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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Lourds Michelle Fernando                                            Benedict Quagraine

Graduate Student                                                           Graduate Student lourds.fernando@howard.edu     benedict.quagraine@bison.howard.edu             

Undergraduate Students –

Caroline Ugoaru – Senior, HU Class of 2020, Biology Major

Caroline is on Team Proteasome with Michelle. She is involved in using CRISPR/Cas-9 endogenous genome editing to tag the various subunits of the 19S proteasome lid and characterizing the effect of depletion of some of the lid subunits.

Jeandele Elliot – Junior, HU Class of 2020, Biochemical Engineering Major

Jeandele is on Team Proteasome with Michelle. She is involved in using CRISPR/Cas-9 endogenous genome editing to tag the various subunits of the 19S proteasome lid and also characterizing the male phenotype of the rpn-12(av93) deletion line.

Taylor Borgelt – Junior, HU Class of 2021, Biology Major

Taylor is conducting her Honors Research in the laboratory and will be further investigating the role and function of wee-1.3.

Amia Black – Sophomore, HU Class of 2020, Biology Major

Amia is on Team Proteasome with Michelle.

Alums of the lab  –

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.

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

India Bradley – HU Class of 2019, currently: Post-bac Baylor University

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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