Joel McManus
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology (by courtesy)
Ph.D. 2007 University of Wisconsin – Madison



Gemma May
Researcher and Lab Manager
M.S. 2004 University of Wisconsin-Madison



Christina Akirtava


Christina Akirtava
Ph.D. student
Biological Sciences


Melissa Tosiano
Ph.D. student
Biological Sciences

Current undergraduate student researchers

Cassia Williams-Rogers



Lab Alumni

Kiran Mirpuri, B.S. Biological Sciences 2021.

Saina Mahera, M.S. Computational Biology 2020

Ayushi Sood, M.S. Computational Biology 2020

Valerie Collins, B.S. Biological Sciences 2020

Salini Konikkat, Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2016 (postdoc 2016-2018; currently Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sharma Lab).

Yizhu Lin, Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2018. Postdoctoral associate with Steven Floor at UCSF

Brendan Wee, M.S. Computational Biology 2019.

Lauren Nazzaro, B.S. Biological Sciences 2019.

Hunter Kready, B.S. Biological Sciences 2019.

Alexander Muralles, B.S. Biological Sciences 2019, Research Bioinformaticist at CMU

Tianqi Tang, M.S. Computational Biology 2018. Ph.D. student at USC

Pieter Spealman, Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2017.  Postdoctoral associate with David Gresham at NYU.

Myles Mao, M.S. Computational Biology 2017.  Employed Roche.

Chaohao Gu, M.S. Computational Biology 2017.  Ph.D student at Baylor College of Medicine.

Laura Parella, B.S. Biological Sciences 2016.  Employed at Epic.

Easwaran Ramamurthy, M.S. in Computational Biology 2015. Ph.D student in the  CMU / University of Pittsburgh Combined Program in Computational Biology (CPCB).

Alexis Oguh, B.S. Biological Sciences 2014. Currently an NIH Post-baccalaureate scholar.

Alan Shteyman, M.S. Computational Biology 2014.  Currently a Ph.D student in CMU Biological Sciences.

Tara Tappen, M.S. in Biological Sciences 2014.

Naveen Chandromahon, M.S. Computational Biology 2012.  Co-found Heragen and Carot Labs.