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Principal Investigator

Evgeny is an Assistant Professor at UCI in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology. Evgeny obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna and the Institute of Molecular Pathology


Sandra Jacinto

Lab Manager

Sandra is our Lab Manager with many years of laboratory experience. Before joining the Kvon Lab, she worked at USC and in Ronald Evans lab at Salk. Sandra received a B.S. in Human Biology and M.S. in Clinical Research from UC San Diego.


Zhuoxin Chen


2022-2023 CMCF Fellow

Zhuoxin is studying non-coding mutations that contribute to morphological changes between different species. Zhuoxin obtained her Ph.D. in bioinformatics from Sun Yat-sen University.

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Grace Bower

CMB Graduate Student

NICHD F31 Fellowship

Grace is a graduate student in the Kvon Lab. She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology.


Ethan Hollingsworth

MD/PhD Student

NINDS T32 Award, NICHD F30 Fellowship

Ethan is an MD/PhD student, focused on understanding how noncoding mutations cause disease. He received his B.S. in Zoology and Neuroscience from Miami University.


Joshua Alcantara

CMB Graduate Student

GAANN Fellow

Joshua graduated from UCI with a B.S. in Human Biology. He has previously worked for the Transgenic Mouse Facility at UCI and HUMANOID CoRE at UCSD. He is studying how mammalian enhancers interact to drive gene expression.


Sarah Espinoza

CMB Graduate Student

Sarah graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Genetics and Marine Science. She has previously worked in evolutionary transcriptomics and at UCSD's Center for Epigenomics.


Kaitlyn Cao

Undergraduate Researcher

Kaitlyn is a Biological Sciences major at UCI. She previously worked at the Scintillon Institute as Summer Research Intern.


Atrin Dizehchi

Undergraduate Researcher

Atrin is a Biological Sciences major at UCI. He is an Irvine local and he enjoys cars, anatomy, and genetics.


Cindy Chen

Undergraduate Researcher

Cindy is a Biological Sciences major, pursuing a minor in Bioinformatics. I previously worked as a summer research intern at City of Hope's Department of Comparative Medicine.


Alexandria 'Raine' Cantos

Undergraduate Researcher

Raine is a Biological Sciences major at UCI. In her free time, she enjoys practicing Taekwondo and art.


Mandy Liu

Undergraduate Researcher

Mandy is a Nursing Science Major at UCI. Outside of academics, she likes cooking and reading.


This could be you

We are looking for highly motivated students and postdocs interested in joining our team. See join us for details. 

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Alfredo Lebron

MSTP Rotation Student (2023)


Taryn Liu

Undergraduate Student (2022-2023)


Sierra Woodall

ACES Summer Student (2022)


Quan Pham

Research Assistant (2020)


Benjamin Clock

CMB Rotation Student (2020)


Katherine Ochoa

Summer Intern (2021)


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