Claire de la Cova, PhD
Principal investigator






Fatemeh Cheraghi
Graduate student
I’m pursuing my PhD on regulation of the kinase Braf by 14-3-3 proteins. I’m interested in investigating Braf and its role in human cancer.




Claudia Rodriguez
Graduate student
I’m interested in understanding how Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors (FGFRs) signal to their adaptor proteins to activate the MAP Kinase pathway. My favorite piece of laboratory equipment to use is our confocal microscope to take beautiful, fluorescent worm pictures.


Robert Townley, PhD
I am investigating the protein kinase Braf and its role in animal development and human disease.





  • Katelyn Flitcroft
    Undergraduate student (SURF Fellowship, 2023)



  • Nicole Wicker, Research intern (2022-2023)
  • Kennedy Stacy, Research intern (2020-2023)
  • Alexia Castillo, Undergraduate student (McNair fellowship, 2022)
  • Morgan Klingbeil, Graduate student (Independent study, 2022)
  • Liliana Kasta, Undergraduate student (Independent study, 2022)
  • Augustin Deniaud, Graduate student (MS thesis degree, 2021)
  • Jermarcus Lewis, Undergraduate student (McNair and SURF fellowships, 2021)
  • Antonela Fonceva, Graduate student (Independent study, 2020)
  • Zachary Uttke, Undergraduate student (Independent study, 2020)
  • Anna Miller, Post-baccalaureate student (2019)
  • Evgeniy (Genya) Nenaydykh, Undergraduate student (2019)