Past Lab Members

Pierangelo Nitzkowski


Undergraduate Researcher
2023 - 2024


Gabrielle Romano


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2023 - 2024


Ziyan Nie


Undergraduate Researcher
2023-2024

Currently Master's Student,

Yunan Hu


PhD Rotation Student
Winter 2023-2024


Ida Alam


PhD Rotation Student
Fall 2023


Tsion Tegicho


Research Specialist
2023

Currently Research Specialist, University of Chicago


Ryan Bridgeport


Research Specialist
2022 - 2023

Currently Medical Student, University of South Florida


Hunter White


Research Specialist
2021 - 2022

Camron Prince


Research Technician
2022

Currently Master’s Student, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona



Claire Reist


Summer Undergraduate Researcher
UNC SOLAR Program
Rollins College
2022

Currently PhD Student at UNC



Evan Drage


PhD Rotation Student
Winter 2021-2022


Suzanne Meinig


Research Specialist
2017 - 2021

Currently Senior Proposal Specialist at PPD, Thermo Fisher Scientific


Benjamin Darwitz


PhD Rotation Student
Fall 2021


Jade Macdonald


Undergraduate Researcher and Research Technician
2017 - 2020
Funded in part through a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Currently PhD Candidate, Medical University of South Carolina


Bryan Zorn, Msci


Research Specialist
2015 - 2019

Currently Consultant at Cognant


Liliana Mckay


PhD Rotation Student
Fall 2019


Mercedes Warren


PhD Rotation Student
2019


Nikki Wallace


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2017 - 2019

Currently Recruitment Coordinator for Wake County


Justin Graham, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow
2015 - 2018
Funded through Multidisciplinary Research Training in Pulmonary Diseases Training Grant

Currently Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University


Ashelyn Sidders


PhD Rotation Student
2018


Calvin Wagner


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2016 - 2018

Currently PhD Candidate, Wake Forest University


Kate Aberman


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2016 - 2018

Currently Health Care Assistant, Planned Parenthood


Nicholas Vitko, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow
2016 - 2017
Funded through Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Training Grant

Currently Senior Scientist, Pfizer


Cindy Gode-Potratz, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow
2011 - 2017
Funded through a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Currently Associate Medical Director, Physicians’ Education Resources


Taylor Tibbs


PhD Rotation Student
2017


Lacey Lopez


PhD Rotation Student
2017


Zach Billman


PhD Rotation Student
2017


Kaylyn Pogson


Undergraduate Researcher
Depts. of Biology and English
2016 - 2017

Currently Medical Student, UNC


Stephen Lanahan


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
BS with Honors – Research Thesis
2015 - 2017

Currently PhD Candidate, Yale


Mark Baumgarten


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
BS with Highest Honors – Research Thesis
2015 - 2017

Currently Resident Physician


Wes Sanders, Msci


Research Technician
2014 - 2016

Currently Research Technician, UNC


Joseph Hatch, MPH


Research Specialist
2011 - 2016

Currently Research Specialist, UNC


Boya Wang


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Chemistry
BS with Highest Honors – Research Thesis
2014 - 2016

Currently MD/PhD Student @ UNC/NIH Cambridge Oxford Program


Elizabeth Mathias


Rotation Student
2015


Jeremiah Marden, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow
2010 - 2014

Currently Research Associate, University of Connecticut


Lauren Radlinski


Rotation Student
2014


Angela Lovett


Rotation Student
2014


Zach Nash


Rotation Student
2014


Joseph Yoo


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2014


Sarah Council


Graduate Student
2008 - 2013

Currently Associate Director of Scientific Engagement & Training, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies


Ruth Martell-Martinez


Summer Undergraduate Researcher
UNC SURE Program
Univ. of Puerto Rico
2013

Currently Resident Doctor, University of New Mexico


Jennie Chaohui Yang


Undergraduate Researcher
Clinical Lab Science
2012 - 2013

Currently Laboratory Supervisor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Nanette Fulcher, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate
2004 - 2012

Currently Graphic Designer, Pie Chart Graphic Design


Kimberly (Coggan) MacHale


Graduate Student
2008 - 2012

Currently Senior Director, Nonclinical Science at Dermavant Sciences


Steven Kim


Rotation Student
2012


Mary Pate Mills


Undergraduate Researcher
2011 - 2012

Currently Physician @ Wake Forest Medical School


Erich Klem


Research Technician
2004 - 2011

Currently Field Application Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific


Erich Scheller


Rotation Student
2011


Naomi Chun


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2011


Amy Baek


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2010 - 2011

Currently Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, UNC Health


Erin Fuchs, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow
2007 - 2010
Funded through Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Training Grant

Currently Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin


Adriana Jones


Graduate Student
2006 - 2010

Currently Senior Principal Research Associate, Moderna


Courtney Roberts


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2009 - 2010

Currently Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota


Ryan Heiniger


Graduate Student
2005 - 2009

Currently Associate Scientist, Syngenta Seeds


Danica Rowe


Undergraduate Researcher
School of Nursing
2009

Currently Transplant Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins Hospital


James Green


Undergraduate Researcher
School of Nursing
2008 - 2009


Shauna Swanson


Rotation Student
2008


Sarah Dickson


Undergraduate Researcher
School of Nursing
2007


Todd Kijek


Rotation Student
2006


Jonathan Faranda


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2006


Erin McElvania-Tekippe


Rotation Student
2005


Candace Bruno


Undergraduate Researcher
College of Arts and Sciences
2004 - 2005

Currently Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Bruno Integrative Dentistry


Derek Lundberg


Undergraduate Researcher
Dept. of Biology
2004

Currently Principal Investigator, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Anthony Fehr


Summer Undergraduate Researcher
UNC SURE Program
University of Nebraska
2004

Currently Assistant Professor, University of Kansas