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Current Lab Members

Graduate and undergraduate students

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Nick Marotta

Hometown: Chantilly, VA

Education: B.A. University of Virginia

Project: Cyclic Nucleotides

Fun fact: Enjoys reading and collecting sci-fi and fantasy novels


Florian Fekete

Hometown: Budapest, Hungary

Education: B.S., Cal State University, Sacramento

Project: Bacterial Oxygen Sensing

Fun fact: I enjoy baking and building models



Nushrat Hoque

Hometown: Middletown, NY

Education: B.A., Bard College 

MA Montclair State University 

Project: Bacterial Oxygen Sensing

Fun fact: I can speak six languages and french was the hardest to learn

Awards: Science of Achievement Marie Sklodowska Curie Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry, University Graduate Fellowship

Ariana Santos

Hometown: Tiffin, OH

Education: B.S., University of Dayton

Project: Bacterial Oxygen Sensing

Fun fact: I've written several fantasy novels


Haiyun Liu

Hometown: Dalian, China

Education: B.S., Fudan University

Project: Cyclic Nucleotides

Fun fact: I'm great at giving pills to cats


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Joe Lopez

Hometown: Riverton, Utah

Education: B.S., University of Utah

Project: Cyclic Nucleotides

Fun fact: I enjoy just about any game that you can play whether it be video, board, or card.


Undergraduate students

Navin Rana
Noah Brady
Salina Mali

Lab alumni

Graduate students

Benjamin Fontaine

Shannon Rivera

Xin Jia

Ph.D. 2015

Current position: Assistant Professor at China Agriculture University 

Jacob Potter

Ph.D. 2022

Current position: postdoc, NCI

Jian-bo Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoc 2014

Current position: Professor at Hunan Normal University

Parth Jariwala

Shawn Walsh

Laura Briggs

Yuqi Wu

Paul Young

Carmern Metzler

Yitao Dai

Ph.D. 2018

Current position: Lifemine Therapeutics

Justin Burns, Ph.D.

Postdoc 2015

Current position: Assistant Director, Licensing at Emory University

Deanna Dailey

Hyerin Yoon

Elana Shaw

Adam Young

Lydia Jordache

Yashar Yaxiaer

Lauren Hendricks

Ph.D. 2019

Current position: Merck

Johnnie Walker, Ph.D.

Postdoc 2019

Current position: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Bobby Liu

Dayna Patterson

Ph.D. 2021

Current position: Postdoc in Amy Rosenzweig's lab at Northwestern

Ariel Shuelke-Sanchez, Ph.D.

Postdoc 2020

Current position: Merck

Ph.D. 2021

Current position: Science writer for the Broad Institute

Shikha Singh Chauhan, Ph.D.

Postdoc 2022

Current position: Southern Illinois University


Yasha Duggal

Undergraduate students

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