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Lab Members

Researchers

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.

Michael K. Rosen, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
michael.rosen@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Bridging length and time scales in cell organization 

 
Rustam Ali, Ph.D.

Rustam Ali, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
rustam.ali@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement:

 
Lindsay Case, Ph.D.

Lindsay Case, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
lindsay.case@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement:

 
Stone Chen, Ph.D.

Baoyu (Stone) Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
baoyu.chen@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Regulatory mechanisms of the WAVE regulatory complex

 
Jon Ditlev

Jonathon Ditlev, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
jonathon.ditlev@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Regulation of the dynamics and stability of supramolecular clusters on artificial membranes

 
Shae Padrick, Ph.D.

Shae Padrick, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
shae.padrick@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Mechanistic study of Arp2/3 complex activation by WASP family proteins

 

 
Chi Pak, Ph.D.

Chi Pak, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
chi.pak@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Mechanism of puncta formation by intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs)

 
Ali Yunus, Ph.D.

Ali Yunus, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
ali.yunus@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Structure studies of auto inhibited formin and formin-actin complexes

 
Xu Zhang

Xu Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
xu.zhang@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Investigation of the effect of the membrane density and dynamics of N-WASP on its ability to activate Arp2/3 complex and stimulate actin assembly

 

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Graduate Students

Salman Banani

Salman Banani
Graduate Student
salman.banani@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Physical mechanisms of cellular body formation

 
Sudeep Banjade

Sudeep Banjade
Graduate Student
sudeep.banjade@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Principles of membrane-receptor organization by cytoplasmic ligands

 
Soyeon Kim

Soyeon Kim
Graduate Student
soyeon.kim@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Characterization of Nephrin clusters with an inducible phosphorylation system

 

 
Yuan Lin

Yuan Lin
Graduate Student
yuan.lin@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Mechanism of metabolic puncta formation and its functional significance

 

 
Ben Peeples

William "Ben" Peeples
Graduate Student
william.peeples@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Characterization of the effects of relative and absolute valency on phase separation and partitioning

 

 
Alyson Rice

Alyson Rice
Graduate Student
alyson.rice@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: 

 

 
Wenmin Xing

Wenmin Xing
Graduate Student
wenmin.xing@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement:

 
Jake Zahm

Jacob Zahm
Graduate Student
jacob.zahm@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: Revealing general principles of actin nucleation through structural and mechanistic studies of bacterial effector VopL from Vibrio Parahaemolyticus

 

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Visiting Student

Martyna Kosno

Martyna Kosno
Visiting Student
martyna.kosno@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement:

 

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Staff

Lynda Doolittle

Lynda Doolittle
Lab Manager
lynda.doolittle@utsouthwestern.edu

Project Statement: I work with Shae Padrick to understand Arp2/3 complex activation by WASP family proteins. I also work to maintain an efficient, well-functioning laboratory.

 

 
Lisa

Lisa Henry
Technician
lisa.henry@utsouthwestern.edu

Job Description: I manage all of the insect cell cultures in the lab, from DNA to virus and protein production.

 
Dorothee Staber

Dorothee Staber
Technician
dorothee.staber@utsouthwestern.edu

Job Description:

 
Elisha White

Elisha White
Technician
elisha.white@utsouthwestern.edu

Job Description: I maintain the lab reagent stocks.

 

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