Principal Investigator (PI)

Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Glenn is a clinician-scientist, and the principal investigator of the lab. He obtained his M.D.-Ph.D. degrees at Harvard Medical School, underwent residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Duke. He joined UC Davis’s faculty in 2014, and established this research laboratory in 2015. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, photography, fixing up his home, and spending time with his family.
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Current Members

Lien Tu

Junior Specialist (2021-present)

Lien graduated from UC Davis with a bachelors in cell biology. She enjoys baking and language learning in her free time.

Tzu-Ni (Mini) Sin

Undergraduate Student (2019-present)

Mini is a fourth-year undergraduate at University of California, Davis. She currently majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her career goal is to pursue a medical degree after graduation and become a physician. On top of her academics, she enjoys doing research, swimming, traveling around the world, and taking photos of the beautiful nature.

Suchita Anigol

Undergraduate Student (2020-present)

Suchita is currently studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. She loves gardening, reading books, drawing, and playing the violin.

Lana Salve

Undergraduate Student (2020-present)

Lana is majoring in Cell Biology. She enjoys waffles, sunsets and hikes. 

Anjani Kedia

Undergraduate Student (2020-present)

Anjani is a second-year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major. In her free time, she likes dancing, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.   

Kiana Nava

Undergraduate Student (2020-present)

Kiana is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis. She is currently studying Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior along with Religious Studies. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends. Fun fact about her is that she can sing the alphabet backwards.

Leon Huynh

Undergraduate Student (2021-present)

Leon is currently an undergraduate majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, watching movies and anime, going to the gym, and experiencing nature. His favorite movies are "The Shawshank Redemption" and "A Silent Voice".

Jennifer Ngo

Undergraduate Student (2021-present)

Jennifer is a second-year Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major. During her free time, she likes to crochet and watch Netflix.


Alumni Members

Sook Hyun Chung, Ph.D.

Postdoc (2017-2021)

Brian Dang

Junior Specialist (2019-2021)

Sarah Tau

Undergraduate Student (2019-2021)

Therlinder Lo

Medical Student (2019-2020)


Taylor Ngo

Undergraduate Student (2019-2020)


Daniella Schochet

Medical Student (2019-2020)


Nefte Lopez

Undergraduate Student (2018-2020)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Iris Mollhoff

Junior Specialist (2017-2019)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Cindy Wang

Undergraduate Student (2017-2019)

Neuobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Tu Nguyen

Undergraduate Student (2018-2019)

Cell Biology, Music, English


Sara Cao

Undergraduate Student (2018-2019)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Natalie Stucka

Undergraduate Student (2018-2019)

Biomedical Engineering


Amy Nguyen

Undergraduate Student (2017-2018)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Alice Wang

Vetinary Student (2017)


Eric Tieu

Junior Specialist (2015-2017)

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Tianjiao Weng

Undergraduate Student(2017)

Biomedical Engineering

Brittany Wong

Undergraduate Student (2015-2016)

Neuroscience, Chemistry

Christian Munevar

Veterinary Student (2016)