Lab Members

Rodney Ahdoot
Research Associate I
Pablo Avalos, MD
Project Scientist
Maria G. Banuelos
Research Associate III
Victoria Dardov
Proteomic Analysis in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Victoria Dardov is currently a doctoral candidate. In 2011, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). During her undergraduate studies, she was a student researcher at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center and later obtained an internship at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. After graduation, Dardov worked as a research associate at Vertex and developed medicinal chemistry assays for the Huntington's team and oversaw automated production of human bronchial epithelial cultures for the cystic fibrosis program. She transitioned to the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and joined the Advanced Automation Technologies team, operating an ultra-high-throughput automated assay platform for drug discovery. In 2014, she joined the Cedars-Sinai PhD program. The following year, she joined two research laboratories for a co-mentoring, collaborative project with Clive Svendsen, PhD, and Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD. Dardov’s doctorate research focuses on proteomic and post-translational modification changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and uses induced pluripotent stem cell derived ALS models.

Oksana Elder
Research Associate II
Aaron Fulton
Research Associate I
Veronica Garcia, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Homa Hemmati
Research Associate II
Ritchie Ho, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Samantha Hurwitz
Research Associate I
Alexander Laperle, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
George Lawless
Research Associate III
Victoria Liang
Research Associate I
Daniel Oheb
Research Associate I
Sakina Palida, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kristina Roxas
Research Associate I
Samuel Sances
Postdoctoral Fellow
Soshana Svendsen, PhD
Research Scientist I
Dylan West
Research Associate II
Amanda Woodbury
Research Associate I
Michael Workman
Graduate Student
Nur Yucer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
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127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Room 8405
Los Angeles, CA 90048