Goodbye Tara!


The Salzmanlab is also sad to say goodbye to Tara after 10 weeks of summer research through the GRIPS program (! Tara learned python from the bottom up and used her new skills to analyze how EBV infection leads to changes in host circular gene expression. Good luck with school this year!


Welcoming summer highschooler Tara Ahsan


We welcome summer researcher Tara Ahsan! Tara comes to us from Stanford's GRIPs program!

Hi, I'm Tara a high school student from Sequoia. Some of my hobbies I enjoy are playing tennis, baking and hanging out with friends! This summer I'll be learning to code and researching the genomic context of circles!

Graduate students Julia Olivieri and Elisabeth Meyer join the lab!

We are overwhelmingly excited to welcome Elisabeth (left) and Julia (right) to the lab!

Julia is a second year PhD student in ICME. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2016 with majors in Mathematics and Biology.  When she isn't pursuing her interest in developing rigorous mathematical theory for biological experiments, you can probably find her listening to a podcast while biking around Palo Alto.

Elisabeth is a first-year PhD student in Biochemistry. She graduated from Harvard University in 2015 with a BA in Chemistry and Physics, and worked as a technician at the Broad Institute from 2015 to 2017. Outside of lab, she enjoys going to libraries and drinking bubble tea (separately).


Khorana summer scholar Nikhita Damaraju

We are happy to welcome Nikhita as a summer 2018 researcher! Nikhita was awarded the Khorana Scholarship and has decided to perform research in the Salzman Lab for the summer 2018.

The Khorana Scholarship, named after the Nobel Laureate Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, is a grant given by the Government of India to selected students studying Biology which enables them to pursue a summer research internship for 10 weeks at a premier university in the United States.

Nikhita has completed three years of undergraduate studies in a dual degree program in Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. She is pursuing a minor in Computational Biology and aims to work in this field in the future.


 "Star Wars FTW"

"Star Wars FTW"

Ammar Zaghlool Joins the Lab!

Ammar is joining our lab as a postdoc with interests in characterizing the function and mechanism-of-action of circRNAs in the nervous system using high throughput genome-wide screens.. Ammar has previously been focusing on understanding the function of non-coding RNA, especially circular RNA in brain development and neuropsychiatric diseases, which is a great fit for our lab.

Welcome Ammar!


Roozbeh Dehghannasiri joins the lab!

We are excited to have Roozbeh join our lab as a post-doc! Roozbeh earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His current research interests include genomic signal processing, uncertainty quantification in dynamical models, and statistical signal processing.