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The Lewis Lab


Nathan E. Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics



Philipp Spahn, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Wan-Tien “Austin” Chiang

Postdoctoral fellow

Anne Richelle

Postdoctoral fellow

Mojtaba Samoudi

Postdoctoral fellow

Chintan Joshi

Postdoctoral fellow


Vahid Gazestani

Postdoctoral fellow


Matt Schinn

Postdoctoral fellow

Graduate Students


Hooman Hefzi

Ph.D. student, Bioengineering

Shangzhong Li

Ph.D. student, Bioengineering

Jahir Gutierrez

Ph.D. student, Bioengineering


Benjamin Kellman

Ph.D. student, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (Co-advised with Eric Courchesne)


Chih-Chung “Curtis” Kuo

Ph.D. student, Dept. of Bioengineering

Isaac Shamie

Rotation Ph.D. Student, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Bokan Bao

Rotation Ph.D. Student

Undergraduate Students

Research Associates

Previous members

Joanne Liu – Ph.D. student 2012-2017, Co-advised with Karsten Zengler

Nima Mirzaee – M.S. Student

Ileena Mitra – Rotation Ph.D. Student, 2016

Rob ter Horst – Fulbright Fellow, 2016

Alex Thomas – Ph.D. Student, 2013-2015

Vanessa Thomas – Visiting Ph.D. student, 2014-2015 (UC Riverside)

Mona Arabzadeh – Visiting Ph.D. student, 2015

Sjoerd Opdam – Visiting student, 2015 (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Anders Bech Bruntse – Visiting student, 2014-2015 (Technical University of Denmark)

Craig Perry – Visiting student, 2015

Ghofran Othoum – Visiting student, 2015

Henry Huang – Rotation student, 2014

Alyaa Mahmoud Mohamed – Visiting student, 2014

James Yurkovich – Rotation student, 2014