Current members

 
 
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Adam Gracz - Principal Investigator

Adam conducted his pre- and postdoctoral studies at UNC in Dr. Scott Magness’s lab, where his research focused on intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of intestinal stem cells. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease at UNC.

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Deepthi Tulasi - Research Technician

Deepthi is a recent graduate of UNC. She is using mouse models to study chromatin regulation of intestinal stem cell differentiation. Deepthi is also characterizing subpopulations of biliary epithelial cells using transgenic reporter mice and single cell organoid cultures. She is interested in pursuing doctoral studies in toxicology.

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Diego Martinez - Undergraduate

Diego is a senior at UNC. He is using organoids and in vivo models to understand upstream regulation of Sox9 in the liver.

 
 
 

Maria Fonseca - Undergraduate

Maria is a senior at UNC. She is developing transgenic biliary organoid lines using piggyBAC transposons and CRISPR/Cas9.

Alumni

 
 
Mahdi Elabdellaoui  Undergraduate 2018-2019

Mahdi Elabdellaoui
Undergraduate
2018-2019

Ismael Gomez  Undergraduate/Research Technician 2016-2018 Current position: Ph.D. student, UNC

Ismael Gomez
Undergraduate/Research Technician
2016-2018
Current position: Ph.D. student, UNC

Matthew Fordham  Research Technician 2016-2017 Current position: Medical student, UNC

Matthew Fordham
Research Technician
2016-2017
Current position: Medical student, UNC

 
Natalie Huyett  Undergraduate  2018-2019

Natalie Huyett
Undergraduate
2018-2019

Jeremy Morowitz  Undergraduate (Honors Thesis) 2016-2018 Current position: Staff Scientist, Altis

Jeremy Morowitz
Undergraduate (Honors Thesis)
2016-2018
Current position: Staff Scientist, Altis

 
Kortney Wager  Undergraduate/Research Technician 2016-2019 Current position: Research Tech., Cereius

Kortney Wager
Undergraduate/Research Technician
2016-2019
Current position: Research Tech., Cereius

Jack Kabrich  Undergraduate 2016-2017 Current position: Intern, BioRad

Jack Kabrich
Undergraduate
2016-2017
Current position: Intern, BioRad