Lab Alumni

Shelly Agarwal

High School Student Researcher

Berkeley School, Tampa FL

BA, Harvard College; Consultant, Fasso's, India


Sarah Ahmed

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, Oberlin College OH

PhD, Biochem., Molec. Biol. & Cell Biol., Northwestern University; Director of Sequencing, Cofactor Genomics, St. Louis MO


Sung-Hee Ahn

Research Technican

BA, Oberlin College

PhD, Rockefeller University, New York; Post-doc UTSW, Dallas Tx


Deniz Aksel

High School Student Researcher

German School of Istanbul; Istanbul, Turkey

Undergraduate, MIT


Shannon Anderson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

Research technician, Rockefeller U.; Obama for America; Political organizer, Montreal Canada


Fiyinfolu Balogun

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago

UC Medical Scientist Training Program; Pritzker School of Medicine


Jacqueline Benjamin

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD, Stanford University; Account Executive/Science Writer, Prescott Medical Communications Group, Chicago


Erin Bohula

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

Rhodes Scholar; DPhil, Cancer Biology, Oxford U.; MD, Harvard U.; Resident in Internal Medicine and Fellow in Cardiology, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston


Jamie Brett

High School Student Researcher

Carrillo High School, Santa Rosa CA

BA, Stanford University; MD-PhD student, Stanford University


Anna Burdina

Research Technician

BS Novosibirsk State U., Russia

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Post-doc, Liverpool John Moores University


Jennifer Campbell

Research Technician & Laboratory Manager

BA, U. Missouri-Columbia

Senior technician, Baxter Healthcare, Chicago IL


Veronica Castellanos

Research Technician

BS, Purdue University Calumet


Chaitali Chakraborty

Research Technician

MS, Wayne State University

Research technician, Baylor, Houston TX


John Choy

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago

Asst. Prof., Catholic University of America, Washington DC


Brian Covello

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BS, Florida Southern College
MD/PhD application planned


Amanda Hauser DeHaven

Research Technician

BA, Cornell College, Mount Vernon IA

MPH student, UCLA; Project Mgr Southern California Permanente Medical Group


Ankit Desai

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Resident in Internal Medicine, UCSF; Fellow in Cardiology, U. Chicago; Asst. Prof., University of Illiniois-Chicago; Asst. Prof., Medicine, U. Arizona


Noam Diamant

Research Technician

BS, Tel Aviv University

PhD, Weizmann Institute, Israel; R&D Project Manager, Eventus Dx, Inc.


Anjali Parag Doshi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

Columbia University, NY


Yun Feng

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tsinghua University, Beijing; College Junior


Jonathan Fitz Gerald

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago

Assoc. Prof. (with tenure), Rhodes College, Nashville TN


Gregory Fuchs

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD student, Biomedical Sciences, UCSD


David Garza

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Resident in Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago; Surgeon, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, CA


Renee Gerber

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

JD, Harvard University; Trial Attorney, US Dept. of Justice


Gargi Ghosh

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Chemical Eng., University of Kentucky, Lexington KY (co-mentored with S. Palecek, UW Madison)

Asst. Prof., Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn


Akash Goel

High School Student Researcher

St. Bede Academy, Peru IL

BA, Harvard College; MD, University of Michigan; Resident in Internal


Jonathan Goya

Research Technician

BS, University of Arizona (co-mentored with S. Volchenboum)

Doctoral student, Princeton University


Sean Harrington

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

Senior Research Analyst, CV Advisors, Miami FL


Joon Huh

Research Technician

BA, University of Pennsylvania

PhD, Biophysics, UCSD; Staff scientist, Amgen, Thousand Oaks CA


Ismail Ismailoglu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BS, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

PhD, Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern; Post-doc, Rockefeller Univ., Weill Cornell Med


Ali Javaheri

Graduate Research Assistant

MD-PhD, University of Chicago

Resident in Medicine, MGH; Fellow in Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania


Chantel Johnson

High School Student Researcher

Dunbar Academy, Chicago IL

BA, Carleton College


Johnny Kao

Research Resident

MD, Mt. Sinai U., New York NY (co-mentored with R. Weichselbaum)

Physician, Center for Radiation Oncology, FL


Rishi Kapila

Research Technician

BA, Northwestern University

MD, Texas Tech.; Medicine, Baylor, Houston TX; Internist, UCSF hospitals


Faraz Khan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

Intern, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, Chicago


Stacey Kigar

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD student, Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Sunny Kim

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago


Ana Kitazono

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Nagasaki University, Japan

Assoc. Prof., Dept. Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru


Daniel Kornitzer

Sabbatical visitor

Assoc. Professor, Technion, Haifa, Israel


Kolbrun Kristjansdottir

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Biochemistry, Duke University, Durham NC

Asst. Prof., Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University, Downers Grove IL


Veronica LaCombe

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BS, Truman State University MO

PhD student, University of Missouri-Columbia


Joshua Lam

High School Student Researcher

Illinois Math and Science Academy

Undergraduate


Danielle LaVigne

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, Oral Roberts University OK

MS student, Public Health, Southern Illinois University; MD applicant


Michelle Lee

Graduate Research Assistant

BA Northwestern University, Chicago IL

JD, UC Hastings; Associate, IP, Fenwick and West, San Francisco CA


Brian Leppert

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD, Immunology and Microbiology, U.W. Madison; Scientist, Sarepta Therapeutics, Seattle


Allan LeSage

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

Quality Engineer, Canonical Ltd., Chicago


Jelena Janjic Libby

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago (co-mentored with S. Kozmin)

Patent agent, McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, Chicago IL


Michael Mand

Technical Research Assistant

BA, Indiana University

Doctoral student, University of Texas, Austin


Christine Marion

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Pennsylvania

PhD, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, USC; Post-doc, MSKCC; Clinical Res. Manager, Kenmar Research Institute, Los Angeles CA


Michael Milano

Research Resident

MD-PhD, Rochester U., NY (co-mentored with R. Weichselbaum)

Asst. Prof., Dept. Radiation Oncology, Rochester U.


