Tsai Lab

Billy Tsai

Billy Tsai

Corydon Ford Collegiate Professor

Research Focus: Host-pathogen interactions, ER protein quality control, viral infection, diabetes

Parikshit Bagchi

Parikshit Bagchi

Research Investigator

Parikshit Bagchi: After completing his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, Pari joined the Tsai lab as post-doctoral fellow. An

Chelsey Spriggs

Chelsey Spriggs

Post-doctoral Fellow

Chelsey completed her PhD at Northwestern University where she studied human papillomavirus replication.

Mara Harwood

Mara Harwood

Graduate Student

Mara received her B.S. degree in Biopsychology from Mills College in 2016 where she studied chemosensation in C. elegans.

Yu-Jie (Jay) Chen

Yu-Jie (Jay) Chen

Post-doctoral Fellow

Jay completed his PhD program at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Xiaofang Liu

Xiaofang Liu

Post-doctoral Fellow

Xiaofang is born in China, but finished her PhD in virology in Tohoku University in Japan.

Jeff Knupp

Jeff Knupp

Graduate Student

Jeff received his B.S. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

Ellen James

Ellen James

Laboratory technician

Ellen received her B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan.

Madison Pletan

Madison Pletan

Graduate Student

Madison received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Hillsdale College in 2018

Allison Dupzyk

Allison Dupzyk

PhD Student
Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Research Lab Specialist Intermediate

After working in Bill Tsai's lab as an undergraduate, Jeff was hired as the lab manager in 2008.

Alumni

(2019) Jeffrey Williams                   Laboratory Research Technician   Graduate student, University of Michigan Medical School, MI
(2019) Allison Dupzyk            Graduate Student Post-doctoral Fellow Stanford University, lab of Jan Carette
(2019) Corey Cunningham      Graduate Student Post-doctoral Fellow University of Utah/HHMI, lab of Jared Rutter
(2019) Aaron Chang   Undergraduate Student     Michigan State University College of Medicine, MI
(2018) Takamasa Inoue          Assistant Research Scientist Investigator Infectious Pathogen Research Section, Kobe, Japan
(2017) Madhu Ravindran        Post-doctoral Fellow Principal Investigator Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bangalore, India
(2016) Kaiyu He          Post-doctoral Fellow Study Director Charles River Laboratories, MI
(2016) Grace Chen         Undergraduate Student   University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
(2014) Paul Heiselman        Undergraduate Student Graduate Student  
(2014) Anthony Snyder        Post-doctoral Fellow Post-doctoral Fellow Indiana University, IN
(2014) Chris Walczak         Graduate Student Post-doctoral Fellow Stanford University, CA; presently as a Senior Scientist, Pfizer, CA
(2013) Paul Moore                   Graduate Student Post-doctoral Fellow UCSF, CA
(2012) Kaleena Bernardi       Graduate Student Research Project Manager Moffit Cancer Center, FL
(2012) Faye Bradbury   Research Investigator   Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Chamberlain University, MI
(2009) Mengding Qian                Graduate Student      Statistician, AKO Capital LLP, UK
(2008) Emily Rainey-Barger    Graduate Student                          Adjunct Faculty Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
(2008) James Mahn               Undergraduate Student   Radiology Fellow University of Michigan Medical School, MI
(2008) Michele Forster   Graduate Student Compliance Officer, Food and Drug Administration, MI
(2007) Jennifer Mahn              Undergraduate Student   Director Support Services and Network Coordination, MI
(2007) Brian Magnuson        Undergraduate Student Bioinformatician, University of Michigan, MI