People


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

 

 

Postdocs

Elena Camacho Aguilar
Postdoc
PhD, Mathematics, University of Warwick, UK
George Brown Hall W113
Research interests: Quantitative models of stem cell patterning

 

Philip Auckland
Postdoc, Rice Academy Fellow
PhD, Biomedical Research, University of Warwick, UK
George Brown Hall W112
Research interests: Cell cycle, asymmetric cell divisions in pluripotency and differentiation

 

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: \ of spatial patterning
in hESCs

 

Siqi Du
PhD Student
George Brown Hall W114
Research interests: Wnt signaling dynamics

 

 

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

 

 

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

Ji Yoon Jung
Johnny Busquets

 

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.

Graduate Students
Kinshuk Mitra, PhD RIce BioE 2019, Currently consultant at McKinsey
Joseph Massey, PhD Rice BCB 2019, Current Medical Science Liaison.

Technicians
Kari Burt
Teresa Saez, Currently technician at Sainsbury lab, Cambridge UK
Yida Liu, Current Medical Student UT Southwestern

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
William Feist, Current graduate student at Stanford
Omar Alvarenga, Currently Graduate Student at Weill-Cornell
Matthew Miller, Currently Rice Undergrad