Alumni

Postdoctoral Scientists

Name Year Current position
Christopher DeFraia (Pelotonia Cancer Research Fellow) 2010-2013 Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Ferris State University
Germán Martinez-Arías (Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow) 2011-2015 Independent Associate Senior Lecturer (research position) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
Josquin Daron 2015-2017 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, MIVEGEC laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Vectors: Ecology, Genetics, Evolution and Control, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Montpellier France
Andrea McCue 2017-2021 Scientist at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio

Graduate Students

Name Year Current position
Saivageethi Nuthikattu (Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics) 2010-2014 Postdoc with Amparo Villablanca at UC Davis
Andrea McCue (Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics), Presidential Research Fellowship, Center for RNA Biology Fellowship, University Fellowship 2010-2015 Postdoc at NIH with Shiv Grewal (2015-2017). Returned as a Postdoc to the Slotkin lab in 2017
Dalen Fultz (Ohio State MCDB Interdisciplinary Graduate Program), Presidential Research Fellowship, Cellular, Molecular & Biochemical Sciences (CMBP) Training Grant Fellow 2012-2017 Postdoc with Craig Pikaard, University of Indiana/HHMI
Kaushik Panda (Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics), Presidential Research Fellowship 2012-2017 Postdoc in the Slotkin lab
Sarah Choudury (Ohio State MCDB Interdisciplinary Graduate Program), Cellular, Molecular & Biochemical Sciences (CMBP) Training Grant Fellow, Center for RNA Biology Fellowship 2014-2018 Postdoc in Aman Husbands’ laboratory at Ohio State / University of Pennsylvania
Meredith Sigman (Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics), Cellular, Molecular & Biochemical Sciences (CMBP) Training Grant Fellow, Ohio State University Fellowship 2014-2021 Research Scientist at Bayer Crop Science

Undergraduate Students

Name Year Current position
Jennifer Bosse 2010-2011 Graduated Honors Research Distinction from the Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics
James Stock 2011-2012 Graduated from Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics, Honors College
Erica Thomas, ASPB Summer Research Fellowship recipient 2011-2014 Graduated Honors Research Distinction from the Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics. Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis
Jeff Kovach, ASPB Summer Research Fellowship recipient 2014-2015 Graduated Honors Research Distinction from the Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics. M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology from Michigan State University
Eric Roose 2012-2016 Graduated Honors Research Distinction from the Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics. Currently in the M.D. program at Case Western Reserve
Alissa Cullen 2014-2017 Graduated Honors Research Distinction from the Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics. Currently in the Molecular Genetics and Genomics Ph.D. program at Washington University
Eli Guidry 2016-2016 Graduated from Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics, Honors College
Elaine Louden 2016-2017 Graduated from Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics, Honors College
Ben Smith 2017-2018 Graduated from Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics, Honors College
Phillip Woolley, Danforth Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates program 2019 University of Texas-Austin
Rachel Kirchner 2017-2020 Graduated Honors Research Distinction from the Ohio State Department of Molecular Genetics. Currently in the M.D./Ph.D. program at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lab Staff

Name Year Current position
Amy Gottesman 2009 Owner of My Sweet One Baking
John Patton 2009-2010 Completed his M.D./Ph.D. at Ohio State
Sarah Reeder 2010-2013 Lab manager in the Dobritsa pollen lab at Ohio State
Parker Messerli 2018-2019  
Kim Maxson-Stein 2018-2019  
Hayden Payne 2019-2021 Graduate student in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona

Lab pictures from each year

(mouse over to see year)