Jasper Lab Members

Heinrich Jasper
Professor, Chief Scientfic Officer

Curriculum Vitae

Arshad Ayyaz
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Hansong Deng
Glenn Foundation Research Training Fellow

Samantha Haller

Susan Jackson
Administrative Laboratory Manager

Jihyun Kim
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hongjie Li
Graduate Student

Hongjie is enrolled at the graduate program in Biology at the University of Rochester. His work focuses on how stress signaling regulates intestinal stem cell function in Drosophila.

Lindy McClelland
Graduate Student

Lindy McClelland is a graduate student in the Jasper Lab. She completed her BS in Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating, she experimented with yeast, worms and mammalian cell culture. However, she found it most satisfying experimenting with flies, an organism simple enough to expedite discovery, but complex enough to answer questions relevant to human health and aging. Currently, she is using the awesome power of Drosophila genetics to study how adult stem cells function to maintain tissue homeostasis.

Joana Neves
Glenn Foundation Research Training Fellow

Yanyan Qi
Laboratory Technician

Yanyan contributes to many aspects of our work and keeps our flies happy.

Rebeccah Riley
Senior Research Associate

Imilce Rodriguez-Fernandez
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Azar Saadi Shahmirzadi
USC/Buck PhD Student

Pedro Miguel Victor
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Lifen Wang
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Lifen obtained her PhD from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. In her graduate work, Lifen used advanced imaging techniques to characterize signaling mechanisms regulating insulin secretion. Her current work explores the effects of ER stress on intestinal stem cell function. She further uses global analysis of protein turnover to characterize changes in protein homeostasis in long-lived fly strains.

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