Jonathan A. Kirk, PhD  
Associate Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Jonathan received his B.S. in Bioengineering at Washington State University (Go Cougs!), his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at University of Pittsburgh (Go Panthers), and his post-doctoral training in the division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (go... blue jays, I think). 
Marisa Stachowski, M.S. 
Graduate Student
mstachowski@luc.edu

Education: B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.S. from Southeastern Louisiana University

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of heart disease at the sarcomere level. Translational research.

Hobbies: Binge watching medical dramas

Fun fact: One time Marisa ate a Hungryman Family Size Portion of salisbury steak by herself in one sitting.
Mary Papadaki, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow
mpapadaki@luc.edu

Education: BSc, MRes, Ph.D. at Imperial College London 

Research Interests: Diabetes and heart failure

Hobbies: Running, eating, going to the beach

Fun fact: Before science, Mary wanted to become a theater producer!
Thomas Martin
Graduate Student
tmartin7@luc.edu


Education: B.S. in Biology from Madona University

Research Interests: Role of Bcl2-associated athanogene (BAG3) in the cardiac myofilament.

Hobbies: Running, reading.

Fun fact: Tommy is ambidextrous.
Nitha Aima Muntu
Graduate Student (MS)
naimamuntu@luc.edu

Education: B.S. in Microbiology from Washington State University

Research Interests: A little bit of everything at the moment

Hobbies: Hiking, exploring new places, and cooking.

Fun fact: Nitha likes "experimenting" with cooking.
Christine Delligatti
Graduate Student
cdelligatti@luc.edu

Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences from Webster University

Research Interests: TBD

Hobbies: Hiking and traveling, cooking, videogames and tabletop games, and reading.

Fun fact: Christine always restarts from her last save in Skyrim whenever her dog companion, Meeko, meets an untimely end. 
Hasitha Manohar, MD
CVRI Research Fellow
hmanohar@luc.edu

Education: Residency from Saint Peter's University Hospital/Rutgers University; MD from Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, India; MBBS from Dr. MGR State Medical University, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Interests: Cardio-Oncology

Hobbies: Swimming, dancing, traveling

Fun fact: In reviewing the times Hasitha missed flights, they were times when she was ready super early for the flight.
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Therese Davis
Research Technician
tdavis18@luc.edu

Education: B.A. in Biology from University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Pharmacological Modulation of Sarcomere Function

Hobbies: Teaching ballet, cooking, trying new restaurants

Fun fact: Therese has a cat named Cleo that loves to play fetch.
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Michaela Door
Lab Manager and Research Technician
mdoor@luc.edu

Education: B.S. in Biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: TBD

Hobbies: Snowboarding, camping, and crochet.

Fun fact: Michaela has seen over 60 artists live in concert.
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Andrei Zlobin
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Kiela Willis
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