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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

Anshuman Das

Anshuman Das

Postdoc, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PhD)

Zac Elmore

Zac Elmore

Postdoc, Vanderbilt University (PhD) Biggest Star Wars Nerd

Madhu Vijayan

Madhu Vijayan

Postdoc, University of Missuri (PhD)

Aaron Mitchell-Dick

Aaron Mitchell-Dick

Postdoc, Duke University (PhD)

Eric Walton

Eric Walton

Postdoc, Duke University (PhD)

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Ph.D. Student, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology North Carolina State University (BS) Espresso Connoisseur

Jon Ark

Jon Ark

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

Trevor Gonzalez

Trevor Gonzalez

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

Patrick Havlik

Patrick Havlik

Ph.D. Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Most Photogenic

David Fiflis

David Fiflis

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

Alan Rosales

Alan Rosales

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

Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca Gibson

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

Preston Anderson

Preston Anderson

MD/Ph.D. Student, co-mentored by Mai ElMallah University of Iowa (BS)

Danny Oh

Danny Oh

Research Technician, UNC Chapel Hill (BS) Lab Historian

Virginia Wertman

Virginia Wertman

Research Analyst Emory University (BS) Lab Plant Mom

Sam Stuppy

Sam Stuppy

Research Technician, UNC Chapel Hill (BS) Supply Chain Director CEO of the Fri-yay Playlist

Grace Stafford

Grace Stafford

Research Technician UNC Chapel Hill (BS/BA) Secret Santa Organizer Tar Heel Born, Bred, and Dead

Leo Blondel

Leo Blondel

Research Technician University of Maryland (BS) Funniest Lab Member

Shardae Oliver

Shardae Oliver

Research Technician Campbell University (BS) Best Dressed

Garth Devlin

Garth Devlin

Research Technician Lock Haven Univ (BS) Vector Production Manager

Ezra Loeb

Ezra Loeb

Undergraduate Research Assistant Biggest Hummus Fan

Graduate Alumni 

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

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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

+ Many More!

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Shardae Oliver

Research Technician Campbell University (BS) Best Dressed