Students

Caroline Ackley

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

2166 Biology II
Genetics of neurodevelopment and behavior in the nematode C. elegans.

Juliana Acosta-Uribe

Graduate Student
Kosik Lab

I study genomics of neurodegenerative diseases in admixed populations.

Liam Adsit

Rotating Graduate Student

Shagun Agrawal

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

David Aguilar

Rotating Graduate Student

Valeria Aizen

Rotating Graduate Student

Masaw Akarbi

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

Studying potential pharmacological interventions to elucidate the driving mechanisms behind the orphan disease, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

Geneva Alok

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

2128 Biology II
Studies the gene regulatory network that dictates endoderm development in C. elegans.

Joseph Alzagatiti

Graduate Student
Ikuko Smith Lab

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Circuits, and Therapeutics.

Lindsay Bailey-Steinitz

Graduate Student
Coffey Lab

Developing platforms for screening therapeutics to treat early and late stages of age-related macular degeneration.

Lucien Barnes

Graduate Student
Mahan Lab

I research novel methods of diagnosing bacterial infections and testing antimicrobial susceptibility.

Naomi Baxter

Graduate Student

Rebecca Best

Graduate Student
Feinstein Lab

5119 Biology II
Focused on the molecular mechanisms by which tau regulates microtubule dynamics and stability, both under normal conditions and in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Annalise Bond

Rotating Graduate Student

Interested in the biology of glial cells

Cezar Borba

Graduate Student
W Smith Lab

2173 Biology II
Building from the larval Ciona connectome data to identify behavioral mechanisms at the neuronal level.

Kevin Brackett

Graduate Student
Arias Lab

Carolina Camargo

Graduate Student
Kosik Lab

3173 Biology II
Investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of lysosomal storage disorders using induced pluripotent stem cell models.

Nicole Chan

Graduate Student Researcher
Hayes Lab

LSB 3211
Working on the mechanism of contact dependent inhibition (CDI).

Soham Chowdhury

Graduate Student
Acosta-Alvear Lab

Janeva Chung

Rotating Graduate Student

2203 Life Sciences
Understanding molecular mechanisms behind anastasis using mammalian cells.

Chris Conner

Graduate Student
D Montell Lab

Identify key molecular regulators of anastasis following exposure to chemotherapy in an effort to inhibit this process for potential therapeutic benefit.

Michael Costello

Graduate Student
Acosta-Alvear Lab

2106 Marine Biotech

Parker Dabbs

Graduate Student
Dahlquist Lab

1126 Chemistry
My work uses paramagnetic spin labels attached to proteins of the bacterial chemotaxis system to probe conformational changes associated with activivity using continuous wave and pulsed EPR techniques.

Diego De Alba

Rotating Graduate Student

Nicolas DeBeaubien

Postdoctoral Researcher
C Montell Lab

1203 Life Sciences

Katharine Dickson

Graduate Student Researcher
O'Malley Lab

Control and maintenance of syntrophic relationships between microbes in lignocellulose-degrading anaerobic consortia

Chee Kiang (Ethan) Ewe

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

2128 Biology II
I study genetic and epigenetic regulation in embryonic development in nematode C. elegans.

Catya Faeldonea

Graduate Student
Arias Lab

Samantha Fiallo

Graduate Student Researcher
Rothman Lab

I am training to study epigenetic regulation, embryonic development, and genetics of behavior in nematode C. elegans.

Allison Gabbert

Graduate Student
D Montell Lab

I study the role of septins in collective border cell migration in the Drosophila ovary.

Hannah Ghasemi

Graduate Student

Carlos Gomez

Graduate Student
Campas / Tau-Mu Ti Labs

Reid Gordon

Graduate Student
Morse Lab

Benjamin Gorko

Rotating Graduate Student

Li Guo

Graduate Student
Simpson Lab

My interests is to study how the nervous system control the sequence of a behavior.

Xiaoran Guo

Graduate Student
D Motell Lab

Elmer Guzman

Post Doctoral Researcher
Kosik Lab

3173 Biology II
Utilizing local field potential recordings to quantify functional connectivity in biological neuronal networks.

Nickolas Holznecht

Rotating Graduate Student

Erik Hopkins

Graduate Student

Dariya Ignatenko

Graduate Student
Waite Lab

Nicole Jacobsen

Rotating Graduate Student

Experienced in chemical, biochemical, and cellular biology research. Previously worked with viruses, protein synthesis, and cancer cell signaling. Looking to dive deeper into virology and immunology.

Steven Jensen

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

Benjamin Jin

Rotating Graduate Student

Christine Joyce

Graduate Student
Richardson Lab

Investigating the molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in human cells using genetic, biochemical, and systems biology approaches.

Erica Keane

Graduate Student Researcher
Kosik Lab

Stephanie Khairallah

Graduate Student
W Smith Lab

2173 Biology II
I focus on teasing out signaling pathways required for neural tube closure in Xenopus.

Bradley Killingsworth

Graduate Student
Kosik and Waite Labs

I am studying the effect that liquid-liquid phase separation on the development of tauopathies, neuropathologies characterized by the appearance of aggregated tau protein.

