Former Lab Members

Brennan McMichael : Undergraduate Student

Brennan McMichael

Undergraduate Student

brenmich@umich.edu

Brennan is working closely with Neha on a project looking at cross seeding between functional amyloids and amyloids associated with human diseases.

Sarah Kang : Undergraduate Student

Sarah Kang

Undergraduate Student

kangsl@umich.edu

Sarah worked closely with Maggie investigating how specific chaperone proteins can modulate curli amyloid formation.

Emma Andersson : Post-Doctoral Fellow

Emma Andersson

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Emma was a post doc funded by the Umeå Center for Microbial Research for her work on how small molecules modulate amyloid assembly. She worked closely with Fredrik Almqvist's group in Umeå, Sweden.

Luz Blanco : Post-Doctoral Fellow

Luz Blanco

Post-Doctoral Fellow

lblanco@umich.edu

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (1987); PhD Microbiology from University of Chile (1997)

Luz was a post doc from 2010 to 2012. She then moved on to a position at the NIH.

Matthew Badtke, Ph.D. : Post-Doctoral Fellow

Matthew Badtke, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

badtkemp@umich.edu

B.S., Carroll University,
Waukesha, WI 2003

Ph.D., Saint Louis University,
St. Louis, MO 2008

"Good" Matt is now a faculty member at Albion College in Michigan

Michelle Barnhart, Ph.D. : Post-Doctoral Fellow

Michelle Barnhart, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Microbiology Washington University
B.A. Microbiology Miami University

Michelle is now a lead scientist at Novozyme in Davis, California.

David Hufnagel : Graduate Student Researcher

David Hufnagel

Graduate Student Researcher

dhuf@umich.edu

B.S. Eastern Michigan University
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Dave works on many aspects of biofilm development, with a special interest in how extracellular matrix components are assembled. Biofilms are a major concern for the health industry in infections including medical device transplants, as biofilm infections are very difficult to treat due to their resistant nature.

Will DePas : Graduate Student Researcher

Will DePas

Graduate Student Researcher

whdepas@umich.edu

Michigan State

Will earned his PhD in 2014. He is in the process of moving on for a post-doc with Dianne Newman at Cal Tech.

Yizhou Zhou : Graduate Student Researcher

Yizhou Zhou

Graduate Student Researcher

yzzhou@umich.edu

Zhejiang University

Yizhou graduated from Zhejiang University and joined the Chapman Lab in 2008. Yizhou graduated with her PhD at the end of 2012 and then took a position with Genetech in California.

Daniel Smith : Graduate Student Researcher

Daniel Smith

Graduate Student Researcher

dnlsmith@umich.edu

B.S. Biology, Mississippi College Ph.D. MCDB, University of Michigan

Dan earned his PhD in 2010 and then moved on to a post-doc at Harvard with Paula Watnick.

Neal Hammer : Graduate Student Researcher

Neal Hammer

Graduate Student Researcher

nhammer@umich.edu

M.S. Microbiology University of Illinois
B.S. Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illinois

Neal earned his PhD in 2009 and then moved on for a post-doc at Vanderbilt with Professor Skaar where he could be regularly seen wearing plaid shirts and line dancing to Hal Ketchum music.

Neal joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 2015. We're happy to have him so close again!

Elisabeth Ashman Epstein, Ph.D. : Graduate Student Researcher

Elisabeth Ashman Epstein, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Researcher

emashman@umich.edu

B.S. Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic
State University
A.S. Chemistry, Cuesta College

Elisabeth earned her Ph.D. in the Fall of 2008 and has since moved with her family to Virginia.

Xuan Wang 王 玄, Ph.D. : Graduate Student Researcher

Xuan Wang 王 玄, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Researcher

wangxuan@umich.edu

M.S. Biochemistry CAS Beijing B.S. Biological Science, USTC Hefei

Xuan earned his Ph.D. in the Fall of 2008, did a post-doc with Lonnie Ingram at Florida and he know has an Assistant Professor position at Arizona State.

Fei Li : Graduate Student Researcher

Fei Li

Graduate Student Researcher

feili@umich.edu

Fei has moved on to Yale to finish her studies. Go Fei!

Matt McGuffie : Undergraduate Student

Matt McGuffie

Undergraduate Student

mmcguffi@umich.edu

Matt was the second McGuffie to work in the lab. Now a technician at the UM medical school.

