Jillian Pearring, PhD

Principal Investigator

  • Postdoctoral Fellow with Vadim Arshavsky, Duke University
  • PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Louisville
  • BA in Biology, Boston University

Enjoys going to baseball games, a good cup of coffee and biking to work




Amanda Travis, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • PhD in Pharmacology, Duke University
  • BA in Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder

Enjoys basketball and obsessively researching something new every couple weeks


Jorge Martínez-Márquez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan
  • Post-Baccaulaureate Research Education Program, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • BS in Biology, University of Puerto Rico

Enjoys basketball and video games


Nafisa Nuzhat

Graduate Student, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology 

  • BS in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan 

Enjoys photography, globe trotting and pampering her cat Basirah


Hanh Truong

Graduate Student, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program 

  • BS from University of California-Santa Cruz

Enjoys making yogurt and playing with her 9 week old kitten


Jason Willer

Senior Laboratory Specialist

  • BFA in Photography, University of Louisville
  • Research Analyst II for Nicholas Katsanis PhD, Duke University
  • Research Technician for Ron Gregg PhD, University of Louisville

Enjoys NCAA Basketball, collecting records and listening to funk in the lab 


Julia Woodson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • Pursuing a degree in Biology, Health, and Society, University of Michigan

Enjoys hiking, rock climbing and baking

Lab Alumni

Fatima Kassem

Masters Student, MCDB

  • BS in Biochemistry and Human Biology, University of Toronto

Enjoys drinking coffee, playing sports (track, volleyball, soccer), learning Portugueses and photography

Riley O'Keefe

Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • Pursuing a degree in Neuroscience and Spanish, University of Michigan

Enjoys cooking and reading

Karen Hug

Research Laboratory Associate

  • BS is Biochemistry, University of Michigan
  • Minor in Chinese Language and Culture, University of Michigan

Graduate Student at University of California-Santa Cruz

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