Computationally straighted C. elegans meiotic chromosome from the late pachytene region of the germ line; stained by HTP-3 and COSA-1

Libuda Lab July 2017 - Agrarian Ales

Current Members

Diana E. Libuda, PhD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Biology

Member, Institute of Molecular Biology


PhD, Harvard University (2008)

BSc, University of California, Los Angeles (2003)


Cori Cahoon, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher - Jane Coffin Childs Fellow

Nicole Kurhanewicz, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher - NIH F32 NRSA Fellow

Erik Toraason

Graduate Student

Devin Dinwiddie


Vikki Adler


Fountane Chan

Undergraduate Researcher - CURE Fellowship


research:  role of 21U PIWI RNA generation in temperature-induced DNA damage in developing sperm

Cailan Feingold

Undergraduate Researcher


research:  live imaging of chromosome structures

Anna Horacek

Undergraduate Researcher - OURS Fellowship


research: mechanisms of intersister recombination

Alina Salagean

Undergraduate Researcher


research: role of NSE-2 SUMO ligase in sister chromatid recombination

Quincey Fish

Undergraduate Lab Assistant


research: general lab research support


Former Members

Sabbatical Faculty and Faculty "Rotation Students"

Nadia Singh, Associate Professor at University of Oregon

David Wynne, Assistant Professor at University of Portland



Marissa Glover - now PhD student at UCSC in the Arribere Lab

Jackie Helm


Undergraduate Researchers

Cordell Clark  (UO) - technician in Sue Biggins Lab (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Ali Cohen (UO)

Coohleen Coombes (SFSU; SPUR/MARC summer student)

Rachel David (UO Honors College) - OHSU medical student (starting 2019)

Colin Maxwell (UO Honors College) - product specialist at Qualtrics

Adriana Mendizabal (College of New Jersey; SPUR summer student) - UC Berkeley PhD student (starting Fall 2019)

Brittany Owen (UO) - Johns Hopkins Bioinformatics M.S. program

Kaycee Schoellhorn (UO Honors College) - teacher's aide


Libuda Lab home page button; DSBs marked by RAD-51 foci in a single C. elegans germ cell nucleus