Asokan Lab Lunch @ Guglhupf (2022)
Asokan Lab Lunch @ Guglhupf (2022)

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Asokan Lab @ Namu (2021)
Asokan Lab @ Namu (2021)

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Asokan Outside Lab Photo

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Asokan Lab Lunch @ Guglhupf (2022)
Asokan Lab Lunch @ Guglhupf (2022)

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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

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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

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

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

Abigail Benkert

Abigail Benkert

Research Fellow, Tufts University (MD)

Jonathan Ark

Jonathan Ark

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Florida (BS) Most Likely to be Stuck on a Mountain

Trevor Gonzalez

Trevor Gonzalez

Ph.D. Candidate, Duke Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Texas A&M University - Kingsville Most Likely to be in Texas Makes the Best Ceviche

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

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

Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca Gibson

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

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

Rob Fusco

Rob Fusco

Ph.D. Student, 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

Leo Blondel

Leo Blondel

Research Technician University of Maryland (BS) Funniest Lab Member

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) Most Likely to be in Charlotte

Garth Devlin

Garth Devlin

Research Technician Lock Haven Univ (BS) Vector Production Manager

Nicolas Rey

Nicolas Rey

Undergraduate Research Assistant Most Likely to Have the Coolest Scooter

Emily Kang

Emily Kang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sydney Milo

Sydney Milo

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 

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

Others: Grace Stafford (Dr. Priya Kishnani), Shardae Oliver (Atsena Therapeutics), Laura Castillo

+ Many More!