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Goodell Laboratory

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
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Lab Alumni

Katherine King, M.D., Ph.D. Katherine King, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Assistant Professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
In the lab: October 2007 - September 2013
Education: M.D./Ph.D. – Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
Project: Impact of infection and inflammation on the HSC
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital

Karen ShenChing-Chieh "Karen" Shen
Position: Research technician
In the lab: November 2011-August 2013
Education: B.A. - Swarthmore College, 2011
Project: Inflammation and HSCs
Position after leaving the lab: medical student at Washington University in St. Louis

Grant ChaGrant Challen, Ph.D. llen, Ph.D.
Position: Instructor
In the lab: April 2006 - February 2012
Education Ph.D. - 2006 - University of Queensland
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell subtypes, role of Dnmt3a in hematopoiesis
Position after leaving the lab: Assistant Professor in Hematology at Washington University, St. Louis

Aysegul Verim Aysegul Verim Ergen, Ph.D.
Position: Graduate student, Developmental Biology Program
In the lab: May 2007 - February 2012
Education: B.Sc. – Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004
M.S. – Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006
Project: Aging in HSCs
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, lab of Andre Nussenzweig, National Institutes of Health

Fabian Zohren, M.D. Fabian Zohren, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
In the lab: April 2009 - Jan 2012
Education: M.D. - Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2004
Project: Lyl1 in T cell development
Position after leaving the lab: Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

Maria ImperatoMaria Rosaria Imperato
Position: Predoctoral Fellow
In the lab: November 2010 - December 2012
Education: B. Sc. 2005, M. Sc. 2007, University of Naples "Federico II," Italy
Project: HSCs and cancer
Position after leaving the lab: PhD Candidate, Naples Italy

Karen Lin, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology
In the lab: May 2003 - September 2011
Education: B.S. – National Taiwan University, 2000
PhD -- Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
Project: Identification of molecules regulating hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Amy Lakin Amy Lakin Garcia
Position: Administrative Assistant
In the lab: March 2006 - March 2011

George Souroullas George Souroullas, Ph.D.
Position: Graduate student, Molecular and Human Genetics
In the lab: May 2005 - Jan 2011
Education: B.A. – Ohio Wesleyan University, 2004
PhD -- Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
Project: Transcription factors involved in hematopoietic stem cell regulation
Position after leaving the lab: postdoctoral fellow, Sharpless lab, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chris Benton, M.D. Chris Benton, M.D.
Position: MeRIT Scholars Program
In the lab: July 2007 - July 2010
Education: M.D. – Baylor College of Medicine, 2005
Project: Transcription factors involved in HSC regulation
Position after leaving the lab: Hematology-Oncology fellow at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Olga Sirin Olga Sirin, Ph.D.
Position: Graduate Student
In the lab: June 2004 - July 2010
Education: B.S./M.S. – Umea University, Sweden, 2000
Project: Regulation of HSC quiescence
Position after leaving the lab: Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine



Georgi Lukov, M.D., Ph.D. Georgi Lukov, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Associate
In the lab: December 2005 - July 2010
Education: M.D. - Higher Medical Institute - Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1997
Ph.D. - Brigham Young University, 2005
Project: Leukemia promoting role of bHLH transcription factors
Position after leaving the lab: Faculty at Brigham Young University, Honolulu, HI

Rui (Mary) Mao Rui (Mary) Mao
Position: Undergraduate intern
In the lab: June 2007 - July 2010
Education: current undergraduate student at Rice University
Project: Hepatocyte regeneration via hematopoietic cells
Position after leaving the lab: Medical student at UT Southwestern

Shi-Hua Wu Shi-Hua Wu
Position: Undergraduate intern
In the lab: May 2009 - May 2010
Project: Regulation of HSC proliferative response
Position after leaving the lab: Medical Student at UT Houston School of Medicine

Corinne Sonnet, Ph.D. Corinne Sonnet, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
In the Lab: January 2005 - September 2009
Project: Skeletal muscle regeneration via cell therapy
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Lab, Baylor College of Medicine

Nathan Boles, Ph.D. Nathan Boles, Ph.D.
Position: Graduate Student, CMB program
In the lab: May 2004 - January 2010
Education: B.S. – University of South Alabama, 2003
Project: Discovering the intricacies of the hematopoietic stem cell niche
Position after leaving the lab: Postdoctoral fellow with Sally Temple, New York Neural Science Institute, NY State University at Albany

Megan Tierney Megan Tierney, Ph.D.
Position: M.D./Ph.D. Student, Molecular and Human Genetics
In the lab: May 2006 - December 2009
Education: B.A. – Rice University, 2003
Project: Regulation of HSC differentiation and proliferative response
Position after Leaving Lab: returned to medical school, BCM; postdoctoral fellowship, lab of Dr. Skip Virgin, Washington University in St. Louis


Diego Veiyra, Ph.D.Diego Vieyra, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
In the Lab: November 2003 - September 2009
Project: Human stem cells in hematopoietic development and cell therapy
Position after Leaving Lab:Astellis Pharmaceuticals, Santa Monica CA

Lara Rossi, Ph.D. Lara Rossi, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
In the Lab: January 2006 - May 2009
Project: Lineage specification of HSC
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bologna, Italy

Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D.Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
In the Lab: July 2005 - March 2009
Project: Chromatin modification in hematopoietic stem cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Department of Genetics

