Qufei Gu (Postdoctoral Research Scientist)
I am from Suzhou (Soochow), China. I received the B.S. degree in Physics from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 2011, the M.S. degree in Physics from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States, in 2014, the Ph.D. degree in Biological Engineering & Small-Scale Technologies from University of California, Merced, United States in 2019. I am interested in the development of single-molecule tool in exploring DNA-protein interactions. In my spare time, I play basketball, soccer and crabbings.
Sumudu Karunadasa (Postdoctoral Fellow)
I received my B.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka. I graduated from University of Kentucky, USA in Plant Molecular Biology. I am interested in discovering plant molecular mechanisms.
Evan Saldivar (Graduate Student)
I graduated from UC San Diego in 2019 with a major in Molecular Biology and a minor in Mathematics. My previous research focused on small-molecule specialized metabolism in maize (Zea mays) roots, with a specific focus on terpenoid biochemistry. I am broadly interested in plant biochemistry, as well as the application and development of new techniques, both experimental and computational. I am starting a PhD in Stanford's Biology Department in Fall 2020, and am excited to engage with the broader scientific community, at both Stanford and the Carnegie Institute!
Frej Tulin (Postdoctoral Fellow)
I am interested in how plants coordinate cell growth and division. Brassinosteroid (BR) hormones are known for their growth-promoting activity, but also help regulate cell division in certain tissues. I am exploring mechanistic links between BR signaling and cell division, using Arabidopsis and the alga Chlamydomonas as models.
I received a M.S. from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University. I like running and ping pong.
Zhenzhen Zhang (Postdoctoral Fellow)
I am interested in mechanisms of plant growth regulated by sugar and brassinosteroid signaling.