Primary Investigator

Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Neuroscience and Genetics

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute

Lab Personnel

Hsiang Wen

Lab Manager

Karina Kruth, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Deniz Madencioglu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Krislen Tison

Graduate Student 

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics

Ashley Parker

Graduate Student

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics

Annette Klomp

Graduate Student




Bailey Meade

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Cessily Hayes

Undergraduate Research Assistant, ICRU Summer Fellow


Lab Alumni

Jany Cabezas

Jany is currently pursuing her PhD in Anatomy at Indiana University

Bryn Myers

Bryn is currently pursuing her MD at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. 

Larry Gray, PhD

Current position: Scientific Applications Specialist, Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, IA

Hans Packer, PhD

Current position: Manager of Research and Clinical Communications, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

Anthony Thompson

Research Specialist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Bone Healing Histology Core

Rasika Dhond

2017-2018, Research Technician, University of Michigan; currently pursuing MS in Health Informatics at Northwestern University 

Austin Smarsh

2016-2017, MPH, University of Michigan; currently pursuing DO at Michigan State University

Jordan Samuel

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

  Mitchell Smith 2013-2015, University of Michigan

Rylee Doucette 2014-2016, MPH, University of Michigan; currently pursuing MD at University of Wisconsin - Madison


Jany Cabezas, current position: PhD Student, Indiana University, Education Track in Anatomy