Bellen Lab Alumni

Former Students

NameGraduationCurrent Position
J. Troy Littleton, Ph.D.1994; M.D., 1997Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Artur Kania, Ph.D.1996Associate Professor and Director, Neural Circuit Development Research Unit, Montréal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and Professor, University of Montréal, Canada
Karen L. Schulze, Ph.D.1996Research Specialist III, HHMI, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Catherine A. Dye, Ph.D.1999Freelance Medical Writer and Editor, Greater Seattle Area, WA
Mark N. Wu, Ph.D.1999; M.D., 2001Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Sergei N. Prokopenko, Ph.D.2000Lecturer, School of Applied & Health Sciences, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
Robert B. Beckstead, Ph.D.2001Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Thomas E. Lloyd, Ph.D.2002; M.D., 2003Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Patrik Verstreken, Ph.D.2003Professor and Director, Center for Brain & Disease Resesarch, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), University of Leuven, Belgium
Koen K. Norga, M.D., Ph.D.2004Professor, Pediatric Oncology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Elaine S. Seto, Ph.D.2006; M.D., 2007Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Tong-Wey Koh, Ph.D.2006Assistant Professor, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
Melih Acar, Ph.D.2006Assistant Professor, Bahcesehir University (BAU), Istanbul, Turkey
Prajal H. Patel, Ph.D.2007Research Associate, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Geoff Findlay)
Koen J. T. Venken, Ph.D.2007Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Hillary Andrews Graves, Ph.D.2008Staff Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine, Neurological Research Institute (Michael Wangler and Shinya Yamamoto), Houston, TX
Cindy V. Ly, Ph.D.2008; M.D., 2009Neuromuscular Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Tim Miller)
Akhila Rajan, Ph.D.2009Assistant Member/Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
An-Chi Tien, Ph.D.2009Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, San Francisco (David Rowitch)
Tomoko Ohyama, Ph.D.2009Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Vafa Bayat, Ph.D.2011; M.D., 2013Postdoctoral Associate, Stanford University, CA (Bingwei Lu)
Shinya Yamamoto, Ph.D.2012Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Ke Zhang, Ph.D.2012Postdoctoral Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Tom Lloyd)
Bo Xiong, Ph.D.2013Assistant Professor, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Wu-Lin Charng, Ph.D.2013Postdoctoral Associate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Don Conrad)
Shiuan (Kevin) Wang, Ph.D.2014Oncology Medical Scientific Liaison, MSD, Taipei, Taiwan
Gabriela David-Morrison, Ph.D.2016Scientific Editor, BioScience Writers, LLC and Biosciences Account Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego Area, CA
Upasana Gala, Ph.D.2016CEO, Neurofeedback Therapy Center/ Start up Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nele A. Haelterman, Ph.D.2016Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine (Brendan Lee)
Tongchao Li, Ph.D.2016Postdoctoral Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine (Liqun Luo)
Kuchuan Chen, Ph.D.2016Postdoctoral Associate, Boston Children's Hospital (Clifford Woolf)
Lucy Liu, Ph.D.2017Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard Medical School (Norbert Perrimon)


Former Postdocs

NameDates in the LabCurrent Position
Elizabeth Eldon, Ph.D.1990-1992Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach
Pyung-Lim Han, Ph.D.1992-1994Professor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Adi Salzberg, D.Sc.1992-1995Associate Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Ja-Kyeong Lee, Ph.D.1993-1995Professor, Inha University Medical School, Incheon, Korea
J. Troy Littleton, M.D., Ph.D.1994-1995Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Manzoor Bhat, Ph.D.1994-1999Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
Bing Zhang, Ph.D.1997-1999Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia
Ming-Li Zhao, Ph.D.1997-2000DBA Team Lead, Accenture, Houston
Bassem Hassan, Ph.D.1996-2001Team Leader, Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris, France
Riitta Nolo, Ph.D.1996-2002Research Scientist, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Koen K. Norga, M.D., Ph.D.2000-2004Professor, Pediatric Oncology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Cornelius Boerkoel, M.D., Ph.D.2001-2002Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Ole Kjærulff, M.D., Ph.D.2001-2002Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Deeann Wallis Schultz, Ph.D.2000-2003Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Giuseppa (Guisy) Pennetta, Ph.D.1997-2004Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK
Bart Dermaut, M.D., Ph.D.2003-2004Associate Professor, Institut Pasteur de Lille, France
Tanja Rosenmund, Ph.D.2004-2006Program Coordinator, Spark Berlin, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
P. Robin Hiesinger, Ph.D.2000-2006Professor, Free University Berlin and NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence,Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Patrik Verstreken, Ph.D.2003-2006Professor and Director, Center for Brain & Disease Resesarch, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), University of Leuven, Belgium
Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D.2000-2006Associate Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
R. Grace Zhai, Ph.D.2001-2006Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Hiroshi Tsuda, M.D., Ph.D.2005-2007Jr Associate Professor, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Amir Fayyazuddin, Ph.D.2000-2008Scientist II, Dart NeuroScience, San Diego
Timothy R. Mahoney, Ph.D.2008-2011Director, Special Projects, Pediatrics-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Chao Tong, Ph.D.2007-2011Associate Professor, Zhejiang University, China
Chi-Kuang Yao, Ph.D.2006-2011Assistant Professor, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Yong-Qi (Willie) Lin, Ph.D.2007-2011Senior Researcher, Drosophila Facility Manager, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
Michael F. Wangler, M.D.2009-2011Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Koen J. T. Venken, Ph.D.2007-2013Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Nikolaos Giagtzoglou, Ph.D.2004-2013Senior Research Scientist, Biogen Idec, Boston, MA
Shinya Yamamoto, Ph.D.2012-2013Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
Elaine S. Seto, M.D., Ph.D.2011-2013Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Hector Sandoval, Ph.D.2009-2016Assistant Research Professor, Methodist Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine, Houston, TX
Manish Jaiswal, Ph.D.2007-2016Reader, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Sonal Nagarkar-Jaiswal, Ph.D.2012-2017,
Ning Liu, Ph.D.2015-2017Clinical Laboratory Fellowship Trainee, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Wan Hee Yoon, Ph.D.2011-2017Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
Sathiya N. Manivannan, Ph.D.2015-2017,