Current Lab Members

  • Savannah Cheek

    Savannah Cheek, RVT, RLAT

    Veterinary Technician

    Savannah Cheek is a registered veterinary technician from Gwinnett Technical College and has her Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician Certification.

  • Geffrey “Snook” Cosgrave

    M.S. Student

    Snook is a MS student in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science studying the effects of neural stem cells and exercise on recovery from traumatic brain injury.

  • Morgane Golan

    Morgane Golan

    Ph.D. Student

    Morgane is a PhD student in the Animal and Dairy Science program, co-advised by Drs. Steve Stice and Franklin West.

  • Taylor Hillhouse

    Ph.D. Student

    Taylor is a graduate student in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, co- advised by Dr. Franklin West and Dr. Jeferson Lourenco.

  • Erin Kasier

    Erin Kaiser, Ph.D.

    Post Doctoral Research Associate

    Erin is a postdoctoral research associate with a BSA in Animal and Dairy Science and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Georgia.

  • Sarah Schantz

    Ph.D. Student

    Studying cognitive, behavioral, and motor function within the pig model evaluating recovery in the traumatic brain injury model and the effects of transplanted neural stem cells.

  • Sydney Sneed

    Sydney Sneed, M.S.

    Research Professional

    Sydney is a research professional in the West Lab. Her work in the West Lab centers around organizing, managing, and running an NIH-funded porcine traumatic brain injury study evaluating the functional recovery and longitudinal effects of transplanted neural stem cells in the injured brain.