Former Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

2013-2015 Dr. Alex Jordan, Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellow;
now Assistant Professor at Max Planck Institute, Konstanz (Germany)
2012-2014 Dr. Bridget Nugent, Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow;
now postdoc with Dr. Tracy Bale at U Penn
2009-2013 Dr. Peter D. Dijkstra, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (European Union);
now Asst. Professor at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant (MI)
2006-2009 Dr. Michael R. Kidd, Postdoc;
now Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, Laredo (TX)
2005-2007 Dr. Nina Duftner, Postdoc, Erwin-Schrodinger Postdoctoral Fellow;
now R&D group leader at Novartis-Sandoz
2005-2006 Dr. Daphne Soares, Postdoc, NIH minority supplement;
now Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology
2003-2004 Dr. Brian C. Trainor, Postdoc;
now Associate Professor at UC Davis
2002-2006 Dr. Nadia Aubin-Horth, Postdoc, NSERC (Canada) Postdoctoral Fellow;
now Professor at Laval University, Quebec (Canada)
2002-2006 Dr. Susan C.P. Renn, Postdoc, Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow;
now Professor at Reed College, Portland (OR)

 

Graduate Students

2010-
2017
Sean Maguire, Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior
(NSF predoc fellowship); now postdoc at New England Biolabs
2011-
2016
Chelsea Weitekamp (nee Heatherington), Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior
(NSF predoc fellowship); now postdoc at University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
2008-
2011
Anna Sessa, M.S. in EEB;
now certified EMT
2007-
2011
Lauren O’Connell (née Munchrath), Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology;
now Bauer Genome Fellow at Harvard University
2007-
2011
Lin Winton (formerly Huffman), Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology;
now instructional specialist at UT Austin
2007-
2011
Keith Whitaker, Ph.D. in Neuroscience (DoD SMART Fellowship recipient);
now staff scientist at US Army Research Labs
2006-
2011
Ryan Wong, Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior;
now Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa


Undergraduate Students

2016-2017Hareem Usmani,
attending medical school at UTMB in Galveston
2016Paul Tee,
seeking a B.S. in Mathematics
2015-2017Savannah Clapp,
pursuing a graduate degree in Coastal Environment at Duke University
2015Nupur Shambharkar,
seeking a B.S. in Neuroscience
2014-2017Pamela Del Valle,  
B.S.A. in Neuroscience and Biology; now a Neuroscience graduate student at UT
2014-2017Pranav Bhamidipati,  
B.S. in Biochemistry, Plan II Honors; now a student in the USC-Caltech MD-PhD program 
2014-2015Vyshnavi Karri,
B.S. in Biology: Neuroscience
2014-2015Nathan Phu Pham,
B.S. in Biochemistry
2014-2015Ranju Kar,
B.S. in Biochemistry; now graduate student at UT Austin
2014-2015Linda Garrison,
B.S. Biology; now a graduate student at Max Planck Research School, Konstanz (Germany)
2013-2014Sylvia Garza Reyes,
B.S. Biology; now research assistant at STRI
2013-2014Jessica Nguyen,
now a MD student at UT Southwestern Medical
2012-2014Simon Yu,
B.S. in Chemistry
2012-2014Erica Lynn,
B.S. Biochemistry
2012-2014Esther Osuji,
B.S. in Biology: Neurobiology
2011-2013Courtney Rodriguez,
B.S. in Biology
2011-2012Ashley Hsu,
B.S. in Biology
2011-2012My Ngoc Thi “Mimi” Tran,
now at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
2010-2011Stephanie Flores
(deceased)
2010-2011Jay Falk,
now a grad. student with D. Rubenstein at Columbia University
2009-2011Maggie Rigney (née Mitchell),
now a student advisor at UT Austin
2009-2011Julia Ding,
now in medical school
2009-2011Miles Fontenot,
now MD/PhD student at UT Southwestern Medical School
2009-2011Bryan Matthews,
now graduate student in the Waxman lab at Boston University
2008-2009Dagan Segal (née Lavee),
now a graduate student with Benny Shilo at the Weizmann Institute (Israel)
2007-2009Callison Alcott,
now a graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine
2007-2008Dr. Christine Chen,
dentist
2006-2008Sidney Williams,
BS in Biology
2005-2007Dr. Soledad Jorge,
MD (Yale School of Medicine), Ob Gyn fellow, Columbia University Medical Center
2004-2006Dr. Jasmine Dowell,
MD, pediatrician (U Chicago Medical School)
2004-2005Dr. Eleanor Fraser,
PhD with Nirao Shah at UCSF
2004-2005Dr. Jennie Lin,
MD, Nephrology fellow at U Penn Medical School
2003-2005Dr. Sarah Bahan,
DVM (UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
2003-2005Dr. Yehoda Martei,
MD (Yale School of Medicine)
2002-2004Dr. Alex Pollen,
Rhodes Scholar, Ph.D. with David Kingsley at Stanford University, now Assistant Professor at UCSF
2002-2003Dr. Fiery Cushman,
now Assistant Professor at Harvard University
2001-2003Dr. Seth Ament,
Ph.D. with Gene Robinson, postdoc with Nathan Price, now Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Medical School



Summer Undergraduate Interns

2012

Diana Guerrero Salazar,
B.S. in Biology from UC Berkeley
2010

Emily Fassi,
now a student in the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
2008

Jackie Ma,
now at Moss Adams LLP, San Francisco
2005,
2006
Dr. Flora Hinz,
now a postdoctoral fellow in Dan Geschwind lab at UCLA
2005

Dr. Kosha Soneji,
now a resident at UCLA Medical School
2002

Dr. Helen Liu,
MD
2002

Melissa Chu,
high school science teacher

High School Students

2015-
2016
Alma Romero,
Crockett High School
2015

Najah Hussain,
Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School
2014-
2015
Alyssa Trevino,
Crockett High School
2013-
2015
Caleb Ellington,
Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School
2013-
2014
Lia Steinhardt-Keely,
Crockett High School
2011-
2012
Jennifer Gaston,
now an undergraduate at UT Austin
2011

Hanna Dörnhofer,
now a biology major at Reed College
2011

Joshua Stevens-Stein,
B.S. from University of Chicago
2010-
2011
Seth Robledo,
now an undergraduate at St. Edward’s University
2009-
2010
Marcos Alvarez,
now a biology major at Texas State University
2009

Devan Gartman,
B.S. in biology from Hawaii Pacific University
2008-
2009
Emily Liljestrand,
B.S. in biology from Rice University
2008-
2009
Devon Sepeda,
B.S. in physics from UT Austin