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

Kylie Elizabeth Calderon
Research Technician

Kylie started in the lab in May 2018 and worked to uncover the causes of post-stroke dementia. Kylie graduated with a degree in Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona in 2021. Kylie was then accepted as a medical student at Duke University School of Medicine where she will no doubt continue to do amazing things as a soon-to-be-physician in the class of 2025. 

Frankie Garcia

In the Summer of 2019, Frankie joined the Doyle lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant to help with projects that focus on post-stroke mixed dementia and Alzheimer’s pathology. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and Mathematics at the University of Arizona in 2021. When he has the chance, Frankie enjoys playing his instrument with the band, volunteering with his Fraternity, and playing tennis with his friends. In 2021, Frankie was accepted into Columbia University and began pursuing a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.

Anna Jaison
Program Aide
Jacob Zbesko
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jacob Zbesko went to the University of Redlands where he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2015, he joined the UA ABBS program. In the Doyle lab, Jacob investigated the mechanism by which the glial scar forms after stroke and its effectiveness at segregating the area of damage from the surrounding tissue, as well as determining the role B cells play in the development of post-stroke cognitive decline. When not in the lab, Jacob enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and soccer. After graduation in 2020, Jacob accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California San Diego.

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

Heather Linn Thompson

Senior Design Quality Engineer, Ventana Medical Systems


John Davies

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute

Emily Goldberg, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School of Medicine

Jason Pugh, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Kristin Renkema, PhD

Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University

Brian Rudd, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunology, Cornell University

Megan Smithey, PhD

Senior Scientist, Vir Biotechnology Inc.

Justin Frere

MD, PhD Candidate Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dragana Nikolich-Zugich

Research Associate

Carly Cabel

PhD Candidate, University of Arizona - Cancer Biology

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

Schenten Lab

Marvin O'Ketch
Juliana Costanzo

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

Kevin J Holt

Current position: Graduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Worchester

Brenna Nicole Hall
Research Technician
Cameron Levi Larson

Research Technician

Wu Lab

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

Krysta Felix

Graduate Student

Weshely Kujur

Research Technician

Jesse Altemus
Research Technician
Nicholas Bates
Research Technician
Anna Li
Research Technician

Campos Lab

Matthew Bronnimann

Graduate Student

Christine Calton

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Mingfeng Lu

Masters Student

Shaan Bhullar
UBRP Student
Eduardo Gamez
Student Worker
Erica Spence
Student Worker
Brittany Uhlorn

Graduate Assistant, Research

Goodrum Lab

Mike Rak

Graduate Student

Katie Caviness

Graduate Student

Mahadevaiah Umashankar


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


Joseph W Alvin, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Meucci Ilunga

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

Marilyn Renner, B.S.

Current position: Lab Director, Nestle Purina

Derrick Callahan, B.S.

Current position: Graduate student, University of Pittsburgh

Arijita Jash, Ph.D.

Current Position: Staff Scientist, University of Virginia

Krista Kennerly, B.S., M.S.

Current Position: Senior Research Technician, Washington University in St. Louis

Kranti Peddada, B.S.

Current position: Orthopedic surgeon, University of California, Davis

Whitney Purtha, Ph.D.

Current position: Senior Scientist, Amgen

Diana Gerardo

Current Position: Research Associate, Ventana Medical Systems

Amy Becker, PhD

Current position: Senior Scientist, Intellia Therapeutics

Kelly Hu

Current Position: Medical student, New York University

Wing Lam, Ph.D.

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, with a joint position between Stanford University and Amgen

Ian Aloysius Mccabe
Research Technician

Current Position: Graduate student, Washington University in St. Louis

Kelvin William Pond, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Katye Totten

Current Position: Research Associate, Ventana Medical Systems

Yinan Wang

Current Position: Senior Scientist, New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratories

Rachel Wong
PhD student

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Vir Biotechnology

Wilson Lab

Amanda Marie Ruiz
Research Technician

Research Technician

Christopher Wincek
Research Technician

Shrikant Lab

Ferron Sonderegger

Research Specialist, Principal

Joao Paulo Costa Pinho
Research Specialist
Geetanjali Gupta
Research Specialist, Senior
Partha Samadder
Research Specialist, Senior