Alumni

Doyle Lab

Amanda Chung

Master's Student

Megan Irish Hayes

Research/Laboratory Assistant

Omar Hussein

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Maj Krumberger

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Justine Mona

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kristina Stepanovic

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alex Urzua

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Anna Jaison
Program Aide

Frelinger Lab

Daniel Powell

Assistant Research Specialist-Daniel completed his PhD in 2011 on Structural Modifications of LPS with Bob Ernst at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  His current interests center on the regulation of host adaptive responses by commensal and pathogenic bacteria. In his free time, Daniel enjoys cooking and hiking with his kids.

Harris Lab

Andrew D'Arcangelis

Undergraduate Student

Michelle Lensch

Undergraduate Student

Anastasia Miramontes

Graduate Student

Angela K Muise

Research Specialist

Lisa White

Senior Technician

Kunhs Lab

Neha Rajendra Deshpande

Graduate Student

David Isaiah Duron

Research Technician

Caleb Glassman

Research Technician

Karen Hernandez

Research Technician

Heather Parrish

Graduate Student

Katrina Tabanda Lichauco
Research Technician
Nedal Taha
Research Specialist

Nikolich-Zugich Lab

Justin Frere

MD, PhD Candidate Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai   https://mcb.arizona.edu/news/2018/justin-frere-loves-lab-and-feeling-mutual

Carly Cabel

PhD Candidate, University of Arizona - Cancer Biology

Heather Linn Thompson

Senior Design Quality Engineer, Ventana Medical Systems   https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-thompson-b1154b14/

 

John Davies

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute

Emily Goldberg, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Medicine   https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/programs/e_goldberg-2.profile

Jason Pugh, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University   https://profiles.stanford.edu/jason-pugh

Kristin Renkema, PhD

Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University   https://www.gvsu.edu/bms/kristin-renkema-280.htm

Brian Rudd, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunology, Cornell University    https://www.ruddlab.com/

Megan Smithey, PhD

Senior Scientist, Vir Biotechnology Inc.    https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-smithey-9496b88/

Carmine S Martinez
Research Specialist, Senior
Vikas Singh
Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Schenten Lab

Kevin J Holt

Current position: Graduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Worchester

Marvin O'Ketch
Juliana Costanzo

Research Technician. Current position: Medical Student at University of Massachusetts, Worchester 

Brenna Nicole Hall
Research Technician
Cameron Levi Larson

Research Technician

Wu Lab

Krysta Felix

Graduate Student

Weshely Kujur

Research Technician

Debdut Naskar, PhD

Post Doctoral Research Associate-I

Christina Klinger

Laboratory Manager

Fei Teng

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Eric Wu

Laboratory Manager

Maran Sprouse

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Jesse Altemus
Research Technician
Nicholas Bates
Research Technician

Campos Lab

Mingfeng Lu

Masters Student

Matthew Bronnimann

Graduate Student

Christine Calton

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Brittany Uhlorn

Graduate Assistant, Research

Goodrum Lab

Mike Rak

Graduate Student

Katie Caviness

Graduate Student

Mahadevaiah Umashankar

Postdoctoral

Lora Grainger

Graduate Student

Alex Petrucelli

Graduate Student

Jason C. Buehler
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Megan Peppenelli
Postdoctoral Associate I

Koshy Lab

Shraddha Tuladhar

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti (Dept of Immunology, St Jude's Children's Research Hospital)

Purdy Lab

Liz Dahlmann

Graduate Student

Debbie Mustacich

Scientific Investigator

Kelly Orth

Undergraduate Student

Marilyn T Marron
Research Specialist
Lisa Wise
Research Specialist

So Lab

Morgan M. Brown

Undergraduate Student

Timothy F. Chan

Undergraduate Student

Alyson Hockenberry
Danielle M. Hutchens

Undergraduate Student

Won Jong Kim

Graduate Student

Rahik Mazumder

Undergraduate Student

Mancheong (Iris) Ma
Graduate Student, So Lab

Johnson Lab

Preetham Hosur

Professional Science Masters (PSM), Applied Bioscience Program 2018

Itzel Rosa Gutierrez

Professional Science Masters (PSM), Applied Bioscience Program 2018

Michael Trial

BS, Biochemistry 2018

Savannah Weaver

Professional Science Masters (PSM), Applied Bioscience Program 2019

Angela Rivera

BS, Biochemistry 2019

Basmah Abdallah Maiga

Volunteer

Joseph W Alvin, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Meucci Ilunga
Volunteer

Meucci Watchman Ilunga, a 20-year-old Zairian-Diné member of the Dear Spring and Red Running into Water clans, will graduate summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a degree in Biochemistry. Meucci is from Kinłichíí, AZ, a small village in northern Arizona and one of the Navajo Nation’s 110 chapters. Drawing from the experiences of his mother—a former sheepherder—and his father—an immigrant from central Africa, Meucci has longed hope to live up to the example of service that both of his parents set for him growing up.

Meucci has been a volunteer peer mentor for Native American students at Carrillo elementary school, a dog-walker and kitten-socializer at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, has devoted time to the UA Astronomy Department’s MESCIT tutoring program,  served as a departmental ambassador for the UA Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and has lead efforts within his tribe to revitalize his culture through new technologies such as machine learning and geographic information system technologies.

In addition to his commitment to service, Meucci is an avid student of the biological sciences. He first started doing research in the lab of Drs. Christina Laukaitis and Robert Karn in the UA Cancer Center, then later in the lab of Dr. Michael D. L. Johnson in the UA Department of Immunobiology under the NIH Maximizing Access to Research Careers program. He also spent a summer at MIT studying computational protein techniques in the lab of Dr. Amy Keating.

Meucci has received many awards during his time at the University of Arizona. A sample of these distinctions includes earning the Navajo Nation’s prestigious Chief Manuelito scholarship for academic excellence, the UA’s Wildcat Excellence Award, and earning thrice the American Indian College Fund’s Full Circle scholarship.

Upon graduation, Meucci plans to go on to graduate school and to pursue a PhD in the field of synthetic biology—hopefully managing to bring the Diné idea of Hozhó along with him.

2020 University of Arizona awards:

(1) CBC Outstanding Biochemistry Senior
(2) College of Science Galileo Circle Scholar
(3) Dean of Students Nugent Award

 

Bhattacharya Lab

Diana Gerardo
Research Technician
Ian Aloysius McCabe
Research Technician
Kelvin William Pond, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Rachel Wong
Research Specialist

Wilson Lab

Amanda Marie Ruiz
Research Technician

Research Technician

Shrikant Lab

Ferron Sonderegger

Research Specialist, Principal

Geetanjali Gupta
Research Specialist, Senior
Partha Samadder
Research Specialist, Senior