Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator. AB Psychology and Biology. PhD Neurosciences. MD Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Post-doctoral work in Circadian Rhythms, Metabolism, and Gut Microbiome. Enjoys the golden age of television, griping about the LA (?!?) Chargers, and spending time with his wife and kids.
Steven Brown, PhD
Microbiologist. BS in Chemistry, PhD in Chemical Biology. Postdoctoral studies in the physiology of microbiota and mammals. Jack-of-all-hacks since the age of 6. Likes wheels, whiskey, and his wife Cindy.
Josephine Fouts, MS
Metabolic Phenotyper. BS in Nutrition, MS in Nutritional Sciences. Primary duty is taking care of business. Part time mountain hiker, climber, rafting guide, and soon to be surfer. Enjoys cat-calling dogs for the irony.
Athanasios Desalermos, MD
Gastroenterology Research Fellow
Clinical Researcher. MD University of Athens, Greece. Internal Medicine at Boston University. Research on fungal pathogenesis at Harvard. Hopes to do bariatric endoscopy. Loves sun, sea, and philosophy.
Medical Student Researcher
Clinical Researcher. Studied Public Health at UC Berkeley. Previously at Teach For America and Hanover Research. Currently working towards an MD at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Enjoys cooking, kickboxing, and karaoke.
Wet Lab Specialist. Currently studying Human Biology at UCSD. Hopes to study genetic counseling. Loves paddling, running, and being a boba milk tea snob.
Wet Lab Specialist. Currently studying Molecular Biology at UCSD. Loves to sleep but stays up late. Enjoys the beach, eating, hanging, and documentaries.
Developing Data Hacker and PCR expert. BS in Physiology and Neuroscience. Moonlights as an EMT and aspires to be a physician/surgeon. Enjoys gaming, outdoor adventures, skiing, and basketball.
BS in Microbiology from CSU Chico. Loves to learn new tricks and trades. Enjoys hiking, sewing, and finding adorable dogs while out adventuring.