Current Lab Members

Steve Haase, Principal Investigator

Phone: 919.613.8205
Email: shaase[at]duke[dot]edu




Sophie Campione, Graduate Student

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: Data Scientist, Biological Data, at xilis, Durham





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: Principal Scientist, Computational Biology, at Syros Pharmaceuticals, Boston



Laura Simmons Kovacs, Ph.D. 2009

Postdoc, UNC Chapel Hill






Sara Bristow, Ph.D. 2013

Currently: Research Scientist at Northwell Fertility





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

Currently: Postdoc with Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth







Chun-Yi Cho, Ph.D. 2017

Currently: Postdoc, Patrick O’Farrell, UCSF







Lauren Smith, Ph.D. 2022






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




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