Ramji K. Bhandari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor






Dr. Xuegeng Wang (王学耕)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology
Currently at South China Normal University







Position Available (TBA)
Postdoctoral Fellow









Position Available (TBA)
Postdoctoral Fellow








Pooja Bhandari
Research Technician







A) Graduate

 Megan Doldron Fall, 2016~
Ph.D. Candidate
Cannabinoid effects on bronchial epithelial cells







Sourav Chakraborty, Fall 2019~
Ph.D. Student
Transgenerational onset of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in medaka






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






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






B) Undergraduate
Beh Reh, Spring 2020 ~
Undergraduate Student
Effects of perchlorate on developing medaka and their germ stem cells






Ahmad Romero, Fall 2020 ~
Undergraduate Student
Vitamin C as an epigenetic silencer







Morgan Rector, Spring 2021 ~
Undergraduate Student
Validation of CRISPR-dCas9 mediated DNA methylation by PCR and pyrosequencing







Coryanna Jefferies, Spring 2021 ~
Undergraduate Student
Cell culture and assisting Megan with her project on cannabinoid effects on human bronchial cells





Verdant Julius, Spring 2021 ~
Undergraduate Student
Histological characterization of BPA-induced transgenerational tissue phenotypes










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

B. Undergraduate Students
1) Albert Thayil, Honors College, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017, now at VCOM (Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
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, ORISE Internship Program, EPA
6) Madeline Vera, (Spring 2017- Spring, 2018): PhD 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): Cytopreparatory Technician at Sonic Healthcare
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: TBA
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: M.S. Program, Biomedical Sciences, University of Pittsburg, PA.
16) Alexis Starr, Fall 2018~ Spring 2020, Currently Veterinary Technician in Charlotte, NC.
17) Deborah Killian, Fall 2018~Spring 2020, Currently a graduate student at Wake Forest University, NC
18) Manthi Dissanayake, Fall 2019~Spring 2020, Currently at UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School, NC
19) Jasmine Allen, Summer 2019~Spring 2020
20) Shaun Pitts, Spring 2020- Spring 2021
21) Drake Weidman, Fall 2019- Spring 2021)
22) Arianna Mathewson, Fall 2017- Spring 2021)
23) Julia Godwin, Spring 2020- Summer 2021)
24) Zerin Islam, Fall 2020- Spring 2021)


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)


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