Current Lab Members

 
Laura Katz 

Every Team!

lkatz@smith.edu

Laura Katz has been a Professor of Biological Sciences at Smith College since 1998. She received a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is an editor-in-chief of Genome Biology and Evolution.

“Full timers”

Rabindra Thakur, Graduate Student

Foraminifera Team Leader

rthakur@smith.edu

 

Robin Sleith, Postdoctoral Fellow

Pitcher Plant Team Leader

rsleith@smith.edu

 

 
Agnes Weiner, Postdoctoral Fellow

Amoebae Team Leader 

aweiner@smith.edu

 

 
Ying Yan, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ciliate Team Leader 

yyan69@smith.edu

 

 
Mario Cerón Romero, Ph.D. Candidate

Tree of Life Team Leader 

mceronromero@smith.edu

 

 
Rabindra Thakur,  UMass Graduate Student

Foram Team

rthakur@smith.edu

 

 
Yurui Wang, Visiting Graduate Student

Ciliate Team

ywang08@smith.edu

 

“Part timers”

 
Billie Cullison ’19

Amoebae Team

 

 
Elly Goetz ’19
Honors Student

Foram Team

 

 
Simran Sahni ’19
Honors Student

Ciliate Team and Symbiont Team

 

 
Giovanna Noe-Wilson ’20J
Honors Student

Foram Team

 

 
Olivia Dufour ’20

Amoebae Team 

 

 
Ketty Munyenyembe ’20

Amoebae Team 

 

 
Dana Ragoonanan ’20

Tree of Life team and Symbiont Team

 

 
Sakina Ali ’21

Ciliate Team 

 

 
Adena Collens ’21

Foram Team and Symbiont Team

 

 
Naomi Ostriker ’21

Amoebae Team 

 

 
Aminah Williams ’21

Foram Team

 

 
Grace Apodaca ’22

Amoebae Team

 

 
Jailene Gonzalez ’22

Amoebae Team  

 

 
Claudia Olson ’22

Foram Team 

 

 
Caitlin Timmons ’22

Ciliate Team 

 

 
Liam McBride, Northampton HS ’19

Lab Assistant