Alick Tan is a third year Ph.D. student in the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics program. He received his B.S. degree in Bioengineering: Premedical at UC San Diego in 2010. Under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Rodgers, he is developing novel therapeutics with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases.

Alick Tan is a third year Ph.D. student in the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics program. He received his B.S. degree in Bioengineering: Premedical at UC San Diego in 2010. Under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Rodgers, he is developing novel therapeutics with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases.

Alick Tan

Chair

Menglu Han is a first-year M.S. student at the USC School of Pharmacy. She got her B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a minor in Human Nutrition at Ohio State University. She is now working with Dr. Zhang Yong (Tiger) to investigate the protein post-translational modification (PTM) for identification of novel therapeutic targets and design of small-molecule PTM enzyme inhibitors for drug discovery. 

Menglu Han is a first-year M.S. student at the USC School of Pharmacy. She got her B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a minor in Human Nutrition at Ohio State University. She is now working with Dr. Zhang Yong (Tiger) to investigate the protein post-translational modification (PTM) for identification of novel therapeutic targets and design of small-molecule PTM enzyme inhibitors for drug discovery. 

Menglu Han

Secretary

Dr. MacKay received his B.S. in chemical engineering and biology from MIT in 1999 after which he joined the Bioengineering department at UCSF-Berkeley in 2000. Upon completing his Ph.D. in 2005, he joined the Biomedical Engineering department at Duke University, where he earned a postdoctoral fellowship. He is currently an Assistant Professor at USC since 2009.

Dr. MacKay received his B.S. in chemical engineering and biology from MIT in 1999 after which he joined the Bioengineering department at UCSF-Berkeley in 2000. Upon completing his Ph.D. in 2005, he joined the Biomedical Engineering department at Duke University, where he earned a postdoctoral fellowship. He is currently an Assistant Professor at USC since 2009.

J. Andrew MacKay

Faculty Advisor

Aarti is a first year PhD Student in the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics program. She earned her BPharm (2011) from University of Mumbai and MS in Biology (2013) from Georgia State University. She also worked as a Research Associate in BRNI- Alzheimer's disease diagnostic laboratory. She is currently working with Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton to understand the role of inflammation in the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

Aarti is a first year PhD Student in the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics program. She earned her BPharm (2011) from University of Mumbai and MS in Biology (2013) from Georgia State University. She also worked as a Research Associate in BRNI- Alzheimer's disease diagnostic laboratory. She is currently working with Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton to understand the role of inflammation in the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

Aarti Mishra

Vice Chair

Yiwei (Yvette) Wang is a second year Ph.D student in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics. She received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at USC in 2013. Yvette is currently a student in Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton's lab, where she conducts research on Alzheimer's disease with a focus on the impact of mitochondria.

Yiwei (Yvette) Wang is a second year Ph.D student in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics. She received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at USC in 2013. Yvette is currently a student in Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton's lab, where she conducts research on Alzheimer's disease with a focus on the impact of mitochondria.

Yvette Wang

Social Chair

Jingwen (Julianna) Chen is a first year Ph.D. student in the department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Rhodes College in 2014. Julianna is currently rotating in Dr. Tiger Zhang's lab where she is conducting research in developing antibody-drug conjugates.

Jingwen (Julianna) Chen is a first year Ph.D. student in the department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Rhodes College in 2014. Julianna is currently rotating in Dr. Tiger Zhang's lab where she is conducting research in developing antibody-drug conjugates.

Julianna Chen

Treasurer

Chien-Yu (Joshua) Chen is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology program. He has a M.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at USC. He is interested in the roles of liver stem cell in hepatocarcinogenesis and is conducting research in Dr. Bangyan Stiles’s lab.

Chien-Yu (Joshua) Chen is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology program. He has a M.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at USC. He is interested in the roles of liver stem cell in hepatocarcinogenesis and is conducting research in Dr. Bangyan Stiles’s lab.

Joshua Chen

Communications Chair