Christopher Vollmers

Associate Professor

“We are just graduate students, sir. We are meant to be expendable!”

“Not to me”

Current Graduate Students

Roger Volden

Graduate Student Ph.D.

“Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you.”

Matthew Adams

Graduate Student Ph.D.

“So this is how liberty dies… With thunderous applause.”

Kayla Schimke

Graduate Student Ph.D.

“Mom, you said that the biggest problem in the universe is no one helps each other.”

Dori Deng

Graduate Student Ph.D.

“That’s How We’re Gonna Win. Not Fighting What We Hate, Saving What We Love.”

Junior Specialists

Honey Mekonen

“ I am not afraid to die. I’ve been dying a little bit each day since you came back into my life.”

Current Undergraduate Researchers

Sophia Campos

Martin Flores


Dr. Charles Cole

Graduation Summer 2019

Position after graduation:

Scientist II at East Coast Medical Company

Dr. Ashley Byrne

Graduation Fall 2019

Position after graduation:

Scientist at CZI Biohub

Previous Undergraduate Researchers

Sara Gerdom

Hugh Leonard

Samaneh Kiany

Imon Islam

James Carbajal

McKenna Hicks

Alex Tseng

William Ridley

Henry Hinton -> now Graduate student at Harvard University

Theron Palmer -> now Graduate student at Johns Hopkins

Alejandro Alejandrez -> now Medical School