Susanne studied Nutritional Sciences at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany where she graduated in 2009. Afterward, she did postgraduate study abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand
in Biomedical Sciences for 8 months. From 2010 to 2015, Susanne was working as a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Wieland Kiess at the Center for Pediatric Research at the University of Leipzig in Germany where she was studying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children and the role of NAD metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma. In July 2015, Susanne defended her PhD thesis in Biochemistry at the University of Leipzig, Germany. A research scholarship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) enables her to work as a Postdoc Fellow in the lab of Prof. Feldstein since February 2016. Susanne will study the role of oxidized linoleic acid metabolites (OXLAMs) in the development of liver injury in mice and will investigate the underlying mechanism how OXLAMs induce mitochondrial dysfunction. In another project, Susanne will investigate the effects of a novel ASK1 inhibitor in genetic and dietary models of steatohepatitis.
Carolina Jimenez Calvente, PhD
Carolina completed her Masters degree in Pharmacy at the University of Granada (South Spain) in 2008. Then she started to work as a pharmacist for a pharmaceutical brand, Gicofa, until 2009. As she was always passionate about science, she applied for a visiting fellowship to participate in a research project at the Institute of Ophthalmology from the Johannes Guttenberg University (Mainz, Germany). Nine months later, Carolina was awarded with a 3-years PhD fellowship from the DFG to work on therapeutic RNAs in liver fibrosis at the Institute of Translational Immunology under the supervision of Prof Schuppan until March of 2015. During those three years she also actively participated in the Immunotherapy Graduate School of the Johannes Gutenberg University.
Currently, Carolina is appointed as a Postdoctoral employee in the lab of Prof Ariel Feldstein within the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD. Her project focus is to determine the role of synthetic RNAs in NASH and fibrosis.
Masa is joining us from Japan where he collborated with Aki
Lab Manager / Researcher
This man needs no introduction...
Hana A Del-Pilar, UCSD undergrad
Sophia Chen, summer intern from Torrey Pines High School
Mei Fu Lee, recent UCSD grad
Serena Lin, UCSD undergrad
Feldstein Lab Alumni (UCSD)...where are they now?
David "Slappy" Kneiber
UCSD class of 2016. Off to med school at Washington University in St. Louis...
This guy crushed the MCAT's, if you need some pointers, give him a call.
Davide Povero, Ph.D.
Davide is now working for Jecure Therapeutics... E un amante del gatto.
Alex Wree, M.D., Ph.D.
Alex is now running his own lab back in Germany and was lucky enough to get Euge to join him.
Fernando "Nando" Alegre
Our Extremeñho compadre has returned to España to continue his studies.
Hiro has returned to medical school in Yokohama and still testing the limits of human caffiene consumption.
Ryota "Tony" Nakamura
Tony has returned to Japan to continue with medical school. Rumor has it he never sleeps.
Kathryn Smith, M.D.
Liver transplantation fellowship at UCSF and paying $2000 for a studio apartment.
Daphne Say, M.D.
Presently working at UC Davis Medical Center and enjoying the aroma of cows.
Leila will be starting school at UC Berkeley in the fall of 2017.
Milos Lazic, Ph.D.
Mighty, mighty Milos is now at Jecure Therapeutics... he's still a donkey cheese connoisseur.
Eugenia Inzaugarat, Ph.D.
Euge is now in Aachen, Germany working in the Wree Lab and discovering snow.
In between dodging tornadoes, Dimitry attends the University of Oklahoma in pursuit of a Pharm.D.
Roia Katebian, M.D.
Roia is in Chicago trying not to freeze to death and hammering through her residency.
Nadia Panera, Ph.D.
Nadia is back in Rome at Osp. Pediatrico Bambino Gesù working as a post-doc.
Lucas de Araujo Horcel
Lucas has returned to Brazil to continue his studies and watch the Olympics.
Off to college...
Andy (a.k.a. Curly) is a UCSD undergrad.
Still at Canyon Crest Academy High School, but now much wiser.
Meaningful collaboration is one of the central tenets of the Feldstein lab ethos. We are always looking for new and interesting ways to apply our knowledge and expertise. If you wish to embark on a scientific collaboration with a dynamic and award-winning laboratory, please contact Casey Johnson, Lab Manager at email@example.com.
We have established collaborations with the following researchers:
Dr. Leon Adams (University of Western Australia)
Dr. Naim Alkhouri (Cleveland clinic, USA)
Dr. Marco Arrese (Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile)
Dr. Ali Canbay (Essen Uni, Germany)
Dr. Sonia Caprio (Yale University, USA)
Dr. Lawrence Goldstein (UCSD)
Dr. Stanley Hazen (Cleveland Clinic, USA)
Dr. Harold Hoffman (UCSD)
Dr. Michael Karin (UCSD)
Dr. Irina Kirpich (University of Louisville)
Dr. Craig McClain (University of Louisville)
Dr. Yukio Nagasaki (Tsukuba University, Japan)
Dr. Valerio Nobili (Bambin Gesu', Italy)
Dr. Maurizio Parola (Torino Uni, Italy)
Dr. Hemal Patel (UCSD, VA hospital)
Dr. Susan Phillips (UCSD)
Dr. Christopher Ramsden (NIH / NIAAA)
Dr. Dorothy Sears (UCSD)
Dr. Ekihiro Seki (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Dr. Hidekazu Tsukamoto (USC)
Dr. Vallon Volker (UCSD, VA hospital)
Dr. Claudia Zein (Cleveland clinic, USA)