People

Francisco Pelegri
Principal Investigator
Professor & Chair, Laboratory of Genetics
fjpelegri@wisc.edu

 

Cara Moravec websize

 

Cara Moravec
Postdoctoral Research Associate
cmoravec@wisc.edu

 

 

Christina Hansen
Postdoctoral Research Associate
chansen24@wisc.edu

 

 

Ryan Trevena
Graduate Research Assistant
rtrevena@wisc.edu

 

 

Trevor Chamberlain
Graduate Research Assistant
tjchamberlai@wisc.edu

 

 

Caroline Barry
Graduate Research Assistant
ccbarry@wisc.edu

 

Fish Husbandry Team:
Brooke Richardson, Brady Buckle, Robert (Rob) Hall, Kailee Berge, Gavin Schopf

Lab Alumni: 
Grad students/Postdocs/Research Staff:

  • Gabby Voit, former research intern
    > PhD student in the Gutzman lab at UW-Milwaukee
  •  Dr. Elaine Welch, former grad student
    > Associate Research Scientist (Gene & Cell Therapy) at PPD
  • Dr. Celeste Eno, former grad student
    > Associate Director (Pathology) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Dr. Andrew (Drew) Hasley, former grad student
    > Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar (Biotechnology) at NCSU
  • Dr. Danielle Grotjahn, former research specialist
    > Assistant Professor at Scripps Research
  • Dr. Sreelaja Nair, former postdoc
    > Associate Professor (Biosciences & Bioengineering) at IITB
  • Dr. Robin Lindeman, former grad student
    > Supervisor (Development Science) at Beckman Coulter
  • Dr. Lance Urven, visiting scientist
    > Professor (Biology) at Marian University
  • Dr. Bharti Solanki, former grad student
    > Staff Scientist (R&D) at Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Dr. Xiaoyan Ge, former grad student
    > Assistant Professor (Genetics & Genomics) & Assistant Director (Molecular Genetics) at Mount Sinai
  • Dr. Emily Putiri, former grad student
    > Associate Director (Clinical Research) at Mersana Therapeutics
  • Dr. Jamie Lyman Gingerich, former grad student
    > Associate Professor (Biology) at UW-Eau Claire

Undergraduate Researchers:

  • Benton Veire > Research Associate at 10X Genomics
  • Jarred Otterlee
  • Monica Selvaraj > Research Assistant in the Lehmann Lab
  • Julia Oelke > Masters student (Lifestyle Medicine)
  • Jacky Lor > PharmD student at UW-Madison
  • Kelsey Rahe > Student at the UIC College of Dentistry
  • Clara Garcia > Medical student at Carver College of Medicine
  • Mykala Conroy > Medical student at Des Moines University
  • Destiny Baars > Forensic Scientist
  • Erica Weber > Regulatory Analyst at 3M
  • Jonathon Heir > Medical student at the Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Elizabeth Theusch – Assistant Researcher at UCSF

Visiting Students:
Melisa Dehuma; high school student
– Participant in PEOPLE (Precollege Enrichment Opportunity        Program for Learning Excellence)
S. Isaac; Washington & Jefferson College
– Participant in the Biological SIGNALS Program