The Haag Lab

Spring 2018 (L-R):

Troy Anlage, Brianna Pierce, John Ficklin, Emily Gerard, Daniel Markstein, Eric Haag, Lauren Ryan, Da YIn

(not shows: Melissa Davis)





Current Members:

Graduate Students:

John Ficklin (BISI-BEES)

Lauren Ryan (BISI-BEES)


Troy Anlage

Brianna Pierce

Emily Gerard

Daniel Markstein

Melissa Davis

Postdoctoral Researcher:



Lab Alumni

Lena Boyer, UMD class of 2018

Dr. Shuang Hu (postdoc, 2015-2017)

Ivy Obonyo, B.S. 2016, next pursued M.S. in physiology at Georgetown Univ.

Danielpraise Mowoh, B.S. 2016, went to Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Dania Shafei, B.S. 2015, left to pursue post-baccalaureated research at NIH

Erin Jones, B.S. 2013, now training to be a secondary science teacher.

Becca Matteson, B.S. 2013, begins medical school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in Fall, 2014

Gavin Woodruff, Ph.D 2013, after a postdoc with Natsumi Kanzaki in Tsukuba, Japan. is now in the lab of Patrick Phillips at the Univ. of Oregon.

Qinwen Liu, Ph.D 2012, currently an NRSA-funded postdoc in Joe Thornton's lab at the University of Chicago.

Joe Ross, post-doctoral fellow (2008-2012), currently assistant professor of biology at the California State University at Fresno.

Tong Lu, B.S. 2012, enroll in a graduate program in cancer biology in Fall, 2013

Cristel Thomas, Ph.D 2011, after a posdoc in Asher Cutter's lab at the University of Toronto, moved to ImmPort staff.

Zebib Abraham, B.S. 2011

Alana Beadell (nee Doty), Ph.D 2010, currently an NRSA-funded postdoc in Robert Ho's lab at the University of Chicago.

Dorothy Johnson, B.S. 2010,  HHMI undergraduate research fellow, currently pursuing a doctorate at Johns Hopkins University.

Onyinyechi Eke, B.S. 2010, NIH undergraduate research fellow, currently in medical school at Johns Hopkins University

Shanni Silberberg, B.S. 2008, HHMI undergraduate research fellow, now in John Rubenstein's lab at UCSF.

Robin Cook Hill, Ph.D. 2008, formerly faculty at the University of Virginia College at Wise, now Sr. Project Administrator with Beckman-Coulter.

Mandy Bush, B.S. 2008, now research technician in Brenton McCright's group at the FDA's Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies.

Andy  Cheng, B.S. 2007, obtained a D.O. degree at the Southern California College of Optometry.

Brian Freed, B.S. 2007

Chris O'Hare, B.S. 2006, left the lab to toil in voluntary serfdom on a Japanese cabbage farm.

John Salogiannis, B.S. 2005, HHMI undergraduate research fellow, formerly a technician in the Schwarz Lab, and now a Ph.D student in  Michael Greenberg's Lab, both at Harvard Medical School

Danielle Kelleher  M.S, 2005, currently working for the U.S. State Department.

Marnie Layton, B.S. 2004, HHMI undergraduate research fellow, earned a  Master of  public health at the Univ. of Michigan

Amanda Ackerman, B.S. 2004,  HHMI undergraduate research fellow, obtained a Master's in Public Health at UC-Berkeley 

Visiting researchers

Benjamin Schlager (summer, 2003) Univ. of Vienna, Austria,  He got his doctorate in the Sommer Lab at the MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
Courtney  Hoshibata (summer, 2004)  Post-M.S., now pursuing at Ph.D  in the Halpern Lab at Johns Hopkins University.
Emily DuFour (summer, 2004)  B.A./B.S. Oberlin College, now in a graduate student in cello performance at the  Univ. of California, San Diego. 
Jimetra Watson (summer, 2004) Prairie View A&M Univ., now pursuing a Ph.D at the Univ.of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Awharitefe Urhuogo (summer, 2005 Georgia State Univ.
Te-Wen Lo (fall, 2007) visiting postdoc from B. Meyer's Lab at UC-Berkeley.
John Welsh (summer, 2008) visiting undergraduate from St. John's College
Annie Alvarez (Fall, 2009) B.S. Univ. of N. Carolina, went on to graduate study at American Univ.
Karen Hernandez (2014) visiting undergraduate from Trinity Washington Univ.
Holly Riley, visiting NSF-supported science teacher, William Wirt Middle School
Heather Ortega, visiting NSF-supported research assistant, Teach for America bology teacher Northwestern High School

Eric Surette and Lauren Ryan (2015), visiting NSF-supported undergraduates from Ithaca College olly Riley, visiting NSF-supported science teacher, William Wirt Middle School
Jacqueline Alexander and Leah Larsen (2016), visiting NSF-supported
undergraduates from Ithaca College


palace signCristel's parting gift to the lab--thanks!

Lab is in 0245 Biology/Psychology Building, UMCP        Lab Phone:  (301) 405-8625     

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page last updated April. 30, 2018