Directory

Faculty

Christine Richardson, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Professor

Christine Richardson, Ph.D.
DNA recombination and repair, chromosomal rearrangements, & hematopoietic malignancies, leukemia, ovarian cancerecotoxicology in mammals.
Professor

Woodward 246
704.687.5465
C.Richardson@uncc.edu

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Matthew W. Parrow, Ph.D.
Academic Vice Chair
Associate Professor

Matthew W. Parrow, Ph.D.
Eukaryotic microbiology, harmful algal blooms; applications of algae and fungi in biotechnology

Woodward 386C
mwparrow@uncc.edu

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Ian Marriott, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research
Professor

Ian Marriott, Ph.D.
The initiation of immune responses
2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching - Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award

Woodward 386A
imarriot@uncc.edu

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Adam M. Reitzel, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Professor

Adam M. Reitzel, Ph.D.
Evolution and ecology of coastal invertebrates using comparative genomics, molecular biology, population genetics, evolutionary ecology, and field studies.

Woodward 381A
adam.reitzel@uncc.edu

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Melanie Harris, M.S.
Undergraduate Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

Melanie Harris, M.S.
Microbiology
2014 Building Educational Strengths and Talents (B.E.S.T) Outstanding Faculty Award

Woodward 241
MelanieHarris@uncc.edu

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Didier Dréau, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Honors Coordinator
Professor

Didier Dréau, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis, Vascular and Immune Interactions During Cancer Growth.
2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Multicultural Academic Services

Woodward 490B
ddreau@uncc.edu

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Sharon Bullock, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Minor Program Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

Sharon Bullock, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Pathophysiology

Woodward 235B
sbulloc8@uncc.edu

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Tonya C. Bates, M.S.
Senior Lecturer

Tonya C. Bates, M.S.
Microbiology
2020 Recipient of the UNC Charlotte Teaching Excellence Award; 2015 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching Teaching by a Full-Time Lecturer Award

Woodward 214A
Tonya.Bates@uncc.edu

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Tuan Cao, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Tuan Cao, Ph.D.
Ecology and evolutionary biology

Woodward 235D
ttcao@uncc.edu

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Kausik Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kausik Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
Genome Replication, Dynamic structure of Telomerase, Transcriptomics, Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Human Parasitic and Viral Diseases.

Woodward 390A
kchakrab@uncc.edu

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Richard Chi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Richard Chi, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cell Biology. Membrane trafficking, yeast genetics, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and live cell fluorescence microscopy

Woodward 490D
Richard.Chi@uncc.edu

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Mark Clemens, Ph.D.
Professor

Mark Clemens, Ph.D.
Vascular and metabolic physiology

Woodward 486A
mgclemen@uncc.edu

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Kristen Funk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kristen Funk, Ph.D.
Neuroinflammation of neuroinfectious and neurodegenerative diseases

Woodward 381B
kfunk@uncc.edu

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Samantha Furr-Rogers, Ph.D. MPH
Lecturer

Samantha Furr-Rogers, Ph.D. MPH
Immunology, physiology, and public health

Woodward 235F
s.furr-rogers@uncc.edu

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Valery Grdzelishvili, Ph.D.
Professor

Valery Grdzelishvili, Ph.D.
Molecular virology, anticancer therapy based on replication-competent viruses ("oncolytic virotherapy"), virus-host interactions, virus-based vectors.

Woodward 486B
vzgrdzel@uncc.edu

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M. Brittany Johnson, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

M. Brittany Johnson, Ph.D.

Woodward 375 East
mjohn398@uncc.edu

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Aaron Kampe, M.S.
Lecturer

Aaron Kampe, M.S.
Field Ecology
Ecology Lab Coordinator/Student Gardening Advisor

Woodward 222B
akampe1@uncc.edu

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Eugenia Lo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Eugenia Lo, Ph.D.
Malaria epidemiology; Parasite genome evolution; Dynamics of disease transmission; Population genomics; Host-parasite evolution; Molecular genetics of invasion mechanism

Woodward 381C
eugenia.lo@uncc.edu

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Paola C. López-Duarte, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Paola C. López-Duarte, Ph.D.
Behavior and Ecology of Invertebrates and Fish, Larval Population Connectivity, Food Web Interactions in Coastal Communities

Woodward 486D
Lopez-Duarte@uncc.edu

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Pinku Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor

Pinku Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology and Immunology
Recipient of the 2018 First Citizens Bank Scholars Award; recipient of the 2015 O. Max Gardener Award

Fretwell 430F / Woodward 490D
704.687.7210
pmukherj@uncc.edu

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Dan Nelson, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor

Dan Nelson, Ph.D.

