Most Recent Lab Members

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (CV)

B.S. Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D.Neuroscience, University of Utah

Postdoc Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California San Francisco

Our lab uses the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to study formation of the cellular antenna, the cilium, and how its assembly is coordinated with other cellular processes. We are currently using this system to study coordination of actin- and microtubule-based trafficking as well as signaling mediated regulation of flagellar assembly kinetics. Learn more…

For fun: running, sciTwitter, and playing with my son

Graduate Student, Dartmouth Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

Brae Bigge  (@biggebrae)

B.S. Biochemistry, Wichita State University

Chlamydomonas actin polymerization and interactions

For fun: fitness, reading, and spending time with friends and family

Graduate Student, Dartmouth Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

Larissa Dougherty (@L_L_Dougherty)

B.A. Biochemistry and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, William Jewel College

MAP kinase-dependent flagellar regulation in Chlamydomonas

For fun: gardening, tennis, and piano

Postdoctoral Scholar

Elisabeth Bauerly, PhD (@positivelyEB1)

B.S. Cell Biology, University of Kansas Lawrence

Ph.D. Biology, Stowers Institute for Medical Research Graduate Program

Actin-microtubule crosstalk in flagellar assembly/TBD

For fun: Reading, running, sewing, and volleyball

Postdoctoral Scholar

Cameron Dale MacQuarrie, PhD (@cameronmacq)

B.S. Molecular Biology, Lipscomb University

Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University

Actin nucleation promoting factors in Chlamydomonas and TBD

For fun: cooking, board games, camping, and hiking with my dog


Graduate Student Brae Bigge (Subsequent position: scientist, Arcadia Science)

Graduate Student Larissa Dougherty (Subsequent position: scientist, Ceva Animal Health)

Postdoc Beth Bauerly (Subsequent position: Senior scientist, Pfizer)

Postdoc Cameron Dale MacQuarrie (Subsequent position: scientist, Arcadia Science)

Research Assistant Nick Rosenthal (Subsequent position: graduate student, MCB graduate program at Dartmouth)

Graduate Student Brittany Jack (Subsequent position: remained at KUMC to complete PhD in Saadi and Tran labs)

Research Assistant David Turkowitch (Subsequent position: Entrepreneur)

Undergraduate Research Assistant Abigail Salberg (Subsequent position: Undergraduate Student, Kansas State University)

Research Assistant Evan Craig (Subsequent position: Graduate student, University of Washington Department of Biology)

Postdoc Shengping Huang (Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Scholar, KUMC, Kapitsinou Lab)

Research Assistant David Mueller (Subsequent position: Medical student, Boston University Medical School)

Postdoc Soumita Dutta (Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Texas Health Science Center, Koehler Lab)

Undergraduate/Medical Student Kate Fee (Subsequent position: Student, UMKC 6 year medical program)