People

Kohta Ikegami, Ph.D.

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. 

Briana Thomas, B.S.

Research Assistant

Briana is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She has a passion for molecular biology, and understanding the pathology of various diseases. Outside of the lab, she enjoys being outdoors, reading comic books, and trying new things. 

Kumar Bogireddi, M.S.

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. 

Bo Stoll

Undergraduate, Thomas More University (Biology), & Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) student at CCHMC

Bo is an undergraduate student at Thomas More University studying Biology with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He is interested in many different areas of biomedical research, especially neuroscience, molecular cardiovascular biology, and regenerative medicine. Bo loves to play golf and spend time with his family and friends.

Atsuki En, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Atsuki joined the Ikegami lab in 2022. Atsuki completed his Ph.D. at Yokohama City University in Japan.

Former lab members

  • Mason Griffith (2021, Research Assistant, CCHMC)
  • 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)