Ryugo Lab - Auditory Anatomy & Physiology
Garvan Insititute of Medical Research
Lab Members
David K. Ryugo, PhD
Tan Pongstaporn, BS
Electron Microscopist
Michael Muniak, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jason Mikiel-Hunter, PhD
Visiting Scientist
Yuliya Makeyeva
Doctoral Student
Kiera Grierson
Research Assistant
Imad Alsaad
Honours Student
Dillan Villavisanis
Visiting Student

Lab Alumni


Level 9 Lab 2
384 Victoria St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
ph: +61 2 9295 8288
fx: +61 2 9295 8281


Tan Pongstaporn, BS

Electron Microscopist

k.pongstaporn [at] garvan.org.au

Katanyu Pongstaphone (Tan Pongstaporn) is a native of Thailand and a naturalized citizen of the United States. His primary education was in England, and his secondary education was in math and physics at Samford University, Birmingham, AL. He has been a student of ultrastructure for many years, working in the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and in the Ryugo lab since 1988. His love of electron microscopy has led him to be a teacher of students and residents as they pass through the lab. When not working in the lab, he enjoys walking, politics, and importing jewelry. He is married and has two grown children, Ruth and Paul. He is known among colleagues as the "International Man of Mystery."