The lab over the years…
Former lab members:
Rashmi Nanjundappa – Postdoctoral Fellow
Rashmi was focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate centriole assembly and ciliogenesis in multiciliated cells. She recently accepted a position as Scientist at Bayer.
Megan Harvey – Post-bac Research Assistant
Megan worked on pathways involved in trafficking of proteins to centrosomes and cilia in mammalian cells. She is now a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. David Kast in the Department of Cell Biology at WUSTL.
Chidera Agwu – Post-bac Research Assistant
Chidera helped to characterize how centrosome defects disrupt normal kidney development and cause cystic-fibrotic renal diseases. He is currently working as a research assistant and applying for Medical School.
Lai Kuan Dionne – Postdoctoral Fellow
Lai Kuan’s project was focused on centrosome and midbody defects in Polycystic Kidney Disease. She is currently an Instructor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at WUSTL.
Kyuhwan Shim – Staff Scientist
Kyuhwan’s project was focused on understanding how defects in centrosome biogenesis impact kidney development . He is currently a Staff Scientist in the Division of Radiology at WUSTL.
Ewelina Betleja – Postdoctoral Fellow
Ewelina’s project was focused on understanding mechanisms that regulate centriole maturation in quiescent cells. She is currently a Senior Scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research near Frankfurt, Germany.
Erica helped to define the function of a new centriolar satellite protein, Ccdc11, in both motile and sensory-ciliated cells. She is currently finishing her MD-PhD studies as part of the MSTP program at University of California, San Diego.
Emily examined the consequences of Ccdc11 mutation during zebrafish development. She moved on to medical school and is currently completing her residency.
Youssef was studying at the America University of Beirut, and spent a short period of time with us at WU. He helped to characterize centrosomal defects in patients with polycystic kidney disease. He is currently practicing medicine in Lebanon.
Graduate rotation students (2012 – current)
Mary Mathyer, John Dean, Gina Castelvecchi, Won Kyun Koh, Sarah Clippinger, Jennysue Kasiah