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PLUS EVEN MORE NEW AMAZING LAB MEMBERS (SEE BELOW)!

Meet the Barna Lab
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Maria Barna, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Depts. of Developmental Biology & Genetics
mbarna[at]stanford.edu
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Zhen Shi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Harvard University
Life Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
szhen[at]stanford.edu
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Deniz Simsek, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Cornell University
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
simsekd[at]stanford.edu
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Kotaro Fujii, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Kyoto University
Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship
kfujii[at]stanford.edu
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Gerald Tiu
Graduate Student-MSTP Program
B.S. Harvard University
Genetics
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
geraldctiu[at]gmail.com
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Naomi Genuth
Graduate Student
B.S. Harvard University
Biology
NSF Fellowship
ngenuth[at]stanford.edu
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Nicolas Denans, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. University of Strasbourg
ndenans[at]stanford.edu
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Kathrin Leppek, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship
kleppek[at]stanford.edu
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Olena Zhulyn, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship
ozhulyn[at]stanford.edu
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Gun Woo Byeon
Graduate Student
B.S. UCLA
Genetics
Stanford Graduate Fellowship
gwbyeon[at]stanford.edu
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Victoria Hung
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. MIT
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship
Stanford's Deans Postdoctoral Fellowship
vhung3[at]stanford.edu
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Theo Susanto
Graduate Student
B.S. Imperial College of London
Genetics
A-Star Fellowship
tsusanto[at]stanford.edu
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Adele Francis Xu
Graduate Student-MSTP Program
B.S. Stanford
adelexu[at]stanford.edu
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Jing Huang
Life Science Research Assistant jinhuang[at]stanford.edu
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Pallavi Krishnarao
Stanford Undergraduate Student
VPUE undergraduate research fellowship
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Sergio Alcantara
Administrative Assistant
Barna Lab
salcanta[at]stanford.edu

Past lab members:

  • Shifeng Xue, Ph.D. Graduate Student, UCSF/Stanford 2009-2014

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    A* STAR Fellowship
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Singapore, Bruno Reversade Lab

    Publications:

    Xue S, Barna M. Cis-regulatory RNA elements that regulate specialized ribosome activity. RNA Biol. 2015 Sep 1:1-5

    Xue S, Tian S, Fujii K, Kladwang W, Das R, & Barna M. RNA regulons in Hox 5'UTRs confer ribosome specificity to gene regulation. Nature (Article), 2014 Nov 19. doi: 10.1038/nature14010. [Epub ahead of print].

    Xue S & Barna M. Specialized ribosomes: a new frontier in gene regulation and organismal biology.
    Nature Reviews Molecular and Cellular Biology, 13: 355-69, 2012.

    Kondrashov N, Pusic A, Stumpf CR, Shimizu K, Hsieh AC,
    Xue S, Ishijima J, Shiroishi T & Barna M. Ribosome mediated specificity in Hox mRNA translation and vertebrate tissue patterning. Cell 145: 383-397, 2011.

    Honors & Awards:
    2015 Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award
  • Timothy Sanders, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow UCSF 2008-10; 2011-2012

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    Present Position: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    Publications:
    Sanders TA*., Llagostera E*, & Barna M. Specialized filopodia direct long-range transport of Shh during vertebrate tissue patterning. Nature, 497:628-32, 2013. *Co-First Author
  • Esther Llagostera, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow UCSF/Stanford 2010-2013

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    Spanish Ministry of Education and Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Present Position: Esther is presently enjoying being a mom and raising her two children

    Publications:
    Sanders TA*., Llagostera E*, & Barna M. Specialized filopodia direct long-range transport of Shh during vertebrate tissue patterning. Nature, 497:628-32, 2013.
    *Co-First Author
  • Aya Pusic-Junior Specialist UCSF (Joint with Ruggero Lab) 2007-2009

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    Present Position: University of Chicago, Graduate Student

    Publications:
    Barna M, Pusic A, Zollo O, Costa M, Kondrashov N, Rego E, Rao PH, Ruggero D. Suppression of Myc oncogenic activity by ribosomal protein haploinsufficiency. Nature 456: 971-975, 2008.

    Kondrashov N, Pusic A, Stumpf CR, Shimizu K, Hsieh AC, Xue S, Ishijima J, Shiroishi T & Barna M. Ribosome mediated specificity in Hox mRNA translation and vertebrate tissue patterning. Cell 145: 383-397, 2011.

  • Nadya Kondrashov-Junior Specialist UCSF 2007-2010

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    Present Position: UCSD, Medical School

    Publications:
    Barna M, Pusic A, Zollo O, Costa M, Kondrashov N, Rego E, Rao PH, Ruggero D. Suppression of Myc oncogenic activity by ribosomal protein haploinsufficiency. Nature 456: 971-975, 2008.

    Kondrashov N, Pusic A, Stumpf CR, Shimizu K, Hsieh AC, Xue S, Ishijima J, Shiroishi T & Barna M. Ribosome mediated specificity in Hox mRNA translation and vertebrate tissue patterning. Cell 145: 383-397, 2011.

  • Elif Sarinay Cenik-Postdoctoral Fellow UCSF/Stanford 2012-2014

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    Present Position: Moved on to Andy Fire's Lab (Stanford)
    Walter V. and Idun Berry Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Khanh Ngo, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF/Stanford 2012-2014

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    Present Postion: Scientist 1 at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
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