Dunn Lab

Current Members

Felice A. Dunn
Assistant Professor
Sc.B., A.B., Brown University — Honors thesis in lab of Dr. David Berson
Ph.D., University of Washington — Lab of Dr. Fred Rieke
Postdoctoral fellow, National Institutes of Health — Lab of Dr. Mark Stopfer
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Washington — Lab of Dr. Rachel Wong

Curriculum vitae

Gerardo Medina
Administrative Assistant
Gerardo has an extensive background in administrative and operations support in the nonprofit sector including immigration, substance abuse, legal assistance and philanthropy. He is currently seeking his MFA in Consciousness and Writing at CIIS in San Francisco. His writing emphasis is in fairy tales and fables that are inspired through his observations in nature and with his practice in yoga and the fiber arts.

Jenita Ngo
Research Specialist
Jenita is a Bay Area native who graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Microbiology. Outside of the lab, she enjoys making pottery, traveling, and photography.

Joo Yeun Lee
Postdoctoral Fellow
J.L completed her graduate work at USC where she studied synaptic plasticity in Drosophila neuromuscular junction under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Chang. Besides being a neuroscientist, she is passionate about artistic creativity and fascinated with communicating science using visual art.

Rachel Care
Graduate Student Researcher
Rachel did her undergraduate work at UCLA and lived in Germany for two years before returning home to San Francisco for graduate school. Beyond neuroscience, her interests include ballet, learning languages, and organic farming.

Curriculum vitae

Atrey Khoche
Undergraduate Researcher
Atrey is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying Bioengineering. He is from San Jose, CA and enjoys playing sports, reading, and singing.

Lab Alumni

Grace Yang
Research Specialist
Grace is a California native who graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of the lab, she enjoys spending time with her two maltese-mix dogs and reading.

Weiwei Wang
Postdoctoral Scholar
Weiwei grew up in China and came to the U.S. for her graduate study at Rutgers-RBHS in New Jersey. She moved to San Francisco to continue pursuing her research interests in retina and synapses. Weiwei also likes literature, films and some martial arts.

Lab Website

Ivan Anastassov
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ivan completed his undergraduate degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He did his graduate work at CUNY and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Ivan is a native of Bulgaria, who spent many years living in New York City. He moved to Houston after graduate school and lived there for 2 years before coming to San Francisco.

Curriculum vitae   Lab Website