Bui Lab Team


Jack Bui, MD, PhD

Jack received his PhD in 1999 working on T cell memory at UCSD in Steve Hedrick’s Lab.  He received his MD in 2001 at UCSD and then entered a research residency program at Washington University.  He worked with Robert Schreiber studying how innate cells and T-regulatory cells influence tumor formation.  He is board-certified in Clinical Pathology and serves as Director of the UCSD Stem Cell Processing Laboratory and Flow Cytometry and Immunology Laboratory.  His overall interest is in understanding immune recognition of uninfected, stress or damaged tissues, such as tumor cells and transplantable normal cells.


Emilie Gross, PhD

Emilie is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab since 2011 who works on cancer stem cells and the role of neutrophils in tumor progression and rejection.  She received her PhD from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France in the laboratory of Dr. Ann Quillet-Mary.


Steve Searles

Steve joined the lab in 2013 as a student in the Biomedical Science PhD program.  His research focuses on how tumor-derived exosomes interact with host immune cells, and how this interaction contributes to tumor development. Steve received his bachelor's degree in Human Biology from the University of Montana and enjoys playing tennis, skiing, and origami.


Robert Saddawi-Konefka


Robert is a graduate student in the lab since 2009 and is working on the PhD thesis on the role of IL-17D in endogenous immune responses.  He also works on cancer immunoediting mediated by macrophages and NK cells.  He joined the lab as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at UCSD.


Ruth Seelige

Ruth joined the lab in 2014 as a post doctoral fellow. She received her PhD at the “Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine” in Muenster, Germany, in the group of Prof. Dr. Dietmar Vestweber. Her work focuses on the role of IL-17D in immunity against viruses, bacteria and fungus.


Beichen Liu

Liu Beichen joined the lab in 2014 as a visiting scholar. He is interested in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplantation. His previous research focused on the role of MLL2 in B cell lymphoma development and proliferation. He is now studying nonmyeloablative, HLA-haploidentical bone marrow transplantation.

Allen Washington, Jr

Junior joined the lab in 2013 as a graduate student in the Biomedical Sciences Program.  He is interested in understanding how the cytokine IL-17D mediates host defense.