Lab Members

 

 


Malak Alghamdi
PhD ’19-23
MS, Kent State
King Abdulaziz
Saudi Arabia

Plant minerals and metabolic programming of immune cells
 
Connor Balfany
PhD ’20-24
P2EP Intern ’17
Gustavus Adolphus

Novel plant based proteins and food applications
 
Lyudmila Grodsky
BS ’21-22
UNC Charlotte

Chronic inflammation in obesity
 
Slavko Komarnytsky
Principal
Investigator

’11-21

 
Fadia Milhem
PhD ’21-24
MS, Jordan UST
Jordan

Personalized response to obesity: diet-microbiome interactions
 
Thirumurugan Rathinasabapathy
Postdoc ’16-21
PhD Birla (BITS)
Tamil Nadu, India

Analytical and medicinal chemistry of plant natural products
 
Niki Viradia
BS ’20-21
NC State

Biomarkers of volatile fecal metabolome and metabolic health
 
Chi In Vong
MS ’20-22
Georgia State
Macau

Phenolic metabolites in metabolic and gut health
 
Cole Walker
BS ’20-21
Catawba

Phytochemical diversity of chili peppers and oral microbiome
 

 

 

 

Lab Alumni

 
Kagan Hall
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Ivonne Valverde Justo
BS ’21
Catawba
[90]
 
Jacob Hiatt
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Hailey Barajas
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Alexandria Snider
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Everette Rhymer
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Makenzie Bonner
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Shaun Gorman
BS ’21
Catawba
 
Jade Ogg
Technician ’17-20
Piedmont Research
NC State
 
Charles Wagner
PhD ’16-20
P2EP Intern ’16
Undergrad ’15-16
NC State
 
Sydney Goertzen
BS ’19-20
Catawba
 
Nicole Hall
BS ’19-20
Catawba
 
Nathaniel Robbins
BS ’19-20
Catawba
 
Kory Ly
BS ’19-20
Catawba
 
Diego Ugarte
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Dariana Saligan
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Mitchell Harris
BS ’19
Catawba
Grad school
Wake Forest

 
Ashley Fondren
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Ethan Aguilera
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Josi Rogers
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Mickey Wilson
Technician ’12-19
Intern ’11
Rowan-Cabarrus CC
 
Kavin Srikanth
BS ’19
UNC Asheville
 
Stevie DeSimone
BS ’18-19
Catawba
 
Libby Bickenbach
BS ’17-19
Catawba
 
Madison Moore
MS ’18-19
BS ’17-18
Catawba
 
Abby Kluttz
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Justin Leonard
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Dina Reyes Melendez
BS ’19
Catawba
 
Laura Esposito
BS Scholar ’19
UFV Viçosa
Brazil
 
Claudia Tello Villavicencio
BS Scholar ’19
Zamorano
Ecuador
 
Xueying Xie
MS ’17-19
Northwest A&F
China
»»  
Lee Brackman
P2EP Intern ’18
Catawba
Grad school
U Georgia

[60]
 
Aarushi Patil
HS ’15-19
NCSSM
Cox Mill
Undergrad
Stanford

 
Luke Humble
BS ’18-19
Catawba
»»
 
Claire Levitt
BS Intern ’18
Ithaca
Assc Scientist
Shoreditch

 
Emily Newman
BS Intern ’18
Massachusetts
Grad school
UC Davis

 
Jeremiah Nance
BS ’18
P2EP Intern ’17
Pfeiffer
»»
 
Srikanth Vedamoorthy
Scientist ’18
Consultant
DHMRI

 
Julia Weaver
BS ’18
NC State
»»
 
Oscar Needham
P2EP Intern ’18
UNC Chapel Hill
»»
 
Taylor Wiggins
HS ’18
JC Carson
»»
 
Karina Noyola-Alonso
BS ’17-18
Catawba
»»
 
Emily Skates
BS Scholar ’17
Surrey, UK
Grad school
Warwick

 
Viridiana Mandujano
BS ’17
Catawba
Grad school
NCSU

 
Mahwish Tanveer
PhD Scholar ’17
NIFST
Pakistan
»»
 
Belony Joseph
BS ’17
Catawba
Technician
Thermo Fisher

 
Weston Bussler
PhD ’13-17
Minnesota
Scientist
Std Process

 
Kimberly Palatini
PhD ’12-17
Rutgers
Scientist
Curl Bio

 
Mikayla Bowen
P2EP Intern ’16-17
UNC Chapel Hill
Med school
U Miami

 
Nikhita Vemulapalli
P2EP Intern ’16-17
UNC Chapel Hill
HS ’16-17
Lake Norman
»»
 
Katelyn DeZego
Technician ’16-17
P2EP Intern ’16
Catawba
Associate
Seqirus

 
Jessica Wiltshire
BS ’16-17
P2EP Intern ’14-15
JCS University
»»
Kimberley Odwin
BS Scholar ’16-17
Surrey
UK
»»
Barney Beermann
BS ’16-17
Davidson
Associate
Env Profiles

 
Nilton Ribeiro
PhD Scholar ’16
UFV Brazil
Professor
IFMT, Brazil

 
Simran Bhatia
K8 ’15-16
Metrolina Regional
»»
Marco De Canha
PhD Scholar ’16
Pretoria
South Africa
Postdoc
U Pretoria
  
 
Jessica Williams-Wilborn
P2EP Intern ’16
UNC Charlotte
Assistant
UNC Charlotte

 
Jocsa Cortes
Technician ’15-16
P2EP Intern ’15
UNC Charlotte
Grad school
NC State

 
Holli Chandler
Technician ’15-16
P2EP Intern ’15
Catawba
Pharm school
Auburn
Kayley Marchena
BS ’15-16
Queens
Grad school
Toronto
Enrique Garcia
P2EP Intern ’16
Catawba
Grad school
NC State

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Ashley Buige
P2EP Intern ’16
UNC Chapel Hill
Pharm school
UNC Chapel Hill
Darien Mariarossi
BS ’16
NC State
Grad school
NC State

 
Michelle Myers
BS ’16
NC State
»»
Madina Alexyuk
PhD Scholar ’15
IMV Almaty
Kazakhstan
Researcher
Almaty IPT

 
Jessica Alley
Technician ’14-15
P2EP Intern ’14
Appalachian State
Grad school
Iowa State

 
Johnathon Boles
P2EP Intern ’15
Catawba
Assc Director
Lilly Center

 
Brittani George
Technician ’14-15
Winston-Salem State
Teacher
JM Alexander Middle

 
Pier-Jean Durand
MS Scholar ’15
Agrosup Dijon
France
Technician
Monsanto

 
Chika Igba
P2EP Intern ’15
UNC Charlotte
Technician
Duke
Briana Lund
P2EP Intern ’14-15
Western Carolina
»»
 
Ashley Stabel
BS ’15
Rowan-Cabarrus CC
»»
Claire Thetford
P2EP Intern ’15
NC State
PA school
 Gardner Webb
Burley Levette III
P2EP Intern ’14
Winston-Salem State
Instructor
Winston-Salem State

 
Mason Forrest
P2EP Intern ’14
UNC Chapel Hill
Technician
UNC Chapel Hill

 
Kathryn Heidt
BS ’14
Catawba
Grad school
Auburn

 
Amelia Chen
BS ’13
Duke
Grad school Wisconsin-Madison
 
Yiwen Thor
BS ’13
NC State
Grad school
NC State
  
 
Amber Williamson
P2EP Intern ’13
Catawba
PA school
MUSC
  
 
Tamara Marlowe
P2EP Intern ’13
Rowan-Cabarrus CC
Technician
UNCNRI
 
Jordan Hartman
P2EP Intern ’13
Wingate
Grad school
NC State
 
JM Dikunduakila
BS ’13
Rowan-Cabarrus CC
Technician
DHMRI
Haley Holway
BS ’12-13
Davidson
Med school
UNC Chapel Hill
Egypt Baskett
BS ’12
UNC Charlotte
»»
Franco Canales
Technician ’11-12
Pfeiffer
Manager
UNMSM