Current Members

Tabbetha Bohac

Graduate Student, Organic Division

Tabbetha is studying siderophores produced by Acinetobacter baumannii, focusing on the total synthesis of fimsbactin and related analogs.

Dawn Lum

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Dawn is currently a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis. She plans on majoring in Philosophy - Neuroscience - Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Hongwei Jing

Postdoctoral Researcher

BS, Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China

MS, Cell Biology, College of Life Sciences, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China

Thomas Spaventa

Graduate Student

Thomas is a third-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with degrees in psychology and biology.

Zhizhou Yang

Undergraduate Researcher, SURF Recipient

Current Research

Daniel Berkovich

STARS High School Student Intern & Research Associate, ASPB-SURF Scholar, Undergraduate, 2016-

Holland CK, Berkovich DA, Kohn ML, Maeda H, Jez JM (2018) Structural basis for substrate recognition and inh

Saran Khumto

Visiting Ph.D student

My interest is about plant genetic resources and crop domestication, especially in rice. My work focuses on mapping in rice domestication traits, and how to take advantages from wild relatives to rice improvement.

Jordan Brock

Ph.D. Student

My interest is in understanding crop domestication and  the role of polyploidy in many of our crops. I'm currently investigating the genetic basis of adaptation in wild relatives of the biofuel crop and flax mimic, Camelina sativa.


Marshall Wedger

Ph.D. Student
I am currently a first year grad student in the Ecology, Evolution and Population Biology program at Wash-U. I plan to spend my time here studying the genetics (and ecology) of competition in crop-weed interactions.

Aaron Gisser

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aaron is a junior undergraduate majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology with a minor in Spanish.