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Aryeh Warmflash
Principle Investigator
Assistant Professor
CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
Department of Biosciences
aryeh.warmflash@rice.edu
Office: George Brown Hall W102
Ext: 2456

Research Staff

 

Cecilia Guerra
Technician
George Brown Hall W113
Research interests: Reporters for signaling during Zebrafish development, micropatterned hESC differentation

 

 

headshotYida Liu
Technician
George Brown Hall W113
Research interests: signaling pathway dynamics,
cancer microenvironment

 

 

 

Postdocs

Elena Camacho Aguilar
Postdoc
PhD, Mathematics, University of Warwick, UK
George Brown Hall W114
Research interests: Quantitative models of stem cell patterning

 

 

Li-zhong Liu
Postdoc
PhD, Biology, Hong Kong U.
George Brown Hall W114
Research interests: Formation and interpretation of morphogen gradients in human embryonic stem cells.

 

Graduate Students

George Britton
PhD student, joint with Amina Qutub
George Brown Hall W112
SSPB program
Research interests: ectodermal and neural patterning, development of neural function

 

 

Sapna Chhabra
PhD student
SSPB program
George Brown Hall W112
Research interests: models of spatial patterning
in hESCs

 

Xiangyu Kong
PhD Student
BCB program
George Brown Hall W113
Research interests: Trophectoderm differentiation,
embryonic-extraembryonic interactions

 

 

Joseph Massey
PhD student
BCB program
George Brown Hall W112
Research interests: Wnt signaling dynamics,
spatial patterning

 

 

Kinshuk Mitra
PhD student
Bioengineering program
George Brown Hall W114
Research interests: Developing novel reporter systems,
lineage tracing

 

Miguel Ángel Ortiz Salazar
PhD student
BCB program
George Brown Hall W112
Research interests: ectodermal and
neural patterning

 

Eleana Rizou
PhD student
BCB program
George Brown Hall W113
Research interests: Wnt signaling in
space, cancer stem cells

 

 

Ye Zhu
PhD student
Bioengineering program
George Brown Hall W113
Research interests: Controlled 3D stem cell
culture, neural patterning

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Omar Alvarenga
Rice Undergraduate
Research interests: Wnt signaling dynamics

 

 

 

img_2589William Feist
Rice Undergraduate
Anderson Biological Labs 335
Research interests: secreted reporters for cellular events

 

 

Margaret Wang
Rice Undergraduate
Research interests: neural differentiation
and patterning.

 

 

Former lab Members

Postdocs
Idse Heemskerk, Currently Asst Prof at U. of Michigan. website.
Matthew Schmerer, Currently staff scientist at CDC
Anastasiia Nemashkalo, Currently postdoc at LANL.
Suparna Sarkar-Banerjee, Currently postdoc Landes lab, Rice Univ.

Technicians
Kari Burt
Teresa Saez, Currently technician at Sainsbury lab, Cambridge UK

Rotation students
Sarah Alvarado, BCB
Ruda Cui,  BCB
Jennifer Dou, BCB
Andrew Frink, SSPB
Rebecca Murdaugh, BCM Dev Biol program
Amy Prater, BCB

Lili Yu, BCB

Undergraduates
Rachel Hodge, Currently graduate student at UCLA
Cher Tang, Currently pharmacy student at UTHSC

Matthew Miller, Currently Rice Undergrad