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Former Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mario Perello, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2/2008 - 3/2010 - Mario is currently an associate investigator at the Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Multidisciplinary Institute of Cell Biology (IMBICE) in La Plata, Argentina

Ichiro Sakata, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3/2007 - 3/2011 -Ichiro is currently an associate professor at Saitama University in Saitama, Japan

Jen-Chieh (Jay) Chuang, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 8/2008 - 5/2011 - After a few years as a Jay scientist at Reata Pharmaceutical Company in Irving, TX, Jay has returned to UTSW and is pursuing a second postdoctoral fellowship

Paul K. Piper Jr, M.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Clinical Fellow in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2009-2011 - Paul is currently in private practice as an endocrinologist in The Woodlands, TX.

Daniela Pereira Derderian, Ph.D., Phar.MD. – Postdoctoral Research Fellow 5/2010 - 7/2012 –Daniela is currently an assistant professor in biological sciences at the School of Math and Science at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX.

Won-Mee Park, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Fellow - 2011–2012 – Won-Mee is currently enjoying her role as a new mom.

Qian Wang, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Fellow – 1/2012–12/2013 – Qian has decided to pursue other endeavors, and we hope to have an update soon.

Aki Uchida, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Fellow – 1/2012–3/2014 – Aki is currently pursuing a second postdoctoral fellowship at UTSW.

Sun-Hyun Park, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow – 10/2015–9/2016 - Sun–Hyun has moved back to South Korea where he is pursuing a science-related business venture.

Emily Bruggeman, M.S., Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow –7/2016 - 7/2017

Graduate Students

Angela Walker- Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, 1/11–4/14 – Angela successfully defended her thesis entitled “From the ghrelin cell to ghrelin action: Assessing ghrelin’s influence on mood, cue-potentiated feeding, and ghrelin cell physiology.” She is performing postdoctoral research in the lab of Dr. Amelia Eisch.

Research Assistants

Siegfried Meier  Research Assistant II, 3/09–3/10

Sherry Rovinsky  Research Assistant, 2007-2009. Graduate Student, 20102011.

Chelsea Migura – Research Assistant I, 3/20107/2012

Brittany Mason, PhD – Senior Research Associate, 6/20127/2013

Sydney Lawrence – Research Assistant, Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016

Connor Lawrence – Research Assistant, Summer 2015, Summer 2016

Summer Students

Jakub Woloszyn  UTSW Medical Student, Summer Research 2008

Neha Chaudhary  UTSW Medical Student, Summer Research 2009

Gregory Wallingford, Jr.  2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Anna Kuperman  2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Shloka Raghavan  2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Carolyn Chakuroff – 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Imikomobong (Micky) Ibia  2012 MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Christina Mosher – UTSW Medical Student, Summer Research 2013

Madhu Karamsetty – 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Nicole Huang – 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship student

Rachel Hodge – 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Hannah Viroslav – UTSW Medical Student, Summer Research 2016