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


Sara Martire, Ph.D.   

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Sapienza University, Rome                                                                                            

American-Italian Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow                            


Haitao Mao, Ph.D.                     

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

Postdoctoral Fellow

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


Aishwarya Gogate, M.S.

MS in Bioinformatics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Computational Biologist

Amanda Whitmill, ph.d.

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

Postdoctoral Fellow



Amanuel Tafessu

BA in Biology,
Reed College

Graduate Student


Minhua Li

B.S. in Biology
Austin College

Research Technician II

Jennifer Nguyen

B.S. in Biochemistry
UT Dallas

Research Assistant I