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Postdoctoral Fellow Profiles

photo of Kelvin Hui, Ph.D.

Kelvin K. Hui, Ph.D.

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate: University of Toronto, Canada
Graduate Institution: University of Toronto, Canada
Postdoctoral Institution: RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: The role of autophagy in sleep and neuropsychiatric disorders


Guanshu Liu

Yang "Guanshu" Liu

Hometown: Jilin, China
Undergraduate: Tsinghua University, China
Graduate Institution: Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: The role of autophagy in the regulation of AMPK activation and metabolic signaling


Caterina Miceli

Caterina Miceli

Hometown: Vibo Valentia, Italy
Undergraduate: University of Florence, Italy
Graduate Institution: University of Florence, Italy
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: The role of autophagy in the brain


Phong Nguyen

Phong Nguyen, Ph.D.

Hometown: Vietnam
Undergraduate: Vietnam National University
Graduate Institution: California Institute of Technology
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: Molecular mechanism of Na, K-ATPase regulated autosis


Salwa Sebti

Salwa Sebti

Hometown: Montpellier, France
Undergraduate: Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse
Graduate Institution: University of Montpellier 1
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: 1) Role of autophagy in cancer 2) Role of Beclin 1 at the mitochondria


Dr. Josephine Thinwa

Josephine Thinwa, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown: Born in Kenya, East Africa then grew up in Austin, Texas after the age of 11.
Undergraduate: Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
Graduate Institution: UT Medicine San Antonio
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: Elucidating novel mechanisms in virophagy


Tobias Wijshake

Tobias Wijshake, Ph.D.

Hometown: Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
Undergraduate: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Graduate Institution: University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Projects: Mechanisms of Beclin 1 tumor suppressor function in breast cancer


Yuting Zhao

Yuting Zhao

Hometown: Tianjin, China
Undergraduate: Peking University
Graduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: The role and mechanisms of GAPR-1's functions in autophagy