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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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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

Jenn Watts
Jenn Watts

Graduate Student, Physiology, MSU

BMB Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2020)
Poster Prize, BioMolecular Sciences Graduate Program Retreat, 1st Prize (2018)
NIH Graduate Trainee, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (2017-2019)
Graduate Facilitator, Summer Research Opportunities Program (2016-present)
National Member, Graduate Women in Science (2016-present)
Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate (2016-present)
Email: wattsje3@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Alex Moauro
Alex Moauro

DO/PhD Student, Physiology, MSU

MSUCOM APSA President (2018-2019)
Email: moauroal@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Tayler Murphy
Tayler Murphy

Graduate Student, Genetics, MSU

NIH Graduate Trainee, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (2018-2020)
Email: murph660@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

Robin Seay
Robin Seay

Graduate Student, Cell and Molecular Biology, MSU

NIH Graduate Trainee, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (2019-2021)
CMB Research Prize (2020)

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

Robert Sparty
Robert Fidis

Graduate Student, Biochemsitry and Molecular Biology, MSU

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

Dan O'Hagan
Dan O'Hagan

Technician, Biochemistry, MSU

Email:ohagand1@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-9585

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Carlos Ferran-Heredia

Undergraduate Researcher,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU

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

Lab Alumni

  • Anahga Kramadhati12 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2018 - 2019)
  • Madison Noom (Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 - 2018)
  • Kayla Matheny (Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 - 2018)
  • Taylor Arnason (Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 - 2018)
  • Allie Rochon (Undergraduate Researcher, 2017 - 2018)
  • Eli Falk12 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2016-2018)
  • Hannah Guider12 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2016-2018)
    • MSU College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids and East Lansing, MI
  • Matthew Walny (Undergraduate Researcher, 2015 - 2018)
  • Miranda Rogers (Research Specialist, 2016- 2017)
  • Allie Mohr (Undergraduate Researcher, 2016 - 2017)
  • Mary Alsheikh (Undergraduate Researcher, 2016 - 2017)
  • Sreya Modepalli (Undergraduate Researcher, 2016 - 2017)
  • Feng Xie (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016 - 2017)
  • 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)
  • Jamie Maurice5 (Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2016)
    • Wayne State University Pathologists Assistant Program, Detroit, MI
  • Allyson Lokken8,10,11 (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014- 2017)
  • 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)
    • Anthony Parenti6,7,8,9 (Doctoral Student, 2010 - 2016)
      • UC Davis School of Law, Davis , CA
    • Tiffani Medina (Research Specialist, 2010 - 2011)
    • Andrew Forster (Undergraduate Researcher, 2010)
    • Tristan Frum1,6,8,10,13 (Doctoral Student, 2019 - 2014; Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2019)
      • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • 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 Recipient
    9BMB Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award Recipient
    10Travel Award Recipient
    11NIH NICHD Loan Repayment Program 
    12Lyman Briggs College, MSU
    13Best Oral Presentation Prize Recipient

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