Our Members

Current Members

Karl-WillertKarl Willert

Principal Investigator

Karl received his Ph.D. from UCSF, did his post-doctoral research at Stanford, and joined UCSD as Assistant Professor in 2008. He is currently a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Pooja Sonavane

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Pooja joined the lab in 2018 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.

Myan Do

Ph.D. Candidate

Myan graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She joined the UCSD Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program in 2015 and joined the Willert Lab in 2016. She is developing an antibody-drug conjugate to target FZD7 tumors and investigating the mechanism of WNT/FZD7 signaling in stem cell and cancer biology.

Naycari De Luna

Lab Manager

Kayon Brantley

Senior Research Associate 1

Max Herrerias

Undergraduate Student

Past Members:

Holly Aur

Grober Baltazar

Rocio Barahona

Matthieu Bauer

David Brafman

Julia Busch

Emily Carnahan

Olivia Gaylord

Sarah George

Stephanie Grainger

Diana Gumber

Brett Henninger

Jiahao Huang

Ian Huggins

Christina Jessen

Natalie Kardos

Tamás Kovács

Nathan Kumar

Sneha Lakshmanan

Brianna Lonquich

Albert Lowe

Daniel McCoy

Riley Mills

Ellen Mintz

Hannah Morris-Little

Damian Ng

Nikki Nguyen

Jon Okubo

Krystal Oon

Luca Perna

Christine Phung

Amelia Prada

Angeline Puranen

Jenna Richter

Alessandra Rodriguez

Jason Ross

Charlotte Rossdam

Jordan Setayesh

Kevan Shah

Nikita Shah

Tyler Sloan

Stephanie Soltero

Alexandra Stanley

Aubrey Stiers

Neya Suresh-Kumar

Tanisha Takhar

Julia Thulin

Alyssa Vukcevich

Sara Wirth

Kelsey Yang