Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Jill Dowen, PhD (officially trained mentor)

(919) 962-8132

Post Doctoral Researchers

Audra Bryan Ph.D. (officially trained mentor)

* Outstanding Mentor Award 2022

Graduate Research Assistants

Alex Stutzman

(Joint with Dr. Dan McKay)

Geoffrey Fox

(Joint with Dr. Brian Strahl)

Graduate Rotation Students

none currently

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Becca Lewis

Zhihan Gao

June Arricastres

Business Officer

Delphine Bull

(919) 962-4559

Former Lab Members and position after lab

  • Nicole Arruda, Genomics Applications Scientist at Volta Labs
  • Zachary Carico, Senior Scientist at Tavros Therapeutics
  • Megan Justice, Postdoctoral Researcher at NIEHS
  • John Pressey, Undergraduate at UNC
  • Emily Shen, Computational Research Assistant, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
  • Holden Stefan, Mako Medical Laboratories
  • Caitlin Vickery, Intern at Maxar Technologies
  • Askar Yimit, Willow Biosciences Inc.
  • Blythe King, Graduate student at UC Santa Barbara
  • Supin Koh, Postdoc at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Alison Homstad, Graduate student, Ideraabdullah Lab at UNC
  • Ying Frances Liu, Operational Manager at ASRC Federal
  • Saumil Patel, Data Scientist at

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Charles, Wadsworth, and Samantha
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