Lab Team 2018-01-10T14:09:33+00:00

LAB TEAM

DR. JODI FLAWS

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor, Comparative Biosciences
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program
Co-Director, Summer Undergraduate Research in Toxicology (SureTOX) Program
Email:jflaws@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-7933

Folliculogenesis

Emily Brehm

VISITING VETERINARY RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Emily Brehm is a technician in the lab. She obtained her B.S. from Eastern Illinois University in Biological Sciences.  She has worked in the lab since 2014, and helps the lab manager and students with various tasks and projects.

esbrehm@illinois.edu

Katie Chiang

PHD STUDENT

Katie Chiang is a current PhD student in the lab.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, majoring in Animal Sciences and minoring in Chemistry.  After graduation, she acquired her Professional Science Master degree,  majoring in Agricultural Production.  Her research focuses on the metabolic enzyme profile in the murine ovary and investigating the metabolic capabilities in regards to the metabolism of phthalates.

chiang15@illinois.edu

Liying Gao

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Liying Gao is the lab manager. She joined the lab since 2008.  She makes sure the lab runs smoothly and helps with all ongoing projects.

lgao@illinois.edu

Britt

Nicholas Gattuso

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Nicholas is an undergraduate research assistant. He is a junior majoring in molecular and cellular biology and is planning on attending medical school after college.

Britt

Brit’nee Haskins

DVM STUDENT  – Class of  2018

Brit’nee Haskins is a current veterinary student at the University of Illinois who loves having a chance to work on and assist with ongoing projects in the lab. She graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from Davidson College and plans to pursue a career in Shelter Medicine and Public Health after graduation from veterinary school.

bhaskin2@illinois.edu

Maddie H.

Maddie Houde

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Maddie Houde is an undergraduate research assistant. She is a junior majoring in integrative biology and is planning on going to graduate school to become a physician assistant.

houde2@illinois.edu

Dr. Daryl Meling

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Daryl Meling is a postdoc who earned a PhD at the University of Illinois in Biochemistry. His undergraduate studies were at Iowa State University. Some of his recent work has been in several laboratories that study activity of cytochrome P450 enzymes and that study signal transduction through kinases. Currently, he is investigating the effects of various phthalates on signal transduction in the ovary.

dmeling@illinois.edu

Deniz Namik

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Deniz is an undergraduate research assistant. She is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Spanish. She hopes to attend dental school upon graduation.

dnamik2@illinois.edu

Saniya Rattan

PHD CANDIDATE

Saniya Rattan is a current PhD student.  She joined the lab in spring 2015 after graduating from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Sciences.  Her project focuses on how prenatal exposure to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate affects female reproduction across three generations.

rattan2@illinois.edu

Yoni Segev

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Yoni is a recent graduate from Tufts University. He received his degree in Biology and plans on pursuing a career in health-care. Yoni currently splits his time between working as a research assistant and an emergency department medical scribe. His interests include hiking, board games, cooking, and going to bed early.

segev2@illinois.edu

Dr. Genoa Warner

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Genoa Warner is a postdoc in the lab. She did her PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Chemistry with Prof Terry Collins where she studied the catalytic breakdown of endocrine disruptors in water. She obtained her B.S. from Yale University in Chemistry. Her current project focuses on the metabolic capacity of the ovary using an environmentally relevant phthalate mixture.

genoa@illinois.edu

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