A mentor’s legacy is also measured by the successes of his/her mentees. Below are the individuals who trained in the lab and some info regarding their current positions. Each and every one added to the scientific puzzles the H-lab is researching!

Post-doctoral researchers

Carrie L. Shaffer, PhD (2012 – 2016)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of                                                                                               Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular                                                                                     Genetics, University of Kentucky 

Graduate Students

Taryn Dunigan, MS (2018-2020)           Current Position: Vanderbilt MSTP


Allison R. Eberly, PhD (2014-2019)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Associate medical director, Washington University School of Medicine

Bradley D. Steiner, MS (2015-2018)

Current Position: Florida State University Medical School                                                                                  

Erin J. Breland, PhD (2013-2018) 

Current Position: Germany

Kyle A. Floyd, PhD (2013-2017)            

 Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow, UC-Santa Cruz

Kirsten R. Guckes, PhD (2013-2017)       

Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Penn State University 

Courtney M. Abana, PhD (2014-2016) – co-mentored with Dr. Rogers

Current Position: Exxon R&D


Undergraduate Students & Research Interns – Current positions

Rachel Mersfelder

Alexis Hollingsworth – Medical student, Weil Cornell Medical School

Diamond Williams – Post-bac program, MS in medical Sciences, University of South Florida 

Omar Amir – 

Kristyn Vicente – Medical Student, NY Medical College

Adebisi Bamidele – Medical Student, Medical College of Georgia

Levy Sominsky (2017-2020)                                             

Marissa Huggins (2017-2019)                                                                                            Vanderbilt University 

Tamia Ross (2018-2019)                          

Tomas Bermudez (Summers 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) – Graduate Student, Vanderbilt University                                                                                      

Madison Fitzgerald (2015-2018) – Graduate student, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor             

Hamilton Green  –  Graduate Student, Vanderbilt University                     

Nick James (2018)                                                                                                                Vanderbilt University

Stephanie Rodriguez (Summer 2017)                                                                                   Sewanee University of the South                              

Rebecca Ebbot (2015-2017)  – Medical Student, Northwestern University                     

Emily Apple (2017) –   

Ellisa Zhang (2013-2016)   – Pharmacist                      

Spencer Colling (2015-2016)                   

Corrine Baroni (Summer 2017)               

Sailseh Sitaram (Summer 2017)              

Carlson Keller (Summer 2016)                                                                                                    Meharry Medical College Medical Student

Sanyk McCuller (Summer 2018)    – Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center                                                                                               

Navleen Gill (2015-2016)                                                                                                     Vanderbilt University

Himesh Zaver (2013-2015)  –  Internal Medicine Resident at Mayo                                                                            Clinic, Jacksonville, FL               

Sarah Hanks (Summer 2015)             

Noah Chakroun (2015)                                                                                                          Vanderbilt University

Katherine Harsh (2015)                                                                                                       Vanderbilt University