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Wookyu Kang 

Wookyu Kang Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


 Andrea Thackeray

Andrea Thackeray - Lab Manager   

I received my BA in Botany from Connecticut College (1984) and my MSc in Agronomy from the University of California, Davis (1988). In 1996, my plant biotechnology background segued to molecular medicine, managing an HIV lab at UMASSMed. In 2010, I joined the Department of Neurobiology and was introduced to C. elegans, the most beautiful model organism. I am fortunate to be part of the Alkema lab, applying my years of experience, to study genes involved in complex behavior. Strain building, confocal microscopy, cloning, general lab techniques and organizational skills are my weekday passions. Gardening, cycling, knitting and baking are my weekend passions.


 Jeremy Florman

Jeremy Florman
Graduate Student


 Lab Alumni


 Jeff Grant

Jeff Grant Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow -2018

Yung-Chi Huang

Yung-Chi Huang Ph.D.
Graduate Student -2017



Amit Sinha 

Amit Sinha Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow - 2017



 Jennifer Pirri

Jennifer Pirri Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow – 2013





 Chris Clark

Christopher Clark Ph.D.
Graduate Student - 2014





 Diego Rayes

Diego Rayes, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow – 2012



Jamie Donnelly
Jamie Donnelly, Ph.D.
Graduate Student - 2011




 Jasmin Abraham

Jasmin Abraham
Research Technician - 2010



Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire
Research Technician - 2010



Adam McPherson
Adam McPherson
Research Technician - 2008