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

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

Gehrig Broxton

Undergraduate Researcher

Gehrig.jpg Characterizing ofd1

Kiersten B. Hilderhoff

Undergraduate Researcher

Kiersten.jpg Antibody to Arl13


Shannon Freeland

Undergraduate Assistant

shannon3.jpg Keeps the lab going

Alec Feather

Undergraduate Researcher

Alec.jpg Cloning OFD1




Gone but not forgotten

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


Batare Okivie (Drexel University)


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


Anneliese Blevins (UGA Young Dawgs Program Intern)


Sebastian Hyman (Mercer University School of Medicine)


Kathryne N. Wren