Current Graduate Students

Abigail Antoine

aga9gw@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

TBA


Shawna Benjamin

sb4jk@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

TBA


Christopher Bott

cjb2ma@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

Neurons are one of the most dramatic examples of polarized cell morphology during mammalian development. I study the dynamics and coordination of the neuronal cytoskeleton that contributes to this polar asymmetry.


Danielle Dacrema

dfdh8f@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

The epithelial barrier provides a dynamically regulated diffusion barrier, but little is understood about how this regulation occurs; I use Drosophila larvae as a model to study epithelial barrier regulation during regeneration.


Adam Greene

arg7ef@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

I am interested in studying the host-pathogen relationships involving invasive bacterial pathogens and understanding how perturbations in host homeostasis leads to disease. Currently, I am studying how Salmonella manipulates cholesterol trafficking within host macrophages to facilitate bacterial survival and the mechanisms through which this occurs.


Xavier Horton

xmh8t@Virginia.EDU
Research Interests:

TBA


Faith Karanja

fwk3bu@Virginia.EDU
Research Interests:

TBA


Jinwoo Lee

jl9bu@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding the signaling events that lead to the formation and patterning of the mammalian nervous system. I work with mouse embryoid bodies and try to recapitulate the neural developments in vitro by engineering morphogen gradients.


Katrina McNeely

ko4ek@Virginia.EDU
Research Interests:

The Dwyer lab is interested in neural development, and we focus on the unique cell division that neural progenitors undergo.  My project centers around the Kinesin-6 family member Kif20b.  Kif20b is involved in the final stage of cell division, abscission.  I am using a loss of function mouse model of Kif20b to elucidate the importance of abscission timing in controlling the size of the brain.


Jessica Neville Little

jln3az@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

The cerebral cortex is formed from neural progenitors that undergo highly specified divisions to form all the neurons and glia of the brain. I study the timing, localization and symmetry of these divisions and the effects they have on cell fate and neuron development.


Prasad Trivedi

pvt4ja@virginia.edu
Research Interests:

I am interested in elucidating molecular pathways ensuring faithful genome segregation during mitosis. Currently, I am trying to figure out how proper kinetochore-microtubule attachment formation in regulated and how and the spindle assembly checkpoint is maintained in absence of proper kinetochore-microtubule attachment.


Tan Truong

tmt2wv@Virginia.EDU
Research Interests:

TBA


Jacob Wolpe

jbw8a@Virginia.EDU
Research Interests:

TBA