Andreas Doncic, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Andreas is interested in everything that goes on in the lab.

Yanjie Liu, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Diploid yeast cells sporulate under nutrition limitation. Yanjie's research focuses on the metabolic regulation of yeast sporulation, including carbohydrates, lipid and amino acids. He uses live cell imaging and biochemistry methods to measure the dynamic regulation of cellular storage during sporulation.

Piya Kositangool, M.S.

Research Assistant I 

He is currently interested in using live cell imaging to understand C. glabrata cell cycle and its interaction with macrophages.

Nihal Ezgi Temamogullari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ezgi is interested in understanding the signaling network underlying the sporulation decision in yeast.

Orlando Argüello-Miranda, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

One fundamental property of life is decision-making.  Cells are always facing complicated decisions, such as when to grow and when to divide. Hence, Orlando wants to understand how cells decide among all their options and whether we can accurately predict the outcome of the process of decision making for biomedical applications.

Ruchi Jain, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ruchi is interested in exploring the cell fate determinants and the signalling dynamics of the molecular regulators involved in cancer regulation.













Past Members 

Taylor Kennedy

Summer Intern

As a student intern Taylor is interested in gaining practical research work experience and skills in addition to learning more about the research conducted in the lab by working alongside and being mentored by the lab members. She is primarily interested in the yeast life cycle and yeast aging as she works to develop the yeast strains necessary for this research.