About Us / Medical and Research Teams

Medical and Research Teams

Our medical and research teams at the Nghiem Lab are committed to finding the innovations that will fight MCC.

Amy Alering, RN - Clinic Nurse

Amy works with Dr. Nghiem at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Skin Oncology Clinic caring for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.
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Danielle Beckham - Patient Care Coordinator

Danielle works with Loveleen James and can assist you to make an appointment for consultation with Dr. Nghiem at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Phone: 206-288-1062
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Katy Leptich, RN - Clinic Nurse

Katy works with Dr. Nghiem at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Skin Oncology Clinic caring for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.
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Kelly Kimura, RN - Clinic Nurse

Kelly works with Dr. Nghiem at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Skin Oncology Clinic caring for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.
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Loveleen James - Patient Care Coordinator

Please contact Loveleen James if you would like to make an appointment for consultation with Dr. Nghiem at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Phone: phone: 206-288-1062
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Candice Church - Research Fellow

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Aric Colunga - Research Fellow

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Maclean Cook - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Ilsa Juhlin - Undergrad Research Assistant

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Masaoki Kawasumi, MD, PhD - Acting Assistant Professor

Masaoki joined our team in April, 2004. He focuses on more general mechanisms of cancer, but he provides great experience and guidance to others in the lab.
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Rima Kulikauskas - Senior Research Scientist

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Kelly Paulson (Garneski) - Internal Medicine Resident

Kelly joined our team in June, 2006. She trained in the lab as a MD/PhD student who focused on understanding the genetics of MCC for her PhD thesis, building the foundation for a career in translational medicine.
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Jamil Qazi - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Nathan Rodland - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Neha Singh - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Krista Lachance - Research Scientist

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Hannah Thomas - Research Scientist

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Zoe Thuesmunn - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Natalie Vandeven - Graduate & Medical Student

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