Officers

President

Professional Development

Activities

Vice President

GSU Representative

Social Media

Secretary

Recruitment

Faculty Advisor

Treasurer

Outreach

 

 

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President

Amanda Yamasaki

Stem Cell Biology

Amanda’s interests include craft beer, ballroom dance, and complicated board games. Her research focuses on using stem cells and reprogramming to understand blood development and disease. When not in lab, she can often be found at dance practice or at home with her two cats (especially if it’s after 10:00 pm). 


Benjamin Gombash

Vice President

Benjamin Gombash

Primate Behavior & Microbiology

 

Ben (G-Bash to his friends) is a first year PhD student in the Hollocher lab studying macaque diets. He enjoys food, monkeys, and other hobbies.


Lisa

Secretary

Lisa Hom

Cancer Cell Biology

Lisa is a 1st year in the Schafer lab studying the role of senescence associated secretory phenotype (SASP) of normal fibroblasts on the ability of cancer cells to evade anoikis. Lisa's interests include karaoke, photography, playing/coaching volleyball and spending time with her pup, Paddington.


Treasurer

Jordan Cockfield

Bio coming soon!


Michelle

GSU Representative & Professional Development Chair

Michelle Wang

Neuroscience

Michelle is a first year in the Smith Lab studying axon guidance and phagocytic capacity of microglia. Hobbies consists of craft beer, rock climbing, video games, and cooking, but most of her spare time is spent with her dog, Cosmo, and his pup crew.


Hannah

Outreach Chair

Hannah Corman

Immunoparasitology and Vector Biology

Hannah is a 2nd year in the McDowell lab developing small molecules for use as leishmaniasis treatments. Her interests include baking, painting, and watching documentaries.


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Activities Chair

Carly Olson

Aquatic Ecology 

Carly is a second year in the Jones Lab studying the contribution of lake ecosystems to major nutrient cycles such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. When she is not in the field for work-related tasks she enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing. Beer, food, and cats are other notable interests. Fun facts: she hates olives and knows how to tap dance.


Lauren

Recruitment Co-Chair

Lauren Green

Neuroscience

Lauren is a 2nd year in the Smith lab studying the ability of microglia to cross neural domains to clear debris during spinal cord injury. Her interests include rock climbing, whiskey, paying with her dog Kaya, and hockey (Go Caps).


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Recruitment Co-Chair

Chelsea Weibel

Behavioral Ecology

Chelsea is a 1st year in the Archie Lab studying the link between early life health, the timing of sexual maturity, and lifetime reproductive success in baboons. Her interests include dogs, tacos, dogs, beer, and especially dogs.


Brittni Bertolet

Social Media & Webmaster Chair

Brittni Bertolet

Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Brittni is a 2nd year in the Jones Lab studying how methanogenic microbial communities in freshwater lake sediments influence whole-lake function. Interests include coffee, cats, and carbon. Strong aversion to clowns, climate change, and alliteration.


Prof. Shaun W. Lee

Faculty Advisor

Prof. Shaun W. Lee

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Competition

Professor Lee studies the production and function of antimicrobials and human toxins produced by bacteria, with special focus on Group A Streptococcus. Click here to learn more about his lab and research.