PI: Dr. Rob Harris
I completed my PhD in the lab of Hilary Ashe at the University of Manchester in the UK in 2009, examining the differentiation of Drosophila germline stem cells, where I discovered my passion for awkward and repetitive dissection. I joined the lab of Iswar Hariharan at UC Berkeley as a postdoc in 2011, studying tissue regeneration - a subject I have developed an unhealthy fascination with. I started my lab at ASU in 2018, and currently teach Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology (BIO494/598) and Genetics (BIO340). I can usually be found lingering around the fly lab distracting my students, when I should be writing grants and papers in my office. I also enjoy running and going to the pub.
2012-2014: Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
2014-2016: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Life Sciences Research Foundation.
Research specialist: Mike Stinchfield
I have 14 years of experience in biological research and education, and enjoy performing individual research as well as training and contributing to the development of others.
Undergraduate researcher: Ajay Bezawada
I am a Barrett scholar pursuing a degree in neurobiology. As a junior in college, it is an amazing opportunity to work in a lab where my scientific knowledge and curiosity are constantly expanded. In my free time, I play basketball and spend time with my family.
Undergraduate researcher: Tanya Tran
Hi! I am a sophomore majoring in biology with a concentration in biomedical sciences. I joined this lab because I wanted to learn hands-on research techniques and routines and to further develop my interest in genetics. A few of my hobbies include: singing in my free time and in choirs, volunteering/community service, and going to the movie theaters.
Undergraduate researcher: Raffi Paulus
Hello there! My name is Raffi and Im an undergraduate student at ASU studying biomedical sciences. I really enjoy the work done in this lab and it is an honor to work with Dr. Harris and my lab mates.
Undergraduate researcher: Nic Rolfe
Hey there! My name is Nic, and I'm a Junior undergraduate student working towards a Biological Sciences degree. I'm intrigued by the idea of solving biological problems-such as injuries or disease-through genetic means. There is so much good work to be done! I also enjoy public speaking, running, and a cold Dr. Pepper.
Undergraduate researcher: Jack StPeter
Hi! My name is Jack, and I am a sophomore studying Biochemistry. It's exciting to be a part of the awesome work being done in the Harris Lab and to have the opportunity to learn new things about research every day. In my free time, I like to play guitar and play soccer with friends.