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Samara Reck-Peterson, Ph.D.
Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
sreckpeterson at ucsd.edu

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

Sam's CV

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Jenna Christensen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
jrc039 at ucsd.edu

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

Funded by: Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award

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Morgan DeSantis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
modesantis at ucsd.edu

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

Funded by: Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

                                       

                                

Andrea Dickey
Graduate Student
adickey at ucsd.edu

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California - Berkeley

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John Gillies
Biology Graduate Student
jgillies at ucsd.edu

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Oregon

Funded by: Molecular Biophysics Training Grant

 

 

Ameerah Holliday
Administrative Assistant
aholliday at ucsd.edu

B.A. English Literature, San Diego State University, CA
 

Zaw Htet
Biophysics Graduate Student
zmhtet at ucsd.edu

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

Funded by: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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

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

Funded by: Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award

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Rachael McMinimy
Research Associate
rmcminimy at ucsd.edu

B.A. Neuroscience and Biology, Oberlin College, OH

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John Salogiannis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
John_Salogiannis at hms.harvard.edu

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

Funded by: Charles King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

                                                                          

David Snead, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
dsnead at ucsd.edu

B.S. Chemistry, Haverford University, PA
M.D/Ph.D. Biochemistry Cornell University, NY

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D. Alexander Stevens
Graduate Student
d2steven at ucsd.edu

B.A. Double Degree in Biology and Spanish Literature, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
 


Lab Assistants and Undergraduate Students

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Adriana Aguilar-Maldonado
Undergraduate Researcher
ada022 at ucsd.edu

Majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, expected graduation in 2019

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Oscar Donosa
Lab Assistant
odonosa at ucsd.edu

Majoring in Cell Biology and Psychology, expected graduation in 2019

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Kelly Hayes
Undergraduate Researcher
k2hayes at ucsd.edu

Majoring in Bioengineering/Biotechnology, expected graduation in 2020


Past Lab Members

Bret Redwine
Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D. Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University

Current position: Research Specialist, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

 

Phuoc Tien Tran
Research Associate

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

Current position: Graduate Student, Harvard University

Cassandra Niman
Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Current position: Advanced Imaging Sales Specialist with Nikon Instruments

Ophélie Kompaoré
Lab Assistant

B.A. Biological Anthropology, minor in General Biology

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Michael Cianfrocco
Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Current position: Research Assistant Professor at U-M Life Sciences Institute/ Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry at U-M Medical School

Martin Egan
Postdoctoral fellow

B.S. (Hons) Biological Sciences, Exeter University, Exeter UK
Ph.D. Molecular Plant Pathology, Exeter University, Exeter UK
Worked on: Regulation of microtubule based transport in Aspergillus nidulans
Current position: Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas

Mark McClintock
Graduate Student

B.A. Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D. Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University
Worked on: Determining the relationship between microtubule-based transport and cytotoxic protein aggregation.
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow with Simon Bullock at the LMB MRC

Himanish Basu
Graduate Student

B.S. Microbiology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India
M.S. Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Worked on: Microtubule based transport in Aspergillus nidulans
Current position: Graduate student in Tom Schwarz' lab, Children's Hospital Boston

Mark Chonofsky
Undergraduate Student

Worked on: Identification of novel genes required for microtubule-based transport in Aspergillus nidulans
Current position: Undergraduate student at the University of Cambridge, UK

Nathan Derr
Graduate Student

B.A. Physics, Amherst College
Ph.D. Biophyscis, Harvard University
Worked on: Biophysical mechanisms of individual and ensemble molecular motors
Current position: Assistant Professor of Biology, Smith College

Marisa Di Gregorio
Laboratory Assistant

B.S. Biology, Salem State College
Current position: Associate Scientist at Biogen

Karen Easley
Administrative Assistant

B.S. Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Current position: Research Operations Manager, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Brian Goodman
Graduate Student

B.S. Biochemistry, Brandeis University
Ph.D. Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University
Worked on: Mechanisms of multiple motor ensembles in vivo and in vitro
Current position: Senior Associate, Flagship VentureLabs 

Natalie Heer
Undergraduate Student

B.A. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Worked on: Identification of novel genes required for microtubule-based transport in Aspergillus nidulans
Current position: Graduate student at MIT

Ian Hollyer
Lab Manager (2014-2016)

B.A. Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Worked on: Discovery of the dynein proteome.
Current position: Medical Student at Northwestern University School of Medicine

Julie Huang
Lab Director

B.A. Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard University
Worked on: Mechanisms used by dynein-associated factors to modulate dynein motility
Current position: Director of Research Administration, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Weihong Qiu
Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. Physics, Nankai University
M.S. Applied Physics, Nankai University
Ph.D. Biophysics, The Ohio State University
Worked on: Molecular mechanism of dynein motility and regulation
Current position: Assistant Professor of Physics, Oregon State University

Anthony Roberts
Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. (Hons) Biochemistry, Imperial College, London
Ph.D. Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Leeds
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow with Peter Knight, Stan Burgess (Leeds) and Sam Reck-Peterson (Harvard)
Current position: Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Fellow Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Principal Investigatorat Birkbeck, Univeristy of London

Kaeling Tan
Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. (Hons) Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ph.D. Science, University of Melbourne, Australia
Worked on: Identification of novel genes required for microtubule-based transport in Aspergillus nidulans
Current position: Senior Instructor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macao 

Michael Wu
Undergraduate Student

B.A. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Worked on: Identification of novel genes required for microtubule-based transport in Aspergillus nidulans
Current Position: Business Associate Consultant at ZS Associates

Sirui Zou
Graduate Student

B.S. Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
Worked on: Structural and functional studies of dynein and its regulation


Past Interns and Summer Students

Amalia Driller-Colangelo
Summer student

Undergraduate student at Smith College

Nate Harper
Summer student

Undergraduate student at Lafayette College