Lab Members

We are a small but engaged group of people working on various aspects of cardiac and skeletal muscle development, function and maintenance.

picture of the lab in 2015

Picture of the lab in 2015

Picture of the lab in 2016

Picture of the lab in 2017

Stephan Lange, PhD Stephan Lange, PhD
Assistant Professor.

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Jordan Jordan Blondelle, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

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Valeria Valeria Marrocco, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

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Kavya Tallapaka Kavya Tallapaka
Undergraduate Researcher
  • 2017 recipient of a UC San Diego Chancellor’s Research Summer Undergraduate Research Award for Science and Engineering
UC-San Diego
Anush Velmurugan Anush Velmurugan
Undergraduate Researcher

UC-San Diego
Jim Nguyen Jim Nguyen
Undergraduate Researcher
  • 2018 recipient of a UC San Diego Julia Brown Research Scholarship for Medical Research
UC-San Diego
Madison Clark Madison Clark
Undergraduate Researcher
Cal Poly Pomona

Former lab-members

Alex Alexander Lun
Lab Assistant, 2012-2014
Volunteer, 2015
Nour Nour Marogy
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2015
  • 2015 recipient of a Ledell Family Science and Engineering Undergraduate Research Scholarship

UC-San Diego
Stephanie Myers Stephanie Myers
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2016
Paige Shapiro Paige Shapiro
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2015
BS/MS student, 2015-2016
  • 2014 recipient of the Ledell Family Research Scholarship
  • 2016 graduated MSc
UC-San Diego
Meagan Meagan Wu
Volunteer, 2013-2014

Canyon Crest Academy
Stanford University
Stephanie Yuan Stephanie Yuan
Volunteer, 2014-2015

Torrey Pines High School
Georgetown University
Alice Alice Schweiger
High School Volunteer, 2015-2016

Canyon Crest Academy
UC Los Angeles
Lauren Waller Lauren Waller
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2016
  • 2015 recipient of a UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Undergraduate Fellowship
  • 2016 recipient of a Ledell Science and Engineering Undergraduate Research Scholarship
UC-San Diego
Louisa Louisa Habich
Undergraduate Researcher, 2016-2017

University of Bielefeld, Germany
Jennifer Jennifer Yuan
High School Volunteer, 2016-2017

Torrey Pines High School
Allyson Xie Allyson Xie
High School Volunteer 2016-2017

Westview High School
Matthew Wright Matthew Wright
Undergraduate Researcher
Cal Poly Pomona
Patrick Desmond Patrick Desmond, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar 2016-2017

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Our research is done in collaboration with groups in other universities or with partners from industry. Here is a list of collaborators that partner with us for our research projects:

  • Dr. Vincenzo Sorrentino. University of Siena, Italy
  • Dr. Elisabeth Ehler. King's College London, UK
  • Dr. Katja Gehmlich. University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr. Bjarne Udd. University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Jeffrey Singer. Portland State University, USA
  • Dr. Carol Gregorio. University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
  • Dr. Guy Benian. Emory University, USA
  • Dr. Richard Lieber. UC-San Diego, Rehabilitation Institute Chicago, USA
  • Dr. Andrea Domenighetti. Rehabilitation Institute Chicago, USA
  • Dr. Emma Borgeson. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dr. Andrew McCulloch. UC-San Diego, USA
  • Dr. Kirk Peterson. UC-San Diego, USA
  • Dr. Majid Ghassemian. UC-San Diego, USA
  • Dr. Karen Christman. UC-San Diego, USA
  • ACEA Bioscience. San Diego, USA. More info >

Volunteer work and positions
UC San Diego Undergraduate students who would like to get research experience and academic credit through volunteer work or through the UCSD BILD 99, BISP 199 or BISP 196 program are encouraged to contact Dr. Lange directly.