People

Current Members

  • Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator

    Dr. Tawfik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine.

  • Shaogen Wu, MD, PHD Postdoctoral Scholar

    Shaogen joined the Tawfik Lab as a Postdoctoral fellow in March 2019.

  • Lauren Donovan, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar

    Lauren will join the Tawfik Lab as a postdoctoral research scholar in October 2019.

  • Nolan Huck, BS Research Assistant

    Nolan graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a degree in Biochemistry.

  • Huaishuang Shen, MD Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

    Huaishuang is an Orthopedic surgeon from the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University (China)

  • Janelle Siliezar-Doyle Graduate Student

    Janelle Siliezar-Doyle is a graduate student in the Neurosciences PhD program

  • Claire Jordan Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Claire joined the Tawfik Lab as an undergraduate research assistant in January 2019.

  • Fiona Dale-Huang Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Fiona is an undergraduate at UC Davis studying Biological Sciences.

  • Gabriella Muwanga Graduate Student

    Gabriella Muwanga is a graduate student in the Neurosciences PhD program and joined the Tawfik Lab in August 2020.

  • Aysha Gardner Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Aysha Gardner joined the Tawfik Lab as an undergraduate research assistant in June 2020.

  • Juhee Vyas Undergraduate

    Juhee joined the Tawfik lab in June 2019 and is an undergraduate at the University of Georgia studying genetics.

  • Ranjini Reddy
    Ranjini Reddy Administrative Associate

Lab Alumni

  • Ryosuke Ishida, MD PhD Visting Scholar

    Ryo joined the Tawfik Lab in June 2019 as a visiting scholar. He has returned to Shimane University, Japan, where he works as an anesthesiologist and emergency physician.

  • Emily Johnson Clinical Research Assistant

    Emily joined the Tawfik Lab as a Clinical Research Assistant in May 2018. She currently works for the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto.

  • Stephanie Cordonnier Medical Student Intern

    Stephanie joined the Tawfik Lab in May 2018 for a summer internship. She is now back at the University of Toledo finishing her MD degree.

  • Thomas Forman, BS Research Assistant

    Thomas graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Biology and is now at University of Colorado pursuing MD/PhD degrees.

  • Elena Haight Research Assistant

    Elena joined the Tawfik Lab as an undergraduate research assistant in 2016. She is currently a medical student at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH.

  • Yoshinori Takemura, MD, PhD Visiting Assistant Professor, Toyama University

    After a year as a Visiting Scholar in the Tawfik Lab, Yoshinori is now back working as an anesthesiologist and pain clinician at the University of Toyama, Japan.

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