Current Lab Members

Steve Haase, Principal Investigator

Professor of Biology

Professor in Medicine (Infectious Disease)

Professor in Cell Biology




Postdoc, The Scripps Research Institute (Steve Reed)

Ph.D. Genetics, Stanford (Michelle Calos)

B.S. Biochemistry, Colorado State


2021 Dean’s Leadership Award

2022 Elected AAAS Fellow


2011 – 2012. Director of Graduate Studies, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

2014 – 2015. Associate Director, University Program in Genetics and Genomics

2015 – 2020. Director, University Program in Genetics and Genomics


Sophie Campione, Ph.D. 

University Program in Genetics and Genomics

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Training Program



Adam Leman, Ph.D.  Visiting Scholar

Senior Scientist, Mimetics





Huarui Zhou, Graduate Student

Program in Cell and Molecular Biology






Melissa Li, Undergraduate Student

Biology Major, CS Minor





Former Postdoctoral Researchers & Associates

Rob Moseley, Ph.D. Postdoc, 2021

Currently: Director of Data Science & Entity Resolution at Equifax





Michael Ortiz, Associate in Research

Graduate Student, UNC Chapel Hill





Former Graduate Students

Christine Nelson, M.S., 2004

Mark Chee, Ph.D., 2010

Currently: Assistant Professor of Biology, Martin Methodist College, Tenn.




Dave Orlando, Ph.D. 2009

Postdoc, MIT

Currently: Owner & Founder of Orlando Data Science



Laura Simmons Kovacs, Ph.D. 2009

Postdoc, UNC Chapel Hill

Currently: Biology Educator






Sara Bristow, Ph.D. 2013

Currently: Research Scientist at Northwell Fertility,
Science Writer at InVitae





Michael Mayhew, Ph.D. 2014

Postdoc, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Currently: Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Inflammatix, Inc. S.F. Bay Area



Tina Kelliher, Ph.D. 2017

Postdoc with Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UMass Boston






Chun-Yi Cho, Ph.D. 2017

Currently: Postdoc, Patrick O’Farrell, UCSF







Lauren Smith, Ph.D. 2022

Currently: Biomedical Editor at General Dynamics Information Technology





Former Undergraduates
Stephanie Weber, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Stanford

Postdoc, Princeton

Currently: Assistant Professor of Biology, McGill University


Charles Lin, Ph.D.

Ph.D., MIT

Postdoc, Harvard

Currently: Assistant Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine


Jianghi Ho, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Duke

Postdoc, Duke, Matsunami Lab




Rosie Jiang, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Currently: Life Sciences Specialist at L.E.K. Consulting



Boyoung (Sara) Jung, M.D.

M.D., Dartmouth

Currently: Dept. of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine





Chenchen Huang

Currently: Medical Student, Wake Forest





Rong en Tay

Currently: Ph.D. Program in Immunology, Harvard/Dana Farber