Alice Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Alice Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Assistant Professor, Pathology
In the Lab: August 2005 - January 2009
Project: Molecular analysis of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation
Position after Leaving Lab: Medical Director, Molecular Pathology Section, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Andrew Sharabi, Ph.D. Andrew Sharabi, Ph.D.
Position: M.D./Ph.D. Student, Department of Immunology
In the Lab: July 2007 - December 2008
Project: Transcription factor regulation in progenitor populations / immune development
Position after Leaving Lab: Returned to medical school, Baylor College of Medicine

Mehveen Merchant Mehveen Merchant
Position: Project intern
In the Lab: June 2005 - July 2008
Project: Histology of the hematopoietic stem cell niche
Position after Leaving Lab: UT Southwestern medical student

Varun Kumar Varun Kumar
Position: Project intern
In the Lab: June 2007 - June 2008
Project: Regulation of HSC differentiation
Position after Leaving Lab: Undergraduate student at Rice University

Stuart Chambers, Ph.D. Stuart Chambers, Ph.D.
Position: Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow
In the Lab: May 2002 - January 2008
Project: Expression profiling and molecular analysis of hematopoietic stem cell aging
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow, Studer Lab, Sloan Kettering

David Weksberg, M.D., Ph.D. David Weksberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: M.D./Ph.D. Student, Molecular and Human Genetics
In the Lab: May 2004 - December 2007
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell proliferation
Position after Leaving Lab: Transitional Year Intern, Methodist Hospital

Luis Franco, M.D. Luis Franco, M.D.
Position: Internal Medicine Resident
In the Lab: January 2006 - September 2007
Project: siRNA knockdown in HSC
Position after Leaving Lab: Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

Leslie Fogel Leslie Fogel
Position: Project Intern
In the Lab: June 2005-June 2007
Project: Signalling in HSC
Position after Leaving Lab: M.D. / Ph.D. Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Max Yankelevich, M.D. Max Yankelevich, M.D.
Position: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow
In the lab: July 2004-July 2006
Project: Hematopoietic stem cell niche interaction; gene expression of human hematopoietic stem cells and leukemias

Soichiro Fujiyama, Ph.D. Soichiro Fujiyama, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
In the lab: August 2003-December 2005
Project: Cardiomyocyte differentiation from stem cells (Hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow stem cells, and human embryonic stem cells)
Position after Leaving Lab: Internal Medicine, Tsurumiryokuchi Hospital, Japan

Emmanuel Volakanis, M.D. Emmanuel Volakanis, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: July 2004 – June 2005
Project: Differential isoform expression in HSC
Position after Leaving Lab: Hematology–Oncology Fellow, St. Jude's Hospital

Akil Merchant, M.D. Akil Merchant, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: July 2002 – June 2005
Project: Genetic expression of SP cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Hematology–Oncology Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Regina Koshy Regina Koshy
Position: Lab manager / technician
In the lab: June 2004 - June 2005
Position after Leaving Lab: Medical School
UT Southwestern, Dallas

Andy McCooey Andy McCooey
Position: Undergraduate researcher
In the lab: 2003-May 2005
Project: Jack-of-all-HSC trades
Position after Leaving Lab: Investment banker

Teresa Venezia BowmanTeresa Venezia Bowman
Position: Graduate student
In the lab: 2000 – March 2005
Thesis: Deciphering the genetic complexity of hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and proliferation
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral fellow, Zon lab, Harvard Medical School

Steven BradfuteSteven Bradfute
Position: Graduate student
In the lab: 2000 – February 2005
Thesis: Adenoviral-mediated gene expression to study hematopoietic stem cell function
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral fellow, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Kathyjo Jackson, Ph.D. Kathyjo Jackson, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 1998 – February 2005
Project: Stem cell plasticity
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Fernando CamargoFernando Camargo
Position: Graduate student
In the lab: 2001 – December 2004
Thesis: The proliferation and development potentials of hematopoietic stem cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Whitehead fellow, Whitehead Institute, MIT
Assistant Professor, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Rahshaana Green Rahshaana Green
Position: Lab manager / Technician
In the lab: 2001 – June 2004
Position after Leaving Lab: MBA program, UT Austin

Giordano Bianchi, M.D. Giordano Bianchi, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 2002 – 2004
Project: Genetic expression of SP cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Returned to Italy

Daniela Oliveira, Ph.D.Daniela Oliveira, Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 2002 – March 2004
Project: Stem cell gene knock-down with siRNA
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral fellow, Rudnicki lab, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Canada

Shannon McKinney-Freeman Shannon McKinney-Freeman
Position: Graduate student
In the lab: 1999 – 2003
Thesis: Characterization of skeletal muscle-derived hematopoietic stem cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Postdoctoral fellow, Daley lab, Harvard Medical School

Carlos Ramos, M.D. Carlos Ramos, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 2000 – 2003
Project: Gene expression in single hematopoietic stem cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Medical Hematology–Oncology Fellow, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Kevin Norwood, M.D. Kevin Norwood, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 2000 – 2003
Project: Drug transporters in AML stem cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Faculty
Pediatric Hematology–Oncology, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon

Gerald Wulf, M.D. Gerald Wulf, M.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 1999 – 2001
Project: Liver SP cells and stem cells in AML
Position after Leaving Lab: Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology & Oncology, University of Goettingen, Germany

Hongyu Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Hongyu Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
In the lab: 1997 – 2001
Project: Multi-drug transporters in hemotopoietic stem cells
Position after Leaving Lab: Research associate, Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine

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