Lab Members

Access an archive of past members on the Group History page.

Candice Chang headshot.

Candice (Yuen Yan) Chang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute, Paris (2016-2020)

Ph.D., University of Hong Kong (2016)
B.Sc. , Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011)

Tel: 301-402-3657

Nicole Ellis headshot.

Nicole Ellis, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist
Research Fellow, NIH (2020-21)
Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH (2015-19)

Ph.D., Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison (2014)
B.Sc., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2008)

Tel: 301-451-2025

Ravi Pal headshot.

Ravi Pal, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India (2022)
M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India (2015)


Sabrina Bouchard headshot.

Sabrina Bouchard

Postbaccalaureate Student

B.Sc., University of Massachusetts Boston (2021)

Tel: 301-402-5856

Aisling Macaraeg headshot.

Aisling Macaraeg

B.S, University of Rhode Island (2023)

Tel: 301-402-5856

Group photo of Machner Lab.

Former Lab Members


  • Mary Thompson, Ph.D. (2021-23); Now Research Specialist at Robigo, Cambridge, MA
  • Stephanie Lehman, Ph.D (2017-22); Now Associate PI at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), Frederick MD
  • Katherine Bonnington, Ph.D. (2017-22); Now at Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Devanand Bondage, Ph.D. (2017-22); Now Research Specialist at MIT
  • Xiao Li, Ph.D. (2016-22); Now Staff Scientist at St. Jude’s Hospital, TN
  • Pei-Chung Lee, Ph.D (2014-2019); currently Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Eric Cheng, Ph.D (2013-2018); currently at Technology Transfer Center of NCI
  • Yi-han Lin, Ph.D (2012-2018);  thereafter Research Scientist at Craig Venter Institute
  • Byoungkwan Kim, Ph. (2013-2015); thereafter Assistant Senior Manager at Celltrion Healthcare
  • Ramona Neunuebel, Ph.D. (2009-2014); currently Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware.
  • Kimberly B. Decker, Ph.D. (2011-2014), thereafter Sr. Technical Applications Scientist, NanoString Technologies
  • Andrew Gaspar, Ph.D (2009-2014)


  • Summer Khan (2022-23); Now medical student at Albany Medical College, NY
  • Sarah Alsuleiman (2022-23); Now at Polaris Genomics, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jacob Olondo-Kuba (2020-22); Now medical student at Harvard University
  • Jessica Tung (2019-21); Now M.D./Ph.D. student at WUSTL
  • Claire Weinstein (2019-2020); Currently medical student at the University of Cincinnati
  • Kathryn Johnston (Postbac Student 2018-19)
  • Mitchell Lee (Postbac Student 2018-19)
  • Anne Davidson (Postbac Student 2017-18)
  • Katherine Gillis (Postbac Student 2016-17)
  • Alexandra Doms (Postbac Student 2014-16)
  • D'anna Nelson (Postbac Student 2014/15)
  • Timothy Evans (Postbac Student, 2010-12)
  • Yang Chen (Graduate Student, 2009-2011)

Summer Students

  • Darel Snead, Virginia Tech (2023)
  • Daniel Soliman (2021; virtual)
  • Alexandra McDonald (2021; virtual)
  • Erica Lopez-Haz (2018)
  • Jana Lu, Duke University (2016)
  • Simon Chen, Parkland High School (2016)
  • Maya Wilson, Gaithersburg High School (2015)
  • Kevin Lu (Special Volunteer) (2013-2014)
  • James Eaglesham, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2013)
  • Courtney Ramsey, Jackson State University, Mississippi (2013)
  • Jacqueline Brady, Saint Mary's College of Maryland (2012)
  • Stephanie Wayne, University of Florida (2012)
  • Aimee Zhang (2011)
  • Odile Kamanzi (2010)
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