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Amber Baldwin

Lab Manager/PRA


Amber joined the lab in Nov 2017. She has extensive experience in next-generation sequencing through here previous work at Tempus and on the PsychENCODE project.


Amber is developing a streamlined and cost-effective sequencing technology that we can use broadly within the lab. Additionally,  Amber supports the development of many projects in the lab.

Kathryn Walters

MOLB Grad Student

Kathryn grew up in western North Dakota and got her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from North Dakota State University. She then joined the BSP program at Anschutz and now is part of the MOLB program.


Kathryn is studying the RBP Musashi-2 and it's ability to regulate human steroidogenesis.


Nadine Körtel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nadine is from Germany where she completed her PhD in the König lab at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz. She worked on developing m6A mapping methods and unravelled it's role in mammalian dosage compensation.

Nadine is studying the RNA-modifying enzyme TRUB1 and it's ability to repress human steroidogenesis.

Marcin Sajek, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marcin is from Poznań, Poland. 

Marcin is primarily a computational biologist working on numerous genomic datasets and projects in the lab.

Kate Matlin

MOLB Grad Student

Kate is a graduate student in the Molecular Biology Program. She is focused on the role of translational regulation in promoting metastasis under stress. Kate is comentored by Dr. Heide Ford in the Dept. of Pharmacology. Before starting graduate school, Kate worked in public health through a fellowship with the CDC. She graduated from Colorado College in with a BA in Molecular Biology in 2019.

Join us


We are always looking for driven scientists to join the team. Projects in the lab span a wide range of techniques drawing from basic molecular biology and biochemistry to genomics and computational biology. We try to think about biological problems in a quantitative manner as much as possible.


Postdocs that are interested - Please send a current CV and give me a sense of your research experience, why you are interested in the lab, and what you hope to study.

Thanks for your interest!

Neel can accept grad students through the following graduate programs:
-Molecular Biology
-Cancer Biology
-Biomedical Sciences Program
-Medical Sciences Training Program


Jillian Daigneault, PhD

Jill was a founding member of the lab that made many contributions to our investigation of lncRNAs involved in steroidogenesis. She is now in a senior postion in scientific editing.

Amaresh Panda, PhD

Amaresh is now a group leader at Institute of Life Sciences.


Kimberly Wellman, Phd (MOLB)

Kim identified RBPs regulate human steroidogenesis, focusing on ZFP3L2. She graduated Spring 2022.

Kim is now back in Seattle working in a biotech company.


Kimberly Callahan (MOLB), MSc

Kim worked on the role of pseudouridylation in steroidogenic cells. She is now a scientist at PTC therapeutics.

Rotation Students:

Ginny Fogg (MOLB)

Ginny worked on determining how the pseudouridine synthase TRUB1 regulates aldosterone levels. She joined the Heasley lab. 

Katie Vaeth (MOLB)

Katie worked on ribosome prfiling data generated in collaboration with Dan Sherbenou's lab investigating the role of translation inhibitors in treating multiple myeloma. She joined the Taliaferro lab.

Evan Harrison (MOLB)

Evan tested whether or not MSI2 was able to rescue the phenotypes caused by a small molecule inhibitor of Musashi proteins. He joined the Tucker Lab.

Oscar Munoz (MOLB)

Oscar tested how different mutations in the pseudouridine synthase TRUB1 altered AngII-induced aldosterone production. He joined the Jagannathan Lab.

Ashlyn Stahly (MSTP)

Ashlyn studied the deadenlyation of ZFP36L2 target mRNAs using targeted approaches and long-read direct RNA sequencing. She joined the Hesselberth lab.​ 

Charlie Moffet (MOLB)

Charlie was investigating methods to identify pseudouridine in RNA and the mechanism by which TRUB1, a pseudouridine synthase, suppresses aldosterone production. They joined the Taliaferro Lab.

Arely Diaz (MOLB)

Arely launched a project investigating the role of a steroidogenic lncRNA in the survival of cancer cells. She joined the Reis lab.




Kezia Dick (RBI SIP)

Miles Daniels (RBI SIP)

Alisa Tvorun Dunn (RBI SIP)

Will Herbst (RBI SIP)


Elisabeth Murphy, PRA

Libby studied the RNA targets of the RBP ZFP36L2. She now works at NJH.

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