Hellos and Goodbyes in 2019…

Fall 2019 brought two new faces to our laboratory: Dr. Amanda Bonner earned her Ph.D. from Scott Hawley’s Lab at the Stower’s Institute for Medical Research. She joins us as a Post-doctoral researcher. In addition, Lukas MacMillen, a Junior in the Department of Biology is our new undergraduate researcher. Welcome to them both!

We are sad to say good-bye to our two exceptional Research Assistants, Josh Coleman and Tahmineh Esfandani who both left us in the month of December. Josh is currently training for a Clinical Laboratory Science career with plans to move to Texas in the Summer of 2020 for his clinical rotation. Along with her husband and son, Tahmineh has moved to College Park, Texas where she is a Senior Research Associate in the Blackmon Laboratory at Texas A&M. Although we miss them both, we wish them the best of luck as they each pursue their new lives in the longhorn state.