Moe R Mahjoub, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine (Division of Nephrology)

Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

Tao Cheng, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tao’s research is focused on understanding how centrosomal defects contribute to the development of cystic kidney diseases.

Rashmi Nanjundappa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rashmi is focused on understanding the mechanisms regulating centriole assembly and ciliogenesis in multiciliated cells.

Ewa Langner, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ewa is studying metabolic reprogramming in polycystic kidney disease.
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Recent lab pics

Former lab members:

Lai Kuan Dionne – Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-18)

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 (2015-19)

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 (2013-17)

Ewelina’s project was focused on understanding mechanisms that regulate centriole maturation in quiescent cells. She is currently living in Greece, and works in the R&D department at Zoonomi.

Erica Silva – Post-graduate Research Associate (2012-14)

Erica helped to define the function of a new centriolar satellite protein, Ccdc11, in both motile and sensory-ciliated cells. She is currently in the MSTP program at University of California, San Diego.

Emily John – Post-graduate Research Associate (2014-15)

Emily examined the consequences of Ccdc11 mutation during zebrafish development. She is currently in medical school at the University of Missouri.

Youssef Mohsen – Visiting Graduate Student (2013)

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.

Graduate rotation students (2012 – current)

Mary Mathyer, John Dean, Gina Castelvecchi, Won Kyun Koh, Sarah Clippinger