Juan L. Mendoza
Principal Investigator

Juan Mendoza has expertise in cancer research, bioinformatics, protein engineering, structural biology, and immunology. Dr. Mendoza holds four patents and has been published in leading journals, including Cell, Nature, Immunity, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. His honors include an NIH NCI Career Development Award, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship, and Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship. He received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from San Francisco State University and a doctorate in molecular biophysics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. For his work on IFNs, Dr. Mendoza was awarded the prestigious Milstein Young Investigator Award by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society.


Brandi S. Carr
Executive Assistant


Rebecca Nusbaum, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar


Theint Aung
Graduate Student Researcher

William Grubbe
Graduate Student Researcher
Molecular Engineering


Phoebe Hall
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Molecular Engineering

Narisa Trabosh
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Molecular Engineering


Atrish Bagchi, Ph.D. (U. Penn)
Postdoctoral Scholar, 1/20-1/21
Distributed Bio.

Dante Moreno
Masters, 2020
Molecular Engineering

Natalie Tsang
Technician (2019-2020)
Now an undergraduate student at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jacqueline Gomez
Undergraduate Student Researcher

Roger Romero
Undergraduate Student Researcher, 2019

Duy Tran
Visiting Scholar, Summer 2019 (SFSU)

Ibraheem Hamzat
Visiting Scholar, Summer 2019 (Leadership Alliance)