Lab Members

Zhijun Wang, MD, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist

Zhijun Wang, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. He joined the Seki Laboratory in 2018 as a visiting scientist. His research interests are the mechanism and pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and liver cancer.

Wei "Vivi" Tu, MD, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist

Wei Tu, MD, PhD, is a visiting postdoctoral scientist in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine. She received her doctorate in medicine from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. Tu joined the Seki Laboratory in 2018. She is currently investigating the pathogenesis and molecular mechanism of liver malignancy in the Seki Laboratory.

Vijay Pandyarajan, MD, PhD
GI Research Fellow

Vijay Pandyarajan, MD, PhD, is a research fellow in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Cedars-Sinai. He received his medical and graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Pandyarajan joined the Seki Laboratory in 2018. His research interests are in the microbiome of the gut and its relationship to fatty liver disease.

So Yeon "Annie" Kim, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

So Yeon Kim, PhD, is a postdoctoral scientist in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine. She studied liver immunology and metabolism during her master's/doctorate integrated course at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. From this study, she investigated the roles of hepatic macrophages via Toll-like receptor 4 and NADPH oxidase 2 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Kim joined the Seki Laboratory in 2018. She is currently working on the study of liver disease including NAFLD/NASH and ASH.

Michitaka Matsuda, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Michi joined the Seki Laboratory as a postdoctoral scientist in 2019. His research interests are the mechanism of liver fibrosis and malignancy.

Fiona Miao, BS
Staff Research Associate I

Fiona Miao is a recent UCLA graduate with a bachelor of science in biology. She joined the Seki Laboratory in 2016 as a research intern when she was completing her undergrad. Miao now works as a research associate assisting with research duties under the postdoctoral scientists in the laboratory. She also works as a patient care coordinator under a gastroenterologist at Cedars-Sinai. She is interested in furthering her career in the medical field.

Takashi Tsuchiya, BS
Staff Research Associate I
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