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


Shilpa Dhar

B.S. in Chemistry and Biology
Valparaiso University

Graduate Student

Aishwarya Gogate, M.S.

M.S. in Bioinformatics University of Michigan

Computational Biologist


Minhua Li

B.S. in Biology
Austin College

Research Assistant I


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                            


Ryan O’Hara

B.S. in Molecular Biology
UT Dallas

Graduate Student


Amanuel Tafessu

B.A. in Biology
Reed College

Graduate Student

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