Past Members

Former Postdocs (all are listed)

Dorothy A. Lerit

Dorothy A. Lerit

3. Dorothy A. Lerit (2011-2016)

Next step: Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Research while in the Rusan lab

–  The regulation and function of PLP in symmetric and asymmetric divisions

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

Other highlights

–  K22 Career Transition Award (2016-2019)

–  F32 Lenfant Biomedical Research Fellowship (2012-2016)

Allison L. Zajac

Allison L. Zajac

2. Allison Zajac (2013-2014)

Next step: Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Sally Horne-Badovinac, The University of Chicago

Research while in the Rusan lab

–  The regulation of MT dynamics during spindle assembly

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

1. Jeremy T. Smyth (2011-2013)

Jeremy T. Smyth

Jeremy T. Smyth

Next step: Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Research while in the Rusan lab

– ER morphology and function in mitosis

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

 

 

Former Graduate Students

Karen Plevock

1. Karen Plevock (2012-2017)

Next step: Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Mary Dasso, NICHD/NIH

Research while in the Rusan lab

– Bridging structural biology and cell biology to investigate the centrosome

Publications while in the Rusan Labas Plevock , as Haase

 

 

Former Post-baccalaureate Students

Zac Swider

7. Zac Swider (2015-2017)

Next step: U. of Wisconsin Madison, Graduate School

Research while in the Rusan lab

– Fluc (formally Sip2) as a novel regulator of Feo during cytokinesis

– Centriole motility

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

 

Jacob Ortega

6. Jacob Ortega (2015-2017)

Next step: Baylor College of Medicine, Graduate School

Research while in the Rusan lab

– The role of PLP during Drosophila spermatogenesis

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – In prep

 

 

Sarah Speed

5. Sarah Speed (2015-2017)

Next step: Caltech, Graduate School

Research while in the Rusan lab

– Centrosome protein complex isolation

Publications while in the Rusan LabIn prep

 

 

Katherine C. Jacobs

Katherine C. Jacobs

4. Katherine C. Jacobs (2013-2015)

Next step: Graduate student with Dr. Daniel Lew, Duke University, Durham, NC

Research while in the Rusan lab

– Basal body development during Drosophila spermatogenesis

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

Holly A. Jordan

Holly A. Jordan

3. Holly A. Jordan (2013-2014)

Next step: Campbell University, School of Pharmacy, Buies Creek, NC

Research while in the Rusan lab

– Role of Pericentrin (PLP/CP309) in early development

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

Amber M. Beg

Amber M. Beg

2. Amber M. Beg (2011-2012)

Next step: University of Alabama Medical school, Birmingham, AL

Research while in the Rusan lab

– ER morphology and function in mitosis

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

Rodrigo X. Guillen

Rodrigo X. Guillen

1. Rodrigo X. Guillen (2011-2013)

Next step: Graduate student with Dr. Kathy Gould, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Research while in the Rusan lab

– The role of Calmodulin in regulating Pericentrin (PLP/CP309)

Publications while in the Rusan Lab – Click Here

Former Interns

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

5. Lauren Smith (2016), NIH High School Summer Training Enrichment Program (HiSTEP),

4. Dina Alaeddin (2014), Cardiff University School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK

3. Kareema A. Nahavandi (2013), The Islamic Saudi Academy High School, Alexandria, VA

2. Nikolle A. Lambrinos (2013), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

1. Jacob M. Ortega (2013), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX