Current Lab Members

Nicholas Heaton, PhD – Associate Professor and  Principle Investigator

Brook Heaton, PhD – Research Assistant Professor

Andy Miranda – Research Technician

Joe Trimarco – MGM Graduate Student

Cait Hamele – MGM Graduate Student

Xinyu Zhu, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Katie Burke – Research Technician

Zhaochen Luo, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Nelson – Research Technician

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 – Currently a clinical microbiology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alfred Harding, PhD – Currently a postdoctoral fellow at MIT/Harvard.

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


Former Undergraduate Students

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.