People

Principal Investigator

Yang Chai, DDS, PhD
University Professor
George and MaryLou Boone Chair in Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Director, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Associate Dean of Research
Ostrow School of Dentistry
University of Southern California

ychai@usc.edu

Current Lab Members

Tingwei Guo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar -
Research Associate
tg_283@usc.edu

Linda Hattemer, BA
Executive Assistant to Dr. Chai
lhatteme@usc.edu

Thach-Vu Ho, MS, EdS
Instructional Laboratory Manager
thachvuh@usc.edu

Eva Janečková, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar -
Research Associate
janeckov@usc.edu

Junjun Jing, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar -
Research Associate
junjunj@usc.edu

Zoe Johnson, BA
Research Laboratory Specialist
zoejohns@usc.edu

Mengmeng Liu, DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
ml_807@usc.edu

Fei Pei, DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar -

Research Associate
fp_191@usc.edu

Janet Sanchez, BA
Research Laboratory Technician
janetsan@usc.edu

Takahiko Yamada, DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar -
Research Associate
takahiko@usc.edu

Mingyi Zhang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar -

Research Associate
mzhang58@usc.edu

Affiliates
Students

Natalie Black
DDS Student
natalinb@usc.edu

Connor Buchanan
Undergraduate Student
cmbuchan@usc.edu

Aileen Ghobadi
DDS Student
ghobadi@usc.edu

Samuel Sheridan
DDS Student
samuelcs@usc.edu

Eloise Stanton
MD Student
eloisest@usc.edu