Woodward 390A
danelson@uncc.edu

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Michelle B. Pass, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer

Michelle B. Pass, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Urban Education
Undergraduate Laboratory Director

Woodward 235G
mbpass@uncc.edu

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Stanley S. Schneider, Ph.D.
Professor

Stanley S. Schneider, Ph.D.
Animal behavior; communication and foraging of the honeybee
2016 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching; 2015 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence; 2014 Inaugural recipient of CLAS Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award

Woodward 288A
Stan.Schneider@uncc.edu

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Shankari Somayaji, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Shankari Somayaji, Ph.D.
Anatomy and Physiology

Woodward 235C
ssomayaj@uncc.edu

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Bao-Hua (Alysa) Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Bao-Hua (Alysa) Song, Ph.D.
Plant Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics and Genomics

Woodward 386D
bsong5@uncc.edu

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Todd R. Steck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Todd R. Steck, Ph.D.
Molecular microbiology, cystic fibrosis microbiome, antibiotic resistance

Woodward 390C
trsteck@uncc.edu

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Junya Tomida, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Junya Tomida, Ph.D.
DNA repair, mechanisms of carcinogenesis and metastasis in prostate and breast cancers

Woodward 490C
jtomida@uncc.edu

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Andrew Truman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Andrew Truman, Ph.D.
Understanding the role of molecular chaperones in cancer using quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms.

Woodward 486C
atruman1@uncc.edu

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Jennifer Warner, Ph.D.
Teaching Professor

Jennifer Warner, Ph.D.
microbiology
Faculty Director, LEADS Program

Woodward 282D
jmwarner@uncc.edu

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Carrie Wells, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Carrie Wells, Ph.D.
Ecology and Biogeography

Woodward 235E
cwells19@uncc.edu

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Ellen Wisner, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Ellen Wisner, Ph.D.
Evolutionary Biology and Behavioral Ecology, Sexual Selection in Birds

Woodward 235A
ewisner@uncc.edu

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TingTing Xiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

TingTing Xiang, Ph.D.
Molecular basis of coral-algal symbiosis; toxin biosynthesis in red tide dinoflagellate

Woodward 390B
txiang@uncc.edu

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Shan Yan, Ph.D.
Professor

Shan Yan, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of genome integrity

Woodward 490A
shan.yan@uncc.edu

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Jian Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jian Zhang, Ph.D.
Vascular and metabolic physiology

Woodward 288B
jxzhang@uncc.edu

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Ru Zhou
Research Associate Professor

Ru Zhou

Woodward 461
rzhou@uncc.edu

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Emeriti

Susan E. Peters, Ph.D.

Susan E. Peters, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

sepeters@uncc.edu

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Lawrence S. Barden, Ph.D.

Lawrence S. Barden, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

Woodward 282B
lsbarden@uncc.edu

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Larry Leamy, Ph.D.

Larry Leamy, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

ljleamy@uncc.edu

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T. Lawrence Mellichamp, Ph.D.

T. Lawrence Mellichamp, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

Greenhouse and Botanical Gardens
tlmellic@uncc.edu

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James D. Oliver, Ph.D.
Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor

James D. Oliver, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

jdoliver@uncc.edu

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Amy H. Ringwood, Ph.D.

Amy H. Ringwood, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

Woodward 381B
ahringwo@uncc.edu

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Adjunct

Dr. Belinda Avalos

Dr. Belinda Avalos
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center

belinda.avalos@carolinashealthcare.org

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Farah Bahrani-Mougeot, Ph.D.

Farah Bahrani-Mougeot, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

farah.mougeot@atriumhealth.org

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Lopa Das Roy, Ph.D.

Lopa Das Roy, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor - OncoTab, Inc.

Woodward 461
lroy@uncc.edu

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Jean-Luc Mougeot, Ph.D.

Jean-Luc Mougeot, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

jean-luc.mougeot@atriumhealth.org

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Kenneth Piller, Ph.D.

Kenneth Piller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Woodward 380A
kjpiller@uncc.edu

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Nury Steuerwald, Ph.D.

