Lab Team Members



Pamela N. Munster, MD

Principal Investigator

Professor in Residence

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M.D. University of Bern, Switzerland

Baccalaureate, Kantonsschule Sargans, Switzerland

Romain Pacaud, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Ph.D. Epigenetic mechanisms and influence of the tumor microenvironment (University of Nantes, Nantes, France).

M.S. Science, health, and ecology (EPHE, Paris, La Sorbonne, France).

B.S. Genetics and cell biology (University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France).

D.U.T. Biological and Biochemical analyses (Biological Engineering Department, University of La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France).

Manuela Terranova Barberio, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow

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Ph.D. Oncolgy and Cancer Biology (Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Naples, Italy).

M.S. Chemistry and Pharmaceutical technologies (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy).

Nela Pawlowska, MD

Assistant Specialist

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M.D. Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Pujan Desai, MS


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M.S. UCSF/UCB - Master's of translational medicine

B.S. Johns Hopkins - Biomedical engineering 

Elysia Roche, BS

Staff Research Associate

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B.S. Univeristy of California, Davis - Animal Science and Management


Scott Thomas, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Ph.D. University of California, Davis – Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

M.S. San Francisco State University – Chemistry

B.S. University of California, Riverside – Biology





Jeenah Park

Allison Zhong

Max Yang

Jacob Weersing

Katie Sullivan

Merisa Piper

Leland Pung

Martin Ahrens

Julia Gomez Camblor

Blake Aftab

Megan Murnane

Pradeep Lukka

Paromita Raha

Ted Thurn

Stephanie Chen

Ashleigh Miller

Morgan Schmidt

Elona Bicaku

Doug Marchion

Position in Lab

Post-doctoral fellow

Laboratory volunteer

MTM graduate student

MTM graduate student

MTM graduate student

Clinical Fellow

MTM graduate student

MTM graduate student

MTM graduate student


Research Associate

Post-doctoral fellow

Post-doctoral fellow

Post-doctoral fellow


Post-doctoral fellow



Post-doctoral fellow