Team

Richard Adeyemi, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Richard Adeyemi, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Title: Principal Investigator, Basic Sciences Division

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Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
What/who drew you to science: My biology teacher mom
Happy place outside of the lab: Near the ocean

Donna Modrell

Donna Modrell

Title: Research Administrator

Hometown: Seattle [born: Spokane, WA; raised: everywhere – military upbringing]
What/who drew you to science: I credit my sister for getting me in this field. I remember the stress she was under when working toward her PhD in Integrative Biology from UC, Berkeley, and how much I wanted to help her in any way I could.
Happy place outside of the lab: Our garden and kitchen

Hiroshi Tsuchida, Ph.D.

Hiroshi Tsuchida, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Scientist

Hometown: Japan
What/who drew you to science: An illustrated book of species diversity
Happy place outside of the lab: Bathing in the outdoor hot springs while enjoying the winter scenery

Jessica Tischler

Jessica Tischler

Title: Research Technician

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
What/who drew you to science: My entire family is involved with science and I grew up in that atmosphere
Happy place outside of the lab: Curled up on the sofa with a good book or ten

Ana Park

Ana Park

Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Puyallup, WA
What/who drew me to science: Growing up, I was always captivated by the hands-on experience in science and research. It’s always been my interest in working in a lab and that desire for intellectual challenge drew me to where I am to today
Happy place outside of lab: Being outside somewhere near the water such as the lake where I can zone out and destress

Tommy Oda

Tommy Oda

Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
What/who drew you to science: As a current undergrad student with the goal of attending medical school, my interest in science is motivated by an interest of understanding how to help those that suffer from physical and mental illness 
Happy place outside of the lab: When I'm not working or doing school, I spend my free time hanging out with friends, going to the gym to play basketball, and watching TV shows


Former Lab Members

Linda Msinjili

Linda Msinjili

Title: SURP Intern

Hometown: West New York, NJ
What/who drew you into science: My interest in science began after being exposed to the health disparity that exists in my country of origin, Tanzania; I would like to take a clinical research approach to minimize this disparity in the future
Happy place outside of the lab: My kitchen