Current Lab Members
Hussein Yassine, MD

hyassine@usc.edu

Clinical Sciences Center #210
2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles, 90033

Ashley Martinez

ashleym0@usc.edu

Shaowei Wang

shwwang@outlook.com

Carla Canas

carla.canas@med.usc.edu

Arthur Ter-Zakarian

arthurte@usc.edu

Cristiana Meuret

cristianameuret@gmail.com

Melissa Chao

mdc233@usc.edu

Boyang Li

boyangli66@gmail.com

Isabella Arellanes

isabella.cordova@med.usc.edu

Jazmin Martinez

jazmin.martinez@med.usc.edu

Vibha Kodancha

vibha.kodancha@gmail.com

Alex Morales

alexmora@usc.edu

Jose Alvarez 

jaa639@usc.edu

Cesia Garrido

cg966@usc.edu

Katherinne Diaz

katherinne.diaz101@gmail.com

Xulei He

xuleihe@usc.edu

Juno Van Valkenburgh

junovanv@usc.edu

Victoria Solomon

vs_230@usc.edu

Mitchell Lee

mitchepl@usc.edu

Hamasa Ebadi

hamasa.ebadi@gmail.com

  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical Student (or Other) Mentorship:

    2012-2013, Alexandra V Belopolskaya, Medical Student, Enhanced cholesterol efflux to HDL through the ABCA1 transporter in hypertriglyceridemia of type 2 diabetes
    2013-2014, Keenia Tappin, Medical Student, Serum Amyloid A and cholesterol efflux
    2013-2014, Huijuan He, MPH practicum mentor, Serum Amyloid A in diabetes
    2013-2014, Di Wang, MPH practicum mentor, Apo C-III in obesity
    2013-2014, Zhiwei Dong, MPH practicum mentor, Cystatin C proteoforms in Obesity
    2013-2014, Jiaqi Hu, MPH practicum mentor, Apo A-II in diabetes
    2013-2014, Huijuan He, MPH practicum mentor, Serum Amyloid A in diabetes
    2014-2015, Josue Diaz-Melendez, Undergraduate Student, ApoE in the Aging Brain Study  (Briding the Gap Program)
    2014-2015, Aaruchi Parekh, Medical Student-Everst Foundation fellowship, Apo CIII sialylation in diabetes
    2015, Yara Bashrawi, MPH practicum mentor, Cystatin C proteoforms in diabetes
    2015, Stephanie Runke, MPH practicum mentor, Atherosclerosis in the BetaFat study
    2015, Jiayi He, MPH practicum mentor, Predictors of Cognitive decline in the Aging Brain Study
    2016, Talwinder Gill, Medical Student-Everst Foundation fellowship, Atherosclerosis in the BetaFat study
    2016, Mengyao Zeng, MPH practicum mentor, LDL particles and cerebral amyloidosis
    2016, Nicholos Choe, MPH practicum mentor, DHA Brain Delivery Trial
    2016, Shuai Wang, MPH practicum mentor, MRI brain volume changes in the ADCS  sponsored DHA trial
    2017, Shengjia Yang, MPH practicum mentor, DHA Brain Delivery Trial
    2017, Mia Gifford*, Undergraduate Student, Cholesterol efflux in ADAD(* won a competitive URAP student summer fellowship)
    2017, Desmon Chin, Undergraduate Student, HDL biology of human ApoE isoform astrocytes
    2017, Victoria Solomon, Undergraduate Student (Yale), Effect of diabetes on Alzheimer’s disease (Bridging the Gap Program)
    2017, Ammarah Sheikh, MPH practicum mentor, HDL cholesterol efflux in diabetes
    2017, Natalie Tomaszewski, MPH practicum mentor, MRI brain volume changes in the ADCS  sponsored DHA trial
    2018, Kun Ren, MPH practicum mentor, Brain HDL particles in AD
    2018, Tianying Yang, MPH practicum mentor, DHA Brain Delivery Trial
    2018, Danni Fang, MPH practicum mentor, Brain HDL particles in AD
    2018, Kiran Artherya, MPH practicum mentor, DHA brain delivery
    2018, Solidad E Nwakibu, Undergraduate Student, Obesity and Alzheimer’s disease
    2018, Axel Hidaldgo, Master’s student, SPIDOR Program, ApoE and lysosomal trafficing
    2018, Ali Sayem, Master’s program, ApoE cerebospinal fluid structure

  • Postgraduate Mentorship:

    2010-2012, Michael Kimzey, Research Scientist,  Prolacta, Duarte, CA (current)
    2010-2012, Amber Taylor, Director of Diabetes Clinic, Mercy Medical Center (current)
    2010-2012, Tony Kastoon, Endocrinologist, private practice (current)
    2010-2012, Muhammad Jawad Sethi, Director of Lipid Clinic, University of South Dakota (current)
    2013-2014, Kelsey Shikuma, Endocrinologist, private practice (current)
    2016-2017, Natalie Kegulian, Post doctoral fellow, USC (current)

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