Laboratory TEAM

Robert Spitale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (7/1/14- )

2017 Pew Biomedical Research Scholar
2017 UCI ICTS Awardee
2015 American Cancer Society IRG Awardee
2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Awardee
2011-2014 A.P. Giannini Postdoctoral Fellowship
2010-2011 National Institutes of Health T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant (T32-AR007422)
2009 American Crystallographic Association Linus C. Pauling Award
2008 American Crystallographic Association Student Travel Grant
2008 American Crystallographic Association International Union of Crystallography Poster Prize
2008 Pittsburgh Diffraction Society Chung Soo Yoo Award
2008 Elon Huntington Hooker Doctoral Research Fellowship
2007 Arnold Weissberger Doctoral Research Fellowship
2003-04 Merck/A.A.A.S. Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Kim Nguyen, Ph.D.
Project Scientist

Mahima Aggarwal, Ph.D.
Research Assistant

Whitney England, Ph.D.

Chao Feng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

Ying Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

Ke Ke, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

Miles Kubota Graduate Student
Amgen Fellow

Dalen Chan
Graduate Student

Sarah Nainar
Graduate Student
Vertex Fellow


Sam Beasley
Graduate Student
T32 Fellow

Victoria Guan
Undergraduate Student

Mareena Biju
Undergraduate Student

Laboratory ALUMNI

Graduate Students

Caitlyn Topper 2016 NSF Honarable Mention | Now: Industry
Michael Fazio, M.S. | Now: Industry

Undergraduate Students

Catherine Tran | SURP & UROP | Now: Pharmacy School
Yuran Zhen | SURP & UROP Now: Pharmacy School