Undergraduate Research in the Kuriyan Lab

Undergraduate students who are interested in carrying out research in areas such as biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, enzymology, computational modeling of protein structure, protein-drug interactions and related topics are invited to apply in the Spring for research positions in the Summer, or during the Summer and Fall for Fall and Spring semester opportunities, respectively.

Berkeley students should apply to the Kuriyan lab’s open projects advertised on the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) website.

Undergraduate students from other institutions seeking summer or other apprenticeship opportunities should apply directly to Professor Kuriyan. Please attach a copy of your most recent transcript and your resumé.

Our research lab also participates in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP).


Undergraduate Students

Jean Badroos

Jean Badroos


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisor: Helen Hobbs
Chris Chi

Chris Chi


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisors: Dr. Deepti Karanadur and Ethan McSpadden
Baiyu Qiu

Baiyu Qiu


UC Berkeley, Chemistry

Supervisor: Dr. Moitrayee Bhattacharyya
Peter Ren

Peter Ren


UC Berkeley, Chemical Biology and Computer Science

Supervisors: Dr. Subu Subramanian, Dr. Deepti Karandur and Dr. Christine Gee
Marco Rivero

Marco Rivero


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisors: Dr. Chun-Wei Lin, Dr. Yongjian Huang, Helen Hobbs and Dr. Jeanine Amacher
Eshita Sharma

Eshita Sharma


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisor: Francisco Hidalgo
Chaz Sykes

Chaz Sykes


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisor: Dr. Deepti Bhandaru and Dr. Christine Gee
Miles Tuncell

Miles Tuncel


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisor: Dr. Moitrayee Bhattacharyya
Michelle Verghese

Michelle Verghese


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisors: Dr. Subu Subramanian and Dr. Neel Shah
Amanda_Xu

Amanda Xu


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisor: Dr. Yasushi Kondo
Yuxi Zhang

Yuxi Zhang


UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Supervisor: Dr. Yongjian Huang

Former Undergraduate Students

Jordan Anaya

June 2007 - May 2009
Supervisors: Dr. Meindert Lamers and Joel Guenther

Diane Aum

Spring 2012 - Winter 2012
Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Winger

Dinara Azimova

Fall 2012 - Summer 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Nick Endres

Lauren Barclay

Fall 2007 - May 2009
Supervisors: Dr. Marsha Nidanie Henderson and Luke Chao

Abiram Bala

Summer 2009 - Spring 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Brian Kelch

Levi L. Blazer

May 2004 - August 2004
Supervisor: Randall McNally

John Campo

Spring 2010 - Spring 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Tiago Barros

Melody Cao

Summer 2015
Supervisor: Ethan McSpadden

Yan Che

Summer 2011 - Spring 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Iwig

Xin Chen

May 2011 - August 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Margaret Stratton

Yonghe Chong

Fall 2007
Supervisor: Dr. Marsha Nidanie Henderson

Erica Chou

September 2002 - May 2006
Supervisor: Michelle Pirruccello

Tiffany Chou

Febuary 2007 - May 2008
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Seeliger

Jonathan Chun

Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Johnathan Winger

Steven Chung

Supervisor: Dr. Gregory Bowman

Brian Corwin

May 2001 - August 2001
Supervisor: André Hoelz

Aubrianna Decker

Jan 2016 - May 2018
Supervisors: Laura Nocka and
Dr. Jeanine Amacher

Tricia Deng

Fall 2008 - Summer 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Sonja Lorenz

Andy Ding

June 2015 - May 2016
Supervisor: Pradeep Bandaru

Jenny Dominguez

September 2004 - May 2006
Office Assistant

Anna Elleman

September 2012 - May 2015
Supervisor: Dr Margaret Stratton

Ian Fallahee

September 2014 - May 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Neel Shah

Daisy Fischer

May 2001 - August 2001
May 2002 - August 2002
Supervisor: Marsha Henderson

Beate Fehlhaber

Rebekah Flowers

Summer 2008
Supervisor: Dr. Marsha Nidanie Henderson and Jodi Gureasko

Dina Fomina

June 2004 - May 2006
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Seeliger

Filipp Frank

May 2006 - August 2006
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Seeliger

Eric Fujimura

Spring 2013 - Spring 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Julie Zorn

Weitong Gao

Summer 2018
Supervisor: Helen Hobbs

Angelica Gonzalez Sanchez

Summer 2014 and Summer 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Qi Wang

Michael Hahn

June 2004 - May 2006
Supervisor: Dr. Steven Soisson

Usman Hameedi

Summer 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Qi Wang

Marie Harton

Summer 2009
Supervisor: Luke Chao

Cameron Hu

Jan 2017 - May 2018
Supervisors: Dr. Sean Peterson
and Dr. Julyana Acevedos

Benjamin Huang

May 2003 - August 2004
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Seeliger

