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Angela Russo, PHD

Research Associate Professor

Angela got her PHD from UNC Chapel Hill and was a postdoc at UIC in Pharmacology. She is working on molecular mechanisms of ovarian tumor formation using organ-on-chip technologies.


Diandra Taylor, PHD

postdoctoral fellow

Diandra got her PHD from UIC with Dr. Freitag. She is a K12 IRACDA fellow training in both research and teaching. Her focus is on imaging metabolites at the ovarian tumor interface and cancer and microbiology.


Jaqueline Bazioli, PHD

postdoctoral fellow

Jaque got her PHD from University of Campinas. She is currently working on identifying phytoprogestins. 


Didi Zha

PHD graduate student

Didi got her M.S. at Northwestern in Bioengineering before joining the PSCI program in 2020. She is working on endocrine disrupting compounds and extracellular vesicles.


Jane Miglo

PHARMD/PHD student

Jane received her B.S. from Johns Hopkins.  She is working developing ovarian cancer on a chip and the role of ovulation on cancer progression. She was awarded an AFPE scholarship.

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Jaramys Mosley

PHD student

Jaramys received her MS from U. of Michigan and her BS from U. of Detroit-Mercy. She is a Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty fellow. She is currently working on metabolomics of ovarian cancers as they spread. 


Alfredo Lopez Carrero

PREP scholar

Alfredo was a L@sGanas and SURF scholar completing his undergraduate degree at UIC. He is working with Dr. Russo on ovulation and ovarian cancer as part of the PREP program.

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Nancy Limon

undergraduate researcher

Nancy is a L@sGanas student completing her undergraduate degree at UIC. She is working with Didi on extracellular vesicles and microfluidics.


Amrita Salvi, PHD

Research Assistant Professor

Amrita got her BS and MS from U. of Mumbai and her PHD from Nanyang Technological University. She is working on PAX8 and generating novel organoids.


Elizabeth Kaweesa, PHD

postdoctoral fellow

Elizabeth got her PHD from the University of Florida. She is a K12 IRACDA fellow training in both research and teaching. She is working on numerous natural products such as DDR, verticillins, and more!

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Dan Lantvit

research specialist

Dan has worked with the lab for over fifteen years helping us with imaging, treating, and studying ovarian cancer in mouse models. He is an amazing teacher for all including the PI!


Manead Khin

PHD graduate student

Manead received her B.S. from UNC Greensboro before joining the PSCI graduate program in 2020.  She is working on natural product drug discovery and recently received the AAUW award as well as being a University Fellow.

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Joohyun Im

PHD graduate student

Joohyun got her MS from National University of Singapore . She is currently working on PAX8 in high grade serous tumors and received the Provost graduate research award. 


Monica Haughan

PHD graduate student

Monica earned her B.S. at Purdue and was previously a SURF scholar in our UIC program. She is working on imaging omental metastasis and new therapies for ovarian cancer. 

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Rasha Bashatwah

PHD graduate student

Rasha obtained her MS at U. of Jordan and her BS at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. She is working on progesterone-like compounds from botanical dietary supplements. 


Nichole Botello

undergraduate researcher

Nichole is a BS/PS student in the UIC Honor's college working on omental metabolites in high grade serous cancer. 

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