PNI Lab Alumni
We value all of the undergraduate research assistants (URAs), both past and present, who have contributed to our lab. Our work would be impossible without their help. Below is a (still incomplete) list of students who have contributed to our lab.
Since graduating from Baylor in May 2021, Kendall moved to Nashville to work as a research assistant at the Warren Center of Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Vanderbilt University. They work with novel compounds designed for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders using behavioral and electrophysiological experiments. Moving forward, she hopes to earn her MBA and branch out with her career, but she is extremely grateful for the foundations that she learned from Baylor University. Sic ‘em!
Devany graduated in May 2021 with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Biology. She is currently working full-time as an allergy specialist in neurology & primary care clinics. She volunteers on weekday evenings as an MA & translator in a free clinic for the uninsured DFW community. Devany is preparing to apply to PA school in the upcoming cycle.
After graduation, Esther joined the Surgical Oncology Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center as a research assistant for Dr. Sam Wang. Under this lab, she studies the effects of a gene commonly mutated in gastric cancer, called Arid1A. She loves her day to day work, which includes taking care of a mouse colony, propagating tumors, and collaborating with partners at the National Cancer Institute. Her time at Baylor prepared her for all the mouse room duties, benchwork, and working together on a team. Esther was recently published studying the effects of Lenvatinib on the growth rate of gastric cancer patient-derived xenografts. She hopes to continue pursuing research in her future.
Colin graduated in May 2022 with a major in Biology. After graduation, Colin joined SiPhox, a silicon optical chip startup in Boston to help launch SiPhox Health, the consumer facing arm of SiPhox commercializing at-home and point-of-care diagnostics.
Amoli graduated in December 2022 with a major in Biology. She is currently working as a research assistant for a microbiology laboratory at Standford University with future plans to apply for medical school.
Grace graduated in December 2022 as a University Scholars major with concentrations in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, and Medical Humanities. After graduation, Grace continued to work in the PNI lab as a lab technician for six months. She is purusing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Texas A&M in August 2023.
Pranay graduated in May 2023 with a major in Neuroscience. After graduation, Pranay is currently attending John Sealy's School of Medicine at UTMB in Galveston, TX.
Riley graduated in May 2023 as a University Scholars major with concentrations in Biology and Psychology. After graduation, Riley is currently attending Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine.
Sindhuja graduated in May 2023 with a major in Health Science Studies. After graduation, she is working as a medical assistant in Dallas with future plans to apply for medical school.
Saba, a McNair Scholar, graduated in May 2023 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be living in Argentina for the next year and a half teaching English before pursuing a degree in occupational therapy.