• Emily Baker, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., 2017

    Emily graduated from the West Laboratory with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She studied traumatic brain injury and neural stem cell therapies for the treatment of stroke. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a B.S.A. in Animal Science in 2012. Her research interests include developing innovative treatments for neural injuries by…

  • Madison Fagan, M.S.

    Ph.D., 2022

    Madison earned her neuroscience PhD in the West and Duberstein Labs in 2022. Madison received a BS in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 2015 and a MS in Animal Science with a focus on Equine Nutrition from University of Georgia in 2018.

  • Erin Kasier

    Erin Kaiser, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., 2019

    Erin graduated from the West Laboratory with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She studied the therapeutic efficacy of novel neuroprotectants and neuroregenerative agents including stem cells, extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles in porcine models of vascular cognitive impairment, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.

  • Holly Kinder, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., 2017

    Holly earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in West Lab studying the regenerative and therapeutic effects of induced pluripotent stem cell derived neural stem cells in both in vitro and in vivo models.

  • Vivian Lau

    Vivian Lau, D.V.M., M.S.

    M.S., 2017

    As part of the West Lab, Vivian investigated the effect of induced pluripotent stem cell derived neural stem cells on post-stroke recovery using the pig model.

  • Yubing Liu

    Yubing Liu, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., 2013

    Yubing Liu earned his Ph.D. in 2013 as part of a combined Ph.D. program with Guangxi University, China. As a highly productive member of the lab, he was co-author on multiple manuscripts and was first author on a nice piece on the generation of a novel piPSC line (α-1,3-Galactosyltransferase knockout pig induced pluripotent stem cells:…

  • Jessica McCabe

    Jessica McCabe, M.S.

    M.S., 2014

    Jessica master’s degree work focused on the development of Newcastle Disease resistant chickens utilizing a stem cell approach. Here work culminated in an exciting publication on a novel shRNA approach to knockdown Newcastle Disease Virus (Delayed Newcastle disease virus replication using RNA interference to target the nucleoprotein.). She recently graduated and is now working in…

  • Trinh Nguyen

    Trinh Nguyen, M.S.

    M.S., 2014

    Trinh’s thesis research focused on the assessment of motor function analysis in stroke pigs. Upon completing her M.S. She began working on a second master’s degree for the development of Apps.

  • Monika Saini, Ph.D.

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    Monika Saini was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the West Lab and was awarded the SERB Indo-US Post-Doctorate Fellowship to do research in at the intersection of metabolomics and neural stem cell therapy.

  • Kelly Scheulin

    Kelly Scheulin, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., 2021

    As part of our research team, Kelly studied non-integrating cellular reprogramming, neural stem cell therapies for stroke in a porcine model, and non-invasive in vivo imaging in our pig model. CV

  • Soo Shin

    Soo Shin, M.S.

    M.S., 2020

    Soo was the West Lab’s first Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program graduate student. She graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biotechnology with an emphasis in Animal Science in 2018. She is extremely interested in how different disciplines of science can be integrated to tackle ongoing problems in the field of science…

  • Ping Yu

    Ping Yu, M.S., Ph.D.

    M.S., 2012

    Ping Yu earned her M.S. in Animal Science in 2012. Ping’s research involved producing chimeric chickens from induced pluripotent stem cells utilizing a non-viral approach.