Anthony Vecchiarelli   (

Principal Investigator

Lab opened January 2017!

HBSc: University of Toronto, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
PhD: University of Toronto, Molecular Genetics (Advisor: Dr. Barbara Funnell)
Postdoc: National Institutes of Health (Advisor: Dr. Kiyoshi Mizuuchi) Nancy Nossal Postdoctoral Fellow

Anthony Vecchiarelli’s CV

Y Hoang (

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Hoang did her PhD in the Microbiology & Molecular Genetics graduate program with Dr. Lee Kroos at Michigan State University. In our lab, Y is studying carboxysome trafficking in cyanobacteria.

Joshua MacCready (

Michigan Life Sciences Fellow (Postdoc)

Dr. MacCready did his PhD in the Microbiology & Molecular Genetics graduate program with Drs. Ducat and Osteryoung at Michigan State University. In our lab, Josh is establishing a new field of study in bacterial organelle trafficking.

Pusparanee (Anne) Hakim (

CEW+ Scholar

Graduate Student – Started April 2017

BSc: (Biochemistry) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
MSc: (Biochemistry) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, National University of Malaysia


Lisa Tran (

NSF GRFP – Graduate Student – Started April 2018

BSc: (Microbiology Major) UC Davis

Joseph Basalla (

Graduate Student – Started April 2019

BSc: (Biology) Bowling Green State University
MSc: (Biology) Bowling Green State University

Jeffrey Zhang (

NSF Research Experience Undergraduate


Sinyu Yang (

Work-Study Student



Vecchiarelli lab 2019

Vecchiarelli lab 2018

Rotation Students

2016 – 2017: Ce Wang

2017 – 2018: Candilianne Serrano Zayas, Lotte Van den Goor, Ritvija Agrawal

2018-2019: Malak Bazzi

2019 – 2020: Christian Kelly, Christopher Azaldegui

2020 – 2021:




2020 – Jesus Galvez – UROP student

2018 – 2020 – Rees Rillema – Masters Pathways (went on to PhD program at MSU)

2019 – Molly Cavanaugh – Undergrad Volunteer

2017 – 2018 Brice Calco – 4th year – Thesis Student (Went on to an IRTA at the NIH)

2017 – 2018 Avery Liu – Work-study student (Went on to work with Teach for America)

2017 – 2018 Jessica Zhang – 3rd Year Thesis Student (Went on to Summer Research with Dyche Mullins Group at UCSF)

2017 – 2018 Ian Lemersal – 2nd Year UROP Student (Went on to Summer Research with Susan Golden at UCSF)