Current Members

Samantha Powers

Graduate Student (Co-Advisor) - Plant & Microbial Biosciences Graduate Program, William H. Danforth Plant Science Fellow, NSF-GRFP Honorable Mention, 2014-

Powers SK, Strader LC (2016) Up in the air: untethered factors of auxin response.  F1000Research 5:133

Stephen Vadia

Postdoctoral Scientist

Current Research

Stephen is using a combination of chemical and genetic approaches to dissect the mechanisms underlying the growth rate-dependent control of cell size.

Corey Westfall

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Research

Corey is investigating the role of central carbon metabolism in the regulation of bacterial cell size.

Hani Zaher

Assistant Professor

I am interested in the functional role of RNA during the process of translation. My long-term goal is to investigate the mechanism of ribosome function and to understand how other cellular factors and alterations to RNA modulate its function.