Lab Members

Spring 2017

From right: Stephanie Conway, Henry Blazina, Courtney Matzke, Verónica Di Stilio, Kristen Hewett-Hazelton and Samantha Hartogs.

Veronica Di Stilio, PhD.

Associate Professor

Principal Investigator

Stephanie Conway, postdoc


Undergraduate researchers: Henry Blazina, Courtney Matzke and Samantha Hartogs.

Kristen Hazelton, Lab Technician


Past Lab Members

Post Docs

Valerie Soza-Research Scientist, Department of Biology (Hall Lab)

Corey Snelson- Currently a student in the Public Health Genetics program and intern in Environmental Health at the Health Department.

Christina Owen- Currently at the Gates Foundation

Lab Techs

Patricia Salles. Research Scientist 2009-2010. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS). Thalictrum phylogeny. Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering student, UW.

Alessandra Sullivan (Oddone). Research Scientist 2008-2009. B, C and E class gene function in Thalictrum horticultural varieties and by VIGS. PhD Genome Sciences, UW 2015.

Anjelique "Anjel" Schulfer, honors thesis and Mary Gates Fellow, Lab technician 2007-2010. Flower organ elaboration by a MYB transcription factor. Graduate student at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences NYU.

Graduate students

Kelsey Galimba, PhD June 2015. Evolution of reproductive organ identity gene function (B and C class) in Thalictrum. Currently postdoc at USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station.


Myles Fenske. Characterization of the E class genes SEPALLATA.

Rachana Kumar. Viral induced gene silencing of phytoene desaturase in T. dioicum (Bendich lab).

Patty Montaño. Cloning of B class gene ortholog AP3-3 (Van Volkenburgh lab).

Kelsey Byers. B class genes in petaloid insect pollinated T. delavayi (Bradshaw lab).

Undergraduate Researchers

Huy Nguyen, Sean Schneider (UW Genome Sciences grad), Andrea Crosson, Caitlin Connelly (honors thesis and Mary Gates fellow, UW Genome Sciences grad), Melissa Horton (HHMI), Laura Eifford (honors thesis, Mary Gates fellow), Lisa Ching, Xuening Chen and YangBo (1-year rotation, Sizchuan University), Nora Kozlov, Brittany Ng, Parisa Aalami-Monelli, Viet-Nam Le Huynh, George Abeyta, Kacie McCarty (NASA-SURP), Nicole LaRue (HHMI, Mary Gates fellow), Theadora "Teddy" Tolkin (REU, graduate student in Biology at NYU), Theresa Pak, Sarah Choe, Erin Cote (Mary Gates fellow, honors thesis), Kendall Hayworth (NSF-REU), Max McDermott, Erin Coté (REU, Mary Gates, honors, Teach for America), Theresa Wang (REU, Mary Gates, honors thesis, UW Medical student), Jens Johnson (Mary Gates, honors thesis , Jonathan Yee (ALVA-GeNOM), Mary Swadener: ALVA-GeNOM program, Jesús Martínez-Gómez, Melissa Wong..

ALVA-GenoM Program at UW


2015: Mary Swadener, 2014: Jonathan Yee, 2012: Jesús Martínez-Gómez, 2011: Luissana Gómez, 2010: Rebecca de Frattes, HS student. 2009: Nadya Ali (incoming freshman), 2007: Christean Jenkins (incoming freshman).