The Lab

Principal investigator

Manish Butte, MD PhD
E. Richard Stiehm Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, and Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics
Office: MDCC 12-430
Bio
UCLA faculty profile

Staff

Tim Thauland, PhD
Project Scientist
Chanti Bun
Laboratory Research Associate

Post-doctoral fellows

Jennifer Aron, MD
Post-doctoral Fellow

Graduate students

Negin Majedi
5rd year
PhD program in Bioengineering, UCLA
Matthew Miller
2st year
PhD program in IMMP
Eta Atolia
2st year
MD/PhD Program (MSTP)

Undergraduate students

Humza Khan
UCLA Undergraduate student
Andrew Kalra
UCLA Undergraduate student
Naveed Zaman
UCLA Undergraduate student
Mana Sheykhsoltan
UCLA Undergraduate student

Alumni

Kevin Meng
PhD in Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford (2014-2019)
Currently, Scientist at Kite Pharma (Gaithersburg, MD)
Emily Yang
1st year
PhD program in IMMP, Rotation (2017)
Ken Hu, PhD
PhD in Biophysics at Stanford (2013-2017)

Currently, Post-doctoral fellow, Krummel Lab, UCSF

Sara Kleinman, MD
Clinical Fellow, Allergy and Immunology

Currently, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology

Irina Gurevich, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, 2015-2017

Currently, Post-doctoral fellow, Stanford University

Ilan Bocian
Summer High School intern 2017 and 2018
Ian Perrone
PhD program in IMMP (Rotation Student) 2017
Jeff Choi
4th year
MD program, Med Scholar in the lab 2016-2017

Currently, Resident in Surgery, Stanford University

Bryan Xie
1st year
PhD program in Immunology, 2016
marc 

Marc A. Bruce, PhD
PhD in Immunology, 2009-2014

Currently CEO and Co-Founder, Microvolution LLC

andrew 

Andrew Wang, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow 2012-2014
Currently at Western Digital

Anuj Patel
Stanford 2016

Currently, McKinsey

Yoseph Semma
Stanford 2016

Currently, Medical Student, U Wisconsin

Kelvin 

Kelvin Yang
Summer High School Student (SIMR 2016)

Currently, Undergraduate Student, Brown University

Julia McKechnie
1st year (rotation student) 2016
PhD program in Immunology
James Harden
1st year (rotation student) 2016
PhD program in Immunology
Amy Liu
Undergraduate researcher (2014-15)
Summer Intern, SIMR (2013), 2014

Lynée Turek-Hankins
Undergraduate researcher 2015
Adi de la Zerda, PhD
PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, 2017
bhavani 

Bhavani Sanagavarapu
Summer High School Student (SIMR 2014)
Currently: Undergraduate, UC Berkeley

jianwei 

Jianwei Liu, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow, 2010-2012
Currently, Associate Professor, Fudan University
 

nick Nicholas Bayless
PhD Rotation Student, Immunology, 2013
 
nick Thomas Keller
PhD Rotation Student, Immunology, 2013
 
dara

Dara Strauss-Albee, PhD
PhD Rotation Student, 2012
Immunology Program
Currently: Data Scientist, Stripe

sarah

Sarah Denny
PhD Rotation Student, 2012
Biophysics Program

Currently, Post-doc at Caltech

keegan Keegan Mendonca
Summer Intern 2012 (Lynbrook High School)
Currently: Caltech undergraduate
priyal Priyal Fadadu
Summer Intern, 2010, 2012
Univesity of Califorina, Los Angeles
Currently: MD Candidate at Mayo Medical School
 
rohit Rohit Dasgupta
Summer Intern, 2011 (Johns Hopkins)
 
isaac Isaac Ghansah
Summer Intern, 2011 (Stanford)
Currently: Case Western Medical School
 
claudia Claudia Mariella Lavarreda Pearce
Summer Intern, 2010 (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 
ghezal  Ghezal (Omar) Beliakoff, MS
Lab Manager/Fashion Consultant, 2009-2011
dan 

Dan Garcia, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow, 2010-2011
Currently: Residency at Columbia
 

catherine  Catherine Le
Undergraduate Student, 2009-2010
Currently: MD/PhD Candidate at UC Davis School of Medicine
kate 

Kate Montgomery, PhD
Bioengineering Graduate Student, 2009
Currently: Zebra Medical Technologies

Lab Life and Events

2019

Saying goodbye to Kevin
Sep 2019
Lab retreat 2019 at Big Bear Lake
Mar 2019
Who is going to bet against Tim?
Mar 2019
Something old, something new
Mar 2019
Negin made fresh baked pizzas
Mar 2019
We will someday get a photo of Chanti
Mar 2019
Daddy doesn't bluff
Mar 2019

2018

Anya, Matt, and Humza
Dec 2018
56 people were there!
Dec 2018
A dinner to celebrate Jen's engagement
Apr 2018

2017

2016

Kelvin Yang
SIMR Poster session
Aug 2016
Lab ski trip with Bollyky Lab
Crystal Bay, NV
March 12, 2016
Lab ski trip with Bollyky Lab
Crystal Bay, NV
March 12, 2016

2015

Tim, Ken, and Manish on the waterfront
New Orleans, LA
May 11, 2015
Manish presenting at the Pediatrics Department Research Retreat
Stanford
Apr 17, 2015
Adi showing off her poster at the Pediatrics Retreat
Stanford
Apr 17, 2015
Ken builds a ramp for sledding
Butte - Bollyky lab trip 2015
Incline Village, NV
Mar 23, 2015
Ken and Jolien on the beach
Butte - Bollyky lab trip 2015
Mar 23, 2015
Manish resting after a long (?) hike.
Butte - Bollyky lab trip 2015
Mar 23, 2015
Lab hangout
Butte - Bollyky lab trip 2015
Sep 12, 2014
Manish and Paul
Butte - Bollyky lab trip 2015
Sep 12, 2014

2014

Butte lab and Bollyky lab first annual Tahoe trip
Mar 15, 2014
Paul and Manish
Mar 15, 2014
Andrew and Vivek
Mar 15, 2014
Ken sets his crayfish traps.
Mar 15, 2014
Asilomar arm wrestling. Ken wins.
Sep 12, 2014
Laser quest, Mountain View. Butte lab vs Bollyky lab
Oct 21, 2014
Laser quest
Oct 21, 2014

2013

2012

Lunch with Keegan Mendonca at the end of summer
Aug 6, 2012

2011

2010

2009