About Us

Lab Members

Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, Ph.D.

Assistant Instructor

Dr. Sakurai received his Ph.D. from Tohoku University, Japan in 2011. He was a postdoc and research associate in the National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Japan and the Ochi Yume Clinic in Nagoya, Japan. He worked with Dr. Wu as a research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies before joining the Wu Lab in 2018 as an Assistant Instructor. His research interest is in mammalian gonadogenesis, early embryogenesis, implantation, and pregnancy.

Canbin Zheng

Canbin Zheng, M.D.

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Zheng received his medical degree from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and completed fellowship training at the First Affiliated Hospital of SYSU where he served as an attending physician of Microsurgery, Orthopedic Trauma, and Hand Surgery.

Carlos Pizon

Carlos Pizón, D.V.M, M.S.

Research Assistant

Dr. Pizón received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the National University of Colombia and his Master of Science degree from Texas A&M. His previous research includes increasing influenza vaccine production by genetically modifying chicken eggs and producing recombinant vaccines against zoonotic diseases in the milk of genetically modified animals. His Masters' work focused on precise and efficient therapeutic genome editing of genetic diseases. He is interested in the development of novel genetic engineering technologies and their applications to improve the lives of all organisms.

Leqian Yu

Leqian Yu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Leqian Yu received his Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University, Japan in 2017. He is interested in human stem cell research and embryonic development. He speaks Chinese, English, and Japanese.

Ling Zhang

Ling Zhang

Technician/Lab Manager

Provides lab organization and management, and technical support in tissue culture, molecular biology, histology, and animal maintenance.

Pamela Jackson

Pamela Jackson

Administrative Associate