Jenni Chu Nguyen
Jenni Chu Nguyen will be graduating in May 2020 from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Environmental Studies, a minor in Biological Sciences, and certificates in Pre-Medicine and Environmental Literacy. She worked in the Hamada Lab from Fall 2017 to Summer 2019.
Haruna Kaneko, PhD
Haruna 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 at Ohio University)
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 at Emory University)
Lauren 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 Fujuwara came to the Hamada Lab from the Tokyo University of Science as a visiting undergrad student from September 2012 – February 2013.
Haley Herchek studied biology, chemistry, and peace studies at Xavier University and graduated in the spring of 2014.She became an aide in the Hamada Lab in the fall 2012.
Victoria Nguyen (current: MS student at UC Berkeley)
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.
Fay Alwattari will be graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Neurobiology and a minor in psychology in December 2018. Alwattari volunteered and then worked as a lab aide in the Hamada lab from November 2016- April 2018.
Michelle Chu (current: MSTP program in Indiana University)
Michelle Chu started in the Hamada lab as a high school summer fellow in 2012. She continued to work as a lab aide in the lab during summers and on school breaks until she graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania in 2018 where she majored in molecular biology with minors in computer science and math. She is currently enrolled in the MSTP program at Indiana University.
Sean Hayley graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 with an AS in veterinary technology. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Sean worked as a veterinary technician in a general practice animal hospital for two years before starting at Cincinnati Children’s in October 2010 as a laboratory animal technician for Veterinary Services. He was a RAII from May 2013 to September 2016.
Hanna Seo (current: MD program in KY college of Osteopathic Medicine)
Hanna Seo graduated from University of Cincinnati in 2017 with her BBS in operations management. She worked in the Hamada Lab from 2015-2017 and is currently pursuing her DO at KY college of Osteopathic Medicine.
Xin Tang received her BS in China. In 2010, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a PhD in neuroscience. Before coming to Cincinnati Children’s to work as a research fellow, she studied the modulation of the GABAA ligand-gated ion channel by protein phosphorylation under the supervision of Robert Macdonald, MD, PhD. Xin was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab from April 2010 to July 2018.
Jennifer Leslie attended the University of Dayton and graduated in December 2008 with a BS in biology and a BA in chemistry. She worked in Dr. Yoshida's laboratory in the Division of Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's as a research assistant from January 2009 to April 2012 before joining the Hamada lab from April 2012 to July 2014.
Prasun Shah will be graduating from Xavier University in May 2019 with a BS in biology and minors in chemistry, spanish and peace & justice studies. She volunteered in the Hamada lab in the summer of 2017. She will begin medical school in the fall of 2019.
Serena Kaul is an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University and will graduate in May 2020 with a BS in Neuroscience and minors in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Sexuality Studies. She participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) with mentor Shyh-Chi Chen in 2017.