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Current Lab Members

Jack Butler

Graduate Student

jin NEK10 in cilia assembly

(B.S. Oglethorpe University 2021)

Poulomi Das

Graduate Student

dai Chlamydomonas PKD2

(2019 MSC. National Institute of Science Education and Research, Jatani, Odisha, India)

Karl F. Lechtreck Ph.D.

Principal Investigator


(1991 University of Cologne)

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Tara Tauqir Malik

Graduate Student

jin  Chlamydomonas TULP3

(B.S. Georgia State 2021)

Oranti Ahmed Omi

Graduate Student

jin CDKL5 and cilia length control

(B.S. Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) 2019)

Gui Zhang

Research Professional


Undergraduate researchers and assistants

Libin C. Joseph

Undergraduate researcher

jin The role of Nek10 in ciliogenesis

Hannah Nyuyen

Student worker

jin dai

Sahana Saravanan 

Undergraduate researcher

jin Chlamydomonas TULP3


Lab alumni

JinDai1.jpg Graduate student (2016-2021). Now: postdoc, Brown lab, Harvard.


Peiwei Liu Ph.D.

Peiwei.jpg Postdoctoral Researcher (2015-2020); Now: Yale U, postdoc Breslow lab.


Jenna L. Wingfield Ph.D.

jenna1.jpg Graduate Student (2016-2020); Now: Postdoctoral Associate, The Scripps Institute, FL


Kewei Yu MS

jin Graduate MS Student (2018-2020; Now: PhD student Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)


Ilaria Mengoni Ph.D.

Ilariasmall.jpg Postdoctoral Research Associate (2015-2019). Now: Nicolas Minc lab, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris.



Dipna Venkatachalam MS

Dipna2b.jpg Graduate MS Student (2017 -2019)


Julie M. Craft PhD 

julie1.jpg Graduate student (2011-2015)

Now: (postdoc in the lab of Daniel A. Doherty, MD, PhD at Seattle Children's Hospital))


J. Aaron Harris Ph.D.

aaron1.jpg (Graduate student 2012-2018; Now: Bowdoin Group, Boston)


Batare Okivie (Drexel University)

batare.jpg  (Research Technician II)


Betlehem T. Mekonnen

jin Undergraduate researcher (Spring 2022)


Rama Alkhofash

jin dai   Undergraduate researcher (Fall 2021)


Rohan Kumar Nuthakki

image Undergraduate Researcher


Maiah A. Wiley

jin  (Undergraduate Researcher)


 Emilia Kayris

jin (Undergraduate Assistant)


Vanessa Lewis

image (Undergraduate Researcher)


Shannon Freeland (Mercer University School of Medicine)

shannon3.jpg Golden work study student and lab aid (2015 - 2019)


John V. Dzimianski (Master's program in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, UGA)

John1.jpg  (Research Technician II)


Alec Feather

Alec.jpg Undergraduate Researcher/Assistant Researcher


Denae Kappers

image Undergraduate Researcher


Kiersten B. Hilderhoff

Kiersten.jpg ​(Undergraduate Researcher)


Gehrig Broxton

Gehrig.jpg​ (Undergraduate Researcher)


Erika Lattimore 

Erika​(Undergraduate Researcher)


Anneliese Blevins

Anneliese.jpg (UGA Young Dawgs Program Intern)


Anna Hollis

Anna(Summer Intern UGA Young Dawgs Program)


Sebastian Hyman (Mercer University School of Medicine)

seabas1.jpg (Research Technician II)


Kathryne N. Wren 

NickiWren.jpg  (Research Technician II 2011-2013)