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Promontory Point BBQ, Lake Michigan, Hyde Park, Chicago, October 2016; Lab & Family


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The Group

Sean Crosson
Aretha Fiebig

Postdocs
Julien Herrou
David Hershey
Ben Stein

Grad Students
Leila Reyes Ruiz
Lydia Varesio
Maggie Zhang

Alumni

Postdoc
Melissa Marks (2007-2011)
Current Location: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR.

Neeta Jain (2012-2013)
Current Location: Senior Research Associate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Hye-Sook Kim (2009-2014)
Current Location: Principle Investigator, DuPont Biosciences, Wilmington, DE.

Jonathan Willett (2013-2016)
Current Location: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fayetteville, AR.

Daniel Czyż (2014-2016)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Kristy Hentchel (2015-2017)
Current Location: AAAS Policy Fellow, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.

Justin Luebke (2015-2018)
Current Location: BioFire Diagnostics, Salt Lake City, UT

Grad students
Dan Siegal (Ph.D., Physics, 2008)
Current Location: DARPA, Biological Technologies Office (BTO), Arlington, VA.

Erin Purcell (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2011)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Cara Boutte (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2011)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX.

Brook Heaton (Ph.D., Microbiology, 2012)
Current Location: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Rob Foreman (Ph.D., Microbiology, 2012)
Current Location: Northwestern University-ORS, Chicago, IL.

Musetta Steinbach (2011-2012)

Milena Lewanczyk (M.S., Biology, University of Gdańsk, 2013)
Current Location: PhD Candidate, University of Liverpool, England.

Jon Henry (Ph.D., Microbiology, 2013, M.D., 2015)
Current Location: Residency (R3), Harvard / Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Ola Fergin (M.S. Biotechnology, Politechnika Warszawska, 2015)
Current Location: PhD candidate, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland.

Kasia Gebicka (2015-2016)

Matthew Tien (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 2018)
Current Location: Postdoc, MIT (as of summer 2018)

PREP students
Cyd-Marie Castro Rojas (2008-2009)
Current Location: Postdoc, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Leila Reyes Ruiz (2013-2014)
Current Location: PhD candidate, Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Xiomarie Alejandro-Navarreto (2015-2016)
Current Location: Grad student, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Undergrads
Dave Rawling (2006-2007; PhD 2015, Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Current Location: Principal Scientist, Inflammatix, Mountain View, CA.

Andrew Martens (Summer 2006, PhD 2017, Johns Hopkins University, Biophysics)
Current Location: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Kevin Dalton (2006-2010; PhD 2016, Stanford University, Biophysics)
Current Location: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biophysics, Doeke Hekstra Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Rachel Applefield (Summer 2007)
Current Location: Documentary and Photojournalist, Spain.

Shelly Crane (Summer 2008)
Current Location: Physician, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Adam Strick (Summer 2009)
Current Location: Software Engineer, PolyKnight Games. Dallas, TX.

Grant Rotskoff (2011-2013; PhD 2016, University of California-Berkeley, Biophysics)
Current Location: McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New York, NY.

Jacob Clementi (Summer 2011)
Current Location: Braintree, Chicago, IL.

Tyehimba Turner (Summer 2012)
Current Location: Community Engagement Fellow, UNICEF USA, Chicago, IL.

Isaac Larkin (2012-2014)
Current Location: PhD candidate, Biological Sciences, Mirkin Lab, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Daniel Eaton (2014-2017)
Current Location: Graduate student, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Olivia Stovicek (2015-2017)
Current Location: Reporter, Injustice Watch, Chicago, IL.

Averill Clapp (2016-2017)
Current Location: Undergrad, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

High School
Tori Valadez (John Hersey High School) (Summer 2012)

Vanderbilt University '18

Miette Hennessy (Whitney M. Young High School) (Summer 2014-2016)
Earlham College '22