Bellen Lab

Current Lab Members Alumni

Former Graduate Students

NameGraduationCurrent Position
1994; M.D., 1997
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1996
Director, Neural Circuit Development Research Unit, and Professor, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), and University of Montréal, Canada
Karen L. Schulze, Ph.D.
1996
Position Unknown, TX
1999
Medical Writer and Communications Professional, Edmonds, WA
1999; M.D., 2001
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2000
Internat'l Baccalaureate Teacher of Chemistry, St. Joseph's Institution, Singapore
2001
Director of SSIU , CEVA Sante Animale, Lenexa, KS
2002; M.D., 2003
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2003
Scientific Director and Group Leader, Center for Brain & Disease Research, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), University of Leuven, Belgium
2004
Professor and Head of Clinic, Pediatric Oncology, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Belgium
2006; M.D., 2007
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, and Medical Director, EEG, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
2006
Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
2006
Associate Director, AstraZeneca, San Francisco, CA
2007
Research Associate/Lab Manager, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Geoff Findlay)
2007
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
2008
Stay at Home Parent, Houston, TX
2008; M.D., 2009
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2009
Assistant Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
2009
Assistant Professor, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
2009
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
2011; M.D., 2013
Program Head, Bitscopic, Redwood City, CA
2012
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Houston, TX
2012
Principal Investigator, ShenZhen Bay Laboratory, Shenzhen, China
2013
Assistant Professor, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Christina Gurnett)
2014
Senior Medical Manager, Sanofi, Taipei, Taiwan
2016
Technical Applications Scientist, Illumina, San Diego County, CA
2016
CEO, Evolve Brain Training, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2016
Assistant Science Editor, The Scientist-LabX Media Group, Houston, TX
2016
Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China
2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, MA (Clifford Woolf)
2017
Principal, Longwood Fund, and Co-Founder, VP Strategy & Operations, Carbon Biosciences, Lexington, MA
2018
Senior Scientist, Emergent BioSolutions, Gaithersburg, MD
2018
Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (P. De Camilli)
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Meng Wang)
2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Zhandong Liu)
2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Hugo Bellen)
2019
Resident Physician, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA (Gerry Rubin)
2022
Technical Services Scientist, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Houston, TX
Liping Wang, Ph.D.
2022
Project Manager, National Vaccine and Serum Institute, Beijing, China


Former Postdocs

NameDates in the LabCurrent Position
1990-1992
Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA
1992-1994
Professor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
1992-1995
Professor and Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1993-1995
Professor, Inha University Medical School, Incheon, Korea
1994-1995
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1994-1999
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, and Interim Vice Dean for Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
1997-1999
Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Ming-Li Zhao, Ph.D.
1997-2000
DBA Team Lead, Accenture, Houston, TX
1996-2001
Team Leader and Scientific Director, Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris, France
Riitta Nolo, Ph.D.
1996-2002
Research Scientist (retired), University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2001-2002
Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2001-2002
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2000-2003
Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
1997-2004
Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK
2003-2004
Professor and Clinical Geneticist, Ghent University, Belgium
2004-2006
Head, Spark Berlin, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
2000-2006
Professor, Free University Berlin and NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
2003-2006
Scientific Director and Group Leader, Center for Brain & Disease Research, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), University of Leuven, Belgium
2000-2006
Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2001-2006
Sr. Associate Dean for Basic Science Research and Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
2005-2007
Associate Medical Director, Biogen, and Visiting Professor, Tohoku University, Tokyo, Japan
2000-2008
Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics, Astellas Pharma US, San Diego, CA
2008-2011
Medical Science Liaison, Tempus Labs, Inc, Houston, TX
2007-2011
Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2006-2011
Associate Research Fellow/Associate Professor, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2007-2011
Sr Research Fellow (retired), Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
2009-2011
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Houston, TX
2007-2013
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
2004-2013
Associate Director, Head of Discovery, CNS, CAMP4 Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
2012-2013
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Houston, TX
2011-2013
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, and Medical Director, EEG, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
2009-2016
Lead Medical Science Liaison, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Houston, TX
2007-2016
Reader/PI, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2012-2017
Senior Scientist, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
2015-2017
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Director, Baylor Genetics, Houston, TX
2011-2017
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
2015-2017
Senior Scientific Consultant, QIAGEN, Columbus, OH
2015-2017
ACGME Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2013-2018
Gene Editing Scientist, WellGenetics, Taipei, Taiwan
2014-2018
Medical Writing Science Manager, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
2016-2019
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Houston, TX
2012-2019
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2013-2020
Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
2018-2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Jennifer E. Posey)
2016-2022
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
2020-2022
Assistant Professor, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China