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Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Bangalore | NYC | Pittsburgh

Curious about all things stress and ribosome, trying to figure out selective mRNA translation, love a good signaling pathway, easily distracted by data, known cat lady.

www.deepikavasudevan.info

Lydia Grmai, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow Baltimore | NYC | Pittsburgh

Following the mysteries of Inter-organ reproductive regulation, maintenance of sexual identity and dimorphism, and how cellular stress impacts reproduction. Sucker for fly genetic tricks + new craft projects, invested in empowering the next generation of scientists.

lydia.grmai@pitt.edu

Manuel Michaca

Graduate student San Diego | Pittsburgh

Trying to figure out the relationship between stress:steroid hormone signaling in the context of lipid metabolism. Adore foxes and long walks.

mam801@pitt.edu

Chris Garbark

Technician/Lab manager #ForeverPittsburgh

Interested in manipulating translation factors to slow the progression of age-dependent retinal degeneration, exploring quantitative methods of measuring photoreceptor death. Always up for building a new rig in lab, outdoors >> indoors.

chris.garbark@pitt.edu

Narayanan Nampoothiri

Technician Bangalore | Pittsburgh

Establishing new Drosophila disease models with an eye (pun intended) towards neurodegeneration. Perpetually curious, look for data everywhere. Up for game of cricket any time. Long drives+coffee.

narayanan.nampoothiri@pitt.edu

Melissa Mychalczuk

Undergraduate Trainee Scotch Plains | Pittsburgh

Fascinated by the complexity of the human body, interested in Drosophila models of human disease, dance teacher, yogi, coffee aficionado.

msm134@pitt.edu

Kenza Lahbabi

Undergraduate Trainee White Plains, NY | Pittsburgh

Interested in the impact of stress-response mechanisms on rare diseases and cell competition. Hopeful world traveler, love any food-related activity.

kel163@pitt.edu

Diya Patel

Undergraduate Trainee Philadelphia | Pittsburgh

Intrigued by the human brain. Up for learning different types of signaling pathways as well as neural connections. Love running and trying different cuisines.

dtp17@pitt.edu


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