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Cortney Lawrence, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Next: Associate Consultant, Global Regulatory Affairs CMC, Eli Lilly and Company

Sara Conard, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Next: Project Specialist II, INC Research

Jennifer Bradford

Jennifer Bradford, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Emory University
Next: Assistant Professor, Georgia Regents University

Daniela Basseres

Daniela Basseres, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, University of Campinas, Brazil
Next: Assistant Professor, Universidade de São Paulo

Hancai Dan, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, University of South Florida
Next: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Jessica Hutti, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Harvard University
Next: Senior Scientist, Abbott

Raeshell Sweeting, MD – Clinical Fellow
MD, New York University
Next: Surgical Fellow, UNC Hospitals

Megan Kendellen, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Duke University
Next: Senior Clinical Project Support Specialist, Quintiles

Brian Bednarski, MD – Clinical Fellow
MD, Georgetown University Medical Center
Next: Surgical Oncology Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Graduate Students









Joel Durand

Genetics & Molecular Biology

BS, Grambling State University

PhD, 2018


Ricardo Antonia
Genetics & Molecular Biology
BS, University of Florida

PhD, 2018

Hung-Ching Hsia
Cell & Developmental Biology
MS, North Carolina State University
PhD, 2017
Next: Postdoc, University of California, San Diego

Amanda Rinkenbaugh
Molecular & Cellular Pathology
BS, University of Oklahoma
PhD, 2016
Next: Postdoc, Piwnica-Worms Lab, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Deepali Bang – Cell & Developmental Biology
MS, University of Delhi, India
PhD, 2014
Next: Med Student, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

Sarah Stein 2

Sarah Stein – Biology
BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PhD, 2013
Next: Postdoc, Pear Lab, University of Pennsylvania

Matthew Cooper – Genetics & Molecular Biology
BA, Lewis & Clark College
PhD, 2012
Next: Postdoc, Graves Lab, University of North Carolina

William Comb – Genetics & Molecular Biology
BS, Boston University
PhD, 2011
Next: Postdoc, Sabatini Lab, Whitehead Institute

Evan Merkhofer – Genetics & Molecular Biology
BS, Gettysburg College
PhD, 2010
Next: Postdoc, Johnson Lab, University of California, San Diego

Willie Wilson III – Genetics & Molecular Biology
MS, North Carolina Central University
PhD, 2009
Next: Postdoc, Dennis Lab, National Cancer Institute

Research Assistants

Jose Roques – Research Technician
BS, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Next: Research Technician, Mouse Phase One Unit

Patty Cogswell – Lab Manager
MS, University of Rochester
Next: Manager of Research, Chordoma Foundation

Sean Russell – Research Technician
BS, East Carolina University
Next: Physician Assistant Program, East Carolina University

Pat Tompkins – Research Technician
BS, SUNY Buffalo
Next: Operations Manager, Summerfield Farms


Michele Chinelo Nsianya – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

Graduated: May 2018

Stephanie Phelps – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

Debanjali Kundu – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

Shraddha Venkateswaran – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

Mayukh Sircar – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

Justina Chen – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

Caroline Hill – Research Assistant
Undergrad, University of North Carolina

High Schoolers

Sydney Floryanzia – Research Assistant
High Schooler, Apex High School