Haruna Kaneko, PhD 
Kaneko-Haruna-Hamada Lab_60Haruna Kaneko received a BS in biology in 2002 and an MS in biology in 2004, both at Tokyo University of Science. She transferred to Tokyo Medical and Dental University, where she graduated with a PhD in medical sciences in 2008. She worked in the Hamada Lab as a post-doc from October 2009-January 2011.

Michael Platt (current: MD student in Ohio University) 
Plat-Michael-Hamada Lab(2)Michael Platt is a student at Xavier University (2012) studying biology in preparation for a medical health care career. From 2009-2011, Platt volunteered in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Cincinnati Children’s. He worked in the Hamada Lab as a lab-aide from January 2011-May 2012 and as a student III during the summer of 2013.

Lauren Head (current: PhD student in Emory University) 
Head-Lauren-Hamada Lab_60Lauren Head graduated from Xavier University in December 2010 with a BS in biology with minors in chemistry and peace studies. While an undergraduate, Head worked for Dr. Yutaka Yoshida in the Division of Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children’s as a laboratory aide from 2008-2010, and for Fumika Hamada as a SURF student in the summer of 2010. She worked in the Hamada Lab as a RAII from January 2011-May 2012.

Manna Fujiwara 
Manna Fujuwara came to the Hamada Lab from the Tokyo University of Science as a visiting undergrad student from September 2012 – February 2013.

Haley Herchek 
haley-60Haley Herchek is currently studying biology, chemistry, and peace studies at Xavier University and will be graduating in the spring of 2014. Although she has been a Hamada Lab aide since the fall of 2012, she is also concurrently conducting a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship through UC which will be part of her senior research for Xavier.

Victoria Nguyen
Nguyen_Victoria-Hamada Lab_60 Victoria Nguyen graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in biology in 2015. She worked as a lab aide in the Hamada Lab from August 2014 to July 2015.