Crystal Huang

August 2014 - May 2016
Supervisors: Dr. Julie Zorn and
Dr. Jeanine Amacher

Allison Johnson

Summer 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Qingrong Yan

Rohan Jonnalagadda

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014
Supervisor: Mark Herzik

Jennifer Kho

August 2002 - May 2004
Supervisor: Dr. Marsha Nidanie Henderson

Yaser Khokar

Summer 2018
Supervisor: Laura Nocka

Chris Koehler

September 2005 - December 2005
Supervisor: Tanya Freedman

Rebecca Lalani

May 2005 - August 2005
Lab Assistant

Catherine Le

May 2003 - August 2003
Supervisor: Nahed Shahabi

Bianca Lee

Spring 2008 - Spring 2009
Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Winger

Carey Li

Han Li

September 2014 - May 2016
Supervisor:Dr. Qi Wang and
Laura Nocka

Henry Ye Li

Fall 2007 - Spring 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Brian Kelch

Kevin Lin

Spring 2011
Supervisor: Patrick Visperas

Sophia Liao

May 2003 - May 2004
Supervisor: Aubrey Cano

Andrew Low

Sept 2016 - May 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Deepti Karandur

Sarah Marshall

Zé Martinho

Summer 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Moitrayee Bhattacharyya

Manali Mehta

Spring 2007 - Spring 2008
Supervisor: Sebastian Deindl

Melissa Meloy

Summer 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Iwig

Li-Zhi Mi

Amanda Minnich

January 2006 - May 2006
Supervisor: Dr. Marsha Nidanie Henderson

Amar Mirza

Summer 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Natalia Jura

Umar Momen

Summer 2018
Supervisor: Franciso Hidalgo

Sarah Mulchand

August 2016 - May 2018
Supervisors: Dr. Jeanine Amacher, Dr. Deepti Karandur and
Dr. Christine Gee

Priya Nyayapati

July 2016 - May 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Moitrayee Bhattacharyya

Agatha Offorjebe

May 2006 - August 2006
Supervisors: Tanya Freedman and Olga Kuchment

Matthew Orellana

Summer 2018
Supervisors: Dr. Subu Subramanian

Nishant Pappireddi

Jan 2014 - May 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Moitrayee Bhattacharyya

Arjun Prabhakar

Fall 2011 - Summer 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Tiago Barros

Anton Peterlin

June 2007 - August 2007
Supervisors: Dr. Marsha Nidanie Henderson and Dr. Jonathan Winger

Jared Ravetch

May 2002 - August 2002
Supervisor: Dr. Steven Kazmirski

Mahashweta Roshni Ray

May 2003 - May 2004
Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Pellicena

Brian Ronquillo

May 2002 - August 2002
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Young

Tomer Rotstein

September 2015 - May 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Deepti Karandur

Tomoaki Sasaki

Spring 2010 - Spring 2011
Supervisor: Kate Engel

Carmen Schwechheimer

January 2006 - June 2007
Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Winger

Steven Seyedin

Summer 2007 - Spring 2008
Supervisor: Kyle Simonetta

Lochan Shah

September 2014 - May 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Jeanine Amacher

Christine Shieh

Fall 2011 - Summer 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Erika Kovacs

Eugene Shin

September 2002 - May 2004

Adam Stein

Summer 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Deepti Karandur

Jayasree Sundaram

Spring 2008 - Dec 2009
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Seeliger

Rou-Jia Sung

September 2002 - May 2006
Supervisor: Oren Rosenberg

Alyssa Tao

Spring 2012 - Spring 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Qingrong Yan and Patrick Visperas

Jackie Tam

Fall 2011 - Summer 2013
Supervisor: Aaron Cantor

Aaron Tang

August 2014 - May 2016
Supervisor: Yongjian Huang

Nia Teerikorpi

Spring 2012 - Summer 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Qi Wang

Julie Tran

September 2002 - May 2003

Carine Waase

Lily Wang

Spring 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Rahul Das

Stacey White

Kathryn Wong

September 2013 - May 2017
Supervisors: Dr. Nick Enderes,
Dr. Erica Kovacs, Dr. Julie Zorn,
Dr. Yashushi Kondo

Mimi Shicong Xie

Fall 2007 - Spring 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Nick Endres

Diana Yee

September 2004 - May 2005)
Laboratory Assistant

Jingli Zhang

June 2004 - May 2006
Supervisor: Dr. Xuewu Zhang

Jenny Zhou

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Supervisor: Dr. Natalia Jura