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Lab Members

Meet all of the talented people who contribute to our amazing research team!  See where Jaspersen lab alumni are at, learn where our Stowers Summer Scholars are from and catch up on our visiting scientists!

 

Interested in joining the Jaspersen lab as a postdoc, student or summer scholar? Email Sue at slj@stowers.org.

 

Andrew Bestul

Andrew Bestul

Research Specialist
anb@stowers.org
Room 376

 

PhD University of Chicago
BS Marquette University


Project: Spindle pole body structure and membrane insertion in fission yeast

Jingjing Chen

Jingjing Chen

Postdoc/Research Specialist
jic@stowers.org
Room 376

 

PhD Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
MS Hubei University
BS Yangtze University


Project: Control of spindle pole body and nuclear pore complex assembly by Ndc1

Jennifer Gardner

Jennifer Gardner

Research Technician/Lab Manager
jeb@stowers.org
Room 372

 

BS University of Colorado, Boulder


Project: Nuclear envelope composition and inter-organelle interactions

Sue Jaspersen

Sue Jaspersen

Associate Investigator
slj@stowers.org
Room 375A

 

PhD University of California, San Francisco
BS Georgetown University

Azqa Khan

Azqa Khan

Predoctoral Researcher
Akhan@stowers.org
Room 372

 

MS Biology- School of Science & Engineering, LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan
BS Applied Biosciences- National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan


Project: Regulation of nuclear envelope complexes during gametogenesis



Preethi Kunchala

Preethi Kunchala

Predoctoral Researcher
Pkunchala@stowers.org
Room 372

 

BSc Biochemistry, Chemistry and Microbiology- St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, India


Project: Mechanisms of spindle size control

Lydia McLaughlin

Lydia McLaughlin

Administrative Assistant
lmm@stowers.org
Room 375

Snehabala Saravanan

Snehabala Saravanan

Postbaccalorate Student
Ssaravanan@stowers.org
Room 372

 

M. Tech Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India


Project: Identification of novel nuclear envelope factors

Shary Shelton

Shary Shelton

Postdoc
SShelton@stowers.org
Room 376

 

PhD Pharmacology, The University of Kansas Medical Center
BS Microbiology, Colorado State University


Project: Inner nuclear membrane composition during gametogenesis

Joe Varberg

Joe Varberg

Postdoc
JVarberg@stowers.org
Room 376

 

PhD Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine
BS Chemistry, Rockhurst University


Project: Nuclear pore complex regulation and distribution
Follow Joe @JMVarberg

Daisy May

Daisy May

Editorial Assistant


Lab Alumni
2016-2018 Briana Holt (research technician) Stay at home mom
2008-2018 Christine Smoyer (technician; predoctoral researcher) – postdoc with Kassie Ori-McKenney, UC Davis
2016-2018 Shivaani Krishna (Stowers summer scholar/undergraduate researcher) – graduate student UC Davis
2015-2017 Ann Cavanaugh (postdoc) – Assistant Professor, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
2013-2016 Lynn Andreas Stoltz (Stower summer scholar; technician) – CernerCorporation
2012-2016 Shannon Burns (research technician) – clinical research technician, Mosaic Health Systems
2012-2016 David Obeso (postdoc) – high school science teacher, Madrid,Spain
2011-2015 Santharam Katta (postdoc) – Scientist, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
2011-2013 Zhiyong Xiong (postdoc) – Research Scientist, Inner Mongolia Potato Engineering and Technology Research Center, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
2011-2012 Alexander Smith (undergraduate student)
2010-2012 Suman Ghosh (postdoc) – Senior Scientist, Merck, Pittsburg, PA
2009-2011 Christine Whetstine (technician) – stay at home mom
2009-2011 Peter Jabbour (undergraduate student; technician) – technician Molecular Biology at Stowers Institute: consultant Polymathic
2008-2009 Megan Rogge (Stowers summer scholar; technician) – M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine; dermatology resident, Mt. Sinai Hospital New York; Assistant Professor of Dermatology University of Texas
2008-2008 Claudia Lang (graduate student; co-mentored with Peter

Philippsen) – medical geneticist/director of laboratory medicine, Viollier, Basel, Switzerland
2006-2009 Beth Stensrud (postdoc) – Adjunct Professor, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
2006-2009 Robert Chisholm (postdoc) – J.D., University of Missouri at Kansas City; Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
2006-2012 Jennifer Friederichs (technician) – stay at home mom
2006-2007 Emily Hoffman Smith (Stowers summer scholar; technician)  – M.D., University of Missouri School of Medicine; dermopathology resident, University of Michigan Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Missouri
2005-2007 Adriana Martin Korpela (technician) – M.S. in genetic counseling, Sarah Lawrence College; genetic counselor

Summer Scholars
2018 Marintia Mayola Nava Garcia (Stowers summer scholar)
2018 Anastasia Croitoru (Stowers summer scholar)
2016 Shivaani Krishna (Stowers summer scholar/undergraduate researcher) – graduate student UC Davis
2016 Cecilia Gomez Inclan (Stowers summer scholar)
2015 Augusto Ortego Granillo (Stowers summer scholar) – SIMR graduate student
2015 Conor McMann (Stowers summer scholar) – MIT graduate student
2014 Grace Keane (Stowers summer scholar) – medical school Washington University, St. Louis
2014 Rebecca Cohen (Stowers summer scholar)
2014 Ann Sizemore (Stowers summer scholar) – MS University of Pennsylvania; bioinformaticist, Broad Institute
2013 Lynn Andreas Stoltz (Stower summer scholar; technician) – Cerner Corporation
2008 Megan Rogge (Stowers summer scholar; technician)  – M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine; dermatology resident, Mt. Sinai Hospital New York; Assistant Professor of Dermatology University of Texas
2006 Emily Hoffman Smith (Stowers summer scholar; technician)  – M.D., University of Missouri School of Medicine; dermopathology resident, University of Michigan Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Missouri

Visiting Scientists
2019 Grant King, Elcin Unal Lab University of California, Berkeley (http://www.unal-and-brar-labs.org)
2018 Sara Gonzalez Arranz, Pedro Segundo Lab, Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics, Salamanca, Spain (http://ibfg.es/en/pedro-san-segundo-en)
2018 MariaSant Mangione, Kathy Gould Lab, Vanderbilt University (https://lab.vanderbilt.edu/gould-lab/)
2016-2017 Marisa Segal, Cambridge University (https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/segal)
2016 Tina Sing, Grant Brown Lab University of Toronto (http://brown.biochemistry.utoronto.ca)