The Tor Lab

Graduate Students.

Name: Yao Li
Year in Graduate School: 4th Year
Undergraduate Education: B.S. Minzu University of China
Undergraduate Research Advisor:
Division: Organic
Research Project: Biological Applications of Fluorescent Nucleosides

Name: Kaivin Hadidi
Year in Graduate School: 3rd Year
Undergraduate Education:B.S., University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate Research Advisor Professor Yitzhak Tor
Division: Organic
Research Project: Guanidinoglycoside Molecular Transporters

Name:Paul Ludford
Year in Graduate School: 3rd Year
Undergraduate Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering; Rutgers University
Undergraduate Research Advisor: Prof. Meenakshi Dutt
Division: Organic
Research Project: Enzymatic applications of fluorescent nucleosides and synthesis of potential inhibitors for enzymatic processes

Postdoctoral Fellows.

Name: Yusuke Kawamoto, Ph.D.
Year Joined Lab: March 2018
Doctoral Institution: Ph.D., Science; Kyoto University, Japan
Ph.D. Research Advisor: Prof. Hiroshi Sugiyama
Ph.D. Thesis: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Pyrrole-Imidazole Polyamide Probes for Visualization of Telomeres
Research Project: Application of Fluorescent Nucleosides to Study Non-canonical DNA and RNA Structures

Visiting Scholars.

Name: Ryosuke Koyama
Year Joined Lab: April 2018
Graduate Institution:
Research Advisor:
Research Project: Application and Synthesis of Fluorescent Oligonucleotide Sequences


Name: Aaron Levy
Year: 4th Year B.S.
Major: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Project:Synthesis of Fluorescent Nucleoside Analogues

Name: Ruxandra Dane
Year: 2nd Year B.S.
Major: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Project: Fluorescent Nucleoside Synthesis

Contact Professor Tor

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  • How to find us:
    UC San Diego Campus
    Pacific Hall 6225A (Tor Office)
    Pacific Hall 6227 - 6228 - 6127