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Gottschalk Lab Team

Principal Investigator

Rachel A. Gottschalk, PhD Follow Gottschalk Lab on Twitter

Principal Investigator

BS – Biology – Emory University

PhD – Immunology – Weill Cornell Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences / Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Laboratory of Dr. James Allison

Postdoc – National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Systems Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Ronald Germain

Current Lab Members

Laura Strube, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

BS – Mathematics and Biology – University of Texas as Tyler

MS – Mathematics – University of Utah

PhD – Mathematics – University of Utah

Postdoc – Department of Mathematics and Department of Biological Sciences – Virginia Tech

Satarupa Ganguly, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

BS – Zoology – University of Calcutta

MS – Zoology – University of Calcutta

PhD – Biochemistry- University of Calcutta

Brandon Michalides

Research Technician

BS – Biology – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

MS – Biology – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sonia Kruszelnicki

PhD Student, Integrative Systems Biology Program

BA – Biochemistry (major), Computer Science and Math (minors) – New York University

Morgan Jackson-Strong

PhD student, Program in Microbiology and Immunology

BS – Chemistry – Georgia State University

Morgan Jackson - Gottschalk Lab

Anamarie Martinez


BS – Chemistry and Mathematics (majors), Data Analytics (minor) – Carlow University

Aaron Francis

PhD Student, Integrative Systems Biology Program

BS – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – UC Santa Cruz

Yaxuan Yang

PhD Student, Integrative Systems Biology Program

BS – Molecular Biology – University of Pittsburgh

MS – Computational Biomedicine & Biotechnology – University of Pittsburgh

Caitlin Strassburg

PhD Student, Joint CMU-Pitt PhD Program in Computational Biology

BA – Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Mathematics – College of Wooster

Aaron Kim

Undergraduate Researcher

K. Bajpai

Undergraduate Researcher

Former Lab Members

Neha Cheemalavagu, PhD

PhD student, Joint CMU-Pitt PhD Program in Computational Biology

Current position: AstraZeneca, Bioinformatician

Neha Cheemalavagu - Gottschalk Lab

Karsen Shoger

Research Technician

Current position: Novasenta, Senior Research Associate

McKenna Vettori

Undergraduate Researcher

Current position: GSK, Senior Scientist

McKenna Vettori - Gottschalk Lab

Thien Ngan (Vi) Do

Undergraduate Researcher
Thien Ngan (Vi) Do - Gottschalk Lab

Yuqi (Maya) Cao

Research Technician

Current position: University of Pennsylvania, Dental Student

Abigail Sekyere

Undergraduate Researcher

Current position: Plans to apply to medical school.

Samuel Botta

Undergraduate Researcher