The Kwiatkowski Lab
The Gottardi Lab just published two new papers on our favorite alpha-catenin, alpha-T-catenin. Check them out: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674916001093 http://jmolecularpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40303-016-0017-9
The final version of our first paper on alpha-T-catenin in now out (and open access)! http://www.jbc.org/content/291/30/15687.long
We’ve added a few Pittsburgh-related links to the Links Page. Check them out!
Adam KwiatkowskiPrincipal Investigator
Chelsea MerkelGraduate Student
Chelsea is a 3rd year PhD student in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology. She joined the Kwiatkowski lab in April of 2014 after receiving her BS in Biochemistry from Eastern University. Aside from lab work, Chelsea is a teaching assistant in the School of Medicine for first and second year medical students and serves at the Chief Human Resources Officer for a local non-profit graduate student consulting organization. She has big plans to work for NASA with the hopes of going to space.
Jon HeierGraduate Student
Jon is a Ph.D. student in the Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology program. He joined the lab in March of 2016. Jon hails from Wisconsin. When not in lab, he enjoys ice fishing, cheese curds and the Green Bay Packers. He aspires to own a hunting lodge.
Ian DaleLaboratory Technician
lan has been with the Kwiatkowski lab since September 2012. During his time as a student researcher, Ian was awarded multiple University of Pittsburgh Honors College Breckenridge Research Fellowships and Dietrich School of Arts and Science Research Awards. In April 2015 Ian graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Biology. Currently he is the laboratory technician and plans to attend medical school in the future.
Roisin O’DowdUndergraduate Student
Roisin is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh and joined the Kwiatkowski Lab in January 2015. She intends to major in Molecular Biology and also studies homeland security through the Pitt NPHS-STEM program. Her future plans include attending medical or graduate school and she hopes to one day work for NASA.