Lab Members

Mary Ann Stepp

Mary Ann Stepp, PhD
Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology
Professor of Ophthalmology (Secondary)


Dr. Stepp attended Simmons College in Boston, MA majoring in chemistry and nutrition. She conducted research as an undergraduate with Rena Mendelsohn, PhD and Agnes M. Huber, PhD at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston on nutrition and fetal alcohol syndrome and became interested in nutritional biochemistry.

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Sonali Oal-Ghosh

Sonali Pal-Ghosh, MS
Senior Research Scientist and Lab Manager


Gauri Tadvalkar

Gauri Tadvalkar, PhD
Research Associate


Alexa Williams

Alexa Williams, BS
Research Assistant


Past Lab Members

  • Dr. Adith Sekarin, Internal Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Ahdeah Pajoohesh-Ganji, Research Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, GWSMHS
  • Ms. Anjana Sekarin, 4th Year Medical Student, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Arpitha Parthasarathy, Biomedical Scientist at US Medical Innovations
  • Dr. Barba Koroma, Technical Information Specialist, NIH
  • Ms. Briana Kyne, 2nd Year Medical Student, UMBC Medical School
  • Dr. Drina Sta.Iglesia, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Frederick, MD
  • Ms. Hye-Young Oh, Student, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Kristen Losicco, Dermatology, Private Practice, East Moriches, NY
  • Dr. Lamise Rajjoub, Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics fellow and clinical instructor, UNC School of Medicine
  • Dr. Marcus Brown, Emergency Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Olga Volotskova, Medical Physics Resident, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY, NY
  • Dr. Purvi Gala, Optometry, Private Practice, Alexandria, VA
  • Mr. Raymond Hakh, 2nd Year Medical Student, VCU Medical School
  • Dr. Rosalyn Jurjus, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, GWSMHS
  • Dr. Sarah Palsen, Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA
  • Ms. Verna Lieberman, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Washington, DC