Katrin J Svensson   Assistant Professor   Katrin received her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from  Lund University  in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. in Oncology at Lund University and Skane University Hospital in the laboratory of  Mattias Belting  in 2013. Following her Ph.D., she moved to Boston for her postdoctoral work at the  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  and  Harvard Medical School , in the lab of  Bruce M. Spiegelman  studying mammalian energy metabolism. Since January 2018, she is a faculty member at Stanford School of Medicine  Department of Pathology .

Katrin J Svensson

Assistant Professor

Katrin received her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from Lund University in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. in Oncology at Lund University and Skane University Hospital in the laboratory of Mattias Belting in 2013. Following her Ph.D., she moved to Boston for her postdoctoral work at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, in the lab of Bruce M. Spiegelman studying mammalian energy metabolism. Since January 2018, she is a faculty member at Stanford School of Medicine Department of Pathology.

 Owen Jiang   Research Technician   Owen received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Bioengineering at  UC Berkeley . At 4D Molecular Therapeutics, he had the opportunity to validate myogenesis markers in skeletal muscle cell model and practice some programming skills for data analysis. Owen is excited to join the Svensson Lab to explore new hormone pathways in metabolism and develop therapeutics.

Owen Jiang

Research Technician

Owen received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. At 4D Molecular Therapeutics, he had the opportunity to validate myogenesis markers in skeletal muscle cell model and practice some programming skills for data analysis. Owen is excited to join the Svensson Lab to explore new hormone pathways in metabolism and develop therapeutics.

 Gemma Zhao   Postdoctoral Fellow   Gemma received her Bachelor of Science from Beijing Normal University in 2013. She then completed her Ph.D. in  Wendy Salzman's group  at  UC Riverside  in the Department of Biology studying the metabolic and behavioral effects of parenthood in mice. Gemma is joining the Svensson Lab to contribute her expertise in animal physiology and to study the mechanistic aspects of new hormones in the context of metabolic disease.

Gemma Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gemma received her Bachelor of Science from Beijing Normal University in 2013. She then completed her Ph.D. in Wendy Salzman's group at UC Riverside in the Department of Biology studying the metabolic and behavioral effects of parenthood in mice. Gemma is joining the Svensson Lab to contribute her expertise in animal physiology and to study the mechanistic aspects of new hormones in the context of metabolic disease.

 
 Nancy Li   Cancer Biology Graduate Student (Rotation)   Nancy received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from National University of Singapore in 2016. After graduation, she underwent clinical training at National University Hospital in Singapore to obtain her Practicing Certificate as a fully-registered pharmacist. Prior to her joining Stanford Cancer Biology PhD Program as a PhD student, Nancy worked in Dr Wai Leong Tam’s lab at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) as a research officer to investigate the impacts of different oncogenic mutations on cell-state specific metabolic reprogramming. Through her rotation at the Svensson Lab, Nancy hopes to explore the use of orphan hormones as therapeutics and biomarkers for metabolic diseases. Her current work focuses on characterizing the functions of an orphan thyroid gland hormone at the cellular level.

Nancy Li

Cancer Biology Graduate Student (Rotation)

Nancy received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from National University of Singapore in 2016. After graduation, she underwent clinical training at National University Hospital in Singapore to obtain her Practicing Certificate as a fully-registered pharmacist. Prior to her joining Stanford Cancer Biology PhD Program as a PhD student, Nancy worked in Dr Wai Leong Tam’s lab at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) as a research officer to investigate the impacts of different oncogenic mutations on cell-state specific metabolic reprogramming. Through her rotation at the Svensson Lab, Nancy hopes to explore the use of orphan hormones as therapeutics and biomarkers for metabolic diseases. Her current work focuses on characterizing the functions of an orphan thyroid gland hormone at the cellular level.

 Lajja Mani   Laboratory Assistant   Lajja Mani is helping out with laboratory needs.

Lajja Mani

Laboratory Assistant

Lajja Mani is helping out with laboratory needs.

 Yunshin Jung   Postdoctoral Fellow   Yunshin received her Bachelor of Medical Science from University of Sydney and completed her Ph.D in Dr. Satoru Takahashi’s group at Tsukuba University (Japan) in the Department of Medicine screening new transcription factors for generating insulin producing cell in mouse liver. Yunshin is very excited to join Dr. Svensson's lab to screen biomarkers of metabolic disease.

Yunshin Jung

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yunshin received her Bachelor of Medical Science from University of Sydney and completed her Ph.D in Dr. Satoru Takahashi’s group at Tsukuba University (Japan) in the Department of Medicine screening new transcription factors for generating insulin producing cell in mouse liver. Yunshin is very excited to join Dr. Svensson's lab to screen biomarkers of metabolic disease.

 
 Miriam Guzman   Administrative Assistant

Miriam Guzman

Administrative Assistant