Current Lab Members

Jin Dai

Graduate Student

JinDai1.jpg Arl13b in Chlamydomonas: Mode of Action

Poulomi Das

Graduate Student

dai Chlamydomonas PKD2

(2019 MSC. National Institute of Science Education and Research, Jatani, Odisha, India)

Karl F. Lechtreck Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

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(1991 University of Cologne)

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Peiwei Liu Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Peiwei.jpg Cilia transport and function of PKD2 in Chlamydomonas

(2014 Beijing Normal University)

Jenna L. Wingfield

Graduate Student

jenna1.jpg Is IFT54 involved in tubulin transport?

Kewei Yu

Graduate Student

jin Cilia transport of acylated proteins

Gui Zhang

Research Professional


Undergraduate researchers and assistants

Betlehem T. Mekonnen

Undergraduate researcher

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Rohan Kumar Nuthakki

Undergraduate Researcher

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Lab alumni - They never really go.

Ilaria Mengoni Ph.D.

Ilariasmall.jpg Postdoctoral Research Associate (2015-2019)


Dipna Venkatachalam 

Dipna2b.jpg Graduate MS Student (2017 -2019)


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

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J. Aaron Harris

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Batare Okivie (Drexel University)

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Maiah A. Wiley

jin  (Undergraduate Researcher)


 Emilia Kayris

jin (Undergraduate Assistant)


Vanessa Lewis

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Shannon Freeland (Mercer University School of Medicine)

shannon3.jpg Gold Workstudy student and lab aid (2015 - 2019)


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

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Alec Feather

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Denae Kappers

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Kiersten B. Hilderhoff

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Gehrig Broxton

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Erika Lattimore 

Erika​(Undergraduate Researcher)


Anneliese Blevins

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Anna Hollis

Anna(Summer Intern UGA Young Dawgs Program)


Sebastian Hyman (Mercer University School of Medicine)

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Kathryne N. Wren 

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