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!
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.
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.
Nydia received a BA in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers in 2016. She is currently a second year PhD student in the Neuroscience Program and joined the lab in 2019. Nydia enjoys reading science- and medicine-based nonfiction and the arts.
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 first-year PhD student in the Molecular Biosciences Program at Rutgers. Tracy enjoys baking and listening to a broad range of music.
Srija is from Raritan, NJ and is currently a senior at Rutgers, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. Srija joined the lab in Spring 2019 and plans to attend medical school after her undergraduate studies. Srija is a volunteer in the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, and enjoys reading, music, traveling, and learning new things.
Medha is from Garnet Valley, PA and is currently a junior 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 is from North Haledon, NJ and is currently a sophomore 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 received a BS degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University in 2017. She is currently a first-year PhD student in the Molecular Biosciences Program at Rutgers. Outside of the lab, she can be found hiking and mountain biking New Jersey’s “mountains”.
Aisha grew up in Piscataway, NJ and is currently a senior at Rutgers in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. She is majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology. Aisha joined the lab in Spring 2019 and ultimately has aspirations to attend medical school to become a physician. She enjoys cooking, swimming, and reading.
Winnie is from North Bergen, NJ and is currently a junior 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.
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.