Meet the Team

Carla Nester, MD
Associate Director
Carla Nishimura
Lab Manager
Picture of Jori Hendon the Admin Service Coordinator for the Clinical Diagnostic Team
Clinical / Administrative Services Coordinator
Amy Weaver
Project Assistant / Administrative Services Coordinator
Hela Azaiez, PhD
Senior Research Scientist ( Hearing Research Team Lead)
Yuzhou Zhang, PhD
Senior Research Scientist (Functional Renal/ Renal Research Team Lead)
Nicolo Ghiringhelli Borsa
Research Specialist (Clinical Genetic Renal Team Lead)
Kathy Frees
Research Associate (Clinical Hearing Team Lead/ Safety Officer)
Miles Klimara, MD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Hearing)
Ryan Thorpe, MD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Hearing)
Graham Ausdal, Research Intern
Research Intern (Clinical Functional Renal)
Ann Black-Ziegelbein
Senior Application Developer (Hearing / Renal)
Christopher Culek
Research Assistant
Renee Goodfellow
Research Associate (Clinical Functional Renal)
Monica Hall
Clinical Healthcare Research Associate (Renal)
Mike Jones
Research Associate (Clinical Genetic Renal)
Diana Kolbe, PhD
Associate Research Scientist/ Engineer (Hearing / Renal)
Robert Marini
Application Developer
Nic Meyer
Research Associate (Clinical Functional Renal)
Gabriella Pitcher
Research Assistant (Research Functional Renal)
Stephen Presti
Research Intern (Clinical Functional Renal)
Sarah Roberts
Research Assistant (Clinical Functional Renal)
Amanda Schaefer, MS, LGC
Associate Genetic Counselor (Hearing)
Dingwu Shao
Research Assistant (Clinical Functional Renal)
Amanda Taylor
Research Assistant (Clinical Genetic Renal)
Tucker Trefz
Research Intern (Renal/Hearing)
Lynn Vining, RN
Research Assistant
William (Daniel) Walls
Application Developer/ Bioinformaticist (Renal)
Donghong (Maggie) Wang
Research Assistant (Clinical Hearing)
Joseph Chin, Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Research Assistant (Hearing Research)
Jill Hauer
Doctoral Candidate Researcher (Renal)
Jin-Young Koh
Doctoral Candidate Researcher (Hearing)
Bertha Martin
Doctoral Canditate Researcher (Renal)
Doctoral Candidate Researcher (Hearing)
Sofiya Pisarenka
Doctoral Candidate Researcher (Renal)
Jenifer Valdez
Graduate Research Assistant (Renal Research)
Monique Weaver
PhD Student (Hearing Research)
Maria Wong, Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Research Assistant (Hearing Research)
Samantha Blain
Laboratory Assistant (Renal)
Hannah Dunlop
Laboratory Assistant (General)
Paige Harlan
Laboratory Assistant (Office)
Meagan Hartman
Laboratory Assistant (Renal)
Jonathon Kim
Laboratory Assistant (Renal)