Current Members

Chuck McWilliams

Visiting Teacher
Chuck McWilliams has been teaching high school biology in the St. Louis area for the past 20 years.

Jason Zuke

Research Technician

Current Research

In addition to keeping the lab well stocked and running smoothly, Jason is investigating the relationship between nutrient availability and physical properties of the bacterial cell surface.

Teran Mickens

Undergraduate Researcher, uSTAR Scholar

Current Research

Nathaniel Endicott

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Nathaniel is investigating the mechanism of iron transport into bacterial cells by siderophores. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, watching movies and playing board games. He recieved his B.S.

Gerry Sann Rivera

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Gerry is investigating the biosynthesis of salmycin, a bacterial siderophore/antibiotic conjugate. Outside of the lab, Gerry enjoys playing the piano, table tennis and Dungeons and Dragons. He recieved his B.S.

Hank Chen

Graduate Student

Hank is a sixth-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab. He received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with Donita Robinson and Joseph Hopfinger.

Ruthie Shaffer

Research Technician

Ruthie graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016, with a B.A. in Psychology (and concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience) and a minor in Computer Science.  During her time there she worked in Henry L.

Suzin Blankenship

Research Lab Supervisor

Suzin has been a part of the Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory since 2007.

Christen Bass, M.A.

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Christen obtained her B.A. from Drury University and her M.A.

Erika Wesonga, M.A.

Graduate Student

Erika graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with a B.S.