Current Members

Tanya Freedman (Principal Investigator)
Tanya S. Freedman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Center for Immunology
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

AB, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoc, University of California, San Francisco

tfreedma [at]            ORCiD          LinkedIn            Scholar            PubMed

Erandika Senevirathne (PhD Student in Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics)
S. Erandika Senevirathne
BS, University of Toledo, Ohio

senev009 [at]       Scholar      PubMed

Monica Sauer (PhD Student in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics)
Monica L. Sauer
BS, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

sauer279 [at]       Scholar      PubMed

Anders Lindstedt (MD/PhD Student in Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology)
Anders J. Lindstedt
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison

linds441 [at]       Scholar      PubMed

Silvia Toledo (Researcher)
BS, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota

tbd [at]       Scholar      PubMed

Zuag Paj Her (Medical Student)
BS, Winona State University, Minnesota

herxx463 [at]       Scholar      PubMed

J.T. Greene (Postdoc)
Joseph T. Greene, PhD
BS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PhD, Ohio State University, Columbus

gree0819 [at]       Scholar      PubMed

Will Kanagy (Postdoc)
William K. Kanagy, PhD
BS, Goshen College, Indiana
PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

kanag018 [at]       Scholar      PubMed

Carter Sellner (Undergraduate, Part-Time Researcher)
BS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
selln050 [at]


(coauthors or >1 term in the lab, with subsequent career highlights)

Ben Brian (PhD Student in Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics)
Ben F. Brian IV, PhD
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow (Greg Barton Lab), University of California, Berkeley

Emily Ewan (Medical Student)
MD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Intern (Internal Medicine), University of Minnesota, Morris

Luis Ramirez (Researcher)
Luis A. Ramirez
PhD Student (incoming to MPaT Program), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Myra Nunez (Researcher)
Myra G. Nunez

Adrienne Jolicoeur (Researcher)
Adrienne S. Jolicoeur, MS
Cardiovascular Technician, Abbott Northwestern, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Swanson (Researcher)
Whitney L. Swanson
MS Student, Pathologists' Assistant Program, Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL

Frankie Sjaastad (Researcher #1 in the lab!)
Frances V. Sjaastad
PhD (MICaB Program, Tom Griffith Lab), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Senior Clinical Evidence Specialist in Cardiac Rhythm Mgmt, Medtronic, Mounds View, MN

Olivia Funk (Undergraduate)
BS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research Associate I, HiberCell, Inc., Roseville, MN

Freya van't Veer (Undergraduate)
BS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Postbac IRTA, National Institutes of Health (NIAID, Mark Connors Lab), Bethesda, MD

Frankie Rossini (Undergraduate)
Frances Rossini
BS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Laboratory Supervisor, WuXi AppTec, St Paul, MN

Short-term Trainees

PhD Programs:
- MPaT: Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- BMBB: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
- MICaB: Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology
- MSTP: Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
Undergraduate Programs:
- LSSURP: Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research
- HHMI EXROP: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities

Fatimah Najjar (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Chinasa Ufondu (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Anna Carey (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Jen Tuokkola (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Korbyn Dahlquist (Rotation Student, BMBB)
Evan Kleinboehl (Rotation Student, BMBB)
Emmanuel León (Virtual Undergrad, LSSURP, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Ponce)
Zach Kulstad (Virtual Undergrad, Carleton College, Northfield, MN)
Mark Schonfeld (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Jake Hildebrand (Rotation Student, MICaB)
Cissi Schultz (High-School Student)
Aditi Bapat (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Dechen Wangmo (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Hannah McMullan (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Jennifer Nhieu (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Lucy Sjaastad (Rotation Student, MICaB)
Stephanie Ortiz (Rotation Student, MPaT)
Stephanie Ponce (Undergrad, LSSURP, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Aguadilla)
Shreya Narayan (High-School Student)
Avinash Persaud (Undergrad, UMN, Twin Cities)
Connor Rosen (not actually short-term, but High-School Student at UCSF)
Agatha Offorjebe (Undergrad, HHMI EXROP, Princeton University, Kuriyan Lab, Berkeley)
Chris Koehler (Undergrad, HHMI EXROP, Trinity University, Kuriyan Lab, Berkeley)
Joline Si Jing Lim (High-School Student, Singapore Natl Fellow, Lehrer Lab, BBRI)