Current Members

Ed Munro

Ed Munro

Principle Investigator

PhD University of Washington

Professor, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

Yuji Mizotani

Yuji Mizotani

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Keio University

I study cellular and developmental biology in ascidians. By using the latest imaging techniques, detailed image analysis and mathematics, I hope to elucidate the simple laws that govern complex tissue deformations during development. Outside of research, I enjoy taking some exercise, going outside and taking pictures.

ymizotani@uchicago.edu

Seth Donoughe

Seth Donoughe

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Harvard University

I study cellular, developmental, and evolutionary biology, with a particular interest in insects. My current work is focused on the delightful diversity of insect egg shapes and unpacking the cellular mechanisms that lead to their formation. I enjoy the intersection of art and science, ping pong, sports, paper crafts, and board games.

www.sethdonoughe.com

Rachel Kadzik

Rachel Kadzik

Staff Researcher

PhD University of Pennsylvania 

Actin network assembly and disassembly in C. elegans

rkadzik@uchicago.edu

Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White

Graduate Student

Biophysical Sciences

I am using machine learning approaches to improve particle tracking analysis in 2D and 3D systems. Specifically, I’m using simulations of vesicles moving through cells to train a neural net to accurately identify and track particles through videos. I am focusing on how extracellular vesicles are secreted and taken up by cancer cells.

eldwhite@uchicago.edu

Sarah Yde

Sarah Yde

Graduate Student

Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB)

Actin organization

seyde@uchicago.edu

Cassandra Azeredo-Tseng

Cassandra Azeredo-Tseng

Graduate Student

The Committee on Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB)

I study mechanisms of cell polarity establishment in early C.elegans embryogenesis. Specifically, I’m exploring the pattern of polarity formation and the cues required for  establishing polarity in the zygote’s daughter cell, P1.

cazeredotseng@uchicago.edu

Ali Erani

Ali Erani

Research Technician

aerani@uchicago.edu