Xin Chen

Postdoctoral Scholar



Adam Forest

undergraduate student



Madison McReynolds, Undergraduate Student


         Internship with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Summer 2019, 2020)
         Virtual poster presentations at the Society of Hospital Medicine, Indiana Chapter’s Annual Conference (2021)
         Virtual poster presentation at the Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting (2021) 
         Vice President, Membership of Sigma Alpha Iota
         Executive Member of the Northwestern University College Feminists 

         Embroidery, taking care of houseplants, playing piano, dancing 



Patric Ho , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2017

        Previous Training and Education:

            B.S. Biochemistry, University of California - Los Angeles


             Carcinogenesis Training Grant 2018-2020

             Biotech Training Grant 2017

             2014 UCLA Science Poster Day Dean's Prize Finalist

             2012 UCLA Peter Rotter Essay Prize Nominee

             Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

        Hobbies: Traveling, Photography, Weightlifting,

            and Playing musical instruments




Stephenie Droll, Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2019

        Previous Training and Education:

            *  B.S. Purdue University

            *  Postbac NIH

             Graduation with Highest Distinction
             Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Intern
             Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
             Learning Beyond the Classroom Certificate

       Hobbies: Painting, Beadwork, Swing dancing, Baking




Giovanni Gamalong

undergraduate student



Jason Irias, Undergraduate Student

       NU Bioscientist Research Grant(2020)
       Illinois State Scholar

       Rock climbing, Reading, Photography, Cooking



Deborah Rodriguez, Undergraduate Student



      Weinberg College Summer Research Grant (2018)

      Bio&ChemEXCEL Leadership Prize (2017)     


      Writing Poems, Reading, Tap Dancing, Rollerblading



Xiaomin Bao, Ph.D.  Principle Investigator

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University 

        Previous Training and Education:

            *  Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine 2008-2015

            *  Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Genetics, Iowa State University 2002-2008

       Recent Awards and Fundings:

            *  NUCATS Pilot Grant 2020

            *  R01, NIH/NIAMS 2020-2025

            *  ESDR/SID Young Investigator Collegiality Award, 2019   

            *. Basic Insight Award, 2019
            *  Searle Leadership Fund, Northwestern University, 2015 - present
            *  NIH/NIAMS K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2014-2021

            Traveling, pets, painting, snorkeling/diving, antique hunting




Gene Regulation of Stem Cell Maintenance and Differentiation 

Lewis Oh, Undergraduate Student

       Northwestern Summer Undergraduate Research Grant '20
       Weinberg Summer Undergraduate Research Grant '19
       Questbridge Match Scholar '18
       The President's Volunteer Service Award '18

       Dancing, Photography, Exercise, Video-gaming



Laura Blumensaadt, Undergraduate Student

    National Merit Scholar Finalist
    Weinberg Summer Research Grant (2019)
    Northwestern Summer Research Grant (2020)
    Northwestern Dean's List (2019)

    Figure skating, photography, reading



Sarah Lloyd , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2017

        Previous Training and Education:

            B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse


            Presidential Fellowship 2020           

            IBiS Teaching Excellence Award  2018

            CMDB Training Grant 2017-2019

            Dean's list (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse) 

            Dean's Distinguished Fellowship, Summer 2015

            Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship, Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award 

            University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Goblet of Fire Chemistry Challenge Finalist 

            Weber Scholarship in Biology, Lighthizer Pre-Medicine Scholarship 

            Military Order of the Purple Heart State and National Scholarships

        Hobbies: Running, Lifting, Cooking, and Baking




Bao Lab         

Junghun Kweon

Research Technologist II



Daniel Leon, Undergraduate Student


Weinberg Summer Research Grant 2019
Northwestern Academic URG 2020
Northwestern Summer URG 2020


 Drumming and Percussion 
 Cycling and playing Basketball



Mary Brady, Undergraduate Student



     Weinberg College Summer Research Grant (2018)

     Commended National Merit Scholar


     Playing the piano, listening to music, photography, reading. 



Amy Neely , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2018

        Previous Training and Education:

            B.S. Biochemistry, Armstrong State University


             Dean's List

             President's List

             2016 Landlover's Scholarship Recipient 

        Hobbies: Reading, Playing with my cats, Sewing, and Painting