B.S., Chemistry, Stephen F. Austin State University
Hanh Nguyen has been Davis laboratory manager for more than 20 years. She oversees and executes all the experiments along with the post doctoral fellows. The lab's work deals with muscle protein metabolism during growth and development using a combination of isotope tracer, High Performance Liquid Chromatography and ELISA techniques. Hanh also trains the new lab personnel, she especially enjoys teaching summer students new procedures so that they can progress towards a brighter future. Most of our previous students currently are in medical school or intern with hospitals all over the United States of America.
B.S., Nutrition Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Rosemarie Almonaci is working as a research technician and is a part of the diverse group of researchers that make up the Davis laboratory. The main goal of her position in the lab is to perform Western blots to detect components in the insulin and amino acid signaling pathway. Rosemarie's goal is to attend a physician assistant graduate program.
Sue Jie Koo
B.S., Microbiology, Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 2010
HHMI undergraduate summer research program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2009
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2008
Sue Koo is the research technician for Dr. R. Orellana, and closely works with the Davis laboratory. Her interests in disease mechanisms underlie her work in the lab, which includes cell culture experiments, qPCR for components in muscle catabolism, and Western blots to determine the regulation of protein synthesis and degradation. Sue plans to pursue a graduate education in the biomedical sciences in the near future.
B.A., Communication and Political Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Layla Gullick has provided administrative support for the Davis laboratory since October 2011. Her duties include assisting in grant preparation, arranging travel for meetings and conferences, managing purchase orders, assisting in manuscript preparation, and providing overall document preparation support.