Lab Members

Pankaj Kapahi

Neelanjan Bose
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jyotiska Chaudhuri
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Tyler Hilsabeck
Graduate student

Tyler has a bachlor's degree in Physics from Texas Tech University and Master's degree in Biology from University of Texas at San Antonio. His PhD. studies in both the Kapahi and Brem labs focusses on understanding the relationships between metabolites, genes, and aging-related phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster using computational and biological tools.

Brian Hodge
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Brian Hodge joined the Kapahi lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in the summer of 2016. He received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Kentucky, and completed a short postdoc at the University of Florida prior to starting at the Buck. His research is focused on understanding how environmental factors, such as nutrients and light, influence circadian gene expression and the processes of aging. He utilizes Drosophila genetics, bioinformatic (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq), and molecular genetic approaches to identify transcriptional regulators of circadian clocks and longevity. Brian also serves as Vice-President of the Postdoctoral Association at the Buck.


Sanjib Kumar Guha
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sanjib has Master's degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, East Bay and PhD degree in Neuroscience from UPF University, Barcelona. He joined Kapahi lab in 2016 and is mainly working on glyoxalase genes, their implication in Parkinson's disease along with finding novel regulators of these glyoxalases using C. elegans as the main model organism.


Amit Sharma
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Amit has a bachelor’s degree India in Microbiology and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Delhi University, India. He did his Ph.D from University of Pune in Biotechnology in identifying posttranscriptional regulation of cytokine IL-10 and its effect on allergic airway inflammation.

His postdoctoral work focuses on investigating novel molecular regulatory pathways involved in mitigating genotoxic stress using Drosophila melanogaster and human cell culture model and cellular senescence. 

Kenneth Wilson
USC/Buck PhD Student

Kenneth received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Dominican University of California. He currently is a student in the Biology of Aging program between the University of Southern California and the Buck Institute. His research focuses on understanding how natural genetic variation can influence response to diet to affect longevity and health.

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