Lab Members

Meng Chen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

B.S./M.S./Ph.D. Iowa State University; Postdoc, The Salk Institute

Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
Member of the CMDB, GGB, and BMB graduate programs
Instructor: Biol107A Molecular Biology; CMDB200 Cell Biology
Office: Boyce Hall, Room 4406; Phone: (951) 827-5635
Email: meng.chen@ucr.edu
Joined in November 2007.
CV; Google Scholar; linkedin; ResearchGate; Publons

Yongjian Qiu, Ph.D.Junior Project Scientist

B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.D. Washington State University
Email: yongjian.qiu@ucr.edu

Research Project: (1) HEMERA-mediated light signaling mechanisms; (2) Function of photobodies.

Joined in October 2011. Curriculum Vitae

Emily Jie-Ning YangPh.D. Student

B.S. National Taiwan University, Biology PhD Program (Duke)
Email: jy111@duke.edu

Research Project: Phytochrome signaling

Joined in June 2012. Curriculum Vitae

Chan Yul Yoo, Ph.D.Junior Project Scientist

B.S. Yonsei University (S. Korea); Ph.D. Purdue University
Email: chanyul.yoo@ucr.edu

Research Project: Light signaling and the control of chloroplast biogenesis

Joined in April 2013. CV; Google Scholar

Keunhwa Kim, Ph.D.Specialist

B.S./Ph.D. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Email: keunhwa.kim@ucr.edu

Research Project: Phytochrome signaling

Joined in August 2016.

Chris ChengUndergraduate Research Assistant

Biochemistry, UCR Class of 2019
Email: cchen126@ucr.edu

Research Project: Phytochrome signaling

Joined in February 2017.

Xiaoteng Cai, Ph.D.Postdoc

B.S. Liaocheng University, Ph.D. University of Science and Technology of China
Email: xiaoteng.cai@ucr.edu

Research Project: Phytochrome signaling

Joined in March 2017.

 Desiree WilliamsGraduate Student

B.S. John Jay College of Criminal Justice; CMDB Graduate Program
Email: dwill023@ucr.edu

Research Project: Nuclear Organization

Joined in April 2017.

 Carisha MooreUndergraduate Research Assistant

CMDB, UCR Class of 2019
Email: cmoor017@ucr.edu

Joined in April 2017.