Principal Investigator

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Jeffrey Martens, Ph.D.

Thomas H. Maren Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 

Research Scientists

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Kirill Ukhanov

B.S.  in Biophysics from St‑Petersburg Technical University, Russia

PhD. in Anatomy & Physiology from Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, Russia 

 

1987-1992  Research Fellow, Sechenov Institute, St-Petersburg

1992-1996  Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park

1996-1997  Senior Research Fellow, Sechenov Institute, St-Petersburg

1997-1998  Alexander von Humboldt fellow, University of Potsdam, Germany

1998-2000  Research  Scientist, University of Potsdam, Germany

2000-2004  Research Associate, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Maryland

2004-2007  Research Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Maryland

2007-2015 Assistant Research Scientist, Whitney Laboratory, University of Florida

2015-present Assistant research Scientist, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida


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Lian Zhang

B.S.  in Pharmacy from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine,China

M.S. in Basic Medical Sciences from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine,China

PhD. Biological Sciences  Kent State University, USA


Senior Research Scientist, University of Florida

Graduate Students

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Chao Xie

B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the Hebei University of Science and Technology, China

M.S. in Bioengineering from the Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China


I am currently a third year PhD candidate interested in studying the mechanisms of cilia maintenance and assembly in wild type mice as well as ciliopathy models. 

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Jay Habif

B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan

M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California San Diego


I am currently a first year PhD student who is interested in exploring stem cells in the olfactory system.

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Jordan Moretta

B.S. in Biology from the University of Florida


I am currently a first year Masters student exploring the effects of the GTPase, Arl13b on the the olfactory system. 

Undergraduate Students

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Dylan Mordecai

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Jessica Davis

Alumni

Postdocs:

  • Cedric R. Uytingco 

                  Post Doctorate Research Associate from 2015 to 2018 now working as a scientist at 10X 

                  Genomics.  

  • Warren W. Green

                 Post Doctorate Research Associate from 2014 to 2018 now working  as a senior biosystems service 

                 specialist at Nikon Canada Inc.

  • Corey L. Williams 

                 Post Doctorate Research Associate from 2010 to 2016 now working as a Clinical Embryolgist at 

                 The Reproductive Medicine Group

  • Jeremy C. McIntyre 

                  Post Doctorate Research Associate from 2009 to 2015 currently an Assistant Professor in 

                  Neuroscience at the University of Florida  

  • Eileen Vesely

                  Post Doctorate Research Associate from 2009 to 2013 

  • Kristin Arendt, 2008-2010   Current Position- Research Associate, Lu Chen Laboratory, University of Stanford
  • Dyke McEween

                  Post Doctorate Research Associate from 2006 to 2009

  • Ting-Ting Hong, M.D., Ph.D.  2005-2007  Current position- Associate Professor, Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 


Graduate Students:

  • James Brady, 2002-2007  OHSU, Neuroscience Graduate Program. Currently in postdoctoral training in the laboratory of  David Rossi, Neurological Sciences Institute, OHSU, Portland, OR.
  • Mark Benson, (co-mentor), 2005-2008  University of Michigan MSTP, Completed Ph.D. training and returned to Medical School at the University of Michigan.
  • Paul Jenkins, 2004-2010  University of Michigan, Pharmacology, Currently Tenure Track-assistant professor University of Michigan, Dept. of Pharmacology.
  •  Laurie Svoboda, 2006-2010  University of Michigan, Toxicology, Currently Research Assistant Professor, Univ. of Michigan, Dept. Environmental Health Sciences.
  • Julia Lee (co-mentored), 2010-2011  University of Michigan Pharmacology Masters Program.
  • Sarah Schumacher (Bass) 2006-2011,Pharmacology,  Currently in faculty, Cleveland Clinic, Dept. of Molecular Cardiology. 
  • Halina Chkourko, (co-mentor),2010-2012 , University of Michigan, Physiology. Currently in postdoctoral training at Wayne State University.
  • Congzen Qiao, 2010-2012, University of Michigan, Pharmacology.
  • Katherine Ryland, 2011-2015, University of Michigan, Pharmacology. Currently Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Ariell Joiner,2011-2015 ,University of Michigan, Pharmacology, Currently Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Johnson & Johnson, Regulatory Affairs Leadership and Development Program
     

 Undergraduate Research Fellows:

        Oregon Health & Science University:

  1. 2002  Karyn Foster, NSI Summer Fellowship
  2. 2003  Karyn Foster, Vollum Summer Fellowship Program 

        University of Michigan:

  1. 2004  Sarah Schumacher, ASPET Summer Fellowship, University of Michigan, Currently pursuing a Ph.D. at University of Michigan
  2. 2004-2005  David Dudek, Undergraduate student, University of Michigan. Currently pursuing a M.D./Ph.D. at Penn State University
  3. 2004-2005  Kendra Yum, UROP student, University of Michigan. Currently pursuing PharmD. at University of Michigan
  4. 2006-2007  Kristin Van Genderen, UROP student, University of Michigan
  5. 2007  Tameir Holder, Charles Ross Summer Fellow, University of Michigan
  6. 2008  Jennifer Khalil, UROP student, University of Michigan
  7. 2009  Tiffany Holder, ASPET Summer Fellowship, University of Michigan
  8. 2009-2010   Nikhil Raghu Lyer, UM Cardiovascular Center Summer Fellow
  9. 2009-2013   Elizabeth Williams, UROP student, University of Michigan
  10. 2010-2013  John Escobedo, SROP student, University of Michigan.

        University of Florida: 

  1. 2014-2015  Paul Caintic, HHMI Science for Life Program
  2. 2014-2018  Jordan Moretta, HHMI Science for Life Program
  3. 2014-2018  Dana Shively, HHMI Science for Life Program
  4. 2018, John-Paul Aris, ASPET SURF Program, University of Florida