Current Lab Members

Jin Dai

Graduate Student

JinDai1.jpg IFT transport of multiprotein axonemal subcomplexes

J. Aaron Harris

Graduate Student

aaron1.jpg The role of diffusion and IFT in ciliary tubulin transport

Karl F. Lechtreck Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

LechtreckBW2small.jpg Radial Spoke transport and assembly

(1991 University of Cologne)

Contact: Cellular Biology, University of Georgia,635C Biological Science Building,1000 Cedar Street, Athens, GA 30602

Phone 706-542 0167 (office), 706-542 2075 (lab), FAX 706-542-4271; faculty page.

Ilaria Mengoni Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ilariasmall.jpg Cloning of IFT54 and IFT81 constructs

(2014 University of Bologna)

Peiwei Liu Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Peiwei.jpg BBSome dependent transport of PLD and its role in phototaxis

(2014 Beijing Normal University)

Jenna L. Wingfield

Graduate Student

jenna1.jpg Is IFT54 involved in tubulin transport?

Dipna Venkatachalam 

Graduate Student

Dipna2b.jpg Ciliary targeting of CAH6

Undergraduate researchers and assistants

Shannon Freeland

Undergraduate Assistant

shannon3.jpg Keeps the lab going - for three years. Fantastic!

Alec Feather

Undergraduate Researcher

Alec.jpg Cloning OFD1

Erika Lattimore

Undergraduate Researcher

ErikaL_0.jpgFlagellar gene expression in Chlamydomonas mutants


Lab alumni - They never really go.

Julie M. Craft PhD (postdoc in the lab of Daniel A. Doherty, MD, PhD at Seattle Children's Hostpital)


(2015 University of Georgia)

Batare Okivie (Drexel University)


John V. Dzimianski (Master's program in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, UGA)


Kiersten B. Hilderhoff (Undergraduate Researcher)


Gehrig Broxton (Undergraduate Researcher)


Anneliese Blevins (UGA Young Dawgs Program Intern)


Sebastian Hyman (Mercer University School of Medicine)


Kathryne N. Wren