Lab Members

You can see an Archive of past members on the Group History page.

Mary Thompson headshot.

Mary Thompson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2021)
B.S., Cornell University (2012)

tel: (301) 496-4315

Stephanie Lehman headshot.

Stephanie Lehman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore (2018)
B.Sc., Colorado State University (2010)

tel: (301) 496-4315

Candice Chang headshot.

Candice (Yuen Yan) Chang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

tel: (301) 451-2025

Jacob Olondo-Kuba headshot.

Jacob Olondo-Kuba

Postbaccalaureate Student

B.S. University of Maryland College Park

tel: (301) 402-3657

Current members of Machner Lab.

From left to right: Logan (outdoor explorer), Nicole Ellis, Jessica Tung, Jacob Olondo-Kuba, Candice Chang, Katherine Bonnington, Xiao Li, Yihan Lin (lab friend), Stephanie Lehman, Matthias Machner

Former Lab Members


  • 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)


  • Jessica Tung (2019-21); Now MD/PhD 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

  • 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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