People

 

The Ralston Lab

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From left to right: Mike Halbisen, Tristan Frum, Tony Parenti, Amy Ralston, Alyson Lokken, Vanessa Benham (rotation student)

Current Lab Members

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Amy Ralston, Ph.D

James K. Billman, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professor 
and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Email: aralston@msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-8743
(full contact info here)

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Tristan Frum

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU

Poster Prize, Midwestern Society for Developmental Biology Meeting (2015)
CIRM Predoctoral Scholar (2013-2014)
ASCB Travel Award Recipient (2013)
NIH Graduate Trainee (2010-12)
Poster Prize, West Coast Society for Developmental Biology Meeting (2011)
Email: tfrum@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Michael Halbisen

Research Associate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU

PIAFDS (2014-present)
CIRM Postdoctoral Scholar (2010-2013)
Email: halbisen@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Alyson Lokken

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU

Poster Prize, Michigan Alliance for Reproductive Technologies and Science Conference (2015)
Loyola University Medical Center Oncology Institute Graduate Student Scholarship (2011-2012)
Email: lokkenal@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Feng Xie
Feng Xie

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU

Email: fxie@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Jenn Watts
Jenn Watts

Graduate Student (Rotation), Cell and Molecular Biology Program, MSU

Email: wattsje3@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Alex Moauro
Alex Moauro

Graduate Student (Rotation), Cell and Molecular Biology Program, MSU

Email: moauroal@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Allie Mohr

Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry and Human Biology, MSU

Email:mohr.g.allie@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Mary Alsheikh

Undergraduate Researcher, Genomics and Molecular Genetics, MSU

Email:alsheik4@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Matthew Walny

Undergraduate Researcher, Pre-Nursing, MSU

Email:walnyma1@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Sreya Modepalli
Sreya Modepalli

Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry, MSU

Email:modepal1@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Kayla Matheny
Kayla Matheny

Undergraduate Researcher, Genomics and Molecular Genetics, MSU

Email:matheny6@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Eli Falk
Eli Falk

Undergraduate Researcher, Lyman Briggs, MSU

Email:falkeli@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Hannah Guider
Hannah Guider

Undergraduate Researcher, Genomics and Molecular Genetics, MSU

Email:guiderha@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Lab Alumni

  • Anthony Parenti6,7,8,9 (Doctoral Student, 2010 - 2016)
    • UC Davis School of Law, Davis , CA
  • Jamie Maurice5 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2016)
    • Medical Laboratory Student, ProMedica
  • Will Garcia (Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2016)
    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI
  • Blake Geraltowski (Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2016)
  • Patty Glover (Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-2016)
  • Heidi Molga (Honor's Thesis, 2013-2014)
    • Roberto Lopez-Cervera4 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 - 2014)
      • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program, Minneapolis, MN
    • Amit Weiss (Undergraduate Researcher and Research Specialist, 2012 - 2014)
      • UC Berkeley Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology, Berkeley, CA
    • Leesa Hogan Hatfield2 (Undergraduate Summer Researcher, 2013)
      • Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA
    • Margaret Donovan3 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2012 - 2013)
      • Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA
    • Eryn Wicklow (Undergraduate Researcher and Research Specialist, 2011 - 2013)
      • UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
    • Neeloufar Tabatabai-Yazdi (Undergraduate Researcher, 2011 - 2013)
    • Andrea Quinones-Rivera (Undergraduate Researcher, 2011-2012)
      • UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
    • Sophia Petraki2 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2011-2012)
    • Tiffani Medina (Research Specialist, 2010 - 2011)
    • Andrew Forster (Undergraduate Researcher, 2010)
    • Stephanie Blij1 (Doctoral Student, 2009 - 2014)
      • UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco , CA
    • Lane Sharon (Research Specialist, 2009 - 2010)
    • Aliye Sarmasik (Research Specialist, 2009 - 2010)
    1NIH Graduate Trainee
    2SACNAS Travel Award Recipient
    3Dean's Undergraduate Thesis Award Recipient
    4Undergraduate Research Award Recipient
    5BMB Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award Recipient
    6CIRM Sholar
    7CIRM SCILL Program
    8Poster Prize Awardee
    9BMB Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award Recipient

    More Lab Pics

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    Ralston_lab_summer_2012

     

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