Graduate Students


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Katie Wozniak

Graduate Student (2014-2019)

Katie graduated from Duquesne University in 2014 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Her undergraduate research focused on optimizing methods for robotic liquid handling systems utilized by the Division of Laboratory Sciences at the CDC. Her current research focuses on understanding the first moments of zygote development, with hopes of using this information to design novel contraceptives. Katie has been awarded both the Mellon Fellowship and the Margaret A. Oweida Fellowship to support her graduate studies. Katie is also the recipient of a Larry Ewing Trainee Travel Fellowship from the Society for the Study of Reproduction, a Travel Grant to attend the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, and an Outstanding Presenter award from the Pitt Grad Expo. Katie is currently a visiting research associate at the University of Pittsburgh.


Undergraduate Students


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Monica Sauer

Undergraduate Researcher (2016-2018)

HHMI Summer Research Fellow

Currently a research technician at Penn


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Ben Wisner

Undergraduate Researcher (2016-2018)

Chancellors Undergraduate Research Fellow/HHMI Summer Research Fellow

Currently in medical school at University of Virginia


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Meli Linderman

Undergraduate Researcher (2017-2018)

HHMI Summer Research Fellow


David Beleny

Undergraduate Researcher (2014-2017)

Currently in medical school at Wright State University


Ally Duray

Undergraduate Researcher (2016-2017)

HHMI Summer Research Fellow

Currently a research technician at Pitt


Marc Napolitano

Undergraduate Researcher (2014-2017)

Currently a medical student at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine


Phil Carlucci

Undergraduate Researcher (2015)

Chancellors Undergraduate Research Fellow

Former Postbac/IRTA fellow at the NIH, current medical student at NYU


Danielle Berlin

Undergraduate Researcher (2015)

Merck/Linton Research Fellow

Currently a graduate student at UNC


David Leftwich

Undergraduate Researcher (2015)

HHMI Summer Research Fellow

Intern with the Africa Bureau of the State Department


Research Technician


Brianna Mayfield

Research Technician (2015-2016)

Currently a graduate student at the University of West Virginia