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Lab Members

  Jennifer Benanti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

B.S. University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  Jenny is interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of the cell cycle regulatory network. A major focus of the lab is to understand how cellular processes are ordered and coordinated with the stages of the cell cycle.

  Heather Arsenault, M.S.

Lab Manager

B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Heather has contributed to many projects in the lab. She is currently investigating the regulation of cell cycle transcription factors in human cells.

    Michelle Conti

Graduate Student

B.A. Saint Anselm College


Michelle is interested in how multisite phosphorylation regulates the functions of transcription factors.




 Mackenzie Flynn


Graduate Student

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Mackenzie is interested in understanding crosstalk between stress-response pathways.



Julie Ghizzoni


Research Associate

B.S. Brandeis University

  Julie is investigating how phosphorylation of transcription factors impacts the cell cycle control network.


Pam Cote-Hammarlof


Postdoctoral Fellow

B.A. Smith College
M.S. Smith College                                                                                                                   
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Medical School