People

Bjoern Schwer
Principal Investigator
Bjoern is the Suzanne Marie Haderle and Robert Vincent Haderle Endowed Chair, UCSF. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, a core faculty member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, member of the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, Principal Investigator at the UCSF Brain Tumor Center, and Associate Member of the Programs in Neurologic Oncology and Cancer Genetics, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Bjoern received his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. He was recruited to UCSF in August 2016. Among his recent awards, Bjoern received a Martin D. Abeloff V Scholar Award from The V Foundation for Cancer Research, and currently is a Kimmel Scholar of the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. Bjoern is a faculty member of the Tetrad and Developmental & Stem Cell Biology graduate programs in the UCSF Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS) and the UCSF Biomedical Sciences graduate program (BMS).

 

Annika Carlson
Research Technician and Lab Manager
Annika graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in bioengineering. Prior to graduation, she was a Biodesign Fellow and worked in the Cate Lab at UC Berkeley.

 

Cameron Holman
Research Technician
Cameron is a joint research technician with the Schwer and Poskanzer labs. He holds a B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Beatriz Alvarado
Graduate Student
Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCSF Graduate Division
Beatriz is a graduate student in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Graduate Program, co-advised by Alex Pollen. Beatriz holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

Elina Kostyanovskaya
Graduate Student
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
Elina is a graduate student in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Graduate Program. Elina graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a B.S. in Biological Sciences.

 

Christina Coleman Abadi
Research Fellow
Christina is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and a joint research fellow with the Mueller and Schwer labs.

 

Christin Schmidt
Postdoctoral Fellow
Christin received her B.Sc. from the University of Heidelberg, a M.Sc. from the Charité Berlin, and did her Ph.D. work at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. She is a joint postdoctoral fellow in the Schwer lab and the W. A. Weiss lab.

 

Sarah Cohen
Postdoctoral Fellow
Sarah received her B.Sc. in Life Sciences, M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.

 

Edita Hess
Research Financial Analyst
Edita is a research financial analyst for the Department. She is an honorary member of the Schwer lab and helps with all administrative and financial aspects of the lab.

 

We have a Postdoctoral Position available.