Dr. Sofia B. Lizarraga is originally from Peru. She got her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University studying the assembly of the mitotic spindle in the laboratory of Dr. Yixian Zheng. She became fascinated with the role of the cytoskeleton during neuronal development and did her postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher A. Walsh. She continued her work in neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus on autism at Brown University as an investigator in the laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Morrow.
Dr. Evelyn Chukwurah is originally from Nigeria. She conducted her graduate work with Dr. Rekah Patel at University of South Carolina focusing on innate immunity. Her main project in the lab is focusing on bridging chromatin regulatory mechanisms and neuro-inflammation in the pathology of autism spectrum disorders.
Seon Hye Cheon (Sunny) is originaly from Seoul, South Korea. She conducted her undergraduate studies in biological Science in HanYang University. Sunny got a Masters degree of Biological Sciences from Seoul National University. Her masters work focused on the regulation of histone H3 phosphorylation by NIMA and AuroraB. After her masters she conducted work on stem cell research and natural scaffolds in Medikhan Inc. Her project is focused on the role of chromatin regulatory mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders
Mary-Kate Lawlor is originally from Medford, NJ. As a student of USC's honors college, Mary-Kate's studies are focused on biology with minors in Spanish and Medical Humanities. She hopes to attend medical school and become a doctor. Her project is currently focused on membrane trafficking in mouse neuronal development
Anna Bagnell is originally from Maryland. Anna is a honors student completing her studies in biochemistry. Her goal is to go to graduate school. She is a magellan scholar who is focusing on the role of chromatin regulatory factors in neuronal development in the lab.
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Carly Tew is originally from Florida. Carly is a senior at USC majoring in public health. Her goal is to help people by becoming a physician assistant. In lab she makes sure all things run smoothly! When she is not in lab or studying you can find her leading the racquetball club at USC and playing & wining in racquetball tournaments!