Our Lab


Principal Investigator


Laura banaszynski, ph.d. 

Assistant Professor
Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences
Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern

Laura obtained her PhD with Tom Wandless at Stanford University. She was a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow with David Allis at The Rockefeller University. She joined the faculty at UTSW in 2015.

Current Lab Members

Aishwarya Gogate, M.S.

MS in Bioinformatics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Computational Biologist


Minhua Li

B.S. in Biology
Austin College

Research Technician II

Haitao Mao, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Postdoctoral Fellow


Sara Martire, Ph.D.  

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Sapienza University, Rome

American-Italian Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow                            

Jennifer Nguyen

B.S. in Biochemistry
UT Dallas

Research Assistant I

Amanuel Tafessu

BA in Biology,
Reed College

Graduate Student


Melodi Tastemel


Yu-Ching Teng, Ph.d

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, National Yang-Ming University and Academia Sinica               

Taiwan MOST Postdoctoral Research Abroad Fellow

Amanda Whitmill, ph.d.

Ph.D. in Cell Biology, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Postdoctoral Fellow