About Us

Lab Members

Sun-Hee Hwang

Sun-Hee Hwang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist (June 2013)
Ph.D.: Pukyong National University, South Korea
Postdoctoral Training: Wakeland Laboratory, UT Southwestern
Research Interests: Signaling pathways in cilia, Shh signaling in cancer and obesity
sun-hee.hwang@utsouthwestern.edu

 
Vivek Reddy Pralicharla

Vivek Reddy Pralicharla

Postdoctoral fellow (Sep 2017)
Ph.D.: Maddika Subba Reddy Lab, CDFD, Hyderabad, India
Research Interests: Signaling pathways in cilia, Trafficking to cilia.
VenkataVivekReddy.Palicharla@utsouthwestern.edu

 
Nipunika Somatilaka

Nipunika Somatilaka

Graduate student, Cancer Biology program (June 2014)
BSc: University of Colombo, Colombo
Research Interests: Role of the primary cilium in development and cancer
bandarigodagamage.somatilaka@utsouthwestern.edu

 
Issei Shimada

Issei Shimada, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (June 2015-)
Ph.D.: Spees Laboratory, University of Vermont, Burlington
Postdoctoral Training:  Morrison Laboratory, UT Southwestern
Research Interests: Role of primary cilia in neuronal development, function and disease
issei.shimada@utsouthwestern.edu

 

Naomi Royal

Research Technician, Part-time  (June 2013)
naomi.royal@utsouthwestern.edu

Group photo
L-R: Kasturi Pal, Nipunika Somatilaka, Hemant Badgandi, Sun-Hee Hwang, Saikat Mukhopadhyay