Current Members

Leo (Liewei) Yan

Graduate Student
PLANT & MICROBIAL BIOSCIENCES PROGRAM 2014-

I am working to understand the ribosome-based quality control pathway.

When I am not growing and playing with yeast, I spend time doing photography and playing video games. 

Erica Thomas

Graduate Student
PLANT & MICROBIAL BIOSCIENCES PROGRAM 2014-
Monsanto Fellow 2015-

I am interested in the potential effects of mRNA damage and modifications on processes relating to tra

Nathan Anderson

Graduate Student

Nathan is a fourth-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.

Christopher Zerr

Graduate Student

Christopher is a fourth-year graduate student working in the Memory & Cognition Lab. He received his B.Sc.

Daniel Cui Zhou

Undergraduate Student

I'm a senior at Wash U. still deciding which area of Biology interests me the most. I currently enjoy anything related to genetics and evolution.

Sara Wright

Ph.D. Student

Broadly speaking, I am interested in plant evolution and adaptation. For my dissertation research, I am studying the genetic basis of local adaptation in white clover (Trifolium repens) using population genomics, common garden, and genetic mapping approaches.

Yongxia Cui

Visiting Ph.D. Student

I am interested in the phenotypic characteristics of plants, which relate to plant evolution and adaptation.

Chuck McWilliams

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

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.

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