Rm 634 Mellon Institute
4400 5th Ave
Office Phone: email me
Phone Lab: 412 268 9290
Dr. Katherine Buckley
Senior Research Scientist
I study the development and evolution of immune systems. I am also interested in using BAC recombineering and “nano tagging” to characterize cis-regulatory modules to study gene regulation.
Dr. Gregory Cary
I manage the Echinobase website, now hosted at CMU, and am actively working to improve genome assemblies and annotations for a variety of Echinoderm species to empower comparative genomics approaches. I am also interested in understanding how low-affinity binding sites evolve and the consequences of low-affinity binding on the evolution of GRNs.
Dr. William Hatleberg
Evolution of GRNs across embryo, larval and adult life phases. I’m studying how GRNs can co-opt to produce novel phenotypes and for convergence of phenotypes. I’m also interested in understanding the function of highly conserved noncoding elements.
Minyan (Mia) Zheng
GRNs for Regeneration: Does regeneration recapitulate Development? Sea star larvae are able to regenerate their anterior brain. I am studying the GRN that for brain regeneration and comparing this to developmental pathways. In particular, I am interested to understand the enhancers that control AP axis reformation and how they function in development in comparison to regeneration.
Andrew Wolff (and Pumpkin)
I am working to understand the Cellular control of regeneration. I am identifying the populations of cells that initiate proliferation to reform lost tissue and want to understand how they are regulated to initiate proliferation.
Annie Meyer (and Monty)
I am developing the Echinobase Ortholog Project (EBOP), a comparative genomics tool for the Echinobase website, through generating ortholog predictions, creating an online interactive display, and linking with other species’ databases.
A very good boy. Will eat your socks if you don’t watch them carefully. 13/10
- Rene Francolini. Masters in Computational Biology. 2016. (Research Assistant, Jed Goldstone Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)
- Alys Cheatle Jarvela. Ph.D. 2015. (Postdoc Leslie Pick. U. Maryland)
- Pradipata Ray. (Co-advised Eric Xing LTI). Ph.D. 2013. (Research Scientist, UT Dallas Center for Systems Biology)
- Brenna McCauley Ph.D. 2012. (Postdoc Baylor College Medicine).
- Sabah Kadri. Ph.D. 2012. (Associate Computational Biologist at Broad Institute, MIT)
- Kristen Yankura. Ph.D. 2012. (Postdoc UCLA)
- Stephanie Hughes. Masters Biological Sciences 2012
- Walter Lewis. Masters Computational Biology 2012
- Siyao Wang (2019). Honors Research. (Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University)
- Njairé Mckoy (2017)
- Katherine Huang (2017). Honors Research. (Ph.D. Candidate, UPenn)
- Nikkita Mishra
- Annette Ko (2015). HHMI researcher. NIH PostBac program
- Lazar Lalone (2014). Med School. UQ
- Sowyma Yennan (2014)
- Laura Filliger (2013). Honors Research. (PhD Candidate U. Rhode Island)
- Abigail Cryan (2013)
- Lisa Brubaker (2012). Honors Research. (NIH Postbaccalaureate)
- Megan Libonati (2012). (NIH Postbaccalaureate)
- Eda Akyar (2011). Honors Research. Fulbright Scholar 2011-2012. Yale MPH
- Claire Koechlein (2011) (PhD Candidate UCSD). Honors Research. Recipient Elizabeth Jones Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
- Ron Baski (2011)
- Cameron Exner (2010) (PhD Candidate UC Berkeley)
- Susan Alfs (2010) (Keck Graduate School)
- Charlotte Jennings (2009). Honors Research. (PhD Candidate UC Berkeley)
- Megan Martik (2009) (PhD Candidate Duke)
- Erin Weideman/Wright (2009) (Animal wildlife management program. London U.K.).
- Nicole Traphaggen (Clarkson College)
- Hala Rosa Saad (2011) (Brooklyn College). Now Ph.D. Columbia
- Jeremy Gale (2010) (Stockton College). Now PhD
- Karen Kormuth (2009) (Washington and Jefferson U.) Now CMU Ph.D. candidate in Biology.
- Amy Kerin (2008) (Washington and Jefferson U.).