WILL HORTON

Our illustrious leader & mentor (i.e. the guy who writes the grant applications).  Scott received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Oswego and his Ph.D. work was done at the University of Wisconsin.  His thesis was on the regulation of insect wing number and morphology by HOX proteins. He continued to work on appendage development, but now in mice, chicks and bats, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined the faculty of Yale in January of 2008.  When not in the lab he enjoys hiking, eating and reading.

Will is the former laboratory technician for the Weatherbee lab.  He received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Michigan State in 2004, and has since worked in behavioral & molecular neurogenetics labs in Michigan, Colorado and Oregon before joining the lab in 2008. 







KASEY JOY CHRISTOPHER

Kasey is a graduate student in the Department of Genetics.  She entered the Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development track of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program in Fall 2008 and joined the lab in Spring 2009.  Kasey received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (concentrating in Genetics and Development) from Cornell University in 2008.  Kasey spends her free time singing with The Citations (the co-ed a cappella group of Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), enjoying good food, and venturing through the great Connecticut outdoors with her family and dachshund. 

FORMER LAB MEMBERS

Stephanie was a former laboratory technician for the Weatherbee lab.  Born and raised in Massachusetts, Stephanie arrived at Yale after earning her Master's degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Connecticut in May 2009.  She previously attended Quinnipiac University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Biology with a Pre-Med concentration in 2007. 

STEPHANIE ANDRADE

SCOTT WEATHERBEE

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Emily is a graduate student in the Department of Genetics.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Fairfield University, after which she attended New York University where she received her Master’s in Biology and worked as a technician in the lab of Fabio Piano (and took some computer science classes in her free time). Emily started at Yale in the Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development track in the Fall of 2009, and joined the Weatherbee lab in the Spring of 2010. When not in lab, Emily enjoys cooking, baking, eating the things that she’s cooked and baked, and spending time with family and friends.

EMILY MIS

Sunjin is a postdoctoral associate in the Weatherbee lab.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and her Ph.D. from University of Kiel.  Sunjin’s thesis research focused on polycystic kidney disease in zebrafish.  In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.

SUNJIN LEE

Potential Postdocs, Graduate Students and Research Assistants

    Our lab uses forward genetic screens to identify new genes required for cell fate decisions in the mouse. Potential projects include mapping and characterization of current mutants coupled with genetic and physical interaction experiments to relate these novel genes to known pathways.

 

If you are interested in the lab, please contact:

Scott Weatherbee

Department of Genetics

Yale University School of Medicine

scott.weatherbee@yale.edu


Prospective graduate students who are interested in rotating through the laboratory should apply to the Combined Program in the Biological & Biomedical Sciences. We are currently part of the Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics & Development (MCGD) track.

Natasha is a graduate student in the Department of Genetics. She completed her undergraduate degree in Genetics and Development at Cornell University in 2011. Some of her early research experiences include work at the Jackson Laboratory as a summer student in summers 2008-2010 and an IRTA fellowship at NIH in 2011-2012. In the fall of 2012 Natasha entered Yale through the Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development track, and joined the Weatherbee lab in the spring of 2013. In her free time she likes being outdoors, and learning what Connecticut has to offer. Natasha also enjoys an occasional quiet evening in reading a book or working on the numerous knitting, quilting and other crafts projects.

Natasha Shylo

Daisy is a graduate student in the Department of Genetics. Daisy received her B.S. in Cell Biology from UC-Irvine in 2012.  During her time at UCI, Daisy studied the role of CSPGs in developmental signaling and patterning in Drosophila as well as the role of BMP signaling in the male reproductive system.  Moving to the East Coast, Daisy entered Yale through the Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development track, and joined the Weatherbee lab in the spring of 2013. Daisy enjoys cooking, doodling, and attempting impossible yoga poses in her free time. She also has a weakness for little owls.

Daisy Xin

Priya is a postdoctoral associate in the Weatherbee lab. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology from the University of Pune, India. Her PhD work was completed at the University of Cincinnati and her thesis focused on evolution of the olfactory system in response to host shift in the cactophilic Drosophila species, Drosophila mojavensis. She enjoys reading, painting, cooking and crocheting for fun.

Priya Date