The NOBEL (nano-omic-bio-engineering-laboratory) will be comprised of an interdisciplinary group of experimental and computational engineers, scientists, and clinicians that aim to develop and optimize engineered tools to study muscle regeneration and muscle stem cell biology with a particular interest in chromatin and transcriptional regulation. Currently, we are recruiting students, post-doctoral fellows and research scientists to join us in our quest.
Self-description in 10 words or less: My obsessions are my family, friends, profession and Michigan football.
Hobbies: Getting jumped on and being a pillow for my sons.
Kanishka de Silva, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Molecular Biology – University of Arkansas
Trisha Westerhof, Ph.D. (co-advised by Sofia Merajver)
Ph.D. Biological Sciences – University of California – Irvine
B.S. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics,and Human Biology – Michigan State University
Project: Microfluidic monitoring of stem cell migration and colony formation
Hobbies: Road biking, drawing, sewing, playing the piano, swimming
B.S. Biochemistry – University of Texas El Paso
Project: Engineered Artificial Muscle Fibers
Self-description: Inherently committed to self-improvement.
B.S. Biochemistry – University of Tennessee
Project: Combinatorial Control of Myogenic Reprogramming
Self-description: I set the bar so high; nobody can find it.
Hobbies: Slaying vampires, cooking, dancing, long-distance running, waving at strangers
Hobbies: Classical/Latin guitar, mountain biking, and reading (especially novels by Kurt Vonnegut).
Hobbies: Soccer, fishing, kayaking, golf, Putt-Putt
Alexander & Andrew Aguilar
Self-description in 10 words or less: Bring home candy.
Hobbies: Not napping, building and digging.