Bonginkhosi Mzileni

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

High school teacher, Swaziland; Graduate school planned


Benjamin Nacev

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD-PhD, Johns Hopkins; Resident in Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins


Evan Nair-Gill

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD-PhD, UCLA; Resident in Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern


Syed Shoaib Naveed

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MBA student, Griffith U.


Chinonye Nnakwe

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago

Graduate Diversity Recruiter, Office of the Provost, University of Chicago


Michael Okoreeh

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, UC Riverside

Research year; MD application planned


Evan Osmundson

Postdoctoral Associate

MD-PhD, UIC, Chicago IL (co-mentored with R. Weichselbaum)

Resident in Radiation Oncology, Stanford University


Sean Palacek

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, MIT, Cambridge MA

Prof. with tenure, Dept. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison


Alexandra Parfitt

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD, Comp. Lit., Yale U.; Visiting Assistant Professor, Villanova University, PA


Archita Parikh

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD, UCSF; Resident, Fellow in Gastroenterology; Asst. Prof., Medicine, U. Arizona


Laurie Parker

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Chemistry, Glasgow Univ., Scotland (co-mentored with S. Kent)

Asst. Prof., Dept. Medicinal Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN


Shariska Petersen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD student, UCLA Drew


Benjamin Quarshie

High School Student Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD student, U. Iowa


Michelle Rengarajan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD-PhD student, Stanford University


David Rhee

Research Technician

MS, Hanyang University, S. Korea

Research Scientist, Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis MO


Natalia Ricco

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.


Diego Rua

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Biologist, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park MD


Mariama Runcie

High School Student Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, Harvard College MA

Teach for America, Miami Norland Senior High School, Miami, FL

MD applicant


Michael Salazar

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, Princeton University NJ

PhD student, Biology, MIT


Farzia Sayidine

High School Student Researcher

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, Chicago IL

BA, University of Chicago; Analyst, Medication Management Research Network


Fei Sha

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD student, Rush University


Jacqueline Shen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Resident in Internal Medicine, U. Chicago


Xiangfu Shi

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

Sr. Research Chemist, Lubrizol, Cleveland OH


Mariah Siddiqui

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Resident in Radiology, U. Louisville, Louisville KY


Jacek Sikora

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Biochemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Staff, Northwestern University Proteomics Center of Excellence


Sanjana Srinivasan

High School Student Researcher

Senior at Hinsdale Central High School


George Steinhardt

Research Technician

BA, DePaul U., Chicago IL

Doctoral student, Bioinformatics, Boston University


Juliesta Sylvester

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago

Post-doc, CalTech


Emily Testa

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD student, Chemistry, Northwestern University


Vivian Tien

High School Student Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Saratoga High School, Saratoga CA

BA, University of Chicago (co-mentored with S. Kent)

PhD student, Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University; MD student, Washington University St. Louis


Brian Tobe

Graduate Research Assistant

MD-PhD, University of Chicago

Resident in Psychiatry, UCSD; Visiting Scientist, Sanford Burnham, San Diego CA


Olesya Ulanovskaya

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD, University of Chicago (co-mentored with S. Kozmin)

Post-doc, TSRI La Jolla


Nora Vivanco

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

BSCD Summer Research Fellowship, Research Honors Summer Fellowship


Samuel Volchenboum

Instructor

MD-PhD, Mayo, Rochester MN

Assistant Prof., Dept. Pediatrics, University of Chicago


Chloe Weisberg

High School Student Researcher

Wylie E. Groves High School, Birmingham MI

Undergraduate, University of Chicago


Mark Wittels

High School Student Researcher

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago IL

 Undergraduate, MIT


Robert Wysocki

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Wroclaw University, Poland

Assoc. Prof. with tenure, Dept. Genetics and Cell Physiology, University of Wroclaw, Poland


Eric Yan

Research Technician

MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research specialist, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Emeryville, CA


Nora Yucel

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago

PhD student, Genetics, Stanford


Ruljie Zhang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, University of Chicago (co-mentored with S. Kozmin)

PhD student, Chemistry, CalTech


Guangchang Zhou

Research Assistant Professor

PhD, Polymer Science, Beijing Inst. of Tech., China

Research Scientist, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA


Britton (Walker) Zuccarelli

Undergraduate Research Assistant

BA, Cornell College IA

MD, University of Kansas; Resident, Pediatrics, Childrens' Mercy, Kansas City MO


Marisa Zuskar

Research Technician

BSE, Northwestern University

Educational consultant, Huron Consulting Group, Chicago IL