About Us

Lab Members

Sun-Hee Hwang

Sun-Hee Hwang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist (June 2013)
Ph.D.: Pukyong National University, South Korea
Postdoctoral Training: Wakeland Laboratory, UT Southwestern
Research Interests: Signaling pathways in cilia, Shh signaling in cancer and obesity

Vivek Reddy Pralicharla

Vivek Reddy Pralicharla

Postdoctoral fellow (Sep 2017)
Ph.D.: Maddika Subba Reddy Lab, CDFD, Hyderabad, India
Research Interests: Signaling pathways in cilia, Trafficking to cilia.

Nipunika Somatilaka

Nipunika Somatilaka

Graduate student, Cancer Biology program (June 2014)
BSc: University of Colombo, Colombo
Research Interests: Role of the primary cilium in development and cancer

Issei Shimada

Issei Shimada, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (June 2015-)
Ph.D.: Spees Laboratory, University of Vermont, Burlington
Postdoctoral Training:  Morrison Laboratory, UT Southwestern
Research Interests: Role of primary cilia in neuronal development, function and disease

Naomi Royal

Research Technician, Part-time  (June 2013)

Group photo
The Mukopadhyay lab
(L-R: Issei Shimada, Sun-Hee Hwang, Nipunika Somatilaka, Saikat Mukhopadhyay, Vivek Pralicharla)