Focco van den Akker

Principal Investigator
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In addition to running a research lab, Focco also teaches (BIOC430, BIOC334, BIOC373, and the Med School hemoglobin group) and is a Biochemistry major undergraduate advisor. E-mail: ; phone: 216-368-8511

Vijay Kumar

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Jacob Wyatt

Research Assistant

Christie Tang

Undergraduate (pre-med)

Daohan Lu

Undergraduate (pre-med)

Radhika Duggal

Undergraduate (pre-med)

Srinath Seshadri

Undergraduate (pre-med)

Prerna Muthyala

Undergraduate (pre-med)

Tahani Alsenani

Ph.D. student

Snigdha Amit Mathure

M.Sc. student

Former Labmembers

-Kwok-Peng Ng (now Project Staff at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
-Priyaranjan Pattanaik (now Principal Investigator I at  Syngene International Limited)
-Pius Padayatti (now Research Scientist at Rigaku)

Graduate Students
-Xiaolei (Charlie) Ma (graduated in 2008, now Investigator II at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)
-Wei Ke (graduated in 2011, now postdoc at Sloan-Kettering/HHMI)
-Elizabeth Rodkey (graduated in 2012, now Science consultant at inVentiv Health)
-Jagamya Vijayaraghavan (graduated in 2016, now postdoc at Harvard)

M.S. Students
-Nhu Nguyen (graduated in 2015, now Technician at Nanosyn

Undergraduate Students
-Kathleen Jagodnik (now Graduate Student at Case Western Reserve University)
-George Haag (now Graduate Student at UCLA)
-Aaron Cantor (now Graduate Student at UC Berkeley)
-Philip Ropelewski (now Graduate Student at Case Western Reserve University)
-Ryan Over (now Graduate Student at Indiana University Bloomington)
-Jeff Dwulit-Smith (now Graduate Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
-Chris Bryant (now Medical Student at Case Western Reserve University)
-Nikhil Krishnan (now Medical Student at Case Western Reserve University)

Lab dinner/party pictures

Holiday party Yee & van den Akker labs, Dec 2018:

Older pictures of lab events:

Birthday celebration wisdoms are posted on the Window of Wisdom (WOW):