Archives: Professionals

Niko Churchill

Undergraduate
Email: nic2dv@virginia.edu

Niko is investigating mitochondrial fusion/fission dynamics in lung cancer cells.

Chris, in the Kashatus Lab

Christopher Prevost

Graduate Student
Email: cp2me@virginia.edu

Chris received both his B.S. (2013) and M.S. (2015) in Biology from SUNY Brockport. He is currently investigating how DNA damage and other cellular stresses impact organelle dynamics and how these processes contribute to tumor growth.

graduate student Dane

Dane Sessions

Graduate Student
Email: dts5ff@virginia.edu

Dane received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan in 2014. He is using high-throughput, high-content imaging to identify new signaling pathways that regulate mitochondrial dynamics.

Salma Sharmin

Graduate Student
Email: ss2cm@virginia.edu

Salma received both her B.S. (2011) and M.S. (2012) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. She is currently using patient-derived xenografts to explore how mitochondrial heterogeneity contributes to pancreatic tumor growth.

Tuyet-Minh Tran

Undergraduate Student
Email: tt2ed@virginia.edu

Tuyet is studying the role of RalA in starvation induced lipid droplet formation.

Ali Rohani, PhD

Ali Rohani

Postdoc
Email: ar5ce@virginia.edu

Ali received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Virginia in 2017 and received the Insight data science fellowship in May 2017.  He joined our lab in March 2018 as a data scientist to explore the relationship between mitochondrial dynamics and cellular physiology in pancreatic cancer.