Kyle Jeffrie Gaulton, PhD
Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. Kyle has a BAS in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and did postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford and Stanford University. Current CV available on request.
Anthony Aylward, BISB PhD student
Anthony is a graduate student in the BISB program at UCSD. He has a BS in mathematics from UCSB. During his graduate career Anthony has worked on statistical methods for studies of autism, diabetes, and HIV. His current research is to learn how genetic variants implicated in diabetes act through specific cell types.
Joshua Chiou, BMS PhD student
Josh is a graduate student in the BMS program at UCSD. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. He has previously worked at NASA and as a scientist for a biotechnology startup. Currently, Josh uses single cell accessible chromatin data to understand the genetic risk of diabetes.
GitHub joshchiou
Whitney Vien, MS student
Whitney is a MS student in Biology at UCSD. She has studied the neuroimmunology of HIV in drug abusers and is currently researching how variants involved in diabetes and obesity influence regulatory processes in the brain.
Mei-Lin Okino, Lab assistant
Mei-Lin is a recent graduate of UCSD in Bioinformatics/Biochemistry program at UCSD. She has worked on viral data collected from the deep sea vents in the past, and is excited to now be studying type 1 diabetes.
Samuel Morabito, Lab assistant
Sam is a recent graduate of UCSD in Bioengineering/Bioinformatics. He is currently researching transcription factor footprinting of accessible chromatin.
Parul Kudtarkar, Programmer
Parul is a programmer who formerly worked at Caltech, and is now developing the T2D epigenome database.
GitHub Parul-Kudtarkar
Ying Sun, Programmer
Ying is a programmer who formerly worked at the Ludwig cancer institute, and is now developing the T2D epigenome database.
Serina Huang, Undergraduate
Serina is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Biology. She is currently studying risk variants associated with diabetes and how they influence transcription factor binding and gene regulation in specific cell types.
Allison Deogaygay, Undergraduate
Allison is a Biochemistry and Cell Biology major and Psychology minor at UCSD. She works on reporter assays of the genetic variants of T1D and T2D, interested in mechanisms that stimulate these diseases. As a native of San Diego, she is excited to contribute to research in of her hometown.
Divya Devulapalli, Undergraduate
Divya is a Human Biology major at UCSD. She is currently working on various reporter assays for variants of T1 and T2 diabetes. She is interested in studying the processes that instigate the disease in particular variants.
Elisha Beebe, Undergraduate
Elisha is a fourth year Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics major with a minor in Computer Science. She works on understanding the genetic risk in Type 1 Diabetes. As type 1 diabetic, she is passionate about learning more about this disease.
Paola Benaglio, Postdoctoral fellow (joint with Kelly Frazer lab)
Natalie DeForest, Rotation Student
Sierra Corban, Research Associate

Former lab members

Andres Padilla, STARS summer student
Griselda Ruiz, summer student
Eamon Aalipour, high school volunteer Ryan Hillary, rotation student
Bill Greenwald, rotation student
Bryttany Weary, STARS summer student
Isis Diaz, summer student
Nikita Kadakia, lab manager
Unnati Ghandi, volunteer
Olivia Golston, summer student
Hudson Cooper, undergraduate
Christopher Wong, volunteer
Joshua Ibarra, lab assistant