Former Lab Members

Ethan Khong

Undergraduate Student​​

  • Melissa Ly, Lab Manager, Staff Research Associate 
  • Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Postdoc
  • Shira Abeles, M.D., Fellow
  • Abdul Saboory, Undergraduate Student
  • Kevin Johnson, Undergraduate Student
  • Tovia Bavly, Undergraduate Student
  • Leila Schwanemann, Lab Manager, Staff Research Associate
  • ​Katayoon Atabakhsh, Undergraduate Student
  • Victoria Popov, Undergraduate Student
  • Kevin Wu, Undergraduate Student
  • Ivan Chan, ​Undergraduate Student
  • Ravi Sadhu, ​Undergraduate Student
  • Olympia Alvarez, CLS, MPH
  • Kathya Arana-Fernandez Garrido, Undergraduate Student
  • Nicola Mangieri, Visiting Graduate Student
  • Jenny Shin, CLS


Hedieh Attai, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

​IPATH 

Pooja Ghatbale, MS

Research Associate

Lina Huang, BS

Research Associate

IPATH, Lab manager

Grace Kovalick, BS

Masters Student

Lab Members

Roland Liu, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Mayuri Naidu, Staff Research Associate
  • Refugio Robles-Sikisaka, Ph.D., Postdoc
  • Nitya Rao, Undergraduate Student
  • Christina Yeh, Undergraduate Student
  • ​​​Madona Khoshabafard, Undergraduate Student
  • ​Ray-Young Tsao, Undergraduate Student
  • ​Rami Michael, Resident
  • ​Andrew Lum, Undergraduate Student​
  • Philip Herbert, Undergraduate Student
  • Ryan McKinzie, Undergraduate Student
  • Leslie Yip, Undergraduate Student
  • Jonathan Gao, Undergraduate Student
  • Gabrielle Pine, Undergraduate Student
  • Zachary Baldwin, Masters Student
  • Andrew Garcia, Masters Student
  • Jessica Chopyk, PhD, Postdoc

David T. Pride, MD PhD

Govind Sah, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

​IPATH 

Thaidra Gaufin, MD PhD

Infectious Diseases Fellow

​IPATH

Claudia Sanchez-Ramirez, MD

Infectious Diseases Fellow

​IPATH, Aslam Lab

Dr. Pride is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Wake Forest University and entered the MSTP program at Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Vanderbilt University in the laboratory of Dr. Martin Blaser and completed his M.D. at New York University.  He finished his medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University.  He then moved to The University of California, San Diego and serves as the Director of the Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory and as the Associate Director of the Microbiology Laboratory. He also runs a research laboratory dedicated to human microbiome and human virome work. Dr. Pride also collaborates with the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics at UCSD, and has been working to understand how we might better understand the interactions between phages and their host bacteria for phage therapy. Dr. Pride's other major interests are in developing diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, and in understanding the role of microbial communities in human health and disease. 

Andrew Garcia, BS

Research Associate

​CALM

Josh Borin, BS

Graduate Student - Meyers Lab

Principal Investigator

Peiting Kuo, BS

Research Associate

​CALM

Samuel Penziner, MD

Infectious Diseases Fellow

​IPATH