Dr. Thomas Hammond    

Lab Members

P.I.

 

Tom Hammond, Ph.D

 

Graduate Students

 

Anna Abusharekh (August 2017 - )

 

Aykhan Yusifov (January 2017 - )

 

Joshua Burkhead (January 2017 - May 2018)

 

Nick Rhoades (May 2015 - )

Miranda Henderson (guest from ISU Department of Mathematics) (Jan 2017-May2017)

Matt Alward (Sept 2016 - Aug 2017)

Amy Boyd (Aug 2014 - May 2016)

Amy is pursuing her Ph.D. at UC-Riverside! (Sept 2016)

Zach Smith (Aug 2014 - May 2016)

Zach is the Laboratory Manager at Green Thumb Industries (GTI) (Jan 2018)

Dilini Ralalage Samarajeewa (Aug 2013 - June 2017)

Dilini accepted a job offer from EPL Bio Analytical Services in Niantic, Illinois (Jan 2018)

Jay Pyle (Jan 2013 - May 2015) 

Jay works in research and development for Mead Johnson Nutrition! (August 2016)

Katie Groskreutz (May 2013 - May 2014)

Katie works as an analyst and programmer for Segate Technology, Inc. (May 2013)

Pegan Sauls Pyle (Jan 2013 - May 2015) (Hammond and Larson lab)

Pegan works for Mead Johnson Nutrition! (September 2016)

 

 

Undergraduate Research assistants

 
Carolyn Packard (Feb 2018 -

 

Hunter Burdette (Jan 2018 -

Madison Cherry (Jan 2018 -

 

Ella Francis (Jan 2018 -

 

Erin Jones (Jan 2018 -

 

James McDermott (Jan 2018 -

 

Devonte Oneil (Jan 2018 -

 

Xavier Ostolaza Maldonado (Jan 2018 -

 

Rene' Perry (Jan 2018 -

 

Kiana Shawd (Jan 2018 -

 

Umme Ahsan (August 2017 -

 

Meredith LaRoche (August 2017 - )

 

Marissa Piper (August 2017 - )

 

Monica Igiewe (January 2017 - )

 

Sarah Pollman (January 2017 - )

Brianna Barrett (January 2017 - )

 

Sarah Rasmussen (January 2017 - )

 

Ken Hart (January 2017 - December 2017)

 

Stephanie Wohnrade (January 2017 - )

 

Jackson Stephenson (November 2016 - )

 

Elise Webber (November 2016 - )

 

Marysa Colarusso (June 2016 - )

 

Grace Abraham (June 2016 - )

 

Chabu Nsokoshi (Nov 2015 - May 2017)

Chabu is working as a research assistant at the UIUC (2017)

 

Brandon Cottrel (Nov 2015 - May 2016)

Brandon is working as a water chemist for the Great Lakes Water Authority! (2017)

Brandon has just published a book on inspirational and uplifiting quotes! (2017)

 
Joshua Burkhead (Aug 2015 - May 2016)

Josh rejoined the Hammond lab for a Master's degree! (2017).

 

Brittany Stark (Aug 2015 - May 2017)

Update: Brittany is going to veterinary school at the University of Illinois this August! (March 2017)

 

Ashley Warring (Aug 2015 - May 2016)

Ashley is working on her Master's degree with Dr. Nathan Mortimer here at ISU (September 2016)

 

Stone Bock (Jan 2015 - Dec 2015)

 

Stacy Bedore (Jan 2015 - July 2016)

Stacy is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia (Sept 2016)

 

Sarah Bellout (Jan 2015 - May 2016)

Sarah is pursuing her Ph.D. at UC San Diego (Sept 2016)

 
Turner Reid (Nov 2014 - December 2016)

Turner is going to dental school, most likely The University of Iowa College of Dentistry! (Dec 2016)

 

Brianna Merrill (Nov 2014 - May 2015)

Brianna works for Archer Daniels Midland as a research assistant. (Sept 2016)

 

Stephanie Spingler (April 2014 - Dec 2014)

Stephanie works for Charles River Laboratories in the Immunological Assay division.  (January 2017)

 

Tejas Patel (Jan 2014 - May 2017)

TJ is currently a Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow at NIH-NIEHS in Raleigh North Carolina!

TJ was named a 2016-2017 Robert G. Bone Scholar!

 

Nick Rhoades (Jan 2014 - May 2015)

Nick is pursuing a Master's in Biotechnology with us at ISU.

 

Tyler Malone (Aug 2013 - May 2015)
Tyler is purusing a Masters degree in Bioinformatics and Statistics at University of MIchigan. (July 2015)

Tyler was named a 2014-2015 Robert G. Bone Scholar!

 

Morgan McCall (Aug 2013 - May 2014)
Morgan just received her acceptance letter from the College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University (Dec 2015)!

 

Zach Smith (Aug 2013 - May 2014)
Zach joined us for a Master's in Biotechnology. (July 2014)

 

Danielle Kuntz (Jan 2013 - Dec 2013)

Danielle pursured a Master's in Forensic Science at Geroge Mason University,

before joining the Kentucky State Police as a Forensic Biologist! (2017)

 

Austin Harvey (Aug 2012 - May 15)
Austin is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. (July 2015)

 

Kevin Sharp (Aug 2012 - Dec 2013)
Kevin is a research assistant at Rush University. (July 2015)

 

Research Assistants

 

Pennapa Manitchotpisit, Ph.D. (Jul 2014 - Aug 2016)

Penn is currently working as a post-doctoral fellow with the USDA in Peoria (Sept 2016).

 

Junior Members

 
Abby and Ella Hammond (Class of 2025)

Non-human Members

 

Happy 'Starbuck' Hammond