Lander Lab Members


Gabe Lander


Education & Training
BS, Biochemistry, Binghamton University
PhD, Biophysics, Scripps Research
Postdoc, Berkeley Lab / UC Berkeley

(858) 784-8793
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Anette Schneemann, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Education & Training
BS, Chemistry, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
PhD, University of Wisconson-Madison
Postdoc, UC Irvine

(858) 784-8761
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Albert Song

UCSD MD/PhD student
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow (NIH F31)

Education & Training
BA, Northwestern University

(858) 784-9086
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Jie Yang, Ph.D.


Education & Training
BS, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Hubei, China
PhD, Case Western Reserve University

(858) 784-9086
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Deirdre Costello

Visiting Scientist, Eli Lilly & Co

Education & Training
BS, Chemical Engineering, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School, Microbiology and Immunology

(858) 784-9086
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Cristina Mora

Administrative Assistant

(858) 784-2122


Benjamin Basanta, Ph.D.

Postdoc, Hewitt Fellow

Education & Training
BS, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
PhD, University of Washington

(858) 784-9499
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Randy Watson, Ph.D.

Postdoc, Bristol Myers Squibb Fellow

Education & Training
BS, Lambuth University
PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

(858) 784-8728
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Jeff Mindrebo, Ph.D.


Education & Training
BS, University of Houston
MS, UC San Diego
PhD, UC San Diego

(858) 784-8728
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Lisa Eshun-Wilson, Ph.D.


Education & Training
BA, Grinnell College
Postbac, NIH
PhD, UC Berkeley

(858 784-9086
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Lander Lab Alumni

They came, they conquered, they moved on to better things

Mia Shin, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2017-2021
Subsequently: Scientist, Sanofi
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Marscha Hirschi, Ph.D.

Postdoc, 2017-2020
Subsequently: Senior Scientist, Pfizer
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Mengyu Wu, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2016-2020
Subsequently: Head of Electron Microscopy, IPD, Univ of Washington
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Colby Sandate, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2015-2020
Subsequently: Postdoc, Thoma Lab, Friedrich Miescher Inst.
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Cristina Puchades, Ph.D.

Graduate Student (with Wiseman lab), 2014-2019
Subsequently: Postdoc, Cheng lab, UC San Francisco
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Andres Hernandez, Ph.D.

Postdoc, 2016-2019
Subsequently: EM Specialist at Celgene Corporation
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Mark Herzik, Ph.D.

Postdoc, 2014-2019
Subsequently: Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
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Danielle Grotjahn, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2013-2018
Subsequently: Fellow, Scripps Research
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Saikat Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Postdoc, 2013-2018
Subsequently: Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
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Yiru Xu

Undergraduate Intern, 2017
Subsequently: Masters Student, Carnegie Mellon University
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Fei Li, Ph.D.

Visiting Postdoc, 2015
Subsequently: Postdoc, Stroud Lab, UC San Francisco
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Corey Dambacher, Ph.D.

Postdoc, 2013-2015
Subsequently: BioNext, LLC
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Lyn'Al Nosaka

Research Assistant, 2013-2015
Subsequently: Synthetic Genomics Vaccines, Inc.
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Join our group

Graduate Students

Scripps labs do not directly accept students. All prospective students must apply to the graduate program. During the first year of the PhD program, Scripps students can rotate in 2-4 labs prior to deciding on a thesis lab. Our lab is usually open for rotation students every quarter and will generally have room for 1-2 new graduate students per year.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Inquiries about postdoctoral positions should be emailed directly to Gabe Lander. Our lab welcomes applicants of any race, religion, national origin, gender identity, caregiver and family commitments, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and eligible age or ability. Furthermore, we are committed to maintaining a supportive and collaborative lab environment. Our lab doesn’t post for specific positions, so we encourage exploratory inquiries!

All candidates will be encouraged to explore applying for extramural fellowships to support their research.