Administrative and Research Staff

Brenden-Colson Center staff

Sharon Nellist

Sharon Nellist
Administrative Coordinator
Scheduling, hosting visitors and executive assistant to Dr. Sears

Alison Grossblatt-Wait

Alison Grossblatt-Wait
Clinical Data Analyst
Epic data extractions, cohort analysis

Dove Keith

Dove Keith, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager
Internal collaborations, academic partnerships and research funding awarded by BCC

Loa Nowina-Sapinski

Loa Nowina-Sapinski
Program Manager
Financial, personnel, educational events and grants submitted by BCC

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Alex Susser
Clinical Coordinator
Patient consent, specimen management 

Brenden-Colson Center research staff and trainees

Mendez

Heike Mendez
Senior Research Assistant
Grossberg lab

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Katherine Pelz
Research Assistant 
Grossberg lab

Katherine Michaelis

Katherine Michaelis
Ph.D. Candidate
Cachexia

Sydney Owen

Sydney Owen
Repository Steward
Biospecimen and data requests

Carl Pelz

Carl Pelz
Research Associate, Computational Biology
Database developer and data integration

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Ethan Agritelley
Atlas Project Technician; TPAIT Lab Lead
Patient-derived cell lines; islet isolation

Karyn Taylor

Karyn Taylor
Science Project Manager
Sears Lab, School of Medicine

Trent Waugh

Trent Waugh
Senior Research Assistant
Patient-derived models of cancer

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Roberto Di Niro, Ph.D.
Lab Manager

Brody Lab, Dept. of Surgery