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CONTACT US

Mail:

5200, MSRB3

3 Genome Court

Duke University

Durham, NC 27710

USA

Phone: 919-613-6693

Email: asokanlab@gmail.com

Web: www.asokanlab.org

Principal Investigator

Aravind Asokan, PhD

Synthetic Virologist/Entrepreneur

Translating Duke Health Scholar

Professor, Duke Surgery, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering

Director of Gene Therapy, Duke Medicine

Current Lab Members

Heather Vincent

Heather Vincent

Research Project Manager University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD) Proud Dog Mom

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anshuman

Postdoc, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PhD)

Zac Elmore

Zac Elmore

Postdoc, Vanderbilt University (PhD) Biggest Star Wars Nerd

Aaron Mitchell-Dick

Aaron Mitchell-Dick

Postdoc, Duke University (PhD) Born Several Millenia too Late

Eric Walton

Eric Walton

Postdoc, Duke University (PhD)

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Molecular Genetics and Microbiology North Carolina State University (BS) Dogs and Bourbon

Jon Ark

Jon Ark

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Florida (BS) "The Music Man"

Trevor Gonzalez

Trevor Gonzalez

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Texas A&M University - Kingsville The Best Texan Makes the Best Ceviche

David Fiflis

David Fiflis

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin - Madison (BS) Resident Athlete

Alan Rosales

Alan Rosales

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Biomedical Engineering University of Rochester (BS) Brooklyn Plant Dad

Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca Gibson

Duke MD/Ph.D. Candidate, co-mentored by Priya Kishnani Columbia University (BS)

Roza Ogurlu

Roza Ogurlu

Ph.D. Student, Duke Biomedical Engineering Tufts University (BS)

Rob Fusco

Rob Fusco

Ph.D. Student, Duke Biomedical Engineering McGill University (BS) Most Likely to be at the Coffee Machine

Laura Castillo

Laura Castillo

Master of Engineering Student, Duke Biomedical Engineering University of Florida (BS) Most Likely to go to Industry

Danny Oh

Danny Oh

Research Technician, UNC Chapel Hill (BS) Lab Historian

Virginia Wertman

Virginia Wertman

Research Analyst Emory University (BS) Lab Plant Mom

Leo Blondel

Leo Blondel

Research Technician University of Maryland (BS) Funniest Lab Member

Shardae Oliver

Shardae Oliver

Research Technician Campbell University (BS) Best Dressed

Sylvanie Clouden

Sylvanie Clouden

Research Technician East Carolina University (BS) Most Likely to be at Flow

Aaron Hall

Aaron Hall

Research Technician Appalachian State University (BS) The Lab Chemist (Aaron 2.0)

Garth Devlin

Garth Devlin

Research Technician Lock Haven Univ (BS) Vector Production Manager

Ezra Loeb

Ezra Loeb

Undergraduate Research Assistant Biggest Hummus Fan

Nicolas Rey

Nicolas Rey

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily Kang

Emily Kang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Graduate Alumni 

Patrick Havlik 
Former PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology, UNC Chapel Hill (2021) 
Scientist, Atsena Therapeutics
Rita Meganck

Former PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology, UNC Chapel Hill (2020)

Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill, Ralph Baric Lab

Victoria Madigan

Former PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology UNC Chapel Hill (2019)

Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, Feng Zhang Lab

Blake Albright

Former PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology UNC Chapel Hill (2018)

Scientist, Rocket Pharma

Giri Murlidharan

Former PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology UNC Chapel Hill (2016)

Program & Preclinical Platform Lead, Voyager Therapeutics

Garrett Berry

Former PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology UNC Chapel Hill (2016)

Senior Business Dev Manager, StrideBio

Erin Borchardt

Former: PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology UNC Chapel Hill (2016)

Postdoc Yale; Scientist, StrideBio

Shen Shen

Former: PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology UNC Chapel Hill (2013)

Postdoc Salk; Scientist Editas; Principal Scientist, Biogen

Postdoc Alumni 

Victor Tse (2018)

PhD, Cornell University

Research Associate, Ralph Baric Lab, UNC Chapel Hill

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Ruth Castellanos (2017)

PhD, University of Virginia

Associate Director, StrideBio

Sven Moller-Tank (2017)

PhD, University of Iowa

Scientist, Regeneron

Miranda Scalabrino (2017)

PhD, University of Florida

Postdoc, Duke University

Nagesh Pulicherla (2012)

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth

R&D Manager, Indian Immunologicals

Eric Horowitz (2012)

PhD, Georgia Tech

Senior Director, Akuous

Research Tech & Undergraduate Alumni 

MD: Julia Conway, Sarah Brown, Kelli Bryant, Travis Corriher, Becca Reardon, Tyne Tyson, Marco Fanous, Minakshi Pillai

DVM: Kate Simon

DDS: Andrew Troupes, Julianne Yuziuk

Grad School: Lavanya Rao, Claire Storey, Coco Liu, Michael Zhang, Austin Sun, DaSean Nardone-White

Others: Grace Stafford (pre-Genetic Counseling) 

+ Many More!