Kinjal Majumder, PhD - Principal Investigator
Kinjal majored in biology, chemistry, and mathematics at Drury University. He then went to graduate school in immunology at Washington University in St Louis and completed his post-doctoral training in virology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Rhiannon Abrahams (Microbiology Doctoral Training Program)
Rhiannon graduated from La Sierra University with a B.S in Biomedical Sciences. Her undergrad research focused on viral replication and host interactions. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys reading, crafts, and baking. Her hometown is Chandler, AZ.
MegAnn Haubold (Cancer Biology Program)
MegAnn graduated with her B.S. in Genetics from Clemson University in 2021, where she focused on research surrounding DNA repair mechanisms. In her free time, MegAnn enjoys trying new restaurants, playing with her dog, reading, and drawing.
Claire Larsen (Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program)
Claire graduated from Denison University in 2021 with a B.S. in Biology. Her research was focused on epigenetics of UV hyper-resistance in Yeast. In her free time, Claire enjoys painting, hiking, and eating good food.
Monnette Villarreal (Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program)
Monnette graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Her undergraduate research focused on protein-RNA interactions in Arabidopsis. In her free time Monnette enjoys playing with her dogs, trying new food and seeing new sights.
Beatrice Diep (Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program)
Beatrice graduated from UC Riverside with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Her undergraduate research was focused on division plane orientation in maize. Beatrice enjoys cooking, trying new foods, and playing her Switch. Her hometown is Lake Elsinore, CA.
Gavin Marcoe (Bacteriology Program)
Gavin graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He worked in the Ocular Gene Therapy Lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin till 2022. He enjoys playing video games, working out, and seeing new places.
Isabella is a Junior at UW-Madison pursuing a degree in pharmacology and toxicology and a global health certificate. Her hometown is Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She enjoys backpacking, swimming, and trying new foods.
Elizabeth is a Sophomore at UW-Madison and is currently studying biochemistry on a pre-pharmacy track. Her hometown is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. She enjoys reading, spending time with her friends and family, and trying new restaurants.
Jessica Pita Aquino (Graduate student, CMB graduate program)
Ephraim Liegl (Undergraduate hourly)
Edward Pham (Summer intern)
Lauren Bunke (Research Specialist)
Sarah Rubin (Undergraduate Researcher)