The Komor Lab at Deaminet in Palm Springs (Jan 2023). Left to right: Mallory Evanoff, Sifeng Gu, Zulfiqar Mohamedshah, Sam Mawson, Quinn Cowan, Brodie Ranzau, Natalie Zawalick, Ben Pollak, Dr. Alexis Komor, Elizabeth Porto, Rachel Anderson, Dr. Cameron Burnett, Kara Dunne-Dombrink, Dr. Michael Hollander, Annika So, Carlos Anthony Vasquez


Current Lab Members

Mallory Evanoff

01/2018 – present

mevanoff at ucsd dot edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Year 6. Chemical Biology.
M.S. in Chemistry, UC San Diego
B.S. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology Focus), Carnegie Mellon University

Sifeng Gu

01/2018 – present

gsifeng at ucsd dot edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Year 6. Chemical Biology.
M.S. in Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
B.S. in Environmental Science, South China University of Technology

Elizabeth Porto

01/2018 – present

eporto at ucsd dot edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Year 6. Biochemistry & Biophysics.
M.S. in Chemistry, UC San Diego
B.S. in Biology, University of Missouri Kansas City
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Missouri Kansas City

Brodie Ranzau

01/2018 – present

branzau at ucsd dot edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Year 6. Biochemistry & Biophysics.
M.S. in Chemistry, UC San Diego
B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Otterbein University

Quinn Cowan

01/2019 – present

qcowan at ucsd dot edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Year 5. Biochemistry & Biophysics.
M.S. in Chemistry, UC San Diego
B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Southern California

Sam Mawson

01/2022 – present

smawson at ucsd dot edu

Ph.D. Student, Year 2. Biochemistry & Biophysics.
B.S. (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of Queensland
M.A. in Philosophy, Monash University
B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy, Monash University


Previous Lab Members

Keolu Fox, Ph.D. — Postdoctoral Scholar (10/2018 – 08/2019) — now Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCSD
Zsolt Bodai, Ph.D. — Postdoctoral Scholar (06/2018 – 07/2022) — now Senior Scientist at Molecular Assemblies
Kartik Rallapalli, Ph.D. — Ph.D. Candidate (01/2018 – 08/2022) — now Senior Scientist at Metagenomi
Cameron Burnett, Ph.D. — Ph.D. Candidate (12/2017 – 01/2023)
Ashley Wong — Ph.D. Candidate (01/2019 – 08/2022)
Maya Parish — Undergraduate
Helen Li — Undergraduate — now Ph.D. student at Duke University
Marc Zepeda — Undergraduate — now Ph.D. student at Harvard University