Principal investigator

Kyle Jeffrie Gaulton, PhD
kjg-forhartwell2Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.  Kyle has a BAS in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Current version of CV


Lab Members

aaylward-photo Anthony Aylward, PhD student

Anthony is a graduate student in the BISB program at UCSD. He has a BS in mathematics from UCSB. During his graduate career Anthony has worked on statistical methods for studies of  autism, diabetes, and HIV. His current research is to learn how genetic variants implicated in diabetes act through specific cell types.

josh_chiou Joshua Chiou, PhD student

Josh is a graduate student in the BMS program at UCSD. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. Prior to graduate school, Josh completed an internship at NASA and worked as a scientist for a biotechnology startup. His current research involves identifying how the disruption of transcription factor binding sites and the effects of rare variants contribute to type 2 diabetes risk.

whit Whitney Vien, MS student

Whitney is a MS student in Biology at UCSD. She has studied the neuroimmunology of HIV in drug abusers and is currently researching how variants involved in diabetes and obesity influence regulatory processes in the brain.

serina Serina Huang, Undergraduate

Serina is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Biology. She is currently studying risk variants associated with diabetes and how they influence transcription factor binding and gene regulation in specific cell types.

linkedinphoto Mei-Lin Okino, Undergraduate

Mei-Lin is an undergraduate in the Bioinformatics/Biochemistry program at UCSD. She has worked on viral data collected from the deep sea vents in the past, and is excited to now be studying type 1 diabetes.

sam2.png Samuel Morabito, Undergraduate

Sam is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Bioengineering/Bioinformatics. He is currently researching transcription factor footprinting of accessible chromatin.

allison Allison Deogaygay, Undergraduate

Allison is a Biochemistry and Cell Biology major and Psychology minor at UCSD. She works on reporter assays of the genetic variants of T1D and T2D, interested in mechanisms that stimulate these diseases. As a native of San Diego, she is excited to contribute to research in of her hometown.


Former lab members:

Bryttany Weary, STARS summer student

Nikita Kadakia, Lab manager; current:  Medical student at UCR

Bill Greenwald, Rotation student; current: Kelly Frazer lab

Christopher Wong, Post-bac student; current: Medical student at Western University

Hudson Cooper

Unnati Ghandi