Bellen Lab

Current Lab Members Alumni

Former Students

NameGraduationCurrent Position
1994; M.D., 1997
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1996
Professor and Director, Neural Circuit Development Research Unit, Montréal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and Professor, University of Montréal, Canada
1996
Research Specialist III, HHMI, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1999
Freelance Medical Writer and Editor, Greater Seattle Area, WA
1999; M.D., 2001
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2000
International Baccalaureate Teacher of Chemistry, St. Joseph's Institution, Singapore
2001
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2002; M.D., 2003
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2003
Professor and Director, Center for Brain & Disease Resesarch, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), University of Leuven, Belgium
2004
Professor and Head of Clinic, Pediatric Oncology, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Belgium
2006; M.D., 2007
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2006
Assistant Professor, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
2006
Senior Scientist, Celgene Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Prajal H. Patel, Ph.D.
2007
Research Associate, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Geoff Findlay)
2007
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2008
Homemaker, Houston, TX
Cindy V. Ly, Ph.D.
2008; M.D., 2009
Instructor in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2009
Assistant Member/Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
2009
Principal Investigator, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
2009
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
2011; M.D., 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (Bingwei Lu)
2012
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Ke Zhang, Ph.D.
2012
Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Bo Xiong, Ph.D.
2013
Assistant Professor, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Wu-Lin Charng, Ph.D.
2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Christina Gurnett)
2014
Associate Medical Science Liaison Manager, Roche, Taipei, Taiwan
2016
Biosciences Account Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego Area, CA
Upasana Gala, Ph.D.
2016
CEO, Neurofeedback Therapy Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nele A. Haelterman, Ph.D.
2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Brendan Lee)
2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA (Liqun Luo)
Kuchuan Chen, Ph.D.
2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, MA (Clifford Woolf)
2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Norbert Perrimon)
Kai Li Tan, Ph.D.
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Mary Estes)
Berrak Ugur, Ph.D.
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (Pietro De Camilli)
Mumine Senturk, Ph.D.
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Meng Wang)
Dongxue Mao, Ph.D.
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Zhandong Liu)
Burak Tepe, Ph.D.
2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Hugo Bellen)


Former Postdocs

NameDates in the LabCurrent Position
1990-1992
Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA
1992-1994
Professor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
1992-1995
Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1993-1995
Professor, Inha University Medical School, Incheon, Korea
1994-1995
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1994-1999
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
1997-1999
Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Ming-Li Zhao, Ph.D.
1997-2000
DBA Team Lead, Accenture, Houston, TX
1996-2001
Team Leader and Scientific Director, Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris, France
Riitta Nolo, Ph.D.
1996-2002
Retired, Houston, TX
2001-2002
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2001-2002
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2000-2003
Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
1997-2004
Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK
2003-2004
Professor and Clinical Geneticist, Ghent University, Belgium
Tanja Rosenmund, Ph.D.
2004-2006
Program Manager, Spark Berlin, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
2000-2006
Professor, Free University Berlin and NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
2003-2006
Professor and Director, Center for Brain & Disease Resesarch, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), University of Leuven, Belgium
2000-2006
Associate Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2001-2006
Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Hiroshi Tsuda, M.D., Ph.D.
2005-2007
Jr Associate Professor, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
2000-2008
Scientist II, Dart NeuroScience, San Diego, CA
2008-2011
Director, Special Projects, Pediatrics-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2007-2011
Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2006-2011
Assistant Professor, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2007-2011
Sr Research Fellow, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
2009-2011
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2007-2013
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2004-2013
Senior Scientist and Lab Head, Amgen Neuroscience, Cambridge, MA
2012-2013
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2011-2013
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2009-2016
Medical Science Liaison, Solid Tumor Oncology, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
2007-2016
Reader and PI, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2012-2017
Assistant Professor, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
Ning Liu, Ph.D.
2015-2017
Clinical Laboratory Fellowship Trainee, Clinical Lab Biochemical Genetics Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2011-2017
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
2015-2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH (Vidu Garg)
2015-2018
Staff Scientist, ClinGen, Pediatrics Hem-Onc, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2013-2018
Gene Editing Scientist, WellGenetics, Taipei, Taiwan
2014-2018
Medical Writer, Medpace, Cincinnati, OH
2016-2019
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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