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.

Shagun Agrawal

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

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).

Melissa Alcorn

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

2128 Biology II
Genetics of stochastic cell death in neurodevelopment of C. elegans.

Geneva Alok

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

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

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.

Gabriel Bolender

Graduate Student

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.

Bryan Bourgeois

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

2203 Life Sciences
Investigation of novel targeted therapies for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

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
Hayes Lab

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

Brent Chick

Graduate Student
Wilson Lab

Interested in the molecular basis of cellular decision making with a particular focus on stem cell differentiation. My goal is to develop novel approaches to interrogate and manipulate the behavior of cells using optogenetic tools.

Soham Chowdhury

Graduate Student
Acosta-Alvear Lab

Janeva Chung

Graduate Student
D Montell Lab

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

Julia Chung

Graduate Student

1161 Chemistry
Electromodification for biosensing, impedance spectroscopy.

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.

Nicolas DeBeaubien

Graduate Student
C Montell Lab

1203 Life Sciences

Katharine Dickson

Graduate Student
De Tomaso Lab

Alternative splicing in allorecognition receptors of Botryllus schlosseri.

Sonya Donato

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

Oran Donohue

Graduate Student
Arias Lab

Gregory Ekberg

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

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

Megan Fentress

Graduate Student
De Tomaso Lab

1201 Life Sciences
I utilize the colonial tunicate Botryllus schlosseri as a model organism to study stem cell biology.

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

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

Graduate Student
Kosik Lab

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

Erik Hopkins

Graduate Student

Dariya Ignatenko

Graduate Student
Waite Lab

Steven Jensen

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

Christine Joyce

Graduate Student

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.

Aaron Kopperman

Graduate Student
Lew Lab

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

Discovering the neuroscience behind grooming behavior in fruit flies.

Yuet (Jennifer) Lai

Graduate Student

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.

Szu Yu (Allison) Liu

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

Researching molecular mechanisms of polycystic kidney disease.

Ada Madejska

Graduate Student

Yishen Miao

Graduate Student

Interested in applying computational methods to biological questions.

James Mondo

Graduate Student
D Montell Lab

Regulation of in-vivo intercellular communication during collective cell migration during Drosophila development.

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

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

Hannah Pellegrini

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

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

Sagen Peterson

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

Robert Piscopio

Graduate Student

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

William Redman

Graduate Student
Goard Lab

Investigating the role of non-passive dendritic events in maintaining short term memory.

Henry Rodriguez Valbuena

Graduate Student
De Tomaso Lab

Kirstin Rollins

Graduate Student

Kevin Ruan

Graduate Student
Feinstein Lab

Yasmin Sallak

Graduate Student
D Montell Lab

4173 Biology II
Graduate student researcher in Denise Montell Lab. Studying collective Border Cell migration in D. melanogaster.

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

Shambhvai 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.

Sabrina Solley

Graduate Student
Acosta-Alvear Lab

2100 Life Sciences
Sabrina is interested in the remodeling of the unfolded protein response of the endoplasmic reticulum in cancer cells.

Erik Spickard

Graduate Student
Rothman Lab

2128 Biology II
Molecular and genetic mechanisms of cellular reprogramming in C. elegans.

Alison Spindt

Graduate Student
Weimbs Lab

2212 Life Sciences
I am researching treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease with a novel immunotherapy.

Justin Su

Graduate Student
Ma Lab

Investigation of host factors involved in regulating measles virus (MeV) replication.

Ian Tayler

Graduate Student

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

Nora Wolcott

Graduate Student

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.