Bridget Kulesh

Graduate Student
Reese Lab

5153 Biology II
Determining the molecular mechanisms of retinal development.

Ryan Lach

Graduate Student
Max Wilson Lab

3171 Biological Sciences II
Ryan is interested in the biophysical mechanics that govern Wnt pathway signal transduction as well as how these signaling components contribute to cell fate, growth and proliferation decisions in development and adulthood.

Carla Ladd

Graduate Student
Simpson Lab

Investigation of the neuroscience and genetics behind decision making in Drosophila melanogaster.

Jennifer Lai

PhD Student
Kim Lab

A 2nd year PhD student in Kim Lab.

Menglin Li

Graduate Student
C Montell Lab

4130S Biology II
I'm working on circadian rhythm and sleep behavior in Drosophila. Also I'm studying the unconventional roles for rhodopsins in Drosophila.

Jon Luntzel

Graduate Student Researcher
Sung Soo Kim Lab

Studies neural mechanisms in the fly.

Ada Madejska

Graduate Student

Amanda Maheras

Rotating Graduate Student

Yishen Miao

Graduate Student
William Smith Lab

2173 Biology II
How can we use computers to investigate biology?

Angela Morales

Graduate Student
C Montell Lab

4130 Biology II
Graduate student researcher interested in understanding the neurobiological processes underlying sensation and behavior in Drosophila.

Nerea Muniozguren

Graduate Student
Acosta-Alvear Lab

Morgan Mutch

Graduate Student

Interested in the regulation of cell death in the nervous system, specifically in neurodegenerative diseases.

Guillermo Najarro

Graduate Student
Arias Lab

Currently, I am investigating the dynamics of the Unfolded Protein Response in cells infected by Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus.

Dinh Quan Nhan

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

Focus on cytotoxic ribonucleases encoded by Contact-dependent Inhibition (CDI) system.

Shane Nourizadeh

Graduate Student
De Tomaso Lab

1203 Life Sciences
Marine invertebrate regeneration and genetic pathways involved in stem cell activation.

Surenna Pecchia

Graduate Student
Wilson Lab

Interested in optogentic protein design principles.

Hannah Pellegrini

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

Research in the Weimbs lab on underlying molecular mechanisms in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Robert Piscopio

Graduate Student
Dey Lab | Wilson Lab

BioE 2209
Interested in how cells interact with their environment, mechanisms of cellular communication, and also how cells process and relay information in the context of both disease and development.

Duncan Proctor

Graduate Student
Arias Lab

Will Redman

Graduate Student Researcher
Goard Lab

Will studies what role dendritic spine turnover might play in the functional properties of the hippocampal tri-synaptic circuit.

Melanie Rodriguez

Rotating Graduate Student

Henry Rodriguez Valbuena

Graduate Student
De Tomaso Lab

Kirstin Rollins

Graduate Student Researcher
Matthieu Louis Lab

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of sensory integration. Focusing on how the nervous system accumulates, processes, and filters sources of input.

Kevin Ruan

Graduate Student
Feinstein Lab

5119 Biology II
Investigating the molecular mechanisms by which the microtubule-associated protein, tau, oligomerizes as part of its normal and pathological action.

Jonathan Sandoval

Graduate Student
Reich Lab

Meg Schimmel

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

Elizabeth Sharpe

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

2203 Life Sciences

Shambhavi Singh

Graduate Student
De Tomaso Lab

Matthew Smith

Graduate Student
Dey Lab

Haley Smith

Graduate Student
W Smith Lab

2173 Biology II
Early embryonic development, focusing on the molecular mechanisms controlling neural tube closure using the marine invertebrate, Ciona.

Ian Tayler

Graduate Student

Utilizing 3D cell cultures and microfluidics to investigate the mechanobiology of stem cell differentiation and cellular reprogramming.

Christine Tchounwou

Graduate Student
Safinya Lab

2240 MRL
My research interest currently involves understanding tau-microtubule interactions in neurons and their impact on neurodegenerative disease states.

Chinmay Vaidya

Graduate Student
Wilson Lab

Teasing out the dynamics of reprogramming and cell aging with optogenetics.

Lucas Vincenzi

Rotating Graduate Student

Using microinjection of CRISPR and mitochondrial markers in zebrafish as an in vivo model for mitochondrial dysfunction.

Nora Wolcott

Graduate Student
Goard Lab

Investigating the neural circuitry underlying spatial coding in mammalian hippocampus and the pathogenic factors that perturb this system.

Yofiel Wyle

Graduate Student

Very excited to learn about the cell.

Tsunghan Yeh

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

2128 Biology II
My research focus is on cellular plasticity in ELT-7 mediated trans-differentiation in C. elegans.

Neil Zhang

Graduate Student
Simpson Lab

I am using genetic, computer-vision and quantitative methods to investigate the neural basis of animal behavior sequence.

Luke Zirretta

Graduate Student
Doyle Lab

My research is focused on characterizing a gene regulatory network controlling the development of certain neuron subtypes. I am also particularly interested in stem cell-derived neurons and the development of synapses.