Aga Kendrick, PhD

Assistant Professor

Aga was born and raised in Poland, where she studied Chemistry at the University of Wroclaw. She continued her education after moving to Denver by obtaining an M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Structural Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Colorado Denver. During her time as a graduate student, she became fascinated by the cell biology of intracellular transport and moved to the University of California San Diego to pursue a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Sam Reck Peterson where she studied how dynein molecular motor is regulated. Aga became a faculty at the Salk Institute in November 2023. Her lab uses multidisciplinary approaches, including cryogenic electron microscopy and single-molecule microscopy to gain insights into the dynamics of molecular motors assembly, structure, and function. Outside the lab, Aga loves hiking, running, and exploring the outdoors. Twitter: @Aga_Kendrick

Pinky Goyal

Research Administrative Assistant

Pinky recently moved from Princeton, NJ. She loves reading novels and enjoys spending time with her family and rescue dog.

Krish Jagasia

Undergraduate Student

Krish was born and raised in San Jose, growing up with a passion for science. As a first year Neurobiology student at UC San Diego, he is interested in studying how neuropathologies can be linked to cellular and molecular mechanisms, which he hopes to further explore through a career in medicine. In his free time, Krish enjoys playing piano and clarinet, along with swimming and biking.

Delaney Sanders

Research Assistant

Delaney was born and raised in San Diego. Growing up, she attended a French immersion school, and from a very young age adored math and science. She earned her B.A. in French and B.S. in Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University, then studied to pursue medical school until she decided to take a year off. She began to miss learning science and felt called to come back into biology research. One day, she hopes to earn her PhD and become a professor. For her future career, she’s interested in studying neurodevelopmental diseases and how neurons interact with the rest of the body. In her free time, she enjoys pottery, cooking, yoga, surfing, and biking.