Allison Xu

Allison Xu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Allison is a scuba diving enthusiast, and she loves exploring the reef. At home, Allison likes gardening and enjoys spending time with her pet parrots.

Ernie Yulyaningsih

Ernie Yulyaningsih, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ernie loves cooking and has her own food blog. She also loves musicals and dogs.

Luz Perez

Luz Perez, B.Sc.


Luz loves hiking and watching TV drama. She hopes to become a physician and also create her own NGO.

Matthew Maier

Matthew Maier, B.Sc.


Matt enjoys watching and playing soccer. He also likes playing guitar.

Eirini Vagena

Eirini Vagena, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Eirini is a dog lover and during the weekends she enjoys bike rides in the bay area. Her favorite 3-day weekend trips are camping trips into the wilderness.

Anna Vilhelmsson

Anna Vilhelmsson, B.Sc
Visiting Graduate Student

Emma Dahlen

Emma Dahlen, B.Sc.
Visiting Graduate Student


Emma loves to cook and is always on the search for new exciting recipes!

Lily Yu

Lily Yu
Administrative Assistant

In Lily's free time she enjoys dancing and dining, her favorite cuisines being Thai and Vietnamese. She admits her guilty pleasure is watching reality TV shows.