Alameda LinkedIn
Robert Driscoll 2008-2013 Research Analyst, Wedbush Securities LinkedIn
Anja Duursma 2008-2012 Advisor, Zorginstituut Nederland LinkedIn
Angela Hahn 2008-2009 Biology Teacher, BASIS Independent Schools LinkedIn
Stephan Hamperl 2012-2018 Junior Group Leader/Assistant Professor, Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells, Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich Institution
Andrew Kile 2010-2015 Investigator II, Novartis LinkedIn
Jia-Ren Lin 2012-2013 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School LinkedIn
Joshua Saldivar 2013-2018 Associate Specialist at Oregon Health and Science University LinkedIn
Julie Sollier 2009-2011 Assistant Scientific Editor, Molecular Cell at Cell Press LinkedIn
Deen Soni 2005-2008 Global Marketing Manager, Sony Biotechnology Inc. LinkedIn
Martin Russell Gareth Taylor 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology LinkedIn
Daniel Warmerdam 2010-2011 Scientist, Academic Medical Center LinkedIn
Thomas Wechsler 2010-2011 Director of Rare Disease, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. LinkedIn


Graduate Students

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Name Years Current Position, Employer Contact
Debbie Chang 2003-2009 Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb LinkedIn
Hyo Jei Claudia Choi 2007-2013 N/A N/A
Anna Guan 2004-2011 Data Quality Scientist, 23andMe Company
Jia-Ren Len 2005-2012 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School LinkedIn
Christina MacDougall 2002-2007 Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP LinkedIn
Renee Darlene Paulsen 2004-2010 Self-Employed, Scientific Researcher, Writer, and Editor LinkedIn
Caroline Townsend Stork 2009-2016 Senior Associate, Achaogen LinkedIn
Christopher Van 2003-2010 Medical Writing Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals LinkedIn
Michelle Zeman 2007-2013 Clinical Genomics Scientist, Invitae LinkedIn


Additional Alumni

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Name Years Current Position, Employer Contact
Steffi Fas N/A N/A N/A
Judith Haarhuis N/A Postdoc, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek N/A
Cindy Leung N/A N/A N/A
Sharon South N/A N/A N/A
MC Yee N/A Staff, Stanford Functional Genomics Facility N/A
Ulrike Rieder N/A Principal Scientist – Project Leader, Novartis LinkedIn

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