Christian Andino received his B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology from Ana G. Mendez University (Puerto Rico). Christian joined the Karch lab as a Postbaccalaureate in the summer of 2022 and is broadly interested in the functionality and maintenance of stem cells to better understand how diseases and conditions develop. In his free time, he likes to go to the gym, try a new restaurant, and explore green areas.
Roesha Andre received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her M.Sc from University of Michigan where she studied and monitored amyloid formation using fluorescence techniques. While completing her Masters, she gained expertise in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, particularly with a focus on aging interventions and neurodegeneration. In the Karch Lab she will work to advance efforts around the mechanisms and characterizations of the relationship between MS4A genes, soluble TREM2 (sTREM2) and microglial function in Alzheimer’s disease. In her free time she enjoys cooking, exploring nature with her dog, and dancing.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Bhagyashri Burgute completed her Ph.D from University of Cologne, Germany. During her scientific career, she has gained expertise in protein biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and RNA biology. In the Karch Lab her research is focused on aging dependent neurodegeneration. Bhagyashri is interested in inducing aging phenotype in iPSC derived cellular models of AD to assess its impact on disease progression.
In her free time, Bhagyashri enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and music.
Arthur Li is a graduate researcher with a BS in BME and CS, and currently working on his MS in BME. His major interests include biomedical image processing, machine learning, cardiac electrophysiology, and bioinformatics. Arthur is currently working on the cellular deconvolution project concentrating on improving microglia results.