Deborah Rodriguez, Undergraduate Student

        Previous Training and Education:

            Lane Tech High School (2013-2017)

​            Ranked Top 5% of Graduating Class

            Chicago Botanic Garden: College First


        Honors:

            Weinberg College Summer Research Grant (2018)

            Bio&ChemEXCEL Leadership Prize (2017)     


        Hobbies:

            Writing Poems, Reading, Tap Dancing, Rollerblading

                      

       

Mary Brady, Undergraduate Student

        Previous Training and Education:              
             Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart (2013-2017)
             Class Salutatorian 


        Honors:

            Weinberg College Summer Research Grant (2018)

            Commended National Merit Scholar


        Hobbies:

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

                      

       

Stephenie Droll, Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2019


        Previous Training and Education:

            *  B.S. Purdue University

            *  Postbac NIH


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


       Hobbies: Painting, Beadwork, Swing dancing, Baking


         

                      

       

Bao Lab         

Gene Regulation of Stem Cell Maintenance and Differentiation 

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

                   Mentor: Dr. Paul A Khavari, MD, PhD,  Expertise: Skin Sciences, Stem Cells, Epigenomics, Proteomics

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

                   Mentor: Dr. Kristen M Johansen, PhD, Expertise: Epigenetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics

​        Recent Awards and Fundings:
            *  Searle Leadership Fund, Northwestern University, 2015
            *  NIH/NIAMS K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2014
            *  Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship Award,  2014
            *  NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship. 2011
            *  Dean's Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008

        Hobbies:

            Traveling, gardening, pets, pottery, snorkeling

                      

       

Junghun Kweon, Ph.D.  Research Technologist


        Previous Training and Education:

            *  Ph.D. in Biochemistry Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis  

            *  M.S. in Forensic Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea

            *  B.S. in Animal Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Korea


        Hobbies:

               Exercise, Music, and Reading

                      

       

Xin Chen, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Fellow

        Previous Training and Education:

            *  Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

                   Mentor: Dr. David Brow

            *  M.S. in Plant Biology, Nanjing University, China

            *  B.S. in Biological Sciences, Nanjing University, China


        Hobbies:

          Reading detective novels, gardening, tennis, ping pong

                      

       

Email: xbchromatin@gmail.com

Sarah Lloyd , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2017

        Previous Training and Education:

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

        Honors:

            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

            

                      

       

Giovanni Gamalong, Undergraduate Student

        Previous Training and Education:

            Wichita High School East (2012-2016)

            Ranked Top 3% of Senior Class


        Honors:

            NU Bioscientist Award (2017)

            QuestBridge Scholar at Northwestern University (2016)       

            Ryan Scholar (2016)  

            Kansas Honors Scholar (2016)    


        Hobbies:

            Singing (Pop), Badminton, Baking, Tennis

                      

       

Patric Ho , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2017

        Previous Training and Education:

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

        Honors:

             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

            

                      

       

Amy Neely , Graduate Student -- IBiS Program Class 2018


        Previous Training and Education:

            B.S. Biochemistry, Armstrong State University


        Honors:

             Dean's List

             President's List

             2016 Landlover's Scholarship Recipient 


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

            

                      

       

Adam March Forest, Undergraduate Student

        Previous Training and Education:

            Columbian High School (2012-2016)

            Ranked Top 10 in Class

      

        Honors:

            National Merit Scholar Finalist   

   

        Hobbies:

            Running, Playing the Piano, Reading