Dr. Sara Sawyer


HOMETOWN:  Olathe, Kansas
PhD:  Cornell University
INTERESTING FACT: My first career was working on offshore oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Vanessa Bauer


HOMETOWN:  Des Moines, Iowa
MS:  Cornell University
INTERESTING FACT: I received a gold medal in snowshoe racing at the Empire State Games (NY).

Will Fattor


HOMETOWN: Black Hawk, Colorado
B.S. DEGREE:  University of Colorado Boulder
INTERESTING FACT: I am licensed to sail monohull boats.

Camille Paige


HOMETOWN: Littleton, Colorado
B.S. DEGREE:  University of Colorado Boulder
INTERESTING FACT: I’ve trained over 800 people in CPR.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Dr. Cody Warren

HOMETOWN:  Fountain Valley, California
DEGREES: PhD @ U. Colorado Medical School; Masters of Public Health @ UC Berkeley
INTERESTING FACT:  I used to play college baseball.

NIH HIV Postdoctoral Training Fellow,
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero

HOMETOWN: Torreón, México
DEGREES: PhD @ SUNY Upstate; MSc @ National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

INTERESTING FACT: I used to capture wild sea lions and howler monkeys for research on microbiology.

Graduate Students

Qing Yang

HOMETOWN: Shanghai, China
B.S. DEGREE:  University of Minnesota
INTERESTING FACT:  I was stepped on by an elephant when I was 5.

Obaiah Dirasantha

HOMETOWN:  Somasila village, India
B.S. DEGREE:  Indian Institute of Technology
INTERESTING FACT:  I like to sketch human faces

Sharon Wu

HOMETOWN:  Foster City, California
INTERESTING FACT: I used to be a lucid dreamer and could fully control my dreams every night.

Emma Worden-Sapper

HOMETOWN:  Boulder, CO
B.S. DEGREE:  University of Colorado Boulder
INTERESTING FACT:  I once crocheted a model bacteriophage.

Paul Gendler

Hometown: Foster City, California
B.S. Degree: University of California, Santa Barbara
Interesting Fact: I once grew an 8 foot tree from an avocado pit

Lab Alumni

Nick Meyerson, Ph.D.
CEO, Darwin BioSciences

Kyle Clark
Scientist, Darwin BioSciences

Alex Stabell, M.D. Ph.D.
Medical resident (Infectious Disease), Columbia University

Emily Feldman, Ph.D.
Scientist, Inscripta

Jeff Hussmann, Ph.D.
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF

Kyudong Han, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dankook University, South Korea

Alysia East, D.V.M.
Veterinarian, Austin, TX

Ross McBee
PhD Student, Columbia University

Joe Timpona, Ph.D.
Scientist, Stealth NewCo

Alison Gilchrist, Ph.D.
Research scientist, Raabe lab @ NYU Langone School of Medicine

Maryska Kaczmarek, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, EcoHealth Alliance

Scott Kerr, Ph.D.
Global Product Manager, BioFire Diagnostics, Salt Lake City, UT

Paul Rowley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Idaho

Dianne Lou, M.D. Ph.D.
Medical resident (Anesthesiology), Vanderbilt University

Ann Demogines, Ph.D.
Senior Director, BioFire Diagnostics

Elena Judd
PhD Student, U. Washington Seattle