Current Openings

We do not have openings for new graduate or undergraduate students at this time. 

 

For other positions, please send inquiries and your CV to b.daniels [at] rutgers.edu!

Current Members

Brian Daniels, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Brian is from Greenville, SC and received BA/BS degrees in English and Behavioral Biology. He completed a PhD in neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. He then completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers as an assistant professor in 2019. Brian is a fan of audiobooks and musical theatre. 

(CV) Twitter: @briandanielsli

 

Colm Atkins, PhD

Laboratory Manager, Research Associate

Colm is from Rockville, MD and earned a BS in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland. He defended his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014. Colm is joining the lab following postdoctoral training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. You can find him riding a bike, listening to a record, reading a book, or walking a dog.  

(Personal Website) (ORCID) Twitter: @_colm_

 

Nydia Chang

PhD Student

Nydia received a BA in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers in 2016. She is currently a third year PhD student in the Neuroscience Program. Nydia enjoys reading science- and medicine-based nonfiction and the arts. 

 

Tracy Chou

PhD Student

Tracy did her undergraduate studies at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and completed an MS degree in Biology from New York University in 2017. She is currently a second year PhD student in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program at Rutgers. Tracy enjoys baking and listening to a broad range of music. 

 

Medha Krishnagiri

Undergraduate Researcher

Medha is from Garnet Valley, PA and is currently a senior at Rutgers, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with minors in Cognitive Science and Health and Society. She joined the lab in Fall 2019 and plans to go to graduate school to continue her education. In her free time, Medha practices aikido, and likes reading and volunteering at an animal shelter.

 

Po-Lun Kung

Undergraduate Researcher

Po-Lun is from North Haledon, NJ and is currently a junior at Rutgers, double majoring in Cell Biology & Neuroscience major and Communication. He joined the lab in Fall 2019 and plans to continue medicine-based scientific studies in graduate school or medical school. In his free time, he likes swimming, tasting new cuisines, and reading comics.

 

Marissa Lindman

PhD Student

Marissa received a BS degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University in 2017. She is currently a second year PhD student in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program at Rutgers. Outside of the lab, she can be found hiking and mountain biking New Jersey’s “mountains”.

Twitter: @mars_lindman

 

Winnie Wong

Undergraduate Researcher

Winnie is from North Bergen, NJ and is currently a senior at Rutgers, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Business Administration. She joined the lab in Spring 2019 and plans to attend dental school to become a pediatric orthodontist. Winnie loves to bake, paint, and travel to NYC in her spare time. 

 

Alumni

Srija Indukuri: Undergraduate Researcher (2019-2020)

Srija was a CBN major who performed some of our first studies of RIPK3 signaling in astrocytes during ZIKV infection. She also assisted with management of our transgenic animal colony. Srija is currently taking a gap year while applying to medical school.

Hahram Kim: Visiting Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2019)

Hahram did a summer internship in the lab through the Meiklejohn Fellowship Program at Amherst College. He is currently finishing his undergraduate studies at Amherst.  

Kimberly Newman: Graduate Rotation Student (Fall 2019)

Kim was a rotation student in the Neuroscience PhD program at Rutgers. She performed in vivo studies of ZIKV pathogenesis using mouse genetic tools to target RIPK3 expression in astrocytes. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the lab of Gary Aston Jones

Aisha Patel: Undergraduate Researcher (2019-2020)

Aisha was a CBN major in the SAS honors program. She was the recipient of a DLS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2019). She was also named a Henry Rutgers Scholar (2020) in recognition of her outstanding honors thesis examining roles for alpha synuclein in promoting neuroinflammatory astrocyte polarization. Aisha is currently taking a gap year while applying to medical school. 

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