While many cells in our body are not actively dividing, we have a poor understanding of the biologically and medically important cellular state of quiescence. 


Our laboratory’s mission is to apply modern approaches drawn from molecular and cellular biology, genomics, biochemistry, computer science and systems biology, chemistry and medicine to gain an insight into the molecular basis of quiescence, and thereby cell cycle control and cancer.

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May 2022

  • Hedi, Abe, and Sean presented at the MCDB poster day!

  • Jackson presented at Geffen Advanced Research Showcase!

  • Many of our undergraduates presented for the UCLA Undergraduate Research Week. Congratulations to Hedi, Gwen, Chloe, Rui, Lorena, Sean, Alex, Vishvak, Jackson, Abe, and Dian!

  • Mason presented at the Research in Computational Molecular Biology Conference!

  • Congratulations to Vishvak, Sean, Gwen, and Abe on winning Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research awards!

  • Vishvak and Chloe presented their posters in the CaSB poster session!

April 2022

  • Abe Horrillo, an undergraduate researcher, will be going to University of California, San Francisco for his graduate studies in Molecular Biology. Congratulations Abe!

  • Gwen, a senior undergraduate majoring in MCDB, will be working as a Research Associate with the Epstein lab under the Broad Institute’s Epigenomics Program starting this fall. Congratulations Gwen!

  • Jackson, a highschool student in our lab, will be going to the University of Pennsylvania for college this year. Congratulations Jackson!

  • Vishvak Subramanyam, an undergraduate researcher, will be working as a bioinformatics specialist at UCSF Mission Bay! Congratulations!

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