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the murphy lab
@ Princteon University
members

Coleen Murphy

Coleen Murphy

ctmurphy@princeton.edu

Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Aging Research at Princeton University

Associate Research Scholars

Rachel Kaletsky

Rachel Kaletsky

kaletsky@princeton.edu

My current research involves identifying the tissue-specific transcriptional profiles underlying aging and complex behaviors.

Thomas Heimbucher

Thomas Heimbucher

th11@princeton.edu

My research focus is to identify new regulators of the Insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway and to characterize their functions in development, metabolism and age-related processes.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Rachel Arey

Rachel Arey

rarey@princeton.edu

I am interested in identifying conserved regulators of learning and memory and molecules involved in cognitive decline with age.

Vanisha Lakhina

Vanisha Lakhina

vanisha@princeton.edu

My research interests lie in the field of neuronal development and plasticity. I have investigated how brain circuits form during development and am examining how neuronal function declines with age.

Nicole Templeman

Nicole Templeman

nicolet@princeton.edu

Characterizing molecular pathways and underlying mechanisms that contribute to the regulation of reproductive aging.

Cheng Shi

Cheng Shi

cshi@princeton.edu

Mechanisms of (1) reproductive aging, (2) behavioral and physiological post-mating changes, (3) interplay between the sexes

   

Graduate Students

Alexi Runnels

Alexi Runnels

arunnels@princeton.edu

I am interested in how mating and pheromones affect lifespan and behavior.

Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore

rsmoore@princeton.edu

My research aims to elucidate the contribution of insulin signaling to the innate immune response.

Research Associates

Jasmine Ashraf

Jasmine Ashraf

jashraf@princeton.edu

I’m currently researching a human homolog for PQM-1, a transcription factor recently discovered by our lab. PQM-1 is responsible for growth, development, and reproduction.

Will Keyes

Will Keyes

wkeyes@princeton.edu

My research is mainly focused on the regulators of reproductive longevity, regarding both novel genes and relation to known pathways.

Undergraduate Students

Jihoon Kim

Jihoon Kim

jihoonk@princeton.edu

Even within an isogenic population of worms, there is stochastic variation in learning and memory behavior. I am interested identifying mechanisms for short term associative memory stochastic variation.

India Rogers-Shepp

India Rogers-Shepp

ibr@princeton.edu

I am currently researching sensory mutations increase genetic diversity in the worm population because they cannot properly sense their food/environment.

Sunny Siddique

Sunny Siddique

arfans@princeton.edu

I'm characterizing a downstream target of the FOXO family transcription factor, DAF-16.

Gelilah Yohannes

Gelilah Yohannes

yohannes@princeton.edu

My current research relates to defects in IFT that contribute to ciliopathies.

Lab Alumni

Keiran Dilks Postdoctoral Fellow
Wendy Shaw Postdoctoral Fellow
KyungHwa Lee Postdoctoral Fellow
Gunnar Kleeman Postdoctoral Fellow
Airon Wills Postdoctoral Fellow
Mohammad Rahimi Postdoctoral Fellow
Shijing Luo Graduate Student
Amanda Kaufmann Graduate Student
Jessica Landis Graduate Student
Geneva Stein Graduate Student
April Williams Graduate Student
Siran Li Graduate Student
Angelina Sylvain Graduate Student
Race DiLoreto Graduate Student
Tess Jeffers Graduate Student
Richard Dzeng Undergraduate Student
Max Jan Undergraduate Student
Ryan Corces Undergraduate Student
Namita Bisaria Undergradute Student
Denrick Cooper Undergraduate Student
Wiliam Rounds Undergraduate Student
Jarlath Byrne Rodgers Undergraduate Student
Eileen Zhuang Undergraduate Student
Allison Seebald Undergraduate Student
Conor O'Sullivan Undergraduate Student
Julie Sung Undergraduate Student
Rosaline Ma Undergraduate Student
Jeff Cherng Undergraduate Student
Alina Yang Undergraduate Student
George Maliha Undergraduate Student
Meredith Wright Undergraduate Student
James O'Donnell Undergraduate Student
Daniel Xu Undergraduate Student
Allysa Adams Summer Student
Ranese Jeffrey Summer Student
Modupe Durojaiye Summer Student
Mark Rutledge Summer Student
Snow Hou Summer Student
Amanda Mackey Summer Student
Caroline Bazinet Summer Student
Morgan Carter Summer Student
April Liang Summer Student
Shayne Wierbowski Summer Student