Professor, Department of Neurology
Adjunt Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997
B.S. in Molecular Biology, USC, 1991
Office: (901) 448-2635
Office Address: Link Building, Room 431
Ben received his B.A. in Biology from Wabash College. Ben's research focuses on using Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) to identify potential Dube3a substrates and their relationship to downstream molecular cascades involved in gliopathic epilepsy.
Tayler received his B.S. in Biology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Tayler's research focuses on using dental pulp stem cells to study the rare neurogenetic disease Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) and identify transcription factor PHOX2B-regulated candidates of the disease.
Kaitlyn received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UTHSC in 2023. Her current research focuses on using dental pulp stem cells to study the molecular causes of Prader-Willi syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders.
Kathryn is the lab tech responsible for both fly husbandry and cell culture maintenance.
Kevin was a graduate student in the lab from 2015-2019. He published 5 first author and several co-author papers while in the lab. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Clement Chow at the University of Utah.
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Nora was a postdoc in the lab from 2009-2014. She published 5 first author and several co-author papers while in the lab. She is currently the director of Clinical Genetics at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
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Maria was the head lab manager responsible for both fly husbandry and cell culture maintenance. She is currently living her best life.
Sarita was a technician in the lab from 2013-2017. She was critical in developing DPSC as a resource in the lab for the study of neurogenetic disorders. She is currently enjoying her retirement from UTHSC.