LAB MEMBERS

LAB MEMBERS

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Trey Farmer, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

B.A. University of Concordia, Nebraska

Ph.D. University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

Project: Define the molecular mechanisms of mRNA targeting to the MB and the role of the midbody-associated mRNAs during abscission.

 

I like:  Hanging out with my wife and kids, playing video games, watching sports, hiking, and winter. 

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Ke-Jun Han Ph.D

Instructor

 

B.S. Tongji Medical University, WuHan, China 

Ph.D. Beijing University Health Center, Beijing, China

 

Projects:

1) Post-mitotic inheritance and roles of the midbody

2) The role of Rab40c in regulating cell migration 

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Julia Ceglowski, B.A.

Molecular Biology Graduate Program

 

B.A. Colgate University, London

 

Project:  Determining the roles of tubulin modifiers in cell division.

 

I Like:  Camping, skiing, hiking, the office, singing in my car. 

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Andrew Neumann, B.S.

Molecular Biology Graduate Program

 

BS: George Fox University 

Project:  Understanding regulation of actin dynamics during cell migration.

 

I Like: Spending time with my wife, disc golf, pickleball, reading, and eating chocolate chips. 

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Huxley Hoffman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

B.A. Oberlin College

M.Ed. Regis University

Ph.D. University of Denver

 

Project:  Molecular mechanisms coordinating epithelial cell polarization, lumen formation, and ciliogenesis.

 

I Like:  Long walks, science fiction, coffee, karaoke. 

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Rachel Sachs, M.S.

Molecular Biology Graduate Student

 

B.S. Quest University Canada

 

M.S. University of Hawaii Manoa

Project:   Characterizing protein involvement in midbody abscission during cell division.

 

I Like:  Drawing, cooking, swimming, consuming media. 

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Katie Vaeth, B.S.

Molecular Biology Graduate Student

Co-mentor with Matt Taliaferro laboratory

 

B.S. Saint Louis University 

Project:  Understanding the mechanism of RNA localization to the midbody.

 

I Like:  Skiing, Hiking, Running, & walking my dog Watson. 

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Revathi Sampath, M.S.

Graduate Student at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Co-mentor with Arvydas Skeberdis laboratory

 

B.S. University, Chennai, India

M.S. University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

Project:  To determine the mechanisms regulating breast cancer cell migration and invasion.

 

I Like:  To paint, Science Doodling, Forest walking and bicycling. 

ALUMNI

Glenn Simon
Ph.D. Student 2002-2008. Life Sciences specialist at Thermofisher Scientific.
 
Jian Jing
Ph.D. Student 2004-2009. Faculty at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
John Shiel
Ph.D. Student 2007-2012. Product Manager at Synthego Corporation.
 
Carly Willenborg/Childs
Ph.D. Student 2007-2012. Clinical trial coordinator at UC Berkeley.
 
Dongying Li
Ph.D. Student 2008-2013. Staff Fellow at FDA-National Center for Toxicology Research at Jefferson, AZ.

Abitha Jacob
Ph.D. Student 2011-2016. Director of cell therapy process development at Bayer.  
San Francisco, CA.


Alex Blasky
Post-doc 2014-2016. Marketing manager at Thermofisher.

Anthony Mangan
Ph.D. Student 2012-2017. Visiting Assistant Professor at Le Moyne College.

Paulius Gibieza
Ph.D. Student 2015-2019.
Post-doc in Vilma Petrikaite laboratory at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences 

Eric Peterman
Ph.D. Student 2015-2019. Post-Doc in Jeff Rasmussen lab at University of Washington.

Erik Linklater
Ph.D. Student 2015-2021. Senior Scientist at PPD Laboratories, Middleton, Wisconsin.

Cayla Jewett
Ph.D. Student 2015-2021. Post-Doc in Andrew Holland lab. John Hopkins University.

Emily Duncan
Ph.D. Student 2017-2022. Scientist in Birch Biosciences.

Ezra Lencer
Post-doc 2018-2022. Assistant Professor at Lafayette College.