The Stowers Institute For Medical Research



Lab Members




Stowers Institute

Trainor Lab Alumni Members

Annita Achilleos

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Annita Achilleos is a postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine.

Kazushi Aoto

Senior Research Associate

Kazushi Aoto is an assistant professor at the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine.

Shachi Bhatt

Senior Research Associate

Shachi Bhatt is the Scientific Editor with the Journal of Experimental Medicine at Rockefeller University Press in New York City.

George Bugarinovic

Research Technician I


George Bugarinovic is currently a student at Harvard Medical School.

Amanda Barlow

Senior Research Associate

Amanda Barlow is an assistant professor with the Neurosciences Department the University of Toledo.

Zach Conley

Ph.D. Student

Zach Conley is currently a student at NYU in the dental program.

Jennifer Dennis

Ph.D. Student

Jennifer Dennis is an assistant professor with the Department of Biology & Environmental Health at Missouri Southern State University.

Raul Diaz

Ph.D. Student


Raul Diaz is an assistant professor with the Biology Department at La Sierra University.

Aude Frisdal

Postgraduate Researcher

Aude Frisdal is currently studying to be a midwifein Paris.

Kimberly Inman

Senior Research Associate

Kimberly Inman is an assistant professor with the Department of Natural Sciences at Shawnee State University.

Angelo Iulianella

Senior Research Associate

Angelo Iulianella is an associate professor with the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Dalhousie University.

Hiroshi Kurosaka

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hiroshi Kurosaka is an assistant professor at the Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry.

Natalie Jones

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Natalie Jonesis a project manager at Monash University in Clayton, Australia.

Liang Liang

Research Technician

Liang Liang is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Stanford University in the Department of Genetics.

Megan Lynn

Research Technician III

Megan Lynn is currently pursuing the challenging role of stay-at-home mom.


Jennifer Pace

Lab Manager

Jennifer Pace is a lab manager at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Daisuke Sakai

Senior Research Associate

Daisuke Sakai is a research assistant professor in the Lab of Developmental Neurobiology at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

Lisa Sandell

Senior Research Associate


Lisa Sandell is an assistant professor with the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology at the University of Louisville.

Naomi Tjaden

Ph.D. Student

Naomi Tjaden is finalizing her last two years of medical school at KUMC.

Macie Walker

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Macie Walker is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, Denver.