Our Team
A Collaborative and Diverse Group of Scientists
Frank Furnari, PhD
Lab Head, Principal Investigator
Shunichiro Miki, MD, PhD
Postdoc
Tomoyuki Koga, MD, PhD
Postdoc
Raghavendra Vadla, PhD
Postdoc
Alison Parisian
PhD. Student Biomedical Sciences.
Afsheen Banisadr, BS
PhD. Student Biomedical Sciences
Brandon Jones, BS
PhD. Student Biomedical Sciences
Alejandro Izurieta
Masters Student Biology
Rachel Reed
Associate Research Staff
Faatima Harley
Administrative Assistants
Furnari Lab 2019
Our Alumni
Yoshitaka Narita                 
Yen-Liang Chen                 
Koichi Okumura
Akitake Mukasa                 
Rudy Bonavia                     
Tim Fenton                         
Maria del Mar Inda    
Ming Li  
Jill Wykosky   
German Gomez  
Tiffany Taylor     
Amy Hasely-Thorne        
Ciro Zanca
Jorge Benitez
Jianhui Ma
Nathan Jameson
2000-2002
2000-2003
2001-2006
2002-2007
2003-2010
2005-2011
2005-2011
2006-2012
2008-2013
2006-2014
2010-2016
2014-2017
2010-2018
2008-2018
2013-2019
2014-2019
Neurosurgical Chair, Nat’l Cancer Center of  Japan
Prof., Univ. of Singapore
Senior Scientist, Nat’l U. Singapore
Prof., Neurosurgery, Kumamoto U
Asst. Investigator, Vall D’Hebron Inst. of Oncology
Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences, U of Kent
Project & Publication Manager General Hospital of Alicante, Spain
Asst. Investigator, VCU
Director, Head of GI Biology Takeda Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
Research Scientist, IGE Therapeutics & Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
Christine Mirzayan Science & Tech fellow
Scientist, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
Institute Scientist, Institute of Applied Cancer Science, MDACC
Scientist, Celgene, San Diego
Senior Research Scientist, Zeno Pharmaceuticals
Scientist, Omnione, San Diego
Our Lab Mascots
Butones
Sonora