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Iannis Adamopoulos | Principal Investigator
Laura Bouchareychas
| Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hui Dai
| Visiting Professor
Kevin Dinh
| Undergraduate
Trang N Hua | ADAR Scholar
Eva Melanie Groessinger
| Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mincheol Kang
| Post-Doctoral Fellow
Thanh Nguyen
| Webmaster
Erika Suzuki
| PhD Student
Dennis Wu
| PhD Student



Iannis Adamopoulos thumb Iannis Adamopoulos | Principal Investigator
iannis@ucdavis.edu
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Post-Doctoral Fellow, DNAX Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Washington University of Saint Louis
DPhil, University of Oxford, UK
MPhil, University College London, UK

Iannis started his research training at University College London in cell biology and cell signaling.  In 2003, he received a DPhil scholarship from Research Into Aging, UK to study the effect of cytokines in the progression of arthritis at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. After a short post-doctoral period at Dr. Teitelbaum’s group in Washington University of Saint Louis, he continued his research on cytokines and autoimmune diseases at the drug discovery program of Schering-Plough Biopharma, California, USA. Dr. Adamopoulos is currently an Associate Professor at UC Davis where he is researching novel treatments and therapeutic strategies for inflammatory arthritis and immune bone loss. He also serves as a reviewer for leading journals in rheumatology as well as serving in the scientific advisory board of biotechnology companies.



Laura BouchareychasLaura Bouchareychas | Post-Doctoral Fellow
laura.bouchareychas@gmail.com
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Laura received her BSc in Biology in 2009 and pursued a MSc from Pierre and Marie Curie University (France). In 2014, she finished her PhD with Dr. Philippe Lesnik at Pierre and Marie University, where she worked on the survival mechanisms of macrophages and dendritic cells, and its impact on inflammation and atherosclerosis pathogenesis. In 2015, she joined the Adamopoulos Lab as a postdoctoral fellow and is currently investigating the role of immune cytokines in inflammatory arthritis.




Hui Dai


Hui Dai | Visiting Professor
daihui@bjmu.edu.cn

Dai Hui is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Immunology, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China. She received her M.D. degree in clinical medicine in 2003 and her Ph.D. degree in immunology in 2009 both from Peking University Health Science Center. Her study is focused on the autoantibodies repertoire and immune receptors of glucans.





Kevin Dinh

 

Kevin Dinh | Volunteer
ktndinh@ucdavis.edu

Kevin Dinh is an undergraduate at UC Davis. He is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences. He is working in the Adamopoulos Lab as a volunteer in hopes to gain valuable experience in the field of research. He is interested in learning about the pathology of rheumatoid arthritis.

 



Trang N Hua

Trang N Hua | ADAR Scholar
tnhua@ucdavis.edu

Trang Hua is an undergraduate at UC Davis. She is majoring in  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is working in the Adamopoulos Lab as a volunteer in hopes to gain valuable experience in the field of research. She is interested in learning about the pathology of rheumatoid arthritis. Trang Hua is also a  participant in the UC Davis Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (ADAR) Scholars Program supported by NIA grant R25AG048787.

 



Eva M GroessingerEva Melanie Groessinger | Post-Doctoral Fellow
emgroessinger@ucdavis.edu

Eva received her BSc in Molecular Life Sciences and MSc in Animal Physiology in 2008 and 2010 from the University of Salzburg (Austria). She continued at the University of Salzburg to perform her PhD project thereby investigating the role of potassium channels and calcium signaling in malignant lymphocytes with special emphasis on their lymphoid microenvironment.  After graduating in 2014, Eva pursued as a postdoctoral fellow at the UC Davis Department of Pharmacology to explore potassium channels in their function as immunological regulators of macrophages and microglia in neuroinflammatory diseases. In 2015, she joined the Adamopoulos lab where she now focuses her work on calcium control mechanisms in differentiation and effector functions of leukocytes (macrophages, osteoclasts) in inflammatory arthritis.



Mincheol Kang

Mincheol Kang | Post-Doctoral Fellow
mckang@ucdavis.edu

Mincheol received his B.S. in Biotechnology in 2011 and earned his PhD. at Kyungpook National University (South Korea) in 2016 where his research was focused on the T-cells in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type II diabetes. His research interests include the balance of Treg and Th17 in autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. He is a passionate supporter of Liverpool Football Club and joined the Adamopoulos Lab as a post-doctoral fellow in 2016.





Thanh Nguyen

 

Thanh Nguyen | Webmaster
nguyent100@gmail.com

Thanh Nguyen has an art and graphic design background with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. She is a freelance graphic designer and volunteers in our lab as well, acting as the webmaster of our lab’s  website.

 



Erika SuzukiErika Suzuki | PhD Student
esuzuki@ucdavis.edu
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Erika Suzuki-Taneyhill joined the lab in 2011 to pursue her PhD at the University of California at Davis graduate group in immunology. Erika has  experience in biotechnology where she helped to characterize the role of proteasomes in hematologic malignancies as well as identifying the importance of the immunoproteasome in regulating IL-23 in vitro.  With her passions rooted in studying immunology and autoimmunity, to support her in her research endeavors during her PhD, she has decided to work in the laboratory of Dr. Adamopoulos to study the role of immune cytokines in autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory arthritis and psoriasis.



Dennis WuDennis Wu | PhD Student
djwu@ucdavis.edu
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Dennis Wu obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell biology from University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the lab in 2012, he was a research technician in Dr. Bottini’s laboratory at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology where he studied the effect of lymphoid tyrosine phosphatase on T cell selection in mouse models. He is a member of the graduate group in immunology at the University of California at Davis. His project is focused on the autophagy pathway and osteoclast functions.