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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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 PH.D 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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Samantha Tarantino is a dual degree Biological Ph.D. and Masters of Business Administration Student. She graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a concentration in Bioengineering.  For her graduate studies, she is interested in disease modeling, engineered heart tissue, and bioinformatics to help treat cardiovascular diseases associated with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Her interest also lies in cardio-oncology and neurocardiology. Outside of school, she enjoys working out, hiking, music, podcasts, sleeping, and spending time with her three dogs, cat, and two rabbits.

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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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Logan Hallee is a senior undergraduate student at The University of Delaware majoring in Quantitative Biology with minors in math and biochemistry. He is passionate about the pursuit of knowledge and science communication and eventually wants to pursue a Ph.D. Outside of school, Logan enjoys running, music, and spending time with friends

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Kate Henesey is a senior undergraduate at the University of Delaware majoring in Biology (B.S) with a concentration in cell, molecular, and genetics, as well as a minor in chemistry. She is also a member of the UD Women’s soccer team. Kate is interested in Cardio-oncology and understanding the mechanisms by which chemotherapy drugs induce adverse reactions. 

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Adam Hetzelson is a sophomore 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 sophomore 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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Kaileigh Scott is a junior 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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Jacque Senour is a junior undergraduate student attending the University of Delaware. She is majoring in Medical Diagnostics and plans to continue a career in science after graduation. She is interested in learning about how our bodies interact with drugs and therapies. In her free time she likes to hang with friends and go to the beach. 

This could be YOU!

Please contact Lam if you are interested at joining the team!