People

The Stockbridge Lab

Randy Stockbridge
Principal Investigator
Dr. Stockbridge graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology in 2005.  She received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She started her lab at the University of Michigan in 2016.

Ben McIlwain
Postdoc, Fluoride channel structure and function
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Ben has an undergraduate science degree and completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2016.

Ali Kermani
Postdoc, Guanidinium exporter structure/function
Hometown: Qom, Iran
Ali has a Ph.D. in Structural Biology from the University of Birmingham, UK

Chris Macdonald
Graduate Student in Biophysics, Evolution of dual topology proteins
Hometown: Arizona
Chris graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Biochemistry and Mathematics.

Olive Burata 
Graduate Student in Chemical Biology, Substrate recognition by small multi drug resistance (SMR) proteins
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Olive has a Masters degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University.

Rachael Lucero 
Graduate Student in Chemical Biology, Ion transporters
Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Rachael has a Masters degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University.

Ben Koff
Technician, Everything
Hometown: Westbury, NY
Ben graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a degree in Mathematics.

Troy Cao
Undergraduate, Majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Hometown: Queens, NY

Alex Davis
Undergraduate, Majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Hometown: Kalkaska, MI

Vivek Parikh
Undergraduate, Majoring in Biomolecular Science
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Alain Sullivan
Undergraduate, Majoring in Biomolecular Science and Jazz Studies (Saxophone and Woodwinds)
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI