Lab Members

Principal Investigator

95DSC_1335_UCSanDiegoPublications_ErikJepsenPHILIP GORDTS, MS, PhD

Philip Gordts  received his M.S. in Biomedical Science (2004) and a PhD in Medical Science (2010) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Jeffrey D. Esko at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Currently Dr. Gordts is an Assistant Research Scientist at UCSD in the Department Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.



Current Lab Members

BASTIAN RAMMS, MS – Graduate student






ARIANE PESSENTHEINER, PhD  – Postdoctoral fellow







CHELSEA NORA, BS – Lab Manager






VINEET TUMMALA – Undergraduate student







SOHAN PATEL – Undergraduate student







NORAH AL-AZZAM –  Undergraduate student




Collaborating Lab Members

Md. Ferdous Anower-E-Khuda, PhD – Postdoctoral fellow (Esko Laboratory, UCSD)







Joanna Latasiewicz, PhD – Postdoctoral fellow (Bode Laboratory, UCSD)






CHLOE AUTRAN – graduate student (Bode Laboratory, UCSD)


GREG TRIEGER – graduate student (Godula Laboratory, UCSD)


KUNIO KAWANISHI – Postdoctoral fellow (Varki Laboratory, UCSD)