Dr. Sofia B. Lizarraga is originally from Peru. She received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University studying the assembly of the mitotic spindle with Dr. Yixian Zheng. She became fascinated with the role of the cytoskeleton in neuronal development and did her postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Christopher A. Walsh. She continued her work in neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus on autism at Brown University as an investigator with Dr. Eric M. Morrow.
Dr. Calvin Leung is a postdoctoral fellow from California. He originally graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a bachelors degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology in 2013, following up with a PhD in Molecular Biology at UCLA in 2019. His research focuses on the gene ASH1L's effects on chromatin epigenetics and transcriptional regulation/analysis. When not in lab, Calvin enjoys spending time hiking and hanging out with his cat, Freddie.
Joseph Ward is originally from Florence, South Carolina. He graduated with a bachelors in Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2022 and plans to attend graduate school to achieve a PhD. He enjoys molecular and developmental biology as well as music and the beach. He manages lab upkeep as well as working on research projects.