Principal investigator

Todd Graham, Ph.D. Todd is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences with a secondary appointment in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received his B.S. and Ph.D. at St. Louis University. Todd went on to do a postdoc in Scott Emr’s lab before starting up his own lab at Vanderbilt University.

Senior Scientists

Postdoctoral Fellows

Screen Shot 2019-03-12 at 12.59.23Bhawik Kumar Jain, Ph.D. Bhawik is from Mumbai, India. He received his Ph.D. degree from ACTREC, Mumbai in Life Sciences. His Ph.D. thesis focused on understanding the Golgi cisternal stacking mechanism in budding yeast Pichia Pastoris. Bhawik joined the Graham Lab in 2019. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and watching cricket matches.

Graduate Students








Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 14.20.06   Adriana Norris.  Adriana is originally from Savannah, GA. She received her B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology at Armstrong State University in 2018. She joined the Graham lab in 2019 and will be exploring the roles of ATP10A and ATP10D in diet induced obesity and insulin resistance, with an emphasis on the role of glucosylceramide in these processes. Outside of lab, Adriana enjoys running, reading Michael Crichton books, going to the movies, and hanging with her dog, Boscoe, and her cat, Squeak.    LinkedIn Profile

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Rotation Student. The Graham Lab is currently seeking motivated graduate students to rotate with and potentially join our lab. Students with interests in protein trafficking, lipid biochemistry, or a general interest in cell biology should contact Dr. Graham at for further information.

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Former Members

  • Peng Xu, Ph.D. 
  • Jordan Best, Ph.D.
  • Clara Guillem
  • Yannan Huang
  • Roger Yu
  • Mehmet Takar, PhD.
  • Bart Roland, PhD.
  • Yuantai Wu, PhD. 
  • Ryan Baldridge, PhD. 
  • Hannah Hankins, PhD. 
  • Sam Erlinger
  • Nick Diab