Lab Members

Lab Members

Anderson Frank

Anderson Frank

Graduate Student

Anderson earned his B.S. in cell and molecular biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he characterized immunoconjugates targeting HIV gp160. He then worked as a research technician at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans identifying predictive biomarkers for marginal livers in transplantation. Anderson is a graduate student in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program. In the Jewell laboratory, he is using CRISPR genome-wide screens to identify new components in amino acid-induced mTORC1 activation.

 
Chase Melick

Chase Melick

Graduate Student

Chase earned his B.S. in Human Biology from the University of California San Diego, where he focused on the role of Notch signaling in hematopoietic stem cell specification. After working as a research technician for a brief time, he then went to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland. There, he studied vertebrate vascular development. Chase is a graduate student in the Genetics, Development & Disease Program. In the Jewell laboratory, he is studying the crosstalk between mTORC1 and amino acid metabolism.

 

Delong Meng

Postdoctoral Fellow

Delong earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Fudan University, China, where he worked with Dr. Daru Lu. His graduate work focused on how several key genes played a role in the pathogenesis of human glioma. As a postdoctoral fellow, his research focuses on the mechanisms through which the mTOR pathway senses amino acids.

 
Tiana Nguyen

Thu (Tiana) Nguyen

Graduate Student

Tiana earned her B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, where she synthesized nicotine analogs that were screened as agonists for the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Tiana is a graduate student in the Biological Chemistry Graduate Program. In the Jewell laboratory, she characterizes the structure and function of novel components in mTORC1 activation induced by amino acids.

 
Greg Urquhart

Greg Urquhart

Lab Manager/Technician

Greg is a joint lab manager/technician for the Jewell and Tagliabracci Labs. Greg has an AAS degree in biotechnology from Collin College. He has been at UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2001.

 
Teresa Yoon

Teresa Yoon

Research Technician

Teresa earned her B.S. in Biology from Loyola University in Chicago. She is working part-time in the Jewell lab while she pursues a M.S. in Medical Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.