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Isha Jain, PhD (CVPrincipal Investigator (

Isha received her undergraduate degree in Chemical and Physical Biology from Harvard University. There, she worked in the lab of Erin O’Shea on bacterial chromosome segregation. Subsequently, she joined the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. During her PhD, she worked in the labs of Vamsi Mootha and Warren Zapol, where she made the discovery that hypoxia could serve as a therapy for mitochondrial disorders. This work has led to a Phase 1 clinical trial. Isha joined UCSF as a Sandler Faculty Fellow in Summer 2018.


Brian Curran, B.S.  Research Specialist

Brian has over 25 years of experience in the development and management of clinical and basic science research programs. For the past 7 years, he has worked as a research specialist in the laboratories of the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders at the VA in Martinez mapping the speech, language, and cognitive disorders that occur after a stroke.  Prior to this, Brian managed the UCSF East Bay Surgical Research laboratories investigating the mechanistic pathways and pathogenesis associated with interstitial fluid extravasation, septic shock and trauma.


Alan Baik, M.D.   Cardiology Fellow

Alan was born in Los Angeles and attended Harvard University, where he majored in biology. He completed medical school and internal medicine residency at UCSF. As a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellow, he worked in the lab of Bill Kaelin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, studying the mechanisms of remote ischemic preconditioning in a murine model of cardiac ischemia-reperfusion. Alan is currently a cardiology fellow at UCSF, interested in better understanding oxygen metabolism and signaling in myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease.



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