About Us

Former Lab Members

Dr. Shin–Ichi T. Inouye
Visiting Scholar/Senior Research Associate (August 1985–December 1985).
Present position: Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Yamaguchi University, Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753–8512, Japan.

Dr. Barbara L. Pratt
Postdoctoral Fellow (July 1985–August 1988)
Subsequent positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania; Coordinator of Instruction and Advertisement, Community College of Vermont.

Dr. Marilyn J. Duncan
Postdoctoral Fellow (October 1985–August 1988)
Present position: Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology,
University of Kentucky Medical School, Lexington, KY.

Dr. Noboru Murakami
Visiting Scholar/Senior Research Associate (June 1987–May 1989)
Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology
Miyazaki University, Miyazaki City, Japan.

Dr. Ken Ohi
Visiting Scholar/Senior Research Associate (May 1989–March 1992)
Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Shiga University Medical School, Shiga, Japan.

Dr. Mary E. Pierce
Research Associate (December 1987–June 1992)
Subsequent position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY.

Dr. Hooshmand Sheshberadaran
Research Associate (November 1989–July 1992).
Subsequent position: Clinical Research Associate,
Pharmacia Sverige AB, Medical Department, SE–112 87 Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Marianna Max
Postdoctoral Fellow (June 1991–June 1995)
Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Dr. Sandra Gilbert
Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Nov 1999–Aug 2000)
Subsequent position: Research Associate, Department of Human Genetics, with Dr. Bruce Lahn, University of Chicago.

Dr. R. Keith Barrett
Postdoctoral Fellow (June 1992–Jan 2001)
Present position: Self–employed.

Dr. Marina Antoch
Research Associate (September 1994–July 1999)
Research Specialist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (August 1999–May 2001)
Current position: Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.

Dr. David King
Postdoctoral Fellow (February 1999–November 2000), Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (December 2000–October 2001)
Current position: Director, Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. 

Dr. Phillip L. Lowrey
Postdoctoral Fellow, CCBM, Northwestern, (December 2000–May 2001) Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (June 2001)
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Sharon S. Low
Postdoctoral Fellow, (July 2001–August 2002), Visiting Scientist
Current position: Scientific Review Officer, Emerging Technologies and Training in Neuroscience Integrated Review Group
Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Erin McDearmon Blondell
Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2001–2007)
Current position: Senior Publications Manager, Global Medical Affairs
Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development Division, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL.

Dr. Martha Hotz Vitaterna
Sr. Research Associate (June 1992–Nov. 2001)
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Functional Genomics, Northwestern (2001–2006)
Current position: Executive Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, Northwestern.

Dr. Kazuhiro Shimomura
Research Associate (1994–1998 and 2000) Associate, Howard
Hughes Medical Institute (September 1998–July 2000).
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Functional Genomics (2001–2009).
Subsequent positions: Senior Scientist, Amano Enzyme U.S.A. Co., Ltd., Elgin, IL.; Chief Science Officer, Matsutani America, Inc., Itasca, IL.

Dr. Carrie Partch
Associate, HHMI, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern
Medical Center (October 2010–August 2011)
Current position: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Hee–Kyung Hong
Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2000–2005)
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Functional Genomics (2005–2009)
Current position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. IL (2009–present).

Dr. Sandra Siepka
Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (March 1998–June 2002)
Research Associate, Center for Functional Genomics (July 2002–2009)
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Physiology, Northwestern University (April 2009–2013).

Dr. Nobuya Koike
Senior Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009–2013)
Current position: Assistant Professor (tenure–track).
Department of Physiology and Systems Bioscience. Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Dr. Seung Hee Yoo
Visiting Graduate Student, Korea Advanced Institute of Sciences and Technology.
Postdoctoral Fellow (February 2006–2009), Center for Functional Genomics.
Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2007–2009). Instructor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern (2009–2013)
Current position: Assistant Professor (tenure–track),
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UT Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX.

Dr. Vivek Kumar
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Genomics (2004–2006), Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (October 2006–2009). Research Fellow II (2009–2011), Instructor (2011–2014), Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Current position: Assistant Professor (tenure–track), The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME.

Dr. Guocun Huang
Instructor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center (July 2009–2014)
Current position: Professor, Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Dr. Jennifer Mohawk
Associate (September 2010-2013), Research Specialist (2013-2015) HHMI, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Current position: Regional Medical Liaison, Celgene Corp.

Dr. Lucia Pagani
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center (October 2011-December 2015). Recipient of a Swiss National Foundation Fellowship.  Circadian rhythms in bipolar I depression using actigraphy and cell-based fibroblasts assays for circadian rhythms.