Lesleyann Schecterson, PhD
Research lab supervisor
Dr. Leslayann Schecterson brings a broad range of research skills to the Gumbiner Lab. She has co-authored multiple academic publications and has extensive experience in molecular biology techniques, including gene vector design and transgene expression, protein expression analysis, histology and confocal imaging. Before joining the Gumbiner Lab, Schecterson spent 16 years at the University of Washington, most recently as an acting instructor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. She earned a BS in chemistry and biology from Bates College and a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Washington.
Tae-Young Na, PhD
Dr. Tae-Young Na joined the laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in December 2016. She is studying the mechanisms by which E-cadherin and catenins regulated tumor metastasis She earned a BS in molecular biology from Sejong University (Seoul, Korea) and completed a PhD at the Seoul National University College of Pharmacy in 2013, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship. She has contributed to the fields of tumor development associated with metabolism and hepatitis B virus.
Chirosree Bandyopadhyay, MS, PhD
Dr. Chirosree Bandyopadhyay joined the Gumbiner lab as a postdoctoral fellow in July 2018. She is investigating the role of E-cadherin activity state in the regulation of epithelial barrier function during inflammatory processes. She is mainly focusing on inflammatory bowel disease and RSV induced inflammation as disease models of inflammation. Chirosree is originally from India and she received her MS degree in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India. Chirosree completed her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Martin Schwartz lab at Yale University. She has contributed to the fields of Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpes virus biology and endothelial fluid shear stress signaling.
Allison Maker, BS
Allison Maker came to the Gumbiner Lab to study the structure of the E-cadherin complex underlying the regulation of its adhesive state at the cell surface. She is currently a PhD student in biochemistry at the University of Washington, having completed her undergraduate degree in 2015 with a BS in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.