Former Lab Members

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

2015-2019 Dr. Tessa Solomon-Lane, Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellow;
now Assistant Professor in Keck Science Department at Claremont-McKenna Colleges
2012-2014 Dr. Bridget Nugent, Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow;
now Staff Fellow at the Office of Women's Health of the US Food and Drug Administration
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 Assistant Professor at Maryland School of Medicine (MD)
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 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

2012-
2017
Rayna Harris, Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology
now postdoc with Becca Calisi at UC Davis 
2010-
2017
Sean Maguire, Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior
(NSF predoc fellowship); now staff scientist at New England Biolabs
2011-
2016
Chelsea Weitekamp, Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior
(NSF predoc fellowship); now ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency
2008-
2011
Anna Sessa, M.S. in EEB;
now program manager at Emergency Medical Services for Children, New Hampshire
2007-
2011
Lauren O’Connell, Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology;
now Assistant Professor at Stanford University
2007-
2011
Lin Winton (formerly Huffman), Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology;
now Director, Quantitative Resource Center at Carleton College
2007-
2011
Keith Whitaker, Ph.D. in Neuroscience (DoD SMART Fellowship recipient);
now Director of Scientific Programs at BrightFocus Foundation
2006-
2011
Ryan Wong, Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior;
now Assistant Professor at the University Omaha Nebraska


Undergraduate Students

2018-2019 Michael Truong,
pursuing a B.S. in Nutrition at UT Austin
2018-2019 Kelly Lumpkin,
B.S. in Biology
2018-2019 Kavyaa Choudhary,
pursuing a B.S. in Biology in the Plan II Honors program at UT Austin
2017-2018 Anokhi Kashiparekh,
working as a Research Technician II at Massachusetts General Hospital
2018 Heather Genuise,
B.S. in Biology: Marine and Freshwater Science
2015-2018 Rebecca Butler,
pursuing a Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Chicago
2017-2018 Ashley Luu,
pursuing a M.Sc.
in biomedical science at the University of North Texas Heath Sciences Center
2016-2017 Hareem Usmani,
attending medical school at UTMB in Galveston
2016 Paul Tee,
seeking a B.S. in Mathematics
2015-2017 Savannah Clapp,
pursuing a graduate degree in Coastal Environment at Duke University
2015 Nupur Shambharkar,
seeking a B.S. in Neuroscience
2014-2017 Pamela Del Valle,  
B.S.A. in Neuroscience and Biology; now a graduate student at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine
2014-2017 Pranav Bhamidipati,  
B.S. in Biochemistry, Plan II Honors; now a student in the USC-Caltech MD-PhD program 
2014-2015 Vyshnavi Karri,
B.S. in Biology: Neuroscience
2014-2015 Nathan Phu Pham,
B.S. in Biochemistry
2014-2015 Ranju Kar,
B.S. in Biochemistry; now graduate student at UT Austin
2014-2015 Linda Garrison,
B.S. Biology; now a graduate student at Max Planck Research School, Konstanz (Germany)
2013-2014 Sylvia Garza Reyes,
B.S. Biology; now a graduate student at Max Planck Research School, Konstanz (Germany)
2013-2014 Jessica Nguyen,
now a MD student at UT Southwestern Medical
2012-2014 Simon Yu,
B.S. in Chemistry
2012-2014 Erica Lynn,
B.S. Biochemistry
2012-2014 Esther Osuji,
B.S. in Biology: Neurobiology
2011-2013 Courtney Rodriguez,
B.S. in Biology
2011-2012 Ashley Hsu,
B.S. in Biology
2011-2012 My Ngoc Thi “Mimi” Tran,
now at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
2010-2011 Stephanie Flores
(deceased)
2010-2011 Jay Falk,
now a grad. student with D. Rubenstein at Columbia University
2009-2011 Maggie Rigney (née Mitchell),
now a student advisor at UT Austin
2009-2011 Julia Ding,
now in medical school
2009-2011 Miles Fontenot,
now MD/PhD student at UT Southwestern Medical School
2009-2011 Bryan Matthews,
now graduate student in the Waxman lab at Boston University
2008-2009 Dagan Segal (née Lavee),
now a graduate student with Benny Shilo at the Weizmann Institute (Israel)
2007-2009 Callison Alcott,
now a graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine
2007-2008 Dr. Christine Chen,
dentist
2006-2008 Sidney Williams,
BS in Biology
2005-2007 Dr. Soledad Jorge,
MD (Yale School of Medicine), Ob Gyn fellow, Columbia University Medical Center
2004-2006 Dr. Jasmine Dowell,
MD, pediatrician (U Chicago Medical School)
2004-2005 Dr. Eleanor Fraser,
PhD with Nirao Shah at UCSF
2004-2005 Dr. Jennie Lin,
MD, Nephrology fellow at U Penn Medical School
2003-2005 Dr. Sarah Bahan,
DVM (UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
2003-2005 Dr. Yehoda Martei,
MD (Yale School of Medicine)
2002-2004 Dr. Alex Pollen,
Rhodes Scholar, Ph.D. with David Kingsley at Stanford University, now Assistant Professor at UCSF
2002-2003 Dr. Fiery Cushman,
now Assistant Professor at Harvard University
2001-2003 Dr. Seth Ament,
Ph.D. with Gene Robinson, postdoc with Nathan Price, now Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Medical School



Summer Undergraduate Interns

2019
 
Courtni Foster,
B.S. in Biology from Howard University
2019
 
Sherley Wang,
B.S. in Computer Science from UT Austin
2018
 
Lance Henderson,
B.S. in Biochemistry from UT Austin
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

2018

Mia Haraguchi,
Dripping Springs High School
2017-
2019
Gabriel Rocha,
Crockett High School
2016-
2017
Rosa Garcia,
Crockett High School
2016 Shivang Singh,
Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School
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