Past Lab Members



Current Position and Contact Information

Bart Anderson, PhD 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Director of R&D at Exicure

Anwesha Banerjee, PhD

Assistant Scientist 

Scientist II at Annexon Biosciences

Pernille “Penny” Buelow, PhD

Graduate Student

Product Specialist at iMotions

Paul Donlin-Asp, PhD

Graduate Student

Simons ESAT Fellow at the Simons Initiative for Developing Brain (SIDB)

Taesun Eom, PhD

Graduate Student

Associate Director, Beam Therapeutics
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Claudia Fallini, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor at University of Rhode Island

Christina Gross, PhD                 

Postdoctoral Fellow, RT-Faculty   

Associate Professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Peng Guo, PhD 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Director of the Nikon Imaging Center at UC San Diego

Marius Ifrim, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor

Assistant Professor at State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Alicia Hawthorne, PhD 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida

Chao Lin, PhD

Graduate Student

Software Engineer at VMware

Kun Lin, MS (Awarded posthumously, May 2022)

Graduate Student

Graduate Neuroscience Student Support in Memory of Kun Lin

Kathryn (Williams) Moss, PhD

Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Ravi Muddashetty, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, RT-Faculty

Associate Professor at the Center for Brain Research, Indian Institute of Science (India)

Vijayalaxmi "Viji" Nalavadi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stem Cell Research Manager at Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative  Medicine, NCBS (India)

Phillip Price, PhD  

Graduate Student

Research Scientist at Spark Therapeutics

Tawana Randall

Research Project Coordinator


Wilfried Rossoll, PhD


Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic

Yukio Sasaki, PhD  


Associate Professor at Yokohama City University (Japan)

Sharon Swanger, PhD

Graduate Student

Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wulin Teo, PhD


Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Calgary (Canada)

Kristen Thomas, PhD

Graduate Student

Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Arielle Valdez-Sinon, PhD

Graduate Student

Resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kristy Welshhans, PhD       

Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina.

Lei Xing, PhD

Graduate Student 

Research Scientist at University North Carolina Neuroscience Center

Mei Xu, MD, PhD                   

Postdoctoral Fellow

Associate Professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Xiaodi Yao, PhD

Graduate Student 

Research Coordinator at University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Katie Yergert, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Genetic Assessment Scientist at Ambry Genetics