Lab members

Meet the hardworking scientists who drive the research in the Krause Lab

Diane Krause, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Lin Wang, MS

Associate Research Scientist

Ping-Xia Zhang, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Yi-Chien Lu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Alexey Bersenev, MD PhD

Clinical Laboratory Director

Betty R. Lawton, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Nadia Ayala-Lopez, PhD, MLS

Postdoctoral Associate

Nayoung Kwon

Graduate Student

Nur-Taz Rahman

Graduate Student

Pat Sember

Senior Administrative Assistant

Want to join us?

Highly qualified and enthusiastic candidates should contact Diane about post-doctoral research positions. Potential graduate students interested in joining the lab must apply to the Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences.


Photos of the lab enjoying life!


We care about making sure that members of the lab are prepared for their career goals. See where alumni from the lab are now.

Member Current Location
Tianyi Yuan, Ph.D.     WuXi AppTec, Shanghai, China
Huiyan Jin, Ph.D.     Boston Consulting Group
Siying Zou, Ph.D.     InVentiv Health Consulting
Alexandra Teixeira, Ph.D.     Boston Consulting Group
Chad Sanada, Ph.D.     Fluidigm
Yeun Hee Kim, Ph.D.    University of Texas at Dallas
Emanuela Bruscia, Ph.D. Yale University
Elenoe (Crew) Smith, Ph.D. Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Yuan Gao, Ph.D. Boston Biomedical
Erica Herzog, M.D., Ph.D. Yale University
E. Scott Swenson, M.D., Ph.D. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Paul Clark, Ph.D. Yale University
Robert Harris, Ph.D.
Joanna Grove Price, Ph.D.
Kate Hahn, Ph.D.
Natalie Taranenko, Ph.D.
Jiankan Guo, Ph.D. Yale University
Matt Renda, Ph.D. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Xianyong Ma, Ph.D.
Li Chai, Ph.D. Harvard University
Maria Angelopoulou, M.D. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Royce Lin, M.D. University of California San Fransisco
James Troy, M.D. University of California San Fransisco
Lia Perez, Ph.D. Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Stephanie Halene, M.D., Ph.D. Yale University
Stephanie Massaro, M.P.H., M.D. Yale University
Ee-chun (Eugenie) Cheng, Ph.D. Yale University