People

We are always looking for motivated and curious scientists at all levels of training to work on our projects on the sunny campus of CSU Northridge (CSUN)!

Associate Professor + Principal Investigator (Ray Hong, Ph.D.) 

Ray Hong, Ph.D.

  • Joined CSUN Biology Department 2008
  • post-doc fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Tuebingen, Germany)
    • Ph.D. Biology UC San Diego 2002
    • B.A. Biology Pomona College 1996
Researchers
lab20160512_va“forward thinkers”lab20160513_worms“lethargic worms”
Laboratory Manager
  • Jessica Castrejon (jessica.castrejon.80@mydotcsundotedu)

Master Students

  • Faraz Ghandchi
  • Paramin Sangthongkam

Undergraduate Students

  • Heather Carstensen
  • Reinard Villalon (RISE scholar)
  • Brenda Mojica
  • Briana Samayoa (RISE scholar)
  • Tania Ghazarian
  • Jonah Isip
  • Daniel Kazerskiy (BIOL495)

Hong Lab Alumni (last known whereabouts)

  • Tess Renahan (Ph.D. program; Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany)
  • Jimmy Escobedo (CSUN)
  • Sachin Xavier (medical school, India)
  • Eduardo Bernal (Ph.D. program; Ohio State)
  • Sneha Koneru (Ph.D. program; Imperial College, UK)
  • Victor Lewis (Ph.D. program; U. Washington)
  • Roo Wisidagama (Ph.D. program; U. Utah)
  • Veronica Guizar (CSULA Forensics Science graduate program)
  • Jessica Cinkornpumin (UCLA)
  • Veronika Rapoport (Omniome, San Diego)
  • James Go (biomedical data analyst, UCSD)
  • Jennifer Pastor (Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany)
  • Bassam Jamalalail
  • Heilly Salinas (CSUN)
  • Mary Cook (Los Angeles City College)
  • Silvina Kroetz
  • Edwin Peralta (San Francisco State University)
  • Jonathan Yaghoobian (M.D. from Ross Univ. of Medicine)
  • Judy Saladanan (USC Pharmacy)
  • Neomal Muthumala (Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY)
  • Michael Gonzalez (Joule Scientific)
  • Georgina Aguilar-Portillo (medical school in Guadalajara)
  • Jeffrey Shibata (M.D. program, UT San Antonio Medical School)
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Jonathan, Jessica, Veronika (2011); lab lunch Summer 2015; Victor (2014)