Current Lab Members
Sarah Crews, GAANN Graduate Fellow
Microrheology; heat-shock induced defects in Drosophila development
Aroshan Jayasinghe, Graduate Student
Holographic UV-laser microsurgery; mid-IR laser ablation
Holley Lynch, GAANN Graduate Fellow
Laser microsurgery and the mechanics of Drosophila germ band retraction
Monica Lacy , NSF Graduate Fellow
Using photoactivatable proteins to probe Drosophila development
David Mashburn , Graduate Student
Image segmentation; computational modeling of development and wound healing
Ty McCleery , NSF Graduate Fellow
Development of the Drosophila eye imaginal disc
Tomas Yan , Lab Technician
Microfluidic devices for studying C. elegans and Drosophila development
G. Wayne Brodland, Professor of Civil Engineering and Biology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Antonio Jacinto, Principal Investigator, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciéncia, Lisbon, Portugal
John Kozub, Associate Director of the FEL Center, Vanderbilt University
Karen Joos, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Marc Klosner, Ph.D. and Don Heller, Ph.D., Light Age Inc.
Postdoctoral Research Associates
Xiaoyan Ma, 2004-2011 . . . now a Data Analyst at AdvanceMed Corporation, Nashville, TN
Yaowu Xiao, 2004-2006 . . . now an Application Scientist at Millipore Inc., Boston, MA
Borislav Ivanov, 2007-2009 . . . now a Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University
Jason Rohner, M.S. Physics 2009 . . . now an Instructor of Physics at Nashville State Community College
Gilma Adunas, M.S. Physics 2006 . . . now a Graduate Student at Vanderbilt University with Prof. Ron Price
Karl Echiverri, VU, Directed Study 2011 . . . entering Chicago Medical School
Eric Copenhaver, Univ. of Akron, REU 2011
Paula Angarita, Florida International Univ., REU 2010 . . . entering graduate study at MIT (as an NSF Fellow)
Trevor Meek, Southern Nazarene Univ., REU 2010 . . .
John Kirkham, Rhodes College, REU 2009 . . . now a PhD student in Physics at Emory Univ.
Siri Kadire, VU, SyBBURE 2009 . . . now an MS student in Pharmacology at U. Tennessee-Health Science Ctr
Brett Rosenthal, Duke Univ., REU 2008 . . . now in Medical School at Emory Univ.
Robert Gish, VU, REU/Directed Study 2007 . . . now in Medical School at Univ. Alabama-Birmingham
Elliott Kim, VU, REU 2007 . . . now in Medical School at VUMC
Peter Scully, VU, Directed Study 2006 . . . now a PhD student in Medical Physics at U. Wisconsin
MacRae Linton, Duke Univ., Summer 2006 . . . now a Software Engineer with Apple Inc.
Alanna Patsiokas, VU, Senior Design Project 2004 . . . now a Pediatric Resident at VUMC (M.D. 2011)