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Lab Group

Past and present Graduate Students

  • Eric Cox, Master’s student (2002); physician
  • Ryan Dailey, Master’s student (2001); physician
  • Jennifer Biser, Master’s student (2001; co- chair with Sabine Loew) – environmental consultant
  • Sarah Windler, Master’s student (2002); PhD program at Berkley; Staff Scientist, Biotium Inc

  • Jagadish Hegde, Master’s student (2003); physician
  • George Stanton, Master’s student (2006); physician
  • Michelle Ratliff, Master’s student (2005); PhD program Miami University; Postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Assistant Professor at East Carolina University
  • Kiley (Hill) McGlauchlen, Master’s student (2003); Director Clinical Research, Blessing Health System
  • Danna Lewis, Master’s student (2006); Research Assistant, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Akanksha Panwar, Master’s student (2008); Research Assistant,Cedar Sinai
  • Tony Blaeser, PhD student, (2010); post-doctoral fellow, Carolinas Medical Center; Research Assistant Professor in the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
  • Thao Nguyen, Master’s student (2008); laboratory technician
  • Anna Forsman, Master’s student (2007; co-chair with Charles Thompson); PhD program Cornell
  • Laura Zimmerman, PhD student (2013; co-chair with Rachel Bowden); Assistant Professor at Millikin University
  • Samrat Moitra, MS student (2013); PhD program, Texas Tech
  • Sarah Marrochello Palackdharry, MS student, (2016); co-chair with Rachel Bowden; Research Assistant at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Hazel Ozuna-Vazquez, MS student (2014); PhD program, University of Louisville;
  • Marc Ashford, MS Student (2018), co-chair with Rachel Bowden; Technical Service Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Student researcher holding turtle in a marsh

-Whitney Green Hurst, MS student (2021); co-chair with Rachel Bowden; clinical research coordinator, OSF, Peoria

-Christen Fairow, MS in progress; co-chair with Rachel Bowden

Undergraduate Students 

My laboratory has mentored over 50 undergraduate student research projects. Several students have completed senior theses:

  • Hanna Paton
  • Hina Ansar
  • Katrina Porter
  • Pravleen Bains
  • Jasmine Rogers
  • Bailey Walker

Interesting in joining the lab and getting involved in a research project?

Contact me:

Laura Vogel 
School of Biological Sciences 
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4120

Phone: (309) 438 – 2479
Fax: (309) 438 – 3722

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