Samara Reck-Peterson, Ph.D.
sreckpeterson at

B.A. Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Ph.D. Cell Biology, Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow Ron Vale’s lab, University of California - San Francisco


Jenna Christensen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
jrc039 at

B.A. Molecular Biology, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO
Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago


Michael Cianfrocco, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
micianfrocco at

B.S. Biochemistry, Providence College
Ph.D. Biophysics, University of California - Berkeley

Working on: Mechanism of dynein regulation

Mike's webpage

Morgan DeSantis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
modesantis at

B.A. Biochemistry, The College of Wooster
Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania

Zaw Htet
Biophysics Graduate Student
zmhtet at

B.S. Engineering Physics, University of California - Berkeley

Working on: Mechanism of dynein regulation

Agnieszka (Aga) Kendrick, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
agkendrick at

B.S. Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, Poland
M.S. Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver
Ph.D. Stuctural Biology and Biochemistry, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine

Ophélie Kompaoré
Undergraduate Student - B.A. Biological Anthropology, minor in General Biology (expected 2017)
okompaor at


Cassandra Niman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
cniman at

B.S. Physics, University of California - San Diego
M.S. Physics, University of Oregon
Ph.D. Biophysics, Lund University, Sweden

Bret Redwine, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
reitweil at

BS Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
PhD Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University

Working on: Cryo-electron microscopy to understand the structural basis of dynein's motility mechanism


John Salogiannis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
John_Salogiannis at

B.S. Double Degree in Neurobiology/Physiology and Psychology, University of Maryland
Ph.D. Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Phuoc Tien Tran
Research Associate
ptt011 at

B.A. in Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN