Lab Team 2017-08-11T18:33:18+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

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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.

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Jessica Gutierrez

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Jessica Gutierrez is a research assistant in the Flaws Lab. She graduated with a B.S in Animals Sciences and a minor in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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

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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

Sharada

Sharada Mahalingam

TECHNICIAN

Sharada Mahalingam was a former MS student in the lab.  For her thesis project, she investigated the effects of phytoestrogens on the ovary. She is currently working as a technician in the lab and plans to complete an internship in veterinary medicine.

sharada.mahalingam@gmail.com

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Shreya Patel

PHD STUDENT

Shreya Patel is a fourth year PhD student. She started in the lab as an undergraduate research assistant, while getting her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences.   Her main project focuses on the effects of the phytoestrogen genistein on adult ovarian development and function. She has also worked on projects studying the effects of BPA exposure on ovarian folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis.

patel99@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

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Laura Ther

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Laura Ther is working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Flaws lab. She has worked in the lab since Fall 2015. Unlike many others in the lab, Laura is working towards an undergraduate degree in political science.

Changqing Zhou

PHD STUDENT 

Changqing Zhou (CQ) is a fourth year student in the lab. She obtained her B.S. from China in Entomology and Plant Pathology and her M.S. from Washington State University in Entomology.  Before joining the lab, she worked as a technician with Dr. Patricia Hunt and Dr. Terry Hassold.  Her current project focuses on the effects of an environmentally relevant phthalate mixture on female reproduction.

czhou27@illinois.edu

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