lab members

Dr. Kausik Si, Ph.D.

Associate Investigator

 

Dr. Si came to the Stowers Institute in June 2005.  Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurobiology at Columbia University in New York City where he worked with Dr. Eric R. Kandel.  He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York in 1999.

Raquel Barajas Azpeleta

Predoctoral Researcher, GSSIMR

 

Raquel joined Stowers in August  2014 as a Ph.D. candidate in Biology at the Institute’s Graduate School.  She joined the Si Lab in April 2015.  Raquel received her Master of Science in Genetics and Cell Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

 

Matthew Christenson

Predoctoral Researcher, GSSIMR


Matthew joined Stowers in August 2014 and joined the Si Lab in June 2015.   He is a Ph.D. student in Biology at the Institute's Graduate School.   He received his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 

Blake Ebner

Predoctoral Researcher, KUMC

 

Blake joined the Si Lab in the Summer of 2013 as a Rotation Student and is now a Predoctoral Researcher.  He is a student at the University of Kansas Medical Center's MD-PhD program where he is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular and Integrative Physiology.  Blake received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.

Ruben Hervas-Millan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Ruben joined the Si Lab in January 2016.

Paulo Leal

Research Technician II

 

Paulo joined Stowers in May 2015 as a Research Tecnician in Si Lab.  He received his Master of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology from the Univesity of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, in May 2014.

Liying Li

Predoctoral Researcher, KUMC

 

Liying joined the Si Lab in November 2010 as an IGPBS Rotation Student and became a Predoctoral Researcher in 2011.  Liying is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  She received her Bachelor of Science from the College of Life Sciences at Peking University in Beijing, China.

Zelha Nil

Predoctoral Researcher, KUMC

 

Zelha joined the Si Lab in March 2014 as an IGPBS Rotation Student and became a Predoctoral Researcher in June 2014.  Zelha is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  She received her Bachelor of Science from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

Younshim Park

Predoctoral Researcher, KUMC

 

 

Kyle Patton

Predoctoral Researcher, GSSIMR

Kyle joined Stowers in August 2015 as a Ph.D. candidate in Biology at the Institute’s Graduate School.  He joined the Si Lab in April 2016.  Kyle received his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

 

 

Sunny Sharma

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

Sunny joined the Si Lab in July 2014.  Prior to coming to Stowers, he was a graduate student at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in Calcutta, India.  He received his Ph.D. in Structural Biology from Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India.

Chaoying Zhang

Senior Research Technician

 

Chaoying joined Stowers in February 2016 as a Senior Research Tecnician in Si Lab.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Jilin University of Technology, in Changchun, China.

Chuankai “Kai” Zhou

Postgraduate Researcher

 

Kai first joined Stowers in 2009 as an international scholar.  He joined Rong Li's lab in 2010 as a predoctoral researcher and came to Si lab in September 2015. Kai received his Bachelor of Science from the College of Life Sciences at Peking University in Beijing, China and his Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.