Wezley is Post-Doctoral Fellow in cell biology at Baylor University. He received his BSci in Biology from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He went on to the University of Arkansas for Medical sciences where he earned his Ph.D in the lab of Dr. Kevin Raney. His research interests are mainly centered on DNA structure, replication, and repair.
Durham, North Carolina
Kelsey is a doctoral student in the Taube Lab. A graduate from the University of South Florida with a BSci in Cell and Molecular Biology, Kelsey is interested in breast cancer migration and metastasis because of the reversal of the “normal” phenotype and how the cancer cell seemingly defies great odds to colonize and thrive in secondary tissues. Kelsey is pursuing the study of KDM6A and the role of dormancy in breast cancer.
Keighley is a doctoral student in the Taube Lab. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a BSci in Genetics, a second degree in Spanish, and Honors in Research. Keighley became interested in breast cancer metastasis for its role in disease progression and treatment evasion. Her project focuses on small-molecule inhibition of EMT-driven cancer stem cells, and how that inhibits chemoresistance and metastatic outgrowth.
Learn more on her personal website.
Aadil is a co-mentored doctoral student under the primary mentorship of Dr. Leigh Greathouse. He received an MA in Health Professions and BSci in Biology, both also from Baylor. Aadil works on outer membrane vesicles and signaling in colon cancer
Shuxuan is a doctoral student in the Taube Lab. She received a MS in Internal Medicine from Guangzhou Medical University and a BSsci in Clinical Medicine from Hainan Medical University. Shuxuan has a long career of working with cancer patients, leading to her passion for research focused on finding novel therapeutics targeting metastasis.
Emily Lin (’19)
Emily is a Hillis Scholar, majoring in Nutrition Sciences with a second major in Biology. With medical school ambitions in mind, Emily researches with the OMV project and works closely with Dr. Greathouse. Her work focuses on examining the relationships of outer membrane vesicles and EMT in colorectal cancer. Emily has also taken second place at the May 2018 URSA (Undergraduate Research Scholars Awards) for poster.
Rebecca Modisette (’19)
Rebecca is a Biology major with a minor in Anthropology, with goals to pursue medical school to become a fertility specialist. Her work with the Taube Lab includes the miRNA in TNBC project and the histone modification project. Her poster won an award at the 2019 URSA Student Presentation Conference.
Clayton Smith (’19)
Clayton is a Biology major with two minors in Biochemistry and Mathematics. He is also in the Honors college and is working on a copper chelation project for his senior thesis. Clayton has also won first place in Group Projects at the May 2018 URSA (Undergraduate Research Scholars Awards) week for poster, completed with Beatriz Castillo Rodriguez. He also won an award for Top Graduating Senior in Biology.
Alec Ingros (’20)
Alec is a Biology major with minors in Biochemistry and Public Health at Baylor University. He began research his freshman year and now works with the MiniPharma collaboration.
Joelle Kim (’21)
Joelle is a Science Research Fellow concentrating in biochemistry and genetics and is also completing the pre-medicine and honors programs. She is an aspiring medical researcher with hopes to leverage her experiences in the Taube Lab in the medical field. Joelle joined the lab through the B-TRUE program in 2018 and now works closely with Kelsey on regulators of histone methylation.
Farnaz Karimi (’21)
Farnaz is a Biology major, with a pre-med focus in the Honors Program. She is joining the collaboration with Dr. Greathouse on the OMV project.
Grace Killeen (’22)
Grace is a Science Research Fellow concentrating in Genetics with a minor in Poverty Studies and Social Justice. She joins the Taube lab with experience from U. Minn. doing work on muscular distrophy. Her project is yet to be defined, but Grace already has goals to pursue medical research.
Sheridan Mikhail (’22)
Sheridan is a Biology major, minoring in Economics. Her main interests lie in exploring epigenetic research.
Saawan Patel (’22)
Saawan is a Biology major, with pre-med ambitions. His interest lie in gaining experience so that he may continue doing research in a clinical setting. Saawan joins the Taube lab with experience from MD Anderson’s cytogenetics department under Dr. Multani and Dr. Pathak.
Samantha Peña (’19)
Sam worked in the Taube Lab 2016-18 on the miR-203 project.
Beatriz Castillo-Rodriguez BS (’18)
Beatriz graduated in the Summer of 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. Beatriz joined the lab through the B-TRUE program in the summer of 2017 and worked on the miR-203 and copper projects.
Dustin Jaoude MA (’18)
Dustin graduated with his MA in Health Professions and is currently a student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He worked in the Taube Lab both in his time as an undergrad and during his Masters, focusing on TLR signaling.
Taylor Nesbit BS (’18)
Taylor graduated in the Spring of 2018 with a degree in Medical Humanities and is currently a medical student. Taylor worked in the Taube Lab from 2015-2018 on a variety of projects.
Tim Philip BS (’18)
Tim graduated in the Spring of 2018 with a BS in Biology and participated in the MiniPharma collaborative group during his time with the Taube Lab. He is currently a student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Collin Campion BS (’18)
Collin graduated with a Biology degree and was one of the original members who assisted in the beginning phases of the lab. He participated in drug screens with efficacy against miR-203.
Daniel Goyco BS (’17)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Daniel graduated in the Spring of 2017 and participated in isolating and characterizing outer membrane vesicles from E. coli. He is currently a medical student at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Tom Niu BS (’17)
Tom graduated in the Spring of 2017 and worked to profile changes in expression of lncRNAs induced by EMT. He is currently a research technician at Baylor College of Medicine.
Hunter Graham BS (’16)
Hunter graduated in the Spring of 2016 and is currently a medical student at Texas A&M College of Medicine.