Principal

Investigator

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Dr. Chi Keung Lam (usually goes by "Lam") is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware. He received his B.S. degree in Purdue University, and Ph.D degree in the University of Cincinnati under mentorship of Dr. Litsa Kranias. He later did his postdoctoral training in Dr. Joseph Wu lab at Stanford University. He is interested in understanding how calcium and stress signaling are regulated in the cardiovascular system. The ultimate research goal is to develop therapeutic strategies to target different types of cardiac diseases. 

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RESEARCH aSSISTANT

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Halley Wisner obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she also played soccer. She has interests in learning about cellular mechanisms, how they relate to disease, and how we can use what we learn to manage and treat those diseases. Her hobbies include baking, hiking, running, and being a mom to her dog Charlie. 

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Doctoral Student

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Visnu Pritom Chowdhury is a PhD student of Biological Sciences. He received his MBBS degree from the University of Dhaka, followed by an MSc in Biotechnology from BRAC University. He is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiomyopathies and learning the art of drug discovery. He loves music, drawing, calisthenics, and hanging out with friends when he has time.

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Richard Roberts is a PhD student of Biological Sciences. He obtained his bachelor's degree in biochemistry with a minor in philosophy from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. In his graduate studies, he aims to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying heart disease with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutics to help treat these conditions. In his free time he enjoys music and podcasts as well as skateboarding, football, hiking, camping, and traveling.

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Sujoita Sen is a PhD student of Biological Sciences. She hails from the city of joy, Kolkata, India. She completed her masters in microbiology from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. For her grad studies, she is interested to study the molecular mechanisms of cardiac diseases and their links to other conditions, with the main aim to design effective therapeutics. Beyond research, she loves music, dance and literature. 

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undergrad Student

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Sharvari Apte is an undergraduate student of Biomedical Engineering in the Honors College with minors in neuroscience, biochemical engineering, and nanoscale materials. Some of her hobbies include painting, drawing, and playing both the piano and the violin. She also used to be a competitive gymnast for over 10 years and now teaches as a gymnastics coach.

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Haiqi Chen is an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware dual degree both in Applied molecular biology & biotechnology major and Global enterprise management major. She is interested in stem cell culture and clinical applications, as well as studies and applications involving immune cells. She hopes to learn more about cell therapy and gain more knowledge on various disease treatments.

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Adam Hetzelson is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Delaware majoring in biology. He is from Lower Merion, PA. He loves playing and watching almost every sport in his free time.

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Callie Hofeling is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Delaware. She is from Annapolis, Maryland. She is majoring in Medical Diagnostics with a pre- medical concentration as well as a disability studies minor. Callie plans on attending medical school after graduation. She is also a member of the UD Synchronized Skating Team and the Honors College.

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Daniel Lin is an undergraduate student of Biological Studies in the Honors College. He is interested in the application of research in the medical field. Some of his hobbies include playing saxophone and piano, gardening, traveling, and photography. 

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Sana Patil Sana Patil is an undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware with plans to attend medical school upon graduating. She is from Wilmington, Delaware, and her hobbies include dancing, upcycling clothes, and baking. 

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Jamie Pottman is an undergraduate Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major. She is from York, PA and is excited to be working in her first lab. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, thrifting, and listening to music.

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Migachelle Romano is a pre-med student majoring in Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware. She is a teacher’s assistant for organic chemistry and leads general chemistry workshops. During her breaks, she visits hospice patients in their homes to help them with their daily activities. She wants to learn the different lab techniques involved in the molecular biology of the cell to help researchers create better treatments for cancer patients

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Kaileigh Scott is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in biology (B.A) with public health minor. She is from South Jersey, specifically Cherry Hill. This is her first research lab so she is looking forward to learning all specific techniques in the lab.

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Liam Stiller is an undergraduate in his senior year in the Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program at the University of Delaware. Liam’s hobbies include reading, writing, and playing games on his computer. Liam enjoys science communication and thinks that science is meant for everyone, so he works to put that belief into practice by telling everyone that will listen about his project.

FORMER MEMBER

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Asim Trimzi is an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware majoring in biological sciences. He is interested in investigating the mechanisms of cardiac diseases and how we can use these insights to treat heart disease. Some of his hobbies include skiing, traveling, and listening to new music. 

Logan Hallee (Undergrad 2021-2022) - Current UD PhD student with Dr. Jason Gleghorn

Kate Henesey (Undergrad 2021) - Current UD MS student with Dr. Erica Selva

Jacque Senour (Undergrad 2021) - Current UD BS student in Medical Diagnostics

Samantha Tarantino (Grad 2021) - Current UD PhD student with Dr. Xinqiao Jia