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Lab Members

Fall 2023, from left to right: Greg Anderson, Emmanuel Oladokun, Tanisha Bhimwal, Patrick Ofori Tawiah, Dr. Jan-Ulrik Dahl, Grady Jacobson, Sharanya Paul, Tyler Simkins, Ritika Shah, Sadia Sultana.

Undergrads & Grad Student Applicants: 

If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact Dr. Dahl (email: with your current CV and a cover letter in which you explain your motivation to work in the Dahl lab and your research experience

Principal Investigator

​​Dr. Jan-Ulrik Dahl​

Graduate Students:

Sadia Sultana (Ph.D.)

Tanisha Bhimwal (Ph.D.)

Julius Kwesi Narh (Ph.D.)

Patrick Ofori Tawiah (MS)

Emmanuel Olandokun (MS)

Sharanya Paul (MS) (joined with Dr. Brian J. Wilkinson)


Undergraduate Students:​​

Greg Anderson (Spring 2019 – present)
Mehdi Bennis (Fall 2021 – present)
Tyler Simpkins (Summer 2022 – present)
Charlie Jackson (Fall 2022 – present)
Grady Jacobson (Spring 2023 – present)
Cade Ward (Summer 2023 – present)

Lab Alumni:

Graduate Students:

Research Interns:

  • Maren Naudszus (DAAD RISE Fellow, Summer 2023) now University of Essen-Duisburg (Germany)
  • Lisa Polzer (DAAD RISE Fellow, Summer 2022), now National University of Singapore
  • Luca Gaessler (DAAD RISE Fellow, Summer 2021), now MS student at Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • Sydney Kay Camfield (visiting student from Trine University, IN) (Summer 2021), now PhD student at University of Oklahoma
  • Kevin P. Hoffmann (DAAD RISE Fellow, Summer 2019)​, now PhD student at Technical University Braunschweig (Germany)

Undergraduate Researchers:

  • Carl Orellano (Summer 2022 – Fall 2023), gap year to apply to Medical School
  • Olivia Jankiewicz (Fall 2020 – Summer 2023), Operations Global Graduate Program at Astra Zeneca
  • Bo Halvorsen (Spring 2022 – Spring 2023), off to a gap year to apply to PA programs
  • Brendan Roseberry (Fall 2020 – Spring 2022), off to a gap year to apply to PA programs
  • Michael Stadler (Spring 2021 – Spring 2022), UIUC Veterinery Program
  • Elise Horbach (Spring 2020 – Fall 2021)
  • Makayla Hall (Spring 2019 – Spring 2021), MS student at Vanderbilt University’s genetic counseling program
  • Kennadi Meurer (Fall 2019 – Spring 2021), Physician Assistant Program at South University
  • Theo Hoby (Fall 2019 – Fall 2020)
  • Barry Livingston (Spring 2019 – Fall 2020), UIUC College of Medicine
  • Colton Johnson (Spring 2019 – Summer 2020), now UIC Medical School
  • Wendy Williams (Summer 2019 – Spring 2020), now SIU PA School

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