Lo-Hua Yuan : Undergraduate Student

Lo-Hua Yuan

Undergraduate Student

huayuan@umich.edu
Bryan McGuffie : Undergraduate Student

Bryan McGuffie

Undergraduate Student

Bryan graduated from Michigan in 2008 when he moved on to the PhD program at Harvard.

Christopher Ware : Undergraduate Student

Christopher Ware

Undergraduate Student

warech@umich.edu
Jenna Benoit : Work Study

Jenna Benoit

Work Study

jemben@umich.edu

Jenna was a long time and favorite work study of the lab. Her brother Matt proceeded her to the lab.

David Warshaw : Undergraduate Student

David Warshaw

Undergraduate Student

dwarshaw@umich.edu

David worked with Will DePas.

Katie Parzych : Undergraduate Student

Katie Parzych

Undergraduate Student

parzykat@umich.edu
Soon Gang Choi : Masters Student

Soon Gang Choi

Masters Student

soonchoi@umich.edu

B.S. Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S. Biotechnology, Ajou University, Suwon

After completing his Master's, Soon Gang went on to the PhD program at Columbia University in NY.

Michael O’Connor : Undergraduate Student

Michael O’Connor

Undergraduate Student

mjoco@umich.edu

Mike was an undergraduate in the department of Chemical Engineering. He worked with Good Matt while in the lab from 2009 through 2010.

Seema Jeswani : Undergraduate Student

Seema Jeswani

Undergraduate Student

sjes@umich.edu

Seema worked with Neal Hammer on amyloid nucleation and then went on to medical school after graduating from UM.

Juan-Jie Ren : Undergraduate Student

Juan-Jie Ren

Undergraduate Student

renren@umich.edu

JJ worked with Xuan on several projects while in the lab. She then moved on to Wayne State for medical school after graduating with a CMB degree.

Margeaux Reizian : Undergraduate Student

Margeaux Reizian

Undergraduate Student

mreizian@umich.edu

In 2009 Margeaux went to medical school at UM. She is now a resident at UM.

Jens Schmidt : Masters Student

Jens Schmidt

Masters Student

Freio Universitaet, Berlin

Jens went on to a PhD program at MIT and then a post-doc with Tom Cech at Colorado where he studies the molecular mechanism of telomerase.

Debra Smouse : Work Study

Debra Smouse

Work Study

dsmouse@umich.edu

B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan

Debra went to MSU for medical school after leaving the lab.

Justin Chamberlain : Undergraduate Student

Justin Chamberlain

Undergraduate Student

justcham@umich.edu

Justin worked as a registered nurse in the Critical Care Medicine Unit at UM after graduating.

John Lee : Masters Student

John Lee

Masters Student

jswlee@umich.edu

John worked with Will DePas for 3 years. He started in a PhD program at MSU in 2014.

Jaclyn Lynem : Undergraduate Student

Jaclyn Lynem

Undergraduate Student

jaclynl@umich.edu

Jaclyn worked with Michele Barnhart and was a co-author on the very first paper to come entirely from the Chapman lab.

Kurt Kwiatkowski : Work Study

Kurt Kwiatkowski

Work Study

kjkwiat@umich.edu
Aalok Dave : Work Study Student 03'

Aalok Dave

Work Study Student 03'

akdave@umich.edu

Kind of a sketchy picture of Aalok.

Kyeshia Robinson : Work Study

Kyeshia Robinson

Work Study

kyeshiad@umich.edu

Kyeshia was a work study student and CMB major at UM. She graduated in 2007.

Jonathan Jones : Undergraduate Student

Jonathan Jones

Undergraduate Student

jonjones@stanford.edu

B.S. Microbiology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Jon Jones has departed the lab to pursue his PhD at Stanford University. The lab is pleased (and somewhat amazed) that his car made it across the country with only a few breakdowns! Jon's contributions to the Chapman lab are many, and we wish him the very best.

Christina Nisonger : Undergraduate Student

Christina Nisonger

Undergraduate Student

cnisong@umich.edu

Christina was one of the first undergraduates to work in the lab. She went on to medical school at North Carolina after graduating.

Sanjeev Menon : Work Study

Sanjeev Menon

Work Study

skmenon@umich.edu

Sanjeev or "Jeeves" was one of the first Work Study Students in the lab. Great friend.

Kamaljit Chahal : Work Study Student 05'

Kamaljit Chahal

Work Study Student 05'

kschahal@umich.edu

Kamaljit was a Rubik's Cube-loving work student.