The Group

Sean Crosson

Aretha Fiebig


Ben Stein

Patrick McLaughlin

Grad Students
Lydia Varesio

Thomas Kim

Sergio Hernandez-Ortiz

Hunter North

Esther Chen



David Hershey (2016-2020)

Current Location: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Bacteriology, Madison, WI.

Abhishek Dubey (2019-2020)

Current Location: IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland.

Julien Herrou (2009-2018)
Current Location: Chargé de recherche, CNRS, Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, Marseille, France.

Justin Luebke (2015-2018)
Current Location: ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kristy Hentchel (2015-2017)
Current Location: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.

Daniel Czyż (2014-2016)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Cell Science. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Jonathan Willett (2013-2016)
Current Location: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fayetteville, AR.

Hye-Sook Kim (2009-2014)
Current Location: National Institutes of Health, NCCIH, Bethesda, MD.

Neeta Jain (2012-2013)
Current Location: Project Leader, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Melissa Marks (2007-2011)
Current Location: Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR.

Grad students

Leila Reyes Ruiz (PhD., Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology, 2019)

Current Location: Postdoc, Tamayo Lab, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Maggie Zhang (2017-2018)

Current Location: PhD Candidate, Chang Lab, University of Chicago

Matthew Tien (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 2018)

Current Location: Postdoc, Li Lab, MIT.

Kasia Gebicka (M.S. University of Warsaw, 2016)

Aleksandra Fergin (M.S. Biotechnology, Politechnika Warszawska, 2015)
Current Location: PhD candidate, University of Zürich, Switzerland.

Jon Henry (Ph.D., Microbiology, 2013, M.D., 2015)
Current Location: Medical Director, Addiction Treatment Program. Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Milena Lewanczyk (M.S., Biology, University of Gdańsk, 2013, Ph.D. University of Liverpool, 2017)
Current Location: University of Liverpool, England.

Musetta Steinbach (2011-2012)

Rob Foreman (Ph.D., Microbiology, 2012)
Current Location: Northwestern University-ORS, Chicago, IL.

Brook Heaton (Ph.D., Microbiology, 2012)
Current Location: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Cara Boutte (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 2011)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas, Arlington, TX.

Erin Purcell (Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 2011)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Dan Siegal (Ph.D., Physics, 2008)
Current Location: Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL). Baltimore, MD.

PREP post-bac students

Xiomarie Alejandro-Navarreto (2015-2016)
Current Location: PhD candidate, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Leila Reyes Ruiz (2013-2014)
Current Location: Postdoc, Tamayo Lab, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Cyd-Marie Castro Rojas (2008-2009)
Current Location: Postdoc, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. 


Courtney Vanophem (2020-2021)

Current Location: MSU, East Lansing, MI.

Miette Hennessy (Summer 2019, Winter 2020)

Current Location: Earlham College '22

Georgia Warmbein (2020)

Current Location: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, MI (Fall 2021)

Averill Clapp (2016-2017)
Current Location: Medical School, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Olivia Stovicek (2015-2017)
Current Location: Senior Editor, South Side Weekly, Chicago, IL.

Daniel Eaton (2014-2017)
Current Location: PhD Candidate, Department of Systems Biology, Paulsson Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Isaac Larkin (2012-2014; PhD 2020, Northwestern University, Molecular Biology)
Current Location: Research Fellow, New Consensus, Chicago, IL.

Tyehimba Turner (Summer 2012)
Current Location: Community Engagement Manager, UNICEF USA, Chicago, IL.

Jacob Clementi (Summer 2011)
Current Location: Software Developer, Networked Insights, Chicago, IL.

Grant Rotskoff (2011-2013; PhD 2016, University of California-Berkeley, Biophysics)
Current Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Adam Strick (Summer 2009)
Current Location: Senior Software Development Consultant, Unity Technologies, Irvine, CA.

Michelle Crane (Summer 2008)
Current Location: Physician, Aurora Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI.

Rachel Applefield (Summer 2007)
Current Location: Research coordinator, Ortopedia Clinicizzata, Milan, Italy.

Kevin Dalton (2006-2010; PhD 2016, Stanford University, Biophysics)
Current Location: Postdoctoral Fellow, Hekstra Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Andrew Martens (Summer 2006, PhD 2017, Johns Hopkins University, Biophysics)
Current Location: Postdoctoral Fellow, Paulsson Lab, Harvard University.

Dave Rawling (2006-2007; PhD 2015, Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Current Location: Principal Scientist, Inflammatix, Mountain View, CA.

High School
Miette Hennessy (Whitney M. Young High School, Chicago) (Summer 2014-2016)
Earlham College '22 

Tori Valadez (John Hersey High School) (Summer 2012)
Vanderbilt University '18