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Josephine D'Angelo, Undergraduate Student
hyderj at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Josephine studies neurobiology at the University of Washington. She is excited to learn how auxin signaling can influence phyllotaxy of the Arabidopsis plant. In her free time, Josephine loves to play the piano, read, hike, and run.
Arjun Khakhar, Graduate Student
arjunkhakhar at gmail.com
206 543 4845

Arjun is an honorary member of the Nemhauser Lab. He is a graduate student in the Bioengineering department at the University of Washington, jointly advised by Prof. Eric Klavins and Prof. Georg Seelig. He has a background in microbial synthetic biology with previous experience in metabolic engineering, protein engineering using directed evolution and synthetic signal transduction systems. He is currently working on engineering organism level behaviors, specifically how plants interpret and respond to internal and external signals, with the end goal of designing more productive crops.
Amy Lanctot, Graduate Student
alanctot at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Amy is a graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. Before coming to UW, she graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in developmental and cellular biology. As an undergraduate, Amy worked on stomatal differentiation pathways. She continues to be fascinated by mechanisms of cell fate specification, and her project centers on the influence of auxin in shaping cell fate. Originally from the Bay Area, she enjoys exploring the beautiful trails and mountains around Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling with friends, and marathoning TV shows on Netflix.
Orlando de Lange, Postdoctoral Fellow
odl at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Orlando is an honorary member of the Nemhauser Lab. His primary appointment is with Prof. Eric Klavins, UW Electrical Engineering. Orlando arrived in Seattle in February 2016 after completing his PhD with Thomas Lahaye at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. During his PhD, he worked on TAL-effector-like DNA binding proteins and their potential roles in crop diseases. He is interested in the role of immune-system transcription networks in cellular decision making, as well as how these networks can be engineered to develop pathogen resistant crops. When in the lab or out of it Orlando is likely singing to himself.
Stacey Lowman, Assistant Research Scientist
lowmans at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Stacey graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a joint degree in Biochemistry and Philosophy. Her previous research experience was in a computational biochemistry lab where she modeled Amyloid beta. She is excited to work in a ‘wet’ lab and learn about plant biochemistry. Stacey enjoys cooking, baking, proceeding to eat many more baked goods than she should, hiking, biking, dancing, and playing board games.
Jennifer Nemhauser, Professor
jn7 at uw.edu
office: 206 543 0753, lab: 206 543 4845

Jennifer has been studying plant hormones, signaling networks and development for a long time. Before coming to Seattle in 2006, Jennifer did her doctoral work on auxin and flower development at Berkeley with Pat Zambryski, followed by postdoctoral work on hormone interactions during seedling development at the Salk Institute with Joanne Chory. When not in the lab, Jennifer loves to see great art (music, dance, visual art), eat great food, drink lots of tea and forage in secondhand bookstores.
Manraj Sahota, Undergraduate Student
manraj34 at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Manraj is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology. What she loves most about working in the Nemhauser Lab is learning something new every day. When not in the lab or busy studying, Manraj is likely enjoying a good movie with ice cream or visiting home up in Bellingham and spending time with her family and friends.
Mallorie Taylor-Teeples, Postdoctoral Fellow
mmtt at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Mallorie joined the lab in June 2015 after completing a PhD on the transcriptional network surrounding Arabidopsis root xylem development in Siobhan Brady’s lab at University of California, Davis. Mallorie is interested in studying how biological networks and signaling pathways can be changed or “tweaked” to lead to new developmental patterns. When not in lab, Mallorie enjoys drinking tea, meditating, playing board games, and sewing Victorian and steampunk-inspired costumes.
Clay Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow
wrightrc at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Clay joined the lab in April 2014 after finishing his Ph.D. on the directed evolution of cancer therapeutic switchable enzymes with Marc Ostermeier at Johns Hopkins University. Clay is interested in using directed evolution and synthetic biology to study the evolution of plant hormone receptors. In his free time he enjoys cooking, running, fermenting and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Mollye Zahler, Undergraduate Student
mzahler at uw.edu
206 543 4845

Mollye is pursuing a B.S. in biology. She is currently studying receptor and repressor proteins involved in the auxin response pathway. She is excited about exploring the different avenues of biology research and taking classes in her major. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Seattle on her bike, spending time outdoors, and making art.

Lab Alumni

Amber Hageman
technician
Edith Pierre-Jerome
graduate student
Britney Moss
post-doc
Maia Sebek
undergraduate
Anahit Galstyan
post-doc
Jessica Gusema
graduate student
Tamar Feldman
undergraduate
Julia Weisbrod
undergraduate
Anisa Noorassa
undergraduate
Andrej Arsovski
post-doc
Jodi Stewart Lille
graduate student
Autumn
undergraduate
Chris Gee
technician
Danny Keng-Min Liang
undergraduate
Yingying Li
undergraduate
Vincent Wei Liu
undergraduate
Morgan Matz
undergraduate
Cristy Walcher
graduate student
Zachary Mccauley
undergraduate
Andy Chen
technician
Rachel Denney
undergraduate

Edison Calaunan
undergraduate
Alec Nielsen
undergraduate
Selma Alkafeef
undergraduate
Cameron Gomez
undergraduate
Liz Hulphers
undergraduate
Kavitha Kuppusamy
post-doc
Kris Lawerence
undergraduate
Karen Regan
technician
Jesse Session
undergraduate
Brian Watson
technician
Moham Ansari
undergraduate

Navia Nguyen
undergraduate

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