- Senior Research Technician: Jason Wever, MS
Jason is south St. Louis native who departed the city in pursuit of furthering his education, his professional training, and his general knowledge of life. Jason received a BA in International Relations and a BS in Biology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and during this time, he discovered a passion for scientific research while working as a summer research assistant in a microbiology lab at St. Louis University Medical School. This new-found interest brought him to the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign, where he completed a MS in Cell and Developmental Biology and continued to teach and to perform research for a number of years. At the University of Illinois, he specialized in molecular biology, genomics, transcriptomics, and stem cell biology, but he also specifically sought opportunities to broaden the scope of his education and training. To this end, he participated in several research projects, including: a study of the mechanism of lens regeneration in frogs; a comparative examination of the genomics of eye development and regeneration across multiple animal species; the identification and functional analysis of light-sensing proteins (opsins) in flatworms; and an investigation of the early embryonic development of various marine invertebrates. Eventually he left Champaign/Urbana and returned to his home town to continue researching closer to his family and his cultural roots. Before coming to Dr. Brogan’s lab, he worked for two years on a crop improvement project at the Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur and two years studying the effects of gut microbiota on metabolism, immunity, and longevity in fruit flies. When not performing scientific research, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and friends in various St. Louis bars and restaurants, working on home improvement projects, bowling, reading, riding his bike, and attending punk rock and Americana music shows.
Tony is a native of St. Louis and attended Washington University for his undergraduate studies. From WashU, he recently graduated with a BA in Biochemistry, as well as minors in Anthropology and Chinese. His first introduction to clinical research came in 2015 from participation in the Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE). As a summer research student, he studied patient-reported outcomes and analyzed the test-retest reliability of the SATISFY-SOS postoperative survey in the Department of Anesthesiology. After the program, he returned the following summer as an anesthesiology research assistant to study anesthesia-induced delirium. Outside of research, Tony was also a member of the Washington University rowing team. In his free time, he enjoys running, weightlifting, and cooking.
Dr. Brogan welcomes graduate, undergraduate and medical student participation in the lab, feel free to email with questions.
- Research Coordinator: Jaclyn SchipperJaclyn graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She started working at Washington University in 2015 in research and knew very quickly that she had found her passion. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. When she is not doing that, she might be cuddling with her cat, Brock, watching movies, catching up on shows on Netflix or Hulu, hiking (if the weather is nice enough), traveling, and going to an occasional Cardinals game.
- Winston Jiang – Winston is a rising senior at Brown University in the combined eight year undergraduate-MD program studying to obtain a BS in Mathematical Finance. He currently works for Dr. Dy as a summer research assistant while simultaneously shadowing him during clinics and in the operating room. Winston is currently working with Dr. Dy on a paper about Medicaid physician reimbursement. In his free time, Winston enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends. He also really enjoys watching Netflix and is an avid Boston sports fan.
- Nithya Lingampalli – Nithya is currently a second-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine working with Dr. Michelle Mo on a project in the Nerve Lab. She completed her undergrad at UC Berkeley, performed immunology research for two years at Stanford, and is currently exploring her interest in orthopedic surgery in the Nerve Lab. Outside of school, she is interested in traveling, exploring new restaurants, and playing a variety of sports.