Current Lab Members

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Carolyn Albert
Research Lab Supervisor Email: albertc@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9267
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Supervisor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Metabolomics Facility (2004-present)
  • Research Lab Supervisor, Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2013-present)
  • Senior Research Assistant, Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ford laboratory (1998-2013)
  • Research Assistant, Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ford laboratory (1996-1998)
  • Research Assistant, Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, William Longmore laboratory (1991-1996)
  • B.A. in Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL (1990)
Kaush Amunugama
Graduate Student Email: amunugamapk@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9267
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Ph.D. Student, Saint Louis University (2016-present)
  • M.S. from MO University of Science and Technology (2015)
Justin Barnes
Medical Student Email: justinbarnes@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9265
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Medical Student, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2016-present)
  • Student Worker, Saint Louis University (2016-present)
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Mark Duerr, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Email: mduerr@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9267
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Ph.D. Student, Saint Louis University (2011-present)
  • B.A. in Science Education (Biology Emphasis) with a minor in Chemistry, Concordia University Wisconsin (2010)

Research Interests:
My research project includes identifying the protein targets of chlorinated lipids and their biological role in the pathophysiology of neutrophil-mediated myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury.

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Jacob Franke
Research Assistant Email: jfranke21@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9267
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015-present)
  • B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Physics, Illinois College (2015)
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Celine Hartman
Graduate Student Email: hartman@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9266
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Ph.D. Student, Saint Louis University (2013-present)
  • B.S. in Biology from Bradley University (2013)
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Lalage Katunga, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Email: katungala@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9267
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Saint Louis University (2015-present)
  • MPH, Public Health, East Carolina University (2015)
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, East Carolina University (2015)
  • B.S., Biology Concentration, Cell and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC (2010)

Research Interests:
My research interests are understanding mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease and the development of novel biomarkers for cardiovascular disease and inflammation.

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Elisa Palladino
Graduate Student Email: epalladi@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9266
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Ph.D. Student, Saint Louis University (2012-present)
  • B.A. in Biotechnologies and Molecular Medicine from the University of Trieste, Italy (2012)
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Daniel Pike
Graduate Student Email: dpike1@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9265
Education and Lab Experience:

  • M.D., Ph.D. Student, Saint Louis University (2014-present)
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Saint Louis University (2014)
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Shubha Shakya
Graduate Student Email: shakyas@slu.eduPhone: 314-977-9265
Education and Lab Experience:

  • Ph.D. Student, Saint Louis University (2016-present)
  • M.S. from SIU-Edwardsville (2013)