Isha Soni - Postdoctoral Fellow

Joined the lab in Agust 2019. Isha earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biotechnology. She has always been intrigued by the mechanism of diseases and the implications of modern techniques against them. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in India and her thesis focused on understanding antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and antimicrobial drug discovery against ESKAPE pathogens.


When not in the lab, Isha likes to practice yoga to help her maintain the right frame of mind even in difficult situations. 

Anna Tidwell - Undergraduate Research Student

Joined the lab in August 2018. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology.


Anna is interested in attending medical school and become a physician. She loves being apart of the lab team and has enjoyed learning from her fellow lab members and their experiences. She seems to always be in a high spirits and has a very happy go lucky personality.


When not in the lab, Anna enjoys hiking & eating ice cream.

Taylor Christensen - Undergraduate Research Student

Joined the lab in January 2019. She is an ACCESS student and is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Medical Lab Science with a minor in Chemistry. She is an Emergency Medical Technician and plans to attend medical school, as well as pursue a Ph.D. Taylor is especially interested in alternative methods for treating antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.


When Taylor is not in the lab she enjoys swimming and playing volleyball.

Hyonoo ("Huh-noo") Joo - Undergraduate Research Student

Joined the lab in January 2019. He is majoring in Biomedical Engineering and is considering pursuing medical school or graduate school.

Hyonoo is a past UROP recipient and is interested in researching biomedical treatments using novel techniques, especially to assist medically underserved populations. He is passionate about learning as much as he can and is motivated to always perform his best in the lab.

Outside of the lab, Hyonoo likes to rock climb and backpack in the mountains. 

Michael Maio - Undergraduate Research Student

Joined the lab in October 2019. He is a pre-med student studying Kinesiology, with a minor in Chemistry. Upon completing his bachelor's degree, he wants to attend medical school.  Michael enjoys working in the lab and learning about how to design experiments and execute them in a proficient manner, as well as learn about how to conduct research in general.


Outside of the lab, Michael loves all things sports. He enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and being outdoors. 


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