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Tai Lab


Philip Tai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Phil graduated from UC Berkeley (BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology), and University of Washington (PhD, Biochemistry). His research focuses on the development of next-gen sequencing methodologies to profile AAV vector genome quality, and discovery and characterization of natural AAV capsid isolates for vectorization and gene therapy.
Prof. Philip Tai Assistant Professor  Google Scholar    NCBI    

Lab Members

Yukiko Maeda, PhD

  Alex obtained his BS degree in Biological Sciences, and PhD in Microbiology from University of Rhode Island. He is currently interested in the development and application of new gene editing and transcriptional regulation tools for use in human gene therapies, as well as the safe and efficient production of the viral vectors we employ and the structural-functional characterization of newly discovered AAV variants.
Alex Brown, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate  
  Manish obtained his BS degree (Hons) in Microbiology and MS degree in Biomedical Sciences from University of Delhi, India, and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research areas include AAV immunology and cancer immunology. Currently, he is working towards developing strategies to circumvent AAV based transgene and capsid immunity.

Manish Muhuri, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate


Tam Tran, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate


Brian Rossmiller, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate


Suk Namkung, BS

Graduate Student


Anne Kennedy, BA



Jennifer Chen, BA

Research Associate I