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

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

Sabrina Bouchard headshot.

Sabrina Bouchard

Postbaccalaureate Student

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

tel: (301) 402-5856

Sarah Alsuleiman headshot.

Sarah Alsuleiman

Postbaccalaureate Student

B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha (2022)

tel: (301) 402-5856

Summer Khan headshot.

Summer Khan

Postbaccalaureate Student

B.S. University of Maryland, College Park

tel: (301) 402-5856

Current members of Machner Lab.

Farewell lunch at the Potomac River
Back Row (L to R): Sarah Alsuleiman, Mary Thompson
Middle: Summer Khan, Yuen Yan (Candice) Chang, Nicole Ellis
Front: Sabrina Bouchard, Matthias Machner

Former Lab Members


  • 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)


  • Jacob Olondo-Kuba (2020-22); Now medical student at Harvard University
  • 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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