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

Carly Van Der Heide

Psychiatry Research Track Resident

Krislen Tison

Graduate Student 

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics

Annette Klomp

Graduate Student


Izzy Herring

Graduate Student


Katie Scott

Graduate Student


Olivia Klein

Postbaccalaurate Trainee in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Cessily Hayes

Undergraduate Research Assistant, ICRU Summer Fellow

Kamilla Jacobo

Iowa Science Alliance Intern


Amie Cai

Undergraduate Research Assistant


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: Senior Scientific Marketing Writer, Illumina

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 pursuing MS in Anatomy at Des Moines University.

Bailey Meade

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ashley Parker

Former Graduate Student

  Mitchell Smith 2013-2015, University of Michigan

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