Dan Dickinson 

Assistant Professor

Dan has been obsessed with cell polarity ever since graduate school, when he worked on epithelial polarity in Dictyostelium with Bill Weis and James Nelson at Stanford. After finishing his Ph.D. at Stanford, he was a postdoc in Bob Goldstein's lab at UNC Chapel Hill. 

Ryan Doonan

Senior Scientist

Ryan got his Ph.D. in a C. elegans lab at University College London and has extensive postdoc experience with worms. He has a strong interest in teaching and will be primarily responsible for managing the Freshman Research Initiative stream that our lab is setting up. He also makes and manages most of our strains and helps keep the lab running smoothly.

Ivy Chang

Graduate Student

Ivy was an undergraduate at the University of Washington. She's working on two projects: One involving high-resolution imaging and manipulation of PAR-3 oligomers, and the other aimed at visualizing molecular structures in complex lysates. 

Yu Shi (Nicole)

Graduate Student

Yu studied medicine in China before deciding to shift her focus to basic research.  She's starting a new project in the lab, aimed at dissecting mechanisms of polarity in mammalian organoid cultures. 

Naomi Stolpner

Graduate Student

Naomi was an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, where she worked on Drosophila border cell migration in Denise Montell's lab. She's studying how novel PAR protein complexes are regulated both in the zygote and at later stages of development.

Alex Koh

Undergraduate Researcher

Alex is a UT Dean's Scholar. He is working to help identify new players in cell polarity in C. elegans. 

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