GROUP MEMBERS

Principal Investigator
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Dr. Kane

Fearless Leader

Graduate Students

 

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Jessica Kostyo

Fifth-Year

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Chloe Sells

First-Year

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Peyton Little

First-Year

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Jordan Mattke

Third-Year

Undergraduate Students

 

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Julianna Hurn

Sophomore

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Jack Cantarella

Sophomore

Graduate Students

Jessica Kostyo

Jessica joined the Kane Lab in the fall of 2017. She graduated from the University of Louisville with a Chemistry degree and plans to pursue a career in pharmacy research. 

Fun Fact: Jessica has a bearded dragon named Mort.

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

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Johann Karunananthan

Johann joined the Kane Lab in the summer of 2019. He graduated from Grove City College and plans to pursue a career in industry. 

Fun Fact: Johann made a sign that made it on College Game Day.

Hometown: Arcadia, California

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Chloe Sells

Chloe joined the Kane Lab in the summer of 2021. She graduated from Baylor University and plans to pursue a career in industry. 

Fun Fact: Chloe is a passionate hiker as she has climbed over 100 different peaks in the United States.  

Hometown: San Diego, California

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Peyton Little

Peyton joined the Kane Lab in the summer of 2021. She graduated from Cameron University and plans to pursue a career in industry. 

Fun Fact: Peyton played volleyball for Cameron University during her undergraduate. 

Hometown: Georgetown, Texas

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Jordan Mattke

Jordan joined the Kane Lab in the spring of 2020. He graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor and plans to pursue a career in industry. 

Fun Fact: Jordan is both a high school and collegiate football official.

Hometown: Temple, Texas

 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Students

 
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Lauren Dieringer

Lauren joined the Kane lab in the fall of 2019. She is a Biology major and plans to attend veterinary school after graduating.

Fun Fact: Lauren plays three instruments.

Hometown: Cabot, Arkansas

 
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Ryan Genualdi

Ryan joined the Kane lab in the spring of 2020. He is a Health Science Studies major and plans to attend medical school after graduating.

Fun Fact: Ryan enjoys hiking and fly fishing when he goes home to Colorado. 

Hometown: Durango, Colorado

 
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Elena McGown

Elena joined the Kane lab in the spring of 2021. She is a Biochemistry major with a double minor in Biology and Business Administration and plans to attend medical school after graduating. 

Fun Fact: Elena has had many different pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters, rats, horses, fish, and a bird. 

Hometown: Houston, Texas

 
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Jack Cantarella

Jack joined the Kane lab in the spring of 2021. He is a Biochemistry major and plans to attend medical school after graduating. 

Fun Fact: When Jack was in elementary school he found an old civil war bullet on the playground. 

Hometown: Haymarket, Virginia

 
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Julianna Hurn

Julianna joined the Kane lab in the spring of 2021. She is a Biochemistry major and plans to attend medical school after graduating. 

Fun Fact: Julianna likes to scuba dive in her free time.

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

 

Graduates

Ph.D. Students

Michael Plunk: 2021

Kevin Gayler: 2021

Jeremy Quintana: 2020

Charles A. Chang: 2018

Babatope Akinbobuyi: 2016

Gabriela Uzcategui: 2010

José R. B. Romero: 2010

Dorn L. Carranza: 2006

Aruna Perera: 2005

Mark D. Jonklaas: 2003

R. Jeremy Woods: 2003

Masters Students

Zach Seifert: 2015

Ae Gyeong Kang: 2009

Drew W. Dean: 2008

Daniel A. Ramirez: 2006

Elizabeth A. Keschman: 2000

Timothy M​. Rowland: 1999

Undergraduate Honors Theses* and Graduates

Allie Stinchomb: 2021

Liam Ferreira: 2020

Mina Shuda: 2020

Harold Nguyen: 2020

Blair Robichaud: 2020

Alyssa Alaniz: 2018

Kayla Murphy: 2018*

Chloë Sells: 2017*

Jeremy Quintana: 2015*

Rachel Petersen: 2014*

Tuan Loh: 2011*

Emily Morgan: 2004*

Carla Torres: 1998*