Lab members


Darcie L. Moore

Ph.D Neuroscience, University of Miami (Jeffrey Goldberg lab)

Postdoc, ETH Zurich/University of Zurich (Sebastian Jessberger lab)

Darcie gets excited about connecting the dots in science, discovering new things, taking beautiful images, teaching, and getting to name another piece of equipment after a “Lord of the Rings” character. 


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lab manager extraordinaire

kayla ako-asare

B.S. Biology, Denison University

M.S. Molecular Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

In the Moore lab, I provide support to Dr. Moore, supervise the students, and manage the everyday activities and needs of the lab. What excites me about science is with each new discovery (be it small or great), as researchers, we are the first to learn of the new finding before it leaves the lab bench and is shared with the rest of the world. This interest in science bloomed during my childhood and has grown over the years. When not in lab, I love to bake, attempt DIY projects, and occasionally curl up with a classic novel!



chris morrow

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Dayton

Chris is a PhD student in the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program. He grew up in Cincinnati, OH and completed a B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH before coming to Wisconsin. Science is most exciting to Chris when it has more direct ties to human health and wellness. In his spare time you may find Chris adventuring, playing the guitar, or brewing beer.




B.S. Physiology, Northern Michigan University

My name is Tiaira, and I'm a graduate student in the Physiology program. I'm from Woodhaven, Michigan - a little suburb outside of Detroit. When I'm not in lab, I enjoy seeing live music, hiking, cooking, and I'm also a fan of happy hour. What excites me most about science is that much of it is an enigma - we as scientists possess the curiosity to uncover the inner workings of the world surrounding us. Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best - "A scientist is just a kid who never grew up."



jieun heo

Double Major:  Molecular Biology and Neurobiology with Honors

Lab member since 2016

My name is Jieun and I am a freshman from Whitefish Bay, WI who is interested in majoring in Molecular Biology and Neurobiology. I am fascinated by the ability to analyze organisms at the molecular level and apply this knowledge to the macro level. Science is a field of continuously expanding knowledge, and it is such a pleasure to be able to participate in this search for a higher understanding of our world. Outside of class, I play on the Women's Club Soccer Team and am an avid violinist. I also serve as an editor for an undergraduate science journal and enjoy music, photography, and spending time with friends.



Major:  Pharmacology and Toxicology/Certificate in Business

Lab member since 2017

Hey, I'm Eden. I'm originally from Ethiopia, but I've lived in different countries throughout my life. Besides traveling, I love reading, and anything that relates to music. School-wise, science has always been my passion. I see it as a way to find answers to the questions we have about life and nature. Anything I can do to further our understanding of this world is what I'm most interested in.


Elizabeth thompson

Major:  Neurobiology with Honors

Lab member since 2016

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, before my family moved to Wisconsin. In addition to studying endlessly, I love hot yoga, date night, and organizing my life. I am also passionate about science because of the endless applications it can have in our daily lives. Science has the power to affect anyone and everyone and being a part of that is extraordinary. I also love nerding out and being surrounded by others who do the same.



  Emma Neale : B.S. Genetics, Certificate in Business Management for Agricultural and Life Sciences  Lab member 2016-2017  Now: Clinical Research Analyst (PFS Clinical, Madison)

Emma Neale: B.S. Genetics, Certificate in Business Management for Agricultural and Life Sciences

Lab member 2016-2017

Now: Clinical Research Analyst (PFS Clinical, Madison)

  Michael Bray   Lab member 2016-2017

Michael Bray

Lab member 2016-2017

Kailee Kujawski

Lab member 2016-2018