Current Lab Members

Michelle Olsen, PhD

Associate Professor & Primary Investigator

PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Leanne Holt

Visiting Scholar- Graduate Student

  • Graduate Student- University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Neuroscience Program
  • BS, Mercer University
  • holtlm@vt.edu

Jessica Boni

Visiting Scholar- Graduate Student

  • Graduate Student-University of Alabama-Birmingham
    • Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program
  • BS, Emory University
  • jlboni@vt.edu

Uri Kahanovitch, PhD

Post Doctoral Associate- Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience

  • BSc Hebrew University in Jerusalem
  • MSc/PhD Tel Aviv University
  • urik@vt.edu

Earl Gilbert

Research Technician

Helen Vanderpool

Lab Manager

Past Lab Members

Kelsey Patterson

Former Graduate Student of the Olsen

  • MD/PhD Student – University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program
    • Currently completing Medical Training
  • BS, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • kelseycp@uab.edu

Natasha Pacheco

Former Graduate Student of the Olsen Lab

  • Graduate Student- University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Program
    • Currently Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Inova Translational Medicine Institute
  • BS, University of Michigan
  • npacheco@uab.edu

Sini Nwaobi, MD/PhD

First Graduate Student of the Olsen Lab

  • MD/PhD, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • BS, Rhodes College
  • Current Position: Pediatric Resident at University of Los Angeles

Heather Minkel, PhD

Former Graduate Student of the Olsen Lab

  • Second Graduate Student of the Olsen Lab
  • PhD, University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • BS, Central Michigan University
  • Current Position: Veterinary of Medicine student at University of Michigan

Vishnu Cuddapah, MD/PhD

First Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Olsen lab

  • MD/PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
    BS, Tulane University
  • Current Position-Pediatric Neurology Residency University of Pennsylvania

Kenneth (Taylor) Holt

Former Masters Student of the Olsen Lab

Accelerated 5th Year Master’s Program (Biology)

Univesity of Alabama-Birmingham