People

Martina De Majo, PhD

Postdoc Scholar
M_Ophthalmology

Martina studied pharmaceutical biotechnology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy and earned her PhD in Clinical Neuroscience at King’s College London (UK) where she started studying molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration with a focus on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in the laboratory of professor Chris Shaw. Martina joined UCSF as a postdoc in 2018 and the Ullian Lab in 2019. Martina’s work focuses on the characterization of iPSC-derived 3D model of neurodegeneration.

Mark Koontz

Senior Research Associate II
Ophthalmology

Huinan Li, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Biochemistry and Biophysics

Majoring in Biotechnology in my undergrad, I decided to pursue a Ph.D. in neurobiology at Texas A&M University, where I studied the biophysical and biochemical properties of synaptic vesicles at vertebrate neuromuscular junction. After my Ph.D. training, I went to Stanford University to learn stem cell culture and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing techniques.

Erik Ullian, PhD

Professor in Residence
M_Ophthalmology