Rebecca Heald, PhD

POSTDOCS

Andy Lane, PhD

Andy is studying changes in chromosome biology throughout Xenopus embryonic development using CRISPR imaging libraries.
andylane@berkeley.edu

Chris Brownlee, PhD

Chris is interested in how the surface area to volume ratio of the cell controls mitotic spindle architecture.
brownlee@berkeley.edu

 

Lauren Slevin, PhD

Lauren is interested in how spindle assembly factors modulate microtubule nucleation activity and spindle morphology.
slevin@berkeley.edu

Romain Gibeaux, PhD

Romain uses Xenopus hybrids to investigate the consequence of hybridization on fundamental biological mechanisms including size scaling and mitosis.
romain.gibeaux@berkeley.edu

Xiao Zhou, PhD

Xiao recently joined the lab!
zhou.210@berkeley.edu

 

Mina Sun, PhD

Mina is a joint postdoc between the Heald and Bustamante labs working at the interface of in vitro cell biology and single-molecule biophysics.
m-sun@berkeley.edu

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Andrew Grenfell

Andrew is interested in the function of mitotically relevant noncoding RNAs. He is also developing automated approaches to analyze the Xenopus egg extract spindle.
awgrenfell@berkeley.edu

Kelly Miller

Kelly is broadly interested in mechanisms of cell division and size control in amphibians, most recently using the small pipid Hymenochirus boettgeri.

kellym@berkeley.edu

LAB ALUMNI

Magalena Strzelecka (postdoc) - Software Engineer, Qiagen

Marina Ellefson Crowder (postdoc) - Assistant Teaching Professor, UC Davis

Sharon Guo (undergraduate) - Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara

Matt Good (postdoc) - Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Kara Helmke (graduate student) - Education Coordinator, UCSF

Jeremy Wilbur (postdoc) - Scientist, Stem CentRx

Evan Whitehead (undergraduate) - Research Assistant, Google-X

Anne-Lore Schlaitz (postdoc) - Independent Scientist, University of Heidelberg

Steve Bird (graduate student) - Scientist, Thermo-Fisher

Esther Kieserman (postdoc) - Biological Sales Specialist, Nikon

Blake Riggs (postdoc) - Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

Daniel Levy (postdoc) - Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming

David Halpin (postdoc) - Paramedic fireman, Bay Area

Kieren Patel (graduate student) - CEO, Opticent Health

Jonathan Soderholm (postdoc) - Assistant Professor, Yonsei University

Rose Loughlin (graduate student) - Senior Manager, Biogen

Benjamin Freedman (graduate student) - Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Petr Kalab (postdoc) - Investigator, NCI-NIH

Eva Hannak (postdoc) - Patent Agent, Morrison & Foerster

Michael Blower (postdoc) - Assistant Professor, Mass General Hospital/Harvard

Aaron Van Hooser (postdoc) - Senior Scientist, Selventa

Tom Maresca (graduate student) - Assistant Professor, UMASS Amherst

Renée Deehan (graduate student) - R&D Senior Vice President, Selveneta

Sharat Gadde (graduate student) - High School Teacher, Miramonte High School

Priya Prakash Budde (graduate student) - Reviews Editor, Journal of Cell Biology

Sadie Wignall (graduate student) - Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Ahna Skop (postdoc) - Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

 

 

 

Heald Lab- oldies but Goodies!

 

Heald Lab 2013

 

 

 

Halloween 2013- Swiss Theme

 

 

Heald Lab 2012

 

 

 

Halloween 2012- Run DMC

 

 

Heald Lab 2009

 

 

Halloween 2009- Three bean salad

 

 

Heald Lab 2008

 

Heald Lab 2006

 

Heald Lab 2005

 

Heald Lab 2003

 

Heald Lab 2002

 

Heald Lab 2001