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Current lab members

Yuan_photoYaowu Yuan
Assistant Professor
Biology / Pharmacy 300A
Phone: 860-486-3469
yaowu.yuan at
Baoqing-copyDr. Baoqing Ding
Postdoc (10/2014-present)
Biology / Pharmacy 310
Phone: 860-486-4154
baoqing.ding at
LaurenLauren Stanley
Ph.D. Student (08/2014-present)
Biology / Pharmacy 310
Phone: 860-486-4154
lauren.stanley at
AmyAmy LaFountain (website)
Ph.D. Student (08/2016-present)
Biology / Pharmacy 304
Phone: 860-486-5731
amy.lafountain at
Qiaoshan Lin (website)
Ph.D. Student (08/2016-present, co-advised with Dr. Jill Wegrzyn) qiaoshan.lin at
IMG_1325Chang Liu
Part-time technician (11/2015-present)
Jingjian Li
Visiting Ph.D Student  (07/2017-present)
Chen Feng
Visiting Ph.D Student (09/2017-present)
 Maussi Arrunategui
Undergraduate Research Assistant  (09/2017-present)
 Leslie Wong
Undergraduate Research Assistant  (09/2017-present)
Vernon Ye Yuan
Next Generation Mimulogist (05/2014-present)

Lab Alumni


Janelle Sagawa (08/2013-08/2014),  founding member of the lab

Visiting Students/Scholars

Dr. Fengjuan Mou (08/2015-08/2016), Southwest Forestry University, China

Dr. Wenjie Chen (11/2015-11/2016), Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, CAS

Xuemei Sun  (01/2017-06/2017),  Qinghai University, China

Dr. Arielle Cooley (02/2017-03/2017), Whitman College, WA

Undergraduate Researchers

Matthew Strobel (08/2013-05/2015)

Dominika Bajguz (08/2013-05/2015)

Alex Dykas (01/2014-12/2014) 

Henry Guo (06/2014-05/2016)

Sean Reilly (01/2014-05/2016)

Genevieve Nuttall (05/2015-08/2015)

Connor Hill (05/2015-06/2016)

Griffin Struyk (08/2014-05/2017)

High School Students

Kiara Monahan (summer of 2016 and 2017)