Nury Steuerwald, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

nsteuerw@uncc.edu

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Dr. David Tait

Dr. David Tait
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center

David.tait@carolinashealthcare.org

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Graduate Students

Tiffany Barwell

Tiffany Barwell
Dr. Chakrabarti
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
tbarwell@uncc.edu

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Megan Biller

Megan Biller
Dr. Tomida
Masters Student

Woodward 361
mbiller2@uncc.edu

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Britanie Blackhurst

Britanie Blackhurst
Dr. Funk
Doctoral Student

Woodward 363
704.687.8394

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Mukulika Bose

Mukulika Bose
Dr. Mukherjee
Doctoral Student

Woodward 461
mbose@uncc.edu

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Caitlin BrabbleRose

Caitlin BrabbleRose
Dr. López-Duarte
Masters Student

Woodward 356
cbrabble@uncc.edu

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Erik Broemsen

Erik Broemsen
Dr. Parrow
Doctoral Student

Woodward 365
elbroems@uncc.edu

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Cassie Catacalos

Cassie Catacalos
Dr. Charkrabarti
Masters Student

Woodward 367
ccatacal@uncc.edu

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Justin Davis

Justin Davis
Dr. Chakrabarti
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
jdavi364@uncc.edu

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Cheikh Dieng

Cheikh Dieng
Dr. Lo
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
cdieng@uncc.edu

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Garrett Driscoll

Garrett Driscoll
Dr. Yan
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475
gdrisco1@uncc.edu

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Andrew Dunphy

Andrew Dunphy
Dr. Marriott
Doctoral Student

Woodward 375
adunphy@uncc.edu

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Sarah Estvander

Sarah Estvander
Dr. Reitzel
Masters Student

Woodward 373
sestvand@uncc.edu

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Denise Furr

Denise Furr
Dr. Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
denise.furr@uncc.edu

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Ebony Gaillard

Ebony Gaillard
Dr. Howden
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Cameron Hall 260
egaillar@uncc.edu

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Akhil Gargey-Iragavarapu

Akhil Gargey-Iragavarapu
Dr. Nesmelov (Physics)
Doctoral Student

Dr. Yuri Nesmelov - Bioinformatics 256
airagava@uncc.edu

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Dakota Goad

Dakota Goad
Dr. Grdzelishvili
Doctoral Student

Woodward 471 West
dgoad@uncc.edu

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Shreya Goyal

Shreya Goyal
Dr. Chi
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
sgoyal2@uncc.edu

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James Grissom

James Grissom
Dr. Chi
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
jgrisso9@uncc.edu

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Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison
Dr. Steck
Masters Student

Woodward 363
sharr199@uncc.edu

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Melissa Hatley

Melissa Hatley
Dr. Song
Doctoral Student

Woodward 356
mhatle13@uncc.edu

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Chelsea Hawkins

Chelsea Hawkins
Dr. Sokolova
Doctoral Student

C.Hawkins@uncc.edu

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Molly Holbrook

Molly Holbrook
Dr. Grdzelishvili
Doctoral Student

Woodward 471
mpenton@uncc.edu

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Katherine Holtzman

Katherine Holtzman
Dr. Dréau
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475 East
kholtzma@uncc.edu

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Md Akram Hossain

Md Akram Hossain
Dr. Yan
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475 West
mhossai5@uncc.edu

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Kelli Hutcheson

Kelli Hutcheson
Dr. Marriott
Masters Student

Woodward 375
khutche4@uncc.edu

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Hyunjae Jeon

Hyunjae Jeon
Dr. Fenwick
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Cameron Hall
hjeon2@uncc.edu

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Daniel Kepple

Daniel Kepple
Dr. Lo
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
dkepple@uncc.edu

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Remi Ketchum

Remi Ketchum
Dr. Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
rketchu1@uncc.edu

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Andrea Kirk

Andrea Kirk
Dr. Xiang
Doctoral Student

Woodward 357
akirk11@uncc.edu

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Kaitlin Klotz

Kaitlin Klotz
Dr. Charkrabarti
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
kklotz@uncc.edu

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Quinton Krueger

Quinton Krueger
Dr. Adam Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
qkrueger@uncc.edu

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Sean Krysak

Sean Krysak
Dr. Thomas
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

skrysak@uncc.edu

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Kiran Lalwani

Kiran Lalwani
Dr. Richardson
Doctoral Student

Woodward 371
klalwani@uncc.edu

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Holden Langdon

Holden Langdon
Dr. Mougeot
Doctoral Student

hlangdon@uncc.edu

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Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz
Dr. Funk
Masters Student

Woodward 363
slotz@uncc.edu

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Lena Marcus

Lena Marcus
Dr. Bellar
Doctoral Student

lmarcus3@uncc.edu

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Josh Matos

Josh Matos
Dr. Yan
Masters Student

Woodward 475
jmatos2@uncc.edu

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Anne McMahon

Anne McMahon
Dr. Richardson & Dr. Yan
Doctoral Student

Woodward 371 & Woodward 475
dmcmaho3@uncc.edu

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Jessica McMillan

Jessica McMillan
Dr. Marriott
Masters Student

Woodward 375
jmcmil25@uncc.edu

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Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller
Dr. Grdzelishvili
Masters Student

Woodward 471
jmill286@uncc.edu

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Shayan Nazari

Shayan Nazari
Dr. Mukherjee
Doctoral Student

Woodward 461
snazari1@uncc.edu

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Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen
Dr. Dréau
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475 East
knguye56@uncc.edu

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Nitika

Nitika
Dr. Truman
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
nnitika@uncc.edu

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Braxton Noll

Braxton Noll
Dr. Mougeot
Doctoral Student (Carolinas Healthcare System)

bnoll2@uncc.edu

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Cassidy Oliverio

Cassidy Oliverio
Dr. Troutman (Chemistry)
Masters Student

Burson 159
cmeans5@uncc.edu

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Siddhi P.

Siddhi P.
Dr. Truman
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
sparanj2@uncc.edu

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Taylor Parker

Taylor Parker
Dr. López-Duarte
Doctoral Student

Woodward 356
tparke53@uncc.edu

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Parul

Parul
Dr. Tomida
Masters Student

Woodward 361
parul@uncc.edu

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Blake Pereira

Blake Pereira
Dr. Charkrabarti
Masters Student

Woodward 367
epereir2@uncc.edu

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Kareen Pestana

Kareen Pestana
Dr. Lo
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
kpestana@uncc.edu

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John Ramsby

John Ramsby
Dr. Parrow
Doctoral Student

Woodward 365
jramsby@uncc.edu

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Courtney Samuels

Courtney Samuels
Dr. Dréau
Masters Student

Woodward 475
csamuel9@uncc.edu

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Sophie Sipprell

Sophie Sipprell
Dr. Marriott
Masters Student

Woodward 375
ssipprel@uncc.edu

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Vilayvone (Vanna) Sombatsaphay

Vilayvone (Vanna) Sombatsaphay
Dr. Huet
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Cameron Bldg
vsombats@uncc.edu

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Nicole Stott

Nicole Stott
Dr. Marino
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Department of Kinesiology
nstott1@uncc.edu

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Alex Suptela

Alex Suptela
Dr. Marriott
Doctoral Student

Woodward 375
asuptela@uncc.edu

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Danielle Torp

Danielle Torp
Dr. Donovan
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Belk 230
dtorp@uncc.edu

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Chelsea Wright

Chelsea Wright
Dr. Richardson
Masters Student

Woodward 371
cwrig108@uncc.edu

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Farida Yasmin

Farida Yasmin
Dr. Song
Doctoral Student

Woodward 356
fyasmin@uncc.edu

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Office and Support Staff

Brendan Bishop

Brendan Bishop
Receiving Clerk

Woodward 161B
704.687.8525

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David Gray

David Gray
Facilities Manager and Imaging Coordinator

Woodward 257E
dlgray@uncc.edu

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Keith Jung

Keith Jung
Office of OneIT

Woodward 257B
keith.jung@uncc.edu

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Shawnie Kent

Shawnie Kent
Business Services Coordinator

Woodward 246D
704-687-8316
skent3@uncc.edu

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Ruthie Moser

Ruthie Moser
Student Services/Receptionist

Woodward 249
704-687-8686
rmoser7@uncc.edu

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Post Docs

Abhishek Dey

Abhishek Dey
Dr. Chakrabarti
Post Doctoral

Woodard 367
adey2@uncc.edu

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Yunfeng Lin

Yunfeng Lin
Dr. Yan
Post Doctoral

Woodward 475 West
ylin42@uncc.edu

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Research Staff

Linda Robles

Linda Robles
Soymeds

Woodward 377
lrobles1@uncc.edu

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