Jeremy W Prokop
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Michigan State University
-BS University of Akron in Microbiology and also Animal Physiology, summa cum laude and Honors
-PhD University of Akron in Integrated Bioscience under the mentoring of Amy Milsted.
-Visiting Scientist Wistar Institute in the Frank J Rauscher III Lab.
-Postdoctoral Fellow Medical College of Wisconsin in medical genetics under Howard J Jacob.
Meet the Lab
These are the Scientist that keep us going
Katie Uhl, MS
Research Assistant I
Katie is a Grand Rapids native and received both her undergraduate degree and Master’s Degree from Grand Valley State University from the Cell and Molecular Biology program. She is a trained molecular biologist whose skills include the culture and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells, parallel capillary electrophoresis, and immunostaining. Her research projects utilize induced human pluripotent stem cells (hIPSC), peer collaborations, and advanced sequencing technology to investigate the genetic components of autism spectrum disorder. One of Katie’s primary research projects is the generation of hIPSC-derived cerebral organoids. She enjoys a good mystery novel, cooking, and volunteering.
Seyedehameneh (Rashin) Jahanbakhsh, PhD
Rashin received her Ph.D. degree in Microbiology in 2016 from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine- University of Montreal in Canada, focusing on the molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria (E. coli). She pursued her research career as a postdoctoral fellow at College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- Wayne State University where her research focus was on humanized PK/PD study of antimicrobial alone or combined against high-level resistant clinical bacteria. In 2018, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Prokop at Michigan State University as a postdoctoral fellow.
David is a senior at the University of Alabama Huntsville. He has been working in the Prokop lab for 2 years on various projects including the dissection of highly mutated genes in cancer, the ACMG59 gene list variants in diseases, and generation of beating cardiomyocytes from iPSCs. David currently helps oversee several of the educational projects, particularly those working with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology CODE project.
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