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CONTACT US

Mail:

5200, MSRB3

3 Genome Court

Duke University

Durham, NC 27710

USA

Phone: 919-613-6693

Email: aravind.asokan@duke.edu

Web: www.asokanlab.org

Principal Investigator

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Aravind Asokan, PhD

Synthetic Virologist/Entrepreneur

Translating Duke Health Scholar

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

Director of Gene Therapy, Duke Medicine

https://bme.duke.edu/faculty/aravind-asokan

Current Lab Members

Roopali Shrivastava

Roopali Shrivastava

Research Laboratory Manager

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

Joshua Hull

Joshua Hull

Postdoc, University of Florida (PhD) Biggest Ed Shereen Fan Most Likely To Pipette, Cry & Repeat

David Wolfson

David Wolfson

Postdoc, Georgia Tech-Emory University (PhD)

Caroline Plescia

Caroline Plescia

Postdoc, Purdue University (PhD)

Katie Clements

Katie Clements

Postdoc, East Carolina University (PhD) Most Likely to Get a New Tattoo

Delaney Fisher

Delaney Fisher

Postdoc, University of Virginia (PhD)

Abigail Benkert

Abigail Benkert

Research Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident (Duke University Hospital) Tufts University (MD)

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

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

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

Roza Ogurlu

Roza Ogurlu

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Biomedical Engineering Tufts University (BS) Most Likely to Play Afrobeats Reggaeton Playlist #2 in TC

Robert Fusco

Robert Fusco

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Biomedical Engineering McGill University (BS) Highest "Bop It!" Score

Ezra Loeb

Ezra Loeb

Ph.D. Student, Duke Biomedical Engineering Duke University (BS) Biggest Hummus Fan

Harshitha Venugopal Lavanya

Harshitha Venugopal Lavanya

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

Vivian Yudistyra

Vivian Yudistyra

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

Xinlong (Rita) Wan

Xinlong (Rita) Wan

Ph.D. Student, Duke Biomedical Engineering University of California San Diego (BS)

Jeannine Tong

Jeannine Tong

Masters Student, Duke Biomedical Engineering Boston University (BS)

Aaron Hall

Aaron Hall

Research Technician Appalachian State University (BS) Most Likely to be in Charlotte

Garth Devlin

Garth Devlin

Research Technician Lock Haven Univ (BS) Vector Production Manager

Mourya Durgam Jayaram

Mourya Durgam Jayaram

Research Technician JSS University (MS in Pharmacology) JSS College of Pharmacy - India (BS)

Alejandra Vargas

Alejandra Vargas

Research Technician Meredith College (BS)

Sophia Fergione

Sophia Fergione

Research Technician University of College London (MS) North Carolina State University (BS)

Beatrice Sewell

Beatrice Sewell

North Carolina State University (BS)

Jeffery Tan

Jeffery Tan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Giselle Russi

Giselle Russi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kennedy Cleage

Kennedy Cleage

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ben Perry

Ben Perry

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Graduate Alumni 

Trevor J. Gonzalez
Former PhD Student, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University (2023) 
Scientist, Torque Bio
Rebecca Gibson 
Former PhD Student, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University (2023
MD/PhD, Duke University School of Medicine
Jonathan Ark 
Former PhD Student, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University (2022) 
Venture Capital Associate, Agent Capital
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 

Eric Walton (2022)

PhD, Duke University

Sarepta Therapeutics

Anshuman Das (2022)

PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Senior R&D Scientist-I - Miltenyi Biotec

Heather Vincent (2022)

PhD, UNC Chapel Hill

TorqueBio

Victor Tse (2018)

PhD, Cornell University

Research Associate, Ralph Baric Lab, UNC Chapel Hill

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, Leo Blondel, Sylvanie Clouden, Sam Votzke

Others: Grace Stafford (Dr. Priya Kishnani), Shardae Oliver (Atsena Therapeutics), Laura Castillo, Nicolas Rey, Emily Kang, Sydney Milo

+ Many More!

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