Sarah Andrus is a research lab technician for the Psychiatric Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Unit. Sarah graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in french and biology. Her research interests include anxiety and neurodegenerative diseases. Sarah's hometown is Norwich, Vermont. In her free time, Sarah enjoys singing, skiing, and hiking.
Jonathan Chaponis is a research lab technician for the Psychiatric Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Unit. Jon graduated with a BA in Neuroscience from Hamilton College, and his research interests include ADHD. His hometown is Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and his hobbies include music production, snowboarding, and taekwondo.
Patience Gallagher is the lab project manager for the Smoller lab and for the Center for Human Genetic Research. She graduated with a BS from Calvin College with a biology major and a minor in psychology. Her research interests include the intersection of psychology, genetics, and medicine. Patience's hometown is Coshocton, Ohio, and in her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, and baking.
Brian Galloway is a lab equipment manager for the Center for Human Genetic Research. Brian graduated from UMass Lowell with a BS in biotech (molecular bio/recombinant DNA). His research interests include vaccines, recombinant DNA based therapies, elucidation of cellular mechanics, product related R&D, and teaching. Brian also enjoys astronomy, history, SCUBA, skiing, backpacking/outdoors (all seasons), museums, scotch and BBQ.
Steve Haddad is the lab project manager for the Smoller lab and for the Center for Human Genetic Research. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA, Biology) and the Harvard School of Public Health (MS, Epidemiology). Steve’s research interests include anxiety, depression and autism genetics. Steve grew up in Byfield, MA and enjoys basketball, tennis and sailing.
Sidney Hilker is a research lab intern for the Psychiatric Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Unit. Sidney is a member of the Harvard University class of 2014. Her research interests include the genetics of anxiety disorders and gene/environment interaction. Sidney’s hometown is Shelburne, Vermont, and her hobbies include baking, rowing, and traveling.
Sarah Weatherall is a research lab technician for the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit. She graduated with a BA from Hamilton College with a biology major and a minor in Hispanic studies. Her research interests include the genetics of anxiety and mood disorders. Sarah’s hometown is Wellesley, Massachusetts, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and yoga.
Aaron Wolf is a research lab technician for the Psychiatric Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Unit. Aaron graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in anthropology and biology. His research interests include genetics related to social behaviors and language ability. Aaron's hometown is Arlington, Massachusetts, and he enjoys bicycling, cooking, and farming.
Alexander Zaitsev is an Application Developer for the Smoller Group and the Autism Consortium. He got his BS in Biophysics at Moscow Institute for Engineering Physics, his PhD in Biology at Moscow State University, and his MS in Computer Science at Purdue University in Indiana. His main interests are in Laboratory Information Management Systems, Processing Automation, and Predictive Data Analytics. Alexander grew up in Moscow and is proud to be an American since 2002. He enjoys traveling, museums, trade shows, and outdoor activities including commute bicycling, tennis, and small boat sailing.
Jes Fagerness, JD
Aditi Basu, MS
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