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Angela Russo, PHD

Research Assistant 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


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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. 


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 and did research at Fox Chase.  She is working developing ovarian cancer on a chip and the role of ovulation on cancer progression. She was awarded an AFPE scholarship.


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. 


Alfredo Lopez Carrero

undergraduate researcher

Alfredo is a L@sGanas and SURF scholar completing his undergraduate degree at UIC. He is working with Dr. Russo on ovulation and ovarian cancer.

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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 PHYs in ovarian cancer and PAX8.


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. 


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 Kirstein award as well as being a University Fellow.


Daniel Lantvit

research specialist

Dan is the guru of all things related to animal work.  He is currently managing the animal colony, assisting students and postdocs, and training for marathons and triathlons.

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Kathy De La Torre

UIC PREP Scholar

Kathy is a UIC PREP scholar. She recently graduated from U. of Illinois and worked in the Flaws lab. She is currently studying fallopian tube tumorigenesis.


Will Alcantar

undergraduate researcher

Will is a GPPA Pharmacy student who is majoring in biology. He is working with Manead Khin on natural products for drug discovery.

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