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

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

NIH 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.


Taryn Liu

Undergraduate Student

Taryn is studying Public Health Sciences at UCI. She previously worked as a research assistant at Nadeau Lab at Stanford where she studied the GI tract after OIT and early introduction allergy prevention methods.


Kaitlyn Cao

Undergraduate Student

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


Sierra Woodall

Undergraduate Student

Sierra is a summer undergraduate student from Alcorn State University majoring in Biology. 


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Quan Pham

Research Assistant (2020)

Quan was a part-time Research Assistant at the Kvon Lab and is currently pursuing an MSN degree at UCI - Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. Before joining, she worked at various research labs at UC Davis and Berkeley Lab. Quan graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.


Benjamin Clock

Rotation Student (2020)


Katherine Ochoa

Summer Intern (2021)