Laura G. Schuettpelz, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Schuettpelz was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Creighton University, she completed a PhD in molecular biology from Northwestern University. With a desire to combine her passion for science and an interest in clinical medicine, she then pursued an MD at Northwestern University as well. Dr. Schuettpelz came to Washington University in 2005 for her Pediatrics residency and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She completed her postdoctoral work with Dr. Daniel Link in 2013 and opened her own laboratory at Washington University.

Zev Greenberg

Graduate Student

Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Zev joined the Schuettpelz lab in December 2016 as the lab’s first graduate student! He is a student in the Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology program. Zev received his bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in 2016, majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, where his thesis research focused on measuring carcinogens in coal-tar based asphalt sealant. His undergraduate research also included elucidating the function of the transcription factor Scalloped in Drosophila wing development. Currently, Zev’s graduate work involves investigating the role of the tetraspanin CD53 in hematopoiesis.

Luana Chiquetto Paracatu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Luana received her master's degree in Hematology in 2012, and completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from São Paulo State University in 2016. Her research was focused on neutrophils and NADPH oxidase drug discovery. She came to St. Louis in 2018 as a postdoctoral visiting researcher, where she worked on the NADPH oxidase role in inflammation, before joining the Schuettpelz research group in 2019 to pursue hematopoietic stem cells research focused on the role of TLR signaling in HSCs.

Alicia Bach

Clinical Fellow

Alicia is from Dallas, TX, and completed her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. She then did her MD at the University of Texas Medical School and residency in pediatrics from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She joined the lab in 2019, and her research is focused on understanding the role of the tetraspanin CD53 in regulating malignant B lymphocyte development. Using human leukemia cells, she is exploring the potential role of this protein as a new therapeutic target in B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In her free time, Alicia enjoys spending time with her dog Monty, reading a good book, and binging Netflix.

Qian Dong

Research Technician

Qian joined the Schuettpelz lab in June 2019 as a research technician. She received her Master’s degree from the Huazhong Agricultural University in China.

Nate Roundy

Research Technician

Nate graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in biology. His wife, Cassi, is a student at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Some of his hobbies include spending time with his wife, trying out new recipes, and playing basketball. He also loves traveling and seeing different parts of the world.

Rachel Bartnett

Undergraduate Student

Former Lab Members

Darlene Monlish, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Darlene is currently a staff scientist at the University of Pittsburgh.

Angela Herman, MD

Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Angie is currently faculty at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, IN

Sima Bhatt

Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Sima is currently faculty at Washington University/SLCH

Molly Romine

Research Technician

Luke Keller

Research Technician

Katie Leonard

Research Technician

Dagmar Ralphs

Research Technician

May Xac

Undergraduate Researcher

Lauren Bendesky

Undergraduate Researcher

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