The Sibley Lab • Current Members


The Sibley Lab 2017


 PI



David Sibley  

David Sibley


Education:
BA, Oberlin College
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Sch. Med
Projects:
Faculty Profile
Email: Sibley@wustl.edu



 STAFF



Jennifer Barks  

Jennifer Barks


Education:
M.S. in molecular and Cellular Biology, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville;
B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis
Project:
General lab manager; cell based assay development and drug inhibition growth assays
Email: jlbarks@wustl.edu


Qiuling Wang  

Qiuling Wang


Education:
Master in Immunology, Tianjin Medical University, China
Project:
Animals studies, Histology, cell culture and Genotyping
Email: qwang@wusm.wustl.edu


Soumya Ravindran  

Soumya Ravindran


Education:
M.S. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Missouri, St.Louis, MO.
Project:
Development of monoclonal antibodies to Cryptosporidium parvum.
Email: ravis@wustl.edu


Mary Savari Dhason  

Mary Savari Dhason


Education:
M.Sc. Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, India
Project:
Screening of inhibitors for Toxoplasma gondii
Email: savaridhason@wustl.edu



 Ph.D. Students



Lisa Drewry  

Lisa Drewry


Education:
Fulbright Student Fellow, Universität Würzburg, 2012-2013
B.A., Saint Olaf College, 2012
Project:
T. gondii modulation of monocyte motility
Email: lisa.drewry@wustl.edu


Georgie Wilke  

Georgia Wilke


Education:
Medical scientist training program, Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. (Biological sciences), University of Chicago, 2009
Project:
Development of an in vitro culture system for Cryptosporidium parvum
Email: georgia@wustl.edu



 Postdoctoral Fellows



Shaojun Long  

Shaojun Long


Education:
2010.7-2013.5, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, UK.
2005.11 – 2010.7, PhD study, Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences. Czech Republic.
Project:
Identification and functional characterization of proteome of the apical complex in Toxoplasma gondii.
Email: shaojunlong@wustl.edu


Kevin M. Brown  

Kevin M. Brown


Education:
2008-2013. Ph.D. Microbial Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2007-2008. Research assistant. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, OU College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2003-2007. B.S. Biology, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Oklahoma
Project:
Functional genetics of cyclic nucleotide signaling in T. gondii.
Email: brownkm@wustl.edu


Josh Radke  

Josh Radke


Education:
PhD in Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 2014
Project:
Combines small molecule screening and molecular genetics to define the role of autophagy in human innate immunity.
Email: jradke@wustl.edu


Alex Rosenberg  

Alex Rosenberg


Education:
2008- 2015 PhD in Molecular Microbiology
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
Project:
Discovery of novel Toxoplasma gondii secreted Effectors
Email: alexander.rozenberg@wustl.edu


Lisa Funkhouser-Jones  

Lisa Funkhouser-Jones


Education:
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
B.S. in Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Project:
Development of genetic tools for Cryptosporidium parvum in an in vitro culture system
Email: l.funkhouser-Jones@wustl.edu


Sumit Kumar  

Sumit Kumar


Education:
Ph.D. in Infection Biology, Cellular Immunology Group, ICGEB, New Delhi, India
Project:
Delineating host factors controlling intracellular growth of Toxoplasma gondii in human cells
Email: sumitkumar@wustl.edu


Iti Saraav  

Iti Saraav


Education:
PhD in Immunology, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, India
Project:
Defining T cell antigens/epitopes for diagnosis of toxoplasmosis
Email: iti.saraav@wustl.edu


Jaya Bhushan  

Jaya Bhushan


Education:
PhD, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India
Project:
Decipher the cross-talks between IFN-γ and autophagy pathway in regulation of T. gondii infection, and characterize T. gondii strain specific behaviour towards this regulation
Email: jayabhushan@wustl.edu


Zhou Huang  

Zhou Huang


Education:
Ph.D. in Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017
Project:
Investigating interactions of virulence factors  in Toxoplasma gondii that involve in host transcription repression.
Email: zhouhuang@wustl.edu