Tatsuhisa Tsuboi Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

I am exploring single-cell and single-molecule analysis of mitochondrial mRNA localization during stress conditions in yeast with techniques of microscopic analysis, microfluidics, and biochemistry. I grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and obtained my Ph.D. from Tohoku University in 2014. During my Ph.D., I worked on mRNA quality control systems under the supervision of Dr. Toshifumi Inada. I spend my postdoc period with Dr. Susanne Rafelski at the University of California Irvine and Dr. Brian Zid at the University of California San Diego, where I worked on mitochondrial mRNA regulatory mechanisms. I love yeast in many ways ;)

Yunwei Luo B.S.

Master Student

I have been interested in biology and chemistry since junior high school and now I want to explore the mysteries of cells. I grew up in Mianyang city, China, and got a bachelor's degree in the Chemical Engineering Department of Tsinghua University. COVID-19 makes me determined to devote myself to biomedicine. I love animals and insects. Life is so magical and wonderful.

Jinyi Zhao B.S.

Master Student

I was born and raised in Shanxi, China. I graduated from Dlian University of Technology with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. During my undergraduate period, I learned the principles of chemical engineering, physical chemistry and etc.  I once participated in the national chemical design competition for college students and won the first prize. After that, Out of love and curiosity about biology, I'm excited to start the next stage of the research.

Xing Quan M.S.

PhD student

I did my undergraduate study at Nanjing University. I got my Master degree at University of California San Diego in Professor Tatiana Mishanina's group. I am interested in biochemistry and structural biology, including exploring the structure-function relation and rational drug design.

Xiquan Pang M.S.

PhD student

I graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University with both my bachelor's and master's degrees. I used to explore the mechanisms between biomolecules through biochemical methods, and now I am very interested in microscopy and image analysis. Let's rock!

Xuefang Gu B.S.

Master Student

I studied Biological Sciences at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University as an undergraduate, during my studies, I  acquired some basic laboratory skills in biology. I am interested in biochemistry and microscopy. Now i want to learn more about aging and do more research.

Qinghe Wang B.S.

Master Student

I got a bachelor’s degree from China Medical University and Queen’s University Belfast. I studied Pharmaceutical Biotechnology acquiring knowledge of physiology, pharmacy, and microbiology. I hope to study more about mitochondria and a new theoretical basis for treatment.

Abdul Haseeb Khan Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

I am interested in exploring the role and significance of mitochondrial structural and functional remodeling during aging using cutting-edge microscopic techniques in conjugation with molecular and biochemical assays. I hail from a small town in the north-western frontier province of Pakistan and grew up in various cities across the country. I obtained my Ph.D. from Nanchang University in 2021. During my Ph.D., I used multidisciplinary approaches to study the nature and biology of aging and investigated the impact of lifestyle factors including psychological, nutritional, and physical activity on cognitive health and frailty in elderly population. I rely heavily on curiosity and hope to drive me through life as well as science 😊

Jiayun Ma B.S.

Master Student

I was engaged in the research of high-strength magnesium alloy arc and laser additive manufacturing in my undergraduate studies.  In my graduate studies, I researched the application of carbon aerogel in pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. Now I am studying the phenomenon of mRNA in different translation environments and the corresponding simulation at Tsuboi Lab. Welcome to discuss academics with me!

Dexin Shen B.S.

Master Student

My name is ShenDexin, a master's student come from the Northeast of China. My hobby is playing Go (a kind of chess) and was a former second-standard sportsman in China.

Now I'm doing some research about imaging analysis. I wish one day I can do some work on technology that is beneficial to the world because I'm always looking forward to something new.

Haohang Lin B.S.

Master Student

I graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics majoring in actuary. I am very interested in artificial intelligence and hope to apply this technology to biomedical image processing. In future work, I want to facilitate traditional biomedical research and biopharmaceutics with machine learning.

Jing Zhu M.S.

PhD Student

Hello, everybody! I got my bachelor’s degree from Nanjing Agricultural University and obtained my master’s degree from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Up to now, I have done some work on viral assembly and replication mechanisms through structural biology and biochemistry. Very much looking forward to exploring new fields in the future! 

Yanfei Wu B.S.

Master Student

I graduated from Xiamen University with a bachelor's degree, majoring in Electronic Information Engineering. In high school, I was very interested in biology, but unfortunately, I did not study related majors in college. Now I find that I have the opportunity to apply the knowledge of deep learning to the research of mitochondria, which I think is very wonderful and interesting. That's the beauty of interdisciplinary science.

Cheng Lan B.S.

Master Student

I was born in Hubei and grew up in Shenzhen. I graduated from Central South University with a major in Pharmaceutical Engineering. During my undergraduate studies, I learned biology and d knowledge. I hope to contribute to human medicine and health.

Jiaqi Shen B.S.

Master Student

I graduated from Chongqing University with a major in Biomedical Engineering. I have a wide range of interests and love to try new things. I want to apply the knowledge of image processing and machine learning to the construction of 3D cell models. Hope one day I can make some contribution to the cause of human health.

Bowen Ji B.S.

Master Student

I graduated from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. I am interested in Artificial Intelligence technology and Digital Signal Processing technology and am now applying these two technologies to medical image processing. I will try my best to complete my lab project. Outside of school and work, I enjoy sports, especially fitness, and I am a member of Tsinghua University's rowing team.

Yifei Yang M.S.

Lab Manager/Statistician

I was raised in Nanjing, China. I have a bachelor's degree in Biological Science in UCI, and master's degree in Biostatistics in USC. For my master thesis, I used R and SAS to perform data selection and purification, and then implemented Cox proportional hazard models and logistic regression models by characterizing patient- and facility-level factors to explain the disparities in cancer mortality using the California Cancer Registry Data. I am also very familiar with many statistical tools such as machine learning and multi-level analysis

Bonobo P.S.D.

Lab Mascot

Last but not least, our lab mascot Bonobo (a certified psychiatric service dog) is responsible for creating a friendly and stress-free atmosphere for all the lab members. 


Maic Audo Eybi Mayer Sihombing M.S.

Student intern 2023.09 - 2023.10, 2 month

Hongfei Jing

Student intern 2022.11 - 2023.4, 6 month

Bingdian Wang

Student intern 2022.11 - 2022.12, 2 month

Liufu Sirui

Summer Student intern 2022.7 - 2022.8, 4 weeks

Wu Xiuwen

Summer Student intern 2022.7 - 2022.8, 4 weeks

Cai Kaiyue

Summer Student intern 2022.7 - 2022.8, 4 weeks

Ali Alfatemi B.S.

Student intern 2021.11 - 2021.12, 2 month