Lab Members

The lab is in the process of growing and is actively recruiting talented undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  If you are interested in studying the processes of fertilization and reproduction, please contact us!

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          Dr. Anna Allen  

Principal Investigator  

 anna.allen@howard.edu                                     

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Benedict Quagraine                                                      

Graduate Student                                                           benedict.quagraine@bison.howard.edu            

Undergraduate Students –

Katherine Oduguwa – Junior, HU Class of 2023, Biology Major

Katherine is investigating the role and function of the various isoforms of etr-1. She’s assisting in endogenously tagged the isoforms of etr-1.

Destiny Minns – Junior, HU Class of 2023, Biology Major

Destiny is on Team Proteasome and conducting her Honors Research in the laboratory. She is involved in using CRISPR/Cas-9 endogenous genome editing to tag the various subunits of the 19S proteasome lid.

Alums of the lab  –

Lourds Michelle Fernando, Ph.D. – Michelle received her Ph.D. in November 2020 and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Tennessee.

Ruby Boateng, Ph.D. – Ruby received her Ph.D. in July 2018 and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Jeandele Elliot – HU Class of 2021, currently: Graduate School, Stanford University

Taylor Borgelt – HU Class of 2021, currently: Graduate School,

Makaelah Murray – HU Class of 2021, currently: Genentech (California)

Caroline Ugoaru – HU Class of 2020, currently: NIH post-bac Biology Major

Sofiat Atoba – HU Class of 2019, currently: Howard University medical school

India Bradley – HU Class of 2019, currently: Howard University medical school

Kyrionna Golliday – HU Class of 2019, currently: exploring the world, future med student

Lakai Legg – HU Class of 2019, currently: MPH program, Yale University

Sara Vaughan – HU Class of 2017, currently: University of Toronto medical school

Apurva Chopade – HU Class of 2019, currently: MD candidate in Howard University Medical School

Sam Ejigu – HU Class of 2017

Kristina Ramirez- HU Class of 2017, currently: UMD Dental School

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