Erik Andersen Principal Investigator

Curriculum Vitae


Shannon Brady Graduate Student

I am interested in the genotypic factors that contribute to drug sensitivity, especially in regards to chemotherapeutics.

Heechul (Ryan)

Heechul (Ryan) Chung Graduate Student

I'm interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying natural variation in C. elegans mitochondrial DNA copy number.


Tim Crombie Postdoctoral Researcher

I'm interested in natural variation in stress responses and GxE interactions.


Clay Dilks Graduate Student

I am interested in investigating the mechanisms of anthelmintic drug resistance in C. elegans and using comparative genetics to apply these findings to high-impact helminth species.


Kathryn Evans Graduate Student

My research combines computational and experimental techniques to investigate the relationship between genetic variation and observed phenotypes, particularly the response to chemotherapeutic drugs.


Anita Huang Graduate Student

I'm interested in understanding the function of the beta-tubulin gene, ben-1, in benzimidazole drug resistance.


Daehan Lee Postdoctoral Researcher

I'm interested in natural variation in dauer development and metabolite signaling.


Nicole Roberto Research Technician

I work on high-throughput culturing of wild strains for metabolite and RNA extractions.


Robyn Tanny Research Associate

I manage the lab's strain collection, generate sequencing libraries, and manage CeNDR. I also handle incoming collection samples to identify new strains of C. elegans.


Ye Wang Graduate Student

I am interested in using short- and long-read sequence data to understand genome evolution.


Stefan Zdraljevic Graduate Student

I am interested in how organisms perceive and respond to their environment. Specifically, how natural genetic and non-genetic factors contribute to variability in response to environmental cues.


Gaotian Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher

I'm interested in natural variation in metabolism and bulk-segregant approaches.

Former member Current Status
Steffen Hahnel Postdoctoral Researcher Bayer Animal Health
Briana Rodriguez Research Associate Research technician, clinical psychology
Daniel Cook Graduate Student Programmer at VectorBase
Mostafa Zamanian Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2017 Assistant Professor at UW Madison -- Zamanian Lab Website
Kreena Patel Undergraduate and Research Technician, 2013-2016 Medical student, Feinberg School of Medicine
Kristen Laricchia Computational Specialist, 2014-2016 Associate computational biologist in the MacArthur Lab, Broad Institute
Joshua Roberts Undergraduate Developer, 2015-2016, Motivate International
Tyler Shimko Undergraduate, summers 2013, 2014, 2015 Graduate student at Stanford University
Bryn Gaertner Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014 Prescott Medical Communications Group
Sarah Giuliani Laboratory Manager, 2013-2015
Sam Rosenberg Research Technician, 2013-2015