Mark Anderson, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Robert B. Friend and Michelle M. Friend Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research
Diabetes Center

MD: MD, PhD, University of Chicago, 1994
Residency: University of Minnesota, MD, Internal Medicine, 1994-1997
Chief Resident, University of Minnesota 1997-1998
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Adult Endocrinology, 1998-2001
Board Certification: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2001, Renewed 2012

Alice Chan, MD, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Diabetes Center

Alice is originally from Texas. She did her undergraduate at UT Austin and then went to UT Southwestern for the MD/PhD program. She was in Ward Wakeland's lab at UTSW studying SLAM family members in a mouse model of SLE. She moved to San Francisco for pediatric residency at UCSF and stayed on to pursue fellowships in both pediatric rheumatology and allergy/immunology. In her free time, you will find her baking or eating around town looking for the best food.

Jennifer Lu, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Diabetes Center

Jennifer received her bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. She then earned her doctorate at UC Irvine in the laboratory of Craig Walsh where she studied the role of T cell death pathways in immune regulation.

Michael Waterfield, MD, PhD

Assistant Prof in RES-HCOMP
Diabetes Center

Mike grew up in Baltimore, MD and attended Bowdoin College. In 2005, he graduated from Penn State College of Medicine where he received an MD/PhD in Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Biology. He then moved to San Francisco to start a pediatrics residency at UCSF and to be part of the Molecular Medicine Program. After finishing his residency in 2008, he started a pediatric rheumatology fellowship and joined the Anderson Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in August 2009.

Benjamin Yuen, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Diabetes Center

Ben received his B.S. in Genetics at the University of California, Davis (UCD). He then did his Ph.D. work at UCD in the lab of Dr. Paul Knoepfler, where Ben studied the histone variant H3.3 and how deregulation of this histone variant altered chromatin dynamics in mouse embryonic stem cells and during male spermatogenesis. Ben loves to explore and "try new things". Currently, his hobbies include cooking, hiking, archery, and spending time with his overgrown dingo, Cali.