Current Lab Members

Nicholas Heaton, PhD – Associate Professor and  Principle Investigator

Brook Heaton, PhD – Research Assistant Professor

Andy Miranda – Research Analyst

Joe Trimarco – MGM Graduate Student

Xinyu Zhu, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Katie Burke – Research Technician

Zhaochen Luo, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Sam Skavicus – Research Analyst

Becca Leonard – MGM Graduate Student

Ariel Spurrier, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Vishwas Rao – MSTP Graduate Student

Satoko Nakano – UPGG Graduate Student

Lab Alumni

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Ben Chambers, PhD – Assistant professor of biology at West Chester University.

Lance Girton, PhD – Scientist with the US government.

Stacy Webb, PhD – Scientist at AskBio

Ryan Chaparian, PhD – Scientist at BioAgilytix

Lei Zhong, PhD – Scientist at Creative Diagnostics


Former Graduate Students

Rebekah Dumm, PhD – Completed a clinical microbiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology and the Associate Medical Director of the BJH Clinical Microbiology lab at Washington University in St. Louis.

Alfred Harding, PhD – Completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT and is currently a senior immunologist at Draper.

Heather Froggatt, PhD – Currently a postdoctoral fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Cait Hamele – Currently in a science advisory position.


Former Research Technicians and Undergraduate Students

Sarah Nelson – Currently a PhD student in microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Griffin Haas – Currently a PhD student in microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Asmini KC – Currently in medical school at the University of Nebraska.