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Meet Our Lab Members:

Laura Alonso
Laura C. Alonso, MD

Principal Investigator

M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals
Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of Chicago Hospitals 
Research Fellowship, Stem Cell Biology, Rockefeller University

  • Christine Darko

    Christine Darko

    Academic Role: Research Technician

    Education: M.S. Biotechnology, B.S. Biology/Psychology, Brandeis University


  • Brian Gablaski

    Brian Gablaski

    Academic Role: Research Associate/Laboratory Manager

    Education: M.S. Biotechnology, B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Lowell


  • Dan Harrington

    Dan Harrington

    Academic Role: Pre-med student

    Education: M.S., Physiology, University of Cincinnati, B.A., Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

    Interest: Beta cell proliferation

  • Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma, PhD

    Academic Role: Instructor

    Education: Ph.D. Molecular Biology & Biochem, Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigargh, CH, India, M.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigargh, CH, India   

    Interest: Gene expression and proliferation in human islets

  • Jarin Snyder

    Jarin Snyder

    Academic Role: Graduate Student

    Education: B.S., Framingham State University
    UMMS Pathway to Graduate Study Program '16-'17

    Interest: Molecular biology of aging and type 2 diabetes.

  • Rachel Stamateris

    Rachel Stamateris

    Academic Role: MD/PhD candidate

    Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Allegheny College

    Interest: Studying the atypical roles of a cell cycle kinase in beta cell function and maturation/differentiation.  VIDEO