Enfu Hui, Ph.D.

​Principal investigator, Assistant Professor

Enfu Hui obtained his B.S from Tsinghua Univeristy of China in 2003, and his Ph.D. in 2009 from UW Madison and was a recipient of the American Heart Association Fellowship. He then completed his postdoctoral training at UC San Francisco, supported by postdoctoral fellowships from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Genentech. He joined the faculty of UCSD in 2016, and has been named a Searle Scholar and Pew Scholar. 

Yunlong Zhao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Yunlong obtained his Ph.D. at Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016, studying the signaling of membrane receptors which regulates the development of pathogen. He joined the Hui lab in 2017, working on the biochemical mechanisms of T cell coinhibitory receptors. 

Xiaozheng Xu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xiaozheng obtained his Ph.D. from School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, studying the signal transduction of the TNF pathway which regulates cell apoptosis and necroptosis.  He joined the Hui lab in 2018, working on the biochemical mechanisms of T cell coinhibitory receptors. 

Sidney Rosa

Lab Assistant

Sidney Rosa is a third year General Biology major at UC San Diego. She plans on earning a medical degree after she graduates. Besides biology, she is also interested in studying psychology and hopes to apply both studies in her practice of medicine. Outside of school, Sidney enjoys music and photography.

Yanzhe Ma

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yanzhe is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry Cell Biology, and Applied mathematics at UC San Diego. She plans on earning a biostatistics degree after she graduates. Outside of school, Yanzhe enjoys traveling, reading and playing LEGO. 

Takeya Masubuchi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Takeya obtained his Ph.D. from The Univerisity of Tokyo, studying the DNA structure-based molecular mechanics for regulating transcription reaction. He joined the Hui lab in 2018.

George Wen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

George is a first year Biochemistry and Chemistry major at UC San Diego. He is also interested in medicine and intends to pursue a medical degree. George also enjoys soccer, reading, and TV shows Game of Thrones and This is Us.

Grace Bahbah

Lab assistant

Grace Bahbah is a second year student at UC San Diego studying General Biology. She has a passion for leadership, the sciences, and traveling. In the future, she hopes to take these passions and use them to help others while working in the health care field.

Grace Bahbah

Lab assistant

Grace Bahbah is a second year student at UC San Diego studying General Biology. She has a passion for leadership, the sciences, and traveling. In the future, she hopes to take these passions and use them to help others while working in the health care field.

Wenyuan (Sandy) Chen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Wenyuan “Sandy” Chen is a second-year undergraduate at UC San Diego majoring at human biology. She is planning to study data science at UCSD. In the future, She hopes to use her data science skills and biology background together to help people in the health care field. Outside of school, she enjoys movies, cooking and outdoor activities.

Scott Sun

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Scott is a third-year Biochemistry and Cell Biology major at UC San Diego. He plans to pursue a medical degree after he graduates. Scott is also an avid Lakers fan and enjoys watching basketball and playing videogames. 

Chloe Wight

Lab Assistant

Chloe is a fifth year Human Biology major at UC San Diego. She loves sports and is a member of UCSD’s Women’s Tennis Team. She is also passionate about medicine and healthcare, and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in the biological sciences.

Former Members

Ziyan (Judy) Yu, Undergraduate lab intern (2018-2019)

Sandra Rabat, Lab Assistant (2017-2018)

Zijun Wu, BS/MS student (2016-2018) Current position: Ph.D. candidate, UIUC

Yuran Song, Ph.D. Visiting Scholar (2017)

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