Former Members: Tian Lab

Dan Shao

Dan Shao

Acting Instructor

Dan Shao is an acting instructor and joined the lab in 2014.  Her project is on substrate metabolism and cardiac hypertrophy, and obesity induced cardiomyopathy.   Dan holds a Ph.D. from New Jersey Medical School in Rutgers, where she worked on cardiovascular research.

Lauren Abell

Current Position: Research Scientist, UW Immunopathology

2014 – 2019

Nathan Roe

Current Position: Scientific Liaison - Assurex Health

2013 – 2016

Dao-Fu Dai

Current Position: Pathologist, Little Rock, AR

2015 – 2016

Yanhua Qiu

Current Position: Chinese Research Council

2016 – 2017

Zhen Zhang

Current Position: Faculty at Chengdu University School of Medicine, China

2012 – 2014

Outi Villet

Outi Villet

Acting Instructor

Outi Villet’s research focus is primarily cardiovascular medicine: cardiac metabolism (13C NMR), protection, surgery, and regeneration. Outi has extensive research experience working with animal models ranging from rodent vascular surgeries to cardiopulmonary bypass operations in swine. Special interests include hypoxia and ischemia in high altitude, cardiac surgery, and surgical device/method development for end state heart failure.

Georgios Karamanlidis

Current Position: Principle Senior Scientist, Pfizer

2007 – 2012

Nabben, Maria

Eindhoven University of Technology


Danoviz, Maria Elena

Health Associate, Neighborcare Health


Michal Handzlik

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, University of California San Diego

2016 – 2018

Sara Young

Sara Young


Sara Young is an undergraduate senior at the University of Washington studying Molecular Biology and Global Health. She is currently working toward a career in medicine and hopes to study cardiology and cardiac failure. Sara is very interested in cardiac research and investigating cardiac metabolism and cardiac diseases.

Tao Li

Current Position: Associate Professor, Sichuan University, West China Hospital

2014 – 2016

Naveen Bojjireddy

Current Position: Private Biotechnology Firm Scientist

2012 -2015

Zhenglong Liu

Current Position: Senior Fellow

2017 – 2018

Chi Fung Lee

Current Position: Assistant Member, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

2011 – 2016

Brian Wiczer

Current Position: Senior Scientist Abbott Laboratories

2014 – 2015

Yanhua Qiu

Current Position: Chinese Research Council

2016 – 2017

Fan Fan

Current Position: Cardiology Fellow, Fudan University, China


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