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 (iPSC), 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 iPSC-derived cerebral organoids. She enjoys a good mystery novel, cooking, and volunteering.
Temp Lab Tech (Gap year before Medical School)
Ruchir is working on RNAseq datasets from PICU patients to detect different infections and signatures of disease.
Lab mascot, supporter of stressful days, and Genetics Explorer
Previous Lab Members:
David is a senior at the University of Alabama Huntsville. He has been working with 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.
Visiting Scientist (sebatical)- Professor of Biology
Dr. Underwood is an expert on SRY and SOX proteins. He worked with the Prokop lab to understand variants in SOX18 and SOX7. This sebatics was an expansion on our years of collaboration to bring research experiences to undergraduate students at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Seyedehameneh (Rashin) Jahanbakhsh, PhD
Rashin worked on developing iPSC to macrophage cultures.