Principal Investigator

Randall J. Bateman, MD

Randall J. Bateman, MD

Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology

Randall J. Bateman, MD, is the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, director of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) and director of the DIAN Trials Unit (DIAN-TU).

We’re growing!

The Bateman lab is currently looking for additional team members and has several exciting opportunities for qualified motivated candidates!

Personnel

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Yingxin (Chloe)  He, PhD

Yingxin (Chloe) He, PhD

Staff Scientist

Yingxin (Chloe) He joined the Bateman laboratory in June 2019. She obtained her PhD in chemical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She focuses her research on tau and amyloid-beta measurement in human CSF, plasma and brain. Her current work also includes the development of the IP-MS methods for measurement of NfL in human CSF, plasma and brain to enable SILK.

Kanta  Horie, PhD

Kanta Horie, PhD

Voluntary Research Associate Professor

Kanta Horie is an Eisai-sponsored visiting researcher in Department of Neurology at Washington University.  He obtained his PhD in pharmacy from Kyoto University and specializes in proteomics and metabolomics research.  He joined Bateman’s laboratory in 2019.  His current interests center around translational research in neurodegenerative diseases using various analytical techniques e.g., mass spectrometry and the use for biomarker-driven medicine creation.

Joshua Hou

Joshua Hou

Undergraduate student

Josh Hou is a junior undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is pursuing a major in Bio: Neuroscience and a minor in Computer science. He joined the Bateman lab in spring of 2023 to work on mass spectrometry analysis of potential biomarkers of neurodegeneration. Outside of lab, Josh is part of an acapella group, a dance team, club swim, and enjoys golfing and playing soccer.

Aurora Jiao

Aurora Jiao

Undergraduate student

Ziqiao (Aurora) Jiao is a rising senior undergraduate student at Washington University. She is double majoring in statistics and psychology. She joined the Bateman Lab in Spring 2023 doing computational works with datasets cleaning. Being interested in data, she is keen on the statistics use in lab works. Upon completion of undergraduate study, she will continue to graduate school in areas of statistics and biostatistics. Outside of the lab, she loves badminton and cooking.

Adrienne Koelewijn

Adrienne Koelewijn

Clinical Research Study Assistant II

In spring 2023, Adrienne earned a BS in Biochemistry with a Minor in Psychology from Missouri Baptist University, where research projects ignited her passion for scientific exploration. Adrienne is determined to contribute to the fields of medicine and research. Joining the Bateman lab is exciting for her as the lab focuses on advancing diagnostic methods for Alzheimer’s disease. Besides her professional pursuits, she enjoys decorating, cooking, seeking adventures, traveling, and shopping. She plans to apply to medical school in fall 2024.

Rama  Krishna Koppisetti

Rama Krishna Koppisetti

Staff Scientist

Rama K. Koppisetti joined the Bateman and Karch lab as a staff scientist in 2021. He has a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, mathematics and a Master’s degree in analytical chemistry (specialization) from India (Andhra University). He has seven-plus years of working experience in drug discovery and structural & molecular biology projects. His primary focus is to accelerate ongoing collaborations between Celeste Karch, PhD, and Chihiro Sato, PhD, to understand Tau kinetics in cell models.

Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen

Clinical Research Study Assistant II

Matthew Larsen graduated from Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the fall of 2023. He joined the Bateman Lab as a sophomore undergraduate student to gain clinical experience and now works full-time as a research assistant. His work in the lab is with the clinical team and will be centered around the SUNBIRD study. Outside of the lab, Matthew spends his free time swimming and enjoying photography.

Melody  Li, MS, OTR/L

Melody Li, MS, OTR/L

Program Manager

Melody Li joined the Bateman lab in 2016 and currently works as the lab’s Program Manager. She works on grants management and administration, scientific writing and editing for grants and publications, and study design and oversight of the lab’s clinical studies. Her background is in occupational therapy working with older adults to support successful aging in their homes. Melody works remotely from Seattle. Outside of the lab, she enjoys reading, hiking, running and trying new foods.

Yan  Li , PhD

Yan Li , PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Yan Li is an instructor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a PhD in biostatistics in 2017. Li’s research interest focuses on the design, analysis and interpretation of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) related research studies and clinical trials. She is currently working for the DIAN Biostatistics core and Bateman’s lab.

Samir  Lopez Chahin

Samir Lopez Chahin

Manager Quality Control/Equipment

Samir Lopex Chahin has a BS in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from Washington University, along with a BS in physics from Kansas Wesleyan University. He joined the lab in the beginning of 2021 to assist in bench work from ongoing projects, develop automated processes to improve throughput and quality of experiments, optimize data analysis and results and assist the team in decision making. His main goal will be to shorten the cycle time it takes from starting an experiment to having results while maintaining quality at its maximum.