Our People

The Marson lab is a highly collaborative team with expertise in genomics, immunology, infectious diseases, and related fields, driven by a shared interest in applying cutting-edge technologies to understand and engineer cells of the human immune system.

Alex Marson

Principal Investigator

Alex Marson is an Associate Professor at UCSF and the Director of the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology. As a physician-scientist with a background in immune genomics, Alex’s lab is focused on adapting CRISPR genome editing techniques to human immune cells in order to understand the genetic programs controlling immune cell function and to manipulate T cells to generate cell-based therapies for a wide range of diseases.

Alex Marson

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students

Maya Arce
Maya Arce

PhD Student

Franziska Blaeschke
Franziska Blaeschke

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Freimer
Jacob Freimer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Youjin Lee
Youjin Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

Murad Mamedov
Murad Mamedov

Postdoctoral Fellow

Edward Marsh
Edward Marsh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cody Mowery
Cody Mowery

MD/PhD Student, UCSF

David-Huy Nguyen
David-Huy Nguyen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ujjwal Rathore
Ujjwal Rathore

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ralf Schmidt
Ralf Schmidt

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eric Shifrut
Eric Shifrut

Postdoctoral Fellow

Brian Shy
Brian Shy

Clinical Fellow

Zach Steinhart
Zach Steinhart

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jennifer Umhoefer
Jennifer Umhoefer

PhD Student, UCSF BMS

Carl Ward
Carl Ward

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tori Yamamoto
Tori Yamamoto

Postdoctoral Fellow

Staff

Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr

Research Technician

Amy Chen
Amy Chen

Research Technician

Yan Yi Chen
Yan Yi Chen

Research Technician

Veronica Cruz
Veronica Cruz

Lab Helper

Rama Dajani
Rama Dajani

Research Technician

Stacie Dodgson
Stacie Dodgson

Scientific Strategy Manager

Christian Garrido
Christian Garrido

Research Technician

Alvin Ha
Alvin Ha

Research Technician

Vigneshwari Kumar
Vigneshwari Kumar

Research Technician

Madeline Layeghi
Madeline Layeghi

Research Technician

Zhongmei Li
Zhongmei Li

Research Technician

Jennifer Okano
Jennifer Okano

Executive Analyst, UCSF

Jackie Sawin
Jackie Sawin

Executive Assistant, Gladstone Institutes

Bruce Schaar
Bruce Schaar

Scientific Project Manager

Shane Vedova
Shane Vedova

Research Technician

Vivasvan Vykunta
Vivasvan Vykunta

Research Technician

Caroline Whitty
Caroline Whitty

Research Technician

Jon Woo
Jon Woo

Lab Manager

Pei Wen Xiao
Pei Wen Xiao

Summer Intern

Interested in joining us?

We are always open to applications from post-doctoral fellows with strong backgrounds in cellular immunology. Applicants with backgrounds in genomics, molecular biology, computational biology and genome engineering who have a research interest in immunology are also welcome to apply. MD or PhD or equivalent doctoral degree required.

Alumni

People we've had the privilege of working with in the Marson Lab.

Mitchell Lipke Research Technician

Current position: Medical Student, Vanderbilt University

 

Ruby Yu Post-Doctoral Fellow

Current position: Visiting Scientist, Gladstone Institutes

 

Sagar Bapat Resident

Current position: Instructor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF

 

Joe Hiatt MD/PhD Student, UCSF

Current position: Medical Student, UCSF

Ryan Apathy Research Technician

Current position: Medical Student, University of Washington

 

Devin Cavero Research Technician

Current position: Research Associate, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

 

Jessica Cortez PhD Student, UCSF BMS

Current position: Discovery Scientist, Sonoma Biotherapeutics

Jonathan Li Research Technician

Current position: Medical Student, UCSF

 

Michelle Nguyen Post-Doctoral Fellow

Current position: Scientist, ArsenalBio

 

Sid Raju Bioinformaticist

Current position: 

 

Theo Roth MD/PhD Student

Current position: Clinical training, UCSF

 

Oren Shaked Resident

Current position: Chief Resident, General Surgery, UCSF

 

Dimitre Simeonov PhD Student, UCSF BMS

Current position: Co-founder, Beeline Therapeutics

 

Victoria Tobin Research Technician

Current position: Veterinary Student, UC Davis

 

Ian Vogel Research Technician

Current position: PhD Student, Institute for Research in Biomedicine

 

Francis Wright Medical Rotation Student

Current position: Medical Student, UCSF

Jasper Nies Visiting Student

Current position: Medical Student, University of Hamburg

 

Kathrin Schumann Post-Doctoral Fellow

Current position: Professor, Technical University of Munich

Michael Lauber Visiting Graduate Student

Current position: PhD Student, Technical University of Munich

Eric Boyer Staff Research Assistant

Current position: Summer Associate at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

 

Ninnia Lescano Staff Research Associate

Current position: Research Scientist, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp.

Genevieve Haliburton Post-Doctoral Fellow

Current position: Computational Biologist, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub