Ari Winbush joined the Singh lab in July 2018 as a Research Associate. Ari received his Ph.D. previously from the University of Oregon where he studied neural plasticity during metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster. Since then, he has expanded his research to include Drosophila behavior, and more recently, circadian biology, behavior, and metabolism in C. elegans. Current interests include the genetic basis of behavior, metabolism, disease and other phenotypes. When not in the lab, Ari enjoys reading, exercise and the great outdoors.
Annette Estevez, Ph.D. joined the Singh lab on May 21, 2018 as the new lab manger. Annette received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied dauer larva development in C. elegans. With almost 30 years experience working with C. elegans, and 10 years with mice, she is ready to “fly” into a new model system! When she is not working in the lab, Annette loves to garden and cook, as well as enjoy the beauty of Oregon on hikes with her family and her two dogs (shown here with her husky Mojo along the McKenzie River Trail).
Hear Nadia’s story about being a scientist and a mother from her on-stage telling for Story Collider. Nadia was participating in Story Collider’s Metamorphosis: Stories about radical change. You can listen to the archived story here on Story Collider.