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)


Jennifer Lawson

Lab Manager

Cori Cahoon, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nicole Kurhanewicz, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher - NIH F32 NRSA Fellow

Nadia Singh, PhD

"Faculty Rotation Student"

Associate Professor, University of Oregon

Member, Institute of Evolution and Ecology

David Wynne, PhD

Visiting Scientist

Assistant Professor, University of Portland

Austin M. Harvey

Graduate Student

Erik Toraason

Graduate Student

Cordell Clark

Research Assistant


research: role of chromosome structure on intersister repair during meiosis

Fountane Chan

Undergraduate Researcher - CURE Fellowship


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

Anna Horacek

Undergraduate Researcher - OURS Fellowship


research: mechanisms of intersister recombination

Nicole Szczepanski

Undergraduate Researcher - VPRI Fellowship


research: defining the dynamics of crossover repair events during meiosis

Quincey Fish

Undergraduate Lab Assistant


research: general lab research support


Former Members


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

Jackie Helm


Undergraduate Researchers

Ali Cohen (UO)

Coohleen Coombes (SFSU; SPUR/MARC summer student)

Rachel David (UO Honors College) - medical scribe

Colin Maxwell (UO Honors College)

Brittany Owen (UO)

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