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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 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. 

undergrad Student

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Cate Charette is an undergraduate student studying Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Delaware. She plans to attend graduate school to continue research after graduation. She is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and enjoys playing sports, volunteering, and traveling.

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Chloe Ko is an undergraduate student majoring in biology with a minor in biochemistry at the University of Delaware. She is from Alexandria, Virginia, and enjoys being active. She plans to attend dental school after graduating. Her hobbies include cycling, dancing, and watching scary movies.

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Dexter Matthews is a Biological Sciences Major in the Honors College at University of Delaware. He is excited to work in his first lab and is planning to go to medical school after graduation. He is from Montclair, NJ and enjoys puzzles, video games, his dogs, and the New York Giants.

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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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Jack Renner is an undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Neuroscience, and hopes to attend medical school upon graduating. He is from Fairfax, VA, and his hobbies include going to the gym and listening to music. Additionally, he is a member of the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit.

FORMER MEMBER

Sharvari Apte (Undergrad 2021 - 2023) - UPenn Bioengineering MS student

Haiqi Chen (Undergrad 2022 - 2023) - Columbia Bio-technology MS student

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

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

Callista Hofeling (Undergrad 2021 - 2022) - UD BS student in Medical Diagnostics

Daniel Lin (Undergrad 2021 - 2023) - Med student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sana Patil (Undergrad 2022 - 2023) - UD BS student in Human Physiology

Adam Hetzelson (Undergrad 2021 - 2024) - Thomas Jefferson PhD student

Zachary Miller (Undergrad 2022 - 2024) - Med student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Migachelle Romano (Undergrad 2022 - 2023) - UD Biological Sciences BS Graduate with Academic Excellence Award

Kaileigh Scott  (Undergrad 2021 - 2022) - UD BS student in Biological Sciences

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

Julia Serjantova (Undergrad 2023- 2024) - UD BS student in Medical Diagnostics

Liam Stiller (Undergrad 2022 - 2023) - UPenn research specialist with Dr. Pantelis Rompolas

Sijie Yang (Undergrad 2023 - 2024) - Johns Hopkins MS student

Visnu Chowdhury (MS Grad 2021 - 2024) - UD PhD student with Dr. Andre Tavares

Samantha Tarantino (Grad 2021) - UD Biological Sciences PSM graduate

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