Lab Members


Principal Investigator

Meng Wang, Ph.D.
B.S. Peking University      
Ph.D. University of Rochester       
Research Interest: You name it!


Lab Manager, Azra Dervisefendic Technician, Princeton Svay Sudha Krishnan

Research Assistant

Pei-Wen Hu      
B.S. National Taiwan University      
M.S. National Taiwan University      
Research Interest: Aging, Metabolism.

Post Doctoral Fellows


Haining Zhang
Joint Ph.D.Insititute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science and Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Research Interest: Big Data, AI.


Sena Mutlu      
B.S. Bogazici University      
Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine      
Research Interest: Olfactory regulation of energy homeostasis.


Qian Zhao
B.S. China Agricultural University
Ph.D.Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Research Interest: Structure and function of the lysosomal transporters, Proteostasis and ageing, Cross-organelle communication.


Mooncheol Park      
B.S. Yonsei University       
M.S. Yonsei University       
Ph.D. Seoul National University      
Research Interest: Aging, Inter-species interaction, Mitochondria physiology, Metabolism.


Mumine Senturk
B.S. Boğaziçi University
Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine
Research Interest: Neurobiology, Aging, Proteostasis, Genetics, Inter-organelle communication.


Ahmet Yavuz      
B.S. Bogazici University      
M.S. University of Houston
Ph.D. Texas A&M University      
Research Interest: Lipid metabolism, Lipid droplets.


Dinghuan Deng
B.S. East China Normal University
Ph.D.Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Research Interest: SRS microscopy, Multimodal microscopy, FLIM, Microscopy Image Processing.


Yue Zhou
B.S. Xiamen University
Ph.D. University of Florida
Research Interest: Metabolism, Cell biology, RNA.


Qinghao Zhang
B.S. Liaoning Normal University
Ph.D. Marine Biology Institute, Shantou University
Research Interest: Aging, Epigenetics.


Xing Ma      
B.S. Peking University       
Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center      
Research Interest: Microbiota-host interaction, Aging, Metabolites.


Tao Chen
B.S. Peking University
Sc.D. Peking University
Research Interest:Optical microscopy in biomedical application, Metabolism, Molecular distribution and dynamics in living organism.


Yusi Fu      
B.S. Sun-yat Sen University       
Ph.D. Peking University      
Research Interest: Genetics, Sequencing.

Graduate Students


Isaiah Neve
B.S. Queen's University       
Research Interest: RNA biology, RNA binding proteins, Reproduction, Gene-Environment Interactions, Evolution.


Jonathon Duffy      
B.S. Central Michigan University      
Research Interest: Aging, Longevity, Lipid transport.


Marzia Savini
B.S. University of Bologna
M.S. University of Bologna
Research Interest: Longevity regulation, Organelle crosstalk, Technology development, Complexity of neuronal circuits, Gut-brain axis.


Shihong Max Gao     
B.S. Peking University      
Research Interest: Aging, Lysokine signaling, Lipid catabolism, Metabolic sensors.


Yi-Tang Lee
B.S. National Taiwan University
M.S. National Taiwan University
Research Interest: Reproductive aging, Gene environment interaction, Mitochondrial dynamics regulation of reproduction.


Youchen Guan
B.S. Zhejiang University
Research Interest: Lysosomal protein in regulating longevity.


Guo Hu      
B.S. China Pharmaceutical University      
M.S. University of North Carolina
Research Interest: Lysosome function and signaling, Mitochondria dynamics and function in aging, Microbiome and host interaction, Nutritional genetics


Yong Yu
PI at Xiamen University

Prasanna Ramachandran
Pediatric Resident at Baylor College of Medicine

Bing Han
PI at Children's hospital Fudan University

Chih-Chun Lin
Presidential postdoctoral fellow at Cornell

Jessica Sowa
Assistant Professor at West Chester University

Andrew Folick
Endocrinology Fellow at UCSF

Holly Doebbler
Research Coordinator at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Timothy Mahoney
Director of Special Projects, BCM

Tyler Finamore
Ph.D. student at University of Notre Dame

Ravi Medikonda
M.D. student at Johns Hopkins

Lucas Sanor
Ph.D. student at Yale