Lab Members

Bin Lu, MD, PhD
Project Scientist

Bin Lu, MD, PhD, conducts optokinetic response, ERG recording, confocal work and performs rodent surgery.

Sergey Girman PhD
Project Scientist

Sergey Girman, PhD, performs electrophysiological experiments.

Benjamin Bakondi, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Benjamin Bakondi, PhD, is investigating stem cell and gene therapy treatments for retinal degenerative diseases.

Changqing Zhang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Changqing Zhang, PhD, earned her bachelor’s degree in biological science from Peking University, China, and her doctorate in endocrinology and animal biosciences from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Zhang joined the Wang Laboratory in December 2015 as postdoctoral scientist, and is working on immune reaction caused by cell transplantation treatment for retina degeneration.

Hui Xu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Hui Xu, PhD, attended the University of Utah for graduate school majoring in visual neuroscience. Xu developed an interest in understanding the mechanisms and therapy treatments of retinal degeneration in a few types of retinal degenerative diseases. In the Wang Laboratory, Xu is working on cell- and gene-based therapy treatments for retinal degenerative diseases.

Jingyan Yang, MD
Visiting Graduate Student

Jingyan Yang, MD, earned her master's degree from Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. She joined the Wang Lab in March 2019 as a visiting graduate student. She works in the Wang Lab performing tissue collection, cryostat sections, histology and data analysis.

Lin Shen
Research Assistant II

Lin Shen maintains the animal colonies and performs experiments.

Melissa K. Jones
Doctoral Candidate
Joshua Saylor
Research Assistant

Joshua Saylor earned his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University. He joined the Wang Lab in December 2015 as a research associate. Saylor participates in a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine-funded preclinical project where he is responsible for post-surgery injection, tissue collection, cryostat sections, histology and data analysis.

Alice Pieplow
Research Intern

Alice Pieplow earned her bachelor's degree in cell and molecular biological science from California State University, Long Beach. She is working in the Wang Lab on a project with insoluble noncollagenous proteins.

Contact the S. Wang Lab

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Eighth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048