People

Current Lab Members

Jordan Beach, PhD

    • Assistant Professor

    • Projects:

      • Emailing

      • Positive reinforcement

      • Emailing

    • jbeach1@luc.edu

    • @myosincity

Huini Wu, Ms

  • Research Assistant 2

    • Projects:

      • Multi-gene CRISPR-knock-in to image NM2 and regulators at endogenous levels.

      • Everything else going on in the lab

    • hwu8@luc.edu

Melissa Quintanilla

  • PhD student

    • NSF GRFP Fellow

    • Project:

      • Quantifying the number of NM2 monomers/filaments present throughout partitioning to differentiate theoretical models.

      • Investigating NM2-RhoA feedback loops.

    • mquintanilla1@luc.edu

Vraj Patel

  • Loyola University Chicago Medical Student

    • Carbon Fellow

    • STAR recipient

    • Projects:

      • Pumpy McPumpface

      • Effects of curcumin on gut microbiota and barrier function

      • Building apical junctions in epithelia

Maggie Bennett

  • MD/PhD student

  • Responds to:

    • Maggie

    • MaggieB

    • Marge

  • Project: Smooth muscle myosin dynamics in normal and pathophysiology

Hiral Patel, Ms

  • Research Assistant 2

  • Projects: A little bit of everything

  • hpatel33@luc.edu

Maggie Utgaard

  • PhD student

  • Joint with Oakes Lab

  • Responds to:

    • Maggie

    • Maggie #2

    • MaggieU

    • Maglet

  • Project: Septin dynamics

  • mutgaard@luc.edu

Asia Paguntalan

  • Joint with Oakes Lab

  • M.S. Student - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Project:

  • apaguntalan@luc.edu


Joey Tidei

  • Joint with Oakes Lab

  • Ph.D. Student - Physiology

  • Project: Myosin in Axons?

  • jtidei@luc.edu


Alumni

  • Summer Students

    • 2018

      • Vraj Patel - undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago - Tyrosine phosphorylation of NM2A with Andre Cuevas

      • Matt Caron - high school student - purification and labelling nanobodies for immunofluorescence with Huini Wu

  • Proviso Math and Science Academy (PMSA) Students

    • 2019

      • Emely Villarreal - mutation and analysis of NM2C phosphorylation

      • Jalen Whitehead - mutation and analysis of NM2C phosphorylation

  • Andre Cuevas

    • Research Assistant 2017-2019

    • Projects:

      • Investigating tyrosine phosphorylation on MHC

      • Developing ELC-RLC-MHC fusions to compete phosphorylation events against each other

    • Current position: PhD candidate Emory University