People

Kohta Ikegami

Assistant Professor

Molecular Cardiovascular Division, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Email: kohta.ikegami@cchmc.org

Kaleigh Loveless

Undergraduate, The University of Cincinnati, Biomedical Engineering

Kaleigh is an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati studying biomedical engineering. Her research interest is in genetic engineering and understanding how diseases affect organisms. She finds interest in trying new things, enjoys challenging herself, and is originally from Knoxville, TN. 

Mason Griffith

Research Assistant

Mason is originally from Pikeville, Kentucky. He graduated in May of 2020 from EKU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, as well as attained minors in Anthropology and Chemistry. Mason has a passion for molecular mechanisms and loves to study diseases. Whenever he isn’t in the lab he likes to hike, write poetry, and attend drag shows.

Kumar Bogireddi

Research Assistant

Kumar received Master in Science (M.S.) in Molecular Biology from Umea University, Sweden. His research interest is the pathological mechanisms of laminopathies, a group of degenerative diseases caused by nuclear lamin gene mutations. The long-term goal is to find new treatment strategies for laminopathies. 

Former lab members

  • Omar Almakki (2018-2021, Undergrad, U Chicago)
  • Sunny Liu (2019-2020, Undergrad, U Chicago => Duke Med School)
  • Natalia Ayres (2018-2020, Undergrad, U Chicago)
  • Vera Beilinson (2018-2019, Undergrad, U Chicago => CalTech PhD)
  • Alexis Stutzman (2016-2018, Undergrad, U Chicago => UNC Chapel Hill PhD)
  • Stefano Secchia (2015-2016, Visiting master student, U Chicago => EMBL PhD)
  • April Liang (2013-2015, Undergrad, Princeton => UCSF Med School)