Administrative and Research Staff

Brenden-Colson Center staff

Elise Fellman

Elise Fellman
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

Vince Palladino

Vince Palladino
Clinical Coordinator
Patient consent, specimen management 

Trent Waugh

Trent Waugh
Senior Research Assistant
Atlas project

Brenden-Colson Center research staff and trainees

Brittany Allen-Petersen

Brittany Allen-Petersen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Patient-derived xenograft models

Craig Dorrell

Craig Dorrell, Ph.D.
Islet Cell Lab Director
Organoid development; TPIAT islet isolation

Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell
Atlas Project Technician
Sequencing library prep

Katherine Michaelis

Katherine Michaelis
Ph.D. Candidate
Cachexia

Carl Pelz

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

Alexis Rwatambuga

Alexis Rwatambuga
Atlas Project Technician
Patient-derived cell lines

Karyn Taylor

Karyn Taylor
Research Associate
Lab operations management