Former Lab Members

April Marrone

Lab role: Postdoctoral fellow
Year of departure: 2013
Research: Identified a requirement for miR-17~92 in nephron progenitors for normal kidney development
Current position: Regulatory Scientist, United States Food and Drug Administration

Jessica Chu

Lab role: Postdoctoral fellow
Year of departure: 2013
Research: Defined roles for miRNAs in the early metanephric mesenchyme of the developing kidney
Current position: Lecturer, University of Hong Kong

Kevin Chen

Lab role: Undergraduate student
Year of departure: 2017
Research:  Defined roles for miRNAs in the early metanephric mesenchyme of the developing kidney
Current position:  PhD student in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at John Hopkins School of Medicine

Yu Leng Phua

Lab role: Postdoctoral fellow
Year of departure: 2019
Research: The role of miR-17~92 in nephron progenitors.
Current position: Staff Scientist and Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Shelby Hemker

Lab role: Graduate student
Year of departure: 2020
Research: The role of miR-210 in kidney development.
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan

Melissa Anslow

Lab role: Clinical fellow and Instructor
Year of departure: 2020
Research: Loss of miRNAs in the peri-Wolffian duct stroma results in vesicoureteral reflux.
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Corynn Appolonia

Lab role: Undergraduate student
Year of departure: 2020
Research:  Serphinh1 as a novel downstream target of miR-17~92.
Current position: Postbacclaureate research assistant at National Institutes of Health