About Us

Project Managers and Staff

Dana "Kim" Reed, Ph.D., Lab Manager

Dana Kim Reed, Senior Research Scientist, received her Ph.D. at UT Southwestern and has worked in several different academic positions as well as technical sales. As lab manager for the Danuser and Schmid labs, Kim oversees the daily logistics of the labs, as well as projects of the Infrastructure Team. Her background is in biochemistry and cell biology with particular interest in electron microscopy. Kim is a native Texan and enjoys outdoor activities (especially if her dog can join), cooking and entertaining, non-science reading and writing, and singing in her church choir. Publication ProfileLinkedIn

Kim is also somewhat of a poet, for your enjoyment:

Lab Haiku

Managing the lab:

Place the order, shelves are full.

We are out again.


Andrew Jamieson
Andrew Jamieson, Ph.D., Software Manager

Born in San Diego, California, raised in Plano, Texas and educated in Chicago, Illinois, Andrew is focused on accelerating scientific discovery by transforming the diverse and powerful image-analysis tools developed in the lab into an integrated, easy-to-use package available to the community. Prior to joining the Danuser Lab in 2016, Andrew was a data scientist for a Dallas-based start-up, held various roles at GE Healthcare, including Scientific Lean Leader, and most recently worked in Pharma Services at NeoGenomics/Clarient as part of the MultiOmyx team delivering advanced image-based biomarker analytics to customers. Andrew received his B.A. (Physics) and Ph.D. (Medical Physics) from the University of Chicago. In his free time, Andrew is a dilettante pop cultural critic: listening to a variety of podcasts on a variety of topics-including philosophy, watching David Lynch films, and tuning in to the latest BBC Essential Mix. Publication ProfileLinkedIn 


Heather Grossman
Heather Grossman, Senior Research Associate

Heather is from Norfolk, VA. She received her Master of Biological Sciences from Old Dominion University and has a multifaceted translational research background. As a member of the Infrastructure Team, she supports the development and execution of current research aims. In her free time, Heather enjoys reading bio-thrillers, being outdoors, and exploring new cities. Publication ProfileLinkedIn 




Joseph Chi
Joseph Chi, Research Technician II

Joseph Chi grew up in Dallas, TX. He received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. As a member of the Infrastructure Team, Joseph assists the postdocs and graduate students with their research and various projects. In his off time, Joseph enjoys longboarding, playing board games, and trying out new places to eat. LinkedIn




Justin Cillay
Justin Cillay, Research Technician I


Justin was born and raised in the small town of Pullman, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Redlands in Southern, California. In his free time Justin enjoys getting outdoors, biking around the city and traveling. LinkedIn