Dr. Ramji K. Bhandari
Associate Professor
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Dr. Xuegeng Wang (王学耕)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology
Currently at South China Normal University
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Dr. Santosh Anand
Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Consultant








Dr. Mehwish Faheem
Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Toxicology









Position Available (TBA)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular and Cellular Biology








Pooja Bhandari
Research Technician







A) Graduate

Sourav Chakraborty, Fall 2019~
Transgenerational onset and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in medaka







Gaurav Phuyal, Fall 2021~
CRISPR-dCas9 mediated editing of DNA methylation in vivo








Seraiah Coe, Fall 2021~
Effects of exposure to emerging chemicals of concern on the current generation of medaka with a history of ancestral BPA exposure






Mohamed Togol, Spring 2023~
Environmentally induced epigenetic aging of the germline and somatic cells







B) Undergraduate
Beh Reh, Spring 2020 ~
Undergraduate Student
Effects of perchlorate exposure on germ stem cells and male fertility


  • Reh, B., **Feng, Y., ‡Wang, X., Bhandari, R.K. (2022). Effects of potassium perchlorate exposure on primordial germ cells of medaka fish. Aquatic Toxicology: 106283.
  • Reh, B., Chakraborty, S., Coe, S., Anand, S., Bhandari, R.K. (2022). Paternal potassium perchlorate exposure led to altered testicular morphology, testis transcriptome, and sperm methylome in reproductively active medaka.In preparation.



    Kara Kupradit (Sophomore)
    Honors project: Developmental defects in medaka larva with a history of ancestral BPA exposure due to embryonic and perinatal PFOS exposure








    Gillian Wright
    Participating in graduate research project of Seraiah Coe









    Donajah Cherry
    Participating in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with Sourav Chakraborty









    Tyler Niles
    Participating in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with Sourav Chakraborty










    Shateanu’ Bryant (Sophomore)
    Participating in Crispr-dCas9 epigenome editing with Gaurav Phuyal








    Jessica Jenkins (Sophomore)
    Mitotic stability of de novo established DNA methylation in bronchial epithelial cells in vitro





    A. Graduate Students
    1) Valerie Fricault (MS, 2018): Faculty, Forsyth Technical Community College
    2) Chelsea Smith (MS, 2018): Faculty, Forsyth Technical Community College
    3) Jacob Cleary (MS, 2018): currently in a Ph.D. program, Wake Forest University
    4) Yashi Feng (MS, 2021): Currently looking for a Ph.D. program
    5) Elissa Guzman (MS, 2021): Currently employed by a biomedical company in Kernersville, NC.
    6) Christopher Rex (Ph.D., Dropped, 2021): TBA
    7) Megan Doldron (completed Ph.D., 2022): ORISE Postdoc Fellow, U.S. Military Medical Research Institute

    B. Undergraduate Students, Dates attended, current position
    1) Albert Thayil, Honors College, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017, now Medical Residency at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    2) Mathieu Bouttier (Exchange Student from France), Spring 2017, now in France
    3) Robert Edwards, Summer 2017 (UNC Chapel Hill): Scientist at 3M, Philadelphia, PA.
    4) Valerie Nkansah, Fall 2017, Postbac (TBA)
    5) Devi Kodavanti, Fall 2017, Spencer Health Solutions, North Carolina
    6) Madeline Vera, (Spring 2017- Spring, 2018): Ph.D. student, University of California, Riverside
    7) Brooke Noah, Fall (Fall 2017-Spring 2018): DVM student, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine
    8) Diamond Hill, Fall (Fall 2017- Spring 2018): Graduate Student at UNCW Clinical Research and Product Development Program
    9) Victoria Akers, Spring/Fall (2018): TBA
    10) Marlee Vassall, Fall 2017~Summer 2019: PCA at Newton Wellesley Hospital, MA.
    11) Bibhuti Timalsina, Spring 2018~Spring 2019: Data Science Graduate Program, Syracuse University
    12) Jayanti Magar, Fall 2018 ~Spring 2019
    13) Phillip Holland, Fall 2018~Spring 2019
    14) Sara Ghobrial, Summer 2019
    15) Amanda Chase, Spring 2019~Fall 2019: Ph.D. program, University of Pittsburg Medical School, PA.
    16) Alexis Starr, Fall 2018~ Spring 2020, DVM program, NC State University.
    17) Deborah Killian, Fall 2018~Spring 2020, A graduate student at Wake Forest University, NC
    18) Manthi Dissanayake, Fall 2019~Spring 2020, Medical School, East Carolina University
    19) Jasmine Allen, Summer 2019~Spring 2020
    20) Shaun Pitts, Spring 2020- Spring 2021, St. George’s University School of Medicine.
    21) Drake Weidman, Fall 2019- Spring 2021
    22) Arianna Mathewson, Fall 2017- Spring 2021
    23) Julia Godwin, Spring 2020- Summer 2021, Duke University, Microbiome Center
    24) Zerin Islam, Fall 2020- Spring 2021, Genetic Counseling Program, Wake Forest University
    25) Morgan Rector, Fall 2021- Spring 2022
    26) Ahmad Romero, Fall 2020 ~ Spring 2022
    27) Coryanna Jefferies, Spring 2021- Spring 2022
    28) Ally Hannon, Spring 2022, Cytotechnology Program, CPCC, Charlotte
    29) Bendra Ruto, Spring and Summer 2022
    30) Jadah Crandell, Summer 2022
    31) Makayla Davis, Summer 2022


    1) Xiaohong Song (January 2018 -Jan 2019). Lecturer, Guilin Technological University, China.
    2) Dr. Harunur Rashid, Fulbright Fellow, Professor- Bangladesh Agricultural University (April 2018-July 2018)

    C. High School Students
    1) Will Miller (Caldwell Academy)
    2) Sasha Nikiforov (Greensboro Day School)
    3) Rayna Poudyal (Grimsley High School)
    4) Prae Mo (UNCG Middle College)

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