Meet the Lab


D’Juan Farmer, PhD

D’Juan Farmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA, with a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his baccalaureate degree at UCLA and majored in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and minored in Biomedical Research. Following a post-baccalaureate at the NIH, D’Juan received his PhD at the University of California, San Francisco, where he investigated the roles of microRNAs during organogenesis in the laboratory of Michael McManus. In 2017, he joined the laboratory of Gage Crump at the University of Southern California and investigated the development of cranial sutures using mouse and zebrafish models, and continues this research at UCLA. He is currently a HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow.

Outside of science, I spend time with my family, read fantasy novels, watch (and occasionally play) tennis. I care deeply about increasing representation in STEM, and educating the next generation of scientists.

Jennifer Dukov, Staff Research Associate II Katie Wilhem, Lab Assistant II
Benny Mosqueira, Lab Assistant II Hung-Jhen Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow
Ashley Arancio, Graduate Student
Miranda Sun, Graduate Student
Araceli Correa, Undergrad Researcher Percy “PJ” Raggi, Undergrad Researcher
Brandon Hernandez, Undergrad Researcher Lucia Osuji, Undergrad Researcher
Issa Afifi